4 bedroom house for sale
Italy - Lazio, Latina, Terracina
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- Stunning restored 4 bedroom stone country house
- Each bedroom features its own ensuite bathroom
- Beautiful views stretching across the unique & unspoilt regional park of Campo Soriano
- Terracina beach only 20 mins by car
- Gorgeous terrace paved with terracotta & edged with lemon trees and many herbs
- Approx. 2.5 hectares of matures olives and fruit trees
- Many beautiful beaches a short drive away
- Surrounded with areas rich in archeological history
- Perfectly suited as a B&B, the house has a strong holiday rental return
- Central heating
Nestled in the picturesque hills in the unique regional reserve of Campo Soriano, recently listed as one of Italy's last unspoilt places, and just a short drive to the beautiful coastal town of Terracina with its glorious beaches, Casale Mary is the ideal romantic Italian home many dream of, but seldom find. Stepping inside this 17th century stone house, it's hard to imagine that just a few short years ago, the brave owner tackled the huge restoration of what was then just a stone rudere - a completely derelict farmhouse.
The restoration has been extremely successful, keeping much of the old home's charm intact, while translating it into the stylish, classic home it is today.
Hand made terracotta tiles or quality wooden floors have been laid throughout the home, and the thick stone walls are washed with soft, relaxing colours. Each of the home's four large double bedrooms features its own bathroom, each one of which is decorated in a unique style.
The home's spacious entrance room has towering double-height, wood beamed ceilings and may even double as a cosy winter dining area. To the left is the living room, which features a lovely working open fireplace, and french doors that lead directly into the garden.
To the right is the first of the home's charming and relaxing bedrooms, which enjoys beautiful garden views from its french doors. Located directly in front of this bedroom, is a grand, centuries-old Carob tree, native to this area.
The original stone staircase leads up to the eat-in kitchen, which can also be accessed directly from the adjoining terrace. The kitchen is a charming room, featuring a stylish take on the classic 'Muratore' workbenches. It has all the modern conveniences you would expect and would be a dream to prepare meals in for relaxing lunches on the adjoining terrace, which has been thoughtfully planted with a variety of herbs. Sitting on the terrace, under the shade of the olive trees while gazing out upon the picturesque valley and mountains, will certainly become an idyllic pastime.
The other 3 lovely bedrooms are located on the second floor, again, each having a full sized private bathroom.
There is ample built-in storage, a cellar room and a full laundry room.
The garden has been designed to be stress-free and features low-maintenance plants that thrive in this area and climate. Over 400 olive trees will provide you with all the olive oil you could need, with much more to on sell should you desire. Apart from the wonderful old carob tree, there are mature figs and citrus trees, as well as an extensive kitchen herb garden.
Also on title are a series of original old stone 'cabana' ruderes, that will allow permission to be given for the building of a new structure to the same square meterage.
Casa Mary has been successfully rented out to international holiday makers, showing very attractive returns. There is definitely the possibility to continue with this and the current owners would be very pleased to share their network of local contacts who ensure the rental business runs very smoothly.
Fiumicino International Airport is an hour and a half away; Ciampino is an hour away; Naples International Airport is two hours away; the nearest railway station is Priverno-Fossanova which is fifteen minutes away.
CAMPO SORIANO and LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST
Casale Mary is located in the beautiful, unspoilt natural reserve of Campo Soriano. Positioned just 8 km in the hinterland of Terracina, Campo Soriano is rich in geological features including caves, limestone monoliths and underground lakes. The picturesque landscape here is famous for its wild flowers and was recently listed as one of Italy's last unspoilt places.
TERRACINA - 15 minutes drive from Casale Mary.
Terracina is located 102 km southeast of Rome, along the Old Appian Way, and 135 km from Naples. The town is set on the Tyrrhenian coastline, at the only point where the grand Ausonic mountains reach the sea. It features 15 km of coastline, golden sand and clear blue sea.
The modern town of Terracina is vibrant with many gourmet shops, bars, restaurants and interesting shops along its tree-lined boulevards, which lead directly to the wide sandy beaches and to the port. Each day ferries leave to the gorgeous Pontine Islands.
The old town of Terracina, the 'centro storico', is located a short 15 minute stroll up the hill. It features charming narrow streets, stone buildings and many historic sites to visit dating right back to Roman times. The incredible Roman 'Temple of Giove Anxur' is perched high on the top of Mount St. Angelo, looking straight over the sea and the modern town of Terracina below. Built to worship the young god Jupiter, this large complex of several buildings dates back to the 4th century B.C. In medieval times, the temple was used as a military structure, before becoming a Benedictine monastery until the 16th Century.
SPERLONGA - The whitewashed stone houses and narrow cobbled streets of Sperlonga are perched dramatically on the rocky cliffs edging the sea. Little boutique shops, bars, and restaurants add to the charm of the town, and the sandy, family friendly Sperlonga beaches are famous. There are many archeological places of interest to visit, including The Grotto of Tiberius, and a trip to the Archeological Museum is a must.
SAN FELICE CIRCEO - The elegant modern part of San Felice stretches out along the sea front - where a long promenade leads you straight to the glamorous marina. As is often the case, the old town is perched high above the modern centre, overlooking what seems like endless blue sea and beaches. The National Park of Circeo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Italy's oldest Neanderthal man was found here.
SABAUDIA - The main attraction of Sabaudia is the Lungomare - the wonderful 30 km stretch of white sandy beach that features sand dunes which give the beach an almost wild feeling in parts. There are some great little bars and restaurants to enjoy right on the water's edge.
GAETA - A popular resort town since the Roman times, Gaeta became the centre of sea-trade in the Mediterranean during the medieval period. The peninsula is often referred to as the Odysseus Riviera - the Jewel of Lazio, and has a beautiful harbour on one side, gorgeous beaches on the other and rich unspoilt natural reserves & mountains surrounding it. The beautiful medieval quarters of Gaeta are set along the edge of this peninsula, taking full advantage of the glorious harbour of the Tyrrhenian Sea, dominated over by the magnificent 6th Century Aragonese Angevine Castle.
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