Real estate for sale - Country houses
Restored country house with orangery, garden and swimming pool near Lake Trasimeno
This former watch tower out of the 14th century near Lake Trasimeno was meticulously restored by the current owners. Over the centuries the upper part of the tower has been dismantled and transformed into a residential building with additions over time to create, albeit accidental, an architecturally interesting farmhouse with varying roof levels – and each has a story to tell. The latest restoration works were carried out with original and reclaimed materials to create an authentic rustic feel but with all the comforts of modern living. The beautiful arched entrance leads to the almost 40 m² eat-in kitchen with a stone fireplace, Ilve stove and Francesco di Maio hand painted tiles. The kitchen forms the central hub of this exceptional property. The layout offers 3, 4 or even 5 bedrooms depending on requirements. Currently some spaces are used as library and studios but could easily be converted to bedroom areas. The ground floor comprises the large eat-in kitchen with fireplace, pantry, guest toilet, double studio/office, which can be used as a small bedroom/living room, large guest apartment with bedroom, bathroom and sitting area with kitchen corner and access to a wisteria covered terrace, and an orangery. The first floor offers a living room with fireplace, which can be accessed from the external staircase, library, walk-in closet, and a master bedroom with fireplace and access to a private terrace. The second floor features an attic room. The covered pergola is the perfect outdoor eating space for 14 people and the orangery is a bright, airy reading room of 25 m². The mature gardens feature a planted arched walkway to an intimate pergola which takes in the sunset, olive groves, cypress trees and a gravel path to a 14 x 6 m swimming pool with a bathroom, relaxation area and connections for a sauna. There is a storage area and technical room below the pool. Altogether a perfectly maintained property in a peaceful position with great character and a feeling of homely warmth. Distances: Shops 7,5 km, Lisciano Niccone 9 km, Passignano sul Trasimeno 13 km, Lake Trasimeno and Motor way 10 km, Umbertide 26 km, Perugia 33 km, Cortona 30 km, Montepulciano 50 km, Assisi 60 km, Florence 142 km, Rome 200 km. Airports: Perugia 46 km, Ancona 151 km, Florence 157 km, Rome 254 km.