3 bedroom house for sale
Italy - Lazio, Frosinone, Arpino
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- Beautifully built 3 bed/2 bath home in rural countryside
- Sweeping panoramic views
- Artisanal handcrafted wood and stone finishings
- Perfectly maintained; ready for immediate occupancy
- Wrap-around balcony on upper floor
- Covered dining terrace opening to garden
- Grounds include olive groves + space for a pool
- Lower floor could be configured with additional bedrooms/bathrooms
- Or could be separate guest accommodation
- Excellent road access; minutes drive from town centre
An extremely well-built house of 270 square metres designed and built decades ago by the present owners with every attention to detail, it is surrounded by 1,700 sq.mt of easily-manageable grounds.
Approached along a quiet country road, automatic wrought iron gates open on to a drive that curves between two small olive groves up to a two-level house. The main living areas are on the upper level to take advantage of the lovely panoramic views.
The upper level entrance leads into a large, open-plan room, currently configured as a sitting, TV, dining, and music area. Key features are the views over the garden and valley, and the door to a balcony that wraps round two and a half sides of the building (facing the view). This living area also benefits from a beautiful stone fireplace and a decorative wall niche created from a very old stone fountain found in the grounds of the property.
From this living room, you enter an adjoining room, currently used as an informal family dining room enjoying a large fully-functional fireplace and a door to the wrap-around balcony. From this room, you enter a fully-equipped kitchen, with another door to the same balcony, and one down to the lower-level cantina and outdoor dining areas.
At the back of the house, there is the bedroom area; two large modern bathrooms and three bedrooms, accessed from a wide corridor, at one end of which is a floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookcase.
All the fittings throughout the home have been chosen with great care, and the main fireplace, the doors, the shutters, the balcony railings, etc., are all hand-crafted, artisanal pieces in solid stone or wood.
The lower level is not currently much used by the owners except for access to the most attractive covered ground level dining terrace built to one side of the house, and as a large garage and storage area. The remainder of this level could therefore be fitted out in a number of ways depending upon the purchaser's preferences. A splendid summer kitchen opening directly on to the dining terrace could readily be installed, complete with BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven should you so desire. Even after completing this, there would be ample space that could be used for more bedrooms and bathrooms / a games room / etc. Alternatively, this level could also be used as a separate apartment for guests or as a granny flat.
The grounds have been well laid-out with a vegetable patch, and two small olive groves of 70 bushes, one running down the side of the property and one at the front of the house. There are mature fruit and flowering trees. The olive grove at the front of the property is on a levelled piece of land, where you could readily install a swimming pool, or create a lawn and flower beds, if you would prefer.
Energy classification G
ARPINO, ISOLA DEL LIRI AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino, the birthplace of the Roman orator Cicero, 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 neighbouring town of Isola del Liri, situated on an island at the confluence of two rivers, is a buzzy town with many little cafés and bars and hosts an international Blues festival each summer.
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.
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