Villa Margarita

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May, 2014

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Thanks to Silver Travel Advisor (November 2013 prize) and CV Villas, my partner and I enjoyed a fantastic week at Villa Margarita in San Stephano on the north east coast of Corfu.

The villa has 1 spacious bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed and good wardrobe space. There are French doors directly onto the covered patio and an air conditioning unit for the summer months. There was a television with a freeview package mounted high on the bedroom wall, a small music player/radio and decent wifi.

The bathroom was large and had a bath with a shower over it. The hot water tank is quite small though and I doubt you would get a worthwhile bath from it.

The sitting room/kitchen had a fairly well equipped kitchen (with a generous welcome pack – ideal when you arrive ravenous after an early start!), a dining table and a sofa which could be converted to a bed. The villa has a covered terrace which has a table and chairs, as well as a couple of comfy chairs. This was a lovely place to sit while you were eating, or escaping from the sun.

The villa is set in a really pretty garden which is fairly private and includes a lovely pool. The pool is unheated so in early May it was refreshing(!), though we enjoyed it every day. At night it was lovely to sit on the terrace, the night sky was clear and full of stars, while garden was full of fire flies whizzing around.

The location is perfect. It feels as if you are tucked away somewhere quiet and private, but it is only 100 steps to San Stephano village and another 20 to the water's edge (we counted!). The village is set around a lovely small quiet bay with sailing boats, hired boats and the occasional fishing boat. San Stephano has 4 good tavernas spread round the bay, we tried them all and I'll review them separately. There are lovely walks along the coast to the north and south of San Stephano, taking you to secluded tiny bays where we swam and snorkelled in crystal clear water.

I don't think anywhere in Greece is truly accessible, but I think this villa would be suitable for someone who has reduced mobility as long as they are able to get in and out of the bath and can walk short distances over grass or an uneven path. It would be worth the effort.


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