Delightful, 19th century stone tower house 
Delightful, 19th century stone tower house, oozing with charm and character, with walled courtyard and large sea-facing plot of land with olive trees. Just a 20 min drive to the water’s edge,.
Highly recommended for permanent living, holiday home, or rental purposes..
This gem of a property is situated on the edge of an ,historical village with a unique charm between Areopoli and Stoupa on the Mani peninsula. The village has many fine tower houses ,which include partially graceful 19th_ century mansions . The village is surrounded by olive groves,with the sea and cypresses in the distance. The area boasts fine Byzantine chapels , monasteries, spectacular mountain ranges, gorges, and the surrounding area provides numerous scenic walking routes
The village has a café, and it’s a ten-minute drive to the next village that boasts tavernas and cafes. Twenty- minute to Stoupa , a picturesque coastal resort with two of the finest beaches in Greece. . Thirty-minute drive to Areopoli ‘the city of Ares’ with its 18th century churches ,impressive mansions, and fascinating history The area is also well- known for The Pyrgos Dirou Caves with their impressive overhanging stalactites.
SIZE & DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE:
This charming traditional tower house of approx 180m2 (walls are 80m2 thick), was built in 1840, is constructed on 2 levels, and is in need of renovation, but it could possibly be lived in while the work is undertaken.
It has both water, and electricity.
Entering the large courtyard through an iron gate; leading to the ground floor of the house, which consists of a spacious living-room with open rafter wooden ceiling beams, and an adjacent small room . From the living area there is access across a hall to a separate kitchen,a bathroom and a large room with an arched doorway, which could be used as a bed room ,or study.. Stairs from the hallway lead to the upper level, which consists of a bedroom that opens up onto a spacious veranda; perfect for sipping your morning coffee and taking in the. breathtaking views across the land and olive trees to the coastline in the distance..
In addition to the above,.the house has a large cellar of approx 40m2 with kamaras and two separate entrances via the courtyard This area could be used for additional living space There is also a traditional bread oven.
As is the case with most of these old properties, the house needs renovation.
Top of the list, to make it livable would be:
- One of the walls has collapsed. A civil engineer/surveyor has given us a quote of 10.000 Euro for this wall to be fixed to avoid any static/stability issues
- A new kitchen & bathroom
- Also, the roof, wiring, plumbing & masonry would all need to be checked by a civil engineer/surveyor
Once all that is done you can then think about how the house will be finished.
This is a unique, wonderful property waiting for the right person to come along and bring it back to its former glory.
At this price there is no other property of this caliber in the Messinian Peloponnese.
The design scope for restoring this lovely old tower house is endless.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLOT:
A sea facing plot of approx 1000m2 with olive trees
DISTANCE TO THE SEA:
Approx 15 min drive to crystal clear sea, and beautiful beaches…
Unobstucted views of the coastline,,olive groves,and cypress trees.
The vendor will only accept offers at the asking price.