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. For those who want to explore the area or even their own creativity, there are further lifestyle options available.    

The Rou Estate

  • Beautifully restored hamlet
  • 14 stylish and elegant houses
  • Breathtaking views
  • Magnificent landscaped gardens
  • 2-5 bedrooms
  • Private plunge pools or swimming pools
  • Restaurant and spa
  • Shared infinity pool
  • Family extras available
Accommodation 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, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Outside dining
  • Barbecue
  • Split level terraces
  • Shared infinity swimming pool 14m x 9m (depth 1.70m – 1.90m)
  • The Rou Estate is reached via an unmade country lane. Due to numerous stone steps, the Rou Estate is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility
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.
Your holiday includes:
  • Villa
  • Flights (inc. 1 hold bag per person)
  • Hire car (inc. additional driver and zero excess insurance)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pre-departure & overseas concierge services
  • Full ATOL protection
Prices are per person sharing for 1 week
Including flights, transfers or car hire unless otherwise stated.
Prices start from £1,069
All prices and details are subject to change and availability.  Terms and conditions apply.

Holiday Name : The Rou Estate 
Reference : STA