Charming 16th-century residence for sale near the sea in Sicily
Charming property located on the Western coast of Sicily.
16th-century fortified residence calling for thorough restoration in close proximity to the sea
Location: near the town of Erice, on the Western coast of Sicily
Overall built area: approx.450 m2, arranged around an inner yard
Land plot area: ca.24,000 m2, currently planted with fruit trees and olive groves
The property initially served as a manor house surrounded by farming land and fortified with defensive elements against possible forays of the Saracens coming from the sea
The main building, including the master's quarters, a small chapel, the granary and ancillary premises for agricultural purposes, (stable, sheepfold, olive press, agricultural warehouses, etc), is set amidst a garden with an orchard
The surrounding land covers an area of 20,000 m2 and according to the local planning regulations detains an interesting building potential which would allow the construction of up to 5 maisonettes or other buildings
Possible uses: the property could be restored to serve as a private residence but also as a bed&breakfast, agroturism business or for other commercial purpose
Listing price: 700,000 EUR
For further information please contact: [email protected]
Additional notes on the area:
The estate is located just 300 meters away from the sea and 4 km away from the center of Trapani; the surrounding region offers numerous sites of historical interest, including (but not limited to) the ruins of the ancient Greek cities of Segesta, Selinunte, Agrigento, but also the Aegadian Islands.
With short trips it is possible to reach lots of tourist attractions throughout Western Sicily, like the Zingaro nature reserve, the Faraglioni rocks of Scopello, the Stagnone nature reserve lagoon with the ancient Phoenician colony of Motya and much more. The famous San Vito Lo Capo beach, awarded in 2016 as the "most beautiful beach in Italy" by the environmental association "LegAmbiente", is just 37 km away from the property.
Connections: Trapani-Birgi international airport is just 25 km away, while Palermo international airport is approx.80 km away. Palermo ferry terminal (with daily connections to Genoa, Naples, Leghorn) is just 100 km away. Low-cost flights connect the region with major Italian and European cities.
The region is also home to the famous Marsala wine