In Kalathenes, a village with big history, this 200 year old village house, with separate guest studio, has been tastefully renovated to create an elegant home with modern amenities.
It has always been an important house in the village and for many years it was the home of the village doctor. Before that, it is reputed to have been the home of a well known Cretan freedom fighter.
Located on a plot of 300 m² the property consists of the main house which is 109 m², the spacious guest studio of 45 m², and a storeroom of 35 m² which could easily be converted into a second guest studio. It already has the plumbing in place for a bathroom.
The main house has a fully fitted kitchen with separate utility room and access to a paved terrace. There is a living room with a large wood burning stove and an arched doorway leads to a small study area and the bathroom. There is also a door leading to the secluded courtyard garden which has a lovely water feature.
Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with a unique built-in bed and a second spacious bedroom which could also function as a second sitting room. This room also has doors leading to a terrace with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, towards the Bay of Kissamos. All the rooms are beautifully furnished and include air conditioning, traditional beamed ceilings and other unique features. There is also satellite TV, telephone and internet connection.
The guest studio is fully furnished with German antiques and has separate solar heating. The traditional Cretan arch provides a distinctive feature and the private terrace, shaded by bougainvillaea, is perfect for outdoor dining.
Above the guest apartment and storeroom, a large terrace has been created, with a wooden pergola over which a well established grape vine has been trained to provide shade. From here the sea and mountain views are magnificent.
Distances: Kastelli 22km, Falassarna beach 26km, Chania : 50km, Chania Airport : 60km