The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis

Kefalonia

Traditional farmhouse close to Fiskardo in idyllic surroundings and walking distance to Fiskardo

The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis is situated in an idyllic position nestled into a valley close to the fishing village of Fiskardo. This large farmhouse was once an imposing home within the village and many of its original features have been beautifully restored such as the walled garden, old wine press and bread oven.

The main front entrance is on the upper level of the house where there is a very spacious and airy living room with very comfortable furnishings. There are three bedrooms on this level: A double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; a twin bedroom with doors leading to the garden; and a double bedroom with king-size bed featuring exposed wooden beams and a lovely balcony. These two bedrooms share a large family bathroom. Stairs lead up to the attic 'sofita' level where there is a twin bedroom set under the eaves which is suitable for children due to the low height ceiling. From the front door, there is a covered verandah with walled seating with a view right across the valley to the old church. 

A staircase leads to the ground floor level where there is a country kitchen which is well equipped including Nespresso machine, as well as a separate dining room, a guest WC and utility room. Outside the kitchen and a new feature for the 2020 season is an gas barbecue and kitchen-style worktop in the garden.

The property has air-conditioning in all three bedrooms, the sofita (attic) bedroom, and the living area on the ground floor. The villa has WIFI, DVD and TV.

The farmhouse sits perfectly within its rural surroundings and has a surprising amount of outside space so that children can play happily and adults can find a peaceful area of the garden to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the setting. From the kitchen, a sweet little door leads out to a lovely walled garden planted with fruit trees with outdoor dining area. Wide stone steps with a railing lead up to the pool area where there is also a small private pool (7.5m x 3m) with plenty of sun loungers and a lovely view to the church. 

The property is situated in the hamlet of Phsilithria which sits above the fishing village of Fiskardo. A 15 min walk through the countryside brings you to the traditional village of Antipata with its café, taverna and village shop. In the other direction, a 20 min walk downhill along an old mule path through the pine trees brings to you to Fiskardo itself with its array of restaurants, cafes and shops along the harbour front. Within a 25 min walk is a very pretty little beach close to Foki Bay. In fact the farmhouse is in a perfect spot for walkers and hikers to enjoy many of the mapped walks of the area. Some of the most idyllic beaches of the island are within a 10 min drive including Dafnoudi, Alaties with its excellent beach bar/restaurant and Aghios Jerousalim with the also excellent Odysseas’s taverna.

This property is a rare find - an individual and unique property in authentically Greek surroundings. The owners have told their story of how Bourisis was refurbished and the history surrounding this incredibly charming property. Please click below.

Facilities

Private pool
BBQ
Wifi
AC
Walkable to beach
Walkable to taverna
Secluded
Suitable for Honeymoons
Baby Cot
High Chair
Laundry
Dishwasher
iPod Friendly
DVD Player
TV
Hairdryer
Safe
Boat Hire
Tennis

Prices

Sleeps 8
Deposit 40%
2 - 16 May£ 1400/week
16 - 23 May£ 1800/week
23 - 30 May£ 2400/week
30 May - 11 July£ 2600/week
11 - 18 July£ 3000/week
18 July - 29 Aug£ 3600/week
29 Aug - 12 Sept£ 2800/week
12 - 26 Sept£ 2400/week
26 Sept - 10 Oct£ 1800/week
10 - 31 October£ 1400/week

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Available
Booked
change-over day in July/August Saturday or Sunday. Other months flexible.
7 nights minimum

Reviews

Downing Family arrived 29 Sept 2019
Just 10 minutes drive from the chic bustle of Fiscardo, Bourisis is a haven of tranquility. Beyond the walls you have the rustic charm of an ancient Greek hamlet – all gnarly olive trees and stone ruins. Inside it’s clean, tasteful British design - no gloomy dark wood here. If you’re lucky you’ll see (and hear) the goatherd with his 350-strong flock chiming their way down the valley. Completely recommended. Downing family. September 2019 

K. Bickley arrived 17 Sept 2019
We had a fantastic family holiday in The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis. The restoration of the building has been completed to a really high standard and offers spacious family accommodation with nice discreet seating areas to enjoy some quiet downtime as well as plenty of seating and shade poolside. The furnishings are stylish, robust and comfortable. The modern conveniences such as the air conditioning, washing machine, kitchen equipment and electrical appliances were much appreciated as we like to cook and had an 8 month old grandson with us. Local tavernas, supermarkets , bakeries and beaches are within a 20-40 minute walk, which is doable even with a baby buggy. Foki, Daphnudi and Emlisi beaches are particularly good. After a hard day on the beach relaxing and swimming in the crystal clear warm water, a taxi back to the farmhouse from Fiscardo is reasonable at 8 euros. Highlights of our holiday were kayaking, hiring a small motorboat to check out the small coves and a boat trip to Ithica for the day with swim stops and lunch. 

Graham B. arrived 3rd August 2019
Farmhouse Bourisis was a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful house in a peaceful location. Worked perfectly for us. The benefit of staying in a tastefully modernised old property is that with its thick Limestone walls it stays so much cooler than a modern villa.

We enjoyed exploring the local beaches/coves (all quite small but very pretty); particularly Dafnoudi, Alaties and Jerusalem.

Fiskardo was lovely in the evenings with all the yachts moored right up against the harbour walls, no cars allowed and lots of restaurant choices. Closer to the villa we liked The Stone House (El Petrino) restaurant in Antipata - nice to have that quieter option.

Car hire was perfect thanks. Kokolis were there to meet us, were very friendly and made sure we knew where we were going. Car was of good quality.

So again a great holiday. Thank you PGV. We shall book again! 

Martin C. arrived 17 August 2019
We had a great holiday, thank you. I dont think we have any suggestions as to how it could be better. The only downside of the house is the top/fourth bedroom which has very low ceilings. The children did a week each up there. Otherwise the house is lovely and we often walked into Fiskardo. 

Michele M. arrived 10 August 2019
We had a wonderful week at Bourisis, loved the villa, the location and getting to know the Fiskardo area by land and by sea. 

Ed L. Arrived 3rd July 2019
We had a great time at the Farmhouse, everything was lovely and the small issue we had was dealt with very promptly, so thanks to the support team too. 

Katy J. arrived 13 July 2019
Thanks, we loved it. Kefalonia is beautiful and Bourisis lived up to
expectations and was very relaxing too. I m already looking if we can go back to Kefalonia this summer! The villa was very well equipped and easy to be in. Loved the pool, loved the different areas of the garden. It was a bit remote (which we knew), but still easy to get places and we did walk to the little village and into Fiscardo a couple of times, and had a car. It was easy and thank you for booking the car and the boat hire. The boat I think was our best day. 

Keen Family, August 2018

We had a marvellous time in the villa thank you- it was absolutely beautiful, the fixtures and fittings and decor inside and out were all of such a high standard, and so clean, it was absolutely super. Such a fantastic location too, being so private but able to walk to Antipata or Fiskardo was just perfect for us.

Doerr Family, August 2018

We have just returned from our two weeks on Kefalonia and have had the most wonderful holiday - thank you! Once again, thank you for helping to organise our two villa trip to Kefalonia - we will definitely be returning to this gorgeous island! 

 Phillips Family, June 2018

We loved our stay in the farmhouse at Bourisis from the 18th to the 28th June, everything was perfect the villa was truly lovely and there was everything there we needed,thank you so much.

Turnbull Family, June 2018

We had a lovely holiday at the Villa. It’s so pretty and very well equipped. All the staff we met were really helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend your company to others. I just wish we had longer in Kefalonia so we will have to come back.