3 bedroom/2 bathroom detached stone property of approx 154sqm with a large walled and secluded courtyard of approx 80sqm and upstairs terraces of over 30sqm. This 250 year old spacious property is situated at the top edge of the popular village of Mourne, just 3kms from Spili and a 25 – 40 minute drive from the many glorious beaches stretching along the south coast.Mourne is a small and popular village with a varied international community. It hosts regular open air music festivals and has a pleasant social atmosphere. Many of the old houses in the village have been beautifully restored. There is a small English speaking foreign community so if you do not speak Greek you will still find someone to speak to. Mourne is well positioned, being only half an hour’s drive from Rethymnon. In addition to the fabulous choice of beaches available, all 25 -35 minutes away, there are also many pleasant walks to be had around the village or along tracks or lanes to nearby villages. A favourite walk is from Mixorouma to Frati enjoying the views of the gorge from there. Within walking distance of the property is a kafenion and taverna and the Health Centre, shops and many tavernas can be found in Spili, approx 3kms away.Both airports (Chania and Heraklion) are about 1.5 hour’s drive away.The house comes fully furnished and has retained many of the original features, including thick stone walls, some exposed stonework, a stone archway and vaulted ceilings finished with attractive wood and beams. A traditional stone archway leads into a beautiful courtyard, which is paved with the local dark green and grey flagstones and has two large walnut trees as a shady backdrop to this wonderful outdoor living area. This three bedroom property is in excellent condition and has been fully restored and well maintained with further improvements added in 2017, including a new roof, new guttering and pipework for improved water management, a new 160 litre water tank and solar panel, and a new 1,000 litre oil tanks. The exterior of the house is also newly painted.The house has been arranged so that the second and third bedrooms (with their en suite bathroom) can be let as a self-contained suite of rooms with independent access and enables the owners to offer B&B, if desired. Equally, with the relevant permits, the house could be offered in its entirety as a holiday rental or could be a wonderful year-round living home. The indoor living space on the lower level comprises:· large lounge (32m2) with fireplace and picture window, large new TV and hi-fi· separate large kitchen-dining area (30m2)· guest toilet, shower room and laundry area with washing machine· bright sunny kitchen which comes fully fitted, including dishwasher, gas cooking hob, multi-function microwave oven and large fridge-freezer unitOn the upper level:· 3 large spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and plenty of wardrobe space· 2 of the 3 bedrooms have air-conditioning· full bathroom/en-suite for master bedroom· new en-suite bathroom installed between bedrooms 2 and 3· access to roof terrace· loft storage spaceThere are beautiful country and mountain views from the lounge, the bedrooms and the upstairs terrace.There is easy access to the internal courtyard and there is both an internal and external staircase to connect the two levels of the property.The house has full oil-fired central heating in addition to the open fire and currently has a telephone landline and good broadband service.Spacious restored 3 bedroom/2 bathroom detached stone property in the village of Mourne near to Spili and within a 25 minute drive of a beautiful selection of beaches along the south coast of Crete.
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