The villa is located 11 km south of the historical town of GIOIA DEL COLLE, with approximately 28 000 inhabitants. The town is built around a castle and offers rich architecture, good shopping and many good restaurants. The town is famous its burrata cheese and mozzarella, also for "zampine", which is a rolled sausage. Gioia di Colle has also a DOC classification for its fine Primitivo (Zinfandel) red wine.
The property is located in the municipality of Castellaneta, which is 17 km away. This town is also worth while to visit and has many fine Architectural interesting history
The property is only 45 minutes to Bari Airport thanks to the modern motorway E843. It is a toll road but the fastest way and in excellent condition.
The villa has the advantage of being not far from main areas of world interest such as the world famous trulli houses of ALBEROBELLO - an UNESCO World heritage site (40 minutes); MATERA, also an UNESCO World heritage site (40 minutes) with international fame for its ancient town and dwellings carved into the rock thought to be the first ever built settlement in Italy; the mile long caves of CASTELLANA; the archaeological excavations of the Roman EGNATIA by the Adriatic coast line; 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 ( where the grapes to the famous Martini wine comes from); the petite and charming CISTERNINO, the Zoo Safari Park of FASANO (lots of fun for children and adults alike); the sea side 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 has countless medical churches and a great richness of architecture. In town there is also the famous Roman amfibi theatre which is used for music and drama performances in the open during the summer season. Lecce is a wonderful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and, naturally, great shops.
The distance to the IONIAN SEA is approximately 41 km (30-35 minutes) and offers many nice seaside villages from Lido Azzurro to Castellaneta with the large nature reserve Stornara in-between.
This spacious newly renovated villa of outstanding quality is for sale by its British owners. The accommodation comprises one residential suite of one double bedroom, lounge and bathroom on the ground floor; large double reception room with fire place and modern fully fitted kitchen and utility room.
On the first floor four spacious double bedrooms, all en-suite, with access to the roof terrace with the marvellous views for miles over this fascinating landscape of the famous Murge plateau on 400 meters altitude.
There is a full sized basement to be used as a gym, yoga, wine cellar, storage or all this. The outbuildings have three rooms, which could be converted to additional accommodation such as
2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms.
The garden is fully fenced with numerous decorative stone features and green plants. there are several fruit trees, like figs and cherries. there are also walnut trees
The property has direct access to the country lane with double gated entry.
The property is run as a B&B and sleeps 10 guests in four bedrooms. The business can be taken over or buy the property as a large country residence, fully private and secluded, yet close to two towns; Gioia del Colle to the north (in 10 minutes) and Castellaneta to the south (in 15 minutes).
The location is on the famous high plateau Murge and in between the two UNESCO world heritage sites of Alberobello and Matera.
By air there are two international airports, served by Ryanair, Easyjet , BA and others, both easily reached; Bari in the north by car (63 km) on the toll motorway in approximately 45 minutes and Brindisi in the south, approximately 75 minutes.