5 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Le Marche, Ancona, Serra San Quirico
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- 15th Century
- Original character and features
- Cotto floor
- Wood beam ceiling
The house is located in the very heart of the historic village of Serra San Quirico and enjoys beautiful views of the Esino hills, both to the South and to the East. It is attached to the old church it once served on one side and to another historic building on the other.
This former canonica (priest's house) dates back to the 15th Century and was converted in recent years into a very special family home.
The building still retains some of its original character and features, such as vaulted ceilings in the main rooms and especially the ancient cellar, the oldest part of the property.
It provides circa 194 sqm accommodation (gross, or circa 180 sqm nett, excluding internal staircases) over three floors and five different levels, plus circa 60 sqm cellar on the lower ground floor.
By the entrance on the ground floor, one can find a store-room, a smal cloakroom and the stairs to the upper floors.
The first floor (level 2) features a lounge with vaulted ceiling and cotto floor and a study/bedroom with wood beam ceiling. The lounge opens up onto a small balcony with stunning views over the Esino valley and hills.
On the mezzanine floor (level 3) there is an L-shaped kitchen with wood beam ceiling. Through a small window, one can have a glimpse of the sunny hills to the East, between the old houses flanking the narrow street below.
On the second floor (level 4) there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and original cotto tiles. The attic (level 5), recently converted into usable accommodation, features two bedrooms and a further large room with wood beam ceiling.
The house is immediately habitable. However, as it's being used by the present owners mainly as a summer residence, there's no central heating.
The vaulted cellar, structurally restored in recent years and still in its original unfinished state, can be accessed both directly from outside and via an ancient spiral staircase from the store-room.
The property is for sale at €180,000.