The charming mountain village of Old Perithia, in the northeast of Corfu, is the best kept example of the Venetian architectural origins of the island. With 130 houses, 8 churches, 5 Greek Tavernas and the highly-acclaimed Merchant's House Hotel / B&B, it is considered as a special place to visit by locals and visitors alike.
In 2010 the owners of The Merchant's House restored three ruins (dating back to 1650) using local materials and craftsmen with the aim of bringing the village back to life.
The property is currently operating as six boutique B&B suites and has an extensive list of accolades and reviews. For any prospective buyer, it is a 'turn-key' business with a proven track record, top reviews and an excellent client list.
The property could alternatively be converted into individual apartments (with plumbing and wiring already in place), as a family home, or a combination of any of the above. All licenses for operating as a B&B are included with the property, as well as a license to serve breakfast, light lunches and drinks and to sell books & publications.
Each suite is extremely well appointed and has its own entrance, a double bedroom, sitting room and good sized bathroom, and access to a planted terraced garden, paved with local stone and laid with lawn.
There are Daikin air conditioning units in all of the suites as well as Buderus central heating and a water recycling system. All the furniture, beds, and the wrought iron works in the property, both internal and external, are hand made by local craftsmen.
The reputation of The Merchant's House has gained it an iconic status and made the village of Old Perithia one of the island's most famous and exciting locations as it comes back to life with further future potential and interest.
Further land is available by separate negotiation - approx. 7 stremma, next to the iconic Skordilis mansion, with views to sea, and includes the ruins of a historic monument, which was once the village look-out tower against pirate attacks. Building permission could be sought to build a villa, a restaurant or to expand the current business for example with a yoga retreat or health spa etc.