Building plot in sought-after area close to Cisternino with panoramic valley views. Opportunity to build 150sq.m villa and existing Trullo to do up as a potential annex.
Large building plot in panoramic position to make 149sq.m 3 bedroom villa. Building permit also for a pool.
Gently sloping land. Easy access road. 3 cone trullo included on separate legal title & own drive in. Professional project management available. 10 min to charming Cisternino. 25 min to the Adriatic Sea & beaches40/70 min to International airports of Brindisi/Bari
This plot is located in the area of Chiobbica, a sought-after residential area, close to the three most popular towns of Apulia's, namely Cisternino (10 min), Ostuni (15 min) and Ceglie Messapica (10 min).
It is situated on the east facing ridge overlooking the valley. The building land is 12,426 sq. m (3.1 acres), fully private and not over looked.
In this area, there are several high caliber buildings constructed over the years, all with pools. There is building permit for a villa of 149 sq.m ( residential 113sq.m and "storage" 36sq.m) plus veranda of 105sq.m, and for a pool, 10m x 4 m, which is the maximum allowed in Apulia.
The land is gradually sloping from the top down and at the top level so easy to construct a villa here.
There is also a n impressive 3-come trullo included in the sale. This trullo has an amazing 6 meter high middle cone and is reached by the existing drive in 40m up from the access lane, which is a cul de sac, so very limited traffic on this country lane.
The trullo is structurally in good condition and can either be refurbished and used as a separate 1-2 bedroom annex (20% extension is allowed) or it can be sold off 'as is', or after renovation. It is believed that the trullo be granted a pool permission as well.
WHAT TO SEE:
From the property, the beaches of the Adriatic Sea are easily reached in approximately 25 minutes. VillaNova is the nearest sea side resort. Torre Santa Sabina a little bit further south is one of the nicest sea side villages. On the coast line there several seaside places with many beaches, restaurants and cafes. A further 10 minutes to the south is the beautiful nature reserve TORRE GUACETO by the sea. It offers an attractive escape from beach resorts as here you find unspoiled beaches and no cars allowed. The parking is at the visitor's centre and there are organised nature walks, cycle trekking and snorkeling trips.
The property has the advantage of being so close to a main area of world interest - the beautiful Ostuni, the "white city" (12 km- 15 min); to the charming Cisternino (10 km - 10 min); to other sites like the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the Trulli houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site: the medieval town of ORIA; the wealthy baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA (12 km); the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the caves of POLIGNANO A MARE, well known also for its tasty ice cream; GROTTAGLIE famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; and last but not least the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the South. Lecce can be reached in over one hour and has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amphibian theater which is used for music and drama performances in the open during the summer season. Lecce is a wonderful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and, naturally, great shops.
Further to the south, inland SALENTO have a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialize with Italian neighbors, to walk to the cafe and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach daytime and nighttime. The townhouses often come with a garden and roof terrace and its fascination to open the simple door from the street - and inside almost like a little palace with a garden!
In Sternatina and Martignano to the south of Lecce antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
MAGLIE is like a mini Lecce and with many fine buildings. MURO LECCESE is smaller and also represent a small town/village with a fine architectural history. Cutrofiano popular for French holiday home ownership. RUFFANO has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town centre with very nice antique buildings for sale. SPONGANO again is a small village surrounded by olive groves. Here you can see secluded great villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from North Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.