729 - La Casa Padronale
Montalto Delle Marche
Good local road
** A substantial meticulously restored farmhouse with landscaped garden, pool, vineyard and some of the finest views in the region ! **
This is a perfect example of a traditional Marche farmhouse that has been carefully restored to the highest standard and sympathetically finished to an outstanding level of interior design using many original materials. The professionally landscaped garden is also a real feature.
This impressive stone and brick built property offers generously proportioned rooms throughout and exudes a feeling of luxurious space on all three floors. The original oak timber beams and fine cotto flooring are a lovely reminder of the history of the building.
The main entrance to the house is through the brick arched front door to the central entrance hall, living room with traditional arched ceiling, wood burning stove and double doors to the adjacent second living room / study with direct access to the terrace and garden. The spacious fully fitted kitchen has a high timber ceiling and double doors opening onto the large covered portico with space for seating and dining. There is a separate formal dining room, utility room and storeroom.
A wide cotto staircase leads to the first floor with solid pine flooring throughout. On the half-landing is a bathroom with shower and dressing area. Off the main central landing with part exposed stone and brick walls are three double bedrooms - all with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. One bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with roll-topped bath and shower over, another has a dressing area and en-suite bathroom with shower.
A wide stone topped staircase provides access to a large terrace overlooking the garden and pool and with views towards the surrounding medieval towns. The second floor offers a self-contained suite comprising an open plan living room with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, a double bedroom with high timber beam ceiling and adjoining bathroom with shower. Outside is a private west facing terrace with views over the vineyard and towards the mountains. If required, it would be possible to create a separate external entrance to this floor.
Outside is a beautiful landscaped garden, full of interesting features and planting and including a mix of fig, fruit and ornamental trees. The variable depth heated swimming pool has a stone wall backdrop around the seating area. There is also a very large (70 sq m) timber built garden store and workshop with potential for conversion to additional accommodation and a garage. Double entrance gates and a tree-lined drive lead to the substantial gravelled parking area.
The land extends to four hectares and includes a producing vineyard and olive grove of 70 trees.
The property is well located just a few minutes drive from Montalto Delle Marche with its excellent local facilities. The two local airports are only 90 minutes away.