Umbria - Stunning Property For Sale In Umbria
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- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
Property descriptionIn a breathtaking and suggestive location on top of a ridge amidst the woods of Umbria, we find this beautifully restored country house with 13th-century church, Italian garden and swimming pool. The two faades of the farmhouse face East and West respectively, blessing the owners with wonderful views of dawns and sunsets. The gravel road leading to the house (1 km) ends with a cypress-lined section and then dives into the woods ahead, which means the house enjoys excellent privacy. The location of the property, while offering excellent privacy, is not hard to reach and allows easily and quickly moving throughout Tuscany, Umbria and Marche, visiting the most interesting and beautiful towns and cities of the three regions: the Roman city of Citt di Castello (13km; 20), the medieval towns of Umbertide (29km; 30), Sansepolcro (32km; 30), Gubbio (37km; 50) and Anghiari (39km; 40), Passignano on the Trasimeno Lake (56km; 1h 5), the Etruscan cities of Cortona (59km; 1h 10) and Perugia (65km; 55), the Ducal town of Urbino (65km; 1h 30), the Franciscan shrine of Assisi (75km; 1h), the cute medieval hamlet of Bevagna (82km; 1h 10),the independent republic of San Marino (99km; 2h) and the medieval center of Todi (101km; 1h 20). For those looking for further relaxation, the thermal facilities of Fontecchio are located nearby (14km; 25) and offer a wide variety of services and cures. If you are the adventurous type, you can quickly reach the Frasassi Caves (83km; 1h 40) and explore their wonderful and unique Karst tunnels. The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia San Francesco (58km; 50), Ancona Raffaello Sanzio (134km; 1h 55), Firenze Peretola (145km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (206km; 2h 45), Bologna Marconi (207km; 2h 20), Roma Ciampino (239km; 3h) and Roma Fiumicino (254km; 2h 50). DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING, STATE AND FINISHES The farmhouse (255 sqm 2,744 sqft, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms) was built around a 13th-century church and is structured over two floors organized as follows: - Ground floor: kitchen, ample dining/living room inside the old church, two bedrooms and a bathroom. With separate access we also find a technical room/workshop. The rooms on this floor have all direct and independent access from outside, a characteristic which allows in summer a fluid indoor/outdoor enjoyment of the house. - First floor: three double bedrooms (one of which an ample master suite with fireplace) and two bathrooms. The floor can be reached via two staircases, one inside the building the other outside. Above the technical room, we have a studio reached via an external staircase. Not far from the farmhouse is located a storage house where one can keep tools and machineries used to maintain the garden and the surrounding land. STATE AND FINISHES As for many buildings of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, the farmhouse started as a rural building where the lower floor was used as a shelter for animals (mainly pigs and cows), while the farmer usually lived on the upper floor (thats why many farmhouses still have an external staircase to reach the first floor, the internal one is usually a later addition when the buildings were fully converted into residences). This farmhouse has been finely and masterfully restored to preserve its main features intact. The church, a unique building with impressive stone vaults which predates the farmhouse, has been converted into a double volume dining/living room but still bears the traces of its past as a countryside pieve (whose existence is proven by ecclesiastical records with the name San Pietro al Col di Sole). The rest of the house boasts typical features such as stone walls, old terracotta floors and wooden beams. The old kitchen on the upper floor has been converted into a beautiful master suite with fireplace. A few elements on the inside seem to suggest the building could have been a watchtower (or part of it) in the past, a fact which further confirms the excellent positioning of the house, which has a complete view over the surrounding territories, a main requisite for defensive buildings. EXTERNAL AREA The house is set on top of a ridge and offers unrivaled privacy and breathtaking view over the surrounding hills and valleys. The building follows the North-South direction, so the two long sides of the house are exposed respectively East and West. The faade to the east boasts a nice pergola covered in grape vines (just outside the kitchen), where one can seat in the morning and enjoy the sunrise with its unique colors while enjoying breakfast. Conversely, the west-facing faade boasts a table and chairs beneath the external staircase where one can enjoy the sunset. Heading south from the farmhouse we find a carefully maintained drought-resistant garden, designed by the internationally renowned Don Leevers and his colleague Alessandro Tombelli, with hedges and graveled walkways, filled with roses and other flowering perfume plants, all with irrigation. A long pergola leads straight from the farmhouse to the pool area, where the panoramic 14 4 m swimming pool lies, surrounded by a paved solarium. The property has a number of producing fruit trees including cherry, apple and fig. All around the house, the property boasts a total of 8.4 hectares of land (20.8 acres) covered in woodland and partially registered as arable/grazing land. The land is surrounded by lands owned by the church and by a regional park, providing additional privacy. USE AND POTENTIAL USES This beautiful house has been lovingly restored by its current owners which have lived here for many years. They made sure the house was always in top shape, with careful maintenance. The new owners would then find a ready-to-live-in house, with its wonderfully private and panoramic location, where they could live in peace and tranquility, both in winter and summer. Given its particular features like privacy and panoramic location, the house could also be an excellent investment for someone looking for a rental property.
Citta Di Castello, Perugia, Italy
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