1 bedroom village house for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Isola del Liri
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- Restored centuries-old stone house
- Charming small hamlet
- Panoramic views
- Peaceful tranquility yet only a few minutes drive from shops
- Fireplace and grotto that could be a wine cellar
- A roof terrace can be created if desired
- Good road access and parking
- Available partially restored as presently
- Alternatively available fully restored on turnkey contract
And in Quaglieri you will find a freestanding 75 sq.mt. stone house, available either in its present state - partially restored with all the major structural work already complete - or fully restored by its current owner, who is a builder, to your specifications for a further price to be agreed (naturally depending upon your specifications) and sold to you 'keys in hand', ready for immediate occupancy. A base estimate by the builder for the remaining work is €25,000 + 10% tax (ie +€2,500 tax).
The house is on three levels. Because of the slope of the land, the lowest level is at ground level (with an entrance) on the side facing the valley, but is underground (with a small grotto wine cellar) on the Quaglieri side. The next floor is ground level (with another entrance) on the Quaglieri side, and one floor up on the side looking out over the valley.
Entering the home from the Quaglieri side through its fine wooden door, there is a large room (probably the sitting room) with a lovely view over the valley. Proceeding upstairs, there is a bedroom, naturally also with a beautiful view of the valley, and additionally looking out over Quaglieri from its little balcony. On this floor, there is also a small bathroom and the possibility of putting in stairs to a roof terrace if you wish to create one. Proceeding instead downstairs from the middle floor, there is another room, with a door out towards the valley. This room has a fireplace, and at the back a grotto that could be a small wine cellar or a very unusual dining area.
The current plan is for the lowest floor, with the fireplace, to be a kitchen/dining room, with a powder room at the foot of the stairs; the middle floor to be a large living room; and then the bedroom and bathroom at the top, with possibly a roof terrace above. (It would still be possible, however, to move the kitchen to the middle floor if you would prefer.)
Nearby parking, both in front of the house on the valley side, and in Quaglieri's own parking area, in the centre of the hamlet, ensures easy road access to this delightful pied-à-terre.
Energy classification G
The shops, cafès and bars of Isola del Liri, which hosts an international Blues festival each summer, are only a few minutes drive away, whilst both the elegant historic hilltop town of Arpino and the commercial and official centre of Sora can be reached in around ten minutes.
Quaglieri is 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-incoporated 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.
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