A high number of enquiries we receive are from people looking for a mid-sized house in a quiet rural setting but close to shops, schools and all the city amenities - at a good price. This is one of those.
The layout and orientation as shown in the national land register.
A two level house having a large day room, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs plus four cool sub-basement rooms below. Set in about 1.5 acres (over 6,000 sq metres) of orchard and vineyard with off street parking, two wrap-around terraces, even an occasional natural spring and well near the bottom of the property.
Located on a quiet country lane, surrounded by hills brimming with flora and fauna yet a major shopping mall is within 15 minutes by car, the city centre is about 20 minutes away. There is a shop or two and junior school just a few minutes walking distance.
The upper floor day room has a lot of wood! The floor has solid wood parquet, even the ceiling! The large twin-glazed shuttered windows face south and west, both have beautiful views. The largest of the upper floor rooms is currently used as a lounge/dining room.
The entrance door leads directly onto the upper floor terrace. There is a hallway leading to the main entrance door of the house.
There are electric points, TV and telephone connections. There is no heating on this floor, this property has always been used as a summer dwelling although an as-yet unused chimney is available for a solid fuel boiler/stove. The adjacent roadway has recently been re-surfaced and we understand a new connection to the town gas service will follow.
The second upper-level room is of good size and is suitable be used as a bedroom.
The twin glazed windows have external wooden shutters which are effective as sun shields and add security to the property.
In common with the whole upper floor, the decor is simple and clean, the floor has solid wood parquet. There is ample room for a double bed plus storage cupboards/wardrobes.
The third upper-level room is smaller but is of adequate size to accommodate a normal single bed plus cupboards/wardrobe.
The simple clean decor is continued here as is the solid wood parquet flooring. The twin-glazed shuttered window faces north.
The kitchen is small but big enough to be used as a breakfast room.
The design is old fashioned but everything is clean, in good condition and in working order. Everything is electrically operated.
In summary - the upper floor can be regarded as a two-bedroom apartment with a day room, kitchen and bathroom. The lower level is not connected internally to the upper level although there are several options to achieve this should you wish, either within the building or by enclosing the existing external stairway.
The lower floor contains a large day room plus two good sized internal rooms without windows.
The lower floor day room has a doorway leading direct to the lower shaded west facing terrace. It has two external walls which are shaded and two internal walls, this keeps things much cooler during the hot summer months and is consequently a popular place to be between May and September. Ceramic tiled floors add to the cool feel of the room.
The twin-glazed windows face south and west, both have external wooden shutters and both are shaded by the upper terrace. In keeping with the upper floor, the decor is simple, clean and has an airy feel about it.
One of the two chimneys are here, this one is fitted with a cast-iron solid fuel burner which is more than sufficient, even during the cold snowy months. If you wish to make this house into a full-time residence, it may be advisable to install central heating which can be fired by solid fuel. The area is due to be connected to the gas mains but we do not know when that will be.
The lower level also contains a rudimentary small kitchen. It is the local custom to spend the hot summer days in the lower level so such kitchen facilities are a common feature of country dwellings. It could, of course, be converted to any function to suit your purpose.
Most of the north facing wall is below ground, hence the twin-glazed window is located high on the wall. This is also part of the design to aid summer cooling.
The lower level day room has a doorway to a large underground room. It is noticeably cooler than the rest of the house although its location also means it maintains its temperature year round.
This is where the wine making was undertaken. The current owner has stopped wine making activities and now sells the grapes to local producers.
This is a large space and is dry, many owners nowadays put washing machines and other household utilities in such rooms.
There are a pair of large double doors which lead to a further underground room, the wine store.
The deepest room in the house is completely underground and currently houses the wine barrels and wine making equipment. The constant temperature is a must for the fermentation process.
The upper level terrace runs the complete length of the south facing and west facing sides of the house. If you like sunshine, you'll have plenty of room to soak it up here, read the papers, do a crossword, drink beer ....... This is core to the countryside lifestyle.
With about 1.5 acres of land, covered as it is with vines and fruit trees plus a vegetable garden, there's plenty of space to indulge your gardening and/or agricultural or horticultural interests.
Details Updated on July 14th 2021
- House footprint is 98m2 per floor
- Total area of the plot 1,710m2
- Grounds: part garden, part vineyard, part orchard
- Bathrooms: One
- WCs: One
- Open for vehicular entrance
- Gas: No - awaiting installation of gas mains in the adjacent roadway
- Electric: City mains
- Water: City mains with meter
- Heating: Solid fuel fireplace
- Air conditioning: No
- Central heating: No
- Drainage: Septic tank system
- Thermal facade: No
- Roof space: Enclosed, accessed from outside, not developed
- Hot water: Electric heater
- Windows/doors: All traditional wood frames with twin glazed units - no rot
- Floors: Mix of ceramics and parquet
- Fence/border: Not fenced
- Access: Direct from the adjacent asphalted country lane
- To remain: All fixtures and fittings plus moveable furniture to be negotiated if required
- Security alarm: No
- Public transport: Local bus to and from Varaždin. Train services from Varaždin, 20 mins drive away.
- Public amenities (schools, medical etc.): Everything available within 25 minutes
- Shopping: Local shopping and amenities, major supermarkets in Varaždin
- Parking: space for one car in the driveway
- Ownership: One person
- Documentary or registration issues: No issues.
- Buy/sell chain: No chain
- Agent: For sale by owner
- €49,000 or best offer
Contact us for further details or just to get answers to your questions, please quote our reference code:- RPC Ref: 4524
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