PoolYes - private pool
This 125 sqm stone villa with private pool is situated on a level plot of about 1,200 sqm high above the sea in Kokkino Chorio and offers fantastic sea and mountain views ... plus a guest apartment on the lower level. Completed in 2008, the owners have used their home for holidays in Crete as well as successfully rented the property during the summer season. The rental income has covered all of their local expenses making their holidays cost-free!
Entry to the property is via a tarmac village road leading from the Kokkino Chorio village centre. The last 200m or so is a good dirt track leading to only four homes. The plot is fully bounded by stone walls and fencing (to keep the sheep out!) and has been landscaped for low maintenance. The location is very private and quiet and the access roads are in excellent condition year-round.
The home was carefully designed to take full advantage of its location with terraces on both levels overlooking the pool and offering fantastic views to sea, the White Mountains, and the Akrotiri peninsula. If the owners are not in the pool, one will most likely find them on the shady front terrace! Even the bedrooms have been laid out to offer fine sea views from the beds. Outdoor space is important here year round and this villa has been perfectly designed to fully enjoy the fine Cretan climate and views.
Beyond the gated entry, the broad parking area to the side and rear of the home has been gravelled with the remainder of the garden left mostly in its natural state. The owners planted a number of olive and fruit trees as well as flowering shrubs and these are now mature and offer a pleasant surrounding.
Entry to the home from the parking area is via the front covered terrace directly into the spacious open-plan lounge and dining area. French doors from the lounge lead to the covered front terrace with stone arches on all three sides. The views from this area are superb! The owners have installed an energy-efficient wood-burner in the fireplace. The fully-fitted kitchen is to the left of the dining area and has plenty of worktop and cupboard space plus a dishwasher. A hallway leads to the ground floor shower room and ground floor double bedroom. French doors from this bedroom open directly to the covered entry terrace.
A utility room is located under the stairs and the clothes washer has been conveniently placed here.
A broad tiled staircase leads to the first floor with two double bedrooms, each ensuite. Both bedrooms have French doors leading to private terraces overlooking the pool and offering excellent views to the sea, the White Mountains and the surrounding countryside. One bedroom has an ensuite shower room and the other an ensuite full bath.
The pool terrace and BBQ area have been fully tiled with plenty of space to enjoy the sun. The very inviting 30 sqm pool is fully tiled and has two separate heating systems with solar panels installed out of sight providing primary heating and a heat pump for secondary heating as and when required.
A staircase leads from the outside of the home down to a guest studio apartment, presently used as a storage area.
The garden areas have been pleasantly landscaped with olive trees, citrus trees, some palms and many oleanders and species of succulents and cacti. The garden at the rear of the house has many herbs and plants native to Crete.
Kokkino Chorio is a pleasant traditional village high above the sea with a taverna, several kafenions, and a well-stocked mini-market. The very private swimming and snorkeling cove at Koutalas is nearby. Plaka with all its fine tavernas and Almerida with its great sandy beaches and the full-service village of Kalives are just a short drive.
Additional features of this fine villa include:
- High quality and well-maintained wood doors and double-glazed windows with insect screens and security shutters
- Energy-efficient wood-burner installed in the lounge
- Air-conditioning and ceiling fans throughout the home
- Piping for central heating has been installed
- Solar panel with immersion heater
- Fully tiled 4 x 7,5 m heated pool
- Wardrobes in all bedrooms
- All furniture, fixtures and fittings included in the selling price
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.