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600-Year Historic Old Watchtower in Panoramic Setting
Unique 600-year old watchtower in Umbria close to Spoleto and Assisi for sale. Umbria, Italy's green heart and sibling of close-by Tuscany, has preserved its nativeness, art treasures and outstanding cuisine. The watchtower is situated in panoramic setting on a mountain ridge in a side valley of famous Valnerina and offers breathtaking views towards the mountains and the valley below. The tower's living area stretches on four floors. The building was thoroughly and elaborately restored, incorporating the historic preservation agency's guidelines and features very-well preserved walls in natural stone. While restoring, the tower's statics were renewed, taking contemporary guidelines into account. An extension in natural stone adds considerable flexibility. Well-thought-out interior design created two independent apartments with separate entrances. Now, the property is ideal to be used for holidays or permanent habitation with friends or guests. The current layout offers an eat-in kitchen on the ground floor, a living room with fireplace on the first floor and a bathroom (designed around the old water cistern), all in the tower's lower part. The second apartment comprises a living-/bedroom with fireplace on the third floor, a bedroom, eat-in kitchen and a bathroom on the second floor as well as a laundry/storage with a second shower on the first floor. The two apartments can also be united easily. Several terraces around the tower offer panoramic views in all directions. The surrounding hamlets are approx. 800 - 1,000 m away. Access to the property is via 300 m private road. Shops with basic supplies are in the vicinity, Spoleto with all services can be reached in approx. 15 minutes by car.