This exquisite retreat close to the sea in Polignano a Mare, Apulia, is a true masterpiece. Thanks to its still ongoing renovation process, it can be turned into exactly what you’re looking for – a charming holiday home, a shop or cafe, or two separate apartments for holiday rentals. The possibilities are endless.
Great additions to this property are its location in the very heart of Polignano a Mare and right by the majestic Apulian coast, its outdoor courtyard which is a true find in a prime area such as this, and its proximity to a parking space.
This stunning 124 sq.m. property is composed of two separate apartments, which can also be joined as a single unit. It was originally built in the 1800’s, and the current owner has been restoring it with an eye for materials of the highest quality, and a taste for timeless Apulian style. Here you will find ‘chianche’, a typical stone from this region, along with locally sourced tuff, aged chestnut beams for the ceilings and pinewood for its doors and windows.
Stepping through its two separate gates you access the outdoor area of this property, spotting the home in its classic white facade, typical of this area of Apulia. It conveys an airy, elegant feeling, perfect for a coastal town such as Polignano. Entering the two apartments you are transported into a masterfully renovated home which showcases a mix of timeless Apulian style paired with every modern comfort.
The First Apartment:
Enter this stunning area and be enveloped by stone vaults with copious light shining upon them through the large entrance door. You immediately spot the kitchen, masterfully designed with a large sink overlooking a wall of decorated tiles.
The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, yet modern and bright. The kitchen opens out onto the entrance, where you also find a raised stone fireplace and a floor access to the cellar. It is the perfect spot for wine lovers to store their bottles in a cool yet easily accessible space.
From here you then access the bedroom and its bathroom, featuring the same materials that you find in the rest of the apartment down to the details, such as the stunning stone bathroom sink.
The Second Apartment:
Step into this second apartment and spot its lovely kitchen with adjacent living room, featuring stunning painted blue tiles in front of the sink, paired with locally sourced stones and beams all over.
Going up the stairs you instead step into the mezzanine floor which hosts the bedroom. From the kitchen you also access the bathroom, majestically renovated with its stunning stone walls.
Next to the main home you also find a 75 sq.m. underground former oil mill with vaulted stone ceilings. It is yet to be renovated and can be turned into a luxurious SPA for the utmost comfort for you and your guests.
This stunning home is surrounded by 147 sq.m. of tiled courtyard, which is a rare find in this area. It grants a bit of privacy and it’s perfect for placing chairs and a table for outdoor dining or lounges for relaxing in the hot Apulian summer.
If you decide to turn this property into a store or a cafe, having some outdoor space is a great addition for the warmer months.
The location is the one of the greatest features of this home: it is walking distance from the most beautiful spots in Polignano a Mare, one of the most sought for destinations in Apulia, with a comfortable parking area sitting right in front of the property and stunning sea views. A few steps from the entrance you will be able to enjoy the shimmering water of the Adriatic Sea, right above the Ardito Cave – one of the most beautiful panoramic spots from which you can enjoy Polignano at sundown.
Polignano a Mare is a medieval town overlooking the stunning Apulian coast, with breathtaking views and impressive natural cliffs carved by the waves into the high and rugged coastline. Its oldest nucleus is perched on the high, rocky cliff that, at 24m above sea level, jags in a striking succession of caves.
It’s filled with stunning beaches, caves and enchanting views all over. You can rent boats and kayaks and venture into the caves, sunbathe on the flat rocks by the sea, take a swim in the crystal-clear water and enjoy the wonderful landscape. For those who want to alternate relaxation with a bit of culture, Polignano also offers archaeological and architectural treasures. Last but not least, there is no shortage of good food. It will be hard not to stop when strolling through the narrow streets of Polignano a Mare, lured by the aroma of local bakeries, pastry shops and restaurants.
Why Buy It
This property is the perfect investment for those looking for a spot to employ either as a holiday rental home or as a shop or cafe. It has enormous potential in both cases, as there is plenty of tourists all year round, and its location and the amenities it offers are a great addition to an already well thought out home.
Since the renovation process is still ongoing you can mold the property to fit your taste down to every detail. You can turn it into a single unit home or divide it into two separate apartments. Renting in this part of Apulia is always great option, making this property a secure investment in any case. Whether you decide to re-sell it, make it into two apartments for rental or turning it into a shop, this property has enormous potential.
Property ID: ila-364
Property Size: 199 SQ.M.
Land Area: 147 SQ.M.
Property Type: Character Property
Property Status: Highlighted
* Annexes: Yes, 75 sq.m. underground former oil mill
* Swimming Pool: No
* Other Features: Rental Potential
* Condition: Under construction
* Access: Main Road
* Electricity: Yes
* Water: Yes
* Heating: Yes