Need to change your life? It is your power of choice that enables you to activate positive change in your life. Why not start from Italy and why not from Le Marche?
This former Monastery – dating back to the 17th century – is what you need to start a brand new life, surrounded by the pleasures of life and nature, in a relaxing environment, without however renouncing an active life, made of social relationships. This property will allow you to live in Marche – Matelica – managing a B&B and restaurant business. It is therefore the perfect property if your vocation is to entertain others and make them happy.
The Main Building
The main building measures about 450 sq.m. and it was restored respecting the soul, character and memories it has brought along all this time. With a squared shape, the building develops over 2 floors:
The access is via its original entrance, where the grit floors and the compass of the wind rose have been preserved. From here you can access the various rooms. One of the most charming is certainly the lounge with stove and library area: it’s a perfect space where you or your guests can sit down and relax, chatting or reading a good book.
On this floor there are also 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 of them featuring an en-suite bathroom, and a studio.
This floor is all dedicated to relax, with 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom. From all windows, you can enjoy lovely views over the marchigiano countryside.
The basement (136 sq.m.) is the area dedicated to the restaurant, with 2 large dining rooms, a fully equipped professional kitchen and toilets. The technical rooms are also located on this floor. The dining rooms are very special and cozy, with a lovely arch that ideally divides the spaces and the original bricks and wooden beams that bring back in time. The restaurant is fully operational and fully booked all year around.
This area is big enough to be used not only as a normal restaurant, but also to organize cooking shows for the hotel’s guests or cooking classes for young students, who need to practice.
One of the best aspects of this property is that the original materials have been preserved as much as possible: the terracotta floorings give us an idea of how many feet have walked on them, but they retain their elegance and charm; the wooden beams of the ceilings tell us how much weight they had to endure over the centuries, yet they are still there, showing us all their resilience.
The property includes a big annex currently used as a private home for the owners. It measures about 300 sq.m. over three floors:
It is fully restored and it includes 2 garages and a spacious storage space, which is very useful to store all the gardening tools and other items used daily for the accommodation business.
This is the family floor with kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. It needs some restoration.
It’s the attic, which may be used as additional storage space or converted into further habitable space, upon acceptance from the municipality.
The property includes a small (96 sq.m.) but lovely church, featuring a fresco from 1557 by Andrioli, a painter from Urbino, who lived in Matelica.
The church is currently deconsecrated, so religious weddings cannot be celebrated, but it is still a beautiful location where to celebrate civil ceremonies, then go altogether to eat and party at the property’s restaurant.
The church needs some restoration works.
The property is surrounded by 6,45 hectares land, partly with olive grove. 1,7 hectares are planted with vineyards, specifically Verdicchio di Matelica D.O.C. The vineyard is managed by a local company, which takes care of maintaining it, harvesting the grapes and then producing the wine, collaborating with famous local companies such as Belisario and 501.
320 olive trees have been planted recently and they are already producing an excellent organic olive oil. Also the olive grove is managed by a company, but it’s nice to organize a picking event to entertain the guests of the B&B.
The garden area features a unique pool with an amoeba shape, measuring about 13x13m, with roman steps and an area with shallow water, meant for kids.
The external area is well equipped with a spacious solarium and several pergolas, so that each guest can enjoy their relax with privacy.
From the garden you can enjoy immensely beautiful views, over the countryside, Monte San Vicino and on the medieval village of Colferraio.
The location of this property is extremely convenient, because it’s placed along a comfortable paved road, so easy to find and access for guests. Yet, the area is so quiet, that your guests and you can really enjoy the pleasure of being in the middle of the nature.
Guests who like going out to explore the territory can quickly reach Matelica (7kms), as well as Fabriano (14kms), the Frasassi Caves (22 kms), Monte San Vicino (15 kms) and other places along naturalistic or historical itineraries.
- Country: Italy
- Province / State: Macerata
- City / Town: Macerata
- Property ID RPPIMA37330
- Price €1,295,000
- Property Type House/Villa
- Property status For Sale
- Bedrooms 10
- Bathrooms 11
- Size 846 m2
- Land area 64,500 m2