SOLD 3 BEDROOM VILLA SET IN TRULY MAGICAL SURROUNDINGS NEAR KALYVES, CHANIA
The villa, aptly named The Secret Garden, is a 105 m², 3 bedroom property, sited on 5,700 m² of orchards and garden, and bordered by a small river teeming with fish. There is also the opportunity to extend the villa by another 40 square metres if required. The property is hidden away, but is only a 5 minute drive from the golden beaches of Kalyves.
This villa is one of a kind, due to its unique and exclusive location, and also for the beauty of the surroundings. The orchard is planted with hundreds of fruit trees, including oranges, lemons, grapefruit and pomegranates, and on the lawns around the house there are countless trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and Mediterranean herbs.
Throughout the year, according to the season, plants are always in bloom, and the mixture of perfumes, the magnificent panorama of the majestic White Mountains, the quiet babble of the river, the birdsong and the cicadas makes this property a truly magical place to live.
The villa has everything you need, and you can enjoy painting, writing, meditation, fishing, cooking homemade jams, gardening – all in the mild climate and the quiet silence of nature surrounding this relaxing and peaceful natural habitat.
The house itself is 105 square metres, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large fitted kitchen, storage room, living room with fireplace and a roof terrace of 100 square metres. There is a terraces around the house with pergolas, winding paths and seating areas, allowing you to eat outside at any time.
There is also a garage and an outside BBQ, complete with water, electricity, working space, a sink and storage cupboards.
The villa is fitted with air conditioning, radiators, solar panels and double glazing, making this property perfect for a permanent family home.
The garden is large enough to build a swimming pool, a children’s play area, or even a tennis court! There is also enough space to keep chickens, ducks – even goats, donkeys and perhaps a peacock or two!
The area is perfect if you enjoy cycling or walking, with small paths and trails leading to water springs, natural caves, small villages and ruins.
A part of the estate is fenced by a beautiful stone wall and the villa itself is particularly suitable for people with a disability as the property is situated on one floor, with wide corridors and doorways specially designed for wheelchair use.
The Secret Garden would make the perfect home for anyone who loves nature and gardening. It is sensibly priced, and needs to be viewed to appreciate the quiet splendour of the surroundings and the land.
The nearest village of Kalyves is only 2 kilometers away and you will find all kinds of shops: supermarkets, bakery, bank, pharmacy, doctors, restaurants, clubs and of course the famous Cretan tavernas serving delicious meat, fish and vegetables of the season. The beach has low tide, and Kalyves is celebrated for its clear and crystalline water where children can play in safety.
Kalyves has a small marina and, if you wish, you can moor a small boat there.
In the hillside, a few minutes away, there is the charming little village of Stylos, famous for its spring water sources and for the typical and traditional Cretan cuisine of the area.
The Secret Garden is a slice of heaven, where you can grow your own fruit and vegetables, fish the river, and have a wonderful, healthy lifestyle. Viewing is highly recommended to take in the views, and the tranquility of this truly special, much loved property.