Understated, stylish luxury is the name of the game at Villa Tugela, which commands prime position atop the hillside overlooking Corfu’s Bay of Avlaki. The picture-perfect stone villa is brand new and has been carefully designed to maximise the views throughout – with bright airy interiors that help you relax into the holiday mood.
The spacious, whitewashed living room on the first floor is the villa’s focal point – with a tall pitched ceiling and large doors and windows on all four walls to let the light flood in. The décor is fresh and minimalist, leading your eye outside to the terraces and sea beyond. Also on the first floor, you’ll find a modest but perfectly formed kitchen which leads out to a huge outdoor dining area and barbeque space. Finally, one of the four main bedrooms (which all have gorgeous sea views) is also upstairs, while the other three, plus a kid-friendly bunk room, are on the ground floor.
While the villa is certainly luxurious, it’s the outside space that really sells it. Multi-level terraces and gardens surround the building and create several secluded spots for dinner, drinks or relaxing. These then open out to a huge patio and infinity pool overlooking the shimmering sea. With a book and a cold drink in hand you could spend all day here simply taking it in.
Should the desire strike, sun, sea and swimming aren’t all that’s on offer at Villa Tugela. In fact, you could enjoy a game of boules on your own pitch, practice your table tennis skills, relax after dark in the TV room, or workout in the gym. If you venture the short walk down to the beach you’ll find tennis courts en route, and paddle boards and canoes on arrival too – just make sure you pre-book hire.