International Period Property for Sale in Italy

(Restored) Barn, Sarnano, Le Marche, Italy
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Newly built house on the footprint of a former barn on 2.2 acres

This little house has been newly built on the footprint of a former barn. It sits in a very special location which is very private and rural, but it is only 2km from the medieval town of Sarnano. The house is in the centre of almost 2 acres (7320m2) of grassed land with stunning views of the Sibillini mountains, ski resorts and of Sarnano's medieval centro storico. There are mature trees around the house and many edging the site, including walnut, hazel, fig, apple and cherry trees. The area is a conservation zone bordering the National Park and has many paths and bridleways accessible on foot, bike or horseback from the property. It is home to many wild birds, flowers and animals. Planning permission was granted only because of the existence of the little barn as building is not allowed otherwise.

The original building was demolished and with full planning permission and change of use permit granted, has been rebuilt as a small traditional style two bedroomed house with terraces (and lots of room for a pool, sheds, paddocks etc.). The property is currently for sale as a 'builders finish' to allow the purchaser to finish the property to their own requirements. There has been a roadway opened into the field and water and electricity on site. The work done includes the laying of new foundations and the building of the new structure to recent strict safety and earthquake regulations (geology and engineers reports are available), roofing and traditional wood ceilings, beams, traditional stone and brick finish (much of the original materials were used). There is a terrace, balcony and car parking.

Sarnano is one of the few towns in Le Marche whose historic centre remains untouched. It is a walled town with small concentric winding streets leading up to the Piazza Alta through its original gate and plays host to a medieval festival and several arts and musical events each year. Sarnano is also famous for its thermal springs and baths and for its spectacular views up to the Sibillini mountain ski runs and national park which are only a short drive away. There are banks, a pharmacy, many bars and restaurants and shops with a busy street market on Thursdays, a cinema, an indoor swimming pool and sports facilities. No new development is permitted nearby and taxes are low (calculated on the size of the property).

Architects plans have been prepared to extend the house to 95m2 under a new scheme, but may be amended to buyers requirements. The vendor has a property in Sarnano and can recommend tradesmen, architects, local services etc OR may negotiate the possibility of finishing the property.

Price: €SOLD
Last update: 2nd July 2015
Contact: Susanna Friel
Mobile: 087 914 0308