The Old Olive Mill in Metoxi is a 3 bed, 2 bathroom renovated village home, in pristine condition, ideal for those seeking to live in a traditional Cretan village. It would suit those wanting a peaceful location, which benefits from being close to Vrysses and the highway.
The original building was renovated and re-built in 2008. Eight years later an additional piece of land was obtained and the property was finished with covered outside areas, internal walls installed and outside gardens established as well as a newly built workshop, plus large store room and covered car parking area. The workshop could easily be converted into a separate studio.
There is a covered front porch area which opens into an open plan living/dining area, with designer log burner – a lovely feature of the room, vaulted wooden ceiling, and doors onto a covered terrace. This is a light, roomy space, with dining area and lounge areas clearly defined.
To the left of the lounge is a newly installed white fitted kitchen consisting of gas hob, eye level Neff oven & combi-microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. The kitchen is immaculate and well equipped, and is a well designed space for a keen cook.
Leading off the open living area is bedroom 1, a generous double, with wooden ceiling, fitted wardrobe, en-suite shower room and doors onto rear terrace. This too is a bright, airy room with views out to the garden and surrounding countryside.
At the other end of the living space is bedroom 2, also a double with some lovely original features and wardrobe and cupboard.
The family bathroom is on this floor also and is a good size with bath and is decorated in modern, neutral tones. The washing machine is also in this room.
Next to the kitchen area is a very useful pantry, and stairs up to the mezannine level.
On the first floor is a mezzanine/balcony with two sides overlooking the living area and leading off is the largest bedroom with a range of cupboards/wardrobes and far retching mountain views. Adjoining this room is a separate walk-in store room. Over the kitchen area is a fitted study, with a desk area and lots of bookshelves. At the end of the mezzanine is a door onto the outside upper sun terrace, which has access onto a further roof area where the solar panels are situated. The terrace is a good size and could easily accommodate a hot tub, or dining table or be extended into a fourth bedroom/en-suite.
The entire house is centrally heated, with aircon units in living area and bedrooms 1 & 2. Ceiling fans throughout and aluminium doors, windows and shutters plus fly screens. Landline telephone and excellent internet connection.
The garden is both well designed and low maintenance, predominantly stone paved, with very private covered terrace / dining area with tiled pergola roof, raised patio with planted borders and a secluded area with seating and parts of the original olive press as a feature. The plants are mature and include a Mulberry and Judas tree. Also outside there is a small utility room with sink, built-in cupboards and housing the oil central heating boiler, with further outside covered area incorporating log store and additional water storage tank and oil tank.
From the garden there are steps down to car-port which houses 2 cars, workshop and store room. The large workshop would make a good music room/craft room/studio or along with the store room would make further self-contained living accommodation.
Yetim Metoxi is a small hamlet and the tarmac road finishes about 100 metres above the property. It is one kilometer from the National Road giving easy access to nearby beaches and both Rethymno and Chania. Vrysses town is one and a half kilometers and has the local town hall, tavernas, bakery, butchers, supermarkets, bank, dentist, doctor, post office, florist, garages etc. Coach station with links to Chania, Rethymno and the south coast.
The Old Olive Mill has been renovated to a very high standard. There will be no work required for new owners. It is a solid home which combines the charm of a village home with all the comforts of modern living. It is bright and airy and the countryside views are stunning.
The owners are negotiating on buying the plot of the land to the front side of the house (to the right) which is flat and would be ideal for a swimming pool.
- Air conditioning
- Aluminium Doors
- Aluminium Windows
- Central Heating Installation
- Countryside rural views
- Electricity Connection
- Fireplace/wood burning stove
- Fresh Water Storage Tank
- Mosquito Screens
- Mountain View
- Shower room
- Solar Panel Installation
- Tiled Floors
- View of the White Mountains
- Wooden Floors