FT Weekend | The Durrells’ footsteps lead housebuyers to Corfu by Liz Rowlinson 09 March 2019

‘A taste of village life, surrounded by the locals, is what appealed to Saskia Bosch and Mark Hendriksen, an Anglo-Dutch couple who restored three half-ruined houses to run as a boutique guesthouse, The Merchant’s House.’

“We happened upon the ‘abandoned village’ of Old Perithia [inland from Kassiopi] with only bees and butterflies and it felt like time had stood still,” says Bosch, a voice coach. “Our aim was to bring it back to life, and our house has been the catalyst for another three restorations in the area.”

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FT Weekend March 09th 2019 ‘The idyllic Corfu childhood described by Gerald Durrell still attracts buyers…’