- Stone House
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Reception rooms: 3
- Property size: 200 sqm
- Land size: 1,170 sqm
- Year built: 1920
Beautiful Traditional Stone House. Individual Title Deeds in owners name.
Non estate. Village House
3 double beds all ensuite
Ample Living Space
Mature, private gardens and large driveway
Pool and pool house/annexe with summer kitchen and store room
Walking distance to local Amenities
Sited in peaceful no through road.
Sea and Mountain Views
THE WHITE HOUSE, ALSANCAK
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What is there not to like about this light, bright, airy traditional Cypriot house with its metre thick stone walls that keep it cool in summer and warm in the winter? Once a ruin, now a very comfortable and highly individual home, with three double bedrooms (all ensuite); sitting room, hallway and large kitchen diner. The day to day living quarters are on the upper floor, so maximising the sea and mountain views and capturing the summer breezes. If you are concerned about the reverse style of living - think how fit it will keep you. The owners are in their 80s and 70s and are only selling up because the house is now too large for their needs.
Externally there is a capacious patio with flourishing satsuma tree; and an annexe comprising a summer kitchen, shower room with wc and sink, and store room for those odds and ends such as suitcases. A capacious 10 x 5 meter swimming pool is set in beautifully laid out gardens with shaded seating areas, orchard and a driveway for three cars. Being flat, the roof provides an opportunity for development as an additional sun terrace. Easily accessed by a spiral staircase it provides fabulous views of the Kyrenia Mountain range and the northern coast to east and west.
he entire plot is slightly under 1 donum (1 donum = 1,388 m2) , situated in a peaceful cul de sac, surrounded by similarly large traditional houses, orchards and gardens, so ensuring privacy, peace and quiet. The village with its restaurants, shops and cafés is approximately ten minutes’ walk away. A stroll in the foothills is approximately the same distance and the sea a ten minute drive away at most. An ideal opportunity to own a totally unique residence or, maybe, run a B&B.
Entering through the impressive double front doors you find yourself in:
7.44 m x 3.00 m (23 sq.metres)
Elegant and original, stretching from the front to rear, the hall with its high rattan and timber ceiling and bubbling fountain is a deliciously cool spot to chill in the summer heat. The fountain pool can easily be removed if you wish to use this area differently, it is not a permanent fixture.
To left and right are arched doorways with traditional Cypriot wood - worked doors providing access to:
BEDROOM 1 - TWIN
3.08 x 5.20. (16 sq metres). Aircon/heating unit
A generous sized, pretty bedroom with windows to the front and french windows to the side which look out onto a citrus grove. Attached is:
• Ensuite bathroom 3.10 x 2.18 (6.76 sq metres)
Imaginatively and tastefully decorated the ensuite is part tiled with wash hand basin, full sized corner bath with shower over and WC.
BEDROOM 2 - DOUBLE
3.00 x 4.00 (12 sq metres). Aircon/heating unit
A comfortably sized double bedroom with dual aspect windows, providing views to the front of the house and to the side garden with its flowers and shrubs. Attached is:
• Ensuite dressing room/ bathroom 3.07 x 2.95 (9.06 sq metres)
A capacious dressing room/bathroom with built in floor to ceiling wardrobes, large corner bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.
Leaving the hallway via the stone stairway you access the:
3.12 x 7.71 (24.31 sq metres) Aircon/heating unit
The spacious airy sitting room has windows at each end, overlooking the street and the rear gardens respectively , with views of the Kyrenia range from both.
An archway off the sitting room leads to the:
3.15 x 7.55 (23.85 sq metres), Ceiling fan
The kitchen diner has windows onto the street and side gardens with views to the Kyrenia range from both. A well-lit area, it has an extensive range of wall and base cupboards and ample work surfaces with ample wall sockets. A handy breakfast bar, with wine rack and cupboard under, is positioned so as to offer additional work space when hosting a dinner party in the dining area. On the other hand, if dining-a-deux is the order of the day, it is the ideal spot to chat and relax over a meal. There is plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and a free standing gas or electric cooker.
Also on this floor off the sitting room is the:
3.00 x 5.11 (15.69 sq metres) Aircon/heating unit.
Facing you as you enter the master bedroom with its beam and plank ceiling, is a fabulous view across the adjacent citrus orchard to the coast. Ideal to observe the changing light, weather and colours of sky and sea. A window to the front provides views to the Kyrenia range.
• Ensuite bathroom 3.10 x 2.18 (6.76 sq metres)
A newly refitted bathroom with half corner bath with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC plus built in storage/seating.
The rear of the house boasts a large courtyard/patio partially shaded by a Cypriot satsuma tree. A delightful spot to sit sipping a brandy sour or gin and tonic whilst the barbecue sizzles.
A separate annexe to the side of the courtyard provides:
SUMMER KITCHEN - 2.90 x 2.95 (7.87 sq metres)
With antique stained glass windows to front, ample work-surfaces, cupboards, drawers and sink, this is an extremely imaginative addition. The owners use it in the summer for storing and preparing foods for barbecues and pool side meals. In the winter it holds the garden furniture.
- Attached is a:
SHOWER ROOM 2.38 x 0.98 (2.36 sq metres)
Why trail through the house from the garden to have a pre-dip shower? Pop into this one to wash off the suntan lotion. It has a walk-in tiled shower, wc and wash hand basin.
Adjacent to the Summer Kitchen is a
STORE ROOM 2.26 x 3.41 (7.70 sq metres)
The store room provides the ideal place for keeping garden tools, suitcases etc.
The above could easily be converted to additional accommodation if so desired.
GARDENS & POOLSIDE
The gardens have been laid out to provide shady seating areas, and a wide variety of plants, colour and concepts. To the right of the plot is a 10x5 metre skimmer pool with roman steps. Built into the pool terrace is a seven ton water tank used to capture excess water from the pool during the winter rains that can then be used to top up the pool in summer or for watering the garden.
Adjacent to the pool is a terraced garden with shrubs and flowers. A large sweet almond tree supplies all the nuts you could want for your personal consumption, marzipan for the Christmas Cake and keeping the local bird life happy. The left-hand side of the garden is laid to gravel with a pretty paved seating arbour. An orchard completes the plot with olive, plum, mulberry, lemon and lime trees and herbs. To the right of the house is a further small garden area which accommodates trees and shrubs, a 3.5 ton reserve water tank and a spiral staircase leading to the roof terrace with its fabulous panoramic views.
All white goods are included and some furniture (mainly English antiques) by separate negotiation.