Located in a small high village near the beautiful Topolia gorge, this huge house has been renovated to very high standards, but retains the traditional features. There are local shops in the village and delivery vans also bring fresh produce, but the property is only 5 minutes from further shops in Topolia, and 15 minutes from major shopping and beaches in Kissamos. The house enjoys breath-taking sea and mountain views. Apart from personal items and a few pieces of furniture, the owner is selling the house fully furnished, including high-quality furniture from northern Europe (some antique), internal and external light fittings, and curtains.
All rooms except the living room are fitted with air-conditioning. The property has solar heated hot water, reserve water tank, outside taps, satellite TV, ADSL (broadband), and telephone.
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The main house comprises 155m2 of accommodation. On the ground floor, there is a large fitted kitchen including cooker/hob, dishwasher, freezer and fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen is a porch and utility room with WC, washing machine, and drier, and access to the south terrace.
The large living room has a timber beam ceiling, a cast-iron wood burning stove with chimney, and views to the east. To the rear of the living room, is a study area and bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC.
The study provides access to a delightful internal tiled courtyard, with small pool, waterfall, planted areas, and vine-shaded pergola above a seating area. Stairs from the study lead to the first floor.
Upstairs, a huge first bedroom has a timber beamed ceiling, views to the north, wooden laminated floor and fitted wardrobe, and features a custom-carved wooden bed. A door leads to the second bedroom (also huge), with a timber beamed ceiling, views to the north and east, and access to the east terrace.
To the north of the main house, is a huge self-contained open-plan apartment of 50m2, with its own courtyard, timber beamed ceiling, and enormous Cretan arch. It contains a sleeping area, living area, dining area, kitchen and separate bathroom with shower, sink and WC. Between the main house and large apartment, is yet another self-contained apartment of 39m2.
The previous owners rented out the accommodation to walking tourists (there is no other accommodation in the village), so there is great potential for rental income if desired.
Outside, the main entrance is under a covered porch with weather-proofed woodstore. There is access to the large northern terrace, which is shaded by a vine-covered pergola, and steps lead to the flat roof of the large apartment, which could also be tiled and used as a terrace. The eastern terrace (accessed from the second bedroom and kitchen/utility room) is stone-flagged and walled. The southern terrace (accessed form the kitchen/utility room) is walled. All the terraces have beautiful panoramic sea and mountain views.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a large renovated fully-furnished property in a traditional Cretan village, close to amenities, with stupendous views and good rental potential, at an excellent price. We recommend early viewing!