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.”
‘Old Perithia’| copyright GREC14N Identity Media
Summer/Winter edition 2018-2019: pp143-46 | The Merchant’s House Old Perithia Corfu Greece
“The village ‘found’ us, such a gem needs the full support of the local authorities.”
THE MERCHANT’S HOUSE
Mark Hendriksen & Saskia Bosch, Owners
On a hillside of Pantokratoras, The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B is the realization of a bold idea that literally and figuratively changed the landscape of Old Perithia. This couple of Londoners invested, in 2009, on the wild beauty of the abandoned village, renovated a complex of stone houses dating back to the Venetian occupation, and created an exemplary guesthouse. Their interest and perseverance paid off; old and new proprietors follow their example by giving life to a remarkable settlement.
Published on Jul 23, 2018 | GREC14N is the Official Magazine of Fraport Greece 14 Airports. GREC14N aims to engage a conversation with all arriving visitors, by promoting the civilization, culture and lifestyle, thus contributing in the overall growth of Tourism Industry of Greece. A free press, luxury edition, bilingual and distributed inside the airports of Fraport Greece: Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Santorini, Chania, Rodos, Kos, Samos, Kavala, Skiathos, Lesvos, Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Aktion.
17 July 2018 Independent Online TRAVEL REPORTER
Among the top 3. is 1. #Corfu:
“One interesting place to check out on the #island is the Venetian-era #village of Paleá #Períthia, where tourists can follow #trails around the 14th-century village, summit Mount Pandokrátor”
@Corfu49081 #TheMerchantsHouseBandB #MarkHendriksen #SaskiaBosch bringing Paleá #Períthia, a Heritage village, back to life since 2010…
article copyright | The Evening Standard Homes & Property 11.7.2018
For interested parties: 2018 Direct Booking Enquiries so far 530 Nights, average €150 per night = €79.500,00 + booking.com usually 50%+ on top i.e. Annual Revenue Potential €120.000,00++ Best time to buy? Now 🙂 aylesford.com/property-for-sale/old-perithia/the-merchants-house-old-perithia-corfu/21024