On a west-facing hillside above Kefalonia's northern coast, just a 10 minute drive away from the pretty port of Fiscardo, the tiny hamlet of Markandonata gets stunning sunset views across olive groves and cypress forest to the Ionian Sea.
Frappa Cottage hides away amongst a hillside of olive groves – a peaceful escape with natural surroundings.
Originally a simple stone cottage, built in the early 17th Century, the property has been brought into the 21st Century by Marcus Love, a costume designer for cinema, combining traditional local style and modern comforts.
Surrounding the cottage and the swimming pool terraces are beautifully landscaped gardens of bougainvillaea, citrus, almond, olive and cypress trees. Here there is peaceful seclusion yet the sea and local eateries are not far away.
Villa Frappa lies privately on the other side of the gardens.
Private swimming pool 7.5 x 3.5 metres
Maid service & linen change twice per week
Location: car hire recommended. The local taverna at Antipata is a 10 minute walk. Fiscardo tavernas, shops and boat hire are a 10 minute drive. Nearby hamlets of Manganos and Vassilikades have local tavernas. This part of Kefalonia is excellent for walking/hiking – there are many marked trails leading to hillside hamlets and beaches such as Kimilia, Dafnoudi, Emblisi, Foki and Alaties.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room (satellite TV/DVD/CD/iPod dock/WiFi) and kitchen (microwave); steps up from kitchen to open-plan double bedroom and en suite shower room. Sitting room has a sofa bed. Washing machine (separate utility room shared with Villa Frappa). Mosquito screens on all windows. Barbecue. Pool towels provided.