Real estate for sale - Country houses
Ancient farmhouse for sale with a former watchtower, garden and swimming pool
This ancient farmhouse for sale between the towns of Orvieto and Todi in Umbria is flanked by a watchtower built before the time of Dante Alighieri. The large, carefully restored rustico in the stunning Umbrian countryside offers panoramic views across the hills. Set in the midst of a well-kept garden, with a discretely placed, gated pool, spacious lawns and terraces, it has a shady pergola with views of the setting sun, and three outside lunch and dining areas plus a barbecue and wood-fired oven. The former home of several peasant families is now one house that can be divided into two by closing a single door. The six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens, two studios, two living rooms are highly comfortable for a couple, but also for large groups of family and friends. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with pantry, a living/dining room with two fireplaces and access to the first floor studio and bedroom. Next door, the main entrance leads to a lovely atrium on the first floor, a second kitchen and dining room, a large living room with fireplace, both with access to the upper garden and the wood-fired bread and pizza oven. On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and a third double bedroom with its own bath and adjoining study. All have lovely views. The property has its own water source, central heating, a large subterranean garage and a new photovoltaic system. There are plans for the restoration of the detached tower. The nearest village is 7 minutes away, has a little restaurant and a bar. Todi is 20 minutes away, Orvieto 30 minutes. Assisi, Spoleto and Perugia (jazz concerts, classic music, opera) are about 40 minutes drive.