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3 bedroom character property for sale

€285,000

Greece - Gavalohori, Chania, Crete

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Call: 00302825031860

Key features:

  • 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

Full description:

This charming old village house with private swimming pool and separate guest apartment is located in peaceful settings in the heart of 'old town' Agios Pavlos, only less than 10 minutes' drive to both the seaside villages of Kalives & Almirida respectively. This unique property retains all the original features and characteristics of the original house which was built approximately 130 years ago.

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.

BENEFITS:

Separate, self-contained guest studio
Private swimming pool
Central heating throughout
Air-conditioning
Extra building allowance
Low-maintenance garden
Garden shed
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!

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Chania (International), 8.9 miles
  • Heraklion (International), 54.6 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Alpha Omega Crete, Crete

Kalives Armeni road, Shop 5, Bioti complex, Kalives 73003 Crete, Greece
00302825031860
About Alpha Omega Crete, Crete

Alpha Omega Crete is an established local family business owned by George Niavradakis, an active member of the local community in the Apokoronou-Chania region.
Alpha Omega Crete, as major building contractors, have international experience extending from Africa to Asia and Europe. The family also has extensive knowledge of the hotel and restaurant industry, and a background in property sales. Consequently we are able to provide excellent services to our clients from the initial contact through to completion.
The Alpha Omega team is fluent in Greek, English, German, Afrikaans-Dutch and Norwegian.
At Alpha Omega we keep your best interests in mind, providing an incomparable service with honesty and integrity.
Have you ever worked with someone who was so busy telling you what you want, that they never stopped to find out what you actually needed?
Have you ever had someone try to “up-sell” you into a price range that you just didn’t feel comfortable with? Not so with Alpha Omega Crete.

At Alpha Omega we have the market knowledge to show you the homes that fit YOUR criteria and we let you make the decision.
Not only will you benefit from our extensive local knowledge, being certain we will introduce you to the magic of Crete, but also from the personal services we offer.
It takes a very detail orientated person to guide you through the procedures, giving you the confidence you need to purchase a home abroad.
Someone who can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price, who understands the local market and the value of property.
Someone who can juggle the many balls of real estate transaction without dropping any of them. Ensuring that the hand over process, the inspections, surveys, title work and all the other aspects of the transaction get taken care of so you can just relax. You will find such a person in the Alpha Omega team.
Many of our clients have real estate in the UK, the sale proceeds of which are used to purchase property in Crete.
It is essential that the UK sale and the Cretan purchase are synchronised to avoid disappointment.
This is achieved by our associate English lawyers BURROUGH’S SOLICITORS and their consultant solicitor resident in Crete, who will advise on all purchase matters ranging from English inheritance tax, income tax, will making and mortgages. You will find this benefit nowhere else in Western Crete.

Some say the destination is important. For us it is making sure you enjoy the journey and arrive safely.


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This property is marketed by:

Alpha Omega Crete, Crete

Kalives Armeni road, Shop 5, Bioti complex, Kalives 73003 Crete, Greece
or call 00302825031860

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