A unique opportunity to acquire a restored village house located in the beautiful medieval village of Malgrate, with its magnificent castle, where properties rarely come on the market. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property with terrace offers stunning panoramic views across the Magra valley and towards the Apuan Alps, while the Apennines provide a spectacular backdrop.
Malgrate is a small medieval village dominated by the restored castle, parts of which date back to the 14th century. The castle, which is open to the public, is increasingly being used for cultural activities, including exhibitions, concerts, star gazing, and gastronomic events. At Christmas time, the village is turned into a living nativity scene.
Minutes away by car are the beautiful villages of Bagnone, Filetto and Mocrone, and the town of Villafranca. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets and sporting facilities. Work on the new 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo is scheduled to start in the summer of 2015 at Filetto.
The 17th century stone house, which is situated at the edge of the village, is approximately 80 square metres, on three levels and has a tiled roof. Between 2005 and 2008 the house was completely restored inside with new electrics, plumbing and central heating. All flooring was replaced, as well as the bathroom furniture, fitted kitchens and all appliances. All new doors and windows (with shutters in the traditional style) are double-glazed and have modern, secure locking systems. External works included repointing and roof renovations.
The ‘main house’ has a double bedroom, huge bathroom with laundry facilities, living room and kitchen. A self-contained ‘cantina’ (with its own front door) is below, which has a double bedroom, generous bathroom and kitchenette.
Outside a south-facing terrace of about 30 square metres offers spectacular 180 degree views as far as the Apuan Alps some 35km away.
On the ‘ground floor’ (off the terrace)
The south-facing, fully glazed front door leads into the living room, which is 3.6m x 3.8m, with access to the kitchen and stairs to the first floor. There are 2 radiators and a wood-burning stove, and a west-facing window.
The kitchen is 3.3m x 3.8m with handmade kitchen cabinets in solid chestnut, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher. There is a dining area in the kitchen, with a radiator and south-facing window.
The bedroom is 3.0m x 4.0m with large radiator and two windows facing south and west.
The bathroom is 3.4m x 4.0m with 90cm glass shower, full-sized bath, hand basin, bidet and WC. There are two tall towel-dryer radiators and custom-fitted cupboards conceal the boiler, washing machine, tumble dryer and provide plenty of storage space. The window faces to the south.
The half-glazed front door opens on to a kitchenette with radiator, fridge, sink and fitted cupboards in solid chestnut. The bathroom is 2.0m x 2.2m with a tall towel-dryer radiator, shower, hand basin, bidet and WC. The sleeping area is 3.3m x 2.8m with radiator and south- facing window.
Most of the furniture is of high quality and, together with all appliances, is included in the price. All room measurements subject to confirmation.
For more information or to view the property, please contact:
Michael at Lunigiana 2000
+39 335 87 36 139
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