Two traditional houses with infinity pool
Originally two ruined stone cottages at the village limit of Kounoupitsa.
Both houses were rebuilt and renovated using the original stones, retaining the character while providing modern facilities and interior design, now including infinity swimming pool, and substantial loggia within secluded grounds and having small adjoining orchard. There are being sold fully furnished and equipped either as substantial extended family homes or for holiday business as sufficient high quality linen and equipment was purchased for this purpose and is included in the sale.
House 1, total areas of 134 sqm: Entered through garden the sitting room is 42sq.mts with high beamed ceiling and polished wood floor, having large raised corner fireplace, three down lit alcoves from original house and French windows opening onto a substantial terrace with breath-taking views across the sea to the Peloponnese and Corinth. From this terrace there is an external stair to the swimming pool terrace but as throughout the houses there are safety features for children. The sitting room has a double bed/settee and the possibility of another double or two single beds with the existing furniture.
“Winter Room” Stairs from the sitting room with newel post of the original olive beams gives access to this room used as a dining room. It has storage or a child’s bed under the stairs, a wood burning stove and full height dresser. All of the ground floor is tiled. There is access from the winter room to a double shower room and the kitchen and main bedroom. Shower room/Toilet This a double shower, double sinks and extra-large double mirror. The walls and floor are completely tiled.
Main Bedroom Approx. 20 sq.mts tiled floor, wooden beamed ceiling. French doors to lower terrace and window. (As throughout both houses all windows have external shutters and are double glazed) Built-in double wardrobe with cupboards over, double free standing wardrobes with interior lighting.
Kitchen All work surface white marble as are the two custom made round sinks. Three ring gas cooker, and one electric ring. Additional microwave with grill. Small dishwasher, two full height fridge freezers and one full height freezer, cupboards above and below worktop level. There are two windows, and glazed door to the shaded lower terrace.
House 2, total areas of 164 sqm: Separated from House 1 by infinity pool and loggia. Entered either by main gate to upper garden or from two gates from lane to upper and lower /secure rear courtyard garden.
Upper hall Has glazed door to rear courtyard garden, door to Bedroom 1, shower room/toilet. Full height cupboard with washing machine and immersion heater. Rising stairs to sitting room/bedroom, and stairs down to garden room. This house is on four levels.
Bedroom 1 With large double bed which can be split into two singles. Double wardrobe with cupboards over, French windows to upper terrace courtyard/garden. Shower room/toilet Electric towel rail and washbasin, vanity unit with illuminated mirror, shower, toilet, obscured window.
Sitting room/double bedroom Accessed from upper hall by four steps. Window to rear. Glazed door to outside stair to swimming pool terrace and French doors to secluded upper terrace with spectacular views over the Saronic Gulf. Double bed/settee, two armchairs, occasional tables, book cases, TV and DVD/video points. Polished wood floor, faux wood burning stove – electric.
Bedroom 3 Access from Garden Room. Built-in double bed and build-in single bed. Window. Original alcoves.
Bedroom 4 Original double platform bed, window, small double wardrobe and dressing table.
Bathroom Bath with shower over. Large obscured glazed window. Marble washbasin on olive wood plinth from original house. Heated towel rail. W.C.
Kitchen Electric stove, fridge freezer, dishwasher, original white marble sink and work surfaces, cupboards under, separate cupboard and two dressers Glazed doors to lower terrace and to Juliet balcony.
Outside area: Both houses have bread ovens. Newly installed automatic garden watering system to both houses and orchard. Office with WIFI router and built-in desk. Storeroom and pool machine room. Barbeque, outside fridge, outside cupboard, with full set of safe/legal cutlery, mugs, “glasses”. Shower. Bower shaded seating area under vine and bougainvillea. Loggia 8mts. x Long 1 1/2mts with box seats fully fitted with cushions, 2 sets cushion and sunbed covers, lights, waterproof cover, Chimera for heating during cooler evenings. Large pink granite coffee table. Also four large cushioned stools making it possible to achieve two double beds.
Pool: 6.5m x 6.5m. Steps down (deepest in centre 1.7m) Salt conversion system, overflow pool ideal for small children. Can only be accessed by removable steps. There is also a French safety alarm system for children. Pool Robot automatic cleaner.
Orchard: Trees – fig, apple, sweet orange, tangerine, pear, lime, lemon, olive, mousmoula, avocado. Flower beds fully planted, also 20 ceramic pots, 1m. High, throughout the properties, all planted. External lights.
The houses are at about 500ft above sea level and are half kilometre from the sea with spectacular views of 30 miles across the Saronic Gulf/Aegean towards Corinth. There is land access to mainland Peloponese from Methana a drive of about two and a half hours to Athens. There are ferries from Piraeus during the summer months, and hydrofoils from Poros. Methana is a haven for yachting with a substantial public quay and protected harbour.
Absolute quiet, and absence of light or noise pollution makes the property ideal for holiday lettings, a Yoga, or similar therapeutic retreat. Easily accessed from Athens and offered for sale fully equipped.
The Peloponnese is full of undiscovered magic - a kind of magic that hides in out-of-time and off-the-beaten-track places such as the volcanic peninsula of Methana. With its more than 30 craters Methana is the north-westernmost of the arc of Aegean islands that still feature volcanic activity. Methana was born as an island a couple of million years ago but became connected to the mainland of the South-East Peloponnese by a narrow isthmus that rose up from the sea during one of the many eruptions and accompanying earthquakes. The volcanic island now sleeps the sleep of a Sleeping Beauty, allowing visitors to discover impressive lava domes and craters, age-old man-made terraces, archaeological sites, tiny fishing villages, thermal baths, and amazing views on the surrounding Saronic Gulf. Approaching it on the main road from Archaia Epidauros to Galatas we are able to admire Methana's mysterious silhouette bordering the South-Eastern part of the Gulf of Epidauros. The archaeological site of Troezen, the wetland of Psifta, the town of Galatas and the island of Poros all lie within a stone's throw from the peninsula. Connected by ferry to Methana are the island of Aegina and the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Even the island of Hydra is not that far away as there are ferries from and to the hamlet of Metochi on the mainland, a 40 minute drive by car.
11 km from Methana
Two and a half hours from Athens
500m from the seaside