Listed Property for sale in Crete. In the centre of a picturesque traditional village, an old renovated Olive-Mill of total 236m², converted into two (2) homes with swimming pool is coming for sale. This listed building is a typical example of rural architecture of the first quarter of the 19th century...
The renovated property for sale has a total surface of 236m², the swimming pool is 43m² (1,70 depth), and additional there is a storage of 21m².
The declaratory act from the department of Byzantine and post-Byzantine antiquities, confirms after the cognitive research the ancient monument status, therefore no external and massive changes of this building wont be possible. The ground floor housed an olive press and some of the brilliant features are seen even today - on the wall of one bathroom two millstones, floor laid with square tiles including one more millstone.
Currently the property is consisting of two (2) homes which were available to holiday makers with the appropriated licence in place (EOT), and comprising as follows:
Entering into the large living area with fireplace and traditional big stone arch and sleeping berth on an raised part in the corner, furthermore one (1) bathroom (with stone built shower bath and featuring two millstones, basin, toilet), and following the hallway one reaches the large kitchen featuring another stone arch and an internal cistern, and for everybodys convenient a door leading onto the courtyard (Avli) and the pool area.
From the living area a wooden stair is getting you up onto the wooden mezzanine housing finally the bedroom.
The main door opens into the dining area with at the left hand site, the sitting area containing fireplace, exit to the pool area and the sun terraces, and on a wooden mezzanine with the bedroom coming with a beautiful terrace offering views of the surrounding and with the possibility reaching the beautiful "Avli" via an external stair.
There are two (2) more wooden mezzanines above this bedroom, with each one more bedroom.
At the right hand side of the dining area a hall is leading to the shower room and the small kitchen, which was placed in the originally big open fireplace.
The houses are fitted with air-condition, fireplace, fully equipped kitchens, Television, DVD-Player, and to emphasise the traditional character with its beautiful features the ceilings are wooden with beams, decorated with tastefully lampshades, and BBQ facilities are available.
Listed Property for sale in Crete Location
The olive mill is, within walking distance to the local coffee shop (kafenio), mini-market and taverns, and with gorgeous views of the lush green valley and the village of Gavalochori.
The village is a peaceful, small, traditional hamlet well-hidden from the massive, mainstream tourism. Here there are some fine examples of traditional architecture in new or renovated buildings; the traditional character of the area has put the village under architectural control and preservation. It is located 25km east of Chania, and 35km west of Rethymno. It is the ideal place to relax, and enjoy the nature while staying with your partner or family. From here you can make everyday excursions to the sandy beaches of Almirida and Kalives (3-4km), or walk in the nature, under the blue sky and the hot sun. Here begins a very nice footpath which in old times connected the village with Gavalochori, which passes through a small gorge, a forest, and the spectacular chapel of Agios Gianis (St. John), build inside a cave. The village is on an altitude of 100m above sea level, with 40 houses in total, population 200 people.
There are two taverns serving excellent food found in the village or go to the nearby village of Vamos (2km) where one find more taverns and coffee shops. If you want to go out during the night for a drink you should try Almirida, Kalives or the Chania old Town (about half an hour by car). For the everyday shopping and general amenities, you should visit Vamos which is the areas administrative centre or one of the two waterfront villages (Kalives and Almirida).
- It has strict build density regulations, which will avoid major developments in future and thus overbuilding
- Only 3 hours from London and many European cities making it a viable weekend break holiday destination