A little treat in Corfu. Our wonderful long weekend at Villa Livadi

After the kids and I (Emma) spent a manic fortnight backpacking alone in Seville and Cadiz and with Rich being away in Australia and Hong Kong, the kids had this great idea that we would all meet up in Gatwick and take a ‘holiday’ somewhere, where we did NOTHING. Absolutely nothing; no exploring, no history, no trips… just chilled with Dad – who they miss a lot.

The kids planned most of if by setting this criteria:

  1. It must be hot
  2. It had to be within a budget (this was a budget I set after they found houses for £400 a night!)
  3. They wanted a pool
  4. The house had to have three bedrooms & with individual beds for all of them
  5. There must be restaurants near by (that was my input!)
  6. Near the sea would be good but not essential
  7. Must fly from Gatwick
  8. Not too far from the airport (in the other country)

In the end we chose Corfu and courtesy of booking.com we picked Villa Livadi, a semi-rural property with a pool.

Villa Livadi

Usually I don’t blog about where we’ve stayed. This tends to be because they’re budget accommodations and nothing special to write home about but this one is different and we had such a good time, I feel I should share it.

The house is quite decadent with three levels, three double bedrooms and FOUR bathrooms.  It also had a kitchen with a dishwasher (frequently one of my prerequisites that gets abandoned) and a bbq.  Not to forget the very large garden, driveway parking and pool.

I didn’t take any photos of the inside of the house, so you’ll have to make do with some of the view and garden.


 The pool

We spent the most amount of time here and why not! A beautifully enclosed pool and what kid doesn’t love a pool.


My favourite thing to do!?

My favourite thing to do in Corfu was sit by the pool and watch the swallows circle and eat bugs from the pool’s surface. They would come in, six or seven at a time, swoop down, dunking themselves in the process.

This was taken one evening when we eating.

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