Well appointed above the hamlet of Porta and surrounded by greenery, the charm of the villa inside is the attention to detail throughout, with antiques and beamed ceilings adding unique character to the ambience. There is a large veranda at the front of the house. This spot is perfect for lunches in the shade, with a simple table and chairs and several pots of flowers and herbs. A few steps down, the infinity pool is a magnificent turquoise colour. With plenty of room to spread out, little terraces and patios operate on different levels within the grounds. Clearly delineated with stones is the original ‘thresher’s floor’ where horses or donkeys walking in a continuous circle would separate the grain from the chaff by crushing it on the hard surface. Ideal for breakfast, the main balcony that runs along the living area looks out to a glorious panorama of the Albanian mountains and the verdant hillsides that drop down to the Ionian Sea. Double French windows in the living area give light and an air of spaciousness to the interior. Comfy sofas cluster around the fireplace, and an elegant dining area is enhanced with dainty lace curtains filtering in the sunshine. A twin bedroom, decorated with pretty floral curtains and bedcovers, also has a fireplace. Another twin and a double bedroom (master bedroom) share the balcony that runs along the main area of the house, in prime position to enjoy the stunning sunrise.