Preggio, Niccone valley
Located only a few kilometres from the pretty Umbrian village of Preggio, this large stone-built farmhouse is perfect for a family. The main house comprises of an entrance hall currently used as a study. A few steps lead down to an open plan living room, kitchen and sitting area with wood-burning stove and two sets of French doors that open out onto a south-west facing dining terrace. Steps lead up from the main kitchen to a secondary, smaller kitchen that in turn leads to a covered portico that looks out over a lovely wide, flat lawn.
The stairs to the first floor are accessed either via the entrance hall or from the covered portico and lead up to a second double sitting room with fireplace, external staircase, two large corner bedrooms and a full bathroom with claw foot tub. More stairs lead up to the attic where there are three additional rooms; one of which has a private terrace. There are two separate WCs; one conveniently located at the foot of the stairs and another at the top.
Within the main body of the house is an independent guest apartment with kitchen, sitting room with wood-burning stove, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has a tub. The apartment can be accessed either externally from a second terraced area or internally via a door that leads onto the staircase in the main house. Cleverly, the property can be utilised as one large house or divided into two in order to accommodate guests.
A second apartment is on the ground floor and has a private terrace and independent entrance. The annex measures approximately 50 square metres and at the moment it is used as extra sleeping space for family and guests. Also on the ground floor are two very useful and easily accessible rooms that are used for the general storage of tools and equipment and to house the boilers and water storage tanks.
Surrounding the two buildings are the beautifully maintained and gently sloping gardens that are full of mature shrubs and punctuated with plant packed borders. The 12 x 6 metre pool sits below the house and enjoys a view of the olive grove. There is a picturesque expanse of lawn to the front of the house and, as mentioned before, a number of terraces to choose from depending on the time of day.
The property is gated and has a carport as well as a huge covered wood storage area. The paved road is only a few hundred metres away along an enchanting tree lined access road.
Casella Pioppi is an unpretentious and welcoming family home ideally suited for family, friends and potentially for paying guests. The location is fairytale pretty and the views are exactly what one looks for in a property of this kind.
The little village of Preggio is minutes away; potentially walking distance, whilst the market town of Umbertide is 18 kilometres away.
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