BEAUTIFUL 170 sq.m 5 bedroom country home in famous Valley DÍtria
EXCELLENT condition, ready to move in
MODERN Swimming pool with garden views
SPACIOUS main house of 105 sq m 3 bedrooms
Additional self contained studio and restored Apulian trullo
GREAT terraced areas for al fresco dining
Roof terrace with fine views of the land
MATURE garden with many pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation
35 minutes to the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea
45 minutes to Brindisi International airport
Casa Pietra is a BEAUTIFUL country home in Valley D’Itria. EXCELLENT condition READY TO MOVE IN, consisting of SPACIOUS 170 sq.m. accommodation of 3 bedroom house, self contained 1 bed large studio and HISTORICAL 1 bed TRULLO. South-facing POOL. Land of 1 hectare gives privacy and lots of shade.
A private oasis in the beautiful Apulian countryside of the Valle d’Itria.
Come and enjoy a relaxing holiday home at Casa Pietra, a comfortable villa with adjoining studio and trullo which together can sleep up to nine people. The main villa has two double bedrooms and one single and sleeps five, sharing one bathroom and a modern kitchen with all amenities including dishwasher. The living room has high ceilings to keep you cool in summer, fresh white curtains, modern Italian sofas, occasional furniture, large dining table and chairs. There is a fire palce for wood logs which are used for the central heating, alternatively runs automatically on gas,
The original trulloof 16 sq.m. has been renovated to provide a delightful home for one or two people with living area, bed alcove and en-suite shower room.
The spacious studio with a double bedroom has a very comfortable futon, a small kitchen area and plenty of space, 36 sq m. It opens through French windows to a secluded terrace next to the pool area.
For most of the year you may live outside on the large well furnished terraces set in a beautiful hectare of private gardens with pine and almond and olive trees. There is a sunny outdoor swimming pool and plenty of shade to wile away the afternoon on one of the comfortable sun loungers. Enjoy fresh figs for breakfast from the ancient fig tree opposite the trullo.
From the property you can enjoy fine walks or bicycle rides in either direction and there is very limited traffic. To the main road between Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica it is less than five minutes.
WHAT IS NEXT IN THE AREA
The wealthy baroque town of Martina Franca is reached in 15-20 minutes. The town, renowned also for its grapes for the martini wines, offers wonderful architecture, excellent shops and excellent range of restaurants
Ceglie Messapica is the nearest town, well-known for its fine dining, is reached in 10-12 minutes
The property is located approximately 45 minutes from Brindisi Airport (54 km). To Bari airport approximately 1,5 hours. It is possible to take the train from the airports to Martina Franca and the distance from the house to the train station is 15 km.
The property is also close to the town of Locorotondo for all shopping needs, cafés and restaurants as well as actually being into to the famous d’Itria valley and world famous trullo houses in beautiful surroundings. The drive to the beaches on the Adriatic coast is 35 minutes with Costa Merlata, Torre Canne and the nearby Capitolo, famous for its fine sandy beaches, restaurants and beach clubs as well as Savelletri, a charming fishing village, nowadays with an excellent range of restaurants, cafés and a beautiful marina beach front.
The Ionian see is a litte bit further ( 55 minutes with the main attractions at Leprano marina and further south on the coastline you find Porto Ceasaro, 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 CATELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the beautiful white town of OSTUNI (20 minutes), 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. 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 socialize with Italian neighbors, 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.
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 CESARE further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
So when you contine along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches. Gallipoli is fashinating city built on a penninsula and a marvellous old town. Further north east you find Santa Catarina which is a sophisticated place and many celebrities have hoiliday 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.
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 and Brindisi in the south. Both cities have ferry trafic 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 penninsula 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. 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.
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.
Refer also to our webpage www.casapuglia.com.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!