This lovely stone house is just 500 metres from the sea, in a sought-after village on the west coast of Crete. Renovated sympathetically and to a good standard, the property enjoys beautiful sea and mountain views, and is perfectly placed to watch the famous fiery Cretan sunsets.
The village is 20 minutes from Kissamos, 50 minutes from the Venetian city of Chania, and has several tavernas and a couple of mini-markets. There is a pebble beach here, and the famous crystal-clear waters of Falassarna beach are just 15 minutes away. Kissamos offers further beaches and full shopping facilities, and the "Cretan Caribbean" of Elafonisi is 50 minutes away.
Approached by a footpath about 50 metres long, the house lies on a hillside on the edge of the village, but very close to the main village square and only 2 minutes' drive to the beach.
The main house is 67m2 and comprises: one large twin bedroom with wardrobe and external seating area; a large double bedroom with timber/bamboo-lined ceiling; a spacious kitchen/dining room with sink and cupboards, gas cooker (cable installed for electric cooker), fridge, large dining table and chairs; and bathroom with shower, sink, WC and plumbing for a washing machine. The floors are tiled throughout for easy cleaning, and the house is spacious but designed to provide welcome shade from the sun.
Outside the kitchen is an ancient olive tree providing shade, and concrete steps leading up to a huge roof terrace which is the same size as the main house. It has a vine- and bamboo-covered pergola providing shade, and there are concrete benches from which you can enjoy the lovely sea and mountain views in complete privacy. There is also plenty of space for a BBQ, hammock, or other means of enjoying the leisurely village pace!
There are further steps leading down from the main house to an outside courtyard with flower beds, a storage area, and external shower. The steps also lead to an independent studio of 26m2, which contains a spacious bed-sit area with double bed, and a washroom with sink and WC. The roof of the studio could be used as a roof terrace if required, and it also enjoys sea and mountain views.
Because it is located on the edge of the village, the house enjoys a unique feeling of privacy and isolation, even though it is close to all facilities. The owners are including all furniture and fittings (including a canoe) with the sale, so this is an excellent opportunity to move straight into a cosy hideaway on the west coast of Crete, at a keen price.