DC-814 3 Bed Renovation in Patima €290,000

Price: €290,000
Nearest Village : Patima | Reference Number : DC-814
  • House Size 208 M2
  • Plot Size 194 M2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • tubBathrooms 3
  • Floors 2
  • Car Parking Yes
  • energy rating Energy Rating F
  • Views Rural View

This large and wonderfully unique villa is nearly 200 years old. 
It is a rare opportunity to own a fully renovated village house — with all its original features including stone archways, courtyards and wooden beamed ceilings.

The lovely 3 bed villa has been tastefully renovated by the current owners. It sits in the heart of the traditional village of Patima  - less than 10 minutes from the beach of Kavros. 

Built around 1850 — but completely renovated with high quality materials and eye for detail in 2005, this detached house offers plenty of possibilities. 

Character and charm combined with all modern comforts, the best of all worlds.

This fabulous renovation has been lovingly completed by the current owners, a Greek - French couple. The house used to belong to a family of seamstresses and was built during the Turkish occupation of Crete.   

The property actually consists of 2 houses each with their own entrance. They could be used as one large property or possibly divided into two—  so that the owners could rent one house and live in the other.


The high wooden entrance door opens into the living room — with the kitchen a few steps lower. This area used to be the village “kafeneon” with the original hand sculptured stone fireplace and the stone niche where they used to store the water. There is also a separate WC on this floor. 

Wooden spiral stairs lead up to the first floor double bedroom —with wooden beamed ceilings and a three door free standing wardrobe. A large double patio door leads out to an open balcony  - with sea view and outdoor furniture – which is what the owners refer to as the “breakfast balcony”. 

This floor also comprises a bathroom with a corner bathtub and mosaic tiled walls. This rooms shutters close from the interior  -  as they cannot be reached from outside.

Another flight of spiral stairs lead to the mezzanine area with beamed wooden ceilings and lots of storage cupboards — which is currently used as an office.


Two steps and a double wooden door separate the guest accommodation from the main house. 

The ground floor double bedroom has a “window” connecting with the living area and is equipped with a ceiling fan. The adjacent modern shower room has a built-in shower, a towel rail and houses the washing machine.

3 steps lead down to the spacious living quarters  - consisting of the lounge and a simple kitchen with a sink. This room has two superb stone arches dating from about 1830. There are lots of original features—such as a window sill from the old village church. This is a bright room —  and also has two skylights providing extra light. This area also features a wood burning stove for the cold winter months. 

From the living room, a door leads to the courtyard equipped with exterior furniture for outdoor living. There are amazing views across the countryside to the Psiloritis, Crete’s highest mountain. Tiled steps lead to the first floor and a spacious bedroom with an adjacent shower room. 

This room is currently being used as a  living room and has a 70 M2 tiled roof terrace  - with outdoor furniture and stunning countryside and mountain views. 

This terrace has been reinforced fo cater for the installation of a pool.

The property comes with furniture. It is ready to move in and has many hardwood items. The entire property feels spacious. It has been renovated with taste and an eye for detail. Niches and original features can be found throughout and it has been furnished in keeping with the character of the property. All lighting fixtures are handmade. 

Natural materials feature throughout and pretty outdoor courtyards and terraces provide plenty of opportunity for al fresco living. This is a house with character.


A big tree providing shade is to be found next to the entrance of the house. The owners have built a small sitting area under the tree, built from an old millstone.
Two terraces and a comfortable courtyard are provided for outdoor living. 
The courtyard has a big bougainvillea and plenty of bushes, providing much needed shade during the hot summer months.

The courtyard is walled and very private, and a gate opens to the back road. There is a Turkish stone built arched feature with a water tap. 

This village house offers all comforts with an interior built with the highest quality materials. It could function as a home away from home or as a holiday home with rental potential. 

The property sits at the edge of the village near to the small church; this is where the cars park as the access to the village is only by foot. Only 9 habitants live in the village which is obviously peaceful and quiet.  

Patima is a listed traditional settlement located less than 10 minutes by car from the long sandy beach of Kavros. 

A taverna can be found in Kastellos which is about 1 km from there (restaurant Maria). 

There are plenty of opportunities for walks around the area  -  which is surrounded by ‘forests’ of “koumara” or strawberry trees. This tree is well known for its fruit  - which is similar to the strawberry.

The village of Kavros is 9 km away and offers numerous shops, tavernas, restaurants, bars, supermarket etc.

Kavros is a small village between Georgioupolis and Rethymnon, which has become a holiday resort in the recent years, with a long sandy beach, a variety of shops such as supermarkets, restaurants, clothes shops, bars etc. 

Further amenities can be found in Georgioupolis or Rethymnon  - just 15 minutes away.


  • Solar panels
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone and Internet
  • Exterior storage 
  • Immersion heater
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Electrical appliances including 2 washing machines, 2 fridges, a dishwasher and 2 TVs. 
  • Wooden doors and shutters
  • Built in wardrobes
  • Most of the furniture is included
  • Beamed ceilings
  • Infrared heating system
  • Two wood burning stoves 
  • Walled and fenced plot
  • Fireplace
  • Landscaped garden