GARDEN COTTAGE APARTMENTS
2 BEDROOM LOFT APARTMENTS IN ICHALIA
FORMERLY THE OLD TAVERNA, ICHALIA
Garden cottage apartments were previously The Old Taverna, a traditional stone taverna in the main square of Ichalia. Built in 1928 the taverna was for some 40 years a building of some importance in this small rural village 30 kms north of Kalamata. It is now one of the few buildings in the traditional architectural style
The property consists of two buildings, on a plot of 500 sq.m. The main building fronts onto the main road through Ichalia. In the rear garden there is a further two storey building.
GARDEN COTTAGE APARTMENTS
The renovation of garden cottage apartments will provide 216 sm of accommodation. Each of the three floors, of 72 sq.m. has already been partly renovated as follows;
- New roof
- Full restoration of the main structure.
- Sandblasted stonework
- Re-pointed both inside and out
- 3 phase electricity supply
- marble window sills
- metal gates to the courtyard
- New septic tank
- Beamed ceilings to top floor.
- It is also self contained and has external staircase and entrance door to top floor.
RENOVATION PLANS FOR GARDEN COTTAGE APARTMENTS
First floor and basement; Restaurant / café with kitchens. An internal staircase would be required to link the two.
Second floor; Owners accommodation or letting rooms. This floor is large enough to create 4 rooms and high enough, for a further 2 rooms in the loft. Some of these rooms could be used as owner’s accommodation, whilst still retaining some of the letting rooms.
Internal partitioning on all floors could be carried out to meet the requirements of a new owner as to the size and number of rooms.
Four two bedroom apartments of 70 sm each
Bed & breakfast; Air BnB; 9 individual rooms
The present owner is selling because unfortunately ill health means that he can no longer pursue his plans. Having regard to the work already carried out, the size of the buildings and the potential, the price of 120,000 Euro is extremely attractive.
COTTAGE GARDEN HOUSE
Cottage garden house provides 80sm of accommodation with a ground floor of 45 sq.m. and a first floor of 35 sq.m.
Further restoration works are required, including plumbing, electric wiring, new doors and windows. The building has a tile roof and the first floor has been rendered
Fruit trees, vines and a well can be found in the private gardens of some 350 sq.m.
The courtyard building is suitable for use as a separate 2 storey cottage, providing either additional letting accommodation, or owners accommodation. At the present stage of renovation the the courtyard building includes;
- 2 bedrooms
Alternatively,it, could be used to provide additional guest rooms, two on the ground floor and one on the first floor, or as a separate holiday cottage.
Having regard to the renovations already carried out, the size of the buildings and the investment potential, the price of 120,000 Euro is extremely attractive.
Before moving to Greece the owner was an English architect practicing in London. He is prepared to assist a new owner with the redesign and room lay out of the property and to supervise the completion of the renovations. It is estimated that the cost of completing the works will be about 45,000 Euro. The present asking price may be slightly negotiable.
The new Athens – Kalamata motorway has helped to open up this part of Messinia. There is now demand for both overnight and longer stay accommodation from Athenian and other Greek visitors. Italian and European tourists enjoy the rural atmosphere and beautiful scenery of the Peloponnese mountains and coast. Similarly the area has become more and more popular with foreign tourists from Europe.
Ichalia is a cross roads for those wanting to cross from or to the west coast. Kalo Nero which is 20 minutes away on the west coast, has some of the best sandy beaches in Greece,. At present there is no guest house or B&B to meet this new demand and visitors are having to try and find accommodation in private homes.
A popular weekly market is held every Sunday in the large square. Ichalia, also has a mini market and a doctors surgery is held in the village twice a week. There is a supermaket and a range of shopping facilities in nearby Meligalas as well as a medical centre.
Peloponnese is one of the last unspoilt regions of Europe. In many places the mountain and coastal scenery is breathtaking. Small villages still dot the landscape, life goes on unchanged and even the occasional donkey can still be seen.
Kalamata, the capital of Messinia is a 20 minute drive to the south. The airport at Kalamata receives flights from most European countries from April to October and scheduled domestic flights from Athens, throughout the year. Road connections in the area are excellent with a new motorway having reduced the driving time from Athens airport to under 3 hours.
- Beamed Ceilings
- Fruit Trees
- IDEAL AS B&B WITH DINING FACILITIES
- Open fireplace