Historic villa, with farmhouse next door requiring restoration and 3 hectares of land (plus 30 ha to be optionally purchased), for sale in Le Marche, between Arcevia and Serra San Quirico and half an hour from Senigallia. Ideal as bed and breakfast or an impressive residence.
Description of buildings
The property comprises two buildings, the Main Villa, measuring 574 net sq.m over three floors, and a 31 net sq.m private chapel; and a Farmhouse, requiring restoration, measuring 778 net sq.m. in total over three floors.
Those who wish to may purchase a further 31 hectares of land, with another farmhouse, also requiring restoration, measuring 335 gross sq.m over three floors, plus 126 sq.m of loft space and a storehouse next door measuring 50 sq.m.
The land is mainly used as arable land and pasture, with a small woodland area.
State and finishing
The main villa is in excellent condition and has undergone restoration while maintaining as best as possible its original features: wood-beamed ceilings, antique tile floors and large fireplaces.
On several of the ceilings, you can see remnants of frescoes; further evidence of the building’s elegance and class.
It is not certain exactly when the villa was built, nor whether it was built before or after the private chapel.
However, the villa is believed to have been built between the 18th and early 20th centuries.
The property originally belonged to the Counts of Fiumi-Sermattei and was also owned by Pope Leone the 12th's family, who is thought to have used the property as a hunting estate as he mentions in one of his poems.
The Main Villa and the Farmhouse are surrounded by 3 hectares of land with the possibility to enlarge it to 30 hectares.
Use and potential uses
Villa Leone would be perfect as a bed and breakfast business, thanks to its central location in relation to Le Marche’s best loved beaches and inland areas with their rich history and natural beauty, and to its size. The farmhouse, once restored, could be entirely converted into accommodation, which would dramatically increase the number of bedrooms.
There is also nothing to stop the property being used as a luxury private residence or an agricultural business. In this case, there is the interesting opportunity to buy a further 31 hectares of land, consisting mostly of arable land and pasture and housing another farmhouse, also requiring restoration.