6 bedroom stone house for sale
Sestino, Tuscany, Italy
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- Beautiful Interior
- original features
Nestled in the nature reserve Sasso di Simone, a crossroads of three beautiful Italian regions - Tuscany, Le Marche, Emilia Romagna - you can find a lovely old village made up of a handful of stone-built houses. The most charming one is set on top, with a back garden with a view over the valley and the mountains, stretching as far as the eye can see.
The house has been recently restored with extreme care and great taste. Externally the original stones have been retained, while internally the plastered walls have been decorated with elegant stencils, to give the house a warm and charming look.
The total area of the house is 240 sq.m. on 3 floors plus mezzanines in several rooms and it is divided as follows:
You access the house via the main door, leading directly to the spacious living room, thus giving the area even a grander look. This room is fully in stone, both the walls and the flooring, for a rustic style, perfectly matching with the old stove for the heating of the area.
The kitchen is big enough to cook in comfortably and it features a French window, leading out onto the back yard overlooking the valley. The location of the kitchen allows you to prepare your favourite dishes and bring them directly out to the garden, where you can set a table for al fresco dinners.
A third room is currently used as a bedroom, but it could be converted into a dining room, so that you can use the biggest room as a spacious living room only, to welcome your guests. Looking up, you can admire old cotto ceiling tiles and original wood beams in all the rooms, confirming once again the rustic style of the house.
Stepping up the stone staircase, you reach the first floor, where you have a second living room, spacious and extremely bright. Once again, all the original materials and features have been retained as much as possible: the irregular cotto tiles on the floors, perfectly match with the antique doors that, with their worn look, send you back into the past of this rural village. Even the walls haven't been levelled and smoothed, so that you could imagine and feel the atmosphere of the past.
On the same floor, you can find a big bedroom with mezzanine, private bathroom and views over the countryside; another spacious bedroom with mezzanine, where your children could sleep; a third large and bright bedroom with fireplace. Last but not least, a lovely bathroom with a deco style bathtub, to serve all the rooms of the first floor.
Stepping up a small staircase, you access the second, part used as an attic to store all the things that you don't use too often. There are two further rooms which can be bedrooms on this floor. On this floors is also the old dovecot, made out of the small tower on top of the house, and the holes are where doves used to rest. Of course, nowadays they are closed with glass to protect the room, but you have the charm of this special place and a unique play of light, due to the holes.
Additional part to restore
There is also further space, which requires restoration. It consists of 2 large rooms, one on the ground floor, one on the first floor. Once restored it could be a separate apartment, staff apartment, owners' apartment whilst the big house is rented etc. Photos available on request.
The house is surrounded by a small garden of about 430 sq.m.. In a corner of the garden, there is a nice swimming pool, 4m x 12m, perfect to have some fun or relax in the summer. You could even invite your neighbours and have a village party by the pool.
On the opposite side, the courtyard will let you enjoy amazing views all year round: from intense green during spring, to snowy landscapes during winter. Thanks to the direct connection to the kitchen, here you could set a table with chairs for al fresco dinners with your friends or to enjoy an aperitif in the late afternoon.
One of the most evident reasons why buy this property is the wonderful restoration that the current owners have made, that brings you back to past times but with all comforts that we all need in a modern world.
It is a perfect property as a holiday home, for those who want to get away from chaos and to retire for some peace and quiet any time you need. At the same time, the location close to other houses will give you the possibility to experience social life, yet in a very private and quiet environment. As a matter of facts, there are just a few houses, so you'll never
get annoyed by noise, traffic or anything else that can disturb your moments of peace. At the same time, establishing a good relationship with your neighbours, means having the possibility to ask them to keep an eye on your property, while you are away.
Last but not least, this is a good investment as a rental property: many people look for some peace, surrounded by nature and close to interesting places to visit. This property, thanks to its location in Tuscany, the number of beds available, a private swimming pool and, of course, the charm that it releases, is an ideal option for people coming on holiday
in Italy from abroad.
The furniture is not included but could be negotiated.
Mains water, also a well
Mains gas central heating
- First town with services: 6 km
- Sestino: 9 km
- Urbania: 30 km
- Urbino: 44 km
- Sansepolcro: 56 km
- Rimini airport: 60 km
- Citta di Castello: 73 km
- Arezzo: 80 km
- Perugia airport: 104 km
- Bologna Forli airport 88km
- Florence airport 158km
- Ancona airport 126km
* Beautiful Interior
* original features
- Peretola (International), 88.4 miles
*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.