London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 09, 2009 -- CV GREEK ISLANDS
CV Travel's name has long been associated with Corfu's most sought-after villas, many benefitting from the enchanting view across the bay to Albania's mountains. Among the finest new properties for 2009 is Kaparelli House, owned by the same architect responsible for the restoration of the Rou Estate, the north east coast's renowned, restored 200 year old village, exclusively available through CV. Kaparelli House sleeps up to 9 guests and individual features include an outdoor Jacuzzi bath on the terrace from the master bedroom.
On Lefkada and Kefalonia, CV Travel has introduced new villas, including Villa Cercis on Lefkada named after the magenta-blossomed Judas trees, and Villa Zoe on Kefalonia, located on the forest-clad hillside in the hamlet of Evreti. On the much-loved island of Paxos, Villa Bougazi has a lovely balcony overlooking sweeping views of the sea.
CV TRAVEL FRANCE
Included for the first time in the CV Travel France collection is the island of Corsica, where holidays can be enjoyed either as a single destination, or as a two centre holiday with properties in the South of France, transferring via the overnight ferry. Direct flights from the UK have made Corsica more accessible, yet the island retains its exclusivity with properties such as the unique Domaine du Murtolli in southern Corsica, a private estate of eleven individual properties, with a private beach, lawned grounds and private pools, set between scenic mountains and the sea.
CV TRAVEL SPAIN, BALEARICS & PORTUGAL
On a hillside in the Guadiaro valley near Sotogrande, a new region for CV Travel in 2009 on mainland Spain, is Cortijo de la Virgen, an exceptionally private house with the feel of an English country home and the looks of a traditional Andalucian farmhouse.
In Ibiza, the addition of Villa Thalassa, an ultra modern villa, continues the island's move towards an increase in exclusive and contemporary villas, to balance its former party reputation, while in Mallorca Ca'n Canonge, a monumental house of vast proportions in an acre of grounds with a tennis court and private pool, is a welcome return to CV's collection of larger houses for groups or extended families.
Tuscany and Umbria continue to be popular with British guests, while Puglia, new to the CV Travel programme in 2006, has attracted a following among clients looking for new areas of Italy to explore. CV Travel has also added new villas on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, both of which have grown considerably in popularity in recent years.
Mulino del Pita, a new property for 2009, is an historic watermill set by the trout-ringed Ania river in a peaceful valley in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany, surrounded by acres of protected countryside. The property comprises the main mill house, for 10 guests, and the Shepherd's Cottage, sleeping two.
Original art deco features contrast with contemporary Italian design at the Palazzo Tre Cuori in Puglia, another new property for 2009, set in a walled lawned garden a short walk away from the vibrant small town of Salve. This elegant palazzo's spacious rooms each have cool marble floors and are stylishly furnished while the first floor terraces look out to the palm trees beside the open sea.