Your new holiday home – 2 bed country cottage in lovely setting
Beautiful setting with a wealth of trees
Attractive drive-in to the property
Private and secluded location with easy road access
Can be extended making 3 beds & 2 baths
Pool 10 m x 4 m is possible to install
Large water cistern from flat roof potential terrace
10 min to local town with all amenities
25 min to the Adriatic Sea & sandy beaches
25 minutes from Brindisi International airport
PROPERTY OF THE DAY! A LOVELY cottage between Mesagne and San Vito in BEAUTIFUL TRANQUIL setting on 2 Acres – 8.000 sq m. BEAUTIFUL land with many olive and fruit trees. Living room, 2 double bedrooms. Covered veranda. Roof terrace potential Outbuilding. Possible to extend making a total living area of 90 sq
A few minutes from the road between San Vito and Mesagne is this little hidden gem; it is a cottage on 2 care land which 2 double bedrooms. It needs to be modernised with installing a bathroom and kitchen and can also be extended.
the cottage has a large covered veranda. as the roof is flat would be possible to make stairs to a roof terrace and get fantastic views over the olive and fruit trees.
The land is very beautiful and the whole place is tranquil and peaceful. the location sis private and secluded in a sought after enclave with a mix of summer houses and permanent living neighbours.
There in one outbuilding which has been the little room with a view, which would be possible to covert as a small guest house. There is a pizza/bread oven and a large terraced area for parking.
The property has its own water system by rainwater from the roof which is fed into a large water cistern, as is normal in the country side.
It would be possible to get permission for a swimming pool.
5 km south of San Vito dei Normanni (10 minutes from the nearest supermarket) on the road to Mesagne (14 km)
Good access to the main road SS 16 and the coastal motorway.
From the villa the beaches of the Adriatic Sea are easily reached in approximately 20-25 minutes (20 km). There 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.
Furtehr north along the coastyou find Torre Santa Sabina and Specchiolla, two of many seaside places with many beaches, restaurants and cafés.
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 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 choise of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; nearby Brindisi in approximately 20-25 minutes and
Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1 hour 15 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 your 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.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!