Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom stone house of approx 100sqm near Gortyna and approx 6kms from Mires. The property has a lovely garden with mulberry, orange and pomegranate trees and there is a separate stone house ready for conversion to a guest annexe. The plot size is approx 340sqm so there would be room for a small pool, if required, subject to planning.
Some of the beautiful beaches in the area, including Matala, Kalamaki and Kokkinos Pirgos are within a 30 minute drive. Zaros with its beautiful lake, tavernas and walks is 20 minutes away.
The house was originally built around 1900 and was fully renovated in 2004. It is a traditional stone village house and covers 2 floors of living space. It is situated along a quiet lane in the lovely small village of Ambelouzos.
Ambelouzos is a pretty village on the edge of the archaeological site at Gortyna, the Roman capital of Crete. A new museum, a short drive away, will be completed shortly. In the village there is a traditional taverna and a small shop which opens in the evenings. The popular market town of Mires, with supermarkets and a Health Centre, is a short drive along the main road. Plans for the opening of the new highway will decrease the travel time to Heraklion and the airport, which at present is a 50 minute drive away.
The property comprises on the ground floor:
· Sitting room
· Kitchen with dining area
· Tiled bathroom with shower and plumbing point available for a washing machine
· One double bedroom with view of garden
· Large front terrace with traditional oven
· Private garden with stone house for further renovation
· One double bedroom with stone doorway and traditional wooden door that leads to an external stone staircase
· Terrace providing good views over the garden
· Sitting room/study
· Wooden staircase
The upper terrace has non slip tiling and allows for views of the village, the Asterousia Mountains and the acropolis at Gortyna. There are also attractive views across the quiet village lane and over the private garden area.
To the front of the property is a large outdoor space with and old bread oven. This could be a useful area for outdoor entertaining and has a pathway that leads to the rear garden and the stone house for renovation.
Stone house for renovation:
To the rear side of the property is a small stone house that requires complete renovation. This could become a separate guest accommodation with three rooms. A quote for renovation is available on request.
· The property comes furnished
· Phone, TV and satellite connection available in main living area
· Kitchen with fitted units
· Shower bathroom with point for washing machine
· Painted wooden doors and shutters
· Solar water heater new and replaced 2018
Walking distance of village taverna and shop
Archaeological site of Gortyna: 1.4kms
Mires with Health Centre 6.8km
Ancient Phaistos: 14.3kms
Zaros: 20 minutes' drive
Kalamaki Beach: 21kms
Heraklion Airport: 49.6kms
Within a 30 minute drive of the beautiful south coast beaches, a fully renovated 2 bedroom stone house in Ambelouzos with a small stone house which requires a complete renovation but could offer guest accommodation with 3 rooms.
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