Serranova, Brindisi, Puglia, 721012 | Property for sale | Savills
8,072.94 sq ft(750 sq m)
Guide price €1,250,000(4,925,549 AED)

SerranovaBrindisi, Puglia, 721012


    Key features

    • Historical building
    • 20 rooms
    • 450m new walls
    • Courtyard of 5,000sq.m
    • Huge development potential
    • Grants available

    Historical Masseria from 18th century, partly restored, with sea view and large olive grove, to be developed with 10 to 20 bedrooms or more. Grants available

    About this property

    • A historical Masseria to develop. Initial work includes new walls and foundations. 750sq.m of net floor area plus big extensions possible. To make impressive family residence or hospitality project. Regional grants available.

      The property also boasts an olive grove of 5 hectares, with additional land available.

      There are currently three apartments inside the walls that are ready to use.

      This property was purchased some time ago in a state of ruin and has been partly restored. Regional grants were then approved for the entire restoration and the Masseria was granted a commercial license to be developed into an exclusive boutique hotel with anything from 8 to 18 ensuite bedrooms. This impressive Masseria is now for sale as the owner has developed extensive business overseas.
      New walls of over 450 meters in length have been built around the property and the inside area is approximately 7,000sq.m. There are two entrances that pass through the olive grove to reach the main, eastern entrance.

      Inside the wall is the traditional, two story Masseria building with sea view from the top. There are two separate wings, currently as separate 1-2 bedroom apartments and in addition a third apartment on the ground floor. The old farm rooms in the ground floor- for animals, storage and Masseria oil and farm production are suitable for conversion to residential units.

      Two tower-like buildings represent the old days with falconry and planned to be converted to smart two residential units of two ensuite bedrooms. All project plans would be made available to the purchaser which means a great saving in time and cost as it can be relatively easy to reactivate and adopt the plans to the new owner's needs.

      The floor area on the ground floor is 632sq.m and on the first floor 100sq.m, totaling 732sq.m.

    Local information

    • WHAT MORE TO SEE:
    • The masseria 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 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 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; and last but not least the famous baroque city of Lecce which is called the Florence of the South. Lecce can be reached in 15 -20 minutes and has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amphibian 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.

    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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, and 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.
    • GETTING THERE:
    • By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 20 minutes.
    • There is a train station at Brindisi (distance 12 km) and possible to take the train from Bari airport via Bari central in 1 hour 25 minutes.
    • 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 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 wildlife 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. Scuba diving and fishing is available in Santa Sabina. Torre Guaceto nature reserve also extends out to sea so the coastline presents a heaven of sea life, ideal for snorkelling.
    • 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:
    • Southern Italy is warm and friendly and the temperature in Serra Nova is temperate all year round. Even in the cold of January it doesn't drop much below 15c. Serra Nova has a micro climate
    • The temperature in Apulia is very temperate. The summer months can get to 40c ideal for those sun lovers. May, June and July, Sept tend to be 25 to 30c. March, April and October in the 20c.
    • Directions: GETTING THERE: By air there is a choice of two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car on the motorway in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and nearby Brindisi in the south in approximately 20 minutes. There is a train station at Brindisi (distance 12 km) and possible to take the train from Bari airport via Bari central in 1 hour 25 minutes.