The Ceglie Messapica Masseria Manor Farm is a 16th century farmhouse. It is located in the middle of a 60 hectare agriculturally rich territory known as the “Valle D’Itria”. The Messapians who were a Iapygian tribe that inhabited Puglia in classical antiquity settled here to form the nearby Medieval town of Ceglie Messapica.
The estate, which is completely built in stone, is spread out over two floors, and covers an area of about 1,000 m2. On the ground floor there are several large rooms, once used as stables, horse barns and warehouses, while the residential part, measuring approximately 340 m2, can be found on the first floor. The main building is linked by two rooms which are used as warehouses. There is a wonderful set of trulli structures right next to the manor farm, with a stone portico which was once used as stables.
Ceglie Messapica Manor Farm is located in a non urbanized area, zoned for the conservation and development of agricultural activities tied to the cultivation of olive groves and to animal grazing. This type of activity is precisely behind what adds special value to the area which, by nature, does not require massive use of pesticides and chemical treatments. In this way both the landscape and the water quality are protected, even deep down in the aquifer.
The parcels of the property consist of a set of farmland plots with buildings on them, which are identified under several different ‘cadastral’ – land registry categories.
Overall land: 58,7 hectares
Building structures: the total area enclosed by buildings is 1,781 square m2, divided as follows.
a) Main Body: the manor, built in stone, dates back to the sixteenth century and is spread out over two floors:
• Ground floor: covered area of 704 m2 in which there are stables, horse barns and warehouses;
• First Floor: 342 m2, meant almost entirely for residential use;
b) Other built areas, covered surface area of a total of 735 m2
According to the local planning deed (General Urban Plan) the land falls under zone E (Agricultural): which are non- urbanized parts of the territory set aside for the conservation and development of agricultural production. It has been placed, in fact, within the E5 zone – agricultural production area, under Rural Context for predominantly agricultural purposes, CR-5.
This is the reason why recovery, conservation and enhancement of places of historical value is favoured, even regarding smaller scale architecture, so characteristic of the rural landscape. Adjustment of existing buildings is therefore permitted, with an increase
in covered surfaces of no more than 10% of the existing one, beyond that of any provisions made possible through special laws.
The property must comply with certain requirements made by the Basin Authority of Puglia through the Water Improvement Plan. Activities that do not involve morphological or functional alterations to these areas are allowed.
LANDSCAPE PLANNING OBSERVATORY OF THE PUGLIA REGION–PPTR
The plan places the entire property under the category of Additional Landscape Contexts – Rural Landscapes. Furthermore it determines what areas are considered to be forested areas or wooded ranges. No type of direct constraints on the buildings have been established.
The latest restatement of policy allows for the expansion of 20% of total existing volumes. This expansion is granted provided that all volumes be legally changed to the residential usage category once the said building intervention has been concluded.
In light of what has previously been expressed, it can be deduced that wide- ranging works are permitted regarding future uses of architectural landmarks: whether it be for residential, hotel and lodging purposes, or for the commercial and service sector.
Listed Price: Price upon Request
Nearest Town: Ceglie Messapica
Beach: 20 minutes drive
Brindisi – 90km
Bari – 220km