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Country Estate in Doukades, Corfu (olive press)

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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You are very welcome in a house which counts more than two centuries! It was built in early 19th century to house a French officer while Corfu was under Napoleon's command. Right after Waterloo, the house was lived by a British officer. Around 1850 it was bought by our family to whom it belongs until today. The house is a typical sample of the architecture of what in Corfu was known under the French word “mas”. A village house, owned by wealthy families having –mainly- olive yards, in order to survey the agricultural works, was a must. When our ancestors bought this house, they added the olive press and the stable so to make it suitable for this purpose. The olive press was in full function until 1960! Recently, the olive press and the stable were restored and altered into apartments deco...You are very welcome in a house which counts more than two centuries! It was built in early 19th century to house a French officer while Corfu was under Napoleon's command. Right after Waterloo, the house was lived by a British officer. Around 1850 it was bought by our family to whom it belongs until today. The house is a typical sample of the architecture of what in Corfu was known under the French word “mas”. A village house, owned by wealthy families having –mainly- olive yards, in order to survey the agricultural works, was a must. When our ancestors bought this house, they added the olive press and the stable so to make it suitable for this purpose. The olive press was in full function until 1960! Recently, the olive press and the stable were restored and altered into apartments decorated with the original antique furniture, ready to host our friends or anyone who would like to visit this beautiful house! The olive press has been transformed into a loft, with two bedrooms, separated with curtains from the rest of the space, a living-room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The house can accommodate 5 persons, in one double bed, and three single beds. We have tried to preserve the unique atmosphere of the old olive press, so inside the house you will find some old equipment, such as the mill and the press. Apart from the olive press, the stable has also been renovated into a 4-persons apartment. Together the olive press and the stable can host up to 9 persons, ideal for a big family or a big company. You can refer to the listing titled 'Country Estate in Doukades, Corfu (the stable)'. We may daily provide you, at an extra cost, with fresh cow's milk, eggs, greenery etc. We hope you find it interesting and we wish you a very pleasant sojourn! The owners, Sofia and Alda VarthiMore
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Alda & Sofia V
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

I always try to spend holidays in appartments or houses to enjoy a little splendid isolation from the noise and society. Also these places give a chance to get a grip on the local atmosphere. The trip to Corfu was a last minute decision and...More

Date of stay: August 2014
4  Thank DrAtkari
Reviewed 30 August 2019
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Date of stay: August 2019
Happiness553027, VR Owner at Country Estate in Doukades, Corfu (olive press), responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a loft?YesNoUnsure
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km
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