Sea or mountain, beach or walking? You decide

Sea or mountain, beach or walking? You decide

Malcolm

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

My house is 8 minutes by bike or car (or a 25 minute walk) away from one of the best beaches in the North West of the lovely Greek island of Corfu, yet only 20m away from part of the Corfu walking trail, 220km of marked ways to walk the island. It is simply, but comfortably furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen, containing oven, dish-washer, large fridge-freezer, Gaggia coffee machine, kettle, toaster. A utility room holds a washing machine, iron and ironing board, with outdoor clothing for the winter (December-February) months. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, two wardrobes, french doors onto the terrace, and also a small balcony with sea-views. The second bedroom has a single wardrobe and two single beds, with access also to the terrace. All main doors are equipped with mosquito blinds. The living room has a wood-burning stove, sofa, and two Ikea wooden armchairs. The bathroom has a shower. The house has four air-conditioning units that even in summer I have never used, as living room and bedrooms have very effective ceiling fans, and the thick stone walls keep the inside temperature from getting too hot in summer. Outside is an enclosed terrace, some peripheral decking, a large dining table ad sun umbrella, chairs, two recliners and two deck-chairs. At night, apart from the occasional dog barking, it is completely silent . In the morning, you will be woken by the cock crowing. During the summer season (April - end October) there are many excellent possibilities for eating/drinking within 5km, including two cafes and one family restaurant in the next village, 2km away.

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  1. Retired professional, enjoy my home for 8 months every year and travel during the remainder

  2. Love cycling, walking, swimming, singing, playing the guitar, listening to music and reading

  3. My home reflects my life, simple, relaxed and comfortable. I enjoy having family and friends stay, and enjoy meeting friends and family in other parts of the world.

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Where is it?

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The house is situated in the North West of Corfu, surrounded by olive groves and Cyprus trees. Prinilas used to be one of the administration centres during the 350 year Italian occupation of the island, and some of the village houses reflect this. It is now a sleepy village, yet apart from being situated close to one of the best beaches on the island, it’s location allows easy access to other resorts within 5-10 km, and to Corfu town, 30km away, where there are many fine restaurants, cafes, bars, a marina, a port with ships to the mainland and to Italy, some excellent shopping, and bustling, year -round activity. A section of the Corfu trail (220km total) runs 20m away from my house, and particularly in the north of the island provides excellent walking through often quite hilly and mountainous countryside. Pagi, the nearest village 2km away, has a lovely gift shop/cafe, a few metres away is Jimmy’s 007 Cafe, made famous during the James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only”, when Roger Moore drove a bright yellow 2CV along the Pagi road.. Opposite, is a very good restaurant serving typical Greek food. St George (Ag Giorgos) just 4km away, has a lovely beach, some excellent restaurants, especially for sea-food, and cafes. It is 10 minutes by bike/car or a lovely 25 minute walk through the olive groves along the Corfu trail.

Buzzy restaurants
St George Bay, Fisherman’s Cabin, Afionas, Arillas - all within 10-20 minute drive
Cozy cafés
St George Cafe, the best coffee and ice-cream, snacks, a view to die for and excellent English-speaking service. Many in Corfu town.
Retail therapy
Corfu town+++
Bit of culture
Corfu town, Museum of Asiatic Art, Old Fort, Achillion Palace
Walks in the park
Corfu trail, all 220km (or parts of), Corfu town bay, Mon Repos Villa and Gardens.
Spot of exercise
Cycling (two eBikes available), walking, swimming
Day tripping
Paleokastritsa, Angelkastro, Kassiopi, Nymfes, Old Pirithia, Two-bays, Ano Korakiana, Loutses and Spartilas, Nisaki and Barbati.: all in the north. Corfu town, Mon Repos villa and gardens, Achillion Palace, Petriti, Potami/Lefkimi in the South.

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