Savills | Castellaneta, Taranto, Puglia, 74011 | Property for sale
300 sq ft(27.87 sq m)
Fixed price €250,000(£215,950)

CastellanetaTaranto, Puglia, 74011


    Key features

    • 5 bedroom suites
    • Large family villa
    • B&B business
    • Located in beautiful countryside
    • Lovely views

    Renovated, stylish & spacious 5 bedroom, all ensuite, villa. Currently run as a B&B, with owners apartment. Perfect as ongoing business or large family villa.

    About this property

    • This spacious newly renovated villa of outstanding quality is for sale by its British owners. The accommodation comprises one residential suite of one double bedroom, lounge and bathroom on the ground floor; large double reception room with fire place and modern fully fitted kitchen and utility room.

      On the first floor four spacious double bedrooms, all en-suite, with access to the roof terrace with the marvellous views for miles over this fascinating landscape of the famous Murge plateau on 400 meters altitude.

      There is a full sized basement to be used as a gym, yoga, wine cellar, storage or all this. The outbuildings have three rooms, which could be converted to additional accommodation such as
      2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms.
      The garden is fully fenced with numerous decorative stone features and green plants. there are several fruit trees, like figs and cherries. there are also walnut trees
      The property has direct access to the country lane with double gated entry.

      The property is run as a B&B and sleeps 10 guests in four bedrooms. The business can be taken over or buy the property as a large country residence, fully private and secluded, yet close to two towns; Gioia del Colle to the north (in 10 minutes) and Castellaneta to the south (in 15 minutes).
      The location is on the famous high plateau Murge and in between the two UNESCO world heritage sites of Alberobello and Matera.

    Local information

    • LOCATION:
    • The villa is located 11 km south of the historical town of GIOIA DEL COLLE, with approximately 28 000 inhabitants. The town is built around a castle and offers rich architecture, good shopping and many good restaurants. The town is famous its burrata cheese and mozzarella, also for "zampine", which is a rolled sausage. Gioia di Colle has also a DOC classification for its fine Primitivo (Zinfandel) red wine.
    • The property is located in the municipality of Castellaneta, which is 17 km away. This town is also worth while to visit and has many fine Architectural interesting history
    • The property is only 45 minutes to Bari Airport thanks to the modern motorway E843. It is a toll road but the fastest way and in excellent condition.
    • The villa has the advantage of being not far from main areas of world interest such as the world famous trulli houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site (40 minutes); MATERA, also an UNESCO World heritage site (40 minutes) with international fame for its ancient town and dwellings carved into the rock thought to be the first ever built settlement in Italy; the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the beautiful white town of OSTUNI, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval town of ORIA; the wealthy baroque town of MARTINA FRANCA ( where the grapes to the famous Martini wine comes from); the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the sea side 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 has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amfibi theatre 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.
    • The distance to the IONIAN SEA is approximately 41 km (30-35 minutes) and offers many nice seaside villages from Lido Azzurro to Castellaneta with the large nature reserve Stornara in-between.

    Additional information

    • 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 socialise with Italian neighbours, 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 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. Some what more elegant than the east coast. 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 Cesare further up the coast is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunsets.
    • 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 centre 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 TRANI, 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 socialising; 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.
    • The WEATHER:
    • Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than northern Italy and even in the"winter months" of December to February the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and in June-August 10-11 sun hours per day! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia think of that you will spend a lot more time outside than in the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc at your Apulian property and also cooking facilities outside is very practical.
    • The water temperature in beginning of May is in average 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Wherever you are in Apulia you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!
    • Directions: GETTING THERE: By air there are two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car (63 km) on the toll motorway in approximately 45 minutes and Brindisi in the south, approximately 75 minutes.