Pretty Greek Villas
Fishermans Cottage
Kefalonia

Once a humble fisherman’s house, now a pretty little stone cottage with pool, surrounded by ancient olive trees and stunning views across the sea to Ithaka.

A little gem for a family of four. A reminder of the simple things that make Greece such a special place.

Walking distance to the beach and a short drive to the sought after town of Fiskardo this former fisherman’s cottage has been tastefully and sensitively restored making the most of traditional techniques and materials of the island - thick stone walls, terracotta roof tiles, wooden windows and doors protected by little wooden shutters feature throughout the property.

The cottage is surrounded by a private garden filled with herbs, citrus trees, fruit trees and olives which infuse the surroundings with heady scents throughout the summer months. The whole property is a constant reminder of the essential ingredients which make the Mediterranean such a wonderful place.

A wooden doorway, protected by a glass porch provides a charming entrance to the main living space. An open plan room with vaulted wooden ceiling painted in a serene almond shade and wonderful old stone flagging gives this living, dining and kitchen space a traditional and simple yet artistic feel. The furniture is in keeping with the property and blends perfectly with the traditional charm. Wooden table and chairs, a wooden sofa with scatter cushions in abundance, cooking utensils and pots hung from a cast iron griddle suspended over the kitchen area, a pretty plate rack on the wall, all stylishly positioned -nothing too fussy, everything a pleasant reminder of cozy island life. Modern amenities haven’t been forgotten - a TV and DVD will keep the children content.

The kitchen is small but perfect for a family of four, containing all modern conveniences including dishwasher. It features a lovely old marble sink surrounded by beautiful antique tiles that come from the Neo-classical period. These maroon and black tiles blend superbly with the pale shades of the interior.

Also on the ground level is the master bedroom which has been built on the surrounding rocks which protrude into the space making an unusual but stunning feature. The room is elegantly lit with conveniently placed reading lamps, and the antique carved wooden bed has a comfortable modern mattress. Next door is a WC and shower where the theme of the house has been continued.

Wooden stairs painted a matt grey lead to the upper level and an old oar on the wall is a reminder of the property’s history. Upstairs, a lovely twin bedroom awaits with painted wooden floor and ceiling. There are twin beds which can be conveniently rearranged in the event of two couples occupying the property. This upper bedroom benefits from its own bathroom which has a WC and shower.

Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and the living room is cooled by a ceiling fan. The walls of the property are thick and made of stone so the property maintains a perfect temperature even in the height of the summer. The cottage also has Bluetooth speakers so guests can access their own music collection.

Outside, the garden is host to a 600 year old olive tree which is large enough to support a hammock within its branches. Old stone walls break up the space creating several terraced levels, each providing the perfect spot for a particular summer activity. The pool terrace with its 8 x 4.5 meter swimming pool is surrounded by stone flagging and teak loungers. The dining terrace, conveniently located near the kitchen, is perfect for al-fresco meals with views of the sea and neighbouring island of Ithaka. Another area shaded by the surrounding trees is a perfect spot to curl up with a favourite book or for a game of backgammon accompanied by a glass of chilled ouzo. Fruit and citrus trees abound including lemons, oranges, apricots and almonds and the heady scent on a summer’s day is delicious.

A short walk away through the trees is a delightful cove and beach. The picturesque fishing village of Fiskardo is only a 5 minute drive away and boats can be hired from the harbour. There are many beautiful beaches and pretty villages to explore on this side of the island by hired boat or car.

So many wonderful, simple delights can be sampled by guests who stay at the Fisherman’s House in this unspoiled and enchanting area of Kefalonia, nestled among ancient olives and surrounded by verdant cypress forests and indigenous flowers.

Facilities

Private pool

BBQ

Wifi

AC

Walkable to beach

Sea View

Secluded

Suitable for Honeymoons

Baby Cot

High Chair

Dishwasher

DVD Player

TV

Hairdryer

Boat Hire
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Booked
Change over day - Saturday or Sunday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights
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