This stunning colonial style home is located on a large, 1,200m2 of land within village plan limits and comprises of two separate residences on the ground and first floor of the property. Building permit 1998.
The main upstairs residence has two bedrooms and one bathroom with separate shower cubicle, and a large, open plan, fully fitted kitchen/dining/living room, with an open fire-place in the living room. There is a small study/office room leading from the kitchen which can also be altered into a nice sized pantry.
French doors open from the living room onto a very spacious covered balcony with views over the garden and driveway to the charming outside bar and pergola-covered seating area. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and doors leading out onto individual balconies. The upstairs family bathroom has an enormous ‘Roman’ style bath tub which is fully tiled and has a built-in step for easy access. There is a separate, fully tiled shower nook.
The ground floor apartment is spacious and airy, with two good sized double bedrooms, large shower room/W.C., open plan living/dining and an arched entry into the fully fitted kitchen.
Next to the apartment entrance on the ground floor is also the entry to a 60’s style ‘den’ which is a great little retreat where one can relax with friends over a drink and a game of cards or ‘tavli’ (backgammon). This room is also perfect for someone pursuing a hobby or wanting to use it as a home office.
The side and back garden is planted with lawn 16 olive trees, Lemons, Oranges etc. A paved path leads to a storage room at the far end, and a pergola-covered seating area closer to the residence. In the front garden there is a charming ‘cafenion’ (café) style bar and stone-built BBQ, promising great outdoor get-togethers with friends and family.
There are two large, lock-up basement storage areas on the ground floor, which are accessed from the outside. The property benefits from oil central heating, solar panels, fitted wardrobes in all four bedrooms, under-cover parking, garage, storage rooms, olive trees, citrus trees and more in the garden, and double glazed wood and aluminium doors and windows with shutters.
This home is ideal for permanent all year-round living, but is also perfectly suited as a holiday home where two individual families would like to spend their holidays together, yet completely separate. Your holiday place "Galvalochori", with an impressing historical past (12th century) with folklore museum, grape-decorated. nside courts and Byzantine churches - a superregional well-known and well frequented place.
The local culture association maintains the tradition and handcraft techniques, organizes celebrations at Easter and in the summer months, arts and crafts exhibition with work ot the women of the village. Approx. 250 m far from this holiday house you already reach the village with its cosy taverns, with Cretan and International cooking, Kafeneos (cafés), bar, baker´s shop and mini-markets for daily need, as well as public transportation bus and taxi.
The village of Gavalohori is less than 3,5 km (5 min. by CAR) from the seaside village of Almirida with its white sandy ‘Blue Flag’ beaches and shopping amenities. Kalives seaside village, with its banks, post office, chemists, and all shopping amenities and restaurants and coffee bars, is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. There is also a ‘KEP’ (Community Service Centre) in this village. Distance from Chania 25 km and from the Airport 31 km.
Plot area: 1200m2
Price: Euro 195.000, plus transfer expenses.