A stunning architecturally designed hilltop villa built by local artisans. The property is nestled within 7 acres of olive groves and set in a dramatic location against the backdrop of the Gran Sasso mountain range and a short distance from the long sandy beaches of Pescara. Located between the villages of Moscufo and Pianella, the property is set back from the road in a private setting. Adjacent to the property is a large outbuilding which could easily be converted into another dwelling.
The property was rebuilt in 2000 retaining many of the traditional features of the original farmhouse and boasts Sicilian marble floors throughout, solid oak doors and windows with shutters, feature fireplaces, oak beamed ceilings with traditional "cotto" tiles and porcelain designs from the region, ornate cast iron radiators, gas central heating and air conditioning.
A large master bedroom with en suite and its own very large private front terrace and small rear balcony offering impressive views of the local countryside. Ornate wrought iron and solid oak wooden staircase leading to ground floor.
There are 3 additional king size rooms to the ground floor each with their own set of patio doors and terrace. One bedroom has a feature fireplace and could easily be used as additional living space.
Two main bathrooms each with 4 piece suite and separate shower. Offering high quality fittings in both bathrooms, the larger of the two has a roll top bath located underneath a double window to the rear of the property with stunning views.
A large open plan living area with feature open fireplace leads to a large fully fitted dining kitchen complete with range cooker leading through a glass archway with wooden door.
The kitchen has patio doors leading to a terrace for al fresco dining, feature port hole window and door leading to basement.
This room has heating and lighting and has been decorated to the same standard as the rest of the property allowing the owner to use the space for multiple uses such as additional living area, office, games room, play room or useful storage and large wine cellar.
Large wrought iron electronic gates with intercom system lead to a large block paving terrace surrounding the property with uninterrupted views from all sides. There is ample secure parking for several cars and space for the addition of a swimming pool.
There is a BBQ area and outside fountain and an additional dwelling which is still part of the original farmhouse which is currently used for storage. This could be easily converted into a small dwelling for rental income or garage or additional living space.
The property had recent planning permission for the erection of a holiday village on the land including twenty "villettas", tennis courts, swimming pool, gift shop and restaurant should this be of interest to any potential buyer.
The property is furnished to an extremely high standard with crystal chandeliers in many rooms and high quality Italian and English traditional furniture all of which is negotiable as part of the sale.
The villages of Moscufo and Pianella offer a full range of local amenities including bars, restaurants and markets. During the summer months, both villages hold food festivals where culinary specialities, music and dancing, stalls and firework displays are on offer along with the warmth of the local people.
Within easy reach you can climb, camp, picnic, mountain bike, horse ride and even ski in winter or just soak up the sun on the strip of beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Riviera and shop in the large range of boutiques and shops in Pescara itself.
Abruzzo is an unspoilt region and an area of outstanding natural beauty renowned for its deep rooted traditions and historic sites. Largely undiscovered in comparison to other regions in Italy, there is a wealth of medieval castles, hilltop villages, ruins, elegant piazzas to visit not to mention Abruzzo's most famous tourist attraction the "Parco Nazionale D'Abruzzo".
Pescara boasts 14km of beautiful beaches within a wide stretch of promenade. Along the beach front, the daytime cafes and beach huts offering snacks and watersports transform into beautiful settings in the evening where you can enjoy live music, entertainment, dancing or simply sipping cocktails by the sea or enjoying a local fish dish in one of the many restaurants.
In the centre of town, hundreds of boutiques and shopping areas will satisfy every taste. At the newly built Marina - the largest tourist harbour on the Adriatic - eating and shopping can be found along with daily boat trips, fishing, diving, sailing and windsurfing.
From wonderful beaches to rugged mountains, Abruzzo has it all. An unpoilt region, offering rustic charm, fabulous weather and a warm welcome from it's people.