Real estate for sale - Country houses
Historic estate with two farmhouses and an infinity pool in an astonishing location in Umbria
The property for sale is composed of a total of 5 flats divided over two farmhouses set in approx. 1 ha of land in the gentle hills between Todi and Lake Trasimeno.
The estate, dating back to the mid-18th century, is an incredible place, not only because of its stunning location on the crest of a hill surrounded by ancient forests and fields, but also because it has been meticulously restored, displaying remarkable and intriguing details in every nook and cranny.
The current owners fell in love with the estate, which was declared national heritage in 2005, and have spent the last 15 years restoring the properties with love and passion, respecting the intrinsic value of the buildings and the land, using local materials and techniques, and renovating in the most sustainable way possible by recycling and reclaiming. The result is a seamless blend of old and new.
There are overall five flats, three in the larger farmhouse (of which one in need of final completion) and two in the other building. Each flat has its own character and private terrace.
The largest is the owners' flat (approx. 500 m²) divided over three floors with on the ground floor an entrance hall with guest toilet and access to a very spacious reception room with fireplace that opens onto a private terrace with direct pool access. The room retains a sense of grandeur, with high ceilings, tall pillars and the old cribs that run along two of the walls. Off the dining room across the hall is the kitchen with central island, laundry and pantry. There is an outdoor shaded terrace with BBQ. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom. A walk-in wardrobe and another bathroom serve the tower bedroom with gallery on the second floor.
Adjacent is a second flat on two floors with on the ground floor an entrance room with guest toilet, a living room with original fireplace and access to a private terrace, a kitchen with pantry as well as a technical room. There are three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the first floor.
The third flat is in the final phase of completion and comprises a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
The overall surface area of both flats together is approx. 415 m².
Completing the main house is a large room (approx. 90 m²) used as art studio.
In the old barn (approx. 320 m²) have been created two separate flats.
The smaller one has an open-plan kitchen/living/dining room with wood burning stove, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a guest toilet and a large terrace.
The larger one on two floors has on the ground floor a living room with fireplace and access to a private terrace by means of an impressive 4m high metal framed glass door, a kitchen, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a study and a second bathroom. There is another bedroom with dressing and sitting area on the gallery.
There is furthermore an original bread oven and laundry room.
The property is surrounded by mature trees and woodland and is set in approximately 1 hectare of private land. Access to the property is via a private driveway and there is ample parking space.
The garden is delightfully landscaped combining some more formal areas with wisteria-covered pergolas, shaded areas with large trees and lawns beyond. The 15m x 5m rock-lined infinity pool with sun terrace and summer kitchen/changing room is situated at a discreet distance from the house. The unobstructed views over the surrounding landscape are nothing less than breathtaking.
Distances: closest town with basic amenities 3 km, Marsciano (all amenities) 12 km, Perugia 15 km, Deruta (famous for its ceramics) 18 km, Lake Trasimeno (beaches and water-sports) 20 km, Todi 35 km, Assisi 42 km, Cortona and Orvieto 55 km, Rome 160 km, Florence 165 km. Airports: Perugia 33 km, Ancona 136 km, Florence 177 km, Rome Fiumicino 190 km.