22 Ano Plaka, Panorama Villas, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
This well maintained, modern, secure property is 3.5 years old and has a built area of 150 square metres. It is located 45 mins drive from Chania, in Apokoronou overlooking the village of Plaka and Souda Bay.
The village of Plaka has many tavernas and cafes which operate all year round and are all within walking distance. Thus, the property is suitable for residential or holiday accommodation for 1 or 2 families.
The house is located on a plot of approx 400 sqm within the village boundary and a permitted built area of 190 sqm. The owner has also purchased a further 300 sqm of land, still within the village boundary, on which a 2nd house of 167 sqm could be constructed.
The house has been designed with a common sitting room and kitchen, with spectacular sea views and patio doors opening onto the lower terrace and pool area. This central area has the main entrance, an open plan lounge/diner and a kitchen located behind a breakfast bar.
The lounge has an enclosed open fireplace and also benefits from air conditioning/heating and underfloor heating, when required. The spacious kitchen has a breakfast bar, fitted oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher. It also has a large fridge/freezer, with ice maker and filtered cold water dispenser.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are located in 2 private wings. One wing comprises of 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bathroom with a toilet, separate shower and a Jacuzzi bath. The other wing has a separate entrance, 2 bedrooms, a storeroom that could be changed into a separate kitchen and a bathroom with washing machine, bath/shower and a toilet.
All double bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and air conditioning/heating and both bathrooms have under-floor heating. Throughout the house hot water is available from solar panels (4) or electric heating.
Four of the five bedrooms have wonderful sea views and open on to the lower terrace and pool area. All windows and external doors have fly screens and all windows and patio doors have external shutters.
This house benefits from 2 large terraces with spectacular sea views. The lower terrace has a large sitting area with 2 awnings, to provide shade. There is a shower and a private infinity swimming pool (approx 9m x 4m), with both solar and winter covers. The water can also be heated by solar panels or a heat pump.
On the upper level there is a large sun roof terrace with attachment points for hammocks etc., under a large covered pergola. There is also a built-in gas BBQ and a bar. The 2 TV satellite dishes with dual cables are also on this level, with outlets in most rooms of the house. From the upper terrace there is walk-in access to a large loft and storage area.
On the lower level there is a large, double garage with electric doors. There are a number of electricity points, a fitted sink and water connections, both inside and out. Beyond the garage, there is a separate, comprehensive workshop and a swimming pool control room.
Off this, there is a wood and water storage area and the house has a large water storage capacity and water is both filtered and put through a softening unit.
This property is in a fantastic position and beautifully designed with 4 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and 2 bathrooms. With little alteration a separate apartment could easily be created.