Savills | Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi, Puglia, 720121 | Property for sale
110 sq m
Asking price €125,000(2,387,002 EGP)

Francavilla FontanaBrindisi, Puglia, 720121


    Key features

    • 4 Bedrooms
    • Large veranda
    • Roof terrace
    • Olive grove
    • Scope for pool

    Charming 4-bedroom family villa in rural setting yet close to town with all amenities. It has an olive grove and many fruit trees with scope for a pool.

    About this property

    • Here is a fantastic opportunity to buy a spacious, well built and charming four bedroom villa 10 minutes from the local town in prime country side full of olive groves. Whilst the villa is ready to move in it would benefit from modernisation.

      It is suitable as a retirement property due to its excellent location. The villa is in a residential area but offers full privacy.
      You reach the villa by a double gate entry; the side lane takes to inside the property to the high front double gate. the first thing you will notice is the spacious veranda- big to seat 30 people - and on two corners of the villa.

      The accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large living room with fire place, interconnecting with the kitchen. Both the living room and the kitchen have terrace doors.

      There is a full length roof terrace reached by a staircase.
      The terraced area which surrounds the villa is approximately 400 sq.m. Here is also a pizza & bread oven.
      The rectangular land measures 7,345 sq.m and with an olive grove of some 40 mature olive trees. There is scope to plant fruit trees and vegetables.
      A swimming pool would be possible to install, subject to planning permission.

    Local information

    • WHAT TO SEE:
    • The property is located 6 km from the town of Francavilla Fontana, also called the town of the "Imperiali", after a family of feudal lords who ruled the town from the end of 16th century until the 18th century. One of the main sights is the Castle built by the Orsini del Balzo in the fifteenth century and transformed into a noble residence by the imperial princes in the early eighteenth century. There are numerous churches, from the Matrice and San Sebastiano in the Baroque style to the superb Chiesa dei Padri Liguorini (Church of the Liguorini Fathers) and neoclassical structure of Santa Chiara. With a population of over 30,000 Francavilla is the 3rd municipality of its province after Brindisi and Fasano.
    • The historic town of ORIA is close at 12 km (20 mins' drive), famous for its beautiful castle, as are
    • other famous towns in this fantastic area of Italy: within half an hour or so you can reach the baroque town Manduria (famous for its red wines), Grottaglie (with its beautiful Apulian ceramics), Mesagne and Ceglie Messapica.
    • The villa also has the advantage of being not too far from main areas of world interest in the middle of Apulia such as 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 beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the wealthy baroque town of Martina Franca; the petite and charming Cisternino, 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.

    Additional information

    • SALENTO:
    • In Salento the coastline is fascinating and you can drive by car a few hours along the Adriatic coast line and passing many fine sea villages, like Otranto and Castro Marina. Continue to Santa Maria di Leuca and you are at the meeting of the two seas- the Adriatic and the Ionian.
    • Inland Salento there are a number of historical charming villages with ancient history. The advantage to stay in a village is to be able to socialise with Italian neighbors, to walk to the piazza cafe and buy a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach day and night time. The town houses often come with a garden and roof terrace. When you approach a simple door just of the street you will often be surprised to find that inside there is a little palace, a 50 sq m garden and with great views over the country side from the roof terrace.
    • In Sternatina and Martigignano 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 center with very nice antique buildings for sale. Spongano again is a small village surrounded by olive grooves. 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.
    • The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Castro is beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea and many villas with direct access to the sea. Santa Cesarea Terme is a spa resort, very popular with a beautiful setting and bay.
    • The cost from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli has many fine sandy beaches. The villages are perhaps not the prettiest but room for the beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music summer time.
    • Santa Catarina well known also for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
    • The sea outside of Porto Cesareo further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
    • Continue along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches. Gallipoli is fascinating city built on a peninsula and a marvelous old town. Further north east you find Santa Catarina which is a sophisticated place and many celebrities have holiday homes here during the hectic August summer time. A bit further comes the super Porto Cesareo with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
    • Every were inland in Salento you see the vineyards and olive trees. Salento is a big producer of wine and olive oil, you can buy 5 litres Extra Virgin oil for about EUR 35.
    • MORE TO SEE IN APULIA:
    • Bari being the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants offers the best shopping, a grand opera house, called the Petruzzelli teatro; a large medical city center with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called Giovinazzo a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is Molfetta Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is Traini, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half moon bay & marina. Continue north to Castel del Monte, which is the mystical castle built by Frederic II in the 14th Century.
    • Within a 2,5 hour drive to the North of Bari lies Gargano, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a large nature and wild life Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here there are daily boat trips to the small Tremiti islands.
    • LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE::
    • The Italian lifestyle means many things but especially socializing; the home is used for sleeping and breakfasts, the Italians go out for enjoyments and dining. There are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns. music festivals, religious carnivals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit Italian at language schools in Lecce, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.
    • SPORTS
    • As Apulia is a peninsula and surrounded by the two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south - water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water skiing, kite surfing swimming & beach life. Golf is available with five good courses and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
    • Directions: GETTING THERE: By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 30 minutes. and Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1,5 hour.