Small house/holiday home at Leštakovec, Croatia.
€39,000 or very near offer.
A very attractive property sitting on a hill top amid the desirable countryside at Leštakovec, very close to the city of Varaždin.
Able to be a holiday home or a full time residence, this nicely appointed 3-level country style home sits high in the hills above Varaždin, clearly out in the countryside yet only 20 mins by car from the city centre.
Located on a very quiet country lane, it features its own secluded entrance and driveway. Clearly photographed on a wet and dreary day.
An autumnal scene of the area behind the entrance gates. The gardens are mature and delightful and contain this secluded outdoor area with its pizza oven, BBQ, water supply and garden seating all laid out beneath a vine covered terrace.
Part of the external cook-out area is connected to the entrance door to the basement which we have not yet been able to enter due to a lost key (a huge key!). We do have a basement floor plan which shows it to be an extensive area which was used as a TV den in the past, it seems we will not find a dark and dank dungeon like place. We'll update this description when we are able to get in there.
On the other side of the front garden area there is a large covered terrace on hard standing. An excellent place for sitting outside in a shady spot, waiting for someone else to prepare and deliver the pizzas/BBQ from the cook-out area a few metres away.
The main entrance to the house is at ground level and is located at the side of the building near to the rear wall. The view is normally distant and beautiful, not on the day we photographed it sadly.
The ground floor has a lounge (this room), dining area and kitchen. The decor is 'rustic' in nature, this theme has been done to nice standard without over-doing it. This room sets the style for the rest of house. The picture tells the story.
A view of the lounge from the opposite angle. The hot water radiator is part of the recently installed solid fuel fired central heating system. The ground floor has a split level, the lounge being a step or two higher than the dining area and kitchen.
Stepping down from the lounge brings you to this dining area located at the rear of the house. The kitchen can be seen off to the right (more later). The flag-stone flooring, dressed brick surfaces and natural wood finishes continue to dominate.
Also at the lower ground level is this good sized kitchen, it is separated from the dining room by a bar style counter top. Everything is electric, well laid out and in very good condition. The country-styling is clear from the image but the functionality is modern and efficient.
The centre area of the ground floor can be described as being an atrium in that the ceiling/roof is at double height so the upper and lower floors are connected visually, it makes a small/medium house feel so much more spacious. This is the view upward from the ground floor.
Having moved to the upper floor, this is the view down to the ground floor. The raised section forming the lounge can be seen at the top of the image. The visible lower level lays between the lounge and dining areas, effectively a good space in its own right. The seat next to the wood burning central heating stove is the owner's favourite reading spot. The dining area and kitchen are out of sight beneath camera position.
Currently, the property is configured with a single bedroom. It has ample space and is 'connected' to the atrium (there's a bit of a drop behind the headboard position). The window (behind the camera) faces north out onto the rear of the house with a view over the entire northern region.
The combined WC and shower room is located on the lower floor. This is where the rustic style is suspended in favour of clean functional lines in that it is fully tiled and modernist in its approach. The shower section is of the wet-room type.
The front section of the upper floor has yet to be developed. Here is ample space for a 2nd bedroom although the atrium design of the house may need some creativity in order to design access/egress. Currently, this space is accessed via wall hatch but a good DIY'er will be able to integrate it into the rest of the house.
An extract from the land registry, the section within the yellow border shows the land plot size, orientation (north is up), location of the house and the lane running along the southern edge. The black line box drawn around the building is evidence of its full legal status. This includes the covered terrace.
A floor plan showing the layout of the basement. The stairs shown at the bottom of the picture lay behind the pair of green double doors shown earlier on image No: 1528d. Accessed directly from the cook-out area, there are two larger rooms, each with a window, plus two smaller spaces within.
Ground floor plan
The ground floor layout plan. As currently configured, area 1 is the lounge, area 2 is the lower level spot where the heating wood burner is located, area 3 is the dining space, area 4 is the kitchen, area 5 are the WC/shower rooms.
Upper floor plan
The upper level plan has been turned clockwise by 90 degrees to fit the format of our web page. As currently configured, area 1 is the bedroom, area 2 is the open atrium space connecting the upper level with the ground floor, area 3 is the as-yet undeveloped room.
Northerly view over Varaždin and Međimurje to Slovenia.
The same view - only a little colder.
The view looking southwards to the rear of the house from the rear garden.
The front garden looking towards the main gates.
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