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Listing ID: 2914923

The Olive Ranch 2 Bed Villa/ Studio/House Boat/ Children's Farm /Play Area /10000m2 Apokoronas, Crete, Greece For Sale

Neo Chorio The Olive Ranch, Almyrida, Crete, Greece

€ 295,000

(Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included)
(Real Estate Included)

Revenue: not disclosed

Cash Flow: not disclosed

Business Description

Recently reduced from 390 000 euros The Olive Ranch Children's Farm,  2 bedroom villa, house boat, and converted olive store set on 10 000m2 of land in an area of outstanding natural beauty

Property information:

We have worked hard to create this lovely new 'lifestyle choice' business it works well with family life and provides a good  income. It has a licence to operate, insurance and is very popular with tourists and Greeks alike. Although very new, we have had much repeat business already! 

We have already hosted several birthday parties, group bookings and have a local hotel visit us once a week. We can advertise once per week on a Greek Facebook page for Chania mums which has over 10 000 members, plus we have our own Facebook page with number of 'likes' increasing daily. 

We also have a great website Please see ( which can be added to or changed by the owner of the site and we are visible on Trip adviser, google maps plus other sites. We have had much interest since opening this season and instinctively know it will be a very successful business however we have a new baby and we are missing being closer to home...Please check out our great reviews on google and our Facebook page (

The House: 2 bed house currently being renovated sympathetically to the beautiful spot in which it resides (More Pictures to follow once completed/ PS husband is a creative craftsman/ woodworker all work bespoke including magical high bed in child's room) Bathroom/ surrounding veranda and utility space. Could use as family home or holiday let. Benefits from cheap rate agricultural water (with filtration system) and cheap rate night time electricity supply. New white goods/ cooker included. New boiler system which can be heated either by the sun, solid fuel wood burner or electric, Satalite, pop up pool 24ft x 12ft and a private garden. 

The Studio: (The Olive Store) 1 double bed + 1 high magical single bed/ bespoke quirky design includes white goods and cooker + own private garden. Provides income opportunities for short/ long term let (will have a lovely tenant from October 2018 for 3-6 months) can provide extra living space or possible art studio. (More Pictures to follow once completed )

The Boat House (The Wild-de-go Winner of Sawdays Award): Can provide accommodation to volunteers or can provide for extra income (Can be hired as a day trip experience on the boat combined with children's farm or rent nightly; Wild-de-go at The Olive Ranch, Armenoi, Crete, Greece.

The Olive Ranch:( is set on 10 000m2 of fertile land. It is an ethical family run children’s farm with onsite accommodation, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the White Mountains 360 panoramic views! At the Olive Ranch children can see, feed and touch an assortment of animals. There are various provisions and packages on offer picnic areas, children’s play spaces (Wooden), a play tent, bikes and trikes etc...We host birthday parties, bike hire, pony and donkey treks, workshops, horse loans, accommodation, venue hire and group bookings as well as wholesome and relaxing family days out! We have plans drawn up by an architect for two buildings; A small onsite cafe (wood/ cob) a small accommodation space (wood cob). The land is the correct size and has the correct 'uses of the land' for these to go through planning permission without problems. 

The Trees: The land has 75+ Olive trees which provides a bounty of olive oil each year. Also boasts several fruit trees and bushes (including about 30 newly planted orange trees) and a walnut tree, young lemon trees, a young pomegranate tree, blackberry bush, young grape vines and more! 

This venture would ideally suit a creative family who would love to address their work life balance and work in harmony with nature. Ideally have some experience of working with animals and children. It would also suit a company or business man/ lady who could continue the growth of the company... We would ideally like to sell to someone who wants to continue the business with an ethical approach, We’d really like most of the animals to remain on the farm, so it is important to us that we find a buyer with good intent, however If a buyer want’s to explore other business opportunities on the land (listed bellow) then we are happy to explore other options to ensure the wellbeing of the animals. We won't sell unless we are certain the animals will continue to be well cared for.

The uses alowed on the plot are

As the land is just over 10 strema it means certain businesses are allowed here, The land is described as 'irrigated agricultural land

private house
agricultural warehouses
small scale tourist busness up to 40 beds as motels , rent rooms
Agrotourism facilities after getting permision fromm the Directorate for rural development
restaurants ( maximum capacity up to 200 people )
refreshment bar
sports facilities

Other information:

No. of Beds: 2 bed house, 1 room has a magical high bed/  Olive wood studio with 1 high 1 low bed in one room/ 1 double in house boat
Furnished: Furnished
Garden: 2 x Private 1 x public
Plot (metres squared): 10 000
Parking: Off Street Parking
No of Outbuildings: The Olive store converted studio/ Reception pole barn/ small bike shed/ shed attached to house/ public toilet/ boat
View: Mountain
Distance from Sea: 7 mins
Distance from Airport: 30 mins
Distance from Golf: 30 mins
Distance from Main Attraction: Walking

About the area:

The Olive Ranch is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Adventuring through the green valley of avocado, orange and olive groves is an experience to be savoured! The luscious orchards lead you to the River Kiliaris; a very important wetland for birds, turtles, amphibians, eels and crabs.

You can follow the cool river through the rich vegetation to the vast and beautiful beaches of Kalyves town. The local villages  have  many tavernas. The beautiful village of Armenoi  is only  short walk away and Chania City is only 30 mins drive away. 

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. 

Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece.
The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.

Property Details


10 000

Years Established:


Property Type:


Real Estate Value:

€ 365,000

Other Details

Business Location:

The Olive Ranch Crete

Premise Details:

See main description


Non- Very unique to the island

Expansion Potential:

See description

Living Accommodation?

See main description.

Planning Consent:

See description

Operation Details


family run

Trading Hours:

10-3 & 6-9 5 days a week.

Support & Training:

As much or as little as you need! We can offer training or if you want to run things your way it's up to you.. Our main concern is the welfare of the animals so we would offer advice on animal care and methodology.


Reason For Selling:

We want to move closer to the UK as we have baby 2 on the way.

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