4 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Elegant 300 sq.mt. villa - 2 levels - 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- Set in grounds of 5,000 sq.mt with olive trees, fruit trees and cypresses
- Beautiful finishes - Cotta d'Este terracotta tiles, Fornasetti feature tiles,handcrafted chestnut wood doors & windows
- Huge living area in separate wing with flat roof designed to be a roof terrace
- Rustic-style kitchen with door opening on to al fresco dining terrace
- Space to create a swimming pool, gazebo and/or tennis court
- Integral garage, private entrance drive, excellent road access
- Secluded, but only minutes walk from shops, a school, restaurants, etc.
- An ideal family home
The main entrance to the home is at the side of the property, where the entrance hall has doors to the living area, to the stairs and to the formal dining room with its wood ceiling and large open fireplace. Adjacent to the dining room is the rustic-style kitchen with a door leading directly on to the tiled terrace, ideal for enjoying al fresco dining on summer evenings. There is a ground floor bathroom and another room that can be used as a study and/or extra bedroom.
The living area occupies the single story side wing of the property, and is an extremely large room with windows and French doors opening on to a further large tiled terrace. This single story wing has a flat roof which is intended to be configured as a roof terrace.
A staircase with wrought-iron railings leads to the upper floor, where there is the master bedroom suite with a vista over the garden to the distant hills, access on to the balcony running the entire length of the house and an elegant private bathroom. Additionally two large bedrooms share a second lovely modern bathroom. A further room, presently used as a single bedroom, could become the access to the roof terrace. The flooring throughout the bedrooms is Cotto d'Este terracotta tiles, and the doors and windows are hand-crafted in chestnut wood. Both of the upstairs bathrooms feature iconic 'Fornasetti' tiles, one design depicting hot-air balloons and the other creating the visual effect of library shelves with leather-bound books.
There is a sweeping expanse of land to the back of the house. Currently used as a sports field by the present owners and their family, it could be landscaped and/or a pool and/or tennis court created. Additionally there is planning permission to build a 120 sq.mt. guest house.
There is an olive grove of forty trees, mature fruit trees and cypresses. An alarm system, solar panels and an irrigation system fed from an artesian well are added benefits.
Villa Leonarda is situated in the little hamlet of San Sosio; set well back from the road up its drive, it is quiet and private, but still within a minute's walk of a restaurant, the church, a hairdresser, the school, etc. Only a few minutes drive from the elegant town of Arpino, and less than 10 minute drive from the buzzy Isola del Liri. It enjoys excellent road access. It is a property particularly suited to a family who can enjoy the many opportunities it offers.
Energy classification F
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.