Picture No. 07
10 Ac(4.05 Ha)
Asking price €495,000(د.ب.‏ 207,775)

Sotto PreggioNiccone Valley, Perugia, Umbria

  • Reduced
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Well restored
  • Separate guest suite
  • Double-glazed windows and doors
  • Underfloor heating
  • Solar panels
  • Energy efficent heating system
  • Handmade terracotta tiles
  • Space for a pool

With separate guest accommodation this pretty four bedroom Umbrian farmhouse is located in the Niccone valley and is surrounded by 4 hectares of land.

About this property

  • With Etruscan origins, this unusual building was well restored in 2009 by the current owners as their primary residence and has an energy efficient heating system and all modern conveniences. The entrance leads to a formal dining area, a well fitted open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, a 38 square metre living room with open fireplace and access to a dining terrace and gardens. Also on this same level is the boiler/storage room and a guest w.c. 

    The lower ground floor consists of a separate self-contained guest apartment with living room, a large bedroom, a shower room and access to a private covered terrace. The upper floor has three double bedrooms; all with modern bathrooms. There are 4 hectares of natural park and woodland surrounding the property and the garden is simple and well maintained with several ideal positions for a pool.

Local information

  • Preggio, Umbria

Additional information

  • The ‘Niccone Valley' or the ‘Valle del Niccone' is where Tuscany meets Umbria. The northern valley is mainly in Tuscany, topped by five ancient castles or fortified villages; all standing opposite their Umbrian counterparts that lie on the hills of the southern valley and all built over a 1,000 year period of Papal and Renaissance history. Today, the 11 miles of the Niccone valley, which includes the Val di Pierle, is dotted with restored private farmhouses, luxury villas and apartments, all popular with discerning visitors. The villages of Lisciano Niccone – Umbria – and Mercatale di Cortona – Tuscany sit at the western most extreme of this wide valley. A drive east along the valley road gives access to Preggio, once the medieval seat of power for the region and eventually to the village of Niccone, standing in the mouth of the Niccone Valley. A short few miles away to the west is the site of the Battle of Trasimeno – where Hannibal routed the Roman legions in 217BC. The area bore witness to one of bloodiest battles in history and even today, the stain of this incredible event can be felt amongst the hills and valleys.