Beautiful, country house of approximately 240 sqm completely rebuilt from an old ruin, maintaining the original materials and features where possible.
Ground floor - Spacious entrance hall with vaulted brick ceiling, living area with fireplace, very large open space kitchen with dining area leading out onto covered, travertine-paved patio benefiting from magnificent views of the Gran Sasso and Majiella mountains. Shower room, laundry room, boiler/technical room, garage for two cars. Beautiful staircase leading to the first floor.
First floor - Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, of which one is en-suite. From the passageway there is access onto a large panaramic terrace and a further staircase to an additional double bedroom in the tower.
The property was completed in late 2011 and is built using a mixture of modern materials, with high-quality insulation (walls are 40cm thick) on an earthquake proof foundation. The upstairs has traditional chestnut exposed beams and solid chestnut internal doors. All windows are double-glazed, also chestnut, with external shutters upstairs, and internal shutters/wrought iron grilles downstairs. The house is finished to a high standard inside; the floors downstairs are travertine in the entrance and ‘cotto spagnolo’ in the kitchen/dining area and the lounge. Family bathroom and shower rooms have high-quality sanitary ware and showers are thermostatically controlled, HansGrohe units. The stairs are in travertine and oak with a wrought iron banister; the upstairs floors are all solid oak. Heating is under floor heating which is run off a solar-thermal system & gas condenser boiler. The kitchen is hand-built in painted wood with travertine work surface; double sink & all appliances are SMEG (included in the sale). Mains water supply but there is an external well which has a pump and is linked to sprinklers for the garden.
There are approximately 2 hectares of land that come with the house where there is a selection of olive trees (both ancient and more recent planting) plus a mixture of fruit trees; various types of plum, cherry, apple, pear, apricot and fig.
ATRI - TERAMO PROVINCE
The beautiful town of Atri is located 450 metres above sea level and has a population of 10,772. It has pre-Roman origins and is one of the oldest cities in Italy. Some believe that is even gave its name to the Adriatic Sea. The town of Atri is also considered to be one of the most important historical, cultural and artistic centres in Abruzzo with many architectural gems, ancient churches and museums to investigate.
For food and wine lovers Atri boasts excellent restaurants, bars and cafés where you can enjoy good local food and wine. There is a market each Monday which is great for buying local produce and delicacies including Pan Ducale (nut bread), Pecorino Cheese and Licorice Liquore.
The town has fantastic views to the snow-capped Gran Sasso range of mountains and, with its proximity to the coast, it is an excellent place to live.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 45 km/39 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 150 km/1 hr 31 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 222 km/2 hr 27 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 195 km/2 hr 14 min
Adriatic Coast at Pineto - 11 km/14 min
Skiing (Nordic) at Voltigno - 50 km/1 hr 10 min