House in Italian Hilltop Town. Abruzzo, Italy. FOR SALE or EXCHANGE
Sale price: £99,950.00 make an offer
Last update: 18.03.2015
Seller's location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Sort By:||For Sale|
|Building Feature:||Semi- Detached|
|Provide With:||Roof Terrace, Balcony, Basement, Central Heating, Double Glazed, Entryphone, Fireplace, Fitted Kitchen, French Windows, Garage|
|Kitchen Facilities:||4 Burner Cooker, Oven, Fridge, Microwave|
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House in Italian Hilltop Town. Abruzzo, Italy. FOR SALE or EXCHANGE for sale
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For Sale or Exchange £99. 50 UK Pounds for Private Sale No Estate Agent Fees To Pay All Serious Offers Considered
The house is also with a local estate agent. if you prefer to purchase that way.
*** We would consider an exchange for a property in the UK for holiday or residential letting. However it would need to be of equal or lower value. with cash adjustment ***
Ryanair Flights are available to Pescara (just a 40 min drive through the countryside)
Just 40 mins from Pescara Airport 2. 5 hrs drive from RomeRyanair FlightsTraditional House with characterEasy to maintainFully Furnished & Equipped (included in the price!)Roof Terrace3 Bedrooms. 2 BathroomsGarage2 min walk to small shops and cafesLovely Location in Medieval Hilltop Town. chosen as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy"Lake & Nature Reserve just outside the townSki resorts within a 1 hour driveBeach 40 mins driveGran Sasso National Park 20 mins drive Excellent English Caretaker availableSecure location when unoccupiedwww. houseinabruzzoforsale. co. uk The house is easy to maintain and an ideal "lock up and leave" holiday home. Also great as a holiday rental (see comments below) or as a permanent home. It comes fully furnished and equipped to a high standard. All included in the price. except for a few small items we would like to keep.
We have an excellent English caretaker who lives in a nearby village and who would be happy to continue cleaning/changeovers. should you require it. or to just keep an eye on the house.
Location. Between the sea and the mountains The town of Penne The house is situated within the historic heart of the medieval. walled hilltop town of Penne. nbsp;in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Tucked away down a quiet side street (with very friendly neighbour's). nbsp;yet only a 2 min walk from the piazza and a very good range of small shops. restaurants & cafes. There are also a few small museums and a shaded children's play area. Penne is a real gem of a town about 20 mins drive from the Gran Sasso National Park. It has it's own lake and WWF Nature Reserve. and is surrounded by wonderful countryside including vineyards and olive groves. A busy market fills the town every Saturday morning. and there is a supermarket and swimming pool just outside the town.
The town of Penne has been defined as the 'Town of Bricks' due to it having been built almost entirely in cotto terracotta (which was also used to pave the narrow streets) on the top of four hills. On two of which the medieval centre still rises between the valleys of the Tavo and Fino rivers. To the west. the mountain ridge of the Apennines is visible just a few kilometres away.
The ancient town centre is well preserved. a maze of narrow. cobbled alleys surrounded by 15th century walls. The main access to the town is particularly picturesque. through the S. Francesco gate (see photo). I Borghi più belli d'Italia is an association of small Italian towns of strong artistic and historical interest. It has chosen 206 "Most beautiful villages in Italy " and Penne is one of them. The Region of Abruzzo
Still relatively undiscovered and situated midway down Italy's Adriatic coast (opposite Rome). nbsp;Abruzzo has been described as the "Green Heart of Europe" and is Italy's most protected region. A third of it's 11. 00 sq km area is designated as National Park and is home to rare wildlife such as Marsican bears. Apennine wolves. wild cats. chamois and golden eagles. It really is one of Italy's most beautiful and unspoilt regions. Not forgetting the cuisine. history. art. pottery. monuments. fantastic architecture. castles. "Little Tibet". ancient traditions and lively festivals. It is also home to the Calderone. which is Europe's most southern glacier.
Geographically is it more of a central than southern region. although ISTAT (the Italian Satistical Authority) consider it part of southern Italy.Skiing (within 1 hours drive) - There are 16 separate Ski areas in Abuzzo. which cater for all levels. The season runs from December to early April. Beaches (40 mins drive) - Abruzzo beaches stretch along 129 km of warm Adriatic coastline. 21 of which have been awarded Blue Flag Status. Sweeping sandy beaches characterise the northern provinces of Abruzzo (one of the nicest is at Pineto where the sandy beach is lined by pine trees). The southern beaches' "piece de resistance" is the old Romanesque fishing town of Vasto with its sandy marina.
Casa Suzanna is a lovely old traditional house with character. It is spacious and well laid out with good sized rooms. high ceilings. ceramic tiled floors through out and wooden shutters. All rooms have gas central heating and double glazing.
The house has been used as a holiday rental. We have an English caretaker who lives locally and would be happy to continue cleaning/changeovers. should you require it. nbsp;or to just keep an eye on the house. It is fully furnished and equipped. and most rooms have recently been decorated. The gas boiler heats water on demand. www. houseinabruzzoforsale. co. uk Ground Floor
Basement: Used as a garage. nbsp;with wooden double doors. light. nbsp;and a reserve water tank for use during water stoppages
Two separate storage rooms: Both are accessed from the alley way at the side of the house (see photo. Casa Suzanna is on the left).
Stairs from just inside the front door lead to the first floor.
First Floor Arranged in a semi open plan style. Brick arches separate the kitchen. dining room and sitting room. Entrance hall: With useful front door entry phone and built in book shelves. (see photo)
Bathroom (1): Built in cupboard & shelves. White Bath with hand held shower. hand basin and vanity unit with large mirror. bidet & WC. Extractor fan. Dining Room: Window to side alley way. nbsp;open fire place. Large wooden table which seats 8 people. TV point Sitting Room: Spacious with traditional vaulted ceiling. Small TV (a satellite dish has been fitted). window to side alley way and French doors to small "Juliet balcony" at the front of the house. Kitchen: Marble work tops and wooden cupboards. Double sink. 4 ring gas hob with extractor hood. Full size oven. Microwave and Fridge/Freezer. Central heating boiler. Window to side alley way. Second Floor Landing: Front door entry phone. window and access to the roof terrace through an opening in the ceiling. Roof Terrace: Recently been covered in new felt. There is a low wall to three sides and railings to one side. There is a metal door onto the terrace. The terrace area is about the same size as bedroom 2. and is directly above it. The view from the roof terrace is very nice. over the roof tops towards the monastery (see view photo). Please note. that to use the terrace a stair case needs to be made from the landing. Bathroom (2): White Hand basin. wall cabinet with mirror. bidet. Shower cubical. nbsp;WC. Alarm cord and Washing machine (a line for drying clothes is attached to the side of the house. see photo. Casa Suzanna is on the left). Window. Bedroom 1: Exposed oak ceiling beams. large built in wardrobe. window to side alley way and french doors to front . TV point. Double bed Bedroom 2: Large window to side alley way. TV point. Double bed Bedroom 3: Window to side alley way. Two sets of bunk beds Airports The easiest way to get there from the UK is to take a Ryanair flight from Stansted Airport to Pescara. Penne is then just a 40min drive. through the countryside. Alitalia flights are also available from London (Heathrow & London City Airports) to Pescara The drive across country. from Rome. is very scenic and takes about 2. 5hrs. Pescara Airport (30km) 40mins drive
Ancona Airport (180km) approx 2hrs drive Rome Airports (225km) approx 2. 5hrs drive. Some comments from rental guests. "What a gorgeous house in a delightful village! Loved morning cappucino and evening aperitfs at Bar Centrale"Mr L Florida "Lovely house. town. nbsp;spectacular scenery. Trattoria Quenta Basta in Penne - Lovely owners. kind. nbsp;accommodating and good food"K&J Atlanta USA "The House was lovely. along with the town. Lovely ice cream at Rychotts Bar in Loreto"The L Family Florida USA
"Thoroughly enjoyed the house. town and region of Abruzzo. Once again Italy has amazed us. and the Italians are so friendly. Would recommend La Grotta. Hotel Vestini and My Friends Bar. all in Penne"NB Marlow Bucks England. "Lovely house. lovely people. nbsp;recomend slowing down and taking the Italian pace of life. Loved the mountains. good food & wine everywhere we went and very cheap too!"C&S Havant. nbsp;Hants England
"Lovely house. ideal for touring and seeing the variety that this part of Italy has to offer. Sea. nbsp;mountains. walking. sight seeing etc We've had a relaxing stay and it has made us think that this region is one of the best to visit in Italy - So unspoilt and beautiful"F & M Salford UK
"What a great place to spend a holiday. first class accommodation. wonderful scenery and friendly locals. Italy is a rich country. wealthy in the things that count! Many Thanks"Mr W Abingdon Oxfordshire
"We have enjoyed our family reunion in your lovely house in Penne. The house is well furnished. equipped and clean - first class. The local people have been friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed the Gran Sasso and wonderful scenery - so much variety. Walking and discovering so much in Penne - churches. museums - it was a delight"The W Family Hampshire. Kent & Turkey "We anticipated a wonderful time in Penne and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the taste of life at the saturday morning market. The long walk up to the cathedral and museum was well worth the effort. We had a wonderful dinner at La Grotta. We drove the mountain road to Castilli and were rewarded with dinner at a local restaurant. It was a joy to come here to your lovely comfortable home"BF Wisconsin USA "Our second stay in this lovely comfortable house. We wanted to see what Abruzzo is like in the bleakest month back home in England. It's beautiful here - clear light. bright snow on the mountains and blue skies. Its been a refreshing break and really comfortable thanks to the superb accommodation. Thanks again"F&M Salford UK "With a lot of travelling in all parts of the world and also in Italy. this is the first visit to the Abruzzo region. Simply delightful and very friendly people. The accommodation is definitely on the high end of the scale. In Penne La Grotta is number one in restaurants. A breath taking experience is the Gran Sasso and "Little Tibet"E&T Sweden
"A beautiful town with spectacular scenery and a lovely place to stay. who could ask for more? Next time we'll plan to stay for more than four days! So much to see. so little time!"P C Greenwich USA
"Beautiful house. very clean and well equipped for a restful holiday. Enjoyed the Gran Sasso and the quaint Castel del Monte. The beaches were very enjoyable and the sea was so warm. Penne is such a lovely place with lovely locals. especially the Hairdresser. who said "Hello" every morning! Only tried two restaurants and can recomend both La Grotta for traditional cousine and Giampies for a more modern and relaxed feel. Will miss the morning Italian conversations and church bells. as well as the glorious sunshine. Bar Belvedere and Bar Centrale are brilliant for morning espresso and lunch time snacks. Thank You"D P High Wycombe England. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a viewing email: info@houseinabruzzoforsale. co. uk
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