Historic Stone House for sale late 1800s
A slice of Sicilian history, this unique character property is the perfect Mediterranean hideaway nestled in the hill town of Cianciana, Sicily.
The house has been restored recently with an eye for the traditional, incorporating traditional Sicilian stone floors, Moroccan tile work and a traditional Shaker kitchen.
The living room and kitchen , which have been restored from two adjoining stables, are slightly below ground level meaning they are cool in summer and warm in winter.
The living room has a lovely original Well in it, which has been furnished with a pump enabling the owner to have access to an unlimited supply of water in the downstairs area of kitchen and bathroom. It also includes a wood burner, tiled floors and storage cupboards. The french doors and windows are fitted with mosquito nets.
The kitchen includes an exposed stone wall, vaulted ceilings, fitted Shaker kitchen units (including fridge, hob and storage baskets and tiled floors.
On the same floor there is spare room on ground level which can be used as a third bedroom/study/utility and which houses a separate water heater for downstairs and leads to a shower room, which includes a recycled wood basin bench, and a large shower unit.
Stairs lead to 2 bedrooms (in Jack and Jill style) and spiral staircase leading to a small terrace area.
The main bedroom has beautiful a velux window giving lots of light, stone floor, original beams and porcelain traditional light fittings.
The second bedroom has a stone floor, a Victorian bath at the foot of the bed and a spiral staircase leading to the small roof terrace.
Both bedrooms feature balcony windows with fitted mosquito nets.
In between the 2 bedrooms there is a toilet, basin and shower unit with a large shower head. The space benefits from original beams.
The terrace (with access from bedroom 2) is tiled and has outdoor water access. There is also storage space for outdoor furniture and a second water boiler for an upstairs supply.
The property, unusually, benefits from a shared access (4 houses) gated courtyard to the side of the house. Perfect for parties!
In addition, the house benefits from new electrics downstairs, and new window frames with wooden shutters.
This historic home is secluded just off the main street with its bars, shops, restaurants and churches. There is a market every Tuesday morning and a larger market 20 minutes away in Ribera on Thursday mornings both markets sell an array of food, clothing and household goods. The nearest beach is 25 minutes away.