Villa Parco San Bartolo

Pesaro, Le Marche, Italy

The natural park of San Bartolo, on the Adriatic coast where the region of Le Marche borders with Emilia Romagna, is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. For most people a mention of the coast between Rimini and Ancona conjures up a picture of a heavily urbanised strip of land between the motorway and the sea with its regimented lines of beach umbrellas. Much of the coast is indeed thus, but between Cattolica and Pesaro the land rears up to create a promontory with cliffs on the seaward side and a series of undulating hills and valleys on the landward side.

Declared as a protected natural park in 1997, some 1600 hectares or about 4000 acres of land is covered with woods, vineyards, olive groves and arable fields. Roe deer are abundant as are foxes, porcupines and badgers. The promontory and its cliffs are a navigational point of reference for migrating birds, notably birds of prey, in the spring and autumn.

Luciano Pavarotti was one such person, his second home was in the park and he spent much of his time in San Bartolo. Summer holiday visitors include heads of state and ambassadors as well as personalities from the world of music and theatre, with good reason to avoid the unwanted attentions of the paparazzi.

The villa now being offered for sale was originally a large farmhouse typical to the area, which has been internally remodelled by the famous interior designer Philippe Starck to make a spacious and very functional family home. Located about 100 metres from the cliff top it is surrounded by 10 hectares of private land and approached by a private driveway. The house is invisible from the country lane which gives access to the area and is thus totally private and secluded.

The basement floor, accessed from the rear of the house, has a large drive-in garage with space for 4 cars, a laundry room, storage areas, a shower room, a comfortable media room for large screen viewings, and a carefully constructed vaulted wine cellar where the temperature is controlled to provide optimum storage conditions for fine wines. The boiler room for the oil fired central heating system is also at this level. The ground floor has a shady portico running round two sides of the house.

The front door leads into an entrance lobby, with an internal staircase down to the basement, and giving directly onto a very large sitting room. Here there is attractive parquet flooring, and windows and glass doors to the portico which enhance the sense of light and space. There is a large open fireplace in this room, at the far end of which stairs go up to the first floor and an internal doorway gives access to a large dining room and beyond that the kitchen. This large fitted kitchen by Boffi has a mezzanine floor above one side of it providing further storage space. Off the living room and close to the staircase is a large home office with views to the garden and cypress trees outside, and a guest cloakroom.

On the first floor a central corridor gives access to the master bedroom suite with its own bathroom and adjoining dressing and wardrobe room. There are two other double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. A spiral staircase leads up the second or loft floor, where there is a sitting room and 2 double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, as well as ample storage space under the eaves.

The property is entered through an imposing wrought iron gateway and a paved driveway leads up through the mature trees which surround the villa firstly to a large parking area with room for several cars and then on to the rear of the house and the internal garage in the basement. Between the house and the cliff top are a hard tennis court with high fencing and a superbly positioned infinity pool.

The cliff beyond is not vertical, but rather a steep grassy slope and a pathway has been created to take those who prefer sea bathing to the delights of the pool down to the narrow strip of beach below. This beach is only otherwise accessible from the sea and is thus for practical purposes a private one. Near the pool is an attractive wooden building where deckchairs and loungers are stored.

Moving away from the villa a large greenhouse has plenty of space for year round growing of vegetables for the kitchen. Planning consent is available to transform this building into further residential accommodation if so required. Close by is a productive vineyard, olive groves, an orchard with a variety of fruit trees including cherries and pears. The rest of the land (10 hectares in all) is given over to pasture. For the last 20 years this land has been cultivated organically i.e. without the use of toxic chemicals.

There is ample space for keeping horses for which there is a rustic but functional wooden stable block. Mains water and electricity are laid on and there are private wells for garden irrigation. There is a telephone landline, broadband internet connection and a satellite dish for TV.

Although the property is seemingly remote on its cliff top eyrie, the seaside town of Pesaro with shops and all other amenities is 3 kms away, and the A14 motorway can be reached in 10 minutes. Famous historical towns such as Urbino, Gradara and Fano are within easy reach and the motorway gives rapid access to international airports at Bologna, Rimini and Ancona.

The property is entered through an imposing wrought iron gateway and a paved driveway leads up through the mature trees which surround the villa firstly to a large parking area with room for several cars and then on to the rear of the house and the internal garage in the basement.

Between the house and the cliff top are a hard tennis court with high fencing and a superbly positioned infinity pool. The cliff beyond is not vertical, but rather a steep grassy slope and a pathway has been created to take those who prefer sea bathing to the delights of the pool down to the narrow strip of beach below. This beach is only otherwise accessible from the sea and is thus for practical purposes a private one. Near the pool is an attractive wooden building where deckchairs and loungers are stored.

Moving away from the villa a large greenhouse has plenty of space for year round growing of vegetables for the kitchen. Close to this is a productive vineyard, olive groves, an orchard with a variety of fruit trees including cherries and pears. The rest of the land (10 hectares in all) is given over to pasture. For the last 20 years this land has been cultivated organically i.e. without the use of toxic chemicals. There is ample space for keeping horses for which there is a rustic but functional wooden stable block.

Mains water and electricity are laid on and there are private wells for garden irrigation. There is a telephone landline, broadband internet connection and a satellite dish for TV. Although the property is seemingly remote on its cliff top eyrie, the seaside town of Pesaro with shops and all other amenities is 3 kms away, and the A14 motorway can be reached in 10 minutes. Famous historical towns such as Urbino, Gradara and Fano are within easy reach and the motorway gives rapid access to international airports at Bologna, Rimini and Ancona.

I am excited to present this property, so please give me a call to discuss this opportunity further.

Property Summary

Price: $6,800,000 AUD

Property Type: International Coastal Villa
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Garage: 4

Land: 10 ha (approx)
Close to: Wineries, National Parks
Key Features: Vineyard, Wildlife, Tranquility

Contact: David A. Perez
Mobile: +61 4 2737 8600
Email: david@villarealestate.com.au

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