A short drive up above the village of Kardamyli, or a short hike up the kalderimi (donkey trail), sits the beautiful traditional greek village of Agia Sofia, famous for its byzantine church and the spectacular views from here. The property on offer is an 19th century greek village cottage which was purchased by the present owners in 1990 and has been lovingly restored and developed into a modern large house, whilst retaining many of the features from the original building. Exterior and interior designs are of a very high standard and these are evident in the gallery of photographs for the house.
If you are searching for that dream getaway, for permanent living or for that place to escape to on a regular basis , then this could be the end of your search. Sitting only 1 minutes walk from the central parking of the village, the house has undisturbed views to the sea and across to the other headland of the Mani. Outdoor balconies and seating areas have been creatively positioned around the house to take full advantage of these views and of the village setting below the Taygetos Mountains. A "tower" was an addition to the house during the restoration and this gives a unique viewing point of the surrounding area.
The garden areas around the property have been artistically designed with feature artifacts dotted around the outdoor spaces. A pergola provides another area in which to find shade and relax or entertain friends and family. Stepping from outside into the main lounge and dining area, we are greeted with very a tastefully designed space incorporating many of the old features of the house. The main double bedroom is accessed from here, as are the upper lounge and kitchen and bathroom.... passing through 1 meter thick doorways, all finished in a traditional style.
Shower and separate toilet area is on the lower level, as is the kitchen area. Stepping from here, you are also able to access the garden area and access a standalone building, used presently as an apothiki (storage area). Also accessed from the garden is an indoor lounge, and entertaining area as well as the 2nd bedroom , which sits independent from the main living area. Perfect for guests or as a separate studio. Heating today is provided by portable heating systems but a chimney remains and a wood burning fire can be fitted if wanted. The property will be sold unfurnished.
The main house is surrounded by a walled garden and wrap around balcony, with two entry points, and is a very private, quiet property. Parking is a short walk away and access is made via a footpath, which has also been planted and landscaped by the owners. A number of proeprties have already been restored in the village and it is quickly becoming a destination of choice for those wanting the sea and mountain views, but also to be a little more remote from the busy coastal areas.