This splendid property that we offer for sale is located in the northern area of Umbria. The atmosphere of this late 19th century villa is truly magical. Entering the park via a tree-lined driveway you find yourself in a fairytale, both for the beauty of the villa itself and for the park surrounding it. Majestic trees frame the various buildings and give it a particular charm. The other clear strengths of this property are:
The villa was originally built in stone and bricks yet has a very elegant appearance. It needs a complete renovation but it is easy to understand it’s potential. The hillock where the mansion lies gives it a private but not hidden position and lovely views. The floors are all original and each room showcases ceilings made of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. On the ground floor of the villa there are large cellars with arched vaults as well as traditional ceilings. Inside the cellar there are still ancient concrete barrels, a material used since the times of the ancient Romans to ferment and store wine and today it is back in fashion among winemakers.
The first floor harbours the old kitchen area with an ancient and large fireplace and a room with frescoes. From this floor you can access, through a passage that opens at floor level, down to the ground floor of the villa. The second floor consists of large attic rooms and an opening that leads to the tower from which one can enjoy the view of the surrounding park. Among other curious details there are still holes visible in the walls that were used to accommodate birds.
In addition to the main building the property comprises the ruin of a farmhouse, an old barn and a small annex, all are to be completely renovated or rebuild.
For all renovation and construction work we are right here for you as well. Being part of the Renovating in Umbria group enables us to provide information, estimates, but also quotes before an eventual purchase. From the purchase the crews of Renovating in Umbria will handle everything from A to Z. Ask us directly for more information!
Please note the Italian government has given subsidies for renovation work and it may be possible that these programs continue also in 2023.
The land surrounding the villa is made up of both cultivated arable land and woods and covers approximately 3 ha. Most of the land is level, especially around the buildings which is convenient for future use. The exact borders will have to be determined together with the seller. If desired more land can be purchased. It is possible to build a swimming pool.
The Upper Tiber valley is surrounded by extensive wooded hills alternating with gently rolling fields. The main city of this area is Città di Castello (15km), an interesting ancient town compared to the other typical Umbrian ones as it also preserves many buildings from the Renaissance period, as well as those of medieval and Etruscan origin. Umbertide (7km) is another nearby town with a quaint character and known for its Saturday farmers market and Trent Jones golf course. The bustling student city Perugia and its airport are about 35 km away. Lake Trasimeno is about 30 km. famous Assisi 46 km and stunning Gubbio 33 km.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Magda & Caroline – KW Gryphon