|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Walk down the hill to the village of Kavalaraina and you will immediately feel the village has not changed much from the 1920's. The setting is peaceful, even more so of this little cottage which is tucked away and barely seen even from the centre of the village. Enter the cottage and the feeling of space is surprising. The skylight of the sitting area makes the room bright. The high-ceiling bedroom gives the guests space & comfort. Nausica house is a rare opportunity to experience real village life in such close proximity to the sea. The original stone oven (ognistra), the original chest of drawers, the crockery cabinet on the wall, the built-in sofas & bed all give a bit of the history & offer sufficient comfort. Like the rest of the village, the views to Agni are interrupted. The fuchsia bougainvillea offers a bright contrast to the ocean blue. The cottage is only 400m walk to Agni bay & is ideal for couples wishing to explore the north east of Corfu & in particular walkers.
We really enjoyed our stay in Nancy’s cottage. It was clean on our arrival and fairly easy to find. Nancy was a helpful host prior to our arrival and very kindly posted back some clothes that we had left there afterwards - I would definitely recommend her property.
The cottage is the perfect size for a couple and has a spacious upstairs bedroom and living room area and a lovely terrace with chickens overlooking Agni bay where we usually ate our breakfast. We didn’t cook anything in the kitchen because it was so hot but it had enough plates/cutlery etc for our needs. Although there are fans upstairs, we did find the cottage very hot to sleep in and we did wish there had been air conditioning.
The location is good, although I would recommend having a car to get to restaurants and the beach, especially if you are too lazy to walk in the heat like we were! The cottage is in a totally unspoilt area of Corfu where there are very few tourists. Agni bay has excellent restaurants and boats for rent. There are several other bays that are 10 - 30 minutes drive away that are also all gorgeous so there is opportunity for variety.
Overall, we had great holiday in Nancy’s cottage - it’s ideal if you are looking for a base for a relaxing beach holiday away from the crowds.
A nicely renovated, traditional, stone-built cottage with basic but clean, adequate facilities on two levels - open-plan sitting area and bedroom above with small kitchen and shower below leading to a small veranda with amazing views across the bay to Albania. 400m (fairly steep) walk down (1km by car) to a small, secluded pebble beach with three good tavernas (two traditional and one more modern) and a cafe (love the coconut smoothie!). All have free wifi.
Good service from the owner and ladies who clean and keep an eye on things.
Ideal location for exploring the quieter north of the island (can be done using local transport but an air-conditioned car more flexible) such as Agios Stephanos, Kassiopi and Kalami with other hidden beaches accessible along wooded tracks. Many tavernas within easy reach - Dimitri's in the next village will pick you up if you book a table. Brilliantly stocked supermarket (Aphrodite's) with bakery and cashpoint in Nissaki.
Only negatives (depending on time of year) would be heat & humidity, mosquitos, wasps, hornets and barking dogs. Not ideal for anyone with limited mobility.
400m walk from Agni Bay (hilly, 1km by car)
Distance from airport - 22km.
Distance from Corfu town – 22km.
250m to nearest mini-market in Loustri.
3km from Nissaki (nearest petrol station, restaurants, markets).
3km from Kalami (tavernas, markets).
4.5km from Sinies (market & bakers).
8km from Kassiopi (pharmacy, medical centre, cash point, police station)
11 Pyrgi (pharmacy, medical centre)
3 Greek tavernas in Agni, numerous in Kalami, Nissaki and the North East.
Supermarkets (in Gimari, Kalami, on the way to Kassiopi & Nissaki).
Cash points & foreign exchange in Kassiopi.
Internet access in Kalami & Nissaki Hotel.
Doctor in Kalami.
Pharmacy in Kassiopi.
Souvenir shops and other shopping in Kalami, Nissaki & Kassiopi.
Car and bike hire in Kalami.
Boat trips from Kalami.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|