Restored Pelion neoclassical mansion
A rare investment opportunity to purchase one of the remaining examples of a Pelion neoclassical manor house and situated in the centre of Portaria, one of the most famous and accessible villages of the beautiful Pelion peninsula.
The original mansion is a prime example of the Pelion (‘archontiko’), with stone walls of almost 1 metre thickness, and one of the few buildings constructed in the Neoclassic style. Throughout its renovation, extreme care was taken to ensure a complete and accurate restoration. Materials of a superior standard, such as solid oak wood flooring, marble and cotto tiles, and African hardwood, fittings and textiles, were used throughout, whilst for the exterior the original stone was reused and detailed plasterwork perfectly returned the house to its original state complete with roof of traditional ‘Pelion slate’. All exterior doors and windows are made from new Massif wood matching exactly the originals. At the same time, the floors and walls were re-structured allowing installation of modern soundproofing, insulation, plumbing and electrical infrastructure. An addition was a modern SPA. All furnishings and fittings are new and included.
Were it to be used as a commercial property the house already benefits from both a valid EOT (Greek Tourism Organisation) license and international presence through booking web sites and social media accounts. Since August 2011 the current owners have opened it as a hotel at limited holiday periods, where it has been fully occupied. This aspect has not been developed. However due to the central position and popularity of the location there is large potential for development as a small exclusive hotel. The property benefits from panoramic views of the Pelion mountains and Volos from its rooms.
Disposes of 8 fully furnished bedrooms with solid oak flooring (6 double rooms, 1 triple room and a Master bedroom) with luxury en-suite bathrooms spanning the two top floors. Bedrooms are equipped with built-in wardrobes with full length mirrors and movement-activated lighting, telephones, mini-bars and safes.
The mansion is set in its own grounds of 1,000 sqm including a walled garden, various fruit trees and a large terrace external to the main entrance with stone walls topped with large white marble blocks. Part of the grounds can serve as a car park. The infrastructure of the house includes all necessary heating and cooling systems, an extensive fire protection system according to regulations, professional vacuum system, backup water supply and infrastructure for security camera installation.
The Pelion Peninsula is situated geographically in the east of the Greek mainland with a maximum altitude of 1,550 m. Pelion is known as the garden of Greece and the mountain of the Centaurs. On the west side picturesque villages are set between shimmering olive groves, whereas on the east dense forests alternate with lush and carefully created terraced fruit orchards. The many waterways find their ways through waterfalls and gorges to meet the Sea in little bays with sandy beaches. Pelion’s landscapes are ideal for visitors who want to explore its natural beauty on foot. There are many old stone paths and interesting trails which connect the mountain villages with the tiny settlements at the seaside. Pelion is an ideal location for all-year round vacation, as it combines one of the most visited ski-centres in Greece with amazing natural reserves and kilometres of sandy beaches. The property itself is suitably located in the centre of the picturesque village of Portaria a short distance just away from the main street and traffic noise along a short cobbled path. The area is famous for its natural springs, one of which is located at the rear of the property.
60 m from main road
100 m from the main square
12 km from the city of Volos (port, marina, train station)
13 km from ski resort/centre
38 km from Volos international Airport
325 km from Athens by road