Savills | Poderetto, San Bartolomeo, Gubbio, Italy | Properties for sale
3,444.45 sq ft(320 sq m)
Asking price €495,000(212,312 BHD)

PoderettoSan Bartolomeo, Gubbio, Italy

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 12 x 6 metre swimming pool
  • Private well with a depth of 40 metres
  • Two 5000 litre storage tanks and a third holding 1000 litres
  • Modern interior
  • Two ground floor en suite bedrooms, one with separate access
  • Convenient and private location
  • 70km from the Adriatic Coast

Architect designed three bedroom farmhouse with lovely views and a large pool. Only 11 kilometres from Gubbio and 70 from the Adriatic coast

About this property

  • Approximately 15 minutes from the historic town of Gubbio this stone built farmhouse has three/four bedrooms and a swimming pool. The ground floor comprises a kitchen/dining room with access to paved terraces to both the front and rear of the building, there is also a useful cloakroom with WC just off the kitchen. A central staircase, with antique stone treads and recessed wall lights, separates the kitchen from a ground floor bedroom; again with exposed wooden beams and a set of doors leading to the front terrace. The modern bathroom, with large, rectangular horizontal tiles and glass counter top, is divided from the bedroom by means of a sliding door of frosted glass, the runners of which are concealed within a metal beam. In addition there is a second totally independent and equally attractive ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom; perfect for guests as they have their own portion of terrace and easy access to the pool area.

    The staircase leads to the first floor which has a spacious sitting room with a raised fireplace, solid wooden flooring and a spectacular high ceiling constructed in the traditional Umbrian manner with wooden beams and softly coloured terracotta tiles; each one different to the other. Two sets of wide, wooden stairs run up to an elevated sitting/dining room used also as an occasional bedroom. Sliding doors, again of heavy frosted glass, close this room off from the sitting room below and are decorative as well as functional.

    On this same floor is the double height master bedroom and galleried attic space. A funky metal wood burner is suspended from the roof/ceiling and hovers above the bedroom floor in front of the bed. The stairs up to the gallery are constructed in layers of heavy duty glass as is a small portion of the attic floor and the balustrades that run up the staircase and around the gallery. The bedroom is open plan with a tub and two matching sinks. The W.C. is located in an adjoining bathroom which has a second door onto the landing. Basically the bathroom with the W.C. serves the occasional bedroom as well as the master.

    A great deal of care and thought has clearly been put into every aspect of the house which is an extremely successful mix of traditional Umbrian architecture and features combined with slick modern fittings and unexpected quirky touches.

    The house is surrounded by a variety of stone paved terraces and there is a fabulous built in barbeque/cooking area. The 12 x 6 metre pool is surrounded by a terracotta solarium with plenty of space for sun beds and loungers and there are two metal gazebos at one end to provide a little shade. The pool house is hidden below the pool.

    Some of the property is fenced and access is barred by sturdy metal gates and the area immediately around the property has an irrigation systems.

    Poderetto has gas fired central heating with feature radiators, water from its own well, double glazed windows, an alarm system and all of the good quality fixtures and fittings that one would expect from a property of this type.

    The surrounding area is softly hilly and from the pool and some areas of the house there is a fantastic far reaching view of the distant mountains.

    Poderetto is an easy 15 minute drive to Gubbio and the Adriatic coast is roughly an hour away.

Local information

  • San Bartolomeo, Gubbio

Additional information

  • Gubbio is a wonderfully preserved medieval town. The town in Roman times was down in the plain and there is a fairly well preserved Roman amphitheatre there (the car park here is a good place to leave your vehicle). The town has a less “touristy” feel than many other medieval towns due to its location in northern Umbria. Along with Deruta, Gubbio is known for maiolica ceramics and there are several shops in the old town. Gubbio is also famous for a race held on the 15 May each year, the Corsa dei Ceri. The route is up Monte Ingino, the mountain behind the town and relay teams carry huge wooden “candles” up to the Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo, the church of the town's patron saint.
  • The Palazzo dei Consoli is easily the most impressive building in Gubbio, it's worth paying to enter the medieval town hall. There's an interesting art collection (but no masterpieces) and the Eugubine Tablets, bronze tablets with various instructions in the Umbrian language written in the Etruscan and Roman alphabets. The main attraction is the interior of the building itself, the ceiling of the ground floor is an enormous barrel vault, also look for the medieval toilets at the back of the top floor. At the back of the building there is an archaeological museum that you can visit on the same ticket. The huge piazza in front of the Palazzo is supported by enormous arches to create a level space. Unusually for an Umbrian town, the Duomo (Cathedral) is not built on the main piazza, this is probably because of the steep gradient that Gubbio is built on. It is of architectural note for its strangely vaulted ceiling, but children will probably be more fascinated by the blackened bodies of various bishops kept in glass coffins. When Gubbio lost its independence the Palazzo Ducale came under the influence of the Dukes of Urbino, the most famous of whom was Federico di Montefeltro, a famous mercenary and Renaissance Man. This is a smaller version of the Duke's Renaissance palace in Urbino and often houses modern art shows.
  • It's fun to take a ride to the top of Monte Ingino on the funivia. This is a slightly scary ski lift /cable car, the cages take two people at a time and you hop on and off while it is still moving! At the top you can enjoy the views, visit a bar and go to the Basilica di Sant' Ubaldo. Sant' Ubaldo was a bishop of Gubbio who used his negotiating skills to stop the town being sacked by Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor. His blackened corpse is on display in a glass coffin behind the altar. Look out for the Ceri, the wooden ‘candles' used in the race; they are kept in the church.
  • Directions: Gubbio 11 kms Adriatic coast 90 kms