3 bedroom detached house for sale
Italy - Carovigno, Brindisi, Apulia
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- SEA VIEW in FAMOUS NATURE RESERVE
- 3 bedroom villa plus 1 bedroom ANNEX
- WELL MAINTAINED & READY TO WALK IN
- BEAUTIFUL land of 4 hectares with great fields to grow vegetables and herbs
- WALKING DISTANCE to the sea for your morning swim
- Perfect as HOLIDAY home or RETIREMENT home
- EXCELLENT LETTING prospects
- On the ground infinity type POOL possible to install
- 6 min by car to local village
- 15 min to Brindisi international AIRPORT
This is a very special occasion to buy a modern villa ready to walk in in the fabolous Torre Guaceto nature reserve by the sea.
The distance to the Adriatic Sea is less than 1 km and there is a small passage under the motorway where you can walk or bicycle to the beach.
The property is easily reached by the exit from the motorway in less than five minutes. There is a country lane leading up 400 meters to the property, passing a few residential properties on the way up. On the other of this lane is a wide open field
There are two buildings:
The accommodation of the 90 sq m villa comprises an open plan fully fitted kitchen and spacious living area with A/C and fireplace. The kitchen has a separate door to access the covered veranda; there are three double bedrooms and one bathroom. Plumbing has been prepared for gas central heating.
The accommodation of the annex comprises one large room, where a kitchenette can be fitted, a bathroom, outside pizza oven and a third bathroom.
Both buildings are well maintained with a terraced area between them. You stand on top of the property with the adjoining land being on about 3-4 meters lower level.
The views are stunning - to the Adriatic sea and the famous Torre Guaceto tower building, over your own land. There are no immediate buildings next to the property so it is private and secluded.
There is a separate entrance for access to the land.
if you were to find the land to big for you, it comes in separate legal parcels and can be sold off to neighbors.
Further up the road is a well known masseria which was used as a private residence during the Mussolini times, now a B & B.
The villa is well placed to reach shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. To the nearest village, Serranova, it is a 10 minute drive and here you find a grocery store/cafe, the post office and the village church. The nearest towns are San Vito dei Normanni and Carovigno both reached in 14-15 minutes
Torre Guaceto is a Nature land and marine Reserve of 3300 hectares. Serranova is the centre of the Reserve. There is a visitor's center on the main street that tells you all about the area.
Torre Guaceto offers a wonderful light and noise pollution free environment. Still within ten minutes you can be in the lively seaside resorts of Torre Santa Sabina ( 9 km) and Specciholla (6 km).
The ancient, Roman olive tree groves surrounding Serranova are magnificent and it's fantastic to cycle or drive through. The trees roots come out of the ground like twisted legs and the branches look like arms. The thick trunks are scored and have large knots almost looking like faces, it reminds you of the trees in the Lord of the Rings.
When you drive through the park spring and summer time you are almost deafened by the noise of the crickets sitting in the trees.
Serranova is a versatile area ideal for families looking for a holiday of sun, sea and activities. Santa Sabina and Specchiolla are sea side resorts full of fish restaurants and shops. Northern Italians choose Apulia as the most popular destination. Couples looking to relax and chill or have a romantic long weekend, its only 2 hours flying from the UK so weekends are feasible. Groups looking for a larger location in which to share. Walkers and Bikers can enjoy the wonderful sand dune beaches of Torre Guaceto, Lecce, Brindisi and Alberobello. Those looking for more modern history can visit the WWII landing sites at Gallipoli or Taranto.
Summer or winter when you fancy a week or a long weekend, within a couple of hours flying you can be in a sunny environment and eating figs straight from the tree.You and your guests may come to the villa and location for different reasons. Some come to take in the winter sun and chill out, others what to just crash out summertime at the beach.If you go to the beach late at night you might see the locals, wading into the water to catch sea life. It is funny watching them with little lamps strapped to their heads, their net on the back, olive oil in an old washing up liquid bottle and a spear. They squirt a little drop of olive oil on the surface and the squid go crazy!!!
Everyone in the local area know each other and you can expect a visit from the local farmers bearing gifts of locally grown produce.The owners are growing vegetables on small fields close to the villa.
The surrounding area has no building more than two floors; so no large hotels, condos or apartments blocks.The area has many small towns and local restaurants that serve locally caught fish and sea food.
The beaches are ideal family places. Shallow coves and protected areas make the visit to the beach a pleasure. The beaches are deserted in the winter and very rarely busy at other times. July and August get busy with Italians from the north but the whole experience of watching Italian families interact is excellent.
If your holiday is not just for sun but you are interested in walking and cycling. Unlike other areas of Apulia, salento with Serranova and Torre Guaceto is flat land for easy biking.. There is one main dual carriageway down the coast and the rest of the roads are unchanged for hundreds of years.
The warm temperature combined with the evening rain turns the hedgerows and fields around Torre Guaceto into a spectacular site of colors. Wild flowers of all shapes and sizes. Torre Guaceto beaches are small and exclusive and there are no hotels or fast food places in site for 20 km Bliss!!!! In the summer mobile food and drink units go to the beach, the best of both worlds.
WHAT MORE TO SEE:
The villa 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 Trulli houses of Alberobello- an UNESCO World heritage site: the beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; 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 15 -20 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 socialise 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 daytime and nighttime. The townhouses 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 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 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, and 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.
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 1 hour 15 minutes and nearby Brindisi in the South in approximately 15-20 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 Traini, 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 socialising; 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. Scuba diving and fishing is available in Santa Sabina. Torre Guaceto nature reserve also extends out to sea so the coastline presents a heaven of sea life, ideal for snorkelling.
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 other options for the active minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
Southern Italy is warm and friendly and the temperature in Serra Nova is temperate all year round. Even in the cold of January it doesn't drop much below 15c. Serra Nova has a micro climate
The temperature in Apulia is very temperate. The summer months can get to 40c ideal for those sun lovers. May, June and July, Sept tend to be 25 to 30c. March, April and October in the 20c.
Winter temperatures; Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. ranges from 10c to 25c, it depends on the sun. We have had weeks of endless sunshine during the "Winter". Places like Ostuni, Fasano and Cisternino are very hilly and can even have occasional snow falls. The temperature can differ between these cities by 10c.
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 specialise 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 advice 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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