April 8, 2016 | Sunvil Holidays
Inspired by the first instalment of The Durrells (ITV, 8pm, Sundays)? Greece specialist Sunvil is the only tour operator in the UK to offer The White House, home to Gerald’s eldest brother Lawrence, who lived on Corfu during the same period as the famous naturalist, zoo keeper, writer and conservationist.
Set in the idyllic fishing village of Kalami, on Corfu’s scenic northwest coast, the property (four bedrooms) sits on the water’s edge and offers dreamy sea views and the soothing sound of waves lapping the shore. French doors open onto a balcony that overhangs the sea, and the villa oozes character with antique furniture throughout and Durrell memorabilia in the living room. There’s a pretty private patio for al fresco dining or you can enjoy meals around the large wooden dining table which once served as author Lawrence Durrell’s desk.
This is an iconic property that delivers a traditional Greek escape and a taste of the home and surroundings that inspired Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals.
A seven-night stay costs from £799 pp (two sharing) including self-catering accommodation, return flights (Gatwick) and transfers.