We purchased our Italian property through IPN Castello, and we had an extremely good experience. We had been property hunting in different Italian regions for two years, and then were drawn initially to IPN Castello because of the good range of properties on the website, which we subsequently found provides a very accurate picture of the properties on offer. IPN’s James Stephens proved to be a highly knowledgeable, energetic and agreeable agent. He is a good listener, and took on board our requirements for our ideal holiday home. He proved to be a well organised and efficient guide, and had an objective view of the properties we visited, narrowing down the field until we found a perfect match for our requirements. James also proved to be extremely efficient in dealing with the conveyancing side of the purchase process, explaining each step of the transaction, working through the paperwork with us, and then accompanying us to the final close with the Notary. James then went beyond his brief to help us with introductions to local banks, accountants and furniture sources, which made the first phase of taking possession of the house much easier than it might have been. James also introduced us along the way to some wonderful restaurants which have become firm favourites! All in all, a successful and very enjoyable experience thanks to James and his team.

Rob and Beth Robertson -London – UK – Umbertide – Italy

We recently sold our holiday home in Lisciano Niccone via IPN Castello. The house had been on the market with various agents, English and Italian, but we must say that none approached the  business in an enthusiastic and confident manner- we were told by most that ours was a house which no- one would want to buy as it wasn’t a traditional stone farmhouse. 

We experienced an altogether different attitude from James and his sons who highlighted the positive attributes of our house, and found a buyer within weeks of it being published.

We were kept well informed throughout the process and any obstacles were quickly overcome.

Well done IPN- you deserve to prosper!

Marianne and Andrew Newell – Faversham – UK – Lisciano Niccone – Italy

I had spent several years hurtling around the Tuscan and Umbrian  countryside with James looking at properties and we built up an excellent relationship .

I was siting in Sansepulcro having a coffee with my sister  having just arrived to celebrate her Birthday and James walked past . He stopped , his eyes lit up and he said I’ve got the property for you. That  was 8 years ago and he was right .

It was a deserted church with the priest’s house attached to it ,in the middle of the field.

This was “The dream “as I wanted a blank canvas .

 Because I had spent several years meeting up with James whilst on holidays in Italy . I felt that I had got to know him well enough to discover his passion for not only selling houses but renovating them as well.

Making the decision to buy a bag of old stones and terracotta tiles and create the home of my dreams whilst living and working full time in England was easy . James has a brilliant eye for restoring a property and the skilled and dedicated group of builders and technicians to do the work. He project managed the whole restoration to perfection .

IPN Castello the property company under his watchful eye finds some exceptional properties and James has the insight to see how they could become the home you were really looking for .The family also are part of the business and everyone is courteous ,efficient and knowledgeable. Most of all they are great company and nothing is too much trouble

Two of my friends from UK have also purchesed homes through James and have all had the same experience as I have .He makes the problems of all the bits and pieces associated with buying a property abroad run smoothly.

James is now selling my house for me and has produced an excellent video and details . Sadly the lockdown due to Covid 19 has halted this so far

Roderick McNeil – London – UK- Monte Santa Maria – Italy

James fully understood our needs and showed us the perfect house. He helped with negotiations and contracts to achieve  an easy purchase (in a foreign country) keeping us informed through the whole process.

James helped us with many aspects of moving in and his team have been invaluable in helping us through Italian bureaucracy and services.

When we chose to have some internal building works done the team at IPN Castello and The Italian Job provided the complete service from design and planning consents to light fittings.

The results are fantastic and we are so pleased that James has worked with us.

Richard & Mandy Hirson -Preggio – Umbria – Italy Cambridgeshire – UK

We highly recommend James Stephens and IPN Castello. He sold us our farmhouse in the hills near Sansepolcro, and helped us restore and improve it over the years. What has always struck us about James is his love of restoration and the quality of the craftsmen he uses – it is very reassuring when we see the familiar faces and know that the workmanship will be exceptional.

Having to downsize, we have bought a tiny house in the historic centre of Sansepolcro through IPN Castello. Even though it is a small restoration project, we have many of the same workmen as in earlier years and James is lavishing as much care and thought on it as he would on a multi-million euro project.

There is some work still to do, but when this crisis is over, we are looking forward to hosting a celebratory builders’ lunch at one of our favourite restaurants just around the corner from the house.

Sally and John Forrest -London – UK-Sansepolcro – Italy

“ I can thoroughly recommend James and the team at IPN Castello. They know the local market very well, they understand the expat tastes and they do a great job of finding you the right property and helping you through the purchase process in Italy. James also project-managed our building works for 2 years after our purchase and helped develop our Italian country house to perfection.”

Mike Cutt- London- UK Anghiari – Italy

“We used IPN Castello to initially find our property. Thereafter they were instrumental in getting our house built. James Stephens was involved at every stage of the planning, construction, landscaping and oversight of the project. We remain delighted with the service provided and the overall result”. 

Geoffrey and Paula Bledin -Antigua – West Indies Lisciano Niccone – Italy

Thank you very much for completing our sale under such difficult circumstances.  We are very appreciative of your professionalism and diligence in keeping in touch with us.

Now for us relief is tempered with regret at the end of our lovely Italian adventure.

Jenny and Ted Barnes- Durham -UK Umbertide – Italy

James and Joe at IPN helped us find a great property in the Niccone Valley.  They managed the transaction brilliantly from negotiation to survey & legals, and also carried out some refurbishment work for us in a perfect way.  We are super-happy with our experience of IPN.

Keith and Lulu Arnot London – UK Preggio – Italy