Historic villa for sale just outside Lecce, a summer retreat fully submerged into the greenery of its private park. The property is set into an exclusive area at a short distance from Lecce named “Valle della Cupa” where the aristocratic families from Lecce built different villas between 1800 and 1900.
You get access to the villa through the lovely driveway in the pine forest of the property leading up to the building. It is a three storey villa built at the beginning of the 1900s using the typical local stone and painted with traditional pale pink.
The access to the villa happens through the front porch (with a wide balcony on top of it overlooking the front garden) into the hallway. All living area develops on groundfloor and it comprises a spacious sitting room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room, studio room, and utility rooms.
A very comfortable staircase in the hallway leads up to the first floor where we can find a billiard room, four bedrooms with private bathrooms and a studio room with a fireplace. All these rooms come with balconies or access to the terrace.
Through the billiard room, instead, you can get access to the spacious back terrace with views across the valley, the back garden of the property and horse stables.
The third level comprises an additional independent apartment with living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, and various utility rooms.
The overall net space is of 640 square meters apart from 300 square meters of balconies and terraces.
The property also comes with a private swimming pool (with bathroom and dressing rooms), a tennis court, stables with riding facilities.
The land coming with the property measure about 7 hectares: one hectare of park on the front (with pine trees and various local plants), then part is olive grove and citrus orchard.
The villa has been renovated in the 70s so it comes with working infrastructures of that time, connected to electricity mains and communal water. There are also two artesian wells which supply plenty of water for irrigation and pool. There is also a heating system with radiators using oil as fuel. Sewage is guaranteed by septic tanks.