A beautiful villa in a unique setting with stunning views that combines comfort with elegance and makes the most of its location
A beautiful villa that combines comfort with elegance and makes the most of its location: set into the side of a hill with a path through its own wooded gardens running down to a pretty pebble beach below. The 3 and a half acre (14 hectare) plot is extremely rare because it was planted forty years ago with every local species of plant imaginable. There are olives galore, a lemon grove, orange, fig, pomegranate, grapes and the full range of wild herbs. Feel free to help yourself! In the spring the wildflowers are breathtaking, we even have some rare orchids. From the house at the top of this valley there is no better view in the Peloponnese. Even the sun sets in precisely the right spot. The bay is perfect for both children and strong swimmers and, apart from August, you may well have the whole beach to yourselves. The building of Villa Artemis is told entertainingly in the best-selling book 'Blue Skies and Black Olives' by the broadcaster John Humphrys and his son Christopher.
The house is on 3 levels: Upper (1st floor), Ground and Lower Ground. The Upper and Ground levels are connected by a staircase. The Lower Ground is a self-contained apartment with its own access, large kitchen, living room etc. It is perfectly light and is nice and cool in the summer. Bedrooms 1-4 are on the Upper level. The 3 doubles are all en-suite with private balconies. Bedrooms 5 and 6 are on the Lower Ground. One is en-suite, the other is opposite the big bathroom. A big table on one of the Ground level balconies seats 10 adults. There is a children's table as well. The villa was used last summer (2009) for the first time and was full of children of all ages. However, care must be taken around the swimming pool as there are no guard rails. The elderly or infirm may find the path down to the beach a bit steep but there is road access via the village. A cot and high chair are available for babies. There is no satellite TV but there are English language DVDs