This exclusive brick-built, fully renovated villa was originally a noble mansion dating back to the 17th century which has had several extensions over the centuries. It was a typical 550 square metre farmhouse of the area which was owned by a rich landlord during the 19th century and then left to the farmers’ families.
Nowadays the villa, with the attic, garage and cellars, covers 800 square metres divided as follows:
-the ground floor, 276 square meters, hosts an entrance hall, huge lounge with adjacent living room, studio with library, kitchen/diner, another dining room with second living room/reception, bathroom. To complete the living space there are further 80 square metres on the outside which boast a wooden porch with sitting area, BBQ and oven which have been painstakingly renovated with bricks and clay.
There is also a very nice sink built with old oak boards and stones dating back to the 16th century found in an antique water tank.
-The basement floor, of about 140 square metres, is used as garage (with enough room for 4 cars) and storage room/cellar. There is also a large boiler room (2 powerful boilers provide gas heating for the house) and a spare water tank. This level is linked to the upper floor, to the porch and to the drying room.
-The first floor covers the same floor area of the ground floor (276 square metres), 203 of which are living space while the remaining 73 square metres boast a huge terrace. This level comprises the following rooms: spacious master bedroom with wardrobe and en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi, shower and double sink), 3 further bedrooms (one of which has a balcony and another one leading to the massive terrace), a hobby/entertaining room and another bathroom.
-The second floor hosts the attic which is currently not finished and was meant to be used as guests’ accommodation with kitchen, living room, studio, library, 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
Every bedroom in the house has TV, telephone and Internet connection. This fascinating property is set in its own private green and lush park of about 3.500 square metres, enriched with the typical scented and colourful flowers and herbs of the Mediterranean vegetation.
The garden, which has also a well and related irrigation system, is a real oasis of calm and tranquillity and offers great relief during the hottest days of the summer season. There was also a volley ball court which has been removed and the owner has got a project for a swimming pool, while the BBQ area is an ideal spot for outdoor meals with family and friends.
The villa is certainly an exclusive property like a few others in the area as it has been tastefully refurbished preserving the traditional, precious architectural features and re-using the original materials like the stone and bricks thanks to a high level of craftsmanship.
The internal part has been restored to the highest standard and guarantees all the comforts of a modern villa like the Iroko floors, wooden and crystal glass windows, marble tables in the kitchen etc.
Therefore the dwelling is a perfect combination of luxury, thanks to the modern finish and rustic/traditional style, thanks to the amazing brickwork of the vaulted ceilings in the lounge and living rooms.
The unique location (on a hillside but surrounded by flat land and open countryside with olive groves and vineyards), within easy reach of the sea (of which you can admire a nice view from the house) makes it an ideal place for everyone wanting to be able to reach the coast in a short driving time. Francavilla al Mare and its seaside resorts are within a 5 minutes’ drive (2.5 kilometres), the International Airport in Pescara is 7 minutes away while in 10 minutes you can get onto the A14 motorway. Pescara city centre is 7 kilometres away, the other large town nearby, Chieti, is 10 kilometres from the villa. Both cities are very well-connected (bus passes every 20 minutes). The Majella mountain range and its ski resort, Passo Lanciano, can be reached in about 40 minutes. The nearest restaurant is 400 meters away but there is a fairly good selection within the distance of 1 or 2 kilometres.
These features make the property perfect to be used either as private accommodation or as a B&B/Agriturismo, self-catering holiday lettings and so on.
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