FEATURES: stone walls, ancient cotto floors, wooden beams, archways, flowered garden, swimming pool, BBQ area, fireplaces, pizza oven, tennis court foundations, garage, portico
Wonderful country estate with villa immersed in 22 hectares of land: the property opens up to a superb landscape, located in a spectacular panoramic setting on top of a gentle hill, 200 m above sea level, with the valley and Tiber river below.
The property is located in central Italy in Umbria, Italy’s green heart, between the historic and magnificent hill towns of Todi (11km; 10’) and Orvieto (28km; 20’). It is also equidistant between Florence to the North (190km; 1h 40’) and Rome to the South (136km; 1h 30’). The Trasimeno Lake is also close to the property and can be reached in roughly one hour.
Other interesting towns and cities worth visiting in the vicinity are Civitella del Lago (16km; 20’), Baschi (18km; 20’), Amelia (36km; 50’), Montefalco with its exquisite Sagrantino (40km; 40’), Bolsena (42km; 45’), Foligno (46km; 55’), the Etruscan city of Perugia (50km; 40’), Terni (53km; 40’), Spoleto (55km; 1h), Narni which inspired C. S. Lewis for its masterwork The Chronicles of Narnia (56km; 45’), the Franciscan shrine of Assisi (66km; 50’) and Spello (69km; 45’).
The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia San Francesco (52km; 35’), Roma Ciampino (150km; 1h 30’), Roma Fiumicino (165km; 1h 35’), Ancona Falconara (158km; 2h), Firenze Vespucci (199km; 2h 5’), Pisa Galilei (260km; 2h 50’) and Bologna Marconi (281km; 3h).
The main building is a beautiful and immense villa (6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) built in classical local stone, luminous and full of character. Access to the main villa is via a gated entrance driveway lined with splendid windmill palm trees (Trachycarpus fortunei), giving an exotic air.
Access to the captivating brick tunnel, long and sinuous, leads from the main villa down steps to the basement full of light. Here there are an impressive cantina, a vast area that would be ideal for a gym/wellness area or a home cinema, another room and a bathroom.
The entrance opens up into a large L shaped room and a sweeping brick archway which leads to a double lounge area with imposing feature fireplace. Cotto antico floors, double iron-framed windows and French door make a refined aspect. The large dining area has a beamed ceilings and cotto antico flooring and, with its wall of windows, is full of light. Access to the spacious kitchen is via the dining room. Cotto antico flooring, feature beamed fireplace, pizza oven, double oven and abundant tiled worktop space. The floor is completed by a guest bathroom with shower and single bedroom (or study if desired). There is also a large shelved walk-in linen storage room.
Up a flight of cotto antico stairs, we get to a hallway leading to five very spacious and light-filled double bedrooms, one with fireplace and four with en-suite bathrooms (2 bathrooms with shower + 1 bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower + 1 bathroom complete with both bathtub and shower and double basin). An independent bathroom serves the fifth bedroom. The flooring is modern cotto.
A magnificent 150 sqm panoramic portico provides an unusual/uncommon huge space for many people gathering together, with a view on the garden overall. Nearby the kitchen there is a very large barbecue and pizza oven housed unit.
Next to the villa we can find a 2-car stone-built garage with a storage room next to it. A structure on two levels to be restored is attached to the garage (possibility of building a further level on top).
A beautiful and mature 2.0-hectare garden surrounds the main villa with flowering shrubs, tree and flowers set amongst a backdrop of splendid tall windmill palm trees (Trachycarpus fortunei). The impressive 16 × 8 m rectangular mosaic-tiled swimming pool lies in the center of the garden just footsteps from the property.
The estate has the foundations for a tennis court already laid out.
The remaining 20.0 hectares (49.4 acres) of land consist of woodland (14 ha – 34.6 ac) and agricultural/arable land (6 ha – 14.8 ac). The estate’s water consumption is via its private and independent well which provides endless and, most importantly, free water.
The property is beautifully set on the Umbrian hills and there are multiple options for investment. The estate could be either a grand private residence, a Spa/Wellness center, a B&B country house (Agriturismo) or even a painting workshop retreat, with excellent inspiration to be drawn from the surrounding and lush countryside.
Todi (11km; 10’), Civitella del Lago (16km; 20’), Baschi (18km; 20’), Orvieto (28km; 20’), Amelia (36km; 50’), Montefalco (40km; 40’), Bolsena (42km; 45’), Foligno (46km; 55’), Perugia (50km; 40’), Terni (53km; 40’), Spoleto (55km; 1h), Narni (56km; 45’), Assisi (66km; 50’), Spello (69km; 45’), Rome (136km; 1h 30’), Florence (190km; 1h 40’)
Perugia San Francesco (52km; 35’), Roma Ciampino (150km; 1h 30’), Roma Fiumicino (165km; 1h 35’), Ancona Falconara (158km; 2h), Firenze Vespucci (199km; 2h 5’), Pisa Galilei (260km; 2h 50’), Bologna Marconi (281km; 3h)
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