A unique private haven in the sun, full of elegant architectural features
Masseria Degli Angeli is entered through an arched stone gateway with ancient stone paving. The high walled courtyard is a beautiful haven for outdoor living and offers total privacy. Relax in the seated roman bath or in the shade of the roman tiled veranda with its stone columns and arch. This Masseria (fortified farm house) is full of character features and is located in a tranquil countryside setting surrounded by olive, pine and almond trees. All the facilities of Francavilla Fontana are only 5 minutes drive.
Character features include star vaulted stone ceilings, barrel ceiling, stone floors, mosaic, stained glass, arrow slit windows, crenulations bell tower, stone manger.
A very private high walled Romanesque style courtyard (258m2) with seated roman bath, BBQ and a roman tiled veranda with stone columns and arch.
Property is Detached, All rooms on ground level (except Cantina)
Lounge - Star vaulted ceiling
Kitchen/diner - Star vaulted ceiling, fireplace, original stone floors.
4 Double/Twin Bedrooms
3 ensuite bathrooms - 1 with bath, 2 x large tiled walk in showers. Unique sink stands with columns and marble tops.
Study/music room (Could also be used for dining room etc.)
Cantina/Lounge/Cinema Room with Barrel ceiling (Half underground)
3 large roof terraces
toilet (near kitchen)
All rooms have French doors leading onto the courtyard
31,400m2 / 7.76 acres / 3.14 hectares.
Mostly flat with well spaced olive, almond, pine, fruit and fig trees.
Dry stone walls and wire fenced boundary.
Great for anyone wanting a smallholding.
There are open spaces which could be developed for other uses, such as a swimming pool, vegetable plot, vineyard, tennis court, animals etc. (Many people have horses in this area)
Good and well priced land worker with his own farm equipment lives nearby. The EU subsidy easily covers the cost of getting someone to take care of the land. All it needs is someone to plough it 2/3 times a year, occasional pruning and picking olives if you require.
Very private and quiet plot, not overlooked, no buildings near by.
Masseria Degli Angeli, Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi Province, Puglia Region, Alto Salento (The "heel" of Italy). Midway between Brindisi and Taranto. The Salento region of Puglia was the film location for the musical "Walking on sunshine" which was released in cinemas this summer.
Easy to locate with good access roads. Last property in dead end road. Very Private, with no near neighbours.
The area around the plot is rural farm land with a mixture of vineyards, olive groves, vegetable plots, sheep and horse grazing land. The fantastic neighbours are all Italian and it is a safe area.
5 minutes from all amenities in Francavilla Fontana including hospital, doctors, vets, schools, gym, swimming pool, castle, train station, restaurants, bars, shops, weekly market etc.
35 minutes from Brindisi airport. Flights to England, Spain, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark. Plus internal flights to major Italian Cities. Ryanair flights from Stansted Easyjet from Gatwick. Bari airport is 1 hr 30 mins up the coast with flights with Easyjet, Ryanair and BA.
35 minutes to beautiful sandy beaches
Oria, San Michele Salentino and Grottaglie, are less than 15 minutes drive
Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Manduria, Taranto, beaches and Brindisi are less than 35 minutes drive.
Low cost of Living
Only Bills are for electric (approx. 70 euros p/m), linkem internet service unlimited wi-fi (23 euros p/m) The new equivalent of council tax introduced in 2014 is only 270 euros for the year on main residence.
Free water from Artesian well
Free heating and hot water - Wood collected from windfall branches and pruning are used in the Kitchen fireplace, which has a back boiler to heat water for radiators and taps in winter.
Free hot water from Solar panel for most of the year
Olive trees receive EU subsidy which more than covers any costs involved in maintaining the land.
Your own olive oil, almonds, figs, lemons, pears and herbs.
Good Potential for use as holiday home rental or B&B. It is also possible live in half and rent out the other wing as a 2bed, 1 kitchen, 1 lounge holiday unit.
The Mediterranean climate of dry hot summers and mild winters contribute to lower bills. On balance there are 2591 sunshine hours annually and approximately 7.1 sunlight hours for each day.
It's easy to pop into Francavilla for well priced shopping without the traffic and high prices of more touristy towns. The Saturday market is particularly good.
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