3 bedroom character property for sale
Greece - Gavalohori, Chania, Crete
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- Central heating & Fireplace
- Solar panels
- Insect screens
- Original characteristics, arches, niches, wood-beamed ceilings
- Short drive to the sea
- Solar panel
- Roof terrace with country & olive grove views
- Separate Guest apartment
- Private swimming pool
- Garden & enclosed courtyards
GUEST APARTMENT: From the village lane one enters the courtyard area through a stone arch with heavy wooden door into the original animal shelter which is currently used for storing firewood. To the left of this entrance area is the delightful guest studio which is accessed from the courtyard through a stone arched doorway into the livingroom and kitchen/dining area. A wide stone arch leads to the bedroom and en-suite shower room. The the thick stone walls are rugged and have been painted over in white, which has the distinctive look of the classic 'white-washed' walls of old village houses, imparting a warm and welcoming ambiance. The kitchen is simple but adequately equipped for guests, incorporating some ancient items belonging to the original building, i.e. a stone basin and flat flagstone work top. The bed is on a slightly raised, stone-built platform and tucked behind the stone arch. The studio front door opens to an arbour of aromatic jasmine flowers, growing profusely over two old stone pillars leading to the front courtyard and main house.
MAIN HOUSE: Access into the main house is via the front courtyard through two separate entrance doors; one into the living room and the other into the kitchen. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by an attractive stone arch. The original bread oven in the dining area has been cleverly converted into a larder by incorporating two rustic wooden doors and internal shelves & drawers for storage. One of the attractive niches in the kitchen is now a cupboard for glassware.
From the kitchen we go to the living room with open fireplace. A front entrance door opens through an archway and wooden door onto the front courtyard leading to the separate guest apartment. Wooden steps lead from the living room up to the mezzanine bedroom with en-suite shower room. The spacious roof terrace is accessed through the mezzanine bedroom and offers exceptional views over lush countryside and olive groves.
The kitchen also leads to a roomy area where the old wine press and family bathroom is located. This wine press is the focal feature in this room and has been converted into a convenient double bed, ideal for accommodating extra guests.
Turning left through a wide stone arch from the wine-press bedroom is a small study/ office with doors leading into the conservatory. This light and airy room has wooden doors and windows with glass window panes giving a lovely view to the swimming pool and garden. The conservatory doors open in concertina-style, folding back on both sides to create a delightful, open-air dining area leading to the shady, pergola-covered pool terrace.This is a wonderful summer entertainment spot also ideal for al-fresco dining.
GARDEN: From the pool terrace, stone steps lead down to the garden and an attractive garden shed, which was built in keeping with the style of the old house, and which could also be used as a future 'doll house' for grand children or for any purpose other than storage. A unique old doorway in the old wall which separates the pool terrace and front entrance courtyard is also a prominant feature of both the courtyards.
This restoration property is unique in style and character with most of its original features still intact or incorporated into the house.The attractive courtyards are fully laid out with the original, ancient flagstones; verifying the era during which the house was originally built.
Separate, self-contained guest studio
Private swimming pool
Central heating throughout
Extra building allowance
Beautiful Courtyards with seating areas
Roof terrace with open countryside views
Close to sandy beaches
Landline telephone & internet connected
Public transport closeby
2 minutes' drive to Gavalohori with tavernas & shopping
Traditional wood-burning stove
Wood-framed windows & doors with insect screens
Perfect for permanent, year-round living or as holiday home
This delightful property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated!
- Chania (International), 8.9 miles
- Heraklion (International), 54.6 miles
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