5 bedroom country house for sale
Italy - Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Centuries-old 440 sq. mt. casale in a tranquil rural setting but minutes drive from town
- A separate stone building, beautifully restored as a dining and entertaining area
- Features include stone walls, open log-burning fireplaces and a special bread oven
- Antique handmade floor tiles and lovely wooden ceilings
- Modern bathrooms
- Ready for immediate occupancy but would benefit from some modernisation and redecoration
- 4,000 sq.mt. of gardens and grounds ensure complete privacy and tranquillity
- An old well, still functional, with a pump for irrigation
- Cantina (cellar) area for wine-making and a kitchen for canning/bottling garden produce
- Excellent road access; gated driveway; garage; secluded but not isolated
The main building is a 440 sq.mt. stone casale on two levels with splendid large rooms. These are habitable, although they would benefit from some modernisation and redecoration including the possibility of stripping off the plaster to reveal the magnificent old stone. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen with an open fireplace, a dining room, a study, a large sitting room (also with an open fireplace), and a special-purpose bread-baking room with a bread oven. There is also a modern bathroom.
On the upper floor, there are five very large bedrooms and another modern bathroom. It would be very easy to add a third full bathroom as part of the modernisation. The under-roof attic provides yet more storage and accommodation potential.
This entire building could so very easily be brought back to being a lovely and traditional casale. The beautiful traditional handmade floor tiles found throughout the casale are an additional noteworthy feature. The property's gardens and grounds extend over 4,000 sq.mt.
In front of the main building is another centuries-old stone building, which used to be the stables. This has already been fully restored as a magnificent dining and entertainment area, with an open log-burning fireplace, a fully restored old wood beam ceiling and its own bathroom.
The area in front of the main building has been laid out attractively with stone flagging and garden beds. There is also an old well (which is in fact still in use, now with the benefit of a pump, to supply water for irrigating the land), and a very old laundry trough (now incorporated as a garden feature).
Behind the old stables is another building, with a large wine-making cantina area, a storage area, and a kitchen for canning and bottling. This is also where the garage is located - the garage can also be reached by a direct drive running down one side of the property.
A final building houses the utilities and additionally there is a large hen-run and a large farm shed.
The property can be purchased either with only the central and back plots of land, or with all the land, including a smaller field on one side and a very large field on the other, guaranteeing complete tranquility, privacy and sweeping rural aspect.
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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