||07 Jan 2021
Sa Domu Spagnola a great opportunity for creative restructuring Sa Domu Spagnola is located in the old centre of Gesturi, an ancient village of Marmilla in Sardinia, that is known for the Giara dei Cavallini and for the devotion to Fra 'Nicola.This ancien
- Property ID: 41353072
- Location: Gesturi
- Property Type: House
- Prices: £ 152,652 / € 170,000 / $ 207,281
Sa Domu Spagnola
a great opportunity for creative restructuring
Sa Domu Spagnola is located in the old centre of Gesturi, an ancient village of Marmilla in Sardinia, that is known for the Giara dei Cavallini and for the devotion to Fra 'Nicola.
This ancient stately house, which dates back to the early 1900s, is a large property that includes a 540 sqm main building on three 180 sqm levels, and several external rooms (warehouses, garages and covered areas), 160 sqm totally, in the courtyards on the front and at the back of the house (618 sqm).
The house is accessed both from an ancient portal common to other buildings that leads to the portal of the house, and from another entrance in the courtyard. An additional entrance from the garage can be made.
In the stone-paved front courtyard there is an ancient well still rich in water, while an ancient stone mill and a stone crusher are in the warehouses, which are completely to be restored.
The roof has been redone and the stone walls have been restored to the raw state.
The wooden beam floors were brought back to the wood and the old cement floor tiles of the 1920s (cementine) were dismantled and preserved so that they can be laid again.
The building is ready for renovation and cleaned up of all the rubble.
Sa Domu Spagnola is really a property for fans of ancient houses that leaves room for creative imagination in both the recovery and use of the rooms.
Gesturi is an ancient village with a remarkably integer old centre which today faces tourism by offering visitors an experience of nature, art and devotion.
Energy class G. IPE> 175 Kwh/m2 per year - data awaiting certification.
Price: euro 170000.
short info about Gesturi
The village of Gesturi in Sardinia is known especially for its Giara, rocky plateau with an extraordinary natural environment where you can admire the famous Cavallini (small horses).
An important centre of the Marmilla, the village is populated since the Middle Ages and today has about 1300 inhabitants. An ancient village which is now opening to the tourism and offers an experience of nature, art and devotion to visitors.
The old centre of Gesturi deserves a special mention thanks to its excellent state. Ancient portals, houses with vaulted arches, perfectly preserved entrances in the narrow streets of the village still recall the centuries-old agro-pastoral culture of the area. The settlement consists of the typical farm houses of the Campidano: low buildings, one or two floors, built around the courtyard closed with arched portals. In the courtyard "sa lolla", the portico under which animals and tools find shelter is like the ideal heart of the house, the intimate place where you make the ritual actions of everyday life.
The Giara and the "Cavallini"
The Giara is a basalt plateau of volcanic origin. Located in central-southern Sardinia, at the border between the lower Marmilla and the Sarcidano, it covers an area of 42 sq km at about 600 m. above sea level.
Surrounded and maybe once protected with an incredible number of nuraghi, and open above lands where man hardly could change anything, the plateau is covered by rocks, forests of oak and cork trees, and Mediterranean vegetation. In so a small area there is such an amount of different plant species that it is a sort of natural museum. Walking along the 14 km of paths of the Giara, discovering the traces left by man in 3500 years, is an experience that has no equal.
But the Giara is best known for its "Cavallini! The Giara horses, a species between the horse and the pony, are brown and have an average height of one metre and twenty at the withers; they live in the wild on the plateau and are perfectly integrated since ancient times, as evidenced by some archaeological sites.
House of Fra Nicola
Gesturi is famous for its Giara, but also for the intense religiosity, thanks to the life-long work of Blessed Fra Nicola, who was born in 188.