|Construction:||brick, rendered white|
|Location:||town, hillside, altitude 288 m|
|Land:||4,000 square metres|
This four bedroom property is located within easy walking distance of the small Umbrian town of Trestina about 45 minutes from Perugia.
Built in the 1970's it was clearly designed with great care and attention to detail and the best of materials were used throughout.
The property is set on a hillside and the lower, basement floor (measuring 120 square metres) consists of very large garage and a number of storage rooms. The boiler for the oil fired central heating is also housed on this floor in its own boiler room.
External steps lead from the parking area to a spacious portico under which is the principal entrance to the split level living areas (measuring 230 square metres) which are extremely elegant with rich wooden floors throughout. Once through the front door there is a lovely, wide corridor that leads to the five bedrooms. The floors throughout the house are made up of square terracotta tiles and the ceilings in the corridor, living and dining areas are constructed in wood with large traditonal beams with wood panelling inbetween. The living and dining area is "L" shaped and wraps around one of the corners of the house. This space is divided by a fireplace that is accessed on both sides of a partition wall which spans half way into the room. The living area has large picture windows that look out over the countryside and the Tiber valley in which the property sits. The kitchen is small and probably in need of a re-fit but it is perfectly functional and has French doors that open out onto the fenced garden to the rear of the property. There is also an external oven located under a portico to the rear of the building.
There are four bedrooms, one of which is currently used a study, each with a bathroom of its own. The three principal bedrooms, as well as the long corridor, have made to measure built in wooden cupboards that are incredibly useful and spacious and do away with the need for free-standing wardrobes, linen closets etc. Each bedroom is a slightly different shape, none of them being awkward, and the bathrooms have stood the test of time surprisingly well mainly due to the fact that there are classic in design and of good quality when installed. Each bathroom has a lovely vertical, oval window which adds extra interest to the exterior of the property which is rendered white. There is an extra bathroom close to the living and dining areas and there is also a pantry/larder in the kitchen.
The property is immaculately maintained and due to the care taken by the owners when the property was designed there isn’t a single bit of unused space and the house has a fluidity that is both extremely attractive and practical. It is also secure with extrenal shutters and security grills. Due to this great use of space and the location, the property would be perfect as a bed and breakfast especially as there is a large amount of pretty attic space that could be transformed into extra guest bedrooms or provide separate accommodation for the owners.
The house is completely surrounded by gardens and though it faces the road to the front it is totally invisible to passing cars mainly because of the elevated position but also due to the clever planting of trees, now fullly mature, that provide a huge amount of privacy without obstructing the view. There is a second driveway to the house which is gated and leads directly into the town. It would literally take two minutes to walk from the property to the town; in fact it is much quicker to walk than drive!
Trestina is a small, lively and largely modern town and though it doesn’t have the visible charm of its close neighbours, Città di Castello and Umbertide, it is packed with useful shops and utilities; all within easy walking distance. The train station is an easy five minute walk, the E 45 superstrada is only a few minutes away, Perugia airport a 30 minute drive and there are a large number of interesting places to visit within very close range. Granted the property probably isn’t what one would expect of an Umbrian country house but once past that hurdle it is clear to see that it has a charm of its own; it is well laid out and works well, the location is useful and convenient and there is room to develop the property further if need be.
The house is detached, pivate and surrounded by 4,000 square metres of land; most of which is fenced. It is on a variety of easy levels and there is a large lawn area to the rear of the house that slopes up into the pretty woodland beyond. This particular area of garden is extremely private and not overlooked and is therefore ideal for eating out as there is direct access from the kitchen. An ideal business property or family home; immaculate and beautifully maintained. Well worth a look!
central heating, cistern, double glazed windows, gates, exposed beams, hand-made floor/ceiling tiles, private parking, large garage, security grills, shutters, external bread oven,
none, but there is an attic space to develop and the basement has a huge amount of storage space
supplied water, rlectricity, telephone, septic tank
Trestina 2 minutes (on foot), Città di Castello 10 minutes, Umbertide 10 minutes, Perugia airport 30 minutes, Perugia city centre 45 minutes, Arezzo 45 minutes.
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