Umbertide, Umbria - Italy
Situated on a well defined natural elevation in the heart of the Nicone Valley. 550 sq of main house and 140 sq of Tobacco Tower. Mature gardens, panoramic swimming pool and breathtaking views.
|Region:||Umbria - Italy|
|Property Size:||690 sq|
|Nearest Towns:||Umbertide 15km, Mercatale Di Cortona 15km, Cortona 30km, Perugia 43km, Florence 140km, Rome 220km|
|Services:||Spring, Well, Electricity, Gas/Fuel oil, Telephone, Septic System|
|Outbuildings:||Drying tower 140 mq (restored ,luxury/excellent)|
Ancient brick door/window surrounds
Hand-made floor/ceiling tiles
Stone door/window surrounds
Double glazed windows
Under floor heating
Energy Rating - G
Panoramic swimming pool 15x4
The property is situated on a well defined natural elevation in the heart of the Nicone Valley, the most prestigious valley in Umbria.
The views from this property are simply spectacular. Both the Castello Saint Andrea di Sorbello and the Castello di Reschio may be seen from the property to the west and the snow capped Apennines to the east. The sunsets over the Umbrian and Tuscan hills are breathtaking.
This property has been restored and furnished to a very high standard maintaining many of the original architectural features including a Medievel Tower at the core of Main House, the tower once served as a look-out post, one of many strategically placed along the Nicone Valley bordering Umbria and Tuscany. In Medievel times these towers were constructed primarily as a means of defence and communication and fires were lit to warn of danger.
The Main House, 550.00 Sqm.
There is a very large open living area with antique open fireplace and the original brick vaulted ceilings with brick columns of the 14th century tower.
A large dining area, which may be accessed through an archway with steps from the living area. There is adequate space for a minimum of 12 table settings.
There is a cantina, adjacent to the living and dining area. A very large main kitchen and breakfast kitchen with a separate dining area and laundry and utility room which may be accessed from the kitchen.
A library, off the living area with more than adequate shelving for several hundred books and a comfortable seating area to relax with a view down the valley, over the pool.
A large communal bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, two wash basins and hot towel rail. This bathroom offers external access through french doors and may, therefore be used as a pool bathroom.
A large portico on the east side of the Main House, which may be accessed from the main dining room and from the kitchen dining room, offers covered external dining with adequate space for 12 table settings. We have also built a barbecue in this space in order to be able to cook and dine in all weather conditions.
There are two large terraces east and west of the Main House both with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the snow capped Apennines. The east terrace may be accessed from the portico with outside inside dining, the west terrace above the pool may be accessed from the living room. We have installed Liberty railings dating back to the 1920’s on both terraces. These were recuperated from an old palazzo that was demolished in Porta Cesareo, in southern Italy.
The first floor offers three very large double bedrooms all with bathrooms en suite, large showers, toilets, bidets, wash basins and heated towel rails.
The Master Bedroom has french doors leading out to a terrace and a staircase down to the garden and pool.
The second floor, at the top of the Tower, offers a further large bedroom with two good size single beds, bathroom and dressing room.
The Tobacco Tower, 140.00 Sqm.
The original Tobacco Tower was demolished and rebuilt, using all reclaimed materials, and now offers further accommodation and privacy for guests. Similarly, it also enjoys spectacular views of the valley, surrounding hills and woodlands and across the lake situated below the property.
The ground floor has a large kitchen and dining area with adequate space for 4 to 6 table settings. A large living area with antique fireplace and French doors leading out to a covered terrace with table and chairs, which may also be accessed from the kitchen and dining area.
A communal bathroom with toilet and was basin, accessed from the ground floor lobby area at the base of the staircase. This area is large enough to create a small study.
The first floor offers a double bedroom with bathroom, en suite.
The second floor offers a double bedroom with bathroom, en suite.
Both the Main House and Tobacco Tower have under floor heating and air conditioning throughout. The system that we have installed is state of the art and provides immediate heating using the fan coil air conditioning units providing hot air generated by heat pumps. Once the under floor heating reaches the desired temperature the fan coil units switch off automatically.
The property is fenced and gated and there is a separate service entrance which may also be used to walk up through the woodlands to the upper field where there is adequate space to locate a tennis court and or helicopter pad.
The infinity pool measures 15 x 4 metres and has a retractable cover to keep the heat in during the cool summer evenings. There are extensive pool terraces both grass and pianelle tiled with pool beds and umbrella’s. There is also a pool shower. The technical room is located under the pool terrace and offers adequate space for storage.
The main technical room is located under the east terrace and offers more than adequate space for storage.
The property is served by well water and there is also a large lake which is used to irrigate the landscaped gardens.
The property has 23 hectares, 57 acres of land in total. There are 10 hectares of woodlands with mushrooms and truffles and 13 hectares of irrigated fields and landscaped gardens. The fields are cultivated and this year we are growing sun flowers, however the land is ideal for olives or a vineyard.
There is also the possibility to acquire more land adjacent to the property.
Measurements are approximate, and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or misunderstanding in these particulars, which do not constitute an offer or contract. No representation or warranty whatever is made or given either during negotiation, in particulars or elsewhere.