The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis
Traditional farmhouse surrounded by idyllic nature within walking distance to Fiskardo
Traditional farmhouse surrounded by idyllic nature within walking distance to Fiskardo
The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis is situated in an idyllic position nestled in a verdant valley above the harbour of Fiskardo on the northern coast of Kefalonia. This large farmhouse was once an imposing home within the village and many of its original features have been beautifully restored including 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 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 balcony overlooking the garden. 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 veranda with walled seating and a view across the valley to the old church.
A staircase leads to the ground floor level where there is a well-equipped country kitchen, which includes a Nespresso machine, a separate dining room, a guest WC and utility room. Outside the kitchen, and a new feature for the 2021 season, is a new outside gas barbecue area with kitchen-style worktop.
The property has air-conditioning in all three bedrooms, the sofita (attic) bedroom, and the dining area on the ground floor. The house 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 tranquillity of the setting. From the kitchen, a sweet little door leads to an outdoor dining area, situated under a pergola providing shade from the daytime sun, and pretty walled garden planted with fruit trees. Hidden away in the corner of the garden is the old wine press which the owners have converted into a large cushioned day bed. Wide stone steps, with a railing, lead up to the pool area where there is a small private pool (7.5m x 3m) with plenty of sun loungers and an elevated view across the garden to the church.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Psilithrias which sits above the harbour of Fiskardo. A short walk through the countryside brings you to the traditional village of Antipata with its cafÃ©, taverna and village shop. Fiskardo with its array of restaurants, cafes and shops along the harbour front can also be reached on foot within about 20 mins via a beautiful path through the countryside.
All guests can enjoy the surrounding nature which is rich in trees, wild flowers and aromatic herbs, and for the more adventurous in spirit, walkers and hikers can access the ancient mule paths of 'Erisos' that criss-cross this valley including a stunning hike through pristine nature to Kimilia beach within about 30 mins.
Some of the most idyllic beaches of the island are close by including Emblissi beach, Alaties with its lovely taverna and Aghios Jerousalim with the excellent Odysseasâ€™s taverna.
This property is a rare find - an individual and unique property set in quintessentially Greek countryside.
Leslie Family arrived 17 July 2021
The Old Farmhouse of Bourisis was a joy. The design and interior of the house was very tasteful and a clear amount of love and huge effort was put in by the owners. We wouldn't change anything. Really convenient for Fiscardo. The perfect home for a family in this beautiful part of Kefalonia.
MacKenzie family arrived 3 July 2021
We have been so smitten by Bourisis that nothing will ever compare!
The Farmhouse is simply stunning and it is obvious that much care and love has gone into the work to bring it to where it is now.
Davis Family arrived 26 July 2020
We have just returned from our first, but hopefully not last, visit to Farmhouse Bourisis. What a truly stunning property in a fabulous location. The owners have done an amazing job restoring the farmhouse, retaining many original features whilst adding some beautiful modern design touches. Having stayed in a number of villas in Kefalonia, Bourisis stands out as the best by far! We were a party of 8 people and it accommodated us comfortably. Everything about the place is fab; beautiful pool area, with lovely seating and umbrellas and many shady nooks to sit and read out of the sun - we particularly enjoyed the day bed for star gazing and saw many shooting stars! If youâ€™re looking for a beautiful property in a quiet spot but within a short distance of the gorgeous Fiskardo then I wouldnâ€™t hesitate to recommend Farmhouse Bourisis. Yamas!
Colin Y. arrived 2 August 2020
We had a lovely time. The farmhouse is very nice and we really liked the North end of the island. It is the first time we have been to kefalonia and have been very impressed by the friendly people, some great food, and the lack of over-tourism.
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.