The Le Marche Style House is an historic house with its own adjoining chapel, dating from the 17th century. Recently reborn after a sensitive restoration, it sleeps twelve guests and is available to rent for private family holidays, weddings, events, courses and photoshoots.
Situated on a quiet country ‘strada bianca’, a white rural lane, three hundred and fifty meters above sea level, overlooking the town of Apiro to the north and the picturesque village of Poggio San Vicino to the south, nestled in the foothills of Monte San Vicino,The Le Marche Style House is a beautiful 17th century former monastery-turned gentleman’s villa. Discovered six years ago as a sleeping romantic ruin, it has been renovated to a high standard whilst keeping its character and soul strongly intact. Complete with swimming pool and its own one-hectare vineyard, the house offers the perfect combination for a classic Italian family holiday: a beautiful rural setting not far from the life, culture and cuisine of picture-postcard Marchigiani towns.
Accommodating twelve people plus a few children, this historic property comprises seven bedrooms over two floors. The master bedroom with en suite bathroom which has a claw foot bath and wet room shower and adjoining single bedroom or dressing room are on the first floor.
There are five further double bedrooms, three bathrooms, underfloor heating, modern fitted kitchen linked to a kitchen breakfast room with open fireplace, two large sitting rooms with open fire, TV/DVD room, separate dining room, utility room and downstairs shower/WC room, grand central corridor, entrance hall, cloakroom and chapel.
The house comfortably accommodates three families: on the first floor the master bedroom and adjoining single room/dressing room share one bathroom and separate entrance; one small double bedroom with a French “one and a half bed” is located off the central landing area; a separate archway links two further double bedrooms one with king size bed, the other with a queen and a single bed and a shared bathroom between them with sunken bath, WC, bidet and walk-in shower. The attic (third) floor has full standing height and comprises of two large double bedrooms,one with three single beds and one with a queen bed and sofa bed. There is a bathroom in between them with WC, bidet, bath and shower attachment. Note there is some compromised head space here.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of library with archway leading to a large sitting room with two comfortable three seater sofas surrounding an open fire place and French windows out to the garden and outdoor eating area under the shade of a beautiful oak tree opposite. The house was restored respecting the original room layouts, thus the rooms flow off the main central corridor with archways to the chapel at one end and library at the other. The old kitchen with fireplace and breakfast table links to a modern fitted kitchen. The TV room with DVD player and Dolby Surround Sound lies between the study and formal dining room, both with French windows to an outside gravel terrace. There is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and butler’s sink with adjoining downstairs shower room and WC with door to the outside which serves as a useful swimming pool change area. A further downstairs cloakroom with sink and bidet lies off the entrance hall next to the Chapel. The original baptismal font is set into the stone wall.
To the exterior lies a swimming pool and terrace Mature trees, including olives, pear, walnut and grand oaks compliment the newly laid grass lawns and sweeping driveway around the property.
The charming small town of Apiro is only five minutes drive away, lovely Cupramontana, the capital of the Verdicchio wine region, lies ten minutes away and the town of Cingoli twenty minutes drive away past the pretty man-made Cingoli lake. The historic cities of Jesi and Fabriano, two important centres, lie within a twenty five minute drive. Ancona is the nearest international airport,with direct flights to London Stansted, and Rome is only two and a half hours away by train or three hours by car.