This property is a lovely detached 2-bedroom house in Arsita, Teramo province.
Nestled in a picturesque village in a stunning location in the Gran Sasso National Park, this traditional stone-built house has wonderful panoramic views across a tranquil valley to the majestic heights of the Apennines.
Originally built in c. 1550 but completely sound, the property was substantially renovated 10 years ago to provide modern standards of comfort and amenity while retaining the fine architectural detail and charm of the original. The renovation brings this property in line with the current anti-seismic regulations.
The Ground Floor consists of an open-plan living area with a working fireplace and a fitted kitchen with double sink, gas hob and an electric oven (all services are mains) There is a tall built-in fridge included. Along the entire front of the house runs a large terrace, ideal for watching the sunset and the sunrise, barbecue’s and of course alfresco dining. An unobtrusive open staircase leads to the First Floor where there is a large double bedroom with Paris-style balcony and shutters. A smaller bedroom (currently used as a study) can accommodate a guest bed under a single main bed. Also on the First floor is a bathroom with shower and bidet. There is ample covered loft storage space.
At lower ground floor level (below the terrace) are two traditional tavernas, one used as a store and the other as additional sleeping accommodation.
All the window frames and doors, fixtures and fittings are of the best quality, the bathroom is tiled in ceramic and the ground floor is of cream-coloured quarry tiles. Absolutely no work is required as this house is immaculately maintained and has the warm ambience of a family home. The price does not include the furnishings but they can be negotiated in the purchase.
The house is on an elevation that gives complete privacy to the terrace, is not overlooked by near neighbours and the village location saves it from any sense of isolation. Adjoining it are the remains of an ancient watch tower. Ideally suited as a permanent or holiday home rental, even a writer’s retreat, the current owners have lived here contentedly for many years and enjoyed the varied calendar of events that takes place in this community. These include an internationally famous folk-festival in August and organized walks and climbs by the club Alpienne. Arsita is also host to the Museo de Lupo which is open during the summer months. It is a short ride to campo Imperatori and also the famous ceramics town of Castelli. Arsita is 50 minutes’ drive from Pescara airport and 20 minutes from Penne, a larger medieval town with a modern hospital and other amenities.
Arsita arose in the late middle ages around a fortified castle on a site rich in pre-roman remains. Curiously the village was sold in the late 16th century to Margaret of Parma (daughter of Charles v), who is reputed to have had built this very house.
Connected to Rome by the A24 motorway, the journey takes about two and a half hours. The nearest motorway exit is approximately 28 k. Arsita has shops, restaurants and all the facilities. The nearest town is Bisenti and the distance to Penne about 24k.
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