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Characterful house in beautiful countryside

€ 179.000


Attractive HIGH QUALITY building ready to move in

2 bedrooms with permission to extend to 3 beds

Extra building to do up as a 2 bedroom guest annex

SWIMMING POOL possible to build

Very PRIVATE and SECLUDED location in own olive grove

LOVELY grounds of 1,8 hectares (4,5 acres)

Solar panel energy- no electricty bills!

8 km to nearest town

35 minutes to famous Torre Guaceto nature reserve & sandy beaches

30 min to Brindisi international airport



ATTRACTIVE country estate, fully MODERNIZED in a hacienda style with courtyard. Open plan kitchen with large fire place. Fully private and secluded location on 1,8 hectares of land. Gated entry. Permission to make 3 beds, 2 baths. Pool possible. Extra house to do up as guesthouse with 2 bedrooms.


A well developed country estate on 1,8 hectares. The location is great with 10 minutes to the local town, 30 minutes to the airport and 35 minutes to the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

The white painted main building had been well maintained and accommodation currently comprises 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen and lounge area with fire place. Planning permission has been granted for an extension making 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main house has an attractive courtyard in a hacienda style with storage rooms with beautiful wooden doors. There is a roof terrace for great views over the land with many mature olive trees.
On the other side of the main gated entrance is a n impressive stone building. it can be developed as a guest house for visiting family or friends or as a separate 2 bedroom letting unit, producing good income to pay for all outgoings. This unit is on a separate legal title and therefore the property can also be bought for duel living by two families.
A swimming pool is possible to install,subject to planning permission.
New plumbing, double glazed doors and windows, new electrics, new bathroom, floors, new gas central heating, restored water cistern, restored roof and stonework Progetto with full plans already approved for a 60 sq. m extension! All taxes and land registry fees paid. Main house has its own very efficient solar energy system – NO BILLS EVER! ENEL mains supply near entrance

Significant annual income from the nearly 100 mature olive trees through the sale of olives, grants and woods after pruning.

The property is located 11 km from San Vito dei Normanni and 8 km from San Michele salento
in the Salento plains and is 28 kilometers from cosmopolitan Brindisi, approximately 40 km from
famouseLecce- the Florence of the south- 58 km from Taranto and 124 km from Bari ( the commercial capital of Apulia) .

The district is flat, and is quite close to both the Adriatic Sea (about 27 km) and the Ionian Sea (about 40 km to San Pietro in bevagna).

The area has Mediterranean climate . The winters are generally mild, but it is not uncommon to see some snow on the coldest days. The summers are hot however, shown below the average climatic values:

Month Jan Feb Mars April May June July Aug Set Oct Nov Dec
max temperatures (° C) 12 13 15 18 22 27 30 30 27 22 17 14
Min temperatures (° C) 6 6 7 10 14 18 21 21 18 14 10 7
Precipitation (mm) 41 42 42 26 22 15 11 14 26 59 53 58

ORIA is close to the other famous towns in this fantastic area of Italy: within half an hour or so you can reach the baroque towns of Francavilla Fontana, Manduria ( famous for its red wines), Grottaglie ( famous for Beautiful pottery) and Ceglie Messapica.

The cottage has also the advantage of being not too far from main areas of world interest in the middle of Apulia 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 beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic Sea views; 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.

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. Contine 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 socialise with Italian neighbours, to walk to the piazza café and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day and night time. The town houses 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 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. Muoro 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.

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 Cesare further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.

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 Cesare with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
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 litres Extra Virgin oil for about EUR 35.


By air there is a choise of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 30 minutes.
and Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1,5 hour.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 facilitates 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!

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 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.
Refer also to our webpage

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Country: Italy
Property Id : 23524
Price: € 179.000
Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
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