Real estate for sale - Country houses
A Historic home in the Umbrian Hills near Perugia
This beautiful family home for sale is in an idyllic location surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, fields and woodlands - but only 20 minutes from the heart of Perugia. Built in the early 1500’s it was once part of a small Augustinian monastery. The ambience is tranquil and welcoming and many of the original features of the building have been carefully preserved. Truffles, wild asparagus and numerous fruit trees grow in the large, terraced garden which looks down the valley towards the magnificent Cardinal’s Villa. The adjoining field is the perfect site for a pool - plus a vineyard or orchard and maybe some horses.
The house is on three levels. The ground floor, originally the wine cellar, is now an independent two bedroom apartment that is very successfully used for home exchanges and holiday rentals - with a five star rating. The first and second floors make up the family home. This has two large living rooms, two dining rooms, a kitchen, music room, study, laundry, cellar, linen room, three bathrooms, a guest toilet and seven bedrooms.
The original monastery was built around a 12th century signal tower, now part of the neighbouring property. There is a beautiful medieval archway leading to a shared central courtyard but the two wings of the monastery face in different directions and are quite independent of each other. From a security perspective having a neighbour is actually an advantage. Plus, just down the valley and visible from the garden, the nearby Villa del Cardinale ensures environmental protection. This magnificent Renaissance villa and the surrounding park and botanical garden are now owned by the State and open to the public. Due to its natural beauty the landscape between the house and the Villa has been classified as a protected environment and further development will not be permitted.
Distances: all amenities 2 km, 5 star Trent Jones golf course (Antognolla) 9 km, historical centre of Perugia 12 km, Lake Trasimeno 15 km, Umbertide 20 km, Cortona 41 km, Florence 135 km, Rome 180 km. Airports: Perugia 25 km, Ancona 135 km, Florence 160 km, Rome 220 km.