€16k for this lovely little property for sale in Italy to renovate, but oh what a starter you’ve got here! Perfect for your vacation home in Italy, or for your ‘retire in Italy’ dream come true!
Set in the charming commune of Roccascalegna, Abruzzo, This 1920’s stone cottage has wide open beautiful views, a sweet terrace, 2 bedrooms, parking & a garden!
This 1920s 2 bedroom stone cottage, located in a panoramic and peaceful spot offers a structure that seems sound, and a fantastic 10 sqm terrace facing the valley with great views.
The property is located 5km to the tourist hotspot of Roccascalegna, and 10 minutes to lake Bomba. It’s just 30 minutes drive to the city of Lanciano, 60 minutes to the Airport of Pescara and 3 hours to Rome.
The property is connected to sewage, water and electricity There is also a small out building with garden in front of and behind the house.
The garden is all on a steep slope but it could be utilised as terraces, or for fruit trees & your own vines of course.
The house has 3 rooms on the ground floor, with vaulted ceilings, old, original character, and an arch grotto in the back.
The structure is all stone and there is a fantastic fireplace.
The house looks towards the valley and faces south, so the doors and windows all have a lot of light.
Via external steps there is access to the terrace and from the terrace there is another door opening to 2 rooms, that could be bedrooms, and a south facing balcony. The roof has a leak and probably needs to be replaced, even though it seems to be in good shape.
So yes, it’s in rough shape, yes it needs a total renovation, but the price can’t be beat, the location is excellent and it’s worth having a look!
Some of the first questions you should have as you go about your search for that perfect vacation home in Italy should involve mortgages & insurance.
As you think about your ‘retire in Italy’ dream home, here’s a bit of info about Italian mortgages & insurance, worth having a look!
Roccascalegna is a town in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of Italy. The village is located at the foot of the fortress and is composed of hmodest houses, partly gone to ruin over the ages, and some being restored today. The track follows to the access the castle at the church of San Pietro. The Castle of Roccascalegna dominates the mountain on a spur along the ravine of Valle del Riosecco, the tributary to the left of the Sangro.
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Central Italy’s Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.
Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, is on the verge of an international tourism boom.
With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the country, visitors are increasingly searching for lesser known and undiscovered regional destinations — and Abruzzo has it all.
This includes lakes, the Adriatic coastline, national parks, imposing mountain ranges, UNESCO heritage sites, some of the most beautiful medieval towns in the country, and an eclectic and diverse cuisine that changes from the beach to the mountains.
It represents what most people expect from an Italian vacation experience but simply cannot find in the more well-known destinations.
Abruzzo is perfectly located within reach of the mountains, the Adriatic coast and an enviable number of national parks and protected areas.
With no crowds, easy access from Rome and its own airport in Pescara https://www.flightconnections.com/flights-from-pescara-psr (servicing some major Italian, UK and European cities), Abruzzo has something for everyone, from the food and wine traveler (and don’t expect to pay what you would in the big cities) to the adventure and sports traveler.
The region has much to offer, and is a joy to explore, so have a look at the link here for contact and additional info on this property. Good luck!