The Rou Estate

Corfu, Greece

  • Beautifully restored hamlet
  • 14 stylish and elegant houses
  • Breathtaking views
  • Magnificent landscaped gardens
  • 2-5 bedrooms
  • Private plunge pools or swimming pools
  • Restaurant and Spa
  • Shared infinity pool
A half-term treat: For guests arriving at any time from 14 to 30 October, bookings will include £100 towards spa treatments, so you can enjoy an indulgent massage or two. Book now to take advantage of this offer.


The transformation of a ruined hamlet in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator into 14 stunning and imaginatively equipped houses which now comprise the Rou Estate was the vision of a British architect, Dominic Skinner, and his Dutch wife, Claire.

The position is unparalleled: a setting in the most dramatic and exclusive part of Corfu with one of the finest views on the island: looking out across the sea towards the mountainous coast of Albania. Dominic, who worked with Sir Norman Foster for several years, has been as sensitive to the natural environment as to the houses themselves. The gardens are one of the most attractive and remarkable features of the estate with winding paths, tiny courtyards and short flights of stone steps connecting the different levels of the village with mature oaks, olives, cypresses and fragrant beds.

But if Rou is a surprise, the interiors are even more so. The thought that has gone into their restoration has created houses of great charm with every modern amenity and comfort in an elegant style that has retained original architectural features wherever possible.

A beautifully-designed shared swimming pool follows the contours of the natural rock and has uninterrupted sea views, whilst each house has its own private swimming or plunge pool. The Garden Terrace restaurant serves up a menu of the freshest ingredients and a spa provides further possibilities for relaxation, with massage and beauty treatments. For those who want to explore the area or even their own creativity, there are further lifestyle options available.

The Rou Estate is exclusive to Simpson Travel. We are delighted to be managing the village and have added a few Simpson touches that our guests have come to expect from a holiday with us.


Accommodation

WiFi

  • 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.

Additional information

National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K91000446401


Location

  • Taverna (Porta) 5min drive
  • Supermarket (Sinies) 10min drive
  • Beach and tavernas (Agni/Avlaki) 15min drive
  • Agios Stephanos 20min drive
  • Kassiopi 20min drive
  • Corfu Town and airport 1hr drive

Car hire

Car options

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*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C, Ford Fiesta, and 1 Group D, Opel Astra, or similar*
  • 8 guests – 2 Group D, Opel Astra or similar*
  • 9 guests – 1 Group D, Opel Astra, and 1 Group L, Ford Focus, or similar*
  • 10 guests – 2 Group L, Ford Focus 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.

Car specification

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.

What the press say

A Family Holiday on Corfu with Katy Hill
Family Traveller, March 2016

Customer feedback

A wonderful experience at the Rou Estate especially due to Gaynor who was exceptional! We will recommend Simpson to friends without hesitation, we really did feel we were looked after every step of the way.
Mr Venema – September 2017

The Rou Estate was a wonderful location for a family holiday for all involved. The views were stunning and accommodation was excellent. Cannot recommend Simpson Travel more highly! Thank you.
Mr Taylor – September 2017

Beautiful Corfu showcased by the relaxed surroundings of the Rou Estate. Very organised but not intrusive support for anything needed; Gaynor is a real star. The villas give privacy but communal areas provide a backdrop for social discourse. The food remains wonderful with a wide selection of local restaurants easily accessible. Chilling made easy!
Mr Haynes – August 2017 

As always the Simpson Travel experience has been a good one for our holiday at The Rou Estate in Corfu. Attention to detail and willingness to provide the client with that little bit extra to ensure that the travel arrangements and accommodation live up to what the website says. First class.
Mr Wright – July 2017

My husband and I holidayed in Corfu on the luxurious Rou estate this September. We found the accommodation to be first class and the estate is idyllic, immaculately gardened and laid out, picturesque, has a marvelous swimming pool and lounging area, all with lavender and herbaceous scents. The small Garden Terrace restaurant is to be highly recommended also. Our representative Gaynor could not have been more helpful. It is a wonderful location to unwind and catch up with reading whilst enjoying the sunshine. The Rou resort would also be a fantastic destination to return to with family and/or good friends. I highly recommend it!
Dr Bruce – September 2016

Once again, Simpson have facilitated a very good holiday. They understand their customers needs and wish lists well, and always deliver, often exceeding expectations. Well done and thank you.
Mr Reynolds – September 2016

Yet another wonderful holiday at the Rou Estate but this time we took the opportunity to get married, thanks to tremendous support from Gaynor and Yanis. We've now stayed at Campanula, Acanthus and Muscari and can thoroughly recommend them all - seriously stylish places (think Homes & Gardens) set high enough in the hills to guarantee stunning views but close enough to Agios Stephanos, Kerasia and Agni to provide beach days and waterside tavernas . Goes without saying that we'll be back in 2017. Thank you!
Miss Gorman – September 2016

Would not hesitate to recommend Simpson Travel and the Rou Estate. A very contented family!
Mrs Gaskell – August 2016

The Rou estate is an amazing place to stay with stunning views all round. The infinity pool was a particular favourite with all the family. The accommodation (Cyclamen) was comfortable and well equipped. The Simpson Travel staff was very helpful and accommodating. We would definitely recommend the Rou Estate in Corfu and we will definitely book a holiday again with Simpson Travel.
Mrs Gee – August 2016

Simpson Travel put a lot of thought and detail towards a tailored bespoke holiday suited for families. The evidence of thought put in is done in a subtle manner, which gave our family the feeling they were just focused on us right from the pre-departure information to when we were greeted at the departure terminal, leading onto our arrival at the Rou Estate to the minute we left! A totally memorable positive family holiday experience! A huge thank you to Simpson Travel and Rou Estate team, we look forward to coming back again soon.
Mr Rashid – July 2016

The Rou Estate is in an extraordinary location. The views are simply out of this world and the moment you arrive you really are in a little bit of heaven! Stunning!
Mrs Peck – July 2016

The Rou Estate is a beautiful tranquil setting situated in the mountains with spectacular views especially from the infinity pool. The Rou Estate is a real treat if you want something a little different from the norm.
Mrs Butterworth – July 2016

Our week's stay at Centaurea villa at the Rou Estate was one of the best holidays we have had for a long time. Not only is the villa beautifully decorated, comfortable and equipped with everything guests might need, we were also given a wonderful welcome and looked after incredibly well by the fabulous estate manager, Gaynor and her team. The Rou Estate is a haven of tranquility and beauty. The gardens are stunning and the views breathtaking. We loved the barbecue evening where we met other guests and the huge infinity pool is perfect for cooling off and there are plenty of areas to sunbathe or sit in the shade. We loved this area of Corfu and had great fun exploring the coastline in the boat we hired. Thank you Simpson Travel for organising this for us. We would highly recommend the Rou Estate and will definitely be returning.
Mr Eadie – July 2016

The Rou estate was fantastic for a big family with all ages and the white orchid to rover after. A very good choice and thanks to holly for the advice. We would like to maybe do the same somewhere else next year. With kind regards Trish and Nick Farr We have come back totally refreshed and ready for action. Thank you
Mrs Farr – June 2016

Just back from a fabulous week at the Rou Estate. Second stay, just as good as the first. A truly special place that has to be seen to be believed. Just love it. I would highly recommend this as an exceptional destination. Thanks so much.
Ms Johnson – May 2016

Muscari was a delight to stay in: wonderful views, comfortable rooms and an extremely helpful team, who dealt immediately with any request. What a joy to deal with charming and efficient staff.
Mr Dunn – May 2016

 

The Rou Estate in Corfu is a magical place with breathtaking views. The Estate Manager could not have been more helpful - all the staff were lovely. The individual houses are stunning. Lovely Tavernas about 15 minutes drive - but we didn't fancy driving in the dark up to Rou!
Mrs Pearson – October 2015

Beautiful and special place - a wonderful week. Rou is gorgeous and was a haven of peace and retreat for us. The staff are all great. We had a fantastic massage from Vanda - not to be missed!
Mrs Osborne – September 2015

The Rou estate remains the most peaceful place we have ever stayed at and the enjoyment was increased by the quality and friendliness of the site manager, Gaynor Roberts and all the staff at Rou.
Mrs Rolfe – September 2015

Rou is a little piece of heaven in the Corfu hills with spectacular views across the island. Our week here was a perfect tonic to daily life. The villa, the surroundings and the staff all exceeded expectations. Thank you
Mrs Williams – August 2015

We had a fabulous stay at Rou. Lilium was a perfect holiday bolt hole in the hills above Agni Bay. The house was beautifully decorated and had a high spec kitchen with modern equipment and appliances.
Mrs Lewis – August 2015

Excellent service from Simpson Travel from the moment we booked our holiday. Our house, Campanula on Rou Estate was simply stunning and Gaynor and her team were extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely use Simpson Travel in the future.
Mrs Yates – July 2015

Simpson Travel were fantastic from the time we left the U.K and booked the holiday because we could fly with British Airways.. Wish we had discovered them years ago. Our first villa holiday and definitely not our last.
Mrs Brade – July 2015

The Rou Estate lived up to all of our expectations and was a truly amazing place to stay. For the first 3 days we did not want to move from the poolside in its stunning location with views across the sea to Albania. The villa and all the staff were great and we enjoyed local tavernas on the beaches. All in all a very relaxing week - the massages and Yoga helped keep us fit on a very lazy holiday. We are looking forward to a return visit next year.
Mrs Wilkinson – June 2015

We have now travelled with Simpson four times, to Corfu and it trouble free and PERFECTION every time.
Mrs Mulleneux – June 2015

We fully expected our holiday to be good, having viewed the pictures and reviews of Rou on the Simpson Travel website, however the pictures could not prepare us for the beautiful surroundings experienced first-hand. We had gorgeous weather for late October. A perfect mix of sunshine by day and cooler nights; enabling good restful nights. Indeed the the island seemed to be winding down to a break from the tourists, but all locals were welcoming. There is plenty to do and see, both in Rou and throughout the island. We all felt that the holiday was over too soon and left us wanting more and hope to return next year.
Mrs Too – October 2014

Simpson Travel are passionate about travel and they are committed to delivering a first class client experience from start to finish.
Mrs Wada – October 2014

As always, tip top service and standards from Simpson Travel
Dr Crockett – September 2014

What a fantastic holiday! I cannot write highly enough of the customer service that Simpson Travel provide. Every aspect of the holiday planning and pre-departure administration was handled by the company, so that we had everything we needed before our flight which reduced the pre-holiday stress! The Rou Estate is a gorgeous location and the villa we stayed in was beautiful. It catered for our every need and with access to the larger swimming pool and Garden Terrace just on your doorstep, it was perfect. Gaynor at the Estate is a wealth of knowledge and has some great tips for excursions and good places to eat, which made our holiday even better. We had such a lovely time away and will definitley be using Simpson Travel again and reccommending them to our friends and family!
Miss Ellaway – September 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday this September, at the beautiful Rou Estate. This gem of a place was a magical find, and we hope to return again in the not too distant future. Stunning villa, breathtaking views….we didn't want to leave! A very special place…..
Mr Wadsworth – September 2014

All the staff of Simpson Travel were outstanding and could not have been more helpful
Mr Gorman – August 2014

The Rou estate is absolutely stunning & exceeded our expectations. The gardens are really lovely & we are planning to add a little bit of the Rou to our own garden as it was so inspiring - sadly there is no way we can recreate the stunning sea views though!
Mrs Bartlett – July 2014

Staying at the stunningly beautiful Rou Estate was a marvelous experience. We stayed in Acanthus, looked a bit ordinary from the outside but inside is spacious, wonderfully furnished and decorated and with stunning views across the Ionian Sea to Albania. The staff, led by Gaynor and Yannis, are unfailingly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. One could not hope for better!
Mr Harloe – June 2014

The Rou Estate is blissful, the staff so friendly and helpful. A perfect holiday. Thank you
Mrs Niner – June 2014

Stunning location--elegantly understated---Gaynor and her team were a model of efficient and discreet service--a great break!
Mr Houseman – June 2014

The Rou Estate, and Lilium House in particular, is one of the most spectacular sites we have visited. Peaceful, relaxing with the most fantastic views over the gardens, surrounding countryside and sea as far as Albania. Excellent facilities - helpful staff, good bar/restaurant, and first class spa. Rou is in a most attractive area of Corfu and it's easy to see why it is thought to be the greenest of the Greek Islands. The surrounding beaches are attractive, pebbly and clean, most with very good tavernas. Having travelled many times with Simpson, we think this was the best holiday yet.
Mrs Fuller – June 2014

The Rou Estate is spectacular, location is perfect and the Simpson rep Gaynor couldn't be more helpful without being intrusive, can't wait to go back next year. Highly recommend Simpson travel and Rou estate to anyone.
Mr Clark – June 2014

Traveled with Simpson many times and once again we were not disappointed. Rou is a beautiful place, very tastefully restored and in May/June the gardens are fabulous. You could easily spend the whole time there without going off the Estate if you wished. The whole Rou Team looked after us extremely well but we must single out Gaynor who was exceptional. Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Mrs Phillips – May 2014

The Rou Estate is a fabulous place. Once you have made the journey up in the hills above the stunning North East Corfu coastline you enter an oasis that is the Rou Estate. The gardens and the stone houses are beautiful and could be out of a magazine shoot, with the deep blue see beyond. Little touches such as the fresh wild flowers arranged in our house, along with a lovely welcome pack full of local produce were thoughtful touches. In the evenings lanterns are lit with candles along the terraces and steps, very romantic. The staff are welcoming and charming and made our visit very special. We would love to return one day. The little coves such as Agni and San Stefano are 10-15 minute drive away and are upmarket with dreamy tavernas right on the water's edge, where you can watch the yachts and little boats moor up to dine.
Mr Sumner – May 2014

We really enjoyed the feeling of our villa but knowing that there were other people nearby on the estate if we needed something. Our week at Rou's Lilium Cottage was a fabulous introduction to Greece, its charm and hospitality.
Mrs Gray – May 2014

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.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

Close
  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    3.5/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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 to Corfu’s North East, near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.

To help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Corfu, we offer an inspiring selection of handpicked luxury villas.

Read more on our Corfu region page



Laurus

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Small and intimate house
  • Beautifully furnished
  • Light and restful
  • Private plunge pool

Full details

Laurus is the central house of three adjoining old properties along the pretty path under wisteria-covered arches that forms the central walkway in Rou. Immaculately decorated and furnished, its pale colours and natural textures create a light and restful feel with the eye drawn to the beauty of the view of Rou’s terracotta roof tiles and the sea beyond.

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen/dining room with hob/oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Living room (up two steps) with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD player

Lower ground floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Bedrooms open onto wisteria covered arches of the central walkway

General

  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 2.40m x 2.10m (depth 1.55m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Hestia

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Beautifully designed house
  • Light and spacious
  • Private plunge pool
  • Delightful small courtyard

Full details

A wide path runs under wisteria-covered arches through the centre of Rou, and Hestia is one of three adjoining houses that stand alongside it, allowing guests to be part of the gentle life here. From the large living room, restfully decorated in cream and white, there are fine views over traditional tiled roofs to the sea and the distant mountains of Albania.

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Living room (up one step) with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining room with hob/oven, 2 small fridges, microwave, wood oven feature, dishwasher, washing machine

Lower ground floor

  • Twin bedroom (beds can be joined to make a double bed) with en-suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Raised sunbathing area
  • Bedrooms open onto wisteria covered arches of the central walkway

General

  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 2.40m x 2.10m (depth 1.55m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Lilium

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Small and intimate house
  • Lovely walled garden
  • Elegant and stylish
  • Private plunge pool

Full details

Opening on to the centre of the village and the central walkway under wisteria-covered arches, Lilium is the last in a row of three adjoining houses, with fine views across the village and countryside to the sea. Comfortable and stylish with an open-plan living area, Lilium enjoys a plunge pool and a small private courtyard below.

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps from 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player
  • Kitchen includes hob/oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, washing machine

Lower ground floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower without a connecting door
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Bedrooms open onto wisteria covered arches of the central walkway

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Trifylli

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Intimate and welcoming house
  • Delightful walled garden
  • Private plunge pool
  • Wonderful sea views

Full details

Trifylli is a smaller house with unique charm lying at the northern edge of the village. It is intimate and welcoming without being cramped and its lovely walled gardens include an outdoor eating area by the plunge pool shaded by a mature olive tree. Numerous plants and terracotta urns adorn a courtyard outside a further, beamed eating area with a cleverly flexible design that enables doors to fold right back when the weather is fine.

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps from 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Living room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player; opens on to conservatory dining area (2 steps down)
  • Kitchen with large hob/oven, fridge, dishwasher
  • Additional small sitting area; leads to conservatory/dining area (two steps up)

Lower ground floor

  • Master twin bedroom with en-suite shower room; safe
  • Twin bedroom with small en-suite shower room
  • Both bedrooms open on to plunge pool area

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Muscari

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • One of Rou's oldest houses
  • Meticulously restored
  • Pretty split level courtyard
  • Private plunge pool

Full details

Just off Rou’s small main square lies Muscari, one of the oldest properties in the village, within easy reach of all the amenities and with plenty of its original architectural features. The splash of flowering plumbago and a mature fig tree look wonderful against Muscari’s weathered stone walls and an outside eating area makes the best of the pretty split-level courtyard.

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen/dining area with oven/hob, wood oven feature, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Living room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room without a connecting door

Lower ground floor

  • Double bedroom; opens on to terrace, garden area and plunge pool
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with washing machine; opens on to terrace, garden area and plunge pool
  • Bathroom

General

  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 2.40m x 2.10m (depth 1.55m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Lavandula

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Sensitively designed house
  • Views of hillsides and sea
  • Delightful walled courtyard
  • Private plunge pool

Full details

Lavandula stands in the perfect location at the top end of the estate to really enjoy the stunning views that Rou has to offer. It was newly built when the village was restored but its style is sensitively in keeping with the other properties, incorporating materials and features found in traditional Corfiot houses. Its views, both of hillsides and sea, induce an almost immediate restfulness as do its calm, neutral furnishings, both modern and antique.

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Living room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave; opens on to rear terrace with barbecue and dining area

Lower ground floor

  • Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; doors lead to terrace and plunge pool
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom; doors lead to terrace and plunge pool
  • Shower room

General

  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 2.40m x 2.10m (depth 1.55m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Cyclamen

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • Fine spacious house
  • Walled garden and private plunge pool
  • Delightful courtyard for dining
  • Small guest cottage

Full details

Cyclamen is a fine house which has retained many of its original architectural features including beams, exposed timbers and deep stonework embrasures. It also has superb views both towards Corfu’s great Mount Pantokrator or out to sea across the straits of Corfu. Three terraces, including a central courtyard for al fresco dining, make this an ideally flexible house for a mixed party of guests. The house is complemented by a small guest cottage accessed from the courtyard.

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Living room with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player, fireplace
  • Kitchen/dining area (one step up) includes oven, ceramic hob, drinks fridge, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher; leads to large covered dining terrace
  • Master double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom and shower without a connecting door

Lower ground floor

  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom without a connecting door
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Both bedrooms open on to courtyard with private plunge pool

Guest cottage

  • Accessed from rear courtyard
  • Small twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

WiFi

  • 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.


Acanthus

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Eclectic house of character
  • Furnished with artifacts from around the world
  • Beautiful rock garden
  • Private plunge pool

Full details

One of the dominant features at Acanthus is its rock garden: hillside boulders have been incorporated into the original site of the house and the plunge pool lies at its centre, surrounded by rock plants. Inside, mixed contemporary furniture with some antiques and artifacts provide character and comfort whilst an outside eating area and a sun terrace enhance the charm of this central house, situated just off the village centre.

Accommodation:

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor:

  • Kitchen/dining room with oven/hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fireplace
  • Living room (2 steps up) with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player

Lower ground floor:

  • Master twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (made up as a king size bed); opens onto wisteria covered arches of the central walkway
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room

General:

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Strelitzia

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • A wonderfully spacious house
  • Delightful walled garden
  • Private plunge pool
  • Rou's magnificent swimming pool 1min stroll

Full details

Strelitzia is a larger property, with wonderful sea views, and conveniently situated at the lower part of village near to the beautiful main pool. A double height living room and the full length windows of the kitchen/dining area, as well as a fine terrace, mean the house feels particularly spacious, airy and full of light.

Layout

  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps from 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Double-height living room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player, Nintendo Wii; opens on to patio with plunge pool
  • Wine fridge
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • All three bedrooms open on to terrace  
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

Stairs to first floor (stairgate at top)

  • Open-plan kitchen/dining room with large ceramic cooker/hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, wine fridge; leads to outside shaded dining terrace
  • Small library/sitting area leading to terrace
  • Master bedroom (king-size bed) with en-suite bath and shower room

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Centaurea

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Strikingly renovated house
  • Stylish and comfortable
  • Private plunge pool
  • Romantic master bedroom with stunning views

Full details

Appropriately for a house at the centre of the village, Centaurea is a particularly attractive combination of restored Corfiot architecture, with the best of modern, comfortable and stylish furnishings. The master bedroom is romantic retreat with stunning views. A sea-facing balcony and walled terraces bright with flowers offer different possibilities for relaxing and, in addition to a spacious living room with a fine fireplace for cooler evenings, there is a study/playroom.

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Reception room
  • Kitchen (3 steps down) includes large gas cooker/electric oven, two fridges, dishwasher; leads to courtyard and plunge pool
  • Living room (7 steps down)
  • TV room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player; opens on to courtyard and plunge pool
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Outside shower

First floor>

  • Glass steps down to master double bedroom with fireplace and en-suite bathroom and shower without a connecting door
  • Separate WC
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as a double) with en-suite bathroom; opens on to private balcony
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as double)
  • Bathroom

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Thyme

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • New for 2017 – a beautifully positioned house
  • In a private location
  • Eclectic and elegant
  • Private swimming pool

Full details

Available for the first time for 2017, Thyme is the latest addition to our properties on the sublime Rou Estate. With beamed ceilings, an original fireplace and elegant, Country Living-style interiors, the house has the same character-laden magic which makes the whole of Rou so special, but what sets Thyme apart is its location and outdoor space.

Positioned at the edge of the Estate, away from any thoroughfares, guests at Thyme benefit from the most private location at Rou. To make the most of this privileged spot, there are three separate terraces, each with magnificent views across the Straits of Corfu to Albania, and they’ve even found room for a table tennis table. On days when it’s too hot to contemplate anything remotely energetic, you can retreat to the wisteria-draped dining terrace or cool off in one of the largest private pools on the Estate.

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • Open plan living/dining area with French doors leading out to steps down to lower terrace
  • Kitchen includes large hob/oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine; opens to covered dining terrace with barbecue
  • Living room with fireplace, TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD and CD players, iPod dock
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

Lower ground floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite bath and shower; opens onto lower terrace
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room; opens onto lower terrace

Lower ground terrace U-shaped stone sofa with cushions Gate and pathway lead to communal areas Pool terrace Pool terrace opposite main house entrance (across path) Private infinity swimming pool 9.45m x 4.4m (depth 1.6m – 1.7m) Table tennis table

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.

 


Campanula

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Spacious handsome house
  • Splendid walled garden
  • Stunning views
  • Private infinity swimming pool

Full details

Campanula is a splendidly handsome house with probably the largest garden at Rou and a pretty half-moon swimming pool in its grounds.  A beautiful traditional veranda, both spacious and airy, with stunning views offers outside dining under a shaded roof of old quintessential Greek tiles. Across the courtyard is a small, romantic guest cottage for two and there are several delightful terraces around the house to admire the wonderful vistas.

Accommodation

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Open plan living/dining area with fireplace; opens onto large covered dining terrace, garden and walkway to the main swimming pool
  • Kitchen includes large hob/oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine; leads to garden
  • Study/TV room (limited Satellite channels), DVD/CD player
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower (twin beds can be made up as double with mattress topper)
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

Guest cottage

  • Located on the other side of the courtyard
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room without a connecting door

Lower garden terrace

  • Private infinity swimming pool (half-moon shape) straight side 10m and 2.7m at centre (depth 1.70m throughout) 

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Plumbago

  • 10
  • 5
  • 5
  • Simpson Exclusive
  • A beautiful and elegant house
  • Stunning location
  • Stylish interiors
  • Private swimming pool

Full details

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.

Layout

  • 5 air-conditioned bedrooms

Upper floor

  • Large living room with library
  • Television room with TV/DVD player (limited Satellite channels)
  • Fully equipped kitchen/dining room, outdoor dining terrace with barbecue
  • Cloakroom

Lower floor

  • Master double bedroom, open plan en-suite bathroom
  • Double bedroom, open plan en-suite bathroom
  • Double bedroom, open plan en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom, open plan en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom or TV room, en-suite shower, kitchenette
  • All bedrooms lead out to pool terrace
  • Glassed mini-gym
  • Laundry room with washing machine

General

  • Sits on the edge of The Rou Estate
  • Gated infinity pool 12m x 6m (depth 0.8m – 1.80m)
  • Mini-gym
  • Games room
  • Spacious terraces
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Security deposit (£3,000) required 3 weeks prior to departure

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

Wifi

  • 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.


Papaver

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • Beautifully positioned house
  • Comfortable and contemporary
  • Guest cottage with private plunge pool
  • Private swimming pool

Full details

Papaver occupies a position which allows it to command wide-ranging views over olive groves, mountains and the Ionian - the quintessential Greek landscape. With a large, beamed living room, Papaver has successfully combined the style of a traditional house with a modern taste for space, light and comfortable furnishings.

There is also a one bedroom self-contained cottage with a plunge pool adjoining Papaver ideal for friends, teenagers or grandparents who require a little more independence. It boasts a large private roof terrace from where arguably one of the finest vistas from the Rou Estate can be enjoyed.

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • 1 bedroom adjoining cottage (sleeps 2)

Ground floor (house)

  • Open plan living/dining room with CD player; small balcony with stairs down to pool terrace
  • Kitchen with large hob/oven, American-style fridge, dishwasher, small breakfast bar; opens on to large rear terrace with barbecue and outdoor dining

Lower ground floor (house)

  • Stairgate at top of stairs
  • Small sitting room with TV (limited Satellite channels), DVD player
  • Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower; access to garden and plunge pool
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom; access to rear courtyard
  • Twin bedroom with access to garden and plunge pool
  • Shower room

Accommodation (adjoining cottage)

  • 1 bedroom
  • Open-plan living/dining room with CD player; French doors to patio
  • Kitchen with hob/oven, fridge, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Large roof terrace
  • Walled garden
  • Private plunge pool 1.95m x 2.1m (depth 1.5m)

General

  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Private plunge pool 3.30m x 2.10m (depth 1.20m)
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane

WiFi

  • 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.


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