OUTSTANDING RIGH CALIBER HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS
HIGH QUALITY REFURBISHMENT OF 100 YEAR OLD MANOR HOUSE
5-6 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 3 RECEPTION ROOMS ON 2 FLOORS
SELF-CONTAINED 2-3 bed GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
PATIO, TERRACES, CAR PORT AND GARAGE
ADJACENT 1000 SQ M LAND PLOT WITH TREES
TRANQUIL LOCATION AT END OF CUL DE SAC
SPACIOUS ROOF TERRACE FOR ENTERTAINMENT
5 MINUTES TO STORES AND RESTAURANTS
45-55 minutes to Brindisi or Bari international airports
At high altitude with PANORAMIC view to the SEA this IMPOSING refurbished luxurious 2 storey home offers QUALITY living in sought-after top end residential area. In quiet end of cul de sac, Accommodation comprises 5-6 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 2 reception rooms, patio, roof terrace, garage. A pool is possible to build.
The manor house of approximately 270 sq. m living area in a prestigious position with panoramic views has been carefully modernised by its current owners and offers an outstanding luxurious accommodation with 3 reception rooms 5-6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on 2 floors.
Each floor is self-contained and both has direct car access and easy parking with garage on the ground floor and a car port on the second street level. There is an external staircase interconnecting the two floors but are separate, independent and fully private.
The entrance gate of the top floor leads into a large terraced area with the car port to the left and to a panoramic view point with the entrance door of the villa to the right via a covered veranda. The accommodation of the top floor of approximately 160 sq m comprises a 57 sq m spacious living room with a fire place and dining area with large windows with valley and sea views. The fully fitted kitchen, also with sea view, of 13 sq m has a terrace door leading to the south west facing veranda for al fresco dining and overlooking a small fenced garden area with a terrace, BBQ and utility room. This garden level can also be reached via a gate from the small street.
The top floor accommodation offers also 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sitting room, a library and a study.
An internal staircase takes you up to the large roof terrace with 360 degree views to the Adriatic sea, the valley the green hills, towards Locorotondo and Selva di Fasano
The modern and beautifully refurbished self contained ground floor 2-3 bedroom apartment of 110 sq m has its own terraced area for dining al fresco and the entrance door leads into a welcoming spacious living room.
Accommodation on the ground floor comprises the 43 sq m living room with ornamental fire place and open plan fully fitted kitchen with large windows with the panoramic sea view; a long corridor leads to the bedroom area; the three spacious bedrooms (about 18 sq m each) have all south facing windows with sea view. One of the three bedrooms is currently subdivided into a walk-in wardrobe and a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer. There is a large bathroom with shower unit and a separate cloak room.
The property is connected to mains electricity.
Central heating is by gas and wall mounted radiators.
The property has two water cisterns; one is fed by rain water from the flat roof and used as a back up; the other is located on the separate land plot and contains up to 20.000 litres of fresh water. This cistern is filled up by water deliveries by lorry and by a pump system is fed to the building.
The property is located in a private cul-de-sac in Laureto, which is a top end residential area located on the hilly side immediately above the town of Fasano. The prosperous area has several big mansion houses and a pleasant area for walks.
It is a 10 minute walk to Laureto centre and its three restaurants, bar, grocery stores, butcher’s, fruit stand and bus stop.
By car it’s 5-10 minutes to the small picturesque centre of Selva di Fasano for its popular café and fine dining at several restaurants.
A shopping galleria called Quino Colore is 10 minutes towards Locorotondo.
The main town Fasano, with 40 000 inhabitants, has an excellent supply for all shopping needs and here you find quality shopping pharmacies, hair dressers, banks, cafe’s, bars and there are half a dozen of butchers, fishmongers and more than 15 small fruit & vegetable shops, including mini markets in many corners.
The distance to the nearest beaches is about 4 miles (less than 20 minutes) downhill to Savelletri, a small charming fishing village. Here is nice to take a pre-dinner stroll along the shore, having a drink at a seaside terraced bar and dine at one of several restaurants serving fresh seafood, fish and vegetables. 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 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 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; the famous baroque city of Lecce which is called the Florence of the south.
By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached within the hour; Bari in the North (80 km) and Brindisi ( 64 km) in the south are reached in 45-55 minutes. Both cities have ferry traffic to Greece, Albania and Croatia so it’s possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
MORE TO SEE
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 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. 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 not in favour of 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 CASA PUGLIA?
Our vision is based on the concept of introducing the Apulian life style to you.
In doing so our aim is to make your purchase process a most enjoyable one and our consultants are here to provide answers to all your questions, including if you are considering relocating to Apulia.
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.
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 www.casapuglia.com.
We at the CasaPuglia team look forward to hearing from you soon!