Family home close to Corfu town
La Chataîgne is located on a green hillside, covered with cypresses and olive trees. The house has a strategic position as it is only 10 minutes away from the historical town of Corfu and 20 minutes from the beaches. This is a real family home, open, warm and welcoming, with views over the sea and the old fortress of Corfu. Built with natural materials (stone, iron, wood, old bricks) there reigns a soft and relaxing atmosphere.
The rooms are spacious, allowing all guests to find their own place without disturbing the others. The house is surrounded with terraces and shaded pergolas giving several options for meals or drinks. The large swimming pool in the garden is sufficiently distant to allow to have a quiet siesta while others choose to swim.
Totally restored in 2015, it was designed by an architect constantly in search of harmony and quality but also looking for advanced technology, offering comfort while enabling low power consumption in order to preserve the environment. The house is fully equipped with all the needed appliances and has one master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a powder room. The very spacious office in the master suite allows to work in absolute peace with the inspiration of the 180 degrees view over sea.
The proximity of the beautiful and welcoming historical center offers several interests and activities. Corfu is a small town of 30 000 inhabitants, very lively all year round. The city received the Venetian imprint, with small alleys full of charm, lots of taverns, restaurants, cafes and small shops of every kind. The inhabitants are called ‘Corfiots’ and love to meet each other on the streets, have a chat, sip an ouzo with 'pikilia' (plate with nibbles), read their paper and take time to enjoy life. There prevails a very mediterranean atmosphere with a friendly, gentle and absolutely non violent attitude. The island has several museums, palaces and fortresses which are worth visiting.