With the asphalted country lane behind us, this is the view of the house from one the two off-street parking areas.
 The adjacent country lane with the drive-way off to the left.
 Viewed from the drive-way.
 A square-on view from the front garden. This side of the house faces south-west.
 The extended section (faces N-E) gives space for utilities (lower level) and a huge shaded terrace (upper level)
 Viewed from the drive-way, the main entrance door.
 A view of the main entrance door from the inner hallway. Bathroom, WC, day room, a bedroom, kitchen and staircase to the upper level are all accessed from here.
 The day room is at the ground level relative to the front of the house but on the first floor relative to the rear.
 This room is currently used as a bedroom. Both the day room and this room share a balcony
 The rear facing balcony connects to the two rooms described above. Your own trees currently inhibit a stunning view over Slovenia, perhaps you prefer the trees, the choice is yours.
 Returning to the hallway, the main entrance door is behind us, the kitchen is ahead, the WC, bathroom and stairway are to the right.
 The bathroom is dated along with the rest of the house, the WC is next door on the other side of of a non-supporting wall.
 The kitchen is at the end of the house and occupies part of the extended section. It too has a curious non-structural divider.
 As is the case for all the rooms, the kitchen has its own balcony. This one faces the front garden.
 Moving to the upper level, there's plenty of natural light on the staircase.
 Occupying about half the footprint of the house is this huge room. The window/door to the right leads to an equally big terrace. The terrace roof and the close proximity of the trees currently limits the natural light coming into this room.
 The "big" terrace connected to the room described above. The scene of many social gatherings we are told.
 Another room at the upper level, this time at the rear of the house.
 Following the lead of the other rooms, this room (see above) also has its own balcony. You can see the kind of views available if you were to 'top' or remove the trees in the back garden area.
 There is extensive lower level area and basement having four large rooms, two at the ground floor, two in the basement. They are not developed as living spaces but are fine for storage, workshop, utilities etc. There's plenty of space but none are (yet) connected internally to the rest of the house.
 The yellow meadow forms the N-E corner of the land.
 The S-W corner of the front garden.
 Off-street parking space at the front of the property - in addition to the drive-way.
 A gap in the trees at the rear garden area gives a preview of the lovely views available to you.
The layout and orientation as shown in the national land register.
This is a mid-sized house currently configured to have three large bedrooms although one is so big it would be more suitable as a living/day room. There is a kitchen, WC, bathroom and four large basement rooms, each bedroom or living room has a balcony.
Located at the top of a hill, it sits among 3-4 other properties, all of which enjoy spectacular views over lush green hills, forests and vineyards. Currently, the trees in the rear garden have been left to grow a little wild and obstruct most of the view, they would be easily removed to reveal the real value of this property.
The house was occupied until a couple of years ago by an older chap and so the decor and style reflects this. The house could be moved into immediately (not in the winter) if you are have the intention and work ethic to clean everything up and return it all to working order, you would achieve quite a bargain this way. The central heating system was drained down to prevent ice damage and we noticed the water pump is missing. The attention of a heating tradesperson is required to check everything over and service the oil burning furnace. It is most likely the heating system could be up and running within a day or two - then the winter would hold no fear for you.
The redeeming features include a wonderful position in the most sought-after rural region in Croatia, known locally as "Little Austria", it deserves the compliment. There is a sprinkling of ex-pat residents within a 15 minute drive and, naturally, we are never far away should you need help/advice. There is no ex-pat "enclave".
Be aware that the apron around the house was badly built and the pathway at the rear of the property has moved quite dramatically and needs to be removed and, if you wish, replaced and installed properly. One end of the house is an extension built many years ago and it too shows signs of movement. The owners advised us that the resultant cracks appeared quite quickly but have not worsened for many years. You will need to secure the services of a buildings structural engineer to check this. We can assist you if you wish.
In terms of the size of the house and land, its position and location, we feel the price of €52,000 is still a very attractive offer.
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Details: Released August 2021
- House footprint is 102m2
- Total area of the plot 4,684m2
- Grounds: One plot, part designated as garden, the majority as arable land
- Bathrooms: 1
- WCs: 1
- Open for vehicular entrance: Yes
- Gas: No
- Electric: City mains with 3-phase supply
- Water: City mains with meter
- Heating: Oil fired furnace via hot water radiators
- Air conditioning: No
- Central heating: Yes but needs attention after full drain down
- Drainage: Septic tank system - 2 tanks
- Thermal facade: No
- Roof space: Used for living area
- Hot water: Via central heating system
- Windows/doors: All traditional wood frames with twin glazing (not modern double glazed). No rot but need attention.
- Floors: Mix of ceramics and parquet.
- Fence/border: Party fenced, not dog secure.
- Access: Direct from the adjacent asphalted country lane to driveway and to separate parking space.
- To remain: Sold "as is" minus personal items.
- Security alarm: No
- Public transport: Local bus available at Štrigova, a 20 minute walk away (3 minute drive).
- Public amenities (schools, medical etc.): Most available at Štrigova.
- Shopping: Local shopping and amenities at Štrigova, major supermarkets, hospital, railway etc. at Čakovec (20 min drive)
- Parking: space for 3/4 cars
- Ownership: One person
- Documentary or registration issues: No issues.
- Buy/sell chain: No chain
- The property contains a section of the land which is designated at "arable", we are currently checking to see if a Croatian company will be required for foreign ownership.
- Agent: For sale by owner.
- €52,000 or best offer
Contact us for further details or just to get answers to your questions, please quote our reference code:- RPC Ref: 4536
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