This large detached stone house is located in the traditional mountain village of Kastania. The house was built in 1813 and is 286 m² , standing on a plot of 400 m². Entry to the property is either through the upper ornate gateway, complete with historical plaque honouring the previous Owner or through the lower garden area , which is adjacent to the parking area. Unlike many of the houses in the village, this property can be accessed by car and parking is alongside the house.
One floor of the house has already been restored to a high standard and is complete with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A studio apartment on the ground floor is also available today. The main living space today consists of a large lounge, master bedroom, leading off into a dining and kitchen area with the 2nd bedroom above this. The restoration done so far has retained many of the old architectural features of the building, and have created a warm, comfortable home.
Below the main living area are a network of kamaras (old storage areas) , which when restored will provide additional bedroom, bathrooms and living areas. This makes for a very interesting project, as the works can be done whilst living on site. The final completion of the project could create an extra 2 more bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with the options of being connected to the main house or separated to create guest accommodation.
The outside areas are large, set on 4 levels and are all facing to the south with stunning views of the mountains and the sea at the end of the valley leading into Kastania. The property is just outside the main plateia (square) with its beautiful churches, tavernas and kafenions. Kastania is a traditional Mani village that is well known for its annual chestnut festival held in late September.
A 20 minute drive down from Kastania brings you to the beaches at Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos but it is also close to many of the other traditional villages like Saidona, Milea and Kariovouni.