In 1933, aged just 18, the British author Patrick Leigh Fermor decided to walk from England to Istanbul. Now considered one of the finest travel writers of his generation, Leigh Fermor’s adventures also saw him play prominent roles for the British Army, and the Cretan resistance during the Second World War. During his travels he discovered and fell in love with Greece, in particular the Mani region, which later became his permanent home.
Villa Mani, designed by Patrick and his wife Joan, today retains much of its original character and style. Built in local stone, the property comprises the main house, a studio-study, and a further guest house, accommodating up to 10 guests in total. There’s a lovely large pool, set amongst olive groves, as well as a small pebble beach and direct sea access.
MAIN HOUSE: Upper level: living room, kitchen, two suites which both include a bedroom, study area and bathroom and WC, all connected through a covered walkway (arcade). Lower level: Further suite, a storage room and semi-open area. Both levels are connected through courtyards and gardens.
Studio: a large study area/sitting room, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
GUEST COTTAGE: a study area/sitting room, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
IN THE AREA:
Nearby Ritsa beach is perfect for swimming in its blue waters. The coastline is ideal for fishing or snorkelling, and Scuba Diving session can be arranged locally.
Sea Kayaking is the perfect way to explore front the water. Half day kayak tours are available.
Tennis court can be booked in Stoupa Messinias, with private coach if required.
Riding excursions can be arranged locally.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2024 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 10 guests
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