- Detached House
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property size: 165 sqm
- Land size: 2894 sqm
- Year built: 1940
Detached 165 sqm stone house
100 sqm extra build allowance
Landscaped fully irrigated 2894 sqm gardens
Heat exchange pump underfloor heating/cooling system
Enclosed vine covered courtyards
OTE land line and internet
Plenty of space for a pool if required
Beautiful traditional village location
Built approximately 70 years ago, by a local builder for his family, this truly unique Cretan "farmhouse" sits on the outskirts of the lovely working village of Fres in the foothills of the White Mountains. The beautiful sandstone house has 165 square metres of floor space and 2,894 square metres of landscaped grounds. This delightful property offers further scope to extend and with an additional building allowance of 100 square metres, has the option of further building and/or the installation of a swimming pool. Telephone and internet are connected to the property and provided by OTE.
The house has been sympathetically updated by the current owners retaining the original single floor layout, with high ceilings giving a feeling of space. This could easily be adapted to include a further floor increasing the size of the house considerably. The property is accessed via the public road which leads only to the property itself ensuring complete seclusion. Completely bordered by dry stone walls the farmhouse is imposing and yet welcoming.
Ancient vines cover the two courtyard areas providing a haven of shade in the hot summer months. A variety of fruit, nut and ornamental trees surround the property creating additional shade and structure to the garden which has been thoughtfully recreated whilst retaining the integrity of an ancient well, original threshing circle and a wine press.
This lovely home will appeal to those looking to experience the true flavour of Crete, who enjoy seclusion, have a genuine love of the countryside and the flora and fauna of the island and have an appreciation of the beauty the island offers.
The farmhouse is approached at the end of the lane, through wrought iron gates giving a view of the front enclosed courtyard planted with climbers and a variety of urns and pots.
The house is situated on the outskirts of the lovely village of Fres with bakery, Kafenon and small assorted shops. With its traditional village square Fres has appeared in several Greek films and is a wonderful place to while away an hour or two over a glass of wine while sampling the local cuisine.
20 minutes takes you from total seclusion to a variety of exceptional beaches at Kalami or Georgopolis and another 10 to Chania and all it has to offer. Nearer home and directly from the house are a variety of walks through olive groves and to the mountains that are exceptional. Furniture, fittings and white goods are included in the price of 335,000 EUR.
Summary description - Traditional, detached, single floor stone-built house.
Village of Fres, Apokoronas.
Built 1939 - renovation completed in 2017.
165 m2 House, 2895 m2 land and garden, 100 m2 extra build allowance.
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Dining Hall, Mezzanine, 25m2 basement storage area.
2 walled courtyards, one with covered sitting area, both with established vines.
OTE landline and internet connection.
Traditional features, Aloni (Threshing circle), Sterna (Well), Avli (Courtyard) and Partitiri (Wine making area).
Secluded edge of village location.
Mountain and countryside views.
Plot enclosed by stone walls and fencing.
The Accommodation comprises:
Dining hall with original fireplace and oven 4.50m x 4.00m
Kitchen 4.88m x 3.40m - Stone worktops and sink and a range of handmade kitchen units and floor to ceiling cypress cupboards - access to a covered area and main courtyard.
Lounge 4.50m x 5.00m - Traditional Cretan fireplace featuring a highly efficient inset fire.
Access to a raised terrace and main courtyard.
Bedroom 1 3.00m x 3.93 With a mezzanine (above bedroom), dressing area, and en-suite bathroom. A/C unit.
Bedroom 2 3.30m x 3.60m with access to the rear terrace.
Storage area with central heating controls and washing machine.
Basement/Store Room (4.50m x 3.93m) with power and light.
Main Courtyard with wine press. Steps to rear garden.
2894 sqm of land. Variety of trees including, oranges, lemon, mulberry, bay, walnut, almond, lemon, pomegranate, pear, plum, and peach, apricot. Established vines.
Further garden is accessed from the main courtyard and is planted with a variety of trees and shrubs.
Automatic, time-controlled irrigation serves all the garden areas.
Heat exchange boiler for the underfloor central heating.
General Information -
10 minute walk to the centre of Fres; a working village with a traditional village square, Taverna, bakery, Kafenion, and small assorted shops. 20 minutes to beaches at Kalami or Georgopolis and another 10 minutes to Chania.
There are walks from the house through olive and citrus groves and into the mountains.
Furniture, fittings and white good included.
Price 298,000 euros.