Maggione, Umbria - Italy
Built in 1995 rendered villa, 2 bed apt on ground floor, 2x 1 bed apts on upper level. Edge of quiet hamlet, private south facing position. Large pool and mature 2659 mq garden with olives. Walk to great restaurant. Not isolated.
|Region:||Umbria - Italy|
|Property Size:||200 m²|
|Land:||2600 m²: garden|
|Position:||rural Hamlet hillside 314 m, south facing|
|Nearest Towns:||Castelvieto 2 mins, Corciano 7 mins, Slemeo 5 mins, Maggione 8 mins, Perugia Airport 25 mins|
|Access:||asphalt road m|
|Services:||Supplied Water, Electricity, Gas|
Double glazed windows
Energy Rating - G
This house was built in 1995 and although it does not contain the classic Umbrian ingredients like exposed beams and terracotta floors this property has other special ingredients that makes it very desirable.
Montemelino has a unique location, nestled amongst mature olive trees on the edge of a small Hamlet with a privately owned a large church and classic Umbrian stone cottages accessed by a tarmac road that leads only to the castle meaning no through traffic. Apart from the natural unspoilt beauty of the hamlet the house sits below on a South facing benefiting from total privacy yet just a short walk to a typical Umbrian restaurant that is open all year and is a real treat to have as neighbour serving truffles, specialist home made pasta dishes and grilled meat over the open fire at lunch and dinner. A short drive down to the village supermarket or a slightly longer one to bigger shops and the buzzing city of Perugia yet in Montemelino you feel immersed in countryside and oblivious to city life. The views are outstanding with Solemeo, home of the Brunello Cucinelli clothing empire, in view from the terrace and the pool.
The current English owner since 2007 has concentrated on creating an interesting easy to maintain garden on the 2,650 square meter plot with a host of carefully chosen plants that include forty olive trees most of which are ancient and include 7 varieties giving ample oil for personal use. There are 5 almond trees, 6 fig trees, 5 hazel nut trees, white mulberry, 2 jujube trees, 3 Nashi asian pears, 5 pomegranate, 2 arbutus unedo, bay laurel, 10 cypress trees, along with many others and plenty of Thyme, wild fennel, rosemary, wild garlic, wild asparagus, lavender and goji berries not to mention over 10 types of creepers and plants. There are seating areas around the garden to enjoy this truly unique outdoor experience. The garden has automatic irrigation.
The 13.5 x 4 meter pool has a sand liner to give the pool water a Caribbean ocean colour and has a salt chlorination treatment system. All the land is fenced and access gates to the parking area are above the house and garden.
The house itself is rendered and being a relatively new build has large windows giving allot of natural light and good ceiling heights give the house an airy feel. The ground floor is used by the current owner and has a good size modern kitchen, living dining area, two beds and 2 baths. The upper floor is accessed externally and is divided into two, self contained, one bedroom apartments currently used by the owners guests but could be used as holiday rental. The house could easily be made into a 4 or even 5 bedroom house with an internal staircase.
The location and position are hard to beat.
The size of the windows and openings give the house a special light airy feeling
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