Casale France is a delightful century-old of 200 square meters. stone house, now perfectly restored and equipped with all the modern comforts. It is located in 20,000 square meters. of private land with a large lawn, a play area for bowls. a wood-listed outdoor grill and a fun area, a well-stocked vegetable garden and olive trees. There's a quiet area with a large hammock to relax in a summer afternoon, an old threshing circle (a hay) ideal as a romantic setting for outdoor dining, and the park extends into the surrounding woods while ensuring privacy. The wells provide abundant water for well-maintained gardens and hand-picked bushes and trees. Located high above the road from Arpino down into the valley, the property enjoys magnificent panoramic views. The above-street elevation protects against any traffic noise, while the street still provides a few minutes of access to Arpino shops, cafes and other facilities. The property approaches a well-lit private boulevard with electronically controlled wrought-iron entrance gates.
The restoration of Casale France shows a finely judged balance between ancient and modern, respecting and highlighting the ancient stone while presenting a sophisticated sense of modern style, emphasized by dramatic furnishings and lighting.
There is a pleasant covered terrace at the entrance to the house overlooking the shaded lawn where the hammock is strung among the trees with a view through the hills surrounding the valley. The entrance hall has a full bathroom that leads it, designed for the convenience of the shower if the buyer decides to install a swimming pool and/or tennis court, for which there is ample space. A large formal dining room opens to a terrace and a modern staircase sits dramatically against a red wall leading upstairs. The old stone is left bare to frame a custom-designed wrought-iron gate leading to the living room -- a comfortable room with stone fireplace and window doors in the garden.
Next comes the magnificent feature kitchen with a breakfast bar and even an informal dining room. Equipped with all modern culinary devices, the kitchen with its walk-in closet and closet is a cook's dream, while the French doors in the back garden with the open-wood grill next to a fountain make outdoor dining pleasant. Built-in kitchen cabinets and counters have spectacular variable lighting to create traditional, romantic or modern effects.
An attractive staircase leads to the well-lit upper halls that are used to show art. Currently configured with four large double bedrooms, a single room and a large bathroom, the single room could, if desired, be converted into a second bathroom. The master bedroom has a separate dressing room.
A second smaller building on the property houses the garage, a utility room and a wine shop and has a smaller covered terrace.
Nestled in a vast park with sweeping panoramic views, Casale France represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a century-old stone house with charm and character combined with every elegant structure for modern life.
Energy classification G
ARPINO AND CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the largest medieval cities in the Italian hilly area called Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that is located south of Rome but north of Naples, located inland, on the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria is easily accessible from both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day of shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter drive will take you to the lovely beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, you can drive east, and the mountains of Abruzzo National Park await you with horseback trekking in the magnificent beeps, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of summer. And at the other end of the temperature, even if Arpino himself is temperate, less than an hour's drive takes you to the winter ski slopes.
Often overlooked, by both tourists and foreigners looking for an Italian home, in favor of the more publicized regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the Ciociaria remains largely a pristine gem, with beautiful landscapes and medieval cities atop the hills. A house or a second house in Ciociaria, in the hilly villages of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the gentle countryside that surround them, it will offer a scenario where over two thousand years of history combine with an idyllic Italian rural lifestyle, where you can still discover the "real" Italy and take time off from the crowded crowds of large tourist cities, while finding you less than ninety minutes of travel from the center of Rome or one of the two airports of Rome.