Historic villa for sale half an hour from Senigallia

The Marches - Half an hour from Senigallia and the sea | Villa Leone Ref. code CSB7

Estate with main villa, farmhouse and 3 hectares of land (plus further 33 ha to be optionally purchased)

SOLD by Casaitalia

Details and accessories

  • Surface: 1.383 mq
  • Bedrooms: 15
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 3 ha (plus 30 ha optionally)
  • Conditions: rennovated
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPi: 368.4
  • Feaseability to split in two units
  • Fireplace
  • Garden with lawn
  • Private chapel

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Brief description

Historic villa, with farmhouse next door requiring restoration and 3 hectares of land (plus 33 ha to be optionally purchased), for sale in Le Marche, between Arcevia and Serra San Quirico and half an hour from Senigallia. Ideal as bed and breakfast or an impressive residence.



Geographic position

Villa Leone is a charming, historic property for sale in the rolling hills of the Ancona countryside, in an unspoilt area surrounded by fields, pastures and woodlands.


The property is in an excellent location: not far from the Gola Rossa National Park, with its rugged mountains ideal for hiking and excursions, just 18 km from the famous Grotte di Frasassi and half an hour from the well-known seaside resort of Senigallia, home to many important national events.


It is also halfway between the villages of Arcevia (12 km) and Serra San Quirico (9,5 km), in a charming area with a rich historic and artistic heritage.

The nearest town, the place to go for daily purchases, is just 2 km away, while the motorway is 12 km away and allows you to reach Ancona or the magnificent beaches of Sirolo and Numana in around an hour’s drive.

The closest airports are Falconara, 47 km away, and Perugia, 85 km away.

Description of buildings

The property comprises two buildings, the Main Villa, measuring 574 net sq.m over three floors, and a 31 net sq.m private chapel; and a Farmhouse, requiring restoration, measuring 778 net sq.m. in total over three floors.


The Main Villa

A large entrance hall provides access to the ground floor, where there is a staircase leading to the floor above and to the basement.

This floor comprises a large living room with fireplace, dining room, studio, library, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a storeroom and a further entrance to the back part of the villa.

The first floor is used entirely for the sleeping quarters, with a large central sitting room, 6 bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The basement floor houses the utility areas: 2 large cellars, two woodsheds and an interesting cavern.


The private chapel

The private, consecrated chapel is next door to the villa and measures 31 net sq.m in total.

Built between the second half of the 18th and the first half of the 19th century, there is one nave inside with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, oval windows and some baroque decorations. 


The Farmhouse to be restored - 778 net sq.m.

The farmhouse still has its original layout, typical of country houses of the period: the basement houses a large vaulted cellar, where wine was made, and several storerooms.

The ground floor was used for the stables, with areas for storage and other utility areas.

The first floor is where the farmer lived, and is divided into a large central kitchen, the pantry, a hall and 7 bedrooms.


Additional farmhouse and land (optional, not included in price, may be purchased separately)
Those who wish to may purchase a further 30 hectares of land, with another farmhouse, also requiring restoration, measuring 335 sq.m over three floors, plus 126 sq.m of loft space and a storehouse next door measuring 50 sq.m.
The land is mainly used as arable land and pasture, with a small woodland area and with the opportunity to be purchased also in part in accordance with the buyer's requirements.

State and finishing

The main villa is in excellent condition and has undergone restoration while maintaining as best as possible its original features: wood-beamed ceilings, antique tile floors and large fireplaces.

On several of the ceilings, you can see remnants of frescoes; further evidence of the building’s elegance and class.

It is not certain exactly when the villa was built, nor whether it was built before or after the private chapel.

However, the villa is believed to have been built between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

The property originally belonged to the Counts of Fiumi-Sermattei and was also owned by  Pope Leone the 12th's family, who is thought to have used the property as a hunting estate as he mentions in one of his poems. 

External areas

The Main Villa and the Farmhouse are surrounded by 3 hectares of land with the possibility to enlarge it up to about 36 hectares:

- further 26 ha of arable land

- further 4 ha of wood.


Use and potential uses

Villa Leone would be perfect as a bed and breakfast business, thanks to its central location in relation to Le Marche’s best loved beaches and inland areas with their rich history and natural beauty, and to its size. The farmhouse, once restored, could be entirely converted into accommodation, which would dramatically increase the number of bedrooms.

There is also nothing to stop the property being used as a luxury private residence or an agricultural business. In this case, there is the interesting opportunity to buy a further 30 hectares of land, consisting mostly of arable land and pasture and housing another farmhouse, also requiring restoration. 



Distances and location

  • Nearest village 2 Km
  • Serra San Quirico 9.5 Km
  • Arcevia 12 Km
  • Senigallia 33 Km
  • Ancona 65 Km
  • Recanati 68 Km
  • Urbino 70 Km
  • Sirolo 71 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 33 Km
  • Lake Trasimeno 135 Km
  • Grotte di Frasassi 18 Km
  • Golf course 70 Km
  • Skiing location 90 Km
  • Ancona Falconara Airport 47 Km
  • Perugia Airport 85 Km
  • Rimini Airport 96 Km
  • Dual carriageway 12 Km
The Marches

The Marches - Italy

Neighboring regions:  Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo, Adriatic Sea and the Republic of San Marino.


Main centers:  Ancona, Pesaro, Senigallia, Sirolo, Fano, Urbino, Gabicce Sea, Numana, San Benedetto of Tronto, Grottammare, Offida, Ripatansone


Characteristics: situated on the eastern side of Central Italy, the Marche region is overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

The Marche is known and appreciated for the beauty of the coasts (180 miles of coastline) with some fine sandy beaches, other with stones and gravel, and other also with steep rock faces that at times fall sheer into the sea, creating beautiful coves and creeks reachable only through small paths or by sea.

The territory is characterized by quaint historic villages and cities of art, by an important natural heritage rich in parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga, Conero, among others) and nature reserves and by the presence of the Apennines, which stretches out towards the sea creating a series of rolling hills. 

The climate is temperate in the coastal area, with relatively mild winters and summers that are cooled by sea breezes; in inland areas the summers are cool and winters are cold with possible snowfalls.


Property offer: the beautiful hilly territory of Le Marches is particularly appreciated for its well-maintained and unspoiled countryside, in which it is still possible to find characteristic farmhouses and historic villas located hillside with wonderful views, sometimes reaching as far as the Adriatic Sea.
Apartments and villas along the coast and facing the sea, in major coastal towns and cities, are also in high demand.


*The location of the property on the map is approximate