Casa Umberto – beautifully restored farmhouse with further development potential
Casa Umberto is spacious, welcoming, and beautifully restored former farmhouse in the heart of the Val di Sangro region of Abruzzo, very well situated to access the stunning, varied and increasingly popular range of attractions of the area. Within a 20km sweep you may take in the beaches and warm water of the Adriatic; the mountains and ski-resorts of the Maiella National Park; and the historic city of Lanciano, which pre-dates Rome. Closer to home, the rich landscape of olives, fruits and vines lies outside the door, with numerous small, picturesque towns in easy reach including Casoli, adjacent across the valley.
The main part of Casa Umberto has been totally renovated and finished to a particularly high standard, whilst retaining the footprint, charm and character of the original building. The handmade, solid beech staircase in the salon is a typical feature of the renovation, using the best of materials and working in sympathy with the original architecture. Each room is generously proportioned, with each leading naturally to the next and to the two elevated terraces affording private but panoramic views of the valley and mountains. The house has recently been let as a popular holiday home in the summer months (sleeping 6) and has considerable further potential in this direction. Beyond the large kitchen, salon, two bedrooms, hallway and bathroom, the house has a further huge space to the rear (10m x 5m – formally the olive press, with original, brick-vaulted ceiling) which has been taken to ‘grey stage’ and offers a great opportunity for purchasers to complete this area to their exact requirements whilst still having all the benefits of a completed home. The olive press area would lend itself very well to a range of uses including further bedrooms and bathroom; lounge; workshop; studio, or a self-contained apartment with independent access. Altogether, Casa Umberto offers a unique opportunity to acquire a lovely, ‘ready-to-go’ property which can still be given an original stamp of individuality. Viewing is highly recommended.
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