This lovely and unique country home located in Cagli is a superb example of the conversion and extension of a traditional Marchigiano farmhouse into an exceptional property both in terms of design and standard of finish, amounting to nearly 580 sq.m.
Situated in an elevated location close to this popular village it offers privacy without isolation and far reaching views over Valle Del Metauro. Set in around 4 hectares fully fenced, this property also benefits from an annex with 2 apartments, to develop a small holiday rental business.
The main building is a traditional farmhouse and – as such – it was enlarged over the years, as the family became bigger. This is why you can see different blocks attached to each other which, by the way, are all connected internally.
The house measures about 450 sq.m. divided as follows:
Spacious living room, featuring the typical cotto tiles and wooden beams. The 2 big French windows guarantee plenty of light to this room and direct exit out to the garden. The living room is also connected to a lovely and unique internal courtyard: it is amazing to sit here in the winter, because you can stay out, but sheltered from the cool wind.
From here you pass directly to the fully equipped kitchen, which features an original big fireplace, which in the past was used to cook food, and now you can use it to heat up the house, in addition to the modern heating system (radiators). The dining room has exit out to the garden.
Still on the same floor there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Externally there’s an original oven, which you may use to prepare pizza for your family and guests.
The ground floor is a space for your spare time, to relax or do some sports: there’s a big room, which can be used as a hobby room or as a studio. From here you enter the gym and another room, which could be a reading room or an additional studio.
The other rooms are: laundry room, cellar and storages.
The whole house has been restored in a delightful way and in harmony with the Marchigiano architectural tradition. The original, solid wood beams have been left untouched, even in their irregular layout. The cotto floorings give that tone of ancient time, in contrast with a few contemporary elements, added over the years.
The property enjoys an annex of about 130 sq.m. divided into 2 self-contained apartments: they may be used as a space for guests or to develop a small rental business, which gives you something to do with little effort and allows you to cover the annual costs of the property.
One of the apartments features an open plan kitchen/dining/living room with many contemporary elements on the ground floor, while on the upper floor there are 2 bedrooms.
The second apartment has a kitchen/dining/living room and a bedroom on the mezzanine.
The property includes a 4 ha of arable land, fully fenced. From all spots of the land, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Valle Del Metauro and the Appennines, with the sun going down behind the mountains.
A small lake is included in the property: this makes the property perfect also for those, who have animals like horses, donkeys and other grazing animals.
Building a panoramic pool is possible.
The location is fantastic, because you’re not completely isolated, but you have a privacy and a view that are hard to be found.
In Cagli, which is 7 kms from the house, you can find all you need to live a happy, fulfilling life: together with all the basic services, you can also find schools, theatre, cinema, bus station to get to the main towns in the surroundings, as well as many nice and typical restaurants, where you can taste delicious local food, especially mushrooms and truffles. The closest University can be found in Urbino.
Cagli is a city of great artistic value, overflowing with works of art, many of which were carried out under the rule of the Montefeltro.
The surroundings of Cagli are no less evocative and rich in art and history and dotted with interesting fortresses, such as the Castle of Brancaleoni (Piobbico), and with protected areas particularly suitable for those who like hiking or biking.
EPC Rating: G
Energy Performance Index (IPE): 261 kwh/sq.m.*year
Why Buy It
This farm has a special charm: first of all, its shape that follows the course of the grounds seems to make it one with nature. And this is a symptom of the great respect for nature that people once had.
The courtyard, like a cloister, gives it a further touch of uniqueness, as well as making an outdoor space accessible even in winter, because it is protected and sheltered.
The location is far from rude civilization, but close to wonderful places that will capture your heart at first sight for their beauty and cosiness.
Excellent home for a family, but also for those who want to do some business, without too much effort.
Cagli: 7 kms
Furlo Nature Reserve: 15 kms
Umbria: 24 kms
Urbino: 42 kms
Fano: 45 kms
Coast: 46 kms
Pesaro: 55 kms
Airport of Ancona-Falconara: 68 kms
Airport of Perugia: 76 kms