Spacious 3-bedroom countryside villa
Stunning sea view from the roof terrace
Private and peaceful, surrounded by 8800 sqm of land, with olive and fruit trees
Cycle To The Beach
Ready to move in
Possibility of building a pool
5 mins to the beautiful beaches of Torre Guaceto
5 mins to the local village of Serranova20 mins to Brindisi airport
Possibility of buying Trullo and Lamia next door to restore
This lovely peaceful countryside villa built in 1993 is surrounded by 8800 sq—m of land with olive and fruit trees. As you pass through the gates and come up the long tree-lined shared drive, you feel like you are entering your private oasis. The land then splits in two, with the left side leading to the villa, with an entirely private villa entrance. The right driveway then leads to a genuine trullo with lamia, separately for sale.
To the front of the house, you will enter under the pergola, which provides shade for your cars and is stunning when the wisteria is in bloom.
The entrance door brings you to the bright, spacious open, planned lounge area with a large open fireplace. This leads to the kitchen, with a handy central island housing the sink and gas hob. It has plenty of storage and worktop space, plus a dining area with a dining table and chairs.
There is a family bathroom and bedroom to the right of the kitchen. To the rear of the dining area, you will find a further bathroom and two bedrooms, one with double doors leading to the garden.
The villa has air conditioning units in all rooms for heating and cooling.
Outside there is a veranda ideal for alfresco dining. A covered outdoor cooking area with a pizza oven and Bbq is also great for summer entertaining.
Stairs at the rear of the property lead to the lovely roof terrace with fabulous views of the sea and Brindisi in the distance. This is the perfect spot for sun-downers and has a lot of potentials to be an additional all-day dining area with a view by adding a sail shade or even a giant gazebo.
The enormous mature garden has lots of fruit and olive trees and is private and peaceful, with plenty of space to add a private pool. The villa also has its well, so there is no water shortage.
The villa has the real advantage of being on the doorstep of the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto, and you can cycle to its beautiful beaches.
You are only a few minutes from the village of Serranova, with its central cafe and one-stop store, a popular meeting point for ex-pats and locals alike.
The villa is an excellent purchase in its own right. Still, for anyone looking for an investment package, there is a real opportunity here as the old trullo next door, also for sale, once restored, would make for an excellent holiday rental.
The price of the trullo is 78,000 euros.
Lifestyle And What Do Do In The Area
The area has many small towns, restaurants, and bars serving locally caught fish.
Within ten minutes, you can be in the lively seaside resorts of Torre Santa Sabina and Specchiolla. The beaches are ideal family places. With shallow coves and protected areas, visiting the beach is a pleasure. Many beach clubs and water sports are also offered, including kite surfing. The beaches are deserted in the winter and rarely busy at times other than July and August, the primary holiday months.
Serranova is a versatile area ideal for families looking for a holiday of sun, sea and activities. Northern Italians choose Puglia as the most popular destination. Santa Sabina and Specchiolla are seaside resorts full of restaurants and shops. Walkers and Bikers can enjoy the wonderful dune beaches of Torre Guaceto, Lecce, Brindisi and Alberobello. Those looking for more modern history can visit the Ww2 landing sites at Gallipoli or Taranto.
Apulia rises in altitude the further north you go, and once you get to Ostuni, the landscape changes. Unlike most other areas of Apulia, Serranova and Torre Guaceto have mainly flat land. The ancient olive tree forest surrounding Serranova is magnificent and fantastic to cycle or drive through.
The holiday in southern Italy in April and May is fantastic. The warm temperature and evening rain turn the hedgerows and fields around Torre Guaceto and Serranova into a spectacular site of colours-wild flowers of all shapes and sizes. There is one main dual carriageway down the coast, and the rest of the roads have been unchanged for hundreds of years.
What More To See:
The villa has the advantage of being not far from central areas of world interest, such as the mile-long caves of Castellana; the archaeological excavations of the Roman Egnatia by the Adriatic coastline; the Trulli houses of Alberobello- a 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 is a beautiful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and great shops. Lecce can be reached in 40 minutes and has countless medieval churches and a great richness of architecture. In town, the famous Roman amphibian theatre is also used for music and drama performances in the open during summer.
Further to the south, inland Salento has several charming historical villages with ancient history. 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! The advantage of staying in a town is socialising with an Italian neighbour by walking to the cafe, buying a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning, and having all amenities within reach during the daytime and nighttime.
In Sternatina and Martignano to the south of Lecce, antique Greek is still spoken by the villagers.
Maglie is like a mini Lecce with many fine buildings. Muro Leccese is more diminutive and represents a small town/village with an excellent architectural history. Cutrofiano is famous 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 excellent antique facilities for sale. Spongano again, is a small village surrounded by olive groves. Here you can see grand secluded 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 southwest 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 beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music in the summertime.
Santa Catarina is also known for its many fine villas, some antique, in the area.
The sea outside Porto Cesareo, further up the coast, is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunset.
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 about 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, the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants, offers the best shopping, a grand opera house called the Petruzzelli teatro and 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, the mystical castle Frederic Ii built in the 13th 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 significant 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, especially socialising; the home is used for sleeping and breakfast, and the Italians go out for enjoyment and dining. There are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in small towns, music festivals, religious carnivals, beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning Italian at language schools in Lecce, dining at the many country and seaside restaurants, and nightclubs at the beach clubs of Capitolo.
As Apulia is a peninsula surrounded by 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 are available in Santa Sabina. Torre Guaceto nature reserve also extends to the sea, so the coastline presents a heaven of sea life, ideal for snorkelling.
Golf has 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.
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 microclimate.
The temperature in Apulia is very temperate. May, June and July, Sept tend to be 25 to 30 March, April and October in the 20c. The summer months can get to 40c, ideal for those sun lovers.
Winter temperatures; Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb. Range from 5c to 15c depending on the sun. We have had weeks of endless sunshine during the "Winter". Places like Ostuni, Fasano and Cisternino are very hilly and can even have occasional snowfalls. The temperature can differ between these cities by 10c.
Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than Northern Italy; even in the "winter months" of December to February, the average number of sun hours per day is four and 10-11 sun hours per day in June-August! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia, think you will spend much more time outside than inside and at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc., at your Apulian property, and cooking facilities outdoors are convenient.
The water temperature at the beginning of May is, on 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. Where ever you are in Apulia, you can reach the shores 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, Venice and 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 inadequate means value for money at bargain prices for 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, for northern Italians, Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians. But rest assured, no tourist villages will ever be built because the coastline is protected in Apulia, and people are against modern developments that do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, prices are bound to rise with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties,
Why Buy From Casapuglia?
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.
Secondly, we have personally inspected every property we recommend buying and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties that 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 ten years in London, and we see investments in Apulia from a global perspective. We have been active in several Eu property markets and specialise in property management to ensure well-maintained properties 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, negotiating the price and giving advice through the buying process leading to the completion of the purchase
- property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of your property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property's value
- project management; we can be your local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment project. We will advise on value-added measures to further enhance your property's capital growth.
- lettings- we can assist you in letting your property and checking in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.
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