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Beautifully restored 3-bedroom trullo property
Chlorine-free swimming pool
Gas central heating
Air conditioningMature garden of 2178 sq m
Fabulous roof terrace views
Great central location in the Valley d'Itria
3.5 km Martina Franca5.5 km Cisternino75 km Bari Airport
This fairytale trullo property in the heart of the Valle d'Itria offers all the charm of the magical trulli plus the comfort and space of modern living.
Electric gates and a private driveway flanked by ancient dry stone walls lead to the property.
The front door opens straight into the heart of the home, where three high cones house the spacious and light living, dining and kitchen areas.
The exposed brick of the trulli cones, the white walls and the light stone floors ooze character yet have a contemporary feel.
The living room to the left has three cosy nooks and a welcoming fireplace with a wood burner for colder evenings.
The central dining room with a large dining table opens to the garden with ceiling glass doors and views of the pool.
To the right, the open-plan kitchen is well-equipped and completes a very social space perfect for entertaining.
The three double bedrooms and bathroom are found in the newer part of the house.
Doors from the corridor open onto the outdoor dining space with a lush vine-covered canopy.
The swimming pool is beautiful, uses eco-smart filtration, and is chlorine free. The pump room is cleverly hidden in a cute little poolside trullo.
The roof terrace is accessed via a wide staircase. The stunning views over the hills of the Valle criteria and the hilltop towns in the distance make this the perfect spot for sundowners.
The garden is a manageable size of 2178 sq m (0,54 acres) and is brimming with olive trees and fruit trees of every description.
This property evokes a feeling of complete peace and tranquillity, a magical Puglian hideaway.
It is suitable for year-round living with central gas heating, solar panels for hot water, air conditioning and internet.
There are two water cisterns and a modern sceptic tank.
What Is Next In The Area
The wealthy baroque town of Martina Franca is only a few kilometres from the property. The city offers lovely architecture, excellent shops and fine dining. It is also famous for its wines and annual opera festival.
Cisternino is also within easy reach and is famous for its meat restaurants and beautiful centro storico.
Alberobello, a world-class holiday destination and Unesco heritage site, are only 15 km away.
The property is also close to the town of Locorotondo for all shopping needs, cafés and restaurants, the famous d'Itria valley and world-famous trullo houses in beautiful surroundings. The drive to the beaches on the Adriatic coast is 35 minutes with the nearby Capitolo, famous for its fine sandy beaches, restaurants and beach clubs, and Savelletri, a charming fishing village, nowadays with an excellent range of restaurants, cafés and a beautiful marina beach front.
The Ionian sea is a little bit further with the main attractions on the coastline from Porto Ceasaro to Gallipoli.
What To See:
The property has the advantage of being centrally located between areas of interest such as the mile-long caves of Catellana; the archaeological excavations of the Roman Egnatia by the Adriatic coastline; the beautiful white town of Ostuni, located on top of a hill with fantastic sea views; the medieval city of Oria; the petite and charming Cisternino, the Zoo Safari Park of Fasano (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the beautiful Polignano A Mare, well known also for its tasty ice-cream; Grottaglie famous for its ceramics and old stone carvings; the famous baroque city of Lecce which is called the Florence of the south.
Salento: In Salento, the coastline is fascinating; you can drive for a few hours along the Adriatic coastline and pass 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 several charming historical villages with ancient history. The advantage of staying in a town is socialising with the Italian neighbours, walking to the piazza cafe to buy a newspaper, having a coffee in the morning, and having all amenities within easy reach day and night time.
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 charming antique facilities for sale. Spongano, again, is a small village surrounded by olive grooves. Here you can see grand secluded villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from northern Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.
Every inland in Salento, You see the vineyards and olive trees. Salento is a significant producer of wine and olive oil; you can buy 5 litres of Extra Virgin oil for about Eur 35.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the southwest 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 beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music in the summertime.
Santa Catarina is also well known for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
The sea outside Porto Cesare, further up the coast, is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunset.
Gallipoli is a fascinating city built on a peninsula and a marvellous old town. So when you continue along the Ionian side for miles and miles of blue flag beaches, Further northeast, you find Santa Catarina, a sophisticated place, and many celebrities have holiday homes here during the hectic August summertime. A bit further comes the super Porto Cesare, with many seaside restaurants and a lovely bay with fishing boats.
By air, two international airports are chosen, served by Ryanair, Easyjet, Ba and others; both quickly reach the coastal motorway in 60- 70 minutes; Bari in the north and Brindisi in the south. Both cities have ferry traffic to Greece, Albania and Croatia, so it's possible to make weekend trips across the Adriatic Sea.
What More To See In Apulia:
Bari is 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 Trani, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half-moon bay & marina. Continue north to Castel Del Monte, the mystical castle Frederic Ii built in the 14th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the north 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. Based in Canale di Pirro, there is so much you can experience, like early morning markets in the small towns. Music festivals, religious carnivals, beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning Italian at language schools, dining at the many countries 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, kitesurfing, swimming & beach life. Golf has five good courses, and San Domenico is world class ( Pga 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis (there is one tennis club just 5 minutes away from the villa in Selva di Fasano), horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active-minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.
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 outside 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 cost line 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 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, 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. 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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We at Team CasaPuglia look forward to hearing from you soon!
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