Plumbago – The Rou Estate

Corfu , Greece

Part of the Simpson Exclusive collection

The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
Simpson Exclusive

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  • A beautiful and elegant house
  • Stunning locaion
  • Stylish interiors
  • Private swimming pool

This stunning five-bedroom house on two levels has recently been completed by its English owners and offers breathtaking panoramic views across the Ionian straits towards the mountains of Albania. Plumbago sits on the edge of The Rou Estate, a restored 200-year-old stone village, and is just a 15-minute drive to the delightful pebble bays, tavernas and villages of north east Corfu.

The house embraces elegance with beautiful stylish interiors, local stonework and high ceilings. Spacious terraces on different levels offer wonderful opportunities for relaxation and outside dining, all with magnificent panoramic views. The uniquely-designed infinity pool boasts internal seating curved around ancient olive trees.

There is large infinity pool, small spa and gym on The Rou Estate, reached by a short stroll through wisteria walkways and landscaped flower and herb gardens.

For those not wishing to leave Plumbago’s tranquil atmosphere, dining options are available from The Rou Estate's Garden Terrace.



  • 5-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Upper floor

  • Living room with library
  • Television room with TV/DVD player (limited satellite channels)
  • Fully equipped kitchen/dining room
  • Kitchen includes ceramic cooker/hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Outdoor dining terrace with barbecue
  • Cloakroom

Lower floor

  • Master double bedroom (150cm x 200cm bed), open-plan en-suite bathroom
  • 2 double bedrooms (150cm x 200cm bed), each with open-plan en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 180cm beds), open-plan en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm day beds) and/or TV room with fridge, en-suite shower
  • All bedrooms lead out to pool terrace
  • Laundry room with washing machine


  • Sits on the edge of The Rou Estate
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private gated infinity pool 6m x 12m (depth 0.8m – 1.8m)
  • Due to the number of steps, The Rou Estate is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • The Rou Estate is reached via 1.5km of unmade country lane, which is winding and narrow in places
  • 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.
  • Security deposit (£1,500) required 3 weeks prior to departure


  • 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.

 National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K91000446001

Local boat hire

  • 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.


  • Taverna 5min drive
  • Agios Stephanos (beach) 15min drive
  • Agni 15min drive
  • Kassiopi 20min drive
  • Corfu Town and airport 1hr drive

The Villa (Plumbago) was beautiful. The private pool was lovely and having access to the an on-site restaurant 4 days of our stay was great - especially as navigating the track leading to the estate was quite an adventure. The friend I went with stays in 5* resorts in the Maldives every year and commented that our Villa was even better. A lovely holiday and a fabulous company. I’d definitely use them again.

Melanie Quesne, September 2022

Plumbago is a truly beautiful, peaceful, private and perfect place - we had a gorgeous and relaxing week. Thank you!

Sarah Davis, July 2022

We had an amazing stay at Rou. This is our second stay (although third trip with Simpson) and stayed in the beautiful Plumbago. Gaynor, Gayle and the team were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. We also used Chef Lynn, along with Tina. Lynn has cooked for us for all our trips and along with Tina make a great team. The food is just delicious and Corfu would not be the same without them.

The Redgroves – Plumbago, May 2019

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your amazing villa. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. I was amazed at the beauty of the villa and the gorgeous blue pool. Many thanks.

Millie (aged 16), August 2018

What a place! First of all, the views are like nothing else I have ever seen. The pool was great and we all had a fantastic time.

Charles (aged 14), August 2018

We really enjoyed our one week in Villa Plumbago. Stupendous views, relaxing by the pool, supper on the terrace and the girls feeding the cats! Lovely estate and everyone was very helpful.

Peter, Julie, Bo, Ella & Ruby, August 2018

Thank you so much for letting us stay here. It has been great and the view is something else. The pool is wonderful and I love the name Plumbago!

Tom (aged 10), August 2018

We chose plumbago as a perfect location to renew our wedding vows on our 40th anniversary. It certainly met our expectations.

Mrs Pursell, August 2017

Thank you. We have had a great week in a great place. Very good.

Steve & Janet, June 2017

Another fantastic week in paradise for our grateful clan of 11. All three generations had a magical time, the sun shone constantly, Gaynor & her team did a superb job, the tavernas were as tempting as ever and we really, really cannot wait to do it all over again! Huge thanks.

The Majendie Clan, May 2017

Thank you for an amazing seven days with you in this wonderful villa. We loved the pool, the view and some fantastic trips on the boat and to tavernas; great food. Look forward to returning soon. Thank you to Gaynor and her team.

Catherine, August 2016

We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at beautiful Plumbago on the Rou Estate. Whilst very quiet and off the beaten track it was easy to access the local restaurants and activities such as day trips in motor boats, diving at Apollo sub diving and mountain biking in the area. Our children made good use of the communal pool although we had our own large infinity pool with amazing views. The whole Rou estate is beautiful and the on site small taverna and excellent spa made the week very relaxing. The addition of our local chef (Spiros) made for a perfect week.

Mrs Notley, July 2016

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.


Property Grading Key:

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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. 

Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Corfu

Read more on our Corfu region page

Every Simpson Exclusive Villa includes our complimentary Concierge Service, designed to make your holiday experience as relaxing and seamless as possible.

It includes our dedicated pre-departure services to help you plan the details of your trip before you leave the UK, from the logistics of your journey to the personal requests that will make your time away truly magical.

Drawing on our experience and extensive local knowledge, we will do our utmost to accommodate any feasible request.

However, as a minimum, we can arrange:

  • UK airport hotels and parking
  • UK airport lounge access
  • Private chef service
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • In-villa massage and beauty treatments
  • Boat hire and excursions
  • Private jets

Once you reach your destination, our local Concierge will be on hand to offer any further advice or assistance.

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