One of three Unique renovated stone house with Tourist license in the heart of ‘Old Town’ Gavalohori, is now being offered for sale. Located just a few steps from the central square, this attractive house is a typical example of the traditional architecture of the Apokoronas region and has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture for its perfect renovation; full of character and old world charm, retaining all of its original features, e.g. rafters, wooden door-lintels, Venetian stone arches, niches, original flag stoned courtyards, wooden doors & windows, rough-textured, 50cm thick stone walls and wood-beamed ceilings.
The property is currently running as a lucrative rental business during summer, but is also perfectly suited as a holiday or permanent home due to the fact that it is located less than 6 minutes drive to the golden sandy beaches of Almirida and within close walking distance to the village square and all amenities, restaurants and coffee shops.
The entrance into the property is from the village lane through an archway into a private, stone-paved courtyard with shady seating areas where an outdoor BBQ area offers the ideal venue for Al-fresco dining and entertaining family and friends.
The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with traditional country-style wood units and fittings, with marble sink and beautiful polished stone floors with a few steps leading to the dining area, situated under the striking, 50cm thick stone arch. The living room, which is equipped with a traditional open fireplace, has a warm and inviting ambiance. The two mezzanine bedrooms are located directly above the living area and are individually accessed by wooden staircases.
The main bedroom is located upstairs and has an en-suite shower room. Beautiful polished wooden floors and high, wood-beamed ceilings characterize this spacious bedroom where two separate doors lead out to the upper courtyards and terrace areas.
The large family bathroom is equipped with a bathtub & fitted shower and also houses the washing machine.The property is in possession of an EOT Tourist license making it possible to earn a lucrative income during summer at high seasonal rates while the owners are not using it during certain periods. The 430m2 plot, adjacent to this house is included in the sale together and is ideal for planting further fruit & citrus trees, a parking area, or for building a pool and outdoor kitchen entertainment area. Due to the extra building allowance on the plot, extra guest accommodation can also be built if so desired.
Gavalohori is a year-round village with mainly Greek residents but many foreigners reside there permanently, with many more having holiday homes in and around the village. There are a few tavernas tucked away in the little narrow lanes and the main taverna in the village square is functional the whole year round. There is a museum and a woman’s co-operation where beautiful hand-crocheted laces, embroidered table-cloths and woven blankets from goats’ wool can be purchased.
Buses to and from Chania city and other nearby villages pass through Gavalohori on a regular basis all year round.
This charming property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated!
Reduced Price: 120,000€