Real estate for sale - Country houses
Unique historic Italian property for sale with medieval buildings, garden and pool close to Spoleto
The fortified nucleus of this Italian property for sale guarded the two main roads in the valley, which, from roman times connected Rome to the west of Italy to the Adriatic coast via Umbria, the roman Flaminia Road and the pre-roman Piancianina Road. Each of the buildings was devoted to a specific purpose, a part hosting the military garrison, family apartments, horse stables, house for the peasants, and the ovens for bread and pottery, as well as a small olive- and wheat mill. The buildings have carefully been restored over a period of more than 10 years, preserving their original character. Experienced local craftsmen created a truly special historic property, using original antique materials and respecting the original characteristics, but also applying all the modern technical solutions to ensure the best possible level of comfort. The property comprises approx. 750 m² with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, several living areas, about 4,500 m² of fenced gardens, various terraces, and a swimming pool (12m x 6m), facing south-west with full day sun exposure, overlooking the valley, and enjoying marvellous sunsets. The beautiful gardens feature mature oaks-, elms- and olive trees, and over 200 plants, amongst which lavender, rosemary, thyme, myrtle, broom, pomegranate, and more than 50 different kinds of roses. The gardens are equipped with an automated irrigation system. The buildings are split into various independent apartments: the main one being the private owners’ home with a private courtyard of about 65 m², three other apartments and a dependance with private entrance. The main owners’ apartment is built on two levels and a tower. The ground floor has a large living room with stone arches and fireplace, kitchen, guest bathroom, storage room, and a wine cellar. The living room and kitchen have access to an internal courtyard with garden. The first floor comprises two bedrooms (one of which with private terrace), and a large bathroom with bathtub. The second floor of the tower features a study and bathroom, the third floor of the tower a large bedroom. Apartment no. 2 is situated on the ground floor with living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and direct access from the garden. Apartment no. 3 is accessed from the impressive panoramic loggia. The apartment is situated on the first floor and has a lounge with a 15th century fireplace, kitchen, master bedroom with original fireplace, second bedroom on the mezzanine floor and a bathroom. This apartment can also be privately accessed from the upper courtyard and from the hamlet. Apartment 4 is situated on the first floor next to apartment 3 and has a kitchen, living room, bedroom and a bathroom. Five 15th century windows offer lots of light and wonderful panoramic views. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a large vaulted room (about 35 m²) and a bathroom, which could easily be connected with apartments 1 and 2. The dependance is situated on the first floor with private access and has a kitchen, living room, double bedroom, single bedroom and a bathroom as well as a fenced courtyard, storage room and a laundry room. The property can be enlarged by several OPTIONS.