3 bedroom country house for sale
Italy - Martina Franca, Taranto, Apulia
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- 2 great buildings perfect for dual living or annex or lettings
- CHARMING 2 bedroom villa and self contained 1 bedroom trullo
- Tranquil, private and IDYLLIC countryside location
- STUNNING VIEWS and wonderful landscape
- EXCELLENT CONDITION, ready to move in
- Land of 3785 sq m (0,95 acre)
- Pool is possible to install, 10 m x 4 m
- 10 minutes to FAMOUS baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA with all amenities
- 40 from the Adriatic sea and 30 km from the Ionian sea
- 1 hour to Brindisi international airport
In the countryside of Valley D'Itria 7 km from the nearest hill town Martina Franca and at a short distance from the world famous "White City" of Ostuni , is this holding consisting of two separate buildings perfect for dual living in a perfectly positioned location at the end of a cul-de-Sac.
With gated entry and fenced property this traditional country villa is spacious on 60 sq m. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a kitchen complimented on the outside of a large veranda that the owners love to use it has their outside dining room and in fairness who would blame them in this wonderful surroundings.
Next door is an original trullo stone house meticulously renovated to the high standard, with a massive 5 m high trullo cone and where your eyes are immediately court by the attention to detail.
Inside the Trullo you will find a wonderful kitchen that leads to the open plan dining room that makes this space practical and efficient Then a good size bedroom its complimented by the sweetest bathroom I have seen recently.....perfect .
The land of almost one acre (3785 sq m) raps around the two buildings and its well maintained and securely fenced, however the land on the east side it what has made me go wahoo.....it is a gentle little valley with its own pine forest that looks over a large valley further up and that gives you not only an amazing view but also a real magical sense of tranquillity and peace.
There you will also find the remains of an old trullo that sit there as a witness of time gone by among this sweet hills in Valle d'Itria and during my visit I was never tired to admire. This trullo would be possible to restore for additional accommodation.
Finally, let's not forget that this property has the opportunity to have a swimming pool installed which would make it a true jewel among this valley and just to remind you of its excellent location; 5 minutes to the local town of Martina Franca (7 Km) and 15 minutes to either Ostuni, the White City, and to Ceglie Messapica. Half hour to the Ionian Sea and 40 minutes to the beaches of Costa Merlata and Specchiolla on the Adriatic coast. 55-60 minutes to the International Airport of Brindisi!
This is an opportunity not to be missed.
EXTRA OPPORTUNITY: there is a 3 cone trullo ruin to be developed next door. It is for sale at 45,000 euro with land over 8,000 sq. m (2 acres)
Bari airport 1 hour 15 min
Brindisi airport 60 min
Martina Franca, the beautiful baroque town, 10 min
Ceglie Messapica, well-known for its fine dining, 15 min
Ostuni, the White city, 30 min
Alberobello, the UNESCO world heritage site and capital of 1400 trulli stone houses 30 min
Taranto, at the Ionian Sea, 30 min
Pulsano beach, at the Ionian Sea 30 min
Matera, the UNESCO heritage site with the rock caves 1 hour 20 minutes
The property is close to the town of Martina Franca for all shopping needs, cafes and restaurants as well as actually being in to the famous d'Itria valley and world famous trulli houses in beautiful surroundings. The drive to the beaches on the Adriatic coast is approximately 40 minutes with VillaNova, Rosa marina, Torre Canne and the nearby Capitolo, famous for its fine sandy beaches, restaurants and beach clubs. Also Savelletri, a charming fishing village, nowadays with an excellent range of restaurants, cafes and a beautiful marina beach front.
The Ionian Sea is closer (30 minutes) with the main attractions at Pulsano and Leporano marina and further south on the coastline you find Porto Cesareo, Santa Catarina , Santa Maria al Bagno and and Gallipoli
WHAT TO SEE:
The property has the advantage of being centrally located between areas of interest such as the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the beautiful white town of OSTUNI, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval town of ORIA; the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the beautiful POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice-cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the south.
SALENTO:In Salento the coastline is fascinating and you can drive by car a few hours along the Adriatic cost line and passing many fine sea villages, like OTRANTO and CASTRO Marina. Continue to Santa MARIA DI LEUCA and you are at the meeting of the two seas- the Adriatic and the Ionian.
Inland Salento there are a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialize with Italian neighbors, to walk to the piazza cafe and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day and nighttime. The townhouses often come with a garden and roof terrace. When you approach a simple door just of the street you will often be surprised to find that inside there is a little palace, a 50 sq m garden and with great views over the country side from the roof terrace.
In Sternatina and Martignano to the south of Lecce antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
MAGLIE is like a mini Lecce and with many fine buildings. Muro Leccese is smaller and also represent a small town/village with a fine architectural history. Cutrofiano popular for French holiday home ownership. Ruffano has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town center with very nice antique buildings for sale. Spongano again is a small village surrounded by olive grooves. 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.
Every were inland in Salento you see the vineyards and olive trees. Salento is a big producer of wine and olive oil, you can buy 5 liters Extra Virgin oil for about EUR 35.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. 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 CESAREO further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
So when you continue along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches. Gallipoli is fascinating city built on a peninsula and a marvellous old town. Further north east you find Santa Catarina which is a sophisticated place and many celebrities have holiday homes here during the hectic August summer time. A bit further comes the super Porto Cesareo with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
By air there you have two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached on the coastal motorway< Bari in the north in 1,5 hours and Brindisi in the south in 55 minutes. Both cities have ferry traffic to Greece, Albania and Croatia so it's possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
WHAT 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 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. Based in Canale di Pirro 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, 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 (there is one tennis club just 5 minutes away from the villa in Selva di Fasano) horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other 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. Wherever 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 coastline 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.
WHY BUY FROM CASAPUGLIA?
Firstly we are an English speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price for you.
Secondly we have personally inspected every property that we recommend to buy and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties which we believe offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia many properties are offered at unrealistic prices but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
We have many years of international property experience, including 10 years in London, and see investments in Apulia through an international perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialize in property management to ensure well maintained property for growth in property value.
We have a comprehensive range of local services:
- acting for the buyer - and not for the seller - by searching the market for the right property, negotiate the price and give advise through the buying process leading to completion of the purchase
- property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of you property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property's value
- project management; we can act as you local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment. We will also advise on any value added measures which could further enhance the capital growth of your property.
- lettings- we can assist you in the letting of you property and check in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.
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