Restored Monastery with Pool in Northern Marche
In a haven of rest and relaxation, close to the Verdicchio, Rosso Conero and Bianchello vineyards, surrounded by nature where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there is a place of pure enjoyment.
This unique farmhouse is placed on the rolling hills of Pergola, just a few kilometres from Urbino, the sea and the mountains.
The Main House
After a few years of careful restoration, finally in 2010 this lovely property was brought to a new, magnificent life.
The original structure dates back to the 12th century (or maybe earlier) and originally it was an important parish church, later converted into a farm. To substantiate this argument, there is the old chapel, attached to the house, where you can see its bell tower, still perfectly preserved.
The total area of the main casale is about 507 sq.m. and it is typically constructed, as featured by the central turet, where a cozy and private apartment with beautiful views has been built.
The main entrance leads to the spacious and bright private apartment. You enter via a portico and from here you can reach several areas of the house: on the right there is a big and comfortable living room, with direct exit to the garden; on the left there is the dining room, directly connected to the fully equipped kitchen; in a central position with respect to the entrance, there is the big studio, which could be also used as an additional living room.
In a completely separate and private position, there is the massive master bedroom, with ensuite bathroom. The bedroom and the bathroom are directly connected via an arch with no door, to give a feeling of wide space. The bathroom enjoys a bathtub and, behind a partition wall, there is also a shower.
Stepping up to the first floor, you can find 2 additional bedrooms – very spacious and luminous – both with en-suite bathroom.
The private apartment, as well as the whole house, was restored bringing back to life all the stones and using, as much as possible, the original materials, as the tiles and the wood beams, to give the house the real original look it used to have in the past.
The main building enjoys 3 additional apartments, all with independent entrance.
Apartment – 80 square meters
It develops on 2 floors: on the ground floor a lovely living room and a kitchen have been built. On the first floor, there are 2 spacious bedrooms with views and a bathroom with shower.
Apartment – 110 square meters
It develops on 2 floors: on the ground floor there is a living room with french window leading out to the garden. Separately there is a big kitchen. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub.
Apartment – 70 square meters
This is a kind of loft on the top floor (the turret), with beautiful views all over the surrounding countryside. During clear days it is possible to see the sea.
The apartment is composed by an open-plan kitchen and living room, directly connected through an arch to the double bedroom and to the bathroom with shower. It could also be easily converted into a studio, hobby room or reading room, where you can find some peace and full silence. It is already connected to the main private aparment via the main internal staircase.
Attached to the house, there is a small private chapel, currently unrestored and that could be converted for several purposes. For example it could be ideal for those, who are planning to rent the property for weddings, as the chapel could be used for a romantic ceremony and then enjoy the wedding party in the garden and by the landscaped pool.
Close to the main house, there is an annex very well and cleverly restored as it is useful for several purposes.
Facing the swimming pool, there is the entrance to the 5th apartment. On the right there is an open-plan kitchen and living room: this space is quite interesting as it enjoys a double height ceiling, which gives a very airy look to the room. Thanks to big windows, plenty of light is guaranteed. In this room there is a mezzanine that could be used as a bedroom or a studio.
Opposite the living area, there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. A guest bathroom with shower is placed in between.
At the back of the building there is a storage for the gardening tools and also a summer kitchen has been built, so that you can have wonderful dinners out in the garden or by the pool, with no need to use the internal kitchen.
The Garden and Land
The property is surrounded by a 4.800 mature garden, dominated by a huge, old oak erecting in front of the house, as to protect it.
Separate from the main house and in a position with an open view over the sweet rolling hills, there is the 5×10 swimming pool with roman steps. The pool is surrounded by tiles, so you can sit comfortably on sunbeds and admire the beautiful panorama. It is special, as the sun goes down and you are chilling or tasting a fresh drink.
The garden also enjoys a parking area.
The whole property is surrounded by almost 1 hectare agricultural land, that can be cultivated or just left as it is since it does not need special maintainance. This big plot of land guarantees additional privacy,
Do you know those small Italian villages, very authentic, sometimes unknown, but amazing and beautiful to visit? One of these is Pergola, one of the truffle villages in Marche. Pergola has a historical, cultural, folkloristic, food and wine abundance that you can see and taste. Its location, between the sea and the mountains, makes it easy to reach many interesting places in Marche and more: whether you’d like to spend a day by the beach, sightseeing Urbino and its wonderful sights, hiking in Passo del Furlo or Gola della Rossa, you can reach all these beautiful places in less than 1 hour.
The location of the house is excellent, as you have only a 600mt white road, very well maintained, and then you are directly on the main paved road, leading you to all services. Though not too far from the main road, being on an elevated position, once you are in the house and garden, nothing will disturb your privacy and the peacefulness that characterizes this place.
Why Buy It
This casale has a unique charm: the careful restoration was meant to preserve and bring back to life the original look of the building. As you step into, you can almost smell history coming out of each single stone.
It is a good location for a very big family, who wants to have a proper mansion in Italy, where they can welcome and receive their friends.
It is even better as a rental property, where you can live without disturbing your guests, and vice versa: while your private apartment will give you privacy and comforts, your guests can enjoy wonderful holidays, thanks to the independent apartments.
The small chapel is perfect for those who want to rent the house for romantic weddings in Italy. This will give you an additional source of financial gain.
Being a high-level property, profits will not only cover the annual expenses of the house, but you can do a small business, while enjoying the Italian nature and lifestyle.
Energy Efficiency Rate Certificate: Ordered
- First Town with Services: 5 kms
- Pergola: 8 kms
- A14 Motorway: 33 kms
- Sea: 35 kms
- Passo del Furlo: 38 kms
- Urbino: 45 kms
- Pesaro: 52 kms
- Airport of Ancona-Falconara: 54 kms
- San Marino: 82 kms