8 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Apulia, Brindisi, Ostuni
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- Large 295 sq m stone house to renovate
- 13 rooms with oppertunity for B & B business
- 7 km to famous Cisternino
- On high grounds with MARVELLOUS views
- Large garden plot many olive trees and fruit trees
- Renovation opportunity
- Pool can be installed
- 20-25 minutes to the beaches
- 40 minutes to Brindisi international airport
- 80 minutes to Bari international airport
It is a 200 year old stone building on high grounds with 5.300 sq. m (1,3 acres) land plot with many olive trees and almond trees on a gentle slope with beautiful views over a very attractive part of Apulia.
As a large 295 sq. m villa for the big family, possibly keeping one self-contained part of the property as a lettable 3-5 bedroom unit, this property offers many alternative usage including as a B & B with up to 10 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
The property needs to be modernized and the current floor layout can be adopted for many alternative needs.
Whatever you would like to have done we can assist with introduction to Architects, building surveyors and builders, who offers fixed priced contracts. We at CasaPuglia can act as your project manager.
The location is great in-between two of the most famous towns in the region, being Ostuni (the white city) and the small and sweet Cisternino, with its many cobbled streets, fine restaurants and cafes. Cisternino has a breath- taking westerly views over the famous Valley DĚtria, which constitute on of the most beautiful parts of Apulia. It is within the golden triangle in property terms.
The access is from road SP26 which leads to Cisternino ( 7 km); 300 m up the small road, Contrada Formica, surrounded by well kept properties and crossing over a small stone bridge this property is at the top of the road. It has two separate parking areas and large terraces enabling parking for 10 cars on flat terraced grounds.
The two parts forms part of one, semi-detached building and possible to further make the two parts independent for privacy.
The two parts forms part of one, semi-detached building and possible to further make the two parts independent for privacy.
The accommodation is currently as follows:
Part A. (to the left of the first photo)180 sq. m net floor area on 2 floors. Ground floor has 6 rooms, 1 bathroom.
The first floor has one room with roof terrace access. The roof terrace is 60 sq. m on two levels
Part a has also its own separate garage and a shed, totalling 48 sq. m.
Part B is also on two floors; the ground floor has 2 rooms and 1 bathroom. Stairs to first floor with 3 rooms and 1 bathroom. There is a separate garage (18 sq. m) and storage. To the rear is a large room of 27 sq. m and an inner court yard with outbuildings to renovate. The living floor area of part B is 113 sq m
The land plot of 5.300 sq m gives privacy and as the property is on top of the road is not overlooked. there are several well maintained properties below the property and a small house currently not lived in to the west of the property. To the rear the neighbouring land is an olive grove and no houses. The land has many olive trees and on gentle slope. The land is surrounded by a stone wall.
WHAT TO SEE:
From the cottage the beaches of the Adriatic Sea are easily reached in approximately 20-25 minutes. Villa Nova and Dina Marina are examples of several seaside places with many beaches, restaurants and cafés.
A further 10 minutes to the south is the beautiful nature reserve TORRE GUACETO by the sea. It offers an attractive escape from beach resorts as here you find unspoilt beaches and no cars allowed. The parking is at the visitor's centre and there are organized nature walks, cycle trekking and snorkelling trips.
The property has the advantage of being not far from main areas of world interest such as the beautiful "white city" of OSTUNI (17 km), located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; Cisernino (7 km), which is a beautiful small and cosy town for easy strolls: the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the Trullo houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site: the medieval town of ORIA; the wealthy baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA (12 km); the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the caves of POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; and last but not least the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the South. Lecce can be reached in 15 -20 minutes and has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amphibian theatre which is used for music and drama performances in the open during the summer season. Lecce is a wonderful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and, naturally, great shops.
Further to the south, inland SALENTO have a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialize with Italian neighbours, to walk to the café and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day time and night time. The town houses often come with a garden and roof terrace and its fascination to open the simple door from the street - and inside almost like a little palace with a garden!
In Sternatina and Martigignano to the south of Lecce antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
MAGLIE is like a mini Lecce and with many fine buildings. MURORO LECCESE is smaller and also represent a small town/village with a fine architectural history. Cutrofiano popular for French holiday home ownerships. RUFFANO has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town center with very nice antigue buildings for sale. SPONGANO again is a small village surrounded by olive groves. Here you can see secluded great villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from North Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Somewhat more elegant than the east coast. CASTRO is beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea and many villas with direct access to the sea. SANTA CESAREA TERME is a spa resort, very popular with a beautiful setting and bay.
The cost from SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA to GALLIPOLI has many fine sandy beaches. The villages are perhaps not the prettiest but room for the beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music summer time.
SANTA CATARINA well known also for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
The sea outside of PORTO CESARE further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 40 minutes.
MORE TO SEE IN APULIA:
BARI being the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants offers the best shopping, a grand opera house, called the Petruzzelli teatro; a large medical city centre with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called GIOVINAZZO a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is Molfetta Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is TRANI, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half moon bay & marina. Continue north to CASTEL DEL MONTE, which is the mystical castle built by Frederic II in the 14th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the North of Bari lies GARGANO, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a large nature and wild life Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here there are daily boat trips to the small TREMITI ISLANDS.
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE:
The Italian lifestyle means many things but especially socializing; the home is used for sleeping and breakfasts, the Italians go out for enjoyments and dining. There are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns. music festivals, religious carnivals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit Italian at language schools in Lecce, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.
As Apulia is a peninsula and surrounded by the two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south - water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water skiing, kitesurfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class ( PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than Northern Italy and even in the "winter months" of December to February the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and in June-August 10-11 sun hours per day! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia think of that you will spend a lot more time outside than in the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc at your Apulian property and also cooking facilities outside is very practical.
The water temperature in beginning of May is in average 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Where ever you are in Apulia you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!
WHY BUY IN APULIA?
Apulia has until recently been called the hidden treasure of Italy, unknown to most tourists who come & stay in Rome, Florence, Venize and at the Italian Riviera. However, all this is rapidly changing because of massive investments in the infrastructure, such as the improved motorways, enlarged airports and the introduction of low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The property prices are low in Apulia and low means value for money at bargain prices for the international buyers. We see more and more foreign visitors coming to Apulia and in our opinion investments will show good growth in value because of the increased demand. Also from north Italians as Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians. But rest assure, no tourist villages will ever be built because in Apulia the cost line is protected and people are against modern developments which do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties prices are bound to rise.
WHY BUY FROM CASA PUGLIA?
Firstly we are an English speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price for you.
Secondly we have personally inspected every property that we recommend to buy and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties which we believe offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia many properties are offered at unrealistic prices but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
We have many years of international property experience, including 10 years in London, and see investments in Apulia through an international perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialize in property management to ensure well maintained property for growth in property value.
We have a comprehensive range of local services:
- acting for the buyer - and not for the seller - by searching the market for the right property, negotiate the price and give advice through the buying process leading to completion of the purchase
- property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of you property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property's value
- project management; we can act as your local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment. We will also advise on any value added measures which could further enhance the capital growth of your property.
- lettings- we can assist you in the letting of you property and check in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.
Refer also to our webpage www.casapuglia.com.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!