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8 bedroom country house for sale

Italy - Le Marche, Ascoli Piceno, Venarotta


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Key features:

  • Traditional stone buildings
  • Oak beamed ceilings
  • Quality of restoration
  • Spectacular views
  • Swimming pool

Full description:

Complesso Portella is a rural complex located in a panoramic position with open views of the Sibillini and the Gran Sasso mountain ranges, circa 12 km from the historic centre of Ascoli Piceno and right in the heart of the southern truffle woods.

The complex comprises a large stone farmhouse, structurally restored and with utilities connected but in need of finishing, and a smaller house, also in stone, totally restored and finished to a high standard. To the rear of the main house are three caves, currently used as utility areas. The two houses are connected by an external stairway and, whilst relatively close to each other, both enjoy a high degree of privacy in their own separate setting.

The large stone farmhouse develops over three levels for circa 377sqm (gross), and has been restored to a "builders finish" state. The main utilities (electricity and water) have been installed, and it still requires central heating, plastering (part of the internal stone walls could be left "a vista"), flooring, windows on the upper floor, additional partition walls as required, and finishing to taste. The existing project foresees, on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms, a living room/open kitchen and a shower room. On the first floor, there would be the lounge, the kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a separate cloakroom. The second floor could host a large bedroom with en-suite living room and bathroom, and a second bedroom with en-suite shower room.

The smaller house sits in its own private garden, offering uninterrupted spectacular views across the valley and to the mountains. A former farmhouse of circa 120sqm over two floors, it has been restored to a high standard and with every comfort, including air conditioning and a fully equipped modern kitchen. At the same time, the house retains all its original character and features, such as hand carved sandstone walls and oak beams thoughout. On the ground floor, there is a huge open-plan kitchen/dining area. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a dressing area, all with 4mt high exposed oak ceilings. The house is currently used as a holiday let, bringing in circa £12,000 p.a., with further scope for winter rentals.

Outdoor, the swimming pool is set in a large lawned area surrounded by olive trees. The pool area and garden is fully lit and has a large portico for "al fresco" dining with barbeque.

The property includes 1.2 hectares of land, containing various fruit trees with the possibility of planting 600 truffle plants. Just outside the property, fantastic nature trails open up through woods and hills, offering spectacular views and wildlife, from deers running through the woods to falcons soaring above.

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Ciampino (International), 86.8 miles
  • Leonardo da Vinci (International), 97.4 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

Villa - 1st floor
Villa - Ground floor
To view this property or request more details, contact
Paradise Possible, Le Marche

Liberation Ventures LTD, PO BOX 3379, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4WG, UK.
03339 396710  Local call rate
About Paradise Possible, Le Marche

Our History
"It was 10 winters ago, December 1998. I still remember the conference room at Confindustria Marche. It was absolutely packed. We knew that we were going to present something that would turn Territory Marketing on its head. Giuliano and I were at the conference table, wondering whether the message would get through...

Looking back, it certainly did get through, and spread throughout the world faster than we could have imagined, probably more so than amongst the people in that room and across the region itself. We had taken on the mission to make Le Marche famous and "bring the world to Le Marche", and we did it.

Since then, so many people from all over the world have relied on Paradise Possible to find their own paradise in the Marche countryside, or special places to spend their holiday. Many have settled and reinvented their life over here, with the help of our Network, and many more have been visiting the region just to follow their passions, with Paradise Possible as their guide."

From Happy 10th Anniversary Paradise Possible! by Grazia Grazi

Paradise Possible today
Originally conceived as a pioneering territory-marketing website to launch undiscovered regions around the world, Paradise Possible is today the premier online guide to the best of Le Marche - Italy, covering Country Property,Travel & Accommodation, Food & Wine.

The site's history in a nutshell
From its first conception back in 1996 to what it is now, the site has undergone several changes in its appearance and functionality, whilst new applications have been added with each new release. Here are the milestones of the site's history:

December 1998 – Paradise Possible goes live with its first interactive application (Marche Country Homes), designed to help visitors find their own paradise in the Marche countryside, coupled with a first introduction to the region (Introducing Le Marche).

February 2002 – Release 2 is launched, featuring a new section dedicated to Travel & Accommodation (Traveller’s Paradise) and a new territory database architecture, as part of a joint marketing initiative with the Marche Regional Authority. Two new applications (Passions & Places and Where to Stay) allow visitors to build their own itineraries and book accommodation around them, on the basis of their passions and personal preferences.

April 2005 – A fourth application dedicated to food lovers (Marche Food & Wine) is launched at La Dolce Vita 2005, London. The new section features an interactive guide to the best local products and producers, with an online shopping facility ranging over 120 prodotti tipici for home delivery across Europe (The Shop).

May 2009 – Here comes Release 3, totally redesigned and on a new web platform. Easier to navigate from any point to any point and across applications, the new release offers new search, selection and save facilities, helping visitors to make each session more productive and retain search criteria and results for subsequent visits. On the editorial side, four Magazines - one for each section - provide dedicated articles and news content, whilst a totally made-over Food & Wine Shop comes packed with information about each product on sale, for the benefit of the discerning and health-conscious consumer.


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Paradise Possible, Le Marche

Liberation Ventures LTD, PO BOX 3379, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4WG, UK.
or call 03339 396710
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