Orchard Cottages are located in a quiet hamlet in the North of Kefalonia, close to the harbour town of Fiskardo. The nearest shops and restaurants are just a 10-minute walk away in the village of Antipata and Dafnoudi Beach is also a short walk via traditional gateways and goat trails.
- 2 separate villas sleeping 6-10 people
- 2 bathrooms
- Swimming pool
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Gardens filled with flowers, fruit trees and bougainvilleas
Lime House is the larger of the two cottages, comfortably sleeping 6-8 people. You enter into an open-plan kitchen and living room, with white and grey flecked marble floors and a whitewashed wooden pitched ceiling. There are three double bedrooms, a mezzanine area with double bed and two bathrooms. A private driveway leads up to the property and outside, there are two outdoor dining areas, an outdoor seating area and a private 13m x 2.5m swimming pool.
The smaller cottage, Fig Cottage, comprises an open plan kitchen/living area with two stone day beds, one double bedroom and one bathroom with a walk-in shower. This property also has its own private 8m x 4m swimming pool. Both properties have WiFi.
The properties are arranged to be private from each other with an old stone wall separating them, however there is also a gate allowing easy access to if needed.
The plot size totals 2.3 stremma and there are natural, terraced gardens full of olive, fruit and nut trees. Both properties have a clear uninterrupted view of the sea.
The property rents extremely well each season, both as two separate cottages or the option of the property as a whole, through three high end boutique agents and through its own website. There is a property maintenance team (for housekeeping and gardening) and an English, fluent Greek speaking property manager on the ground throughout the season.
Orchard Cottages are the oldest properties in Markandonata – the ruins originally date back to the 16th Century from which the current owner, an interior designer, completely restored them.