Lovingly restored 19th century house and garden

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom

Description

THE HOUSE

An impeccably restored 19th century house in Pinakates, one of Greece's most beautiful and sought-after villages. The house benefits from a large terrace offering stunning views of the village and the sea beyond. A perfect place to read, relax, walk, and use as a point of departure for daily excursion to the mountain and beaches of the region
LAYOUT in three levels
The top level consists of one space with windows on all 4 sides. There is a fireplace, king size bed, sofa, antique desc armchairs etc
Medium level : bathroom, double bedroom, hallway with wall ot wall closets
The lower level has a fully equipped kitchen with table for 6, a washing machine for clothes + sofa that can be used as a bed upon occasion. The kitchen has direct access to the terrace and also to an adjacent room (formerly a stable ) which serves as a living room or 3d bedroom. There are couches/beds, armchairs, large fireplace etc. This room benefits from large series of windows
The village of Pinakates is bisected by the main road. Access to most houses is via old cobbled paths. The house is located about 300 ft from the main parking area

THE VILLAGE

Amidst the 24+ villages nestling on the slopes of mount Pelion, Pinakates is regarded as the paradigm of a unique architectural tradition that is safeguarded via strict building codes. Recently, some of the 18th century mansions have been renovated as guesthouses
What is particularly pleasing, is that the new life brought into the village from the outside is balanced harmoniously with the old traditional ongoing occupations. In fact, fruit growing, animal-raising,
Lumbering etc have been given a new impetus
There are currently 2 restaurants, a bakery, small grocery, a ceramic studio and even a small publishing house ! Itinerant tradesmen (fishmonger etc) come through the village daily

At the end of the 19th c a small steam railway was constructed, linking major villages, including Pinakates, with the town of Volos. A remarkable technological feat for the time, the train is newly restored now operates on weekends

THE REGION

The region of Pelio is one of the most beautiful regions of Greece. It is also a region that has been spared from the ravages of mass tourism. Its foremost appeal is the combination of mountain and sea. The mountainous peninsula is made such that within the time span of a 20 minute car drive one passes from beaches and the low shrub Mediterranean maquis vegetation, through olive groves, pine forests, and deep shaded forests of chestnut and birch. All 24 villages that compose the heart of the region have been well preserved architecturally and many are listed and protected. The village of Pinakates is one of the most beautiful of the region

Europe's most southern birch forest borders ancient olive groves. From short walks to multi-night tramps a large network of waymarked trails provides choice for every season: Autumn folliage, summer coastal trekks, kayaking etc

Amenities

  • Laundry

Map

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