In a hilly position in the countryside of Umbria, in the municipality of Città di Castello not far from the border with Tuscany, 16th-century stone country house with fenced garden and panoramic view.
The country house is easily reached via a short municipal unpaved road (1.8 km) and is located not far from a town capable of offering all the services (7km; 10’). Other towns of Umbria and Tuscany are quickly and easily reached: Umbertide (17km; 25’), Monte Santa Maria Tiberina (20km; 30’), the Roman Città di Castello (21km; 30’), the Etruscan Cortona (32km; 1h), Passignano sul Trasimeno (38km; 1h), Castiglion Fiorentino (38km; 50’), Gubbio (52km; 55’), Perugia (55km; 50’), Arezzo (60km; 1h 5’) and the Franciscan shrine of Assisi (68km; 1h).
The most useful airports to reach the property are Perugia Sant’Egidio (53km; 45’), Firenze Peretola (153km; 2h 5’), Ancona Falconara (160km; 2h 10’), Roma Ciampino (234km; 3h 10’) and Roma Fiumicino (249km; 2h 55’).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING
The country house (198 sqm – 2,130 sqft) is laid out onto three floors:
- Ground floor: entrance hall, living room (with sofa bed), kitchen, dining room, bathroom with laundry, technical room, bathroom and winter garden;
- First floor: three bedrooms, three bathroom and studio with gallery;
- Second floor: loft above the bedrooms.
STATE AND FINISHES
The country house presumably dates back to 1516 based on a Christogram found on an architrave recovered during the process of restoration. The building has been restored using exclusively recovered materials, roofs included, and modern insulation techniques have been applied to reduce energy waste and grants an optimal heating during winter (energy class A1). The ground floor’s paving is ventilated and all the windows (and French windows) are equipped with shatterproof glasses and mosquito nets. The building is equipped with volumetric and perimeter alarm system.
The farmhouse is fitted with 1.5 hectares of fenced land accessed via an automatic wrought iron gate.
Approximately 1,500 sqm of land are planted with garden while the steepest sections are covered in lavender, rosemary, cistus, gaura, roses, Perovskia and other decorative plants. The whole thing is served by a drip irrigation system on the slopes and static irrigators on the garden.
The garden is also embellished by three centuries-old olive trees and eight younger trees (planted in the 1980s and 1990s).
It is also possible to build a pool on the owned land.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The country house, located in a quiet but not too isolated location, is ideal for anyone looking for a private residence to escape from the chaos and monotony of the city.
It is also possible to extend the main building for further 90 sqm and buy a portion of farmhouse next to the building (80 sqm up to 180 sqm) in good conditions with its own land (approx. 600 sqm).