Property on the north-east coast

This week we have been out and about (in a variety of weathers including near hurricane winds!) to catch up on looking at some of the properties just coming on to the market for sale. Property on the north-east coast tends to be at the higher end of the scale, so it was a pleasant surprise to find three all with great locations, two with amazing views, the other in an absolutely prime location, and all three with reasonable price tags.

Geranium – this is a new apartment with STUNNING VIEWS, two bedrooms, open plan living room/kitchen, bathroom and balcony. It is on a very small development, and is just a few minutes drive from the beach, shops and restaurants. Completely ready for occupation, and ideal either to live permanently, or to visit as a holiday home, and perhaps to let in the periods when you are not in residence. The ideal home in every way, and only 165,000 euros.

Nissaki Bay View – this is a traditional 200 year old Corfiot house, situated in the tiny hamlet of Apolysies in the hills above Nissaki. The upper floor has the master bedroom (wake in the morning, and the first thing you see is the VIEW!) and living room with balcony. Stairs lead down to the middle floor, with a large kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom, plus a further room with mezzanine floor and utility room. Outside steps lead down to a spacious area, currently being used as a workshop, but which could be easily converted into further living space. Also outside is a small plunge pool situated at the corner of the paved patio – another place from which to enjoy the views. The house also has parking. Currently the house is let during the summer through a major tour operator, which means that as well as a great family home, or holiday home, it also offers a commercial opportunity as a letting investment. At the price of 249,000 euros, this is an exceptional property and could qualify for the title of Bargain of the Year.

Last but not least is San Stefanos Cottage. It is incredibly unusual to find economically priced property in this area, especially so close to the centre of the “film set” pretty harbour at Aghios Stefanos. The house is situated approximately 100m along a pathway leading inland from the centre of the harbour. It has a small entrance patio, with the front door leading into a basic kitchen/dining area. From here a door opens into the large living room, and two bedrooms, one double and one single. The living room and double bedroom have French doors leading out on to an attractive paved patio, and access to the bathroom. The house is in generally good condition, and although it would benefit from general updating, particularly to the kitchen and bathroom, it is an absolutely charming house and could be an extremely good source of rental income. At 198,000 euros this will sell really quickly!

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