Property ID : 4148
Restored €775.000,00 - Country Properties
Casale Murlo is an estate with a fabulous house and a fabulous view. Approx. 12 ha of beautifully undulating and part terraced land entirely surrounding the house gives way to astonishing 360° views.
The spacious farm house (ca 260 m²) was restored to a very high specification seven years ago using traditional materials, marble and stone, wooden beams, terracotta tiles and rustic heavy doors. Stunning Florentine handmade metal light fittings throughout add to the character of this comfortable house.
The Eco credentials couldn’t be better; total energy costs are below zero (currently an actual profit) thanks to 4.6kW of photovoltaic panels on the car port. Ample hot water and heating is produced by Thermomax solar panels, a Clearview wood stove and a rarely used gas boiler. There is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators in the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Outside there is a large car parking with more paddock space if needed. The garden has the classical olives, cypresses, plus woodland with literally thousands more trees producing masses of free wood. There are two groves of maple trees with 100 year old vines grown up them in the Etruscan style. A liberal water supply for garden irrigation comes from a large pond up the hill which is part of the property. A deep well produces a plentiful supply of quality water for domestic use. With a rabbit proof fence the vegetable garden is ready for self-sufficiency. There is no pool but no lack of spectacular positions to put one in.
The windows are all hardwood double glazed with internal and external shutters to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
The property is accessed by a 750 meters white road setting the house very securely within a gated and fenced estate.
To the West, Lake Trasimeno with restaurants, beaches, ferries and sailing is easily reached in 20 minutes along with nearby trains to Rome and Florence. To the East is the historic town of Umbertide with a vibrant market place and a few supermarkets. From Umbertide there is immediate access to the E45 motorway bringing Perugia airport just 40 minutes from the house.
The charming local village is famous for the annual chestnut festival and the open air opera. Other nearby attractions include Gubbio, Cortona, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Assisi and Perugia. Golf at Antognola is 20 minutes away and the nearest ski slopes are just 2 hours away.
On the ground floor the large entrance hall has a polished stone floor to match the staircase leading upstairs.
The living and dining area combine through a large arch to make a 16 meter long entertaining area with a rustic wood and stone fireplace at one end and doors to the east terrace at the other. The study, leading off the reception room, has an original wood paneled ceiling and wooden bookshelves and could easily be converted into a 5th bedroom.
A cosy, practical and well equipped dining kitchen with hardwood and granite benchtops and a huge Ilve range – 6 hob burners. This is a proper cook’s kitchen with extra deep tops, plenty of storage in drawers, shelves and cupboards and extra power points for appliances.
Also on the ground floor are a laundry room, lavatory and technical room.
On the first floor: An unusually spacious master bedroom suite with original fireplace, luxury bathroom and a further bedroom/study/dressing room attached. 2 further large double bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom lead off the large landing which has a capacious and beautiful linen cupboard.
Antognolla Golf: 9 km
Preggio: 10 km
Umbertide (all amenities): 15 km
Lake Trasimeno: 20 km
Perugia: 25 km
Città di Castello: 38 km
Cortona: 41 km
Assisi: 55 km
Arezzo: 82 km
Airports: Perugia 40 km, Ancona 140 km, Florence 170 km, Rome 230 km
- Energy class: C
- Other features: Internet Wi-Fi - Satellite TV - Solar panels – Wood burning stove - Terrace - Bread oven - Private well - Electric gate - Fenced – Vegetable garden – Car port