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.
The private grounds of Villa Frappa are hidden 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. The cottage has recently been extended and given a swimming pool.
Surrounding the villa 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.
Frappa Cottage lies privately on the other side of the gardens.
Private swimming pool 13 x 3 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 (dishwasher/microwave); 3 double bedrooms (air-con) – one can be made into a twin and one has an en suite shower room; bathroom with shower; small double sofa bed on mezzanine floor above living area (please note this is not big enough for 2 adults). Washing machine (separate utility room shared with Frappa Cottage). Mosquito screens on all windows. Barbecue. Pool towels provided.