2 bedroom stone house for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino
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- Magnificent panoramic views
- Chestnut wood beam ceilings
- Original stonework including arches
- Space for swimming pool, cabana, etc
- Space for a garage with good road access
- Mature fruit trees
- Garden and land sloping down to river
- Natural spring
- Mains water and sewage
Although the Casale Porta dei Fiori gives every appearance of being a country home, it is situated within easy walking or driving distance of the Ponte gates to Arpino and the centre of town.
What was once a stone 'rudere' has been lovingly restored by an expert builder, Claudio Cinelli, who is available to provide quotations and carry out further work to your specifications. Whilst the house is currently uncompleted, the main body of work has been done. Every wall has been strengthened and the roof has been fully replaced, to ensure this house will be around for many more hundreds of years. All the rooms have been laid out and await only your finishing touches.
A suggested layout for the rooms can be found in the property floor plans, but changes can be accommodated.
The views from every window of this house are extraordinary. From the front rooms, the windows allow the best view of the ancient town of Arpino, as well as the picturesque valleys below and the mountains in the distance. Other views from the house look over the forest and meandering river below.
Entering through the ancient stone arched doorways, you find high chestnut ceilings: each supporting beam is in fact a huge chestnut tree trunk.
The ground floor houses a good-sized kitchen and living room. Plans exist to join an existing small stone outbuilding to the kitchen, thus enabling a first floor bathroom, laundry, pantry, etc.
The living room is geared to accommodate the fireplace of your choice, and from here a lovely wooden staircase will lead to the bedrooms above.
The house is currently laid out upstairs for two bedrooms and one bathroom, but it could very easily accommodate an ensuite in each bedroom.
The master bedroom has enormously high chestnut ceilings, reaching a height of 3.5 meters. Views from each window in this room stretch across the forest and beyond to the countryside of Vignepiane. A floor to ceiling window means a balcony could easily be added to this room.
The second bedroom, with the same high ceilings, has a large stone encased window that, owing to the perfect elevation, provides the most fabulous panoramic views, not only of Arpino, but beyond to the valleys and other medieval hilltop towns of the Ciociaria region. And this vista is framed in the stone archway of the window as if in a picture frame!
Outside, the breathtaking views continue all around. The house itself is very private and is not overlooked by others. Acres of land, reaching down towards the river, afford this home the utmost privacy. There is space around the house to build the garden or entertainment area of your dreams, also space for a swimming pool and car-port or garage. There are mature olive trees and fruit trees, including fig and loquats. A natural spring means no shortage of water for the garden and pool.
This house seems perfect for a couple wishing to get away from it all, whilst still enjoying the advantages of being very close to town.
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.
- Ciampino (International), 85.2 miles
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