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The Old Olive Mill

Price: 445,000 euro
Location: Crete
Type: Residential
ID: 1005-102777
Plot: 695m2
Property: 236m2
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Living Rooms: 2
  • Parking Spaces: 2
  • Summary:

    The Mill is a privately owned 4 Bedroom Villa situated on the North West coast of Crete. This exclusive property can sleep 10 people, and has its own private pool. Only 25 minutes from the town of Hania, and 40 minutes from Hania airport, The Mill is nevertheless secluded from the bustle of the resorts. The Mill offers exceptional accommodation in a beautifully restored Venetian building, combining 21st Century comfort with the original olive mill features. Surrounded by stunning sea and mountain views, guests will experience a real feeling of having &lsquo got away from it all&lsquo



    The Mill is accessed from the Ground Floor, where one enters a large open plan Living area containing two of the original stone arches.

    The Living area accommodates a small office, Shower Room, TV and Utility Room complete with washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.  This area also displays one of the original  metal cork screw olive presses standing like a sculpture in which the olive &lsquo mulch&rsquo , or paste, was placed in rope sacks for its final &lsquo cold&rsquo pressing.

    A small flight of tiled steps leads down to a spacious Dining Area and Kitchen.

    The Dining Area and Kitchen are clustered around the original &lsquo four stone&rsquo mill rollers which form the central feature of this area, and look and operate much as they did many years ago.   This &lsquo four stone&rsquo mill provides evidence that olive oil production at The Mill was on an &lsquo industrial&rsquo scale, and not just for local consumption.

    The &lsquo farmhouse&rsquo style Kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker and fridge/freezer with integral ice making facilities. 

    A hallway leads to two Bedrooms, one to the left and the other to the right.

    Both Bedrooms, which feature the original Venetian arches, have three single beds, and each room has its own private En-suite Bathroom.  One of these Bedrooms originally housed two &lsquo settlement&rsquo tanks, and the other large timber storage barrels. 

    The Ground Floor hallway leads out to a Pergola covered terrace for outside dining with grapevines and a superb BBQ area.


    Timber stairs lead from the Ground Floor Living area to the Mezzanine which consists of two additional Bedrooms, one twin and one double, each with En-suite Bathrooms.  

    Both these Bedrooms have access to their own good size balcony with flowers and stunning views over the olive groves to the sea beyond.   The twin Bedroom was originally a store room for animal (donkey) feed, and the double Bedroom (immediately above the mill stones), was the store room for the olives.


    On the north side of The Mill the Pergola covered  terrace leads to a beautiful garden. The garden has a well maintained lawn, with trees  and flowers, with its own automatic irrigation  system.


    A second feature stone stair leads down from the  garden to the swimming pool area. The 9.5m x  5.0m pool has a tiled area all around and  overlooks the olive groves and sea.  There is a  small paddling area for infants located  immediately above the pool plant room.


    The furniture in The Mill has all been purpose made in the simple traditional Cretan style, with carved wooden sofas and metal framed beds, and is included in the sale.

    Date Printed: 25 May 2018