Property ID : 4195k
Restored €845.000,00 - Country Properties
Podere Castello is an 18th century farmhouse that has been thoughtfully and tastefully restored flanked by a separate guesthouse, studio and pool sitting on 5.2 ha of private land.
Nestled on the edge of a Mediterranean oak forest while offering amazing views that stretch out across the valley to the Terminillo mountain range, this charming property is located in a rural, authentic and relatively unknown corner of southern Umbria.
The rustic exterior of the farmhouse melds into the backdrop of the hilly, forested Umbrian surroundings. Set on the edge of a nature reserve the property is situated in a highly protected zone with strict building codes. This ensures that the area will remain undeveloped. It guarantees the beautiful views will remain constant over time and that the valley will retain its serene and rustic charms. It is a perfect location for those who love tranquillity, value their privacy and seek the delights of Italian countryside living.
Cascading down from the main farmhouse lie the stunning terraced gardens with 14×7 m swimming pool. A walk along the weaving path reveals a wide variety of fruit trees, herb plants, wild flowers and local flora.
Further down the garden lie two terraces of fenced organic vegetable garden, just above the olive groves, fruit and nut trees and an orchard. The land has been organically sustained for over 30 years with no use of fertilisers or chemicals. The fruit and nut trees in various locations on the property include figs, five plum varieties, pear, apple, persimmon, vines, cherry and walnut. There is the possibility to buy more land.
Podere Castello is actually running as an agriturismo and offers the opportunity of rental income for potential buyers, holding an existing faithful clientele that often return year on year.
Situated at merely 1 km from a quaint village which offers a bar, a local butcher and greengrocer (producing his own meat and vegetables) and a couple of restaurants and agriturismi in the surrounding hills. The Colli Amerini or hills surrounding Amelia produce world class olive oil and some fantastic local wines.
Main Farmhouse (ca. 335 m²)
The downstairs floor consists of a large open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room as well as a library, guest bathroom and a 60 m² storage space/cantina.
The main terrace leads off the kitchen and offers a vine-covered pergola for outdoor dining, ample seating with stunning views of the unspoilt valley and distant hills.
Upstairs five double en-suite bedrooms face out over the same stunning panorama. A corridor runs the length of the building connecting the bedrooms and exits onto a wide terrace overlooking the forest at the rear of the farmhouse.
Guest house (ca. 90 m²)
Situated aside the main farmhouse divided by a small ‘piazza’ in the shade of a cherry tree with a barbecue area and large pizza oven.
The front terrace overlooks the pool and valley and the house itself offers a large open plan living area, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small storage room. Fitted with underfloor heating and a working fireplace.
Studio Apartment (ca. 33 m²)
A historic sty that has been redesigned into a small studio cottage. Although relatively small, it has the luxury of a large terrace overlooking the pool in the shadow of some cherry trees. A small closed bathroom complements the L shaped living space with an ample kitchen corner.
This intimate little building currently used as a studio/office offers the opportunity for possible extension.
Bar, basic shop: 1 km
Amelia (all amenities): 8 km
A1 Motorway: 25 km
San Gemini: 30 km
Todi: 40 km
Orvieto: 60 km
Rome: 100 km
Tyrrhenian coast: 110 km
Florence: 210 km
Airports: Perugia 104 km, Rome 132 km, Ancona 208 km, Florence 233 km
- Energy class: D
- Other features: Internet Wi-Fi - Satellite TV – Ceiling fans - Insect screens – Several terraces - Swimming Pool (14 x 7 meter) - Pizza oven/Barbeque - Irrigation system – Mains water and private well - Possibility to extend – Various fruit trees and ca. 48 olive trees