3 bedroom trulli for sale
Italy - Apulia, Bari, Alberobello
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- Outstanding restored trullo - the best we have seen
- Beautiful 300 years old trullo with features
- Architect designed oval swimmingpool 12 m x 6 m
- Lovely landscaped gardens
- Marvellous views of rural countryside
- Near world famous Alberobello
- Very large plot of 1,5 hectare with many olive trees
- Private and secluded loaction
- 5 min to Alberobello and 35 min to beaches
- 1 hour to Bari airport
This is a finest example of first class careful restoration of an antique 5 cone trullo, a stone farmhouse dating from 18th Century. The trullo has no modern extensions still with beautiful functional interior and Architect designed oval 12 x 6 m swimming pool for your luxurious living in absolute countryside near the UNESCO World heritage site of Alberobello.
The spacious accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully fitted open plan kitchen, living room, dining area and an outbuilding as a potential 1 bedroom guesthouse.
The romantic setting with the oval pool and outdoor lights is for remarkable evenings under the stars in the most beautiful part of Apulia.
The 300 year old 5 cone trullo was restored to the highest standards in 2006 and extended using local craftsmanship and quality materials. All original features have been kept
Accommodation comprises living area with open plan fully fitted kitchen, dining room, two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and one bedroom with double sofa-bed and ensuite WC room.
The outside centre is the beautiful oval shaped perfect swimming pool surrounded by large terrace and patios, perfect for entertainment and al fresco dining.
There is a separate outbuilding with an old barrel formed ceiling. The building is currently used as a storage room but with pluming for central heating and running water could easily be converted to a on bedroom guest house.
There is also one outbuilding at the north boundary, which would be the ideal for garden storage. The building is surrounded by big fig trees and apricot trees.
The property has outdoor lighting, central heating, its own water system with large cisterns and modern septic tanks. Burglar alarm is installed including security cameras and movement lights.
The pool maintenance room is on the side of the pool.
The property is set in a rural location on a hill in its own private 1,5 hectare (3,75 hectares) of land with spectacular views over the country side. The land has many mature olive trees and cherry, fig, almond and walnut trees. Entrance from the charming country lane is through large iron main entrance gates and inside a large gravelled parking area. Here there is a large planted area with a selection of mixed trees and flowering scrubs surrounding the trullo.
OWNERS TELL THE STORY
The Story of Trullo Patrizia
In 2004, we decided we would like to buy a property abroad and after much thought and research, decided Puglia, with its friendly, old fashioned charm and beautiful countryside was for us!
We particularly liked the look of the strange buildings called trulli.
We first set eyes on Patrizia in July 2004, when our Italian friends found the trullo for us.
We immediately fell in love with this romantic, charismatic building, and decided to make it part of our lives.
It hadn't been lived in for 85 years and was in a fairly poor state, although not a ruin.
The building was still very solid, apart from the stable (now main bedroom) where nature had taken over. Fig trees had grown into the end wall, making it unsafe.
No running water, sanitation or power, only an underground water tank under the "patio".
It was how it had been left all those years ago - with original mangers, olive press and storage in the upper part of the main cone - even straw on the floor!
Also the outside "oven", which is now the covered seating area to the left of the main
The 5 acres (2.25 hectares) of land around the trullo has a wide range of different trees - olives, obviously, but also cherries, figs, almonds, walnuts, pears and cacci.
We decided to keep as many original features as possible, but adding modern facilities.
The original stone "chiancole" floor was retained in the upper part - some stones are 1 foot thick. This had to be taken up to install the pipes and wiring, then re-laid.
The olive press is now a coffee table in the living area.
We decided not to extend at all in order not to change such a beautiful building, therefore keeping the original character of the trullo. We believed it deserved to be restored to the highest standards.
Our Italian friends set to work finding an architect and working with skilled craftsmen to help restore the building, and restoration started in January 2005.
The trullo was built on solid limestone rock, following the contours of the land.
This posed some interesting problems with levels!
The thickness of the walls - more than 6 feet in places - allowed additional space to be dug out. The toilet in the small bedroom was hewn out of the wall.
The staircase was originally a narrow chute, dropping from the upper to the lower part of the trullo. It had to be completely dug out and reinforced.
A damp proof course was created around the outside walls by excavator.
Complete new windows were cut in the kitchen, living area and bathrooms.
Restoration of trulli cones is a job for the "stone master".
The outer layer of each was dismantled and completely rebuilt to make them waterproof.
The stones were replaced where necessary with new ones - each one hand-cut from limestone.
A large water tank was created by excavating the limestone under the parking area - this is filled with rainwater collected from the roofs to supply the trullo with water.
Further excavation was necessary to accommodate a gas tank and septic system.
Work on the building finished in April 2006 after 16 months of incredibly hard work by our Italian friends and various teams of craftsmen.
We have slowly seen it transformed into the beautiful building it is today.
Note: This restoration would not have been possible without Donatella and Antonio, who put their hearts and souls into it - and possibly some of their sanity!
It's beauty is a testament to their vision and we are eternally grateful for all they have done.
The trullo is located South of Alberobello and apprached from a quiet lane and is tucked away behind beautiful old stone walls and gates. It is a private location and fullty secluded with the nearest neigbour 200 m away.
Alberobello is close at 6 km and is a world class holiday destination and the property is located approximately one hour (71 km) from Brindisi airport and 60 minutes from Bari Airport (72 km). It is possible to take the train from the airports to Alberobello and the distance from the house to the train station is 6,5 km.
The property is also close to the town of Locorotondo for all shopping needs, cafés and restaurants as well as actually being into to the famous d'Itria valley and world famous trullo houses in beautiful surroundings. The drive to the beaches on the Adriatic coast is 35 minutes with the nearby Capitolo, famous for its fine sandy beaches, restaurants and beach clubs as well as savelletri, a charming fishing village, nowadays with an excellent range of restaurants, cafés and a beautiful marina beach front.
WHAT TO SEE:
The property has the advantage of being centrally located between areas of interest such as the mile long caves of CATELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the beautiful white town of OSTUNI, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval town of ORIA; the wealthy baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA; the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the beautiful POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice-cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the south.
SALENTO:In Salento the coastline is fascinating and you can drive by car a few hours along the Adriatic coast line and passing many fine sea villages, like OTRANTO and CASTRO Marina. Continue to Santa MARIA DI LEUCA and you are at the meeting of the two seas- the Adriatic and the Ionian.
Inland Salento there are 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 piazza café and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day and night time. The town houses often come with a garden and roof terrace. When you approach a simple door just of the street you will often be surprized to find that inside there is a little palace, a 50 sq m garden and with great views over the country side from the roof terrace.
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. Muoro 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.
Every where inland in Salento you see the vineyards and olive trees. Salento is a big producer of wine and olive oil, you can buy 5 liters Extra Virgin oil for about EUR 35.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. 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.
So when you contine along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches. Gallipoli is fashinating city built on a penninsula and a marvellous old town. Further north east you find Santa Catarina which is a sophisticated place and many celebrities have hoiliday homes here during the hectic August summer time. A bit further comes the super Porto Cesare with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
By air there is a choise of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached on the coastal motorway in 60- 70 minutes; Bari in the north and Brindisi in the south. Both cities have ferry trafic to Greece, Albania and Croatia so it's possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
WHAT 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 lies GARGANO, the penninsula 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. Based in Canale di Pirro 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, 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 (there is one tennis club just 5 minutes away from the villa in Selva di Fasano) 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, Venice 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 not accepting 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 CASAPUGLIA?
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 belive 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!
- Bari Palese (International), 35.4 miles
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