The Garden House was purpose built as a peaceful, private family home and designed to take advantage of it's exquisite location & sweeping views of Lourdas Bay
Lee and Graham Milne
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About Lee and Graham Milne
We are Lee & Graham, retired and passionate about all things Greek - its history, people and culture. We first discovered Kefalonia in 1999 and had been coming back regularly ever since. Then in 2011 we bought The Garden House which is situated in the area of Livathos. The scenery, views, beaches & walks are stunning. Forbes Magazine described Kefalonia as "one of the most idyllic places to live." Once you have visited the island yourself we think you will agree!
Lee and Graham Milne purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Lee and Graham Milne chose Livathou
*Peaceful. *Extraordinary sea and mountain views. *Magnificent glass-mosaic pool with dolphin motif *Beautifully designed & equipped private family home. *Quiet no-through road but only minutes from beach & tavernas
What makes this Villa unique
*Architecturally designed in stunning position *Fantastic sea and mountain views *Quiet location yet close to tavernas and mini-markets *Private drive *Parking
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
A £250 refundable damage-deposit is payable when booking.
Please only use plastic glasses and plates outside
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our family of five adults have just spent a fabulous week at this beautiful property in a stunning location with great views.
(Obviously to get the views there is a certain amount of steep walking involved and I would advise a small car if you are not used to the roads on the island)
The house is beautifully furnished and well equipped with a lovely pool area. Lovely to meet Sam the house manager who dealt with any queries we had.
Great communication from the owners Lee and Graham.
It met our expectations and more !!
Would definitely recommend, we loved it
We had a fantastic stay in this amazing villa. From the time of booking to check out time the communication was excellent.
The villa had a lovely pool with stunning sea views, the kitchen was well supplied and the bedrooms were all comfortable with air conditioning.
The location is excellent - walking distance to a few restaurants but I would recommend a car as the walk back from the beach in the summer sun isn't fun!
All in all a superb holiday -we hope to come back again soon!
What a fantastic place. Best Greek Island we have been to. Overall a faultless holiday. Good restaurants, great location. You are best to have a car, or be ready to walk some slopes. But everything is a short distance away. Fantastic!
Family holiday at The Garden House
Stunning, everything we could have hoped for. The Villa is laid out so well with the main balcony on the top floor for evening drinks or dinner. Beautiful views and so quiet with nothing to deter from the view of the sea and mountain behind. Three minute drive to the beach and wonderful taverna's and shops. The bakery at the top of the hill is exceptional. A great location for sightseeing as only 30 mins back to Argostili and 30 mins to Skala at the south end of the island. There is nothing I would change its a fantastic villa and very suitable for four or six people. Graham and Lee were also very helpful with advice and questions answered before we travelled. If you want plenty of space, no noisy neighbours, a stunning view and local eateries this is the place for you.
The Garden House
A fantastic villa in a stunning location which exceeded our expectations. Spacious, comfortable and in a quiet location. Plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. Thanks to Lee and Graham for a memorable holiday!
wonderful setting and hospitality
we had a fantastic stay at the garden house- hosts lee and graham were amazing- so kind and caring and we had superb breakfasts which were different everyday with plenty fresh produce and homemade jams and compotes from the apricots and lemons direct from the trees in the garden.
The views were incredible from the villa and the setting is so peaceful.
our whole experience was first class and was made extra special by the warmth, care and knowledge of kephalonia that Lee and Graham provide. The standards of cleanliness were second to none too.
we would be delighted to reccommend this wonderful b&B along with the opportunity to walk mia the spaniel - a home from home experience that we will treasure in our minds for a very long time.
The Garden House is 15 minutes walk to Lourdas Beach but longer coming back as it is uphill in places!
There are many other sandy beaches nearby all of which are where the famous logger-head turtles nest in the summer months.
Although the villa is not far from the beach and local tavernas, we strongly recommend that you hire a car. Walking in high summer when temperatures reach 36/38C. can be exhausting. A car is also important if you want to explore the island more fully.
The villa is approx 20-25 mins drive from the airport and most hire car companies have cars available for collection and return at the airport.
There are several well socked supermarkets in the village and larger stores 20 minutes' drive away. A welcome pack is provided on arrival at the villa and there are several local tavernas very close to the village church approx 10 mins walk along the lane. At the villa each bedroom and balcony has magnificent views of the sea, the island of Zakinthos, the garden and pool.The house is set at the top of a private drive shared with one other house, amid peaceful countryside of olive groves and woodland.
There are incredible places to visit in Kefalonia all within a comfortable drive. These include the Omala Valley and Saint Gerasimos's resting place at the historic monastery there, Mount Ainos and it's breathtaking walking trails, the island's bustling capital town of Argostoli with it's fruit and vegetable markets and colourful waterfront, the port of Sami, charming Assos and cosmopolitan Fiskardo which makes for an incredible day out to the north-east coast! Everywhere there are beautiful safe swimming beaches - both sandy and pebbly - many with small tavernas, others with shady olive groves to picnic or majestic cliffs as a backdrop.
There are many places to eat out - some a short stroll from the house, others along Lourdas Beach, also in country villages, in Argostoli itself or along the waterfront of harbours and ports.