Renovated honey-coloured stone house, Gualdo, Le Marche, Italy
- $ 364 320
- Country House For Sale
- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 2
- Rooms 11
- Floor area 335 sq m
- Lot size 2 300 sq m
- Year of build 1997
- Facing South
Renovated stone house with stunning views of the Monti Sibillini mountains, close to the mediaeval hilltop village of Gualdo, Le Marche, Italy. It is 30 minutes from the sandy Adriatic coast and an hour from Ancona international airport.
The spacious and beautifully appointed rooms are extremely light, with magnificent views of the mountains and countryside.
- 5 double bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- granite and beech kitchen
- 335 sq. metres (excl. garage) on 3 floors
- double garage
- landscaped garden (approx. 2,300 sq. metres)
- 2 large, sunny and secluded terraces
- stone pigsty with potential as studio
Please see our website for full details and more photographs.
- View: Mountain
- Listing status: Active
- Available from: Feb 13, 2016
- Listing #: 12267
- Floor: 3 / 3
- Construction type: Masonry
- Parking: 3 Cars
- Parking type: Garage attached
- Heating System: Gas
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with tub
- Bathroom with window
- Fitted kitchen
- Washing machine
Latitude / Longitude: 43.067846 / 13.339457
|Nearest airport||Ancona-Falconara||75 Minutes|
|Nearest beach||Civitanova Marche||30 Minutes|
|Nearest ferry port||Ancona||60 Minutes|
|Nearest restaurant||Da Cicco||5 Minutes|
|Nearest train station||Urbisaglia Sforzacosta||40 Minutes|
The spa town of Sarnano is eight kilometres away. It has an attractive and well-preserved old centre, complete with an exquisite little theatre and an art gallery boasting several important paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries. Being larger than Gualdo, it has more of everything, with a popular market held on Thursdays. San Ginesio, across the valley from Gualdo, is another of the mediaeval hilltop villages dotted amongst the gently rolling countryside.
Walking trails abound in the area and within the Sibillini National Park. Lake Fiastra, about half an hour away by car, is a pleasant area for walking and swimming in summer, while in winter there is ski-ing at Sassotetto and Bolognola above Sarnano, about a forty-minute drive from the house. Other leisure activities in the area include horse riding, para-gliding, sailing and golf. In the villages and countryside around, there are many small family-run restaurants offering local specialities, and vineyards, not on the scale of Tuscany or Umbria, but still producing quality wines.
Macerata, the capital of the province, is only forty minutes away by car; opera is performed here throughout the summer in the 19th century open-air amphitheatre. Each village offers attractions during the summer, ranging from street performers' festivals to shoe and truffle fairs and colourful pageants in medieval costume. It is a forty minute drive to the extensive sandy coastline with many excellent open-air fish restaurants overlooking the sea. Of a summer's evening, the coastal resorts have live concerts and dancing. The area also has factory outlets for designer clothes and leather goods by Gucci, Prada and Armani. Florence, Siena, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Urbino and Ascoli Piceno are all exciting places within striking distance for a day trip.
Ancona airport, served by Ryanair, is just over an hour away. The low-cost airline also flies to Pescara, under two hours away, and Perugia, a little over. From Ancona there are cheap flights to France, Germany and Spain as well. Rome is easily accessible by train or car, and there is also a regular bus service.