$ 5 461 920 (Estimation: 4 800 000 €) Rignano Garganico, Italy
On the slopes of the Gargano national park, in a slightly elevated location with a view over Tavoliere del Puglia, l’Antica Tenuta is a prestigious country estate with farmstead, outbuilding, other annexes, grounds with swimming pool and over 43 hectares of land with an ancient olive grove.
Its position is central and perfectly placed to visit some of the most beautiful and impressive places in Puglia, in a short time.
In around half an hour it is possible to reach the Adriatic coast of the Gargano, where you can find the quirky villages of Mattinata, La Baia delle Zagare, Peschici and Vieste) or other historic countryside towns like San Severo (21 km), Foggia (28 km) San Giovanni Rotondo (32 km) and Lucera (41 km).
The nearest airport is Bari, around an hour and a half away by car (147 km), while Pescara (174 km) and Naples (204 km) airports are around 2 hours away.
Description of buildings
The total surface area of the buildings is around 2022 sq.m, divided into:
Perfectly restored, with a total surface area of 1402 sq.m over three levels.
Currently intended for use as a private residence and location for events, the interior hosts the reception, 6 restaurant areas, professional kitchens, 5 living/sitting rooms, 11 bedrooms, utility rooms, church (consecrated) and 12 bathrooms.
Adjacent to the farmstead and comprises 3 bedrooms and one bathroom, for a total surface area of 83 sq.m.
The wellness centre
In a panoramic position with a view of the pool and of Tavoliere, with a total surface area of around 155 sq.m. Inside there is a sauna, turkish bath, hydromassage, multi-sensory shower, Kneipp bath and 3 bathrooms.
Next to the swimming pool there is also a small building, of 60 sq.m, adapted into a bar with bathroom.
The property includes two storerooms/storehouses of 34 and 104 sq.m in total.
The utility areas
There are two utility areas, one of around 82 sq.m, intended for the swimming pool machinery and is beside it on the basement floor; the other, of around 28 sq.m, which houses the water purification machinery and electricity box.
State and finishing
Recently restored, the property is in perfect condition.
The original structure, dating from the 1700s, has been subject to careful restoration, using only traditional and natural materials such as stone, wood and iron, as well as recovering the old furniture.
Outside there are areas with exposed stone walls, rescued and complete with stone from the area, characterised by the long-lasting glaze used at the time. The roofing, which is newly built, has been done with natural wooden beams and planking, soaked in water and not solvent-based products, and with bioecological insulation which guarantees suitable energy efficiency. The roof tiles have been recovered from old buildings.
The floors are part hand-made recycled tiles, and part stoneware tiles from the Cotto d’Este.
The farmstead is surrounded by more than 43 hectares of land, of which around 42 hectares is ancient olive grove.
In the grounds surrounding the buildings there are paved areas intended for relaxation with sofas and seating, a pretty landscaped garden, with the swimming pool and gazebos that create pleasant shaded areas with beach chairs and loungers, the bar, and finally a car park.
Use and potential uses
The property, thanks to its hilly and well-placed position in relation to the important sights of the Gargano and Puglia and to its size, is ideal both as an impressive private residence and as a location for shows and events, with the possibility of using part of the farmstead as a private residence and the rest, including the external spaces, the spa, the bar and the outbuilding, for tourist accommodation.