Real Estate Details
9149 sqm (98479 sqft)
A wonderful 22-hectare country estate with a main villa, a country house and annexes (850 sqm in total with 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms). The park of the estate hosts the impressive 16 × 8 m swimming pool. There are multiple options for investment, such as a grand private residence, Spa/Wellness center, B&B country house, agriturismo, country retreat business or painting workshop retreat.
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).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
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.
- Basement. 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.
- Ground floor. 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.
- First floor. 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).
Just outside the main gates to the villa, lies the lovely 19th-century classical local stone country house (4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) with shuttered frames, over two levels. The first floor is habitable, whilst the ground floor needs to be restored.
The ground floor is currently used as a large storage area but could be restored, for example, as double lounge, dining room and kitchen area leaving the first floor for bedrooms only.
Access to the first floor is via external steps to arrive at the lounge with feature fireplace, kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with shower, the other with bathtub and shower).
There is a sizeable piece of land also around this house with the possibility of installing a pool independently, if desired. The country house also has spectacular panoramic views of the countryside.
In front of the country house there is an additional small independent building on two levels, ideal perhaps for a gatekeeper’s lodge.
A beautiful and mature 2-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 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.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
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.