Property type: Village house

Location: Presicce

Property size: 432 sqm + 233 sqm terracces + courtyard



Utilities available: electricity, water, gas, suage

Parking: on the road

Condition: needs to be completed

Location: Presicce, a town in the lower part of Salento, 62 km from Lecce the capital of the province and 8,5 km from the Ionian sea (white sandy beaches). It is part of the communities that belong to the “Serre Salentine” (Salentine altitude). It belongs to the “Associazione Nazionale Città dell’Olio” (National Association of the City of Oil) and it is known as the “Città degli ipogei” (City of hypogeum) for the numerous underground oil mils.
Since 2011 it has become part of the association of the Borghi più belli d'Italia.

Description: in a quaint area of the town and few meters from the main square, a small road leads to the Riad Salentino. It develops itself on several floors and its’ “small bridge”, that connects the main part of the house to the first floor of the opposite building, characterizes the property.   

The portal gives way to the court yard (approx.50 sqm), with an original well and various arches. The courtyard  gives access to:  

- below street level: the ex-cellar is located and under the bedroom/dining/kitchen are,  has been totally renovated and restored. A small part has been thought to be (hence to be finished) a small SPA (Turkish bath + bathroom) and the laundry room. A comfortable staircase descends to the ex-cellar.
The floor heating system has been placed and the “coccio pesto” floor is presently being laid. 

-  at ground floor: a large room could become a comfortable bedroom with a small living/studio corner and small bathroom. 
The floor heating system has been placed and the “coccio pesto” floor is presently being laid.

- the raised ground floor: from the courtyard, 4 steps lead to what can be considered to be an independent apartment with 3 rooms: a comfortable bedroom with private bathroom and closet, a dining room with the possibility to build-in an open fire place , a kitchen with independent access from the small road which is a secondary entrance to the house. From the kitchen one can descend to the room on the ground floor.
The floor heating system has been placed and the “coccio pesto” floor is presently being laid.

All rooms the above described rooms have access from the courtyard which is characterized by the old stone floor. This is a perfect place to be outdoors, dine “al fresco” under a wine-pergola, typical plant found in many old houses in Salento.

- First floor: from the court yard, a comfortable outdoor staircase leads to the walkway where:
. at the end of  it: a very large room, with high vaulted ceiling, a bathroom and with further small rooms with low ceiling, gas connection for a possible small kitchen, is to be found. 

The floor heating system has been placed and the “coccio pesto” (a traditional floor) floor is presently being laid.
The roof of this room can be used as a terrace and is accessible from an enclosed staircase.

- left, over the “small bridge” crossing over the small road: 2 rooms each with its own balcony overlooking the main part of this property. In the first room has a small staircase which leads to the roof suitable for a private terrace with pool/outdoor pool/stone tub.  Heating: hot-cold air-co system has been predisposed. Units missing. 

- right:  a small staircase lands onto a terrace (approx. 50 sq.m). Here, a suite with a small entrance hall, a bathroom and a charming bedroom with open fire which overlooks the courtyard and the 2 rooms with balcony just described. This charming room still has its original “coccio pesto” floor. 

From this terrace, a staircase (with a landing area where water and gas pipes have been brought for a possible outdoor kitchen) leads to the roof which is one of the highest in Presicce and from which one can enjoy the beautiful view over the historical center and surrounding.s
Traditional heating system.

Important details:
- all necessary authorizations for the renovation have already  been obtained. At the end of renovation works, the only thing needed is to present the documentation to declare the end of works;
-  renovation have been carried out with care, taste and respecting the architecture and local materials;
- heating system has been divided into 4 independent segments. All rooms ground floor as well as the large room upstairs have floor heating system. In order to preserve the original floors, the owners have opt for the traditional heating system;
- all floors ground and large room first floor are being completed with “coccio pesto”;
- the old entrance portal has been restored and ready to be placed;
- utilities: sewer, water, gas, electricity have all been predisposed, they just need to be connected;
- it is possible to buy a further unit in an old building opposite the Riad Salentino;
- 15 min by car from the first sandy beaches, 20 min. from Leuca e Tricase Porto, 45 min from Lecce, not far from the fast main road  Leuca-Gallipoli-Lecce.

Price: € 595.000

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