Olivestone House

Nissaki, Barbati, Gouvia, Kommeno & Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

From £1,627 per week

Please note that not all rooms will be available for lower occupancies at this villa. See Important Information for more detail.

Our view

Set in two acres of stunning grounds, with panoramic views of coast and country, this characterful house has been lovingly restored to a beautiful family villa, on the fringe of a heritage village

In brief

  • Panoramic views
  • Walk to a restaurant
  • Beautiful pool

About the villa

Sympathetically restored to retain its three centuries of character, and unobtrusively updated with the contemporary facilities, this lovely old house and guesthouse nestle amid  two acres of picturesque gardens and grounds.  Palms, flowering shrubs and numerous types of fruit and citrus trees fill its garden terraces, whilst it also has its own olive grove, from which organic olive oil is made most years.  A stroll through the tiered garden reveals a picnic table in a sunny spot, a classic stone fountain, a pergola cloaked in bougainvillea and, privately positioned just below the main house the pretty guesthouse and oval swimming pool. There is a shower and thatched shade at the poolside with sundowner seating and millstone tables, rustic benches with beautiful rural and sea views that stretch right down  the coast to Corfu Town. Inside the villa there are two Jacuzzi bathrooms and three charming bedrooms, each with air conditioning; a country kitchen is fitted with quality appliances; and the beamed sitting room has big sofas, a wood-burning stove and wall mounted TV, and opens on to a large covered dining and seating area. 
The guesthouse has air conditioning and comprises a lovely open plan sitting room, kitchen area and washroom downstairs. Upstairs, two bedrooms, one a kingsize with four poster bed and a small double bedroom (suitable for one adult or two children) share a bathroom.

At the beginning of the sought after NE coast  nestles the tranquil, picturesque village of Agios Markos. Time stands still here with its Byzantine buildings, flowered terraces and panoramic views. There's  a small local taverna just two minutes away and the sea and amenities at just1.2km. The villa is ideally situated close to a cluster of coastal resorts, as well as beautiful Corfu Town


"For the last few decades I’ve been *looks down, kicks a few pebbles along the road* an award-winning travel writer, visiting far-flungery from the Arctic Circle to the Cape of Good Hope. So when the Daily Mail sent me to the Olivestone I was very pleased, but to be honest, a little blasé.
But I was enchanted, even seduced by the utter beauty and serenity of the place. Hand on heart, I can honestly say it’s the only place I’ve returned to under my own steam (and pocket) and intend to keep doing so.
Mal Rogers"

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • Utility room

First Floor

  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom (king size bed) opening to balcony
  • Twin bedroom

Second Floor

  • Master double bedroom (super king size bed) with study area
  • Bathroom

Guest House-Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room

Guest House-First Floor

  • Second master bedroom (four poster king size bed)
  • Small double bedroom (suitable for one adult or two children only)
  • Bathroom



  • A complimentary travel cot
  • A complimentary highchair


  • Barbecue


  • LCD HDMI Satellite TV
  • iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • iPad


  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms and sitting room
  • Insect screens


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave


  • 9m x 6m
  • 1m x 1.7m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe

Important Information

Please note the guest house will be closed for parties of 1 to 6 people. Should the guest house be requested for small parties, a supplement will apply on booking.


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents. 


Arrival from 15:30. Departure by 11:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

EOT Tourist Licence number: 0829K10000540501



Book your seats on our CV charter flight from Gatwick. CV Villas is also delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Corfu and on Easyjet from London Gatwick to Corfu. We can also organise charter flights from most regional airports to Corfu to suit your requirements. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page 


There is no better way to explore the coastline and discover deserted bays and coves with their translucent water to add to the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Small boats and speedboats can be pre-booked with our UK office prior to departure and we recommend early reservations, especially in July and August, as availability is limited.

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 3 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 2 day(s) per week



  • Panorama taverna within a few minutes walk along a rocky/grassy footpath, (not suitable for those with limited mobility or buggies/prams)
  • Coffee shop and mini-market in Agios Markos 1km
  • Ipsos supermarkets/water sports/beach 2.2km
  • Barbati ( tavernas/supermarket/beach and water sports) 4km


  • Barbati 5km
  • Nisaki 7.3km
  • Kaminaki 9.7km
  • Agni 11.5km
  • Kalami 16km


  • Corfu Airport 16km
About the area

Nissaki, Barbati, Gouvia, Kommeno & Corfu Town

Average weather

Gouvia was once a Venetian naval base and a way-station for the London–Karachi flying-boat service; it now has the island’s biggest marina. Close by, upmarket Kommeno, and the former fishing villages of Nissaki and Barbati for a holiday, represent the best of rural Corfu. Civilized yet unspoilt, the area is half way along Corfu’s most beautiful stretch of coast. Yet, since it flanks the main road, from here the whole of northern Corfu is open to exploration, by bus or—better still—by car. 

Find out more about Nissaki, Barbati, Gouvia, Kommeno & Corfu Town.