This traditional property of 207 m2 (2,230 ft2) comprises 3 buildings, surrounding a pretty, private courtyard 45 m2 (484 ft2).
The main stone house (120 m2, 1,292 ft2) is 200 years old and has retained many of the original and antique features. A large open plan living room and kitchen, with attractive tiled floor, opens onto the courtyard. The kitchen contains all modern conveniences, including a fridge/freezer, microwave, gas stove/oven, composite sink with integrated draining board, and imported fitted cupboards. Exposed stonework around the windows and doors demonstrates the craftsmanship of the stonemason/builder of long ago. This house is cooled by thick stone walls and ceiling fans.
There is a large luxurious bathroom/utility room, with an imported bath and shower unit instead of tiles; no grout to clean, no mould between tiles and no leaks. A large washing machine is included. A third double bedroom downstairs is currently used as a library and guest room.
Upstairs, there is a spacious, attractive master bedroom (40 m2, 431 ft2) with broad, antique wooden floorboards and ceiling and original built-in cupboard as well as a fitted wardrobe. Off this bedroom is a large balcony (40 m2, 431 ft2) over the entire kitchen/living room, with magnificent views over the village and nearby hillsides, covered in vineyards and olive groves. The balcony is shaded in summer by established, productive grape vines.
Across the courtyard is the original kitchen, now a pretty guest double bedroom (23 m2, 248 ft2). It has retained many original, antique features, including a fireplace and built-in cupboard. This room is cooled by air conditioning.
Next to the guest bedroom is a large workshop and store room (58.5 m2, 630 ft2) accessed from the courtyard and the street. It has an original winepress and has been plumbed with a useful utility sink. This area could be easily converted into a self contained studio for rental income.
The stone, tiled courtyard is a perfect sun-drenched outdoor room for summer. It contains various planters with flowers, honeysuckles, lemon tree, bitter orange tree, loquat tree and 5 grape vines (three different grape varieties) growing up over the upper balcony. The courtyard is filled with the heady scent of orange blossom in spring and honeysuckle in summer. In addition, there is a large working outdoor wood oven and an original well, partly filled in.
Above the second bedroom and store room are extensive flat roofs (82 m2, 883 ft2) with cold water tank and solar panels for hot water. This is a large, pleasant area with plants, perfect for basking on sunny summer days. The house is on mains electricity, water and drainage, and has a telephone line and satellite television reception installed. It also has excellent internet reception for a small monthly payment. In addition to the solar panels, the hot water tank has an immersion heater for cloudy days.
All furniture and main household items are included, apart from the olive jars which are available by separate negotiation, so you can move in on arrival and start enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle without fuss.