5 star Del Cielo is a stunning and totally romantic private retreat situated just below Spartilas, offering unbelievable 360 degree views over the coastline and of Albania, the Greek mainland and much of the island itself. Del Cielo 'of the sky' offers total privacy and seclusion. Featured in the Sunday Times as one of Europe's top 100 Villas it is a landmark building, the tower being seen from miles around. Built of local and imported Italian stone, it settles into the landscape amongst its 150 olive trees. It is ideal for large family gatherings or group of friends, as it offers great possibilities for entertaining, with an excellent outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with barbecue and wood burning oven, two outdoor dining tables each seating 10. Ample games and entertainment including table tennis, children's playground, floats and toys for the pool, and a superb Blue Ray Home Cinema system. The interiors have been stylishly furnished and decorated creating a light and relaxed ambience.
All the bedrooms are spacious and individually themed. They have stone or timber floors ( underfloor heating available at extra cost winter months). They all mosquito nets and/or air conditioning. The main bedroom suite occupies the whole of the first floor and has a lobby/dressing room leading to the large en suite bathroom and to exterior covered loggia and spacious private sun terrace with fabulous mountain and coastal views. The lower bedroom and tower bedroom are situated away from the main building, ideal for couples but not for young children.(These bedrooms are reached along illuminated paths and steps). The tower is for adults only and for 2012 the magnificent roof terrace has been opened to guests, it has unparalleled coastal, sea and mountain views and is ideal as a special retreat. The two ground floor twin rooms are part of the main building and ideally suited for children. The tower bedroom has its own ipod docking station and DVD player and amazing views cross to Albania.
Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom, they all have stone flooring with underfloor heating, excellent lighting and good mirrors. The wash bowls are counter mounted and there is ample space for your toiletries. All the showers have been fitted with two showers, a large overhead and hand held shower. The main en suite has a double ended bath and separate walk-in shower, the tower bathroom a free-standing copper bath from which are views to Albania and steps down to its own outdoor shower!
Some nearby attractions and facilities: The wonderfully picturesque north east coast road is literally 10 mins by car down the hill. At Ipsos there is a long beach, joggers trail, many tavernas, bars and clubs. A spot for the young and young at heart with watersports and parasailing. Great boat hire and water sports and diving at Nissaki about 10 minutes further north up the coast, boat hire also at Gouvia. Many bays and coves to explore, best to hire a boat, snorkel and swim in coves before stopping for lunch at one of the many Tavernas. Spartilas village has a shop, bakers & chemist . Nearest supermarket is at Ipsos (AB) 4km away, it has good local breads. Also in Ipsos are 2 ATMs, 2 convenience stores, butchers, chemist, medical clinic, scooter and car hire. Petrol station within 4 km at bottom of hill towards Ipsos, take away grill opposite (ideal for picking up rotisserie chicken on back way home from a day out). On the road into Corfu town there are several larger supermarkets. Fantastic shopping and sophisticated night life in beautiful Corfu town.
Local tavernas: Closest taverna is within a short walk, there are many cafes & tavernas at Ipsos try the most unlikely looking called Moby Dick (next to chemist) is to our minds the best food,- very basic surroundings, good for a quick meal, has surprisingly good Italian dishes, great salads, try 'Mediterranean', excellent pizzas and pastas( if you like mushrooms try 'Chef's Spaghetti', ). Also excellent grill house 'Roumeli' (next door to Vitamins) at Nissaki. 3 famous tavernas at Agni, (we love the most simple and most friendly-Taverna Nikolas, - you will be well looked after, moor up at their jetty for lunch.) Fish taverna at Koulouri harbour (book) or the Taverna Eucalyptus in Agios Stephanos ( 40 mins in car, less by boat). Nearer to home go up the mountain and stop for lunch at Strinilas, first on right, great for Sunday lunch.
Maps and guides at Villa. In Villa professional private catering can also be organised and the local taverna will provide a delivery service tailored to your specific requests!