WIN this stunning stone house in Italy’s Abruzzo region! Keep it as a holiday home, rent it out to holidaymakers or sell it. The choice is yours! The prize includes the house, notary fees, taxes, two flights from anywhere in Europe for the signing, two nights’ accommodation and two days’ car hire. Read this brief overview of the house to whet your appetite, then scroll down for a more detailed description.
The dark wooden walnut entrance doors open on to a large vaulted hallway with a stone tiled floor. This leads to the original stone staircase that takes you upstairs to two large bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings and Juliet balconies that look out to the medieval village and wooded hillsides beyond, and the smaller of the two bathrooms. There is a third bedroom, also vaulted, next to the entrance hall. The hallway also has a wooden staircase that takes you down into the living room with its exposed rock walls, open fireplace and French windows out to the garden. Walking through to the kitchen there is a fantastic original brick vaulted ceiling, and more French windows to the outside.
The kitchen leads through to a pantry/store room built into the rock, and also a fascinatingly unique bathroom with natural rock walls. The pretty garden is south facing and gets the sun all day, with shade provided by the delicious plum, apple and almond trees. The house has been sympathetically restored to retain as many original characteristics as possible, including vaulted brick ceilings, terracotta floors, rock walls, and natural stone door and window frames. All electric, gas and water services were newly connected and there are radiators throughout, as well as wooden double glazed windows.
Gas central heating, new plumbing and electrics throughout
Vaulted bathroom carved from natural rock
3 large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings
Open fireplace in living room
Large vaulted kitchen with walk in pantry
Sunny south facing secluded garden with fruit trees and grapevine
Easy access to Rome and Pescara
In which region of Italy is the house?
1st Prize: Via Villa Nuova 5, Carapelle Calvisio, 67020 (AQ), Italy;
2nd prize £10,000 cash;
3rd prizes La Vialla hampers to 5 entrants.