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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
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This extremely spacious 3 bedroom detached villa with roof terrace and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside sits in 1.8 acres of land with olive grove. The location, between two great UNESCO world heritage sites of Matera and Alberobello is some 5km from Castellaneta, 30 minutes to the Ionian sea and 45 minutes to Bari airport.
The villa, which has been completely renovated and offers great potential for further expansion, provides about 145m2 of accommodation over 2 floors. The accommodation comprises 8 rooms and is currently laid out as 2 very spacious bedrooms, each of 30m2 with beautiful old vaulted ceilings, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room has doors straight out to the covered veranda whilst the kitchen has its own entrance from the terrace for kitchen deliveries. The other half of the ground floor of the villa to the east has three rooms; the original kitchen with the pizza/bread oven; the inner room (used to collect the grapes for pressing and connected to the underground large storage with several large vine-containers); and the garage; which can be converted to a self- contained apartment with 1-2 bedrooms, bathroom and open plan kitchen. To the north of the building is a large covered storage area and a separate room, to be used for storage, studio or office use. On the mezzanine floor is a 3rd bedroom currently used as a study and upstairs the large roof terrace. A few steps above this floor, the roof terrace has superb views over the surrounding countryside.
There is also a unique underground cave/dungeon which could be used as a grand dining hall, a spa or gym, wine cellar or for extra storage space.
To the south of the garden is a well-maintained building with original vaulted ceiling which could be converted to a one bedroom ensuite unit. The floor layout could be changed into 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus the self- contained apartment possibility. It is also possible to convert adjacent non-residential rooms if more residential area is needed and extend the property for a total space of 270m2 and floor plans have been prepared for this possible project.
The garden of 7,350m2 which surrounds the villa is mature and has about 40 olive trees (which produced about 40 litres in 2021), and green plants and bushes, with ample room to add a swimming pool if desired.
The villa is in a private and secluded location in an active farming community producing gains, vegetables and cattle farms and the area has breath- taking views over the famous murge, a high plateau on 350-400 m altitude.
The nearest town is the historical Gioia del Colle (11 km) with many fine restaurants, shops and supermarkets, which is a 10 minutes' easy drive on good road with little traffic.
Within 30-35 minutes you can reach the Ionian Sea with beaches from Lido Azzuro to Casetellaneta Marina.
An excellent property, with ample room for development if desired.