A beautifully restored one bedroom townhouse in the historic centre of Montone. Convenient location and far reaching views of the surrounding Umbrian countryside.
Describing the panorama from this pretty townhouse as spectacular is in no way an exaggeration. With a view, through the artist's eye, of the Umbrian hills in the distance as well as the roof tops of Montone spread out at its feet, this adorable property is small but perfectly formed.
A characteristic stone paved street leads up to the front door and then drops down by a series of steps, so one side the property is pretty much at street level whilst the other is high above the ground. The front door opens up into the open plan kitchen, dining and living area with both the barrel vaulted ceiling and the floor constructed in traditional terracotta bricks. French doors lead onto a lengthy, metre wide balcony which runs along the elevated side of the building.
Steep wooden stairs lead up to the first floor corridor with access to the bathroom, a medium sized box room for storage and the central heating boiler, and the most striking room in the property: the bedroom. With floor to ceiling glass doors which slide along two walls, the view from this room is truly spectacular. In fact you are almost in the view. A second balcony, directly above the one on the floor below, leads to the luxuriously tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and contemporary fittings. For the less adventurous the bathroom can be accessed from inside the apartment. The corridor, box room and bedroom have wooden floors and the bathroom floor is tiled.
Restored in accordance with antiseismic regulations and with mains gas central heating, air con on both floors,an electricity supply and mains water and drainage, this gem of a house is ready to move into. Montone is beautiful. Located on a hill-top it was originally a medieval town, it was already fortified in 1121 and is has now been voted as one of the Borghi Piu Belli d'Italia. In addition to the numerous, traditional annual events such as the Donazione della Santa Spina and the Feste del Bosco in the Autumn, there is the now well established Umbria Film Festival where one might brush shoulders with the likes of Terry Gilliam, Mike Figgis, Ralph Fiennes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Stephen Frears.