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Family home with medieval guard room

52044 Mercatale AR, Italy
asking€995,000/priced to sell!


Unique is definitely the keyword for this property! The round tower is a striking feature, enchanting as well as fascinating. It is the 14th century armoury (guardroom) of the Sorbello castle which is situated above this property. This quirky building makes a wonderful guest or rental house. The adjacent country house is a former farmhouse transformed into a welcoming family home. Let’s check out the highlights:

  • this lovely property is priced to sell!
  • there are many delightful authentic features
  • it enjoys a very convenient location
  • prestigious hospitality businesses in close proximity
  • a Trent Jones golf course is located nearby

The buildings

A lingering gravel road leads up to the wrought iron gates of the property. It is lined with mature trees and creates a fairytale approach. Inside the gates the road continues below the house and gardens up to the parking area.The property is surrounded by woods on three sides and enjoys total privacy. An ample terrace that runs in front of the house offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy the garden and outdoors throughout the day.

The main house has been fully renovated, exudes a warm atmosphere and features a comfortable floor plan. Alle the spaces are bright and pleasant. The entry hall gives access to an ample living with a powerful wood stove followed  by a spacious dine-in kitchen. Both spaces have doors to the various terraces, the perfect place for dining al fresco. A study is situated behind the hall and accessible through the living room. A second family room is situated on the opposite side of the house. With a nice open fire place it is easy to imagine enjoyable gatherings with friends and family in this area.

The first floor offers three bedrooms and bathroom, one of the rooms being a suite with private sitting area. This room has the further advantage of its own independent external staircase that leads down to the garden.

The unquestionably quaint tower is located quite near the house but enjoys its own private entrance and terrace. The building harbours a dine-in kitchen at the ground floor with access to a private terrace. The first floor can be reached by a regular staircase. It offers a cosy bedroom and bathroom. A winding staircase leads up to the top floor which features a stunning brick ceiling and a second bedroom. This tower is renovated on the inside but otherwise an absolutely one of a kind authentic structure. The past 20 years it has been successfully used as a rental home and one can obviously choose to continue doing so if desired.

The grounds

Though the total surface may not seem that large the sloping plot showcases many different areas which definitely invites one to explore the property. Many mature cypresses add a stylish touch as do the ornaments and formal looking gardens in front of the house. A fishpond, stone walls, stairs and a picture perfect lawn are splendid details that create an enchanting setting. Behind and up from the house and tower lies the 6x12m saltwater pool. A  sundeck wraps around the pool and the view of the valley is marvellous. A further two terraces partially lined with olive trees complete the outdoors.

The area

The immediate surroundings consist of wooded hills, agricultural fields, picturesque hamlets and castles. Tranquility rules but the road connecting the Niccone valley to Lago Trasimeno, Cortona and Umbertide ensure swift connections to the many splendid cities in the vicinity. Umbertide, Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio in Umbria are all close-by. On the Tuscan side Cortona, Siena, the Val di Chiana area, Montepulciano and Arezzo are within easy reach. Lago Trasimeno is obviously another delightful destination. The nearest international airport is Perugia.

Should you require additional information or in case you would like to schedule a visit please let us know, we’ll gladly help you out.


Caroline – Verdandi



Property Documents

  • City: Cortona
  • Zip/Postal Code: 52044
  • Country: Italy


Updated on April 23, 2019 at 8:33 pm

  • Property ID: CLL01
  • Price: asking €995,000/priced to sell!
  • Property Size: 215 m2
  • Land Area: 8000 m2
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Property Type: Country house
  • Property Status: For Sale

Additional details

  • Energy label: F, 220.56 kWh/m2/annual

Floor plans

Ground floor

Hall, study, living, family room, kitchen.

First floor

  • Rooms: 3
  • Baths: 3

Three bedrooms, three bathrooms.


  • Rooms: 2
  • Baths: 1

Contact info

Caroline Suzanne van Agteren
Caroline Suzanne van Agteren
+39 0744 190 6592+39 3292447985carolinesuzannevanagteren
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