736 - Villa Flavia - € 1,950,000
Good local road
Distance to town
Distance to sea
** A Private Country Estate comprising the original Manor House, Guest House, farm house, a 14 metre swimming pool and five hectares of land **
The historic Manor House, dating from 1850, has been meticulously restored retaining all the splendour and character of the original building but with the recent introduction of modern comforts and technology.
A stunning feature of the principal house is the impressive banquetting hall with a beautiful vaulted ceiling, brick arches, original cotto tiles and small grotto to one end. There is also a magnificent full length drawing room with oak floor, beams and lintels and French windows opening onto the raised 40 square metre terrace with panoramic views over the valley and the sea.
The fully fitted kitchen has direct access onto the central courtyard and garden. Additional space includes an excellent wine cellar, food store and ground floor bathroom. Adjacent to the banquetting hall are independent kitchen / catering facilities, guest bathroom and direct external access.
The first floor offers three double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, solid oak flooring and double height ceilings with exposed oak beams.
The Guest House was formerly a chapel and the ground floor now offers a spectacular open plan area with brick arched columns, high vaulted ceiling and would be suitable for finishing as combined living acommodation, main kitchen and bathroom. The first floor comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There is an adjacent two storey brick built farmhouse which is unrestored but its size (160 sq.metres) offers the potential to convert to an independent three bedroom house or six en-suite bedrooms for rental purposes.
Outside, is a spacious central courtyard with large covered gazebo for dining and relaxing overlooking the luxurious 14 metre swimming pool and the lovely open rural views. The surrounding landscaped garden includes the kitchen garden, a vineyard, 50 olive trees and a wonderful variety of fruit, fig and other trees. There is also a highly efficient well providing large quantities of high quality water. The remaining four and a half hectares of land is in arable use. There are two electronic gated entrances and generous areas for parking.
The property occupies a prominent position with commanding views over the surrounding countryside, the Menocchia valley and the sea. It is well located between the popular historic towns of Ripatransone and Montefiore dell'Aso and within one hour of the two local airports.