Beautifully restored 3-bed property
In the historical centre of Carovigno
Central heating and cooling
Centrally located off the main piazza
Walking to Restaurants and bars
25 km to Brindisi airport
Fantastic opportunity to acquire a fabulous property just off the piazza in the beautiful "centro storico", the old town of Carovigno. The property has been renovated to the highest standards and is ready to move in.
There are two possible entrances from the street level. The main entrance leads to the lower level, where the old stables have been transformed into a vast open-plan kitchen and living room with exposed stone star vaulted ceilings. The lounge area at the front has a large stone fireplace, and to the rear, you will find the dining area and the made-to-measure kitchen. The floors are polished Trani stone, and there is underfloor heating throughout. Floor-To-Ceiling glass doors lead out to the private rear garden and provide plenty of natural light in the kitchen. There is a family bathroom on this level.
A spiral staircase leads to the first floor. This floor benefits from its street-level entrance and entrance hallway. Here you will find another lounge, bathroom, and three bedrooms with high star vaulted ceilings. The principal bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a barrel-vaulted roof. A heat pump system provides heating and cooling in all rooms.
The spiral staircase continues up to the large private roof terrace. It is the perfect spot for an evening aperitif and could be a great entertaining space with the addition of an outdoor kitchen and gazebo.
Free on-street parking outside the property and a public car park a few minutes away.
The centro storico of Carovigno boasts many excellent restaurants, from local "trattorie" to Michelin stars.
It is still developing, and there is a lot of investment, with new wine bars and eateries opening yearly. It is time to buy!
There is a lovely piazza, centro storico and norman castle, perfect for an evening "passeggiata"!
You also have the advantage of being only 6km from Ostuni, the beautiful Città Bianca, a tourist town full of restaurants and bars and where something is always going on.
The many beaches are easily reached in just 10 minutes.
Brindisi airport is an easy 25-minute drive.
What More To See:
The property 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. The famous Roman amphibian theatre is also used in town 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 village is socialising with Italian neighbours by walking, alk to the cafe buying buy 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, 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 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 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 night clubs 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, Feb. Range from 10c to 25c; it depends 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 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 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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We look forward to hearing from you soon!
156 m² de superficie habitable
Calefacción central de gas
estructura/exterior en buen estado
Cocina americana equipada
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Precio 400.000 €
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