Attractive stone house which has been completely renovated. It is on three levels measuring about 111 square metres with a private fenced courtyard of about 300 square metres. The courtyard is paved in porphyry stone and the property benefits from 16,500 square metres of land including mountain pasture and a wooded area.
The house is located in the Majella National Park and is surrounded by nature. It is in the municipal territory of Taranta Peligna, close to Lama dei Peligni/Palena and one kilometre from the largest Caves of central Italy the 'Grotte del Cavallone'.
The historic building, was formerly used as a furnace for gypsum production, given the abundant presence of the mineral in the surrounding land. At the end of the 90s, the building was the subject of careful and meticulous renovation, with particular attention and care to the selection of materials used and recovering unique architectural details such as the original oak lintels of the windows and the Majella stone face used in the original construction. One of the two ancient kilns was also recovered, with its characteristic cylindrical shape and the particular internal masonry. It is currently used as a technical room to service the house, transforming the building into a cosy and characteristic mountain house.
The property is accessed from the main road and a portion of the paved court is used as a parking space for two / three vehicles. The house is on three levels for a total habitable area of about 111 square metres, the main entrance is on the ground floor, and opens onto a large living area, with working fireplace, and dining area connected to the kitchen. The stairwell leads to the basement with a large room that can be used as a living room or a further bedroom with direct access to the courtyard, and a complete bathroom with shower cubicle.
The sleeping area is located on the first floor with sloping ceilings and a timber roof with exposed beams. It comprises a double bedroom and master bedroom. The landing has wardrobes and drawers. There is also a bathroom with shower.
The gas heating system is G.p.l. with an underground tank placed outside the court.
The house is immediately habitable and it will be sold semi-furnished.
The sale includes a large plot of land, adjacent to the house, of about 16.500 sqm used for mountain pasture and forest.
Ideal as holiday home surrounded by nature, but easy to access. Excellent investment for tourist rentals.
TARANTA PELIGNA - CHIETI PROVINCE
A small village which is on the slopes of the Majella massif in the upper River Aventino Valley. It stands at 460 metres above sea level and is of medieval origin. In the past it was famous for its woollen industry and the weaving of ‘taranta’ cloth. It is still a thriving industry with the renowned Merlino Wool Mill found in the town. It is still possible the see the 16th century channels, carved from local rock and used to transport water, required for the mills.
The village has food shops, chemist, restaurants, bar, petrol station and post office to service the 367 residents and each Friday there is a market selling local produce.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 73 km/1 hr 20 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 237 km/2 hr 46 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 251 km/2 hr 46 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 224 km/2 hr 32 min
Adriatic Coast at Fossacesia Marina - 50 km/56 min
Skiing at Pizzoferrato - 24 km/36 min