The main body of the property was built in 1999 with works to its current condition being completed in 2014. The property has been built to anti-seismic regulations, with double glazing and central heating throughout. Property includes approx. 4,000 sq. m of land with 40 olive trees, fruit trees and an outbuilding.
The property is conveniently located on the periphery of the town of Bucchianico in the province of Chieti. It is a short walk to nearest supermarket, bars and restaurants, and 20 minutes-walk to the main square and is only a 20 min drive to the Adriatic beaches, 30 min drive to a ski resort and 30 min drive to Pescara International Airport.
Main door leads into spacious hallway/stairwell. Stairs and landings are covered in granite with wrought iron balustrades. Under-stair cupboard housing equipment for CCTV system overlooking the grounds.
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
Accommodation consists of hallway with doors leading to:
- Large lounge/diner with plumbing and power points for kitchen.
- Double doors to patio area, window.
- Bedroom with window overlooking courtyard.
- Fitted bathroom with shower cubicle and plumbing for washing machine.
- Tiled floors throughout.
- Door to garage/work shop area of 94 sq. m with 2 up-and-over doors.
FIRST FLOOR MAIN RESIDENCE APARTMENT
Fully fitted kitchen with granite work tops, 5-ring gas hob with large oven, integral dishwasher. Tiled floor. Double doors opening onto large balcony.
Spacious lounge/diner with laminate flooring, double doors opening onto covered terrace. Hi-tech biomass heating system with real flame, able to burn wood, wood pellets, nocciolino, corn, almond and walnut shells. This heating system supplies the radiators and hot water to the entire property.
Hallway leading to:
- Main bedroom with double doors opening onto balcony. Fully fitted shower ensuite with door opening onto another balcony. Walk-in wardrobe.
- Second bedroom with double doors opening onto balcony.
- Third bedroom/study.
Laminate flooring throughout. Fully fitted family bathroom.
2nd FLOOR APARTMENTS
Two-bedroom apartment comprises:
- Open plan lounge/diner/ fitted kitchen, with double doors opening onto balcony.
- Double bedroom 1 with double doors opening onto balcony.
- Double bedroom 2.
- Fully fitted shower room.
One-bedroom apartment comprises:
- Open plan lounge/diner/fitted kitchen, with double doors opening onto balcony.
- Double bedroom.
- Fully fitted shower room.
Floors in both apartments are tiled throughout.
Door from landing opening onto large tiled terrace area with wrought iron balustrades.
Outside areas immediately surrounding the property
Double, wrought iron electric gates open onto the front of the property which is mainly gravelled and can accommodate 6/8 cars. Some general planting together with 3 mature olive trees.
To the rear of the property, the ground is a combination of natural stone paving and gravel. Wooden above-ground Nordic plunge pool situated in a secluded courtyard with brick-built BBQ and decorative fountain/koi carp pond.
To the side of the property there is a raised vegetable patch of approx 150 sq. m with established fruit trees (cherry, plum, apricot, persimmon, fig, grape vines).
Outside area benefits from 4 x CCTV security cameras.
Attached to the property is 4,000 sq. m of land with 40 olive trees and a brick-built outbuilding of approx. 30 sq. m with power and water supply.
Solar panels heat a 300-litre water tank from May to Sept.
The property is in an elevated position surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and has 360-degree views taking in the valley below, the Majella mountain range, the Gran Sasso mountain range, the city of Chieti, the town of Casalincontrada and the town of Bucchianico.
The 2 upper apartments are used as holiday lets and certified accounts can be provided.The lettings business has consistently achieved a rating of between 9.5 and 9.7 from Booking.com.
The asking price of €495,000 includes all furniture, fittings, bedding, towels, crockery etc belonging to the 2 rental apartments. Villa Leonardo rental website also included.
The holiday rental business is currently run as a supplementary income but can generate a generous income if more time was devoted to it. The ground floor apartment could be upgraded and furnished to become another holiday rental and increase the total income.
The apartments could also be let on long-term rental contracts to locals as there have been many requests for this over the years.
BUCCHIANICO – CHIETI PROVINCE
Bucchianico is found in a charming position at a height of 330 metres above sea level. It is in the countryside amongst spectacular gullies and ravines together with well-tended vineyards and olive groves. There is also a delightful vista from the Maiella mountain to the Adriatic coast.
The village has early medieval origins and the historic centre is rich in ancient buildings. The main square was built at the beginning of the 1600’s and the village is known for its religious, historic and gourmet festivals which take place throughout the year.
With a population of 5,213 there are a few shops, restaurants, bars, banks and post office.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 22 km/29 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 187 km/1 hr 55 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 232 km/2 hr 19 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 206 km/2 hr 6 min
Chieti - 9 km/17 min
Adriatic Coast at Francavilla al Mare - 19 km/25 min
Skiing at Passo Lanciano - 31 km/40 min