Located in the countryside, not far from the pretty town of Villa Celiera is this immediately habitable and beautiful, detached house.
The property includes, a large garage/shed of about 94 sqm and its surrounded by 4,365 sqm of land.
The house is well maintained, is on 2 levels and accommodation comprises:
Ground floor – Entrance, large kitchen with storage, fireplace and pizza oven, open plan living room, under staircase storage and an ensuite bedroom. An internal staircase leads to the upper floor.
First floor – Corridor with 3 large bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside is an external courtyard with a lovely view towards the Majella mountain and surrounding area.
Next to the main property is a large garage/shed and good sized garden with a well.
The property is supplied by all facilities. This includes a heating system with underground gas tank, main sewage, internet, etc.
The property is both a perfect holiday or residential home.
VILLA CELIERA - PESCARA PROVINCE
This delightful town, at 714 metres above sea level, is located in a beautiful position surrounded by fabulous landscapes. It lies on a small ridge on the slopes of Mount Bertona, close to the Voltigno plateau and within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
Just outside the village are the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria di Casanova which was built in 1191 and was the first Cistercian community in Abruzzo. Although derelict and overgrown, the layout can still be discerned, especially with its mighty watchtower.
Being just minutes away from the plains of Voltigno with plenty of snow in winter, pursuits include cross-country skiing on well-groomed slopes, sledding and snow shoeing. In summer other activities include hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, mushroom foraging and hunting.
The economy of Villa Celiera is based on agriculture and animal husbandry and important food dishes include Maccherono alla Molinara, a substantial pasta dish with long dense strands typically served with a simple tomato, basil and pecorino cheese sauce; Patat alla cillarott which are thinly sliced potatoes, sautéed in olive oil with rosemary, bay leaves, dried chilli, salt and pepper; Zugotto cellarotto made from mushrooms, dried red peppers, wild garlic, ricotta, pecorino and fresh eggs. The town is also famous for the creation of arrosticini, a lamb skewer, that has become a favourite throughout Italy. All these tasty dishes are celebrated at local food festivals.
The 616 inhabitants enjoy access to a few amenities including well-known restaurants, bars, butchers, bakeries, pharmacy, post office and cash point. There is a market held each Tuesday morning.
DRIVING DISTANCES/TRAVEL TIMES (subject to traffic)
Abruzzo International Airport - 38 km/48 mins
Ancona/Le Marche Airport - 199 km/2 hr 13 min
Rome Fiumicino Airport - 252 km/2 hr 39 min
Rome Ciampino Airport - 226 km/2 hr 25 min
Adriatic Coast at Pescara - 43 km/48 min
Skiing (Nordic) at Voltigno - 3 km/6 min
Skiing (Alpine) at Passo Lanciano - 50 km/1 hr 6 min