Hera House – Corfu
Anchored to the hillside by intricately constructed stone walls, this is a villa with fabulous views and an informal atmosphere, within walking distance of Agni’s beach and waterfront restaurants. With an abundance of windows framing lavish land and seascapes, artworks become an unnecessary distraction and the style of this very contemporary villa is one of uncluttered simplicity. Stepped into the slopes, the house has a master double and two twin bedrooms on its lower ground floor, each air-conditioned and opening on to an outdoor terrace.
The level above is occupied by the kitchen and an airy open-plan living room, leading out to the lovely pool terrace and shaded dining area. Exquisite views take the gaze down the tree-cloaked valley to the sea, where two headlands point to a perfect focus for a glimpse of the Albanian mountains. With cook service available Hera House is 3km from shops in Nissaki and is accessed via a short but fairly steep driveway.