Beautifully and sensitively restored medieval monastery with exceptional views in the hills and mountains of Southern Marche just half an hour from the Adriatic Sea.
A great deal of the historic character of the monastery, where, in the 12th Century the Farfensi monks took refuge when they fled Rome during the Saracen invasions, has been carefully maintained. The room where the monks once made wine and the grotto are a testimony to the exquisite historic detail that remains. Outside and in, the local golden Montelparo stone has been used and the doors, beams and window frames are all in chestnut.
There are 5 bedrooms all with their own bathroom, one of which has its own kitchen/diner and separate entrance. The house was upgraded in 2012 and is well equipped and perfectly suitable for year-round occupation.
The mature and well managed garden dominates the surrounding countryside with views across the valley and towards the Sibillini mountains in the distance. There is a heated pool and the ruins of a small chapel both of which naturally blend in with the Mediterranean style of the garden.
The house and garden are surrounded by about 5 Ha of undisturbed olives, woodland and fields.