This beautiful villa with a 50 sqm pool on a 1,500 sqm plot includes a separate two-bedroom guest apartment, stone-built studio, fully landscaped and mature gardens and a 1,400 sqm olive grove.
The villa was built by its present owners in 2000/2001 and has 226 sqm of high specification living accommodation with stunning mountain and sea views. The villa is divided into two completely separate living areas. The main home is on the first floor with access through a courtyard, and the guest apartment is on the ground floor with its own entrance. This is suitable for letting with a 90 day EOT licence.
The main home comprises an open plan living/dining area with a hand-crafted log burning stove. French doors lead to the broad tile-covered veranda offering excellent views to the White Mountains and Souda Bay and provide the perfect place for alfresco dining or simply to enjoy the marvelous scenery and amazing sunsets. The stylish and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area is divided from the living area by a large archway. The kitchen is fitted with a gas hob, an extra-large LG American fridge/freezer, Neff double oven, Miele dishwasher, granite worktops and plentiful cupboard and storage space.
The large master bedroom suite with its attractive timber ceiling includes a dressing room with a full range of fitted wardrobes, a lovely kiln-glass picture window on the shower-room wall, and a spacious en-suite shower room with toilet, bidet, hand-wash basin, and a walk-in shower. There are excellent mountain views from the window opposite the bed as well!
The second bedroom, presently used as a study/computer room, has an exit to a private covered veranda overlooking the pool with superb views toward the sea and the mountains. Presently the study has plenty of custom-fitted bookshelves and a wooden stairway up to a large mezzanine storage area.
There is also a beautifully tiled guest toilet on this level off the entry hall adjacent to the kitchen.
Above the kitchen and cloakroom is a well lit storage area that also houses the hot water cylinder and a cold water storage tank.
In the entry courtyard is a summer kitchen/utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer, drying rack, and another room presently used as a laundry/store, which could be also be a third bedroom with the possibility of an ensuite bathroom.
The ground floor guest apartment has a two bedrooms, a large sitting room (with a bed settee) and fully fitted kitchen. There is also a shower room and separate WC. French doors open onto the covered terrace with steps leading to garden and pool.
The entrance driveway to the property is paved and gated with ample parking and turning area for a number of vehicles. The closed garage is at present used as a workshop but could also be used as extra accommodation. Adjoining is a spacious covered carport for two vehicles. At the back of this area, under the main bedroom is another good-sized room, presently used for storage, which again could be converted further accommodation.
The salt water swimming pool, 10m x 5m, has a heat pump, thermal pool mat and non-slip tiled surround. The nearby raised pergola is covered with established climbing plants and provides welcome poolside shade. At the rear is a changing room with shower, WC, and a storage area for pool chairs and children's toys. There also is a large built-in BBQ and stone seating area with a tiled roof overlooking the pool.
A small flight of stone steps leads down from the pool terrace to yet another fine feature of this property … a very charming and very useful stone-built studio. This beautiful one-room studio has a tiled roof, storage cupboards and a kitchen. It is presently used as a craft workroom and is suitable for a variety of uses or further self-contained accommodation. Next to the studio is a small patio area and a wooden garden shed with an adjacent kitchen herb and vegetable garden.
The villa has full oil-fired central heating with separate controls for the upper and lower floors. Solar panels provide hot water with back-up from either the electric immersion heater or the central heating system. Ceiling fans have been installed in all principle rooms, plus A/C units have been installed in the master bedrooms and main living area.
Underneath the guest apartment’s terrace is the central heating boiler room and log store. A second stone built log store is located in the garden along with two water tanks for garden irrigation, and additional semi-submerged potable water tank for the villa. The garden around the villa has many well established specimen trees and shrubs giving complete privacy as well as a variety of year-round colour.
The electricity supply is three-phase. An OTE landline telephone with internet connection has been installed and a full security system has also been provided. All white goods and fittings are included in the selling price.
And finally, just past the studio is a large level olive grove of about 1,400 sqm. There are 49 productive olive trees, including 2 Kalamata olive trees on this plot with a total average yield in excess of 100 litres of oil per year. As this olive grove is located inside the village limits, it has development potential for one or two building plots with excellent views. This property is reached by a separate gated entry from the village road.
All necessary legalization and land topographs have been updated and completed on the properties.
The selling price noted above (560,000 Euro) includes the entire property: main home plus guest apartment, private pool, studio, kitchen garden, and the olive grove. However the owners have also offered the option for the sale of the property without the 1,400 sqm olive grove at a price of 480,000 Euro.
The property is a short level walk of about five minutes from the shady Kefalas village plateia with its pleasant tavernas, kafenions, and two well-stocked mini-markets. There is also local bus service from the village to Chania. The nearby village of Vamos, just a five-minute drive, offers a full array of amenities including bakery and butcher shops, a pharmacy, petrol stations and a bank plus excellent medical and dental services from private doctors as well as the 24-hour government health centre. Rethymno and Chania are easily accessible from the national road and the Chania Airport is about a 40 minute drive. The fine beaches at Almerida and Kalives are just a short drive away.
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.