There is a place in the Mani like no other, sitting at the headland of a gorge above the very well known coastal village of Kardamyli, the very beautiful village of Agia Sofia looks down at all of the splendour below her. Gifted with one of the loveliest of byzantine churches in the region, the village is framed between the majestic Taygetos Mountains, the azure waters of the Mediterranean and the rugged landscape of the gorges running to each side.
Each year many hikers and tourists brave the climb up the old kalderimi (donkey trail) from the old town of Kardamyli up to the church in Agia Sofia. The breathtaking views on the way up and on reaching the top, make the demanding walk worth the effort. The area is designated an area of archealogical interest and is protected because of this, the beauty and environment found in Agia Sofia is well worth protecting.
Alternatively, rather than hiking the hill, a short 8 minute drive from Kardamyli and the coastal beaches will bring you to the property that is being offered. Prior to reaching the main village, this secluded space sits off to the east on its own mountainside. Mature terrraced garden areas drop off below a detached house that has been very tastefully built to blend effortlessly with the nature surrounding it. The land plot has been fully permitted to allow the construction of 350m2 of living space, of which only 80m2 has been used to date. The next phase of the project would be to build up to a 270m2 house on an already preformed foundation in the premium location of the land plot. A house of this size would typically have up to 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so a large family accommodation.
The front of the new house would face south west down the gorge and directly to the sea, sitting at an elevation of about 450mtrs, the new owners would have an unobstructed view of this glorious vista. With special permission, a swimming pond, in keeping with the natural beauty around the property would likely be able to be added and would certainly complete the heavenly feel of the location.
The gardens have been thoughtfully planted with 250 olive trees, 40 various fruit trees and multiple varieties of shrub and herbs. Access is via a newly laid concrete road,which is around 80 mtrs from the main road, complimenting the private and secure feel of the property.
Environmental sustainability has been a key design driver for this project, and today the property sits "off the grid" , powered only by a solar and battery management system. Back up water storage and a distribution network provide safe supplies throughout the year for house and garden. Mains power is a short distance from the property if this a preferred power source for the new owners. Gas water heating and generator back up are amongst the other utilities provided today.
The property is intended to be at the "Next Level" of property ownership in the region, situated in a unique spot at the head of the gorge, adjacent to the beautiful Mani village of Agia Sofia. Due its location the property will never have 'fenceline' properties and will never have its superb views spoilt by unwanted construction.
The view point waiting for its new house demands it to be spectacular in nature, eye catching and yet in keeping with the natural beauty surrounding the location. If you are looking for that special 'kind of place' then your search is over... drop us an email and book a viewing.