A delightful detached house with large garden that nestles in the shade of a 500-year-old oak tree. It has views of the ‘calanchi’ of Santa Lucia and is only a few minutes from the medieval village of Elice.
The property has been renovated in recent years and retains all the characteristics of a country cottage - Palladian floors, double glazed windows and shutters, vaulted ceilings, internal wood-burning oven.
Immediately habitable, it is composed as follows:
entrance to a spacious living room with fireplace, kitchen and bathroom with shower on the ground floor. From the outside there is access a storeroom, where there is also the wood oven.
A comfortable external staircase, typical of country houses, leads to the first floor consisting of a large hallway, three bedrooms, two of which have a terrace overlooking the ‘calanchi’, and a bathroom.
There is space in the hallway to add an internal staircase.
There is the possibility of building a swimming pool.
Excellent for living all year round and for renting.
ELICE - PESCARA PROVINCE
Elice is a small Medieval village which rises on top of a hill between the delightful, historic towns of Penne and Atri. It is surrounded by rolling countryside, dotted with olive trees, and is located at the beginning of the Majella National Park. The population is 1,712 and the village is found at 259 metres above sea level.
The ancient centre originally developed around the large castle of Castiglioni and church of San Martino, which are connected by a vaulted passage. It was also home to a renowned tannery and a factory, producing terracotta and pottery. The best way to explore and admire the historic heart is on foot.
The area has a few bars, shops and restaurants with more facilities found in nearby, local towns.
Each year there are several festivals which celebrate ancient traditions and local foods. There is the opportunity to enjoy craft markets, tastings, music shows, games, flag wavers and locals dressed in Medieval attire.
The economy remains predominantly agricultural with excellent production of olive oil and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo red wine.
Elice is in a perfect location, midway between the mountains and Adriatic beaches.
DRIVING DISTANCED/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 31 km/39 min
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 174 km/1 hr 57 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 229 km/2 hr 34 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 203 km/2 hr 21 min
Adriatic Coast at Montesilvano - 22 km/29 min
Skiing (Nordic) at Voltigno - 36 km/49 min