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  • Umbria
Price £2,347,935

Property Description

Unique country estate , once the former country residence of a Sicilian princess located in the sought after area of Orvieto . The property has been tastefully renovated by the current owners who have succeeded in preserving the rural charm of the building combined with the maximum in modern comfort. The estate comprises three separate buildings; main house, spacious annex and cottage offering versatile accommodation ideal for entertaining guests. The main house is built in local stone with a traditional, terracotta tiled roof . The rooms have ample windows and doors allowing plenty of natural light to filter through. The ground floor comprises; entrance hall with staircase, spacious living room with fireplace, library with fireplace, well-equipped kitchen with marble counter tops, dining area with fireplace providing access to a covered terrace between the main house and the annex ideal for dining outside. The first floor accommodation comprises; master bedroom with fireplace and spacious bathroom, large landing with gallery, 3 further bedrooms and two bathrooms Terracotta floor tiles throughout and wooden beam ceilings The annex, although near to the main house is set in a pretty, intimate corner of the garden offering total privacy. In harmony with the main house, the annex is built in local stone with a traditional, terracotta tiled roof. There is an entrance to the front of the property and a second to the rear. The living space comprises; spacious living room and library each with a fireplace, study, bedroom, dressing room, two bathrooms, kitchen, maids quarters and utility room. Wine cellar. The cottage, currently used as the caretakers lodgings, is set in a private area of the estate and can be accessed by a private driveway. The cottage, built in tufo, has high quality fixture and fittings and is composed of entrance hall, living room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The buildings are set in a manicured, landscaped garden which offers a breathtaking view of the town of Orvieto and the surrounding countryside. The garden slopes gently down to the panoramic pool and pool house complete with bathroom and fridge. The land extends to 5 hectares of which includes a small vineyard to the rear of the main house, woodland and 600 olive trees which produce a delicious olive oil. Automatic irrigation system pumped from the river. One enters the property through automatic entrance gates. The driveway leads to a shaded parking area equipped with a car port. 120sqm wooden garageRepair StateAll the buildings were restored in 2007and have top quality fixtures and fittings. The plumbing, wiring and central heating systems conform to health and safety standards.AmenitiesMains water, electricity, gpl gas fired central heating and solar panels in the main house, broadband internet and telephoneLand Registry DetailsThe property was restored in accordance with building permits granted by the municipal council of Orvieto in 2006 and is recorded on the Building and Land Registry of OrvietoOwnership DetailsThe property is registered in the name of an individual .A purchase tax levied at 10% is payable. Land is taxed at 18% of the amount declared in the Purchase/Sale contract.Potential Land UseIdeal as a prestigious private residence or quality guest houseLocationThe estate is located in a sought after area approx. 4 km from the magnificent town of Orvieto, Western Umbria and the nearest village ( Sferracavallo ) is a 5 minute drive away. The property is well-placed for communications as it is located just 10 kms from the The A1 motorway exit of Orvieto and approx. 7 km from the main-line train station. From where there are frequent, direct trains to Florence and Rome. The journey to Rome takes 1 hour whereas the journey to Florence takes approx. 1 hour 45 mins. The nearest airports are located in Rome which is an hours drive away. The property is accessed via a country lane and enjoys an elevated position with magnificent views of the town of Orvieto and the surrounding countryside.

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