Cozy and very well renovated 2-bedroom village house with lovely gardens planted with a rich variety of fruit trees and olive trees, set in the mountain village of Laki.
This property is in perfect state and is located within the charming small village, in a very peaceful, lush and green environment.
Built in the 1930's and renovated in 2006, this village house used to be the old school of the village and is ready to move into! The owners kept all the original features except the two new bathrooms which have been added at a later stage.
The house is built on two levels and includes: two large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; two tiled wet rooms with shower, washbasin and toilet; a hallway, a large kitchen and a very spacious living room on the top floor.
There are beamed ceilings throughout the property and some ancient niches have been integrated in the renovation.
The main entrance stable door opens in the spacious kitchen equipped with fitted units, a refrigerator/freezer, washing machine, hob and oven. It also has an air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater. The floor is tiled and it has wooden beamed ceilings. The space is comfortable and 3 windows allow the light to flow into the area making it airy and light. The kitchen cupboards stretch over the entire wall and offer plenty of storage space. The dining table easily fits in the room and the terrace adjoining the kitchen is a perfect place for outdoor wining and dining.
From the kitchen, a door leads to the two double bedrooms and the wet room. Both bedrooms are provided with large fitted wardrobes and a patio door leading to an exterior terrace. The master bedroom is very large and offers a small storage space under the stairs.
The large wet room has been added at a later stage and both wet rooms are identical.
The first floor has wooden floorboards, is reached by a wooden staircase from the hall and comprises the living area and a shower room. This spacious sitting room and library takes the entire length and the library could easily be converted to a third bedroom.
Two large patio doors lead to a wooden balcony overlooking the garden and the wonderful natural environment of the area. Another French door leads on to a large tiled terrace above the kitchen equipped with outdoor furniture. The ceiling is vaulted and lined with wood panels and there are exposed contemporary wooden beams. This room also has an air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater. At the back of the room is another wet room, identical to the one below with a shower, washbasin and toilet.
All the windows in the house have wooden frames and shutters and are double glazed... and offer a stunning view!
A solar panel, on the first floor wet room roof, provides hot water, and there is an immersion heater for hot water in winter.
The garden area is fully-fenced and has a double gated entrance. A huge olive tree outside the garden is the perfect shaded area for parking.
There is a path around three sides of the building and a 3 meters wide concrete and stone-tiled circle provides space for sitting/dining or even to install an above ground pool if one wanted to.
The very well maintained garden is terraced on three levels, with stone steps leading to the different areas. Natural shade is provided by the mature trees and a stone bench has been installed under a big fig tree, enjoying the stunning views over the mountains and the surrounding greenery.
The house is surrounded by luscious vegetation and shrubs along with big fruit trees and more than 100 years old olive trees.
Several exterior sitting areas offer a choice to relax and enjoy the outdoors according to the season or the time of the day.
A stone flagged exterior terrace outside the kitchen as well as a covered area is the ideal place for outdoor living.
The garden is a little paradise planted with olive trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs and a variety of herbs, where one can enjoy serenity and mountain views.
The house apparently dates from the 1930's, is entirely built with solid stone walls (except the bathrooms) and used to be the old school.
The historical village of Laki sits at the foot of the impressive White Mountains at about 500m above sea level below the White Mountains which rise another 1,000 meters to the south.
Most of the houses cling to steep slopes covered in olive and chestnut trees, reached through narrow roads or tracks that run down from the main square.
The climate is cool in winter, with occasional snow, wet in spring, hot and dry in the summer cooler than on the coasts.
The scene of many rebellions and battles against the Turks, the historic village of Laki is worth a stop.
The traditional Cretan village square has three excellent taverns offering local delicacies. They are a 5 minute walk from the house and are a perfect place to meet people from all over the world.
The natural environment can be appreciated to its fullest and offers plenty of hikes in the foothills. It may be worth mentioning that the entrance of the Samaria gorge is less than ½ hr. drive from the property.
10 minutes away from the property, one can find the famous Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete providing you with relaxation, hospitality and unique view of world's flora and fauna. Full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land's formation and the region's microclimate make it a paradise for thousands of plants and animals!
It takes about ½ hr drive to go to the beach and to Chania and the closest supermarket is in Alikianos which is a 20 minutes drive. Alikianos offers amenities like taverns, supermarket, bakery, gas station, ATM, school, doctor, pharmacy etc.
This wonderfully renovated village house is perfect for nature lovers, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Integrated in the real Cretan village life, it perfectly marries tradition with the advantages of modern comfort.
|Land Size:||578 m²|
|Building Size:||145 m²|
|Extra Building Allowance:||95 m²|
|Year of construction:||1930|
|Energy Category:||in progress|
Agent's fees are not included in advertised price
• Immersion heater
• Solar panels
• Air conditioning in 2 rooms
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Fitted wardrobes
• Wooden windows and fames
• Double glazed windows
• Landscaped gardens
• Fully fenced
• Landscaped garden
• Most of the furniture included
• Electrical appliances
• Wooden beamed ceilings
• Extra storage space
• From mini market: 14 km / 20 minutes drive
• From tavern: 400 m / 5 minutes walk
• From beach: 22 km / 30 minutes drive
• From nearest town: 14 km / 20 minutes drive
• From Chania: 24 km / 30 minutes drive
• From the airport: 38 km / 50 minutes drive