Real estate for sale - Country houses
Beautifully restored grain mill with guest house and pool near Todi in Umbria
Impressive property in an absolutely quiet and secluded location in the very popular area south of the medieval town of Todi. It is accessed by a 1.3 km long "strada bianca" (gravel road), the first part of which passes through a wooded area and then continues, across the open hilly landscape bordered on both sides by ancient cypress trees. This is an ancient Roman road that is still part of the "Cammino della Luce" pilgrimage trail. An ancient Romanesque arched bridge leads over the creek which also borders the plot of land. The area around the house is flat and is bordered on two sides by a creek. The site is best described by the presence of trees and open meadows, and the flat location makes it an ideal place for horses and other livestock. The two buildings could not be more different, on the one hand there is the antique mill (grain mill), which has been converted into a residential house and is bursting with authentic details. Especially the still existing and restored part of the antique mill is very impressive, as well as the old masonry that used to lead the water into the mill. Even though the building, made of very beautiful natural stone, has been completely renovated, time seems to have stood still and it is easy for the observer to be transported into its history. On the ground floor, next to the mill, there is a garage, which is used as a workshop and laundry room, a summer kitchen, which was set up in a former stable, and several other rooms, which serve as storage space for firewood and more. The central residential level is reached by an external staircase that leads to a living room with fireplace, a kitchen-dining room, 4 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and 2 bathrooms. An interior staircase leads to the tower room, which was the former granary. This very beautiful room needs renovation. The mill is rented out by the current owner as a holiday home and enjoys regular rental income and an established clientele who are always happy to return to this special place. A second house has been completely rebuilt in traditional style and offers all the advantages of modern living. Open and very bright rooms, from which the garden and the terraces can be reached directly through French doors, give the building a certain "loft style". The heart is the spacious room with a lounge area with open fireplace, a dining area and modern eat-in kitchen. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite) complete the accommodation. In front of the dining room and kitchen there is a large covered terrace ("portico") which extends the living area for many months throughout the year. In addition, there is a basement with a technical room and laundry room, a storage room and a large hobby room, which serves as a "home cinema". The modern (16 x 7 meter) pool nestles unobtrusively in the grassland area and is available to both houses. Water is generously supplied to the entire property by two drinking water wells and the municipal water supply. A solar system and a PV system support the production of hot water and heating. In addition, the land is monitored by cameras and can also be controlled at any time by telephone or computer. There is a very good internet connection installed and TV can be received via satellite. From the property to the city centre of Todi it is only 9 km (!), Perugia (airport) is 40 km away, Rome (airport) 160 km, Rome centre 130 km. If you are looking for absolute tranquillity and the combination of a historic building with a modern residence, yet still want to reach a beautiful town in no time at all, then this property is the right choice for you.