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North Cyprus Property Renovation

North Cyprus Property RenovationOne couple have been very busy recently after having purchased an old Cypriot property in the mountain village of Karmi (also known as Karaman).  After holidaying in North Cyprus for a number of years, Joyce and her husband Martin, who served in the military in the south of the island, got to know the village very well.  Joyce from Bolton in Manchester explains, “We had been coming on holiday to North Cyprus for a number of years, staying at the Hideaway Hotel just a short distance from Karmi, as well as other parts of the island, so it was easy to fall in love with the village and when the time was right we took the opportunity to buy into a renovation project in the village”.

This particular property came on the market and was snapped up by the couple for £39,950, which whilst a great bargain, did require quite an overhaul as it had been empty for some years. Joyce was really pleased to be able to have picked a great property in such a wonderful location and explained that, “as we already loved the village it really was an easy decision to make”.

With the purchase complete they were then tasked with engaging a builder who knew about all the pitfalls of renovating an old stone Cypriot built property.  Joyce says, “After such a smooth purchase, with us being looked after so well by Jacqui Ashworth at Ian Smiths, we then spent the next few months gutting, rebuilding and modernising the property, with the help of an excellent builder who spoke great English, obviously a huge advantage when you are doing something of this nature.  We also had the benefit of having a British surveyor to call on when needed”.

As you can see from the before and pictures, the property has been totally renovated and whilst now completely modernised and updated, still retains its character as a traditional Cypriot village property.  Joyce says “I would do it all again, it’s been a great experience and we would highly recommend it”!

The property was purchased via Ian Smiths.  A range of properties in the village of Karmi in North Cyprus is available via our search link below:

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