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  • Learn more about Rou’s creator Dominic Skinner
Learn more about Rou’s creator Dominic Skinner
  • “Best for Mountain Escapism” Harpers Bazaar
“Best for Mountain Escapism” Harpers Bazaar
  • “Self-catering houses with the vibe of a cool hotel” The Guardian
“Self-catering houses with the vibe of a cool hotel” The Guardian
  • No. 36 in the “Top 100 Places to Stay in the World” Sunday Times
No. 36 in the “Top 100 Places to Stay in the World” Sunday Times

 

The Rou Estate is a private hillside village of 14 stone houses with a 28m shared infinity swimming pool, a private gym, Spa and eight acres of landscaped gardens. Nestled in the hills overlooking the beautiful north east coast of Corfu and flanked by majestic Mount Pantokrator, the Estate enjoys some of the most breathtaking views on the island.

The Estate’s houses offer the finest standard of luxury holiday accommodation. Each house offers spacious and elegant accommodation, spectacular sea views, terraces for outside dining and its own plunge or infinity pool.

The stone houses boast a combination of traditional Corfiot architecture, elegant furnishings and modern appliances and amenities including wifi. Individual houses sleep from 2 to 8 people.

The Estate is also a perfect base to explore the beautiful hills and villages surrounding Mount Pantokrator as well as the pristine waters and charming bays running along the north east coast from Nissaki, Agni, St Stefanos, Avlaki and Ag Spiridon.

The Estate is a stunning venue and an excellent place to act as a base to enjoy the surrounding area.  Private guided walks, painting and yoga courses can be arranged in this peaceful village setting.

The Estate is the creation of British architect Dominic Skinner who, with his Dutch wife Claire, bought the entire village in 2004 and meticulously restored the ruins to develop a stunning and peaceful retreat. This exclusive Estate is unique on the island, offering luxury holiday accommodation and a discreet service similar to a boutique hotel.

Guests at the Rou Estate have come to enjoy the seclusion, gardens and comfort of the Estate and the personal unobtrusive service offered by the Estate management team.  The Rou Estate has been voted No 1 Best Mountain Escape in Greece (Harpers Bazaar); No 5 Top Greek Retreats (Harpers Bazaar); and No 36 Top 100 Places to Stay in the World (Times UK).

For 2012 we are delighted to be collaborating exclusively with London-based Simpson Travel for Estate bookings.   Each member of their knowledgeable sales team has personally visited each house and can answer any questions or give advice since each house has its own individual character.

Photographic contributions by Andre Bakker and Clive Nichols.