Crete traditional home for sale

T1086 - Huge 200m2 renovated & furnished house with large garden & sea/valley views

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This enormous semi-detached house - once an olive mill - has been lovingly restored to a high standard, and stands in a large plot within village limits. Located in a small hamlet 3kms from the market town of Voukolies, it is only 8 minutes to beaches/shops at Tavronitis and 30 minutes from the Venetian city of Chania.

All doors/windows are of timber, windows are double-glazed, there are solar panels for hot water, and pipes have been laid for central heating if required. All furniture and fittings are included in the sale price.

Entrance and courtyards
There are two gated entrances to the property, with private parking space. The pedestrian approach to the house is along a stone-flagged footpath running from the gates alongside the property's citrus grove. This leads to a huge main courtyard, shaded by vines and bougainvillea, and containing an outside kitchen and bread oven. The living room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms all have direct access to this courtyard. There are further courtyards at the front and rear of the house, together with a tiled roof terrace with pergola offering panoramic views of the olive-covered valley and the sea in the distance.

Upper floor
The living room/kitchen are open-plan with high timbered ceilings and large windows, a working fireplace, and marble kitchen sink and counters. A corridor leads from the kitchen to the large main bedroom with high timbered ceiling, a second large bedroom (with access to the main courtyard), and a large bathroom.

Lower floor
Timber stairs lead down from the kitchen/living room to a vast lower floor with the original olive wood ceiling, stone arches and new tiled floor. There is direct access to the lower courtyard which has parking space and planted areas, and the courtyards at the rear of the house. The lower floor is currently open-plan with space for 1 double and 3 single beds (and plenty more!), but could be partitioned if required.

In addition to the 200m2 of main accommodation described, there are also a large stone room (approx 25m2) currently used as a store, a tool shed (approx 8m2), and a large ruined room (approx 30m2).

Apart from the the citrus grove, there is a large area with mature plants adjacent to the main courtyard and tool shed, and to the rear a further large open area with several fruit trees. Overall, the gardens contain: vine, lemon, orange, plum, pomegranate, almond, pear, fig, peach and pistachio trees.

There is ample room for extension if required, together with a swimming pool. It is also possible to sub-divide the plot and increase the building allowance.

This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a well-restored large property in a quiet rural setting, yet within easy reach of all facilities. There is plenty of room for extension of the house and the addition of a swimming pool, or sub-division of the plot into two to allow a second property to be built.