In a panoramic position and located in the Niccone valley only 8 kilometres from the pretty market town of Umbertide, this traditional and typically Umbrian property is surrounded by over 5 hectares of land. Lovingly restored by the current owners from its ruined state some 25 years ago, it is the first time this delightful home has been available for purchase. Stone built with a traditional external staircase or loggia, the property is private but not remote and has plenty of character and traditional features combined with comfort and practicality.
On the ground floor there is an entrance hall which leads, via an arch, to the kitchen with French doors onto a paved dining terrace which can also be accessed from the sitting room. Leading off from the hall and also accessed from underneath the loggia, is the dining room beyond which is the aforementioned sitting room with corner fireplace. Also on the ground floor and adjacent to the hall is a handy guest bathroom and an internal staircase to the floor above. The technical room is located under the loggia and there is a fully functional bread oven beside the front door.
Once upstairs a corridor leads to a lovely reception room with access to the spacious loggia, perfect for an aperitif or perhaps breakfast if someone is thoughtful enough to prepare it for you. There are two double bedrooms in this area of the house and adjacent to the family bathroom is a laundry room. Also on this floor, and with access from both the upstairs corridor and the garden, is the third bedroom located on a raised and open wooden gallery with its own small sitting area and bathroom beneath. This adorable little suite is perfect for guests and would be ideal if a new owner would like to do a small-scale bed and breakfast business or similar.
The property has exposed wooden beams, terracotta floor and ceiling tiles, timeless bathrooms and numerous characterful features dating back to the original construction. The generous-sized windows have insect screens and shutters.
The land surrounding the property is composed mainly of woodland but there are olives, fruit trees and the areas around the house and terraces are richly planted. There is ample space for a pool should one be required. The property is gated with a private drive and ample parking
The water supply is from both a private well and mains and a water softener is installed, the gas central heating is zoned and there is a good an internet connection.
If you are feeling fit and sufficiently hungry there is an excellent restaurant within walking distance, though it might be wise to make friends with a fellow diner and procure a ride home afterwards bearing in mind that the property is in an elevated though not isolated position.
The market town of Umbertide is approximately 8 kilometres distant and it is easy to get to both Lake Trasimeno and Cortona.
A thoughtfully and well restored family home with charm and character, perfect for full-time residence and holidays alike.