Luxury Country House in Marche - Italy
Originally a Family Home, this prestigious house built around the 18th century, was lovingly restored and updated retaining most of its original features.
This comprises 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 Living rooms + Lush 4.000 sq.m. landscaped garden with Olive, Cherry, Walnut, Pomegranate, Caca, Fig, Apple and Quince trees. (Main House & 2 self-contained units)
The house measures about 390 sq.m. and is quite Unique in that the restoration was carried out by artisan craftsmen. It has evolved as a place to frequently host friends and family providing peace and tranquillity. It is situated within a short distance of the historical village of Ponzano di Fermo. (Marche Region of East Central Italy) and is just 13km from the beach at Porto San Giorgio. It offers a 360-degree panoramic view onto surrounding Hill-top Medieval Villages and countryside.
With many recent additions, this property offers all the amenities and characteristics for transforming into a small Boutique Hotel and or a “Wellness” Centre.
It could function as a self-contained apartment. The living room, originally were two rooms, which have now been modernised into one larger one, has the wonderful characteristic feature of the original ‘Cotto Pianelle’ floor. These beautiful floors extend all through the whole of the downstairs area, and are also present in the 1st floor bathrooms. Lots of natural light comes from the three sets of patio doors opening onto the gardens. A focal point is the fire place which has an open wrought iron fire basket with oak surround on a raised hearth. The house and garden have been restored in keeping with all the historical original characteristics, while transforming it into a modern and comfortable abode.
Still integral part of the Lounge, but really considered ‘adjacent’ to it, is a cosy Reading/ Study/ Office room, with its floor to ceiling Library area.
Between the Lounge & the Kitchen is a pleasant separate Dining Room with built-in units. Two windows face onto the main front garden, towards the swimming pool. There is a wall fresco commissioned by American artist Sheila Kern.
Kitchen & Utility Room
One of the main features is the wonderful kitchen (34 sq.m.). It has a traditional ‘Travi’ ceiling, which is 4 meters tall at its highest point. It is furnished with oak units and tiled worktops and has a traditional Pizza Oven, three sinks, a De Longhi multi-fuel range cooker and a massive Olive beam over the recessed cooker area. The Patio doors to the front open into a kitchen garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room and linen store housing the gas boiler.
Shower Room + Separate Storage Room (6 sq.m.).
Fully tiled shower room, toilet, bidet and large wash basin
It is composed of 3 Bedrooms, 1 Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, Galleried Library, Laundry room, Sitting room + Terrace – (could function as a self-contained apartment)
There are three spacious double bedrooms (two on the first floor) & another one along-side the Long Galleried Landing, used as a second library room, reached by a winding staircase. These bedrooms have wooden floors, as does the upstairs library area.
A fully equipped (4×3 sq.m.) kitchen with wall to wall built in storage cupboards opens onto the “L” shaped terrace of 72 sq.m. with panoramic views over the countryside. The large central landing forms a living room, a traditional design of the period with an original stone fireplace. There are 2 bathrooms each adjacent to the first floor bedrooms. The largest bathroom measures 14 sq.m. A small wet laundry room is next to the main bedroom, which houses a washing machine and shelving for linen.
The original Cotto ‘Pianelle’ floors have been expertly restored, on the whole principle part of the property, including the Kitchen area and the upstairs bathrooms.
All these have been professionally sealed and treated for modern day usage and easy cleaning.
Some of the doors were the original ones and have been restored and re-varnished; the others are bespoke.
The windows are double-glazed with internal and external shutters.
Present in the main rooms throughout the house:
– Multiple Power Points & service bells
– WI-FI access throughout the property
– TV and Satellite TV points
– Central heating throughout the main house -upstairs and down stairs having with separately controlled
Heating is provided by an LPG tank connected to a boiler.
In the main part of the house we also find an individual, homely, 2 bedroom en-suite / Living-Dining-Kitchen “Annex”. (72 sq.m.),
Besides the “Annex” apartment, there is also a 65 sq.m., 2 bedroom en-suite / Living and fully equipped Dining-Kitchen hospitality suite with its own “under-cover Loggia”.
Besides these, close by the main house there is still scope for further additions in the other out-buildings if required. There is an underground Workshop 30 sq.m. and a part-open fronted wooden structure called a Tettoia measuring 45 sq.m.. It currently used as storage and as a quiet reading area away from the sun.
This extensive Property is accessed through tall, electric wrought iron Gates and is entirely fenced, making it very ‘Child & Pet Friendly’. The Private Driveway is bordered by many olive trees, off a very quiet provincial road. It is set at the bottom of the long, gravelled driveway, which winds around the various garden areas. A recent addition is the 5 x 10 m. tiled swimming pool which sits in its own secluded garden, but just a stone’s throw away from the main house allowing morning swimmers not to disturb late risers!
The various areas of the mature landscaped gardens form a ‘variety’ of spaces, dotted around the property, to satisfy the expectations of the of family and friends, from ‘open sunny’ areas, to more ‘Shaded Grassy’ places, to the various ‘Under-Cover Loggia’ areas ideal for ‘Al Fresco’ wining & dining, or just purely relaxing.
The property has a private well, which is very useful as it keeps the emergency water tank filled and enables the current owners to refill the swimming pool and water the lawns.
The location of the house is very convenient: besides the extensive, very mature varied gardens, the estate is surrounded by fields, wisely cultivated by the local farmers affording it much privacy and a feeling of being isolated although the nearest village of Capparuccia is around 1,5 Kms away.
Capparuccia is a small, quiet town, best known for being very close to beautiful Fermo and just 15 kms away from the beaches and fashionable shops in Porto San Giorgio.
Why Buy It
If you are planning to change your life and devote it to give fun and relax to other people – while enjoying La Dolce Vita yourself – this property is simply perfect: it’s already arranged as a small accommodation business and it’s working with good profits. As a matter of facts, such a property attracts international tourists looking for peace and nature, not too far from the beaches.
Moreover, there’s potential to improve the facilities offered to guests: a project was planned at for the Tettoia to build a (5 – 9 person) sauna. Everything is on site and waiting to be constructed. Tiles are also on site for the area alongside, which could be dedicated to a hydro-spa area. This would all be a benefit to turning the present complex into a more select “Wellness Facility”.
- PROPERTY: Country House
- SIZE (sq.m.): 390
- ROOMS: 24
- BEDROOMS: 7
- BATHROOMS: 7
- LAND / GARDEN: 4.000 sq.m.
- GARAGE: Yes
- SWIMMING POOL: Yes
- ANNEXES: Yes, 2 (72 sq.m. and 65 sq.m.)
- CONDITION: Excellent
- POSITION: Hill
- CITY / TOWN: Capparuccia
- PROVINCE: Fermo
- REGION: Marche
- ACCESS: Gated Entry
- ELECTRICITY: Yes
- WATER: Yes
- TELEPHONE: Yes
- INTERNET: Yes
- GAS: Yes
- HEATING: Yes
- Disable Friendly: No
- OTHER: Rental Potential
First Town with Services: 1,5 kms
Ponzano Di Fermo: 4 kms
Fermo: 10 kms
Porto San Giorgio: 15 kms
A14 Motorway: 15 kms
Beaches: 16 kms
Grottammare: 36 kms
Sibillini Mountains: 45 kms
Airport of Ancona-Falconara: 76 kms