Stunning Villa With Swimming Pool in Helmata
210 m² - Kefalonia
This impressive villa is located in a secluded location in the beautiful village of Helmata,a few minutes drive away from Argostoli. The property measures 210 sq.m on a plot of 2.119sq.m and spreads over in 3 levels. Due to its prime location, the house offers sublime views to the port of Argostoli, the beautiful surrounding countryside and the St. George Castle.
The 1st floor comprises a spacious open plan kitchen/ living/dining area with featured fireplace plus WC and outside balconies that enjoy excellent views stretching far into the distance. Going downstairs one level, the villa offers 3 double bedrooms, one with en suite facilities, all with fitted wardrobes and a main bathroom. In the lower level, it is one more bedroom which is currently in use as a gymnasium. There is also a storage room, plus utility area and a large basement with electric door.
The home is fitted to a very high standard with Italian porcelain tiles throughout, solid wood doors, quality light fittings, fully fitted kitchen with appliances, enjoys air conditioning throughout, solar heated hot water and oil fired central heating.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped with stone built patios and pathways, with a feature granite BBQ area and along with the inviting swimming pool of 44 sq.m add to its unique character and provide relaxing spots for enjoying the nature and the panoramic view. The gardens are well established and fully planted with all the varieties of colourful Mediterranean plants, trees and herbs. There are also a vineyard and a large orchard with variety of mature fruit trees.
The property is a very private haven and yet within easy proximity, only 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and less to the capital town of Argostoli.
- Listing ID : 1012
- Bedrooms : 4
- Bathrooms : 3
- Square Meterage : 210 m²
- Visits : 242 in 86 days
Sellers – You will need a topographic diagram of the property (if not an apartment), a tax clearance certificate and if the house is less than 10 years old also needed is an insurance clearance certificate. Also required is a certificate from the municipality that no fees are owed to them.
If there is a house in the property, also needed is an energy certificate and floor plans. For these to be prepared correctly an engineer is required (not just a topographer) and an accountant. A lawyer acting on behalf of the seller using a Power of Attorney may transact on all of the above without the seller being present, if required.
Buyers – You pay notary fees, registration fees and the transfer tax. These fees are issued based on the purchase price agreed and the official purchase price defined by the tax office. You ask a lawyer to make the legal search of the property. This establishes whether it is indeed owned by the seller and therefore able to be sold and also checks whether there are any other legal burdens/debts registered against the property. A lawyer may act completely on your behalf without you being present, using a Power of Attorney if required.
Lawyers are entitled to charge fees at their own discretion but as an example, the fees set out below are charged by one lawyer in Argostoli:
* 1% for prices >100,000 euros
* 2% for prices 50,000 – 100,000 euros
* 3% for prices <50,000 euros
A legal search is typically 200 euros but does depend on the time taken as some property titles can be complex requiring more research time.
Purchase Taxes are approximately 3.3% of the price.
The Notary fee is 1% of the price.
Finally, Φ.Π.Α. (VAT) of 24% is added to every fee, as required by law.