For Sale €49,000 + Expenses - House
Stone house for full renovation: At first glance the house looks like any other small village property but internally opens out to become a sizeable house in excess of 130sqm. With careful planning it could easily become a residence with at least living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms & 2 bath-rooms.
The main part of the house is in good condition for its age, with sound walls, beamed ceilings, traditional fireplace and many stone features. There are 2 main levels each of generous proportions. Planning rules would allow an additional floor to be added if required. Outbuildings on the lower level provide further scope for living accommodation, business premises or storage.
External: Unusually, this house has land attached to the house which trickles down a gentle slope. It is filled with mature trees and tucked away in the middle of a shaded terrace there is an ancient sterna which would make a fantastic focal point for this natural seating area.
Location: The property benefits from stunning unobstructed views across the countryside towards Chania and Rethymno and is ideally located for walkers, artists and other lovers of the real Cretan countryside. A network of paths leads from the house to the foothills of the White Mountains, the Fres Gorge and to the historic chapel of Our Lady of the Two Rocks. Fres with a population of around 400 is one of the prime villages in the area. It has a large main square surrounded by several kafenions where the men of the village meet for coffee. Within the village are a school, magnificent churches, baker, butcher, mini markets, taverna plus a shop selling locally woven linens and Cretan produce.
Other services in the village include a regular bus service to Chania, a tourist information centre and an experienced locally based guide who is able to provide walking tours for visitors to the area.