This attractive house is of traditional stone construction with very thick walls. It has been fully restored to anti-seismic regulations whilst keeping original features (exposed stone, beamed wooden ceilings and tiled roof). All windows are wood effect and double glazed with shutters.
It offers a fantastic opportunity to buy a country house with existing potential for rental income.
The house is on 2 levels and accommodation is as follows:
The main entrance is on the upper ground floor and consists of 2 large bedrooms, large bathroom, lounge, fully fitted kitchen with balcony and amazing mountain views. Heating is by pellet stove and wood burner.
A separate entrance is on the lower ground floor which hosts a large modern kitchen/living room with pellet stove heating, bathroom with shower, one large bedroom and large terrace. There are 2 large storage rooms accessed separately from the terrace.
The gardens have been landscaped in a natural manner using local materials. A spa tub is situated on the lower terrace. There is a large meadow in front of the house which would be perfect for a swimming pool or maybe for horses etc.
There is a large vegetable plot, barbecue and seating area, chicken coop, garage and garden storage shed. The garden has a selection of walnut, fig, cherry, pear and plum trees.
The house is in a beautiful rural setting with outstanding views of the Gran Sasso mountains and particularly the Corno Grande, yet is only 7 minutes away from Bisenti.
CASTELLI - TERAMO PROVINCE
Occupying one of the most dramatic settings in Abruzzo, the small town of Castelli is on a spur in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. It is surrounded by thick forests and the stark, dramatic cliffs of Monte Camicia, which soars to a height of 2,564 metres above sea level and is popular with experienced climbers.
The town belongs to the prestigious ‘Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages’ programme and is located at 497 metres above sea level. Although there aren’t many sites in Castelli itself there are still some 16th Century buildings to admire. Its charm, however, lies in the many attractive views along alleyways which are framed by mountain peaks and dense forests.
Due to the large deposits of clay found in the area, Castelli has long been known in Abruzzo and beyond for hand painted ceramics, particularly from the Middle Ages until today. There is even a Ceramics Museum, installed in an old Franciscan Convent, which displays many historic items. There is also a ceramics trade fair, held every August, and craft shops in the historic centre, offer visitors and residents, alike, the possibility of precious purchases.
Castelli and the surrounding area, boasts many good restaurants.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 64 km/1 hr 31 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 178 km/1 hr 55 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 195 km/2 hr 16 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 169 km/1 hr 59 min
Adriatic Coast at Roseto degli Abruzzi - 55 km/1 hr 2 min
Skiing at Prati di Tivo - 50 km/1 hr 4 min