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Michael Rust

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, greek

Newly Renovated Cottage With Truly Breathtaking Views

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Kassopei holiday cottage

Mountain Cottage near Agios Stephanos and Kassiopi, North East Corfu - Tranquil Location In Unique Mountain Setting Yet Only 15 Minutes To The Beaches

If you are looking for a holiday that will take you away from the stresses of modern life with a quiet and secluded location, then look no further than this recently completed renovation of the local cobbler’s cottage. The cottage is situated within a private hamlet close to the village of Santa in the prime region of Sinies on Corfu’s stunningly beautiful north east coast. It is set in a perfect rural mountain retreat with breathtakingly uninterrupted panoramic views of the Corfu Straits and the Albanian coast. Daybreak for the early riser will be rewarded by one of the most exhilarating views you are ever likely to see, dominated by the alluring presence of the mountains of Albania opposite and the shimmering sea between. Equally, at dusk, you will be entertained by the atmospheric property lighting and the ever changing colours as the sun sets.

  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Michael Rust (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, greek

About Michael Rust

I am English with 25 years of local experience. I will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have, enabling you to make the most of your stay here in Corfu.

I speak fluent Greek and am an active member of the local educational and cultural society.

Michael Rust purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Michael Rust chose Greece

Back in 1990 I discovered the abandoned hamlet and bought my first house here. The hamlet consisted of 5 old stone houses, all of which were hidden from view by the undergrowth. The hamlet is absolutely unique, offering an opportunity to experience the "real" Greece.

The property offers peace and tranquility, and above all, truly breathtaking views.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of this property, its beautiful gardens, and its facilities, will ensure you enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect peaceful spot, excellent mountain walks plus great food. Thanks for making us so welcome and ensuring a relaxing holiday.

Maria and Phil April 2013

We can only re-iterate everyones comments about the cottage, the welcome and the views. Thanks for a relaxing two weeks.

Owen and Angela June 2013

Its all been said before but we particularly liked the peace, quiet and tranquility of Cobblers Cottage. The view is spectacular and addictive. I couldn't stop wandering to the end of the terrace to watch and photograph. The standard of the house is superb, what a fabulous shower.

Mark and Dawn July 2013
Jul 2011
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based on 24 traveller reviews

Newly Renovated Cottage With Truly Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Perfect peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

Cobblers Cottage is just the place to stay if you want to get away from the crowds and relax in beautiful countryside with stunning views.

The cottage is immaculate, very comfortable and Michael the owner was always ready to help and advise on how to get the most from our Corfu holiday including tips on the best beaches and restaurants etc.

We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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hilltop hideaway in unparalleled location

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were of a beautiful, cosy cottage offering rest and peace and great views at the end of a difficult Easyjet journey. From that first moment the appreciation just grew and grew until the final realisation this was simply a faultless and utterly fabulous holiday destination. Situated in the top right corner of Corfu high above arguably the best beaches on the island, Cobblers Cottage has everything. But what makes it stand out from so many other lovely destinations is the location. The views across to the mysterious broodiness of the Albanian coastline are an utterly captivating scene of changing light and mood. Sunrise is jawdropping. Then the fact that the cottage is situated in an enchanting bowl of cypress, olive and oak trees with so much wildlife on the ground and in the air. To top that the wonderful beaches, each with its own special character, are within easy reach in a car. The cottage itself is a charming blend of very modern (check out the shower room) and more traditional ( for instance the bedroom with its high, exposed beams). The only problem so far as I can see is whether to stir yourself from the patio to go anywhere else because there is so much to appreciate just being there. Michael was a wonderful, friendly host, unobtrusive yet maintaining a helpful presence. His attention to detail is very evident and needless to say the cottage is very clean with many useful facilities. Everything is exactly as described in the details but you have to discover the wow factor for yourself. Impossible to recommend Cobblers too highly in my view.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dans les hauteurs de Corfou

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine ( 23-30 juillet 2016 ) à Cobbler's Cottage. Situé à la sortie du petit village de Porta au nord de Corfou. Posée dans les oliviers, la maison est parfaite pour un couple, tout à fait ce que nous imaginions et ce que nous cherchions, à l'écart de l'agitation touristique. La terrasse offre de superbes vues sur la plaine de Butrunti en Albanie.

Nous remercions chaleureusement Michael, notre hôte, pour son accueil, sa gentillesse, sa conversation (en anglais et en grec ) et ses excellentes suggestions concernant les plages et les restaurants à choisir. Nous n'avons jamais été déçus de suivre ses conseils.

Une résidence à conseiller à ceux qui cherchent, le calme, l'espace et un environnement naturel.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews for Cobblers Cottage caught my attention as not many properties receive such consistent praise. Everything written in the listing is accurate and, if anything, the location and facilities are even better than described. The views are stunning.

The cottage is beautifully restored, very clean, well-maintained and equipped. Furniture and fixings are of a high quality. The gardens are also very well cared for and attractively landscaped.

The owner, Michael, takes great pride in his house and gardens and visits daily to tend to the plants. He has great local knowledge and if you need advice he is happy to help, but otherwise is discreet.

We hired a small Jeep on advice from a previous review and were very pleased we did - the extra clearance and robust tyres meant we could confidently use the small back road for a quicker run down to the coast.

The local beaches and tavernas are great and there is lots of choice for something different each day.

I would certainly recommend Cobblers Cottage and this area of Corfu to my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Peace!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a tranquil, beautiful and luxury cottage to unwind then book this one! The cottage itself, and the gardens are amazing, very high quality, perfectly maintained and spotlessly clean. Bed is comfy, everything you need in the kitchen and a great shower and bathroom. It's the location and views that will really amaze you though! We live in a remote place with great views but we quite mesmerised here. Lots of wonderful fragrances, birds, tortoises and of course some interesting insect life...all friendly though!

Michael is around every day if you need any help or advice about your trip, and really does care that you have a good holiday.

Kassiope is great with lovely walks and restaurants, boat trips and beaches.

First time on Greek soil but we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful 5 day stay at Mountain View

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing property, with truly breathtaking views. The property has everything you could want and more. The stunning gardens and aroma from the well maintained and beautiful gardens surrounding the property are absolutely wonderful. The house is outstanding in every way, tranquil and calm. We had a wonderful 5 day stay and would highly recommend the property. The owner Michael visited everyday and was around if we needed anything and for a welcome chat too, a lovely man who could not have been more helpful and kind to us. We left feeling totally relaxed and de-stressed after a hectic few months, if you could bottle that feeling we would be millionaires. Thank you Michael for everything, you are a star, you have it just right, we hope to visit again next year.

Steve and Jackie,Bucks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

This property is especially suited to those seeking nature at its best.

Ideal for artists, walkers, writers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and avid photographers.


The local beaches of Agni, San Stefanos, Kerasia and Kalami/Kouloura are all within a 15/20 minute drive.

Kassiopi with its facilities is a 15 minute drive.


Car hire is essential for this property.

Comprehensive directions supplied from airport to cottage

Corfu airport 45 minute drive.

Corfu town and port 40 minute drive.

Further Details:

Closest tavernas within 5/10 minute drive.

Nearest main resort of Kassiopi 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Kassopei, Greece

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Oct 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
4 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
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16 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
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5 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
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3 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required to secure booking, except in the case of late bookings where the amount must be paid in full.
Balance must be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible according to availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Kassopei

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Notes on accommodation: This stylish and comfortable property retains many of its original features and has been updated to include a fully fitted handmade kitchen and luxury en suite bathroom. The accommodation comprises of an open plan ground floor with kitchen, dining area and lounge with an upper floor which includes a double bedroom with modern en suite bathroom. There are also French doors leading from the bedroom to an outside seating area. Leading from the kitchen is a large shaded outside eating area, the views from which are outstanding. This makes for a perfect lazy breakfast or evening drink as the sun rises or night falls over the Albanian mountains. There is a private terraced garden area with well designed flowerbeds where you can sit and relax peacefully, read a book or take a quiet nap on one of the garden loungers. There are mixtures of sunny and shaded areas to be found around the property where you can absorb the fragrances offered by the rosemary, lavender and roses. Outside: Private terraced and landscaped gardens with Mediterranean planting. Various sunny and shaded areas. Sun loungers. Table and chairs. Barbecue. Please note this property does not have a swimming pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Beach towels not supplied.