3 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Centuries-old property built into the medieval walls of the hilltop town of Santopadre
- Entry from the main piazza beside a beautiful small church
- Spectacular large terrace with panoramic views across the valley to the mountains
- Vaulted stone passage through the walls to an incredible private little garden set into the medieval walls
- Excellent road access; public transport readily available; on-street parking
Accessed off the piazza next to the fine church of St Rocco, you enter a large entry hall. This floor has been restored and is immediately habitable, although in the long term many purchasers will want to change the layout slightly to expand what is now a rather small bathroom. On this floor, there is an L shaped sitting room, with lovely views across the valley, and a fireplace; a master bedroom, also with views across the valley; a second bedroom or study overlooking the piazza; a dining room; a kitchen (also overlooking the valley); and a bathroom.
The upper floor, currently unused and needing restoration, has three further rooms, one very large. The large room (which would make a magnificent living room) and a second room with an old stone fireplace open onto a spectacular terrace with panoramic views across the valley. There is another bathroom off the terrace adjacent to the room with the fireplace, which could be used to create a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. A third room has a charming Juliet balcony overlooking the piazza and the church entrance.
The lower floor is currently stone cellars, but owing to the slope of the land it is above ground, with large windows overlooking the valley, and therefore can readily be turned into further habitable space - a bedroom and bathroom, TV room, whatever you want.
From here, vaulted stone stairs lead to the little private garden set into the medieval walls, which has a loquat tree, an olive tree, a large rosemary bush, and other delights.
There is excellent road access and adjacent public parking.
Energy classification G
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Santopadre is a charming little medieval hilltop town with an adjacent more modern amall area where you can find all shops and services necessary for day-to-living. Santopadre is around 10 minutes drive from Arpino which 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), 52.9 miles
- Capodochino (International), 63.8 miles
- Leonardo da Vinci (International), 70.8 miles
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