This is a special property and proposition. The restored farmhouse is located in an isolated position with a 1 km private road leading to the house. It has superb views and is within the much sought after area of Città Sant’Angelo.
Included within the sale is land covering 20 hectares with various cultivations (olives, woods, etc.) and a small stream. The property is in excellent condition and was completely restored in 2001.
The restoration has respected all traditional forms and colours and has utilised all natural materials: cotto and wood for floors, wooden doors and fixtures. The roof is completely made of chestnut wood. The fireplace, ledges, chimney and various external finishings have been all made by a local artisan utilising old hand made bricks.
The property totals 480 sq. metres and is on 2 levels plus mezzanine. There are currently 3 different sized apartments, and 11 sq. metres of storage and 2 small external 5 sq. metre rooms. There are two porticos measuring 20/25 sq. metres respectively and a 14 sq. metre terrace on the 1st floor.
The first apartment totals 265 sq.metres and is laid out as follows:
Ground floor - living room with fire place connected to the upstairs heating system with radiators, kitchen and dining room, bathroom, storage room and utility room; all floors are in cotto.
First floor - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, storage room and a 34 sq. metre mezzanine; all floors are cedar wood parquet.
The second apartment is also on the ground floor and measures 110 sq. metres and accommodation includes:
- living room with fireplace, kitchen with sea views, a 20 sq. metres portico, bedroom and bathroom; the floors are in cotto.
The third apartment is on the first floor and measures 85 sq. metres and comprises:
- living/dining room with views towards the sea, kitchen, bedroom, studio, bathroom; the floors are cedar wood parquet.
The surrounding garden measures approximately 1,000 sq. metres and is equipped with a lighting system, automatic watering system (water is drawn from an artificial lake connected with 2 wells) and an 80 sq. metres swimming pool.
In addition, near the house are 2 wooden storage structures (50 and 25 sq.mt.) that can be used as garages. There is an underfloor heating system on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.
The property has received authorisation to operate as an Agriturismo. Fascinating property!
CITTÀ SANT'ANGELO - PESCARA PROVINCE
Città Sant’Angelo is one of the most sought after towns, in which to buy a property, due to its fabulous views and proximity to the coast. The town has even been awarded the prestigious title of ‘One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy’. It is located on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and has incredible views over the plains of Pescara to both the Gran Sasso mountains and the Adriatic coast. Its history can be traced back more than two thousand years and strolling around the narrow streets to discover its beautiful buildings, ancient churches, terracotta rooftops and panoramas is a must!
The town has many restaurants and bars. Its cuisine is influenced by the traditions of both Teramo and inland Pescara which includes the famous lamb kebab dish called ‘arrosticini’ – such a favourite of the area.
Amenities include an ATM, pharmacy and post office. There is an atmospheric market, each Wednesday, selling local produce such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, bread and meat. So much to tempt the taste buds.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 23 km/34 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 162 km/1 hr 44 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 253 km/2 hr 35 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 226 km/2 hr 21 min
Coast at Silvi or Montesilvano - 11 km/22 min
Skiing (Cross Country) at Voltigno - 38 km/52 min
Skiing (Alpine) at Passo Lanciano - 63 km/1 hr 5 min