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- Beautifully maintained villa
- Comfortable and spacious
- Stunning sea views
- Simpson family extras available
- Walking distance to Agios Stephanos
Corfu’s north eastern coastline is one of the most enduringly lovely in the whole of Greece, little changed since Gerald Durrell first wrote about his family holidays. Gleaming, white-pebble coves shelter sleek super-yachts, discreetly opulent villas dot the hillsides and steep, olive-clad slopes plunge into a sea so blue that it defines all others. Our favourite place here is Agios Stephanos, without question one of the most sought-after villages in Corfu, and an idyllic place to rediscover the simple pleasures in life. Days can be whiled away here and at nearby beautiful Kerasia Beach, or better still, puttering along the coast in a small motor boat discovering tiny deserted bays for a delightful private picnic or swim.
Set in the hills behind Agios Stephanos, commanding sweeping views as far as Albania, is Leonora’s House. The villa is immaculate, with three, sea-view bedrooms and a spacious living room complete with fireplace for the occasional cool evening in early or late season. Outside there is a large private pool, a barbecue and a delightful trellised pergola; dine here in your own peaceful haven, or meander down the steep driveway and track to the village with its pebble beach and handful of picturesque waterfront bars and tavernas.
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- 3 bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
- Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (local Greek channels with limited satellite channels), DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, fireplace
- Kitchen includes electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- 2 twin bedrooms (90cm x 200cm beds)
- Shower room
- Master double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom with Juliette balcony
- Complimentary WiFi
- All bedrooms air-conditioned
- Washing machine
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Stone barbecue
- Pool terrace
- Swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.0m – 2.0m)
- Separate jacuzzi pool next the main pool
- Pre-booked boat hire available for 3 or more days
- The villa is reached via a steep driveway and requires a reasonably confident driver
Simpson family extras
- Complimentary infant pack (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
- Private nanny service offering babysitting and full or half-day childcare packages. Please ask one of our Destination Specialists for details or visit Ionian Nannies.
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.
Local Boat Hire – in partnership with San Stefano Boats
- There is no better way to explore the coastline’s clear waters and discover some deserted bays than in a boat. Small boats, speedboats and cruisers can be pre-booked with our UK office prior to departure and we recommend early reservations, especially for July and August, as availability can be limited.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K91000262000
- Agios Stephanos (shops/tavernas) 7min walk
- Kerasia Beach 5min drive
- Corfu Town and airport 50min drive
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Ford Fiesta or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group D, Opel Astra or similar*
- 5 guests – 1 Group L, Ford Focus or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group C, Ford Fiesta or similar*
* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.
Group C – 1.25 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group L – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E2 – Automatic Hyundai Matrix or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group F1 – Minibus Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*
Group F2 – Minibus Fiat Scudo 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*
Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
As ever the journey is made altogether easier with the fantastic Simpson team at the airport, port and villa. Leonora’s House was comfortable, spacious and with a view over Agios Stephanos to make your eyes water. Whilst this year it was quieter everywhere, it was safe and easy to travel around during Covid-19.
Clare Pemberton – September 2020
This was our fifth year visiting Corfu and once again we have absolutely loved our time here. It is has been so much fun, the outside is brilliant, we love the pool – the view is amazing and the fortress is great! We have really enjoyed going to Kerasia beach; it is beautiful and also quite quiet. Also, we really loved taking a boat out from Stan Stefano boats. Another great experience was getting a water taxi to Agni kindly organised by Jackie. The journey was so much fun and the food in the restaurant was delicious. It was also interesting going to the White House in Kalami as it is next to the home of Gerald Durrell’s brother. We have absolutely loved our stay here.
The Johnston family – September 2019
We had fun in the pool.
Henry (age 6) and Oliver (age 4) – September 2019
A fabulous week in this lovely villa – so tranquil, calm and inspirational. We’ll be back.
The Clare family – September 2019
Our two week stay has been extremely enjoyable. The local restaurants are all very high quality. My personal highlight however was of course going to Aqualand!
Frank (age 11) – August 2019
We have had a wonderful week. The view is magnificent from a very comfortable villa. As ever the Simpson service has been excellent.
The Spurling family – July 2019
We have had a wonderful week. Thank you Jackie for all your helpful suggestions.
The McCann & Entwhistle families – May 2019
Villa very well equipped – stunning views. Easy walk down to tavernas but hard work coming home! Could have done with a second week but nevertheless a relaxing break.
Ritsa & Roger Russell – May 2019
Our second visit and just as enjoyable as 2016! Thanks to Jackie for looking after us so well, will be back in a couple of years!
Bob, Linda, Graham and Lyn – September 2018
We had a brilliant and relaxing week at Leonora’s House. Thanks to Jackie for her help and advice – it really made our week easy and stressful.
The Fords – August 2018
We had a lovely relaxing time at Leonora’s House, enjoying the pool and the amazing views. Jackie, the Simpson Travel representative, was fabulous at looking after us, booking tables at local tavernas and organising taxis. We enjoyed getting the water taxi to Agni Bay. We loved the wildlife and the figs.
The Olivers – August 2018
We loved the views from Leonora’s House and the outside space. Chilling by the pool and enjoying views was great. It was our first visit to Corfu and we were very pleasantly surprised. We didn’t drive at all and it was perfect. Walking into the village was safe and the perfect distance. Two of our children pottered down themselves for coffee and a takeaway one night. Boat hire is a must – three days was ideal to explore up and down the coast. Watersports in Nissaki – Ringo rides and parascending amused the teenagers. All in all, a wonderful relaxing week.
Carly Penderis– August 2018
We had a fantastic week at Leonora’s House following on from an excellent week at Loggos View House in Paxos. Although we have been to Greece many times over the years, this was our first visit to Corfu and we enjoyed it. The old part of Corfu town is well worth a visit – lots of interesting shops, beautiful architecture and interesting churches and museums. In particular, the church of Agios Spyridonas (St. Spyridon) is stunning. Agios Stephanos itself is a beautiful cove and village. Our top tip is to visit Kerasia Beach that is just around the corner – you can walk or drive there and the taverna there is very atmospheric. Agni is enjoyable with its water taxi arrangement from Agios Stephanos that works well and is fun. The bars in the village are great, especially for a sundowner and service is exceptional.
Vanessa Turpin – July 2018
Leonora’s House has the most amazing view you have ever seen. There are lots of things to do and see. Kalami is just 7 minutes away and has paddle boarding – it is really fun. Hire a boat and have lunch at Agni – if you are lucky, you will see dolphins! Go into Corfu town to eat and buy a souvenir or two and visit Aqualand, it is great – the best water park we have ever been to.
The Mackey Family – July 2018
We last visited this North Eastern part of Corfu 15 years ago and it was a relief to discover that aside from some more villas being built along the coast, it is still as scenic and beautiful. The house’s position and views are just superb. We did a lot of self-catering and found the fresh fish shop in Kassiopi to be of a high standard. Nikos supermarket and the small shops in San Stephanos are all good for everyday supplies. Like a lot of visitors, we hired a small boat and went up and down the coast.
Andy & Linda– June 2018
A wonderful week – Leonora’s House is a wonderful villa, the weather was glorious and Jackie, the local representative, was helpful and thoughtful. It was our first visit to Corfu and we are hoping it won’t be our last. Swimming from the boat in the sheltered coves was delightful and a highlight, followed closely by lunch at Agni taverna. All the lazy days in and out of the villa pool and pottering to the shops and back, were similarly blissful.
The Bartletts – May 2018
Had a really wonderful break here. The position of the villa is superb and we never tired of looking at the view of the bay. The food in all the tavernas has been delicious. The Simpson Travel staff have been excellent and Jackie has been fantastic.
Anthony and Pauline Bull – September 2017
Thanks Jackie for a sublime, relaxing stay. Fantastic terrace and views. Yet again Simpson Travel has come up trumps!
Jeff & Rachel – September 2017
As a family this was our third trip to Corfu and Agios Stephanos and once again we had a fantastic week. This was our fist time using Simpson Travel and we have been very impressed. The villa is immaculate, we loved the design and each room/shared space is so tasteful. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and is very spacious. We are likely to come back to Corfu again soon and would definitely come back to this villa – it's been a wonderful experience and thank you Simpson Travel for making it feel extra special. We don't want to leave!
The Johnson Family – August 2017
Our third time in Agios Stephanos. It is a perfect place to stay. Leonora's House is the best villa we have ever stayed in –t has everything. The pool and outdoor area are absolutely beautiful and again, the view here is amazing. Jackie has been a great help booking tables for us, etc. A fantastic holiday and an amazing villa.
The Chittenden Family – August 2017
Leonora's House; ideal location, unbeatable views, fantastic pool, the most restful holiday imaginable. Walkable to the village and tavernas, friendly and welcoming locals –what more could you want for a spring break? Made magical as we were welcomed home each evening by a million fireflies twinkling under the olive trees.
Mr Pleeth – May 2017
This was our third trip with Simpson Travel. This time it was to a villa in Corfu. Leonora's House was stunningly situated. The villa itself was beautiful and very well-equipped. Jackie, our rep, was exceptional and as always was informative yet not in your space all the time. The town in which the villa was located was idyllic. All in all this was another really amazing holiday with Simpson Travel.
Ms Wahed – October 2016
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A hundred stories unfold on lovely Corfu… Tales of gods and goddesses, Phoenicians and Venetians, vibrant towns and sleepy villages. There’s also a rich natural history of mountains, olive groves, fertile valleys and a coastline dotted with picturesque coves, sandy beaches and rocky inlets. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell with a luxurious retreat near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.
To help you make the most of your holiday in Corfu, our collection includes a magical range of luxury villas and a charming beachfront hotel overlooking Avlaki Bay. Choose a romantic cottage by the water's edge for an idyllic couples' retreat or a contemporary family villa complemented by our private nanny service, for a relaxing holiday in the elegant North East of the island.
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