An attractive and classical farmhouse which has been carefully and delightfully restored using original materials. The sympathetic works have managed to combine both modern facilities and a warm family atmosphere, so much loved by Italians. The original structure consists of a brick-faced facade spread over two floors.
The ground floor has a living room of about 30 sqm which is equipped with a corner fireplace, vaulted ceiling and a hard wearing concrete/resin floor.
The first floor is accessed by both an internal wooden staircase and a traditional external staircase. There is a landing, spacious bedroom, which features a bathroom with shower and amenities.
A newly designed boiler heats all rooms in the house with original cast iron heaters. The roof has been completely reconstructed by retrieving vintage cotto tiles and by wrapping all of the compressed lamellar beams which are in sight.
The new part is built on the footprint of the ancient stables, with 25 "poroton" blocks and a wall of expanded polystyrene foam. This is in order to comply with current regulations, but above all to allow for the containment of energy consumption in winter. The ceiling is made up of a "Trieste" style beam wrap and complemented by perling.
The brick-framed openings are equipped with English wooden windows with exterior and internal doors. The large panoramic glass doors, with sea views, open onto the large kitchen which is the true heart of the house and measures 25 sqm.
From the short corridor, with two wooden lofts, there is access to a storage room, a second bedroom which overlooks the valley and the bathroom with bath and amenities.
The newly designed boiler heats all of the rooms in the house with original cast iron heaters. The roof has been completely reconstructed by retrieving vintage cotto tiles and by wrapping the compressed lamellar beams.
The brick-framed openings are equipped with English wooden windows with exterior and internal doors (vintage manicure). The large panoramic glass with sea views opens onto the large kitchen, the true heart of the house, measuring 25 sqm.
From the short corridor, with two wooden lofts, there is access to a storage room, a second bedroom overlooking the valley and the bathroom.
The building complies with current anti-seismic regulations. Both roofs have been rebuilt with modern "ventilated" technology to ensure an ideal environment within the house.
This lovely property is on a substantial plot of land measuring approximately 10,500 sq. metres. It includes an orchard with over 60 fruit trees; a large lawn with vines and kiwis; a deep well of 30 metres; a nice courtyard; some forest and a dozen olive trees. Around the house there are old oaks and other trees, shrubs, hedges, as well as a huge variety of flowers and ancient roses. The granite terraces and wooden walkways complete the decor of the garden.
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/Approximate Travel Times (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 23 km/34 min
Ancona 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