Restored 3 floor, Stone Farm House
Large Veranda perfect for ‘Al Fresco’ living
Huge Pool with gorgeous country views
Wood fired oven
Gated drive, 2 garages and parking.
This magnificent, 6 bed, 4 bath, fully restored, stone farmhouse is simply stunning. With a beautiful veranda overlooking an enormous garden and pool, an independent annex and substantial outbuildings, garages and plenty of parking, it ticks all the boxes. All amenities are within walking distance. Ski resorts, swimming lakes, thermal spas and beaches less than an hour away. Around 100km to airports.
This old farmhouse, arranged over three floors, has been totally restored to make this stunning family home. The style is a marriage of character features, such as wooden beamed ceilings, traditional tiled floors and brick arches, with all the creature comforts of modern living. It is located amidst the dreamy sunflower fields and greenery of Gualdo, a quaint medieval town in Macerata Province.
The ground floor
The place to be, from breakfast to sunset is the spacious veranda that functions as an extra living room throughout the warmer months of the year. It overlooks the extensive gardens, pool and the divine local countryside.
From the veranda, an entrance leads on one side to a lounge with cosy fireplace, and on the other, a large, modern fully equipped family kitchen with breakfast bar and /dining room.
All the reception areas have french doors that lead out to the garden, giving plenty of light. Furthermore, on this floor there is an atrium with access to a stairway that leads to the upper floors.
The first floor
There is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and two further double bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom.
The attic floor
Has been converted into two more bedrooms with another family bathroom.
The garden has a predominantly southerly exposure with ample views of the surrounding countryside. It has all the amenities to enjoy fabulous summer days living’ al fresco’ with its pool, trampoline and BBQ area. The garden is planted with olives, roses and figs.
The property is easy to access, along a country lane, and then a small farm track that leads in to the property’s gate. The gates open onto a large parking area and the sizeable outbuilding that serves as a double garage and annex. The outbuilding also houses a storage/ utility area, and a traditional wood fired oven.
This accommodation comprises of living room, kitchen/diner, master bedroom and bathroom and could offer the possibility of extra rental income or simply be a place for visiting family or friends to stay.
Habitable living space 500 sqm
All utilities are connected and functional: electricity, water, sewage, GPL central heating, and wireless internet connection.
The farm house enjoys all the facilities of Gualdo, a pretty medieval village, with around 1000 inhabitants. The village is situated at 650 m above sea level and has some spectacular views! On clear days you can see the Sibillini mountains on one side and Monte Conero, a nature park at the coast, on the other side.
Local amenities include 2 supermarkets, a bakery, a butcher, a bank (with ATM), a grocery store, 2 restaurants, 3 coffee bars, a petrol station, a laundry shop and a post office. There’s a lovely little market every Tuesday for fresh produce.
Distance to coast: Around 40km
Distance to Canova Marche 55km drive
Distances to airports: Perugia at 100 km, Ancona at 95 km.
Ski resorts 20 minutes’ drive
Golf course 80 km
The nearby village and health resort of Sarnano has won awards for being one of the best/most beautiful villages in Italy. During the winter here, you can ski the mountain slopes and the rest of the year walking, cycling and bathing in the thermal SPA are popular.
Besides Sarnano with its lively shops restaurants and museum, this whole area is dotted with charismatic medieval towns packed with historic art, abbeys and castles.
Amandola (white truffle village and 1 of the communities inside the Sibillini National Park), San Ginesio (like Sarnano 1 of the 200 most beautiful village of Italy and part of the Sibillini National Park), Penna San Giovanni, Servigliano and Ponte Sant’Angelo to name but a few.
Along the coast most of the beaches are sandy. The main seaside resorts are Porto Recanati, Porto Potenza Picena and Civitanova Marche. The seaside resorts of the neighbouring provinces are also easy to reach, such as the Riviera del Conero in Ancona, Sant’Elpidio Mare in Fermo and Grottammare in Ascoli Piceno.
The Sibillini National Park is nearby:
Measuring 276 square miles (714 square kilometres)
The house overlooks the Sibillini Mountains range where ten peaks soar above 6,560 feet (2,000 meters), the highest being Mount Vettore, which tops out at 8,123 feet (2,476 meters).
The park is home to 1,800 plant species and when the skiing season is over, these same slopes burst into a riot of colour with a wild bouquet of mountain flowers including edelweiss, pasqueflowers, martagon lilies, bearberries, and various orchids.
Animal life includes wolves and wild mountain cats as well as prickly porcupines. Roe deer have recently been reintroduced. Golden eagles, peregrine falcons, eagles, owls, goshawks, snow finches, and sparrow hawks fill the skies.
If you enjoy adventure sports, mountain biking, horseback riding, hang gliding, paragliding, and climbing are all popular activities here.
Dining locally is still quite reasonably priced, and a smorgasbord of cured meats is always on offer. Other tasty local fare includes apples, honey, truffles, mushrooms, chestnuts, chickpeas, and vin cotto (cooked wine.)
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