This is most probably one of the most versatile villas in the area with stunning sea and mountain views. Within walking distance of Vamos with its shops, tavernas, bank, doctor and 24 hour health centre plus all year round public transport.
The studio apartments provide guests with privacy but also the ability to enjoy traditional Cretan family life, living off fruit and vegetables grown in the garden.
Whilst the owners do not have any sheep, the tinkling sound of bells in the surrounding fields provide the right atmosphere.
This high quality villa should be enjoyed for many years to come for either its new permanent residents or holiday guests. A real delight and should be viewed immediately to be fully appreciated.
A quiet road leads to the 4,000sqm landscaped land and the multi-level villa. The land has clearly defined boundaries with stone walls and fencing. An electric gate opens into an off-road parking area with ample space for several vehicles.
The main house is on the first floor plus 2 x sizeable guest studio suites are located on the ground floor.
An open tiled veranda heralds a modest entrance to the impressive property.
An arch shelters the rather grandiose double doors which open into a spacious hallway
The stairs to the first floor are marble with hand-crafted metal balustrades making the area light and airy.
On this level there is a spacious bedroom, currently in use as an office which has large patio doors opening out to the front terraces. The glorious sea view is framed by a substantial stone arch, which offers a shaded seating area.
A further store room/utility room with sink is also on this level useful not only for laundry but also outerwear, coats, shoes & boots. The stairs rise to the 1st floor.
1st floor living area: The “L” shaped open-plan living room which extends the width of the house has been beautifully designed with triple aspect windows and patio doors to take advantage of the sea and mountain views from all parts of the room.
The white painted vaulted, beamed ceiling enhances the airy and spacious feel of the room.
A feature fireplace is in the front right hand corner of the room with the dining area to the far left.
Centrally is a large seating area with the luxurious kitchen to the rear of the area.
The patio doors open out to the beautiful terrace which is partially covered.
The safety railings are sturdy black iron in a very simple and classic style which does not detract the eye from the beauty of the house or the view.
Kitchen: The spacious kitchen units have been planned in a “U” format with the Corian sink facing South West and the other units curving round to form the perfect working triangle. The ample floor and wall units are in cherry wood and finished with cream granite work surfaces. Appliances include oven, dish washer and tall fridge freezer
Main Bathroom: To the right of the stairs is a small hallway from which the bedroom and shower room is accessed. The shower room is impressive with vast tiled shower with glass screen and rain-fall shower head, huge double-basin vanity unit and wall hung toilet. The room is very light with natural light from the window plus twin illuminated mirrors above the hand-basins and finally spot-lights which are set into the ceiling, casting down diffused beams.
Bedroom: The very light master bedroom benefits from floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes along one wall plus patio doors on the other 2, each leading out to a private terrace. The room is simply furnished with the overall vision being bright, light and airy, simply dressed with the cream of the soft furnishings enhancing the Delft Blue window frames. The terraces provide a stunning vista across the swimming pool and countryside to the village, hills and sea beyond.
Ground floor studio 1: Passing by the main house entrance terrace, is a covered veranda which shelters the door of apartment 1 from the mid-day sun. The apartment is defined in 3 main areas, kitchen and seating, sleeping and private en-suite.
All areas are generous with patio doors opening to both North and West terraces giving views across the garden to the mountains and sea.
The kitchenette is simple, cupboards finished in cream with toning work-tops plus fridge, sink and 2 ring hob.
The en-suite has a good sized tiled shower stall with white toilet and hand-basin set into a mosaic tiled vanity unit. The room is finished with an illuminated mirror, overhead ceiling spotlights and chrome accessories.
Studio 2: Studio 2 is accessed via the rear terrace again into a good sized room, this time a more square design but still with kitchenette, sleeping area and en-suite. The décor of this room is striking with 2 walls painted in vibrant blue.
The kitchenette is on the sea facing wall with patio doors leading out to the terrace and is similar to Studio 1 with its cream storage cupboards, toning work-tops, fridge, 2 ring hob and a charming sea view from the sink.
In the sleeping area, twin beds are put together but with plenty of room to separate if desired. The en-suite is almost a replica of Studio 1 with spacious tiled shower, white toilet and hand-basin set into a mosaic tiled vanity unit and the finishing touches of illuminated mirror, overhead ceiling spotlights and chrome accessories.
From the rear terrace and continuing past Studio 2 are steps leading down towards the pool. To the left of the lower terrace is the fully finished basement with windows, doors, floor tiles, plastered walls & ceiling plus all electrics and plumbing installed.
There is a simple tiled shower room with toilet and sink which is very convenient for guests using the pool. This room is totally dry and has windows, so could be used as an office or games room if desired.
Boiler room: The central heating boiler room is accessed from the rear of the basement which houses not only the boiler but also the oil and reserve water tanks.
The large pool is set on the lowest level to provide total privacy and protection from summer breezes.
Mature trees and shrubs have been planted round the pool by the owners forming a perfumed green cocoon round the sun terraces.
The fully landscaped garden is in many levels and is filled with raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, rambling roses, shrubs and flowers including the specimen Camelia which flourishes under the one of the 12 olive trees.
A few areas have been left natural to enjoy the wild flowers in spring and the perfume of herbs in the summer months.
Unique villa with 2 separate studio apartments, private swimming pool, landscaped gardens with sea and mountain views in the area east of Vamos.
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