Casa Margherita is a beautifully restored house for sale in Le Marche. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden with spectacular mountain views. The house was built in the 19th century as a casa colonica, with the animals kept downstairs and the family upstairs, accessed by an outside staircase. The main bedroom shows signs of it being the kitchen and main room for the family. A porcilaia (porcile) was built next to the house and the animals transferred and the ground floor established as living space.
The house was abandoned in the 1950s and bought in the 1980s by an English lady who constructed a glass corridor between the two houses. The present owners bought the house from her in 2007, adding a loggia linking the houses and remodelling both houses to provide its current layout.
Downstairs there is a kitchen dining room, larder, and sitting room. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms, the master with two large built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, the other with a dedicated shower room. All rooms have extensive views over the countryside and mountains.
The large loggia provides cover to go into the porcilaia that has a large sitting room (and an occasional fourth bedroom), a large bedroom with a shower room off it, making it function easily as a family suite. The main house has gas central heating, whilst the porcilaia has a wood-burning stove and an electric water heater for the shower.
The loggia provides a summer sitting and dining area. There are two outside taps, one in a fonta under the loggia, the other under a kitchen window. A store houses the gas boiler and has space for garden and viticultural machinery. Behind the store is a covered log store.
The vineyard (about 0.2ha) was planted by hand by the owner in 2010. Over 300 Cabernet Franc vines grafted onto an S04 rootstock, trained to a low wire, 1.2m between bushes and 3m between rows gives a mid-range planting density with space for machinery, yielding 30-50L of wine a year depending on the weather.
The swimming pool is 12 x 5m and 1.4 metres deep with a seven stepped entrance at one end and an infinity edge at the other. There is a small pool house that houses pool loungers, pool maintenance equipment and chemicals.
A gated concrete drive leads down to the house from a strada bianca vicinale off the main Sarnano to Gualdo road. There is a large level area for parking, turning etc.
- Beach: 45km
- Central Heating
- Exposed Wooden Beams
- Mountain View
- Panoramic View
- Private Parking
- Swimming Pool
- Town: 2km