2 bedroom house for sale
Italy - Ostuni, Brindisi, Puglia, CP16-01
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• All original features retained
• High vaulted ceilings
• Double terraces with sea view and views of old town
• Private garage and wine cellar
• 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and guest WC
• Open plan fully fitted kitchen
• Sitting room with fire place
• 20 minutes to the beaches
• 30 minutes to Brindisi international airport
The location is east facing towards the Adriatic Sea and the house has one balcony and two terraces, all with panoramic sea view as well as overlooking the old town and city walls. Ostuni is located at the hilltop at 250 m above sea level so you can imagine the views are spectacular.
From the property it is a few minutes' walk to the main piazza in the town. In a quiet corner of the town, the location is therefore brilliant! To reach the property by car there is no need to drive through the busy town but the property is easily reached from the south, making the trip down to the beaches short and comfortable. In minutes the motorway is reached which is distinct advantage. For visitors the public parking area is 200 m just down the road and the parking is free save for the summer months.
A newly built staircase with gentle steps takes you up to the first floor sitting room; interconnecting to two double bedrooms (15 and 10 sq. m). The bedrooms have a double, east facing full length balcony of 4,3 sq m overlooking the town walls and to the sea. The stairs lead up to the living room with open plan kitchen of 29 sq. m. the half landing has a guest WC and a cloak room. From the living room there is a terrace door to the lower terrace of 20 sq. m which is west facing. Here is ample room or al fresco dining. A further few steps takes you to the top larger terrace of 44 sq.m which has panoramic views- and a perfect sun deck.
The main entrance is one floor up from the street level where the garage is located. It has a beautiful wooden door and space for a small car. It has ample space for storage and the former water cisterns have been made accessible with fixed mounted ladders; one is a large storage room, the other a wine cellar with room for 800 bottles.
The garage level 23, 2 sq m plus two basement storage (cantina) of 9 and 4 sq m.
First floor level: 44,5 sq.m plus a balcony 4,3 sq. m
2nd floor level: 34,6 sq. m plus the terrace 20 sq m
Top floor terrace: 44 sq m
WHAT TO SEE:
From the townhouse the beaches of the Adriatic Sea are easily reached in approximately 20 minutes. Torre Santa Sabina is one of the nicest sea side villages and just down the road. On the coast line there several seaside places with many beaches, restaurants and cafés. A further 10 minutes to the south is the beautiful nature reserve TORRE GUACETO by the sea. It offers an attractive escape from beach resorts as here you find unspoilt beaches and no cars allowed. The parking is at the visitor's centre and there are organised nature walks, cycle trekking and snorkelling trips.
The town house has the advantage of being not far from main areas of world interest, such as the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the Trullo houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site: 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 caves of POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; and last but not least the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the South. Lecce can be reached in 45 minutes and has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amphibian theatre which is used for music and drama performances in the open during the summer season. Lecce is a wonderful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and, naturally, great shops.
Further to the south, inland SALENTO have 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 café and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day time and night time. The town houses often come with a garden and roof terrace and its fascination to open the simple door from the street - and inside almost like a little palace with a garden!
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. MURORO 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 centre with very nice antique 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.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Somewhat more elegant than the east coast. 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.
By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 70 minutes and nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 30 minutes.
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 of Bari lies GARGANO, the peninsula 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. 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 in Lecce, 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, kite-surfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are o-er 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 against 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.
Fast find: CP16-01
- Brindisi - Salento (International), 19.2 miles
- Bari Palese (International), 51.7 miles
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