Villa Sabina – Rebuilt Italian property for Sale
Sale of Le Marche property Italy in the Macerata province
Lovely Villa Sabina, set in a warm, sunny position, surrounded by a rustic hedge, olive trees, vines and fruit trees, at a salubrious elevation of about 400 meters, is accessed through a wrought iron gate and overlooks the charming medieval “borgo” of Camporotondo di Fiastrone in Le Marche province of Macerata.
The village is some 600 meters away, as the crow flies. It has a bar, a grocery/vegetable shop, a good restaurant and a shop for garden products, tools and pet food.
Villa Sabina is in fact a property that comprises two reconstructed, independent houses, originally built in the second half of the 19th century, about 5,300 sq mt of garden, plus project and permission to build a 3rd house if needed. In total this property could provide a buyer with some 470 sq mt of living space.
Its garden, partly terraced, has no fewer than 40 mature trees, is large enough to accommodate a swimming pool of any size or garden installations such as gazebos, pergolas, sheltered garden facilities, etc.
There is also the opportunity of acquiring very cheaply an adjacent, beautiful 16.500 sq mt plot of land, if needed.
Interestingly the site was already chosen by patrician Roman landowners 2000 years ago, as proved by archeological remains found in the area. That doesn’t come as a surprise since the nearby towns of Macerata (Helvia Recina) and Urbisaglia (Urbs Salvia), were themselves Roman cities.
Villa Sabina - The Main House
This Italian house is about 200 square meters on two floors, with rooms of good sizes and proportions. There are three large, pitched roof bedrooms on the first floor, with bathrooms en-suite. The whole house is spacious and full of light, has been rebuilt on new foundations, adopting strict anti-seismic rules but adopting also traditional architectural patterns and materials: floors and ceilings show terracotta tiles and robust wooden beams, so do window sills, while some of the internal stonework remains exposed. On the ground floor, that has three large “saloni”, plus a bathroom and a storeroom, there is a vast 50 sq mt South-East facing terrace. There, in the nice seasons, one can enjoy meals with friends and family or sip “aperitivi” in the open, in magical serenity and with charming views of the medieval village of Camporotondo, of the surrounding hills and of the Sibillini Mountains, the backbone of Central Italy. The building, full of grace and charme, has plenty of antique stone, terracotta and wrought iron details, personally hand-chosen by the owners.
Villa Sabina - The Smaller House
The secondary house is about 55 square meters in size, is South facing and has been reconstructed in the attractive, local sandstone blocks of the old original building. This Italian house, indeed very attractive, includes a number of interesting arches, a traditional porthole, and very high pitched, beamed ceilings. One of these arches is a large doorway, opening onto a South facing, sunny terrace. This property will make a bright, self-contained Italian apartment, to be used as a gym, a workshop, a flat for friends or clients, or whatever you like.
Villa Sabina - The optional third house
Until a few years ago, this group of buildings included a dilapidated barn. We demolished it, retaining the right to build a house instead. The size of this optional third house is substantial: about 220 square meters. So, depending on one's plans, this building could become a fully independent 3 or 4 bedroomed house, or part of a Marche “agriturismo”, or could be turned into 4 small apartments for long or short term rentals. There is plenty of room in the property to accommodate this optional building, and its planning permission, already available, is part and parcel of the Villa Sabina deal.
Location Road Connections
Although the location of this Italian property is unspoilt and possesses the flavour of a bygone era, it is well connected with the outside world. Behind the hills, three miles away, a free motorway (SS77) will take you to the Adriatic Sea in 40 minutes and to the International Airport of Ancona or Perugia in less than one hour. Assisi, Spoleto and Foligno are less than one hour away. If you leave home after breakfast you can have lunch in Rome or Florence, or have a coffee in Saint Mark Square in Venice in mid-afternoon. Many lovely medieval centres are within easy reach. The small town of Camporotondo di Fiastrone, right in front of the property, is literally minutes away (this town and a few others are described on our local “towns page”). The university town of Macerata , administrative centre of the province, is 20 minutes away, with its shops, museums, theatres and Opera House. Nearby are also the university towns of Camerino (less than 20 miles) and Tolentino (8 miles), with its stunning church of St Nicholas, the fascinating little towns of Sarnano, San Ginesio (both named amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy), Gualdo, Penna San Giovanni, Caldarola, and many more.
This Italian property with its two houses, the right to build a third one and the relative project, will be sold for a price of € 315,000. The finishing of the interiors of the houses will be up to the buyers, but we can carry out this work to their specifications
Villa Sabina in short
- Italian garden property from the 19thC, with two lovely houses, whose interiors have to be partly finished to buyer’s specifications.
- Set in 5.300 sq mt of garden, with wrought iron gates and a mature hedge all around (plus chance to buy very cheaply an adjacent, beautiful, 16.500 sq mt extra plot of land).
- Nestling in a tranquil rural location overlooking the little medieval town of Camporotondo.
- Main house, entirely rebuilt on new foundations according to anti-seismic rules, is about 200 sq mt and includes 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a terrific 50 sq mt panoramic terrace.
- Lovely ancillary house of 55 sq mt, in local sandstone, also rebuilt on new foundations according to anti-seismic rules.
- Plan and permission to build a 3rd stone house of about 220 sq mt is included, giving a potential for about 470 sq mt of living space.
- The optional 3rd house could be divided into 4 small apartments, or provide 7/8 rooms for a tourist activity.
Price € 315,000