In the very beautiful old traditional village of Prines, approx. 6 km south of Rethymno, this charmingly restored villa is tucked privately behind sun bleached high stone walls within spacious gardens, and is approached through a handsome arched wooden door set in the wall. It has been rebuilt to a very high standard and has charming flagstone patios for dining outdoors.
There is a private swimming pool (approx. 30sqm) with sun terraces, sun beds and umbrellas, all set in the attractive rambling gardens with its lovely flowerbeds, grassy areas and ancient trees.
The villa of 180 sqm, has two floors, all furnished and designed in a most authentic style.
On the ground floor there is a small living room with traditional Cretan furniture, an open fireplace and a TV. The large farmhouse style kitchen is fully equipped and has and old stone oven as well as a large old wooden dining table adding to the warmth of atmosphere.
Separately there is a utility room which has a washing machine.
There are also two double bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which has a raised double bed, with a little shower/wc, and the other has two beautiful antique cast iron bedsteads, wooden furniture and a polished floor. Up a curving wooden staircase, on the first floor, there are a further two bedrooms both of which have an ensuite shower/wc and small balconies with views over the village or over the inner courtyard with its marble topped table and seating area.
One of the bedrooms has 2 small double beds and the other has an antique double bed. They are both well furnished with wardrobes and desks.
The whole house has parquet floors and high beamed wooden ceilings. The villa is ideally suited for a family or a group of up to 8 people who want a high standard of comfort and to be well away from the bustling tourist areas. It is approx. 3 km to the coast and about 5 km to the nearest beach. There is a small shop and a few kafenions in the village, with various tavernas including one which is renowned throughout the area, in the village of Atsipopoulo, around 2 km away.
Rethymno offers a huge choice of shops, tavernas, sandy beaches and of course its wonderful atmospheric Venetian harbour quarter to explore. We do recommend a car.
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