Hi - thanks for visiting. We are David and Deborah Joyce and our young daughter Serena. We live in Maidenhead in Berkshire and have recently built a house near Avlaki in Corfu. Its been a lot of fun so we have decided to sell the house and do it all over again.In the meantime we are renting it via CV Travel.
The web site for our vill is www.corfuparadise.com
We're certainly not experts but we're always happy to try and help other people thinking of doing the same.
Buying furniture - UK or Corfu
There have been quite a few questions asked about whether it is best to buy locally (Corfu or Athens) or buy in the UK and ship it out. I would have preferred to support the local economy but when we looked at the furniture shops on Corfu we found there wsn't that much choice, some of the furniture didn't really appeal (a bit too dark and sombre) and prices were quite high. Buying at Ikea in Athens was our next choice but the logistics and costs of getting to and from Athens, arranging shipping and then waiting for a week in Corfu rather put us off. So we decided to buy in the UK, picking up some fantastic deals on Ebay and in the January sales and then ship out to Corfu. How much? All the furniture, kitchen equipment, bedding,electrical goods etc for a five bed house cost around 7000. We will be shipping with Mondial Transport at a cost of around 2000. Hopefully it will all arrive on March 13th. Fingers crossed!