Located in Colle Carino, only a short and pleasant stroll to the center of Arpino, this charming old stone country cottage has been restored and just awaits your finishing touches, which will transform this place into a beautiful home.
All structural work has been completed on the home, there is a brand new roof and guttering, and all walls etc have been strengthened. There is new electrical wiring throughout, as well as new plumbing to the bathrooms.
The gorgeous old wood beamed ceilings have been sanded back, and now await the new owners choice of finishing. The original floor tiles have been left in place and these add enormous charm and warmth to the home.
The cottage is set back from the street, behind a mature hedge that provides privacy and adds curb appeal. There are parking spaces for two cars, or alternatively, you may wish to keep one parking space and create a private little terrace garden area that can run off straight off from the living room.
Although the house has all the bigger restoration works complete, there's still an opportunity to personalize your design choice and have things exactly the way you'd like.
The original stone framed entrance doors lead directly into a lovely sitting room, which features a great old open fireplace, which is in working condition. The next room along is a bigger sitting room, which features original hexagonal floor tiles, and french windows that open up to look over the lovely garden and views.
To the left of the entrance room is the large eat-in kitchen, a charming room made more so with the original old Cotto tiled floor and wood-beamed ceiling. There is space enough to fit whatever type of kitchen you desire, and this room will easily accommodate a dining table as well. There's a separate adjoining space for a lovely pantry cabinet.
A hallway leads to the back door to the garden, and also to the staircase. There is space in this hallway to make a small study or computer area and there's plenty of understair storage. The staircase is kept bright and airy by the French doors positioned on the first landing, and you'll find a handy guest bathroom located on this landing as well.
Arriving at the top of the staircase there are 3 very large bedrooms and another bathroom. All the bedrooms are bright and enjoy wonderful views.
The spacious master bedroom is located to the rear of the cottage, so has stunning views over the garden and then to the mountain ranges surrounding Arpino. There is certainly space within this bedroom to create an ensuite bathroom should you desire one.
The other two large bedrooms look over lush olive groves.
There is a very useful cellar room which adjoins the garden, and with its stone walls and wood beamed ceiling, this room may even become a beautiful summer kitchen space.
The garden is set over 3 terraced levels, and there is space enough for a fabulous swimming pool should you desire one. There are various mature trees and various new plantings which have been chosen to provide privacy and beauty.
Just a few doors up there is a wonderful local store, where you can buy just about anything you might need. Typical grocery items, fresh food, and good wines.
As well, the very best restaurant in Arpino, La Perla, is close by being another 2-minute stroll down a country lane. There you can sit on the gorgeous terrace sipping champagne or Franciacorta, eating oysters or some of the other fabulous produce offered by this world-class restaurant.
Energy rating: G
Please contact us for further information or to arrange a viewing.