The property is located in the heart of the historic village of roccacasale and is set over 4 levels. Accommodation currently is as follows:
BASEMENT/GROUND FLOOR - Originally set up as a small shop but could be turned into a car garage or large lounge area/ cinema room.
FIRST FLOOR - Kitchen/ living area with open working fireplace.
SECOND FLOOR - Double bedroom opening onto a balcony.
TOP FLOOR - Bedroom and bathroom with seperate balcony terrace area.
The property has been re-wired for electricity and has new tiled floors throughout. There has also been a new bathroom installed and new double glazed windows and doors.
There are stunning views from the property overlooking the valley below.
There is also an adjoining property available under separate title. It is set over 3 levels and needs full restoration. It could be sold separately and eventually rented out. Alternative it could be joined with the existing house to develop one larger property. The options are endless.
Roccacasale - L’Aquila Province
A charming mountain village, built on the slopes of the Monte della Rocca at 450 metres above sea level. It is in the centre of the Abruzzese Apennines overlooking the Peligna Valley and close to the larger towns of Sulmona and Pratola Peligna.
Roccacasale has a population of 683 and its origin dates to the ancient settlement of Casali, known to have existed prior to 925 AD. Following the construction of the castle, the residential centre developed into a typical medieval, walled village. Exploring the roads that radiate from the castle, linked by narrow passageways between the fascinatingly old buildings, allow walkers to appreciate times past.
Tradition maintains that the ruins of Roccacasale’s towering castle are inhabited by fairies, who work evil spells on the unwary.
The typical products of the area include wine, mushrooms, olives, potatoes, beans, tomatoes and other minor crops. Pecorino cheese production is also excellent.
Roccacasale has a few shops, bars and restaurants whist the larger town of Sulmona, with all facilities, is only 12 minutes away, by car. Pratola Peligna can be reached in 5 minutes and has a food and flower market, every Friday. Both towns can be reached by bus.
Driving Distances/Travel Times (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 62 km/47 min
Ancona Airport - 223 km/2 hr 19 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 185 km/1 hr 56 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 159 km/1 hr 41 min
Adriatic Coast at Pescara - 67 km/49 min
Skiing at Campo di Giove - 29 km/35 min