• €240,000
Castellaneta, Puglia
Castellaneta, Puglia
  • €240,000


Key features

A spacious 350 sq m 5-bed country dream house
Luxuriously renovated in 2017
For the large family or take over and run the B & B business
Located on the famous Murge plateau, 10 min from the local town & all amenities
Fenced garden and double gated entrance
Possibility of installing a SWIMMING POOL
LARGE land of two hectares, mainly for grazing
10-15 minutes to the local towns of Gioia del Colle and Castellaneta
30-minute drive to the Ionian Sea with its sandy beaches
45/75 minutes to Bari and Brindisi International Airports

Property Description

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; a large double reception room with fireplace, and a 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 marvellous views for miles over this fascinating landscape of the famous Murge plateau at 400 meters altitude.
There is a full-sized basement  which could be used for a gym, yoga, wine cellar, storage, etc. The outbuildings have tho rooms, which could be converted to additional accommodation such as two bedrooms, with Jack & Jill bathroom. 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 up to 12 guests in four bedrooms. The business can be taken over or use 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 property would well be suited for holiday lets, especially is a swimming pool to be installed.
The location is on the famous high plateau Murge and in between the two UNESCO world heritage sites of Alberobello and Matera.It is 30 minutes to the Ionian Sea, 40 minutes to world famous Matera and 40 minutes to
the Trulli capital of Alberobello, both UNESCO world heritage sites.Technical:
Mains electricity and mains water
Central heating by butane gas with a gas container in the garden
Solar panel generating hot water with 800-litre water tank, located on the roof.
A modern septic tank system.
New electrical wiring

The villa is located 11 km south of the historical town of GIOIA DEL COLLE, with approximately 28 000 inhabitants. The city is built around a castle and offers rich architecture, good shopping and many good restaurants. The town is famous for its burrata cheese and mozzarella, also known for “zampine, ” 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 visiting and has many satisfactory Architectural and exciting history.

The property is only 45 minutes from Bari Airport, thanks to the modern motorway E843. It is an inexpensive toll road, the fastest way, and in excellent condition.The villa has the advantage of being not far from central 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 city 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, the famous Roman amphibia theatre is also used for music and drama performances in the open during the summer season. Lecce is a beautiful town for long walks, enjoying the fantastic atmosphere, bars, outside restaurants and great shops.The distance to the IONIAN SEA is approximately 41 km (30-35 minutes) and offers many friendly seaside villages from Lido Azzurro to Castellaneta, with the extensive nature reserve Stornara in between.

Further to the south, inland SALENTO has several charming historical villages with ancient history. The advantage of staying in a village is socialising with Italian neighbours, walking to the cafe and buying a newspaper and a cup of coffee in the morning and having all amenities within reach during daytime and nighttime. The townhouses often come with a garden and roof terrace, and it’s fascinating to open the simple door from the street – and inside, almost like a little palace with a garden!

In Sternatina and Martignano to the south of Lecce, the villagers still speak antique Greek.
Maglie is like a mini Lecce with many fine buildings. Muro Leccese is more diminutive and represents a small town/village with a satisfactory architectural history. Cutrofiano is famous for French holiday home ownership. Ruffano has many fine old buildings for sale, waiting to find new owners and to be restored. Surano has a small town centre with very nice antique buildings for sale. Spongano is a small village surrounded by olive grooves. Here you can see secluded, grand villas and country retreats owned by foreigners and families from North Italy who come to relax in rural Salento.
The east coast of Salento is rougher than the southwest and for people who enjoy the sea and fishing. Somewhat more elegant than the east coast. Castro is beautiful with its location on top of the cliff by the sea and many villas with direct access to the sea. Santa Cesarea Terme is a spa resort, very popular with a beautiful setting and bay.
The cost from Santa Maria di Leuca to Gallipoli has many fine sandy beaches. The villages are perhaps not the prettiest but room for beach life, pizzerias, restaurants and disco music in the summertime.
Santa Catarina is also well known for its many fine villas in the area, some antique.
The sea outside Porto Cesare, further up the coast, is probably the most beautiful and fantastic sunset.

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, about 75 minutes.

BARI is the commercial capital city with 250 000 inhabitants and offers the best shopping; a grand opera house called the Petruzzelli teatro, and a large medical city centre with many museums. Just north of Bari lies a little town called GIOVINAZZO, a true gem, right by the sea. Further north is MOLFETTA Outlet, a famous shopping galleria and 20 minutes further is TRANI, a sophisticated town with a beautiful half-moon bay & marina. Continue north to CASTEL DEL MONTE, the mystical castle Frederic II built in the 13th Century.
Within a 2,5 hour drive to the North of Bari lies GARGANO, the peninsula called the spur of the Italian boot. Gargano forms a significant nature and wildlife Reserve and offers hiking and scenic trips around the peninsula. From here, there are daily boat trips to the small Tremiti Islands.

The Italian lifestyle means many things, especially socialising; the home is used for sleeping and breakfast, and the Italians go out for enjoyment and dining. There are so much you can experience, like early morning markets in small towns, music festivals, religious carnivals, the beach life, historical tours in the main towns, cooking classes, learning a bit of Italian at language schools in Lecce, dining at the many country and sea side restaurants, night clubbing at the beach clubs of Capitolo.

As Apulia is a peninsula surrounded by two seas- the Adriatic in the north and the Ionic in the south – water sports dominate in the area; sailing, yachting, water-skiing, kite-surfing, swimming & beach life. Golf has five good courses, and San Domenico is world class (PGA 2014 Challenge Final). Tennis, horseback riding, hiking and bicycle tours are other options for the active-minded. Squash clubs are located in Bari, Bitonto and other places.

Being south, Apulia has warmer weather than northern Italy. Even in the”winter months” of December to February, the average number of sun hours per day is 4 and 10-11 sun hours per day in June-August! This means you can enjoy a long season of nice weather in Apulia. When you plan to buy a holiday home in Apulia, think you will spend a lot more time outside than on the inside compared to at home. Therefore you will need plenty of terrace space, pergolas etc., at your Apulian property and cooking facilities outside are convenient.

The water temperature at the beginning of May is, on average, 19 degrees, up to 27 degrees in August/September and 19 degrees in November. This means you & family will spend time at the beach. Wherever you are in Apulia, you can reach the beaches within 30 minutes!

Apulia has until recently been called the hidden treasure of Italy, unknown to most tourists who come & stay in Rome, Florence, Venize and the Italian Riviera. However, all this is rapidly changing because of massive investments in the infrastructure, such as the improved motorways, enlarged airports and the introduction of low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The property prices are low in Apulia and low means value for money at bargain prices for international buyers. We see more and more foreign visitors coming to Apulia, and in our opinion, investments will show good growth in value because of the increased demand. Also, for northern Italians, Apulia has become the most popular holiday destination for Italians, but rest assured, no tourist villages will ever be built because the coastline is protected in Apulia, and people are against modern developments that do not fit into this historical landscape. Therefore, prices are bound to rise with increased demand for a fixed and limited number of properties.

Firstly we are an English-speaking agency based in the middle of Apulia with local experience and can guide you to get the right property at the right price.
Secondly, we have personally inspected every property we recommend buying and do not list hundreds of properties but a smaller selection of properties that offer good value to the buyer. In Apulia, many properties are offered at unrealistic prices, but we say no to sellers who want us to list properties for sale at silly prices.
We have many years of international property experience, including ten years in London, and we see investments in Apulia from a global perspective. We have been active in several EU property markets and specialise in property management to ensure well-maintained property for growth in property value.

Based on our 30-year experience in the property markets, we have a comprehensive range of local services:

– acting for the buyer – and not for the seller – by searching the market for the right property, negotiating the price and giving advice through the buying process leading to the completion of the purchase
– property management; we look after your property when you are away and ensure it is in perfect condition when you arrive. We will prepare a maintenance plan for annual maintenance and repairs of your property, which is essential to maintain and increase the property’s value
– project management; we can be your local representative and manage any renovation or refurbishment. We will advise on value-added measures to further enhance your property’s capital growth.
– lettings- we can assist you in letting your property and check in your tenants, deposit taking, checking out & inventory control.

Refer also to our website

We at Team CasaPuglia look forward to hearing from you soon!


  • Property ID: RH-24068-property
  • Price: €240,000
  • Floor Area: 350 m²
  • Land Area: 20000 m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Type: Villa

Additional details

  • ✅: Central Heating
  • ✅: Fire Place
  • ✅: Laundry Room
  • ✅: Panoramic views
  • ✅: Roof terrace
  • ✅: Annex/Guest house
  • ✅: Veranda
  • ✅: Land over one hectare
  • ✅: Balcony
  • Region Puglia
  • Location Castellaneta


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