The Rou Estate - Corfu

The transformation of a ruined hamlet in the foothills of Mount Pantokrator into 14 stunning and imaginatively equipped houses which now comprise The Rou Estate was the vision of a British architect, Dominic Skinner, and his Dutch wife, Claire.

The position is unparalleled: a setting in the most dramatic and exclusive part of Corfu with one of the finest views on the island: looking out across the sea towards the mountainous coast of Albania.

Dominic, who worked with Sir Norman Foster for several years, has been as sensitive to the natural environment as to the houses themselves. The gardens are one of the most attractive and remarkable features of the estate with winding paths, tiny courtyards and short flights of stone steps connecting the different levels of the village with mature oaks, olives, cypresses and fragrant beds.

But if Rou is a surprise, the interiors are even more so. The thought that has gone into their restoration has created houses of great charm with every modern amenity and comfort in an elegant style that has retained original architectural features wherever possible.

A beautifully-designed shared swimming pool follows the contours of the natural rock and has uninterrupted sea views, whilst each house has its own private swimming or plunge pool.

The Garden Terrace restaurant serves a menu of the freshest ingredients and a spa provides further possibilities for relaxation, with massage and beauty treatments. Breakfast and meal delivery services are available at all villas and we are happy to arrange a private chef, subject to availability. Groceries may also be pre-ordered for delivery on arrival and throughout your stay.

The Rou Estate is exclusive to Simpson Travel. We are delighted to be managing the village and have added a few Simpson touches of our own. For further information and details of the lifestyle options available, please contact us.

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Holiday Name : The Rou Estate 
Reference : STA
Restored hamlet of fourteen 2-5 bedroom houses 
  • Acanthus – 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
  • Hestia – 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
  • Laurus – 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
  • Lilium – 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
  • Trifylli – 2-bedroom house (sleeps 2-4)
  • Campanula – 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
  • Muscari – 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
  • Lavandula – 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
  • Centaurea – 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
  • Thyme – 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
  • Strelitzia – 4-bedroom house (sleeps 2-8)
  • Papaver – 4-bedroom house (sleeps 2-8)
  • Cyclamen – 4-bedroom house (sleeps 2-8)
  • Plumbago – 5-bedroom house (sleeps 2-10)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 9m x 14m (depth 1.7m – 1.9m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via 1.5km of unmade country lane
  • Due to the number of steps, The Rou Estate is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility
Simpson family extras
  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.
From prices are per person sharing for 1 week
Including accommodation,  flights (inc. 1 hold bag per person), transfers or car hire unless otherwise stated, Welcome pack (if self-catering), Pre-departure & overseas concierge services. 
Prices start from £929
All prices and details are subject to change and availability, please check at the time of booking. Full ATOL protection.  Terms and conditions apply. Prices are for guidance.

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