The spacious kitchen is in a very traditionally style
The gate from the off-road parking area
The door from the front veranda to the kitchen
The ceiling beams are original to the house
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For sale in the tiny village of Filipos: This delightful house is tucked away in one of those wonderful little whitewashed villages away from the coast. The property comprises a generous “L” shaped renovated house with large open plan kitchen, 2 double bedrooms plus master suite with sleeping area and mezzanine lounge plus a large immaculate courtyard with big private pool. The property comprises:
Entrance:From the village street and dedicated off-road parking, through a wooden gate into the large courtyard. The house is “L” shaped with kitchen
Covered entrance:From the main courtyard into the outside dining area. To the left is a large traditional kitchen. To the rear is a small hallway providing access to 2 double bedrooms, then to the right is master bedroom suite with sleeping area, mezzanine seating plus shower room. Built in seating areas run along the rear wall.
Kitchen and dining room: Take 2 stairs up for entry to this room, into the very traditional kitchen through a hand-drafted half glazed wooden door. The room has a beautiful wood beamed ceiling and the overall style is truly traditional with stone breakfast bar on the left of the “U” shaped work area. Rich mahogany units line two walls with the stone half-wall acting as a servery for the dining area beyond. The work surfaces are cream and the splash-back tiles are chequered to tone with the floor tiles and work-tops. A picture window over the sink looks out to the main courtyard & pool. Appliances include split level oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Dining room: Immediately next to the stone half-wall is the inside dining area with its large table and chairs to enable up to is immediately to the right of the entrance door, conveniently located next to the kitchen, with sufficient space for up to 8 people to dine.
Bedrooms: From the covered terrace, centrally there is a double half-glazed door into a hallway where 2 generous double bedrooms – 1 left and 1 right - and a centrally placed shower room are located. Both bedrooms are simply but beautifully furnished and feature stone-highlights round the windows and typical plaster-work including a niche.
Shower room: This room is very spacious with excellent quality chocolate and cream tiles with classic white ceramic fittings. The shower tray has a tiled ridge and mosaic tiles on the shower floor.
Master bedroom suite: The suite is in the foot of the “L” and has sleeping area, mezzanine seating, walk-in wardrobe, storage cupboard and shower room. Walk in through the half-glazed door into the room. There is a stone half wall separating the sleeping zone from the main room. A stone trimmed window looks out to the courtyard from the lower level.
Shower room: Next to the sleeping area is the shower room. Tiled in pale cream, this compliments perfectly the feminine décor of the suite.
Walk-in wardrobe: this large storage area combines a wardrobe and general storage. Cleaning products are kept in a separate storage area under the stairs.
Mezzanine: This charming area is furnished simply with relaxing arm chairs and shelves holding music and books. The perfect place to sit and dream with the pretty arched window looking out to the surrounding countryside.
Courtyard: The courtyard is fully paved with cobble-style pressed concrete which is perfect for easy maintenance. Mature trees provide shade and pots and recently planted shrubs are a soothing contrast in the heat. A beautiful stone wall surrounds the courtyard and at the far end rises to feature stone niches.
Roof Terrace: External stairs rise to the roof terrace where at present just the services of Solar panel and satellite dish are located. But with the addition of a safety railing or wall this could become yet another seating area. Or alternatively it would be possible to extend the house size if desired.
Key benefits include:
Beautifully renovated 3 bedroomed villa
Superb 40sqm private pool
Stone features and wooden beamed ceilings
Traditional features retained where possible
Tentez blind over veranda with waterproof Plexiglass ceiling
Charming combination of Cretan tradition & French chic
Quiet and rural location but within 8-10 minutes drive from shops and services in Vrisses
Sandy beach at Georgiopolis within 12-15 minutes from the house.