PoolYes - private pool
We would like to thank the owners for the following very comprehensive description of their beautiful home. This property offers many possibilities, among them are (1) as currently used with one maisonette as the owner's permanent (or summer) residence and the other as a holiday let or bed and breakfast, (2) solely as a spacious permanent (or summer) residence by joining the two maisonettes as described below, and (3) using both maisonettes for maximum rental income opportunity.
The 98 sqm property is situated on a level plot of 228 sqm. There is also a six sqm storeroom and a newly-built private pool of approximately 20 sqm.
This property is a glorious and immaculate development of two small maisonettes with a pool set in the heart of the truly Cretan village of Tzitzifes. If your dream home is a traditional property with a real history, with an added bonus of a business opportunity, then perhaps your search is over.
The property is a restored old stone built residence, originally constructed in the early 1900s. It has been configured as two small one bedroom maisonettes. One is used as a guest house with the adjoining house used by the current owners as their permanent residence. Both maisonettes comprise of one bedroom, lounge, kitchen and a bathroom with shower and tub.
The renovation of the property has been done with care and respect for the traditional character of the house and many elements have been preserved including wall niches, an old wine press, and the old bread oven .
The plot is surrounded by a high stone wall which offers complete privacy. Entrance to the courtyard is through a traditional “Hyat”, part of which is covered providing two storerooms, one for the pool filtration and the other for storage. The Hyat is a covered welcoming area, where visitors used to park their animals in bygone days when they arrived at the house. Very often, the housewives also used to knit there so they could socialise with passers-by in the street. The courtyard of the development is paved and comprises of a swimming pool of about 20 sqm , and a lovely peaceful BBQ and sitting area shaded by a beautiful mulberry tree.
The two maisonettes have separate entrances and are in essence two separate dwellings, however they could easily be opened up and joined together as one super villa by removing the old bread oven which is between the two.
The present owners run a very successful holiday let business by renting out the smaller of the two maisonettes whilst living next door. The property is suitable as a business, a holiday home or permanent living.
Each maisonette affords very comfortable living. Both have solar panels, air conditioning and wood burning stoves for cozy winter evenings. There is a telephone line and good internet for the whole property.
The home is set in the middle of the small village of Tzitzifes. The village boasts two top quality tavernas where traditional food is served and you will be welcomed like a family member. There is also a small kafenion. Vans pass through the village square daily selling their wares including bread, fish, and locally-grown fruit and vegetables. There is even a selling live chickens! The village boasts three small cheese producers which are famous in the area for their feta, yoghurt and Graviera cheese. There is bus service to the main Chania Monday to Friday. The next village from Tzitzifes is Fres, 1 KM away, where there is a fantastic bakery and three kafenions and shops selling local produce. The main town of Vrysses (with a river running through the centre of the village) is just a five minute drive and has a bus station, banks, supermarkets, bars and excellent tavernas. There are also doctors, dentists and veterinarians in the village. The area is perfect for walkers of all abilities with wonderful views of the White Mountains and the sea. The beach towns of Kalives and Georgioupoli are easily accessible within 15 minutes.
The home is ideally situated for access and exploring the rest of Crete as the National Road is only five-minute drive. From there Chania and its airport is a 40 minute drive, Rethymnon is a 30 minute drive with Heraklion being just over one and a half hours away.
This truly wonderful home is set in a very quiet and peaceful location but has all the amenities one requires to have an idyllic and stress-free lifestyle!
The selling price is exclusive of property transfer tax, legal expenses and agency fees.
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