4 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino
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- Gracious fully-restored 300 sq.mt. villa
- Balustraded terraces with panoramic views
- 1200 sq.mt. gardens. olive groves & fruit trees
- Villa dates from 1890 restored 20 years ago
- Immaculately maintained, ready for immediate occupancy
- Beautiful wood ceilings and floors
- Secluded and private but not isolated
- All utilities available; space for a swimming pool
- Excellent road access; large garage
- Sweeping driveway with electronic gates
In the countryside just outside town, in the triangle created by elegant and cultured Arpino, buzzy and fashionable Isola del Liri and the administrative regional centre of Sora, Villa Ludovica is positioned on a ridge with commanding views of the valley and the mountains that ring it.
A wide paved driveway sweeps up from the attractive electronically-controlled gates to the property. There is a large independent garage unobstrusively set into the slope of the land. In front of the house are two terraces with stone balustrades, one to the left of the driveway and one to the right.
The smaller of these two terraces, ideal for a quiet morning coffee or a reflective afternoon tea, has a spectacular view of the sunset over the distant hills. The larger one, looking in the other direction over the expanse of the valley, is ideal for outdoor dining, BBQ, etc, and was a favourite with the current owners for parties and easy summer entertaining. Below the terraces, the villa's land stretches out, with a vegetable garden, many olives, fruit trees and a variety of useful outbuildings. There is, naturally, ample space for a swimming pool.
There is also a large paved yard behind the house, and a more formal side garden with views over the valley.
Villa Ludovica is an old stone house - a date stone found during the renovation is from 1890 - but was fully and carefully restored some 20 years ago by the current owners and provided with all modern conveniences. It has been excellently maintained and a purchaser could move straight in without needing to undertake any further work.
The large entry room at the top of the driveway was originally a covered open-air balustrade area, but some years ago it was walled in with large windows, leaving the stone balustrades visible, creating a charming winter/summer sitting room.
On the ground floor, as well as the large entry room, there is a spacious study with wood ceilings, a very large living room (likewise with wood ceilings), a powder room, a modern kitchen, and another very large room not currently in use, which could be an impressive dining room, a hobby room, or be broken into smaller rooms to create a walk-in pantry, large laundry room etc. (Indeed it would be possible to create some of these and still leave space for a formal dining room. Alternatively, the current study could become the formal dining room, and a new study be created in the currently unused portion.)
On one wall of the living room, a section of the wall has been framed and left unplastered, to show the original stone as a charmingly unique feature.
Up the attractive wooden stairs is an upper floor with four bedrooms (two with balconies), two bathrooms and a large room with lovely views, currently used as a the owner's gym. The layout of the floor means it would be easy to put in a door to create a very fine master suite, with large bedroom, balcony, dressing area, ensuite bathroom, and a gym / private study / morning room / painter's studio.
The property is secluded but not isolated and there is excellent road access. All utilities are available.
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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