This ancient former silkworm nursery (now farm-guesthouse/agriturismo) whose construction's period is unknown at present being so old, is located on a hill-top position with a spectacular 360° degrees-round view of the mountains, the sea and the town of Città Sant'Angelo.
The property comprises two main buildings, one of which has been almost totally renovated and currently hosts the restaurant, the guests' accommodation, the family house and several storage rooms.
The ground-floor of this building measures 476 square metres in total and comprises:
- The restaurant with its amazing exposed brickwork of the vaulted ceilings and the related kitchen;
- Bathrooms and entrance hall;
- 16 storage rooms/sheds that could be eventually turned into further living units.
The family and guests' accommodation is on the first-floor, comprising 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and two storage rooms. Floor area of this level is of about 300 square metres.
The top-floor needs complete renovation.
The other main building, which hosts the former silkworm nursery, has been partially renovated. The ground-floor hosts several storage rooms, cellars and stables (currently used for agricultural purposes) and has a floor area of about 223 square metres. There are 2 mini-apartments here, each with 2 bedrooms, dining room with kitchenette and bathroom.
The first-floor hosts the massive, original silkworm-nursery room as well as a huge terrace with extensive, breath-taking views of the sea, the Majella mountain range and the beautiful countryside. This level has a floor space of about 190 square metres.
The property comes with an agricultural land plot of about 6.5 hectares, almost the entire hill on which the dwelling is located, including organic-grown olive grove, fruit trees as well as farmland. The land is flat on the top and gently slopes down the hill. There is also an outbuilding which could be turned/enlarged to create a garage or differently used.
Distinctive features of the “rustic” character of this wonderful “antique jewel” are the ovens, where the maids used to cook the bread, the stone crusher and, of course, the water tanks. As soon as you walk into the property it is like stepping into the past and its genuine lifestyle, made of simple customs and people.
As an on-going business, the property already has potential to be further developed as a farm-guesthouse, B&B, self-catering apartments or whatever the investor might think best guarantees a successful improvement of the present situation. Local administrators are open-minded and flexible as to which use the property could have.
The town of Città Sant'Angelo has been awarded as one of the “Most beautiful medieval villages of Italy” and has got everything that appeals tourists such as a marvellous historical centre with several architectural treasures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, amazing views towards the Majella and Gran Sasso mountain ranges as well as towards the Adriatic Sea, lots of coffee shops and restaurants, hotels, a wide range of shopping malls, the motorway exit of Pescara North and one of the most attractive countryside of the region, full of vineyards and olive groves.
The beach resorts of Montesilvano and Silvi are a 15 minutes' drive, while the town centre is at about 3 minutes driving distance from the property but there are shops and basic amenities nearby as well. The A14 motorway is about 10 minutes away; within 5 minutes you can reach the shopping malls while the International Airport in Pescara is a 25 minutes' drive.
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