Casale Aquila, Vibo Valentia
€1,200,000 Guide Price
Strada Provincale 5, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, IT
- Superb development opportunity
- Sought-after area of Calabria
- Outstanding panoramic sea views
- Planning permission to build four independent villas
- Planning permission to redevelop old castle
- Second guest property available with large garage
- Plot of 11 hectares
A unique opportunity to build your very own Grand Design
An exclusive opportunity to develop an outstanding property in a prime plot of 11 hectares providing stunning views overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
This is truly a special property with massive potential as either a private residence or commercial venture. It is rare opportunity to find such a special property of this stature in this location at such an attractive price.
This majestic property is located in a sought-after area midway between Vibo Marina and Vibo Valentia. Standing guard on an elevated pitch, it is one of the best locations on the coast of Calabria with outstanding views over the marina and sea.
The area is rich in culture, history and gastronomy made famous by its simple, fresh Southern Italian food all from great local produce. The popular tourist areas of Tropea, Ricadi and Pizzo are all within easy reach.
The international airport at Lamezia Terme can be reached within 40 minutes.
It is fair to say that this property would benefit from a little renovation and modernisation. However, for those with vision, creativity and imagination, this property could be restored into something quite incredible.
The old castle is constructed over four floors and the current owner has obtained planning permission for the restoration and renovation which has commenced internally and externally. All floors, internal roofing, walls and first fix plumbing and electrics are already in place.
The covered area of the castle is 660 square metres, easily sufficient to create a home that reflects the imposing character of the building. All rooms are divided and connected by an impressive spiral stair case with high ceilings throughout.
The ground floor of 270 square metres has been designed with a large open-plan kitchen, living area leading to an outside area where you could construct a covered veranda or terrace leading to an infinity pool with views of the entire coast.
There is also a cellar underneath the kitchen that you could use for wine or general storage. There is also a separate studio and dining room whilst the entrance hall leads to the spiral staircase.
The current design of the castle is to have four large bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. The master bedroom has a larger private bathroom and dressing room.
There is also a communal bathroom and lounge area on the first floor, a hidden loft/attic (mansarda) area where you could put a studio, home cinema, games room or office.
The first-floor lounge area was intended to be used as an informal dining area to enjoy breakfast, or a glass of wine in the evenings, whilst enjoying the stunning sunsets over the sea and the Sila mountains in the distance.
There is also a second new property which has commenced development. In this original plan, it was intended to use this as a guest house with an internal swimming pool and garage suitable for 8 to 10 cars and a workshop.
The total plot covers over 11 hectares (27 acres) and there is currently planning permission to build a further four independent villas.
Externally, there is a grand private gated entrance with expansive private gardens. The current owner has already planted many species of plants and typical Italian trees. It is possible to access Vibo Marina within five minutes by using a private lower road.
The property enjoys a mains sewer, mains water and mains electricity. There is also sufficient area available where you could land a helicopter if desired.
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