3 bedroom town house for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino
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- 3 bed 3 bath beautifully modernised 200 sq.mt. property
- Built over a century ago in a riverside setting
- Magnificent landscaped gardens of c.1,000 sq.mt.
- Fountain, statues, stone gazebo, grotto with statue from Lourdes
- Lighting throughout garden creates enchanting night-time effect
- Secure fenced grounds with locked gate to riverside
- Private but with minutes walk of shops and facilities
- Almost all furnishings included in the sale
- Space for a swimming pool if desired
- Ample secure car parking
You approach the property through elegant wrought iron gates into the landscaped gardens down a sweeping drive where you can park three or four cars.
From here, you enter the 200 sq.mt. house through a charming vestibule, big enough for a sofa, a couple of armchairs and a coffee table, with a window looking out over the garden. Just off the vestibule is a very light, modern bathroom.
From the vestibule you reach the sitting room. The french doors at the end of this room were originally a secondary door into the building, but the current owners treat them more as a large window, looking across the street at the bend in the river and the old church. From this room stairs lead both up or down.
Going downstairs, you will reach the large dining room, with its custom made wood furniture (the table extends to seat twenty). From there you enter the kitchen, which has a door directly into the garden for summer dining. Off the kitchen is a large service room, for extra kitchen space and for the laundry.
Going up the stairs from the sitting room, the entire first floor has been used to create the large master bedroom, its bathroom, and a 30 sq.mt. terrace overlooking the garden. (The view the other way is of the old church.)
The second floor has two smaller guest bedrooms, with high but attractively sloped ceilings and skylights, and another bathroom.
The crowning glory of the property is the garden. Surrounded by high trees and hedges ensuring privacy (and fenced for dogs and children), the garden runs along the river bank and indeed has a wrought iron gate opening on to the river. The present owners adore their garden and have landscaped it beautifully - it has a large fountain with the jets of water playing over a marble statue, and a number of other small statues emerging from the greenery throughout the 1,000 sq.mt. grounds. There is a stone gazebo with a centre stone table and benches, a grotto with a statue of the Madonna from Lourdes and little paths curving though the shrubs and trees. A well-designed lighting system makes the garden as charming by night as by day, and the irrigation system makes it easy to maintain. There is a very large garden shed for garden supplies, bicycles, etc.
The house is being sold fully furnished (with the exception of the few pieces in the vestibule) - and much of the furniture, the light fittings and the soft furnishings were made especially for the house.
When the original house was first built in the early 1900s, it was constructed as a massive property that had a stone staircase taking up the entire centre of the building. All the part of the building to the left of this staircase, together with the entire garden, has remained under one ownership and constitutes the property now for sale. The large stone staircase separates this part of the property from the remainder of the original building, so there is no issue with noise or lack of privacy. The property for sale has its own street entrances.
At the foot of the hilltop town of Arpino, Carnello is a quiet and pretty village nonetheless within 10 minutes drive of the nightlife of Isola del Liri (with its international blues festival) and the local administrative centre of Sora. Small but self-sufficient, Carnello has four bars/cafés, the very fine restaurant at the posthouse hotel, two pizzerias, a post office, a pharmacy, a patisserie, a bakery, a butcher, a hardware store, a stationer's/news agent, a tobacconist, a hairdresser, a church, a service station, a particularly good fruit and vegetable shop and an excellent gelateria ... everything within a minute or two's walk.
Energy classification: G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the major medieval hilltop towns in the area of Italy called the Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that lies south of Rome but north of Naples, situated inland in the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria region is within easy reach of both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day's shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter drive brings you to the charming beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, drive east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await with horse trekking in the magnificent beech forests, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of the summer. And at the other extreme of temperature, although Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive brings you to the winter ski slopes.
Often overlooked, both by tourists and by those foreigners in search of an Italian home, in favour of the more publicized regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the Ciociaria remains largely an unspoilt gem with beautiful scenery and medieval hilltop towns. A home or second home in the Ciociaria, in the hilltop towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the rolling countryside that surrounds them, will afford you a setting where over two thousand years of history combine with an idyllic rural Italian lifestyle, where you can still discover the 'real' Italy and take time out from the busy crowds of the larger tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes journey from central Rome or either of Rome's two airports.
Via Romana Srls
Via Romana Srls is an Italian-incorporated company and offers a package of services to facilitate all aspects of the purchase and restoration of Italian property by overseas clients. The Via Romana team comprises Alison & Katherine Holland working in collaboration with various licensed agencies including the Alfano Consulting Agency, Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso and Casantica Restauri Srl.
Alison Holland is a UK Chartered Accountant who, as an investment banker, lived and worked in various European countries, the US, Australia and Singapore, before settling in Italy. Alison has property valuation qualifications and much experience of selling high-end real estate. Katherine Holland is the photographer for the business.
The Alfano Consulting Agency is headquartered in Roccasecca and is one of the largest and most important real estate agencies in this area of Lazio. It is owned by Dottore Alfano who is the President of the Federazione Italiana Mediatori Agenti d'Affari, Frosinone.
Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso is a long-established real estate agency in Sabaudia, a beautiful coastal town with beaches and lakes, 90 kilometres south of Rome.
Casantica Restauri Srl. is owned by a highly-experienced master builder and a civil engineer, and the company specialises in all aspects of the restoration of centuries-old properties including technical design and drawings and the obtaining of all necessary authorisations, permits and registrations throughout the restoration process.
- Ciampino (International), 85.2 miles
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