679 - Il Castelluccio
Good local road
A truly impressive and spacious stone built five bedroom country house set in an area of beautiful Marche countryside and including a self-contained guest apartment. This former 18th century monastery has been lovingly restored to the highest standards and in accordance with full anti-seismic regulations.
All main rooms are of generous proportions and the many internal features include French Bordeaux flagstones on the ground floor, solid oak flooring on the upper floors, part exposed stone walls, high oak beam ceilings and excellent natural lighting. Overall, this stunning property exudes a lovely combination of quality, charm and interest throughout.
Fronting onto the open courtyard, the ground floor features a spectacular bespoke fitted kitchen with double height ceiling and overlooking gallery with glass balustrades. The kitchen also has four built-in ovens, a stainless steel central island and the original torchio (monk's wine press) along one wall. Along another is a wide brick arched opening to the original wine vat with raised bar and seating area behind!
Adjacent to the kitchen is a large pantry / utility room and the ground floor also offers a separate dining room with flagstone flooring and exposed stone walls, laundry room, cloakroom and lobby to the south entrance door.
The first floor centres around the galleried landing overlooking the kitchen and leading to the main living room with open fireplace; second smaller lounge with raised stone fireplace incorporating a glsss fronted termo camino; TV room and library / games room. Also on this floor is the master bedroom with private terrace and en-suite bathroom and two further bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The second floor comprises the Tower bedroom with en-suite bathroom and commanding views over the surrounding countryside.
Within the main building, there is also a self-contained apartment (ideal for guest or staff accommodation) with an open plan living room with fitted kitchen and dining area, wood burning stove and cotto floor. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Facing the courtyard is a further independently accessed room which would make an ideal office or studio. There is also a small detached second building (unrestored) totalling 150 square metres and suitable for conversion for additional accommodation if required.
The land extends to over two hectares, including the garden area around the house and an area of woodland. From all parts there are stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Sibillini mountains.
The property is conveniently located only 5 minutes from the popular town of Camerino with its good shopping and other facilities. There is also quick access to the Superstrada and A14 Autostrada with Ancona airport less than one hour away.