4 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Sant Angelo In Pontano, Macerata, Le Marche
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- A TRUE Villa
- Sleeps 12
- Perfect Marriage of Rustic and Contemporary
- Big, Spacious, Bright, Open Plan Architecture
- 410 sqm House over 3 Floors
- 5x15 Pool with Big Surround and Pergola
- Close to Everything
- Anti-Seismic Construction
- Big, Big Views - Adriatic Sea & Sibillini Mountains
- Excellent Build Quality & Finish Quality
There's a clever phrase in Italy, in Latin, that you'll frequently hear - Vino Veritas - which means "In Wine, the Truth" and refers to how a glass of wine can sometimes bring out the truth! We borrow from this phrase as we craft the name for an outstanding villa just outside Sant'Angelo in Pontano. We call it VILLA VERITAS, which translates as "The TRUE VILLA". And, this property is exactly that - spacious, comfortable, outstanding build and finish quality, striking views, lovely garden and a big pool. Let's raise a glass in celebration of Villa Veritas!
Villa Veritas is a true villa. It starts with the size of the house - 410 sqm. That's a villa! The house is designed for good living and is arrayed over three floors. It has two loggias and can sleep 12. The overall "feel" of Villa Veritas is one of openness and light. The ground floor of the villa is entered via a proper foyer. You enter the main door and the entryway is open and full of light as it extends all the way to the roof. On this ground floor there is a feature, custom fitted kitchen. It's spacious, open, full of light from the high ceilings, french doors and skylights. A nice architectural feature is that you step down from the kitchen to the bright and airy dining area, integrated into the kitchen layout. There's a stand-alone wood-burner in the center. The real beauty of this space comes from the perfect marriage of rustic elements and materials with a very contemporary architectural style.
Also on the ground floor we have a comfortable living room with beamed ceilings and an old style fireplace. There's a snug/lounge, a sizeable office (which can double as another bedroom), a WC, a bathroom with shower and a big laundry/utility room that even has travertine tiles on the wall! Storage areas abound here as well. All this is indicative of a true villa. It's rare to find this much space and this much comfort in an entire house, let alone a single floor.
Moving to the first floor, there is a central lounge with access to the outside staircase with small terrace, an architectural nod to the true Marchigiano farmhouses of the past. Here we find 3 bedrooms. Two are very comfortable guest bedrooms that share a big family bathroom. The other is a large master suite of 21 sqm. with a well-appointed bathroom. The bedrooms have parquet flooring. Heading to the second floor, the owners have elected to use this space, officially registered as an "under-roof" space, as two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Villa Veritas is also a true villa in terms of its build quality. The exterior of the villa is perfectly pointed old stone, true sculpted stone from an age long gone, reworked and placed stone-by-stone in the very sympathetic restoration of the villa. The actual footprint and form of the villa are features unto themselves. They do not form a simple rectangle, but instead a unique shape that add lots of architectural interest both inside and outside the villa. Also of great note is the fact that Villa Veritas is an anti-seismic structure, restored to stringent structural standards. So, even for those things you don't see, Villa Veritas is true to the highest standards.
Moving outdoors at Villa Veritas we start with the two loggias. These are the quintessential outdoor living spaces. One of the loggias runs the entire length of the house, allowing you to enjoy sunrises off to the east and sunsets off to the west, all from the same lounge chair and dining table! The views at Villa Veritas are the real deal. There are views to one side of the Adriatic Sea and to the other of the full range of the majestic Sibillini Mountains. There are at least 20 hill-towns visible from the plot, each with its unique bell-tower, each stunningly illuminated at dusk. The views here are what everyone looks for but few are able to find.
You will enjoy taking in those views from the 4,000 sqm. plot. While you're close to everything, your privacy at Villa Vera is absolute. The gardens are mature, and arranged as one would expect from a villa. There are several feature olive trees in strategic spots. The plot is relatively flat, which is also something prized in Le Marche. The pool area is worthy of a villa, too. The 5m x 15m pool is just lovely. It has centrally positioned Roman stairs and the tiled surround is quite large. The pool pergola is a refuge from the full-day sun and provides a peaceful spot for enjoying the views.
We mentioned the 20 hill-towns visible from the plot. The closest of these is lovely Sant'Angelo in Pontano. You can drive there in 5 minutes. The town has a supermarket, cafes and restaurants as well as postcard-like views from its panoramic walkways. Villa Veritas is close to EVERYTHING. It is under 10-15 minutes to classic hill-towns, such as Loro Piceno, San Ginesio, Colmurano, Urbisaglia, Servigliano and many many others and is perfectly situated for enjoying all there is to see, sample and sip in Le Marche. Should you wish to test the theory of Vino Veritas, the Saputi and La Murola vineyards are both within a 10 minute drive from the villa. Adriatic beaches are 40 minutes away and the trails, picnic areas, mountain biking, skiing (and lots more) of the Sibillini Mountains National Park are 35 minutes away. Provincial capital Macerata is 20 minutes away and Ancona airport is a 70 minute drive from the house. The surrounding area has an abundance of places to eat, together with weekly markets and local purveyors of olive oil, wine, cheeses, vegetables and meat.
So, if you're searching for that TRUE villa in Le Marche, we suggest a bit of VILLA VERITAS, at the villa that's true to its name - Villa Veritas, the REAL villa.
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