Old Cataract, Pelion

Old Cataract, Pelion

Price:

1.400.000

Old Cataract, Pelion

Vacation Home

Perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal blue Aegean Sea, this traditional villa, built in 2000 on the grounds of an old watermill, enjoys a truly unique location in the mythological land of Kentavros. Two of the watermill’s original wheels, dating back to the early 19th century, have been preserved and are now ‘exhibited’ in the beautiful gardens, resembling outdoor sculpture. A small river runs through the spectacular grounds of 5.097m² and a lively natural waterfall is the focal point of the estate. The main building measures 300m², its refined geometry emphasised by rows of symmetrical windows, expertly crafted wooden floors, and high ceilings adorned by chandeliers and custom-made plasterwork and moldings. It features an impressive entrance hall, which faces a solid, handcrafted staircase. To the left, an elegant living room provides ample space for entertaining, while to the right, the airy dining room seats comfortably a group of ten. A fully-equipped kitchen completes the ground floor. On the upper floor, the master suite encompasses a bright open bedroom, while a marble fireplace exudes an aura of warmth and grandeur, creating a cozy sitting area. The master bath features a jetted tub. Two sunlit bedrooms sharing a comfortable bathroom are ideal for accommodating friends or for younger family members. The pièce de résistance is a small study seemingly hidden away; it affords stunning views of the surrounding area, leading to a balcony which appears to be floating in mid-air. The lower floor boasts two comfortable maids’ rooms with a bathroom and a large storage area. There is also an inviting family recreation room and a sauna to relax from a day lazily spent in the mountains or at the sea. A small bridge, standing above the cataract, connects the main house with a picturesque, stone-built guest cottage of 110m². Nestled on the other side of the waterfall, the cottage is a place of tranquility. A beautiful terrace shaded by centuries-old oak trees invites you to breathe in the splendid surroundings. The living room, with its beautiful fireplace is warm and spacious, the presence of stone soothing to the senses. There are two guest bedrooms, a large bathroom overlooking the terrace and a convenient kitchenette, the overall idea is to relax and lounge around. Easy entertaining is provided by an outdoor barbeque, built in stone. The garden has been skillfully landscaped, ideal for strolling around and enjoying the local flora. The swimming pool is large, adorned by a bronze dolphin sculpture. Whether you sit in the gazebo or the shaded area, the beauty of the place and the surrounding area is captivating. Near the swimming pool, a hand-painted chapel adds a tone of serenity with its glass-stained windows, intricate woodwork in the walls, marble floors, and impressive iconography. At a lower level in the property, there is a volleyball court which can be also used for football. With the waterfall creating astounding scenery and its water flowing from high in the mountains and then running deep in the earth, this is an impressive house to be enjoyed all seasons. A private road leads to one of these few, select properties which justify the phrase “heaven on earth”. Only twenty minutes from a beautiful beach and half an hour from the ski resort this property is ideally located for year round enjoyment, while only at a distance of half an hour from the International Airport of Achialos.

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