Savills | Contrada Giovannarolla, Puglia, 72017 | Properties for sale
1,151.74 sq ft(107 sq m)
Asking price €155,000(£133,889)

Contrada GiovannarollaPuglia, 72017


    Key features

    • 2 double bedrooms
    • Open plan kitchen
    • Living room
    • Utility room
    • Covered veranda

    Recently refurbished 2-bedroom villa for year around living and ready to move in. Charming country retreat, yet minutes to town. Private and peaceful location. Own olive grove.

    About this property

    • Charming country retreat, yet minutes to town. Recently refurbished 2-bedroom villa for year around living and ready to move in. Private and peaceful location. Own olive grove over 2600sq.m. Spacious terrace with summer kitchen. Perfect for holiday lettings. 20 minutes to beaches. 35 min to Brindisi International airport

      Property description
      Only five minutes from famous Ostuni in perfect countryside location is this recently renovated and fully furnished villa of 107 sq m.
      The accommodation comprises, 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, living room, kitchen, utility room with washing machine and storage room. The kitchen and adjacent room has beautiful exposed stone work. The villa has gas central heating and A/C units. Double glazed windows with security grids. Outside is a summer kitchen and spacious terraced area, outdoor lights and shower. There is also a garden shed. The land of 2684 sq, m ( 0,7 acres) has 22 olive trees and many fruit and almond trees.
      The villa is one one side detached to a non-habitable storage building but it is hardly noticed and the feel is of a free standing villa.
      It is well suited as a holiday home, holiday lettings or for retirement purposes.

      Technical:
      The villa is connected to mains electricity.
      Is gas gas central heating and a large gas tank in the garden.
      There are two a/C units
      It has a water cistern which collects rain water from the roof, and bye electrical pump to kitchen and bathroom.
      There is an old style septic tank, a modern one is required.

      WHAT TO SEE:
      From the villa, the beaches of the Adriatic Sea are easily reached in approximately 20-25 minutes. Villa Nova, Dina Marina and Torre Santa Sabina are examples of 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 center and there are organized nature walks, cycle trekking and snorkeling trips.

      The villa has the advantage of being not far from main areas of world interest such as the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; the Trullo houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site: the medieval town of ORIA; 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; Matera, the ancient cave town and an UNESCO world heritage site< and last but not least the famous baroque city of LECCE which is called the Florence of the South. Lecce can be reached in 50 minutes 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 day time and night time. The town houses 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 center 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.
      The east coast of Salento is rougher than the south west and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Somewhat 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.

    Additional information

    • 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 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 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, kitesurfing 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!
    • WHY BUY IN APULIA?
    • Apulia has until recently been called the hidden treasure of Italy, unknown to most tourists who come & stay in Rome, Florence, Venize and at the Italian Riviera. However, all this is rapidly changing because of massive investments in the infrastructure, such as the improved motorways, enlarged airports and the introduction of low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The property prices are low in Apulia and low means value for money at bargain prices for the international buyers. We see more and more foreign visitors coming to Apulia and in our opinion investments will show good growth in value because of the increased demand. Also from north Italians as Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians. But rest assure, no tourist villages will ever be built because in Apulia the cost line is protected and people are against modern developments which do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties prices are bound to rise.
    • WHY BUY FROM CASA PUGLIA?
    • Firstly we are an English speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price for you.
    • Secondly we have personally inspected every property that we recommend to buy and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties which we believe offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia many properties are offered at unrealistic prices but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
    • We have many years of international property experience, including 10 years in London, and see investments in Apulia through an international perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialize in property management to ensure well maintained property for growth in property value.
    • We have a comprehensive range of local services:
    • - acting for the buyer - and not for the seller - by searching the market for the right property, negotiate the price and give advice through the buying process.
    • Directions: By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Brindisi in the south in approximately 35 minutes and Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.