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Localita La Calandrina 9
Casa della Luna in Localita La Calandrina (Sutri) Lazio
Casa della Luna is in a magnificent setting in the Bracciano Martignano Regional Park on the hills above Lake Bracciano. The villa is on a slight elevation that gives commanding views of the valley and, in the distance, through the trees, of the lake. It is a setting of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity with a feeling of the immenseness of nature. At night, the starlit skies are an astronomer’s dream. The birdsong is a joy.
Although the villa feels far from the maddening crowd, it is in the Localita La Calandrina, a small rural community (Italian, American, Swedish, Dutch, British neighbours) which manages its own entrance road and water well, and provides friendship and support.
Casa della Luna, built in 1980 and extensively refurbished in 2014, is on two hectares of land, so it will appeal very much to those with a taste for country living and the possibility of being self-sufficient. There is an existing small vegetable garden (tomatoes, tomatillos, aubergines, courgettes, peppers, onions, garlic, rocket, rocket, watermelons, cucumbers … have been grown). There is also a small olive grove, and fruit trees in the c. 940 m2 garden surrounding the house.
Virtually on the doorstep – wonderful woodland walks, horse riding, and mountain cycling. Entrepreneurial spirits will see the possibilities for establishing a health and wellness retreat in this context. For a few years, there has been a thriving Airbnb business in the independent apartment.
Casa della Luna (252 m2) comprises two apartments: one at the upper garden level, the other at the lower garden level (currently the Airbnb business). The two apartments can easily be re-united by removing the glass bricks currently blocking the doorway.
Upper garden level apartment – A large, light, modern, open-plan living space with wooden beam high ceilings, comprising
• Entrance hall, dining and sitting area (with an active open fire and a pizza oven)
• Modern kitchen with breakfast bar
• 3 bedrooms: master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe), guest bedroom, smaller bedroom/study.
• Bathroom and TV area
• Magazzino in the lower level (of this part of the house).A large storage space, with water storage tanks and the heating system (pellet stove);
currently, part of the magazzino is a book room/study with French windows
• Two terraces, one a South-West-facing terrace with retractable awning, which for most of the year amounts to an additional room
• Covered parking
Lower garden level apartment – Currently available to Airbnb clients, with its own patio & garden, it comprises
• Living/dining and kitchen area
• Two double bedrooms
The apartment is in constant Airbnb demand from spring up to and including Christmas and New Year. It can also be successful as a ‘granny’ residence.
Each apartment has its own water-heating boiler.
Casa della Luna provides generous extended family living space in a particularly beautiful natural setting with considerable potential for developments of different kinds and with easy access to Rome (70 minutes away by car). It is ideal for people who wish to work remotely away from the hassle of big cities but who also need access to an airport and metropolitan life.
ABOUT THE AREA
Lazio – an Unknown Italy
The most famous regions of Italy are of course Tuscany and Umbria. The villa, Bracciano and its lake, and Rome, are in the region known as Lazio. Other than Rome, this is a much less known and unspoilt part of Italy with all the advantages that come with being less on the well-trodden map – many fewer tourists and many more hidden and unspoilt landmarks to be discovered, and with a wonderful local cuisine of distinctive character. This is the land that D H Lawrence evoked so powerfully in Etruscan Places – the Tarquinia and Cerveteri necropoli and are both within easy reach. https://www.italia.it/it/lazio
Rome (70 mins. away by car) ‘One life is not enough for Rome’ say Italians, due to the city’s beauty and wealth in art, archaeological sites, churches, museums, opera, restaurants, bars, la dolce vita … For sports enthusiasts, there are opportunities for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and even archery! https://trevignanoromanoturismo.it/
Trevignano Romano (15 mins. away by car) is an old fishing village that has preserved its historic centre it has grown into a most attractive modern lakeside town with a local population who carry on many of its traditions. There is also an international dimension with a large number of Dutch, English, American, German, and Irish who have homes there. Popular also with Romans because of its lake beaches and lakeside walk, bars, cafes and restaurants, a large supermarket, as well as its ice cream, fruit, fish, meat, fresh pasta and vegetable shops. The constantly changing quality of the light on the lake presents a wonderful challenge for painters. https://trevignanoromanoturismo.it/
Sutri (20 mins. way) One of ‘Italy’s most beautiful towns’, Sutri is an ancient Etruscan hill settlement with an impressive amphitheatre. Its historic town centre boasts a beautiful central square, a cathedral and its crypt, and the Doebbing Palace Museum, in the former tastefully restored bishop’s palace. https://www.sutriturismo.it/
The other lakeside towns (both 40 mins. away) are Bracciano with its impressive medieval castle – used for films and weddings (https://puntoabracciano.it/) and Anguillara Sabazia with its ancient town centre overlooking the lake. (https://www.romatoday.it/eventi/cultura/anguillara-sabazia-guida-visitare-mangiare-dormire.html) There is a good train service from both of these towns to Rome.
Who then is Casa della Luna for? What makes it special?
It’s for people who want
• A delightful villa
• An idyllic natural setting with wonderful views
• To work remotely in peace and tranquilly
• To be virtually self-sufficient
• And who also want access to an international airport (Leonardo da Vinci) and to Rome
• The possibility of developing a business in well-being
• To do horse riding, mountain cycling or water sports
• To write or paint or compose
Living/staying in Casa della Luna will provide the opportunity to follow all and any of these pursuits – and more
• 254m2 of living space
• 20000m2 plot
• 5 bedrooms
• 3 Bathrooms
• Stunning Views
• Stunning Gardens
• Massive potential in the rental market
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Italy
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and sports areas nearby
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