THE MANDRA, Karoussades, CorfuRef: 12624
Situated on a plateau, raised fifty metres above the sea, this is a remarkable and private place known to local people as The Mandra. Approached via a side road from the main route down to the quiet beach at Yialos, The Mandra slowly opens up through the trees, until you have an astounding 180% outlook over the Ionian Sea. The site will have uninterrupted views in perpetuityand the sunsets are memorable.
The land being offered is in two parts – a substantial plot for a new house, plus an accompanying olive grove – a serene place rich in the flora and fauna of Corfu. At 5,760 square metres, the main plot is larger than that required for the building of a substantial house – situated at the highest part of the plateau, with a large level area that allows various options for the positioning of a new house, the plot has commanding views of the entire area, and provides astounding views to the horizon. It is backed by woodland and a dramatic protective cliff face.
The olive grove, the entrance to which is just a few metres from the main plot, is a place of exceptional natural beauty, with 50+ mature olive trees and banks of wild flowers. Walking down from the shaded and cooler upper level of the site, the vast expanse of the Ionian Sea comes into view - the grove is a truly breathtaking setting for recreational or agricultural pastimes. Although of a substantial size at 4996 square metres, as a principal natural watercourse for the area the land is probably unsuitable for building, though a lightweight structure such as a summerhouse might be possible.
The owner of the land, an English publisher, has commissioned and will make available topographical and archaeological studies of both of the plots, which would be essential documents for anyone planning a house there. The shops, supermarkets and the restaurants of several lively resorts can be reached in minutes. Excellent tavernas are nearby. Good swimming beaches and the busy night life in summer are all available within a short drive. Anyone viewing the site cannot fail to be enthralled by its potential as the location for a very special house.
Those who love Corfu know that it is a green oasis in the Ionian Sea, an island of pine
forests, mountains, olive groves and fine beaches with turquoise waters – of fascinating wildlife, wild rocky coastlines and quiet secluded bays. It is both a place to relax and a place to explore – and to experience the renowned hospitality of the people of Corfu. This exceptional site could become the setting for the house you may have often imagined – for yourself, your family, and for your friends.
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