Portokali Cottage is a unique building. It is nestled into the hillside with a private swimming pool in a beautifully walled and secluded terraced area with views stretching down a wooded, rural valley to the sea. The cottage has been carefully restored to preserve its original features; the interior boasts authentic cypress beams and wooden flooring. It is located at the edge of the small village of Agrilias with views stretching down to the sea at Cape Dafnoudi. Wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed from the terraces which surround the building. The cottage provides an ideal holiday setting for those who appreciate rustic charm combined with modern comfort. Downstairs, the open plan kitchen and living room are carved out of rock and thus remain cool during the hot summer months. Upstairs, the two large bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings of locally sourced cypress beams. The wooden floors are painted in soothing Mediterranean blues and greens; beautiful Killim rugs provide character and colour. The cottage is located in a large, mature, terraced garden which offers both space and privacy in a setting of natural beauty combining both the green valley and sea views.However, the picturesque port of Fiscardo with its plethora of quayside restaurants and cafes is only a 10 minute drive away. The village of Manganos is a 5 minute walk away and has two village stores and local tavernas. The nearest beach, Alaties, is a 5 minute drive away. M.H.T.E. 08 30 K 10 00 08823 01
Portokali Cottage (Orange Tree Cottage) near Fiscardo, Cephalonia, Kefalonia, Greece - Idyllic location on edge of a small village overlooking an uninhabited, peaceful valley.
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Why Abigail chose Fiskardo
The cottage gives travellers the opportunity to stay in a unique and individual property, unlike so many found in holiday brochures. It is full of character and ideal for those who are searching for a more unusual place to stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful rural surroundings due to its location at the end of a track on the edge of a small village with views stretching down an uninhabited valley.
Pool / Spa
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A beautiful and relaxing haven
Portokali Cottage is perfectly situated in a small village close to two great beaches and the buzzy town of Fiskardo. The house is well equipped and furnished with great care and attention to detail. The two bedrooms are very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would highly recommend it for others.
Fantastic holiday in a peaceful and beautiful house
The cottage is in a great setting; 10 minutes from Fiskardo and within easy reach of some beautiful beaches e.g. Dafnoudi, Agia Jerusalem and Alaties all of which were great for snorkelling. We can also highly recommend hiring a boat from Regina in Fiskardo and doing a day trip to Ithaca. On the way to the airport we stopped off in Argostoli and saw the loggerhead turtles which was an amazing experience.
Nick and Abi we’re great; very welcoming and on hand for any questions.
A good as ever!!
Our favourite cottage in the world! We can't fault it.
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location
My husband and I recently spent two glorious weeks at this beautiful cottage. Well equipped, totally private and lovely views over the valley and lemon, fig and orange trees in the garden. We had to drag ourselves away from the cottage to do some exploring around the island and decided that where we were was the best place to be. It was less than 10 minutes drive to the pretty harbour of Fiskardo where we enjoyed many morning coffees and evening meals in the wide range of restaurants. We highly recommend this property!
A Precious Gem
We searched high and low for our dream cottage, when we found this on on homeaway we hoped we'd found it. From the moment we arrived we knew we had. The location is first rate, the view is breathtaking, the gardens well established and gorgeous. The pool area is beautifully done, the perfect place to sunbathe and cool off. The house is just our cup of tea, it is decorated throughout with such style, it's cool downstairs, and airy upstairs. We loved our time here, thank you Abi and Nick for the holiday of a lifetime.
Great stay in loviingly restored house
Excellent accommodation - comfortable and light - lovely stone work and wooden beams. Good food nearby and secluded beaches for swimming.
Nearest beach is Alaties, five minutes by car or 20 minutes walk. Aghia Jerausalem beach is seven minutes by car or a 30 minutes walk. Foki Beach is 10 minutes by car, 40 minutes on foot. All of these beaches have a small taverna. The village of Manganos is approximately 1.5 kms away (a 5 min walk) and has a general store which sells a wide range of products from bread to swimming goggles! It also has a well stocked fruit and vegetable shop. There are two restaurants in the village; Ionio Restaurant is a well established and very popular taverna with delicious Greek cuisine. It has a weekly buffet night and a weekly Greek music evening. The other restaurant is a small grilled fish taverna in a picturesque, old establishment.
Argostoli Airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes from the house. The sea port of Sami is around 40 minutes away. A hire car is essential - we email detailed driving directions before arrival.
Village of Manganos with 2 tavernas, general store and a greengrocer is ten minutes walk up hill or a 2 minute drive. Fiscardo is a 10 minutes drive, Aghia Effimia a 40 minutes drive, Sami a 40 minutes drive and the capital Argostoli an hours drive. All timings approximate.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: 25% payable on booking and balance 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Flexible Changeover dates are flexible but we prefer that guests don't arrive on Saturday. Guests are asked to leave the property by around 10am and arrive after 3pm. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in UK pounds and based on 4 people sharing the cottage. However, prices can be paid in euros, at the prevailing exchange rate.