Beautifully restored Umbrian farmhouse with views of the Niccone valley. Pool, 3.5 hectares of land and a stunning interior.
Niccone valley between on the Tuscany Umbria border, close to Umbertide.
Located in Umbria, the green heart of Italy, this magnificent country home is surrounded by 3,5 hectares of land and has unobstructed views of the Niccone Valley. The house is also only 10 minutes away from the Etruscan town of Umbertide, which holds farmer's markets twice weekly, and cultural events throughout the year.
The house consists of 440 square metres on two levels. There are a total of 10 rooms including three bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. There is an extraordinary 100 square metre living room/dining room surrounded by double doors and picture windows; this room is bathed in natural light all day long. The upper salon has cathedral ceilings and a stunning fireplace. There is a secondary living room which could be used as a 4th bedroom.
A terrace that runs the length of this Tuscan designed house leads you through a park like setting to an upper level where a stunning pool and cabana sit. From here the views of the surrounding valley are nothing short of breathtaking.
In addition there are stables, 2 paddocks, and a gym on the property.
Don Ludovico is a marvellous house for entertaining, while feeling intimate at the same time. Large, dramatic public rooms, well proportioned bedrooms, high end bathrooms.
This house, originally built 400 years ago, has been restored painstakingly with an attention to detail and no expense spared.
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.
Umbertide - 8 kms
Lake Trasimeno - 30 kmsCitta di Castello - 23 kms
Cortona - 35 kms
Perugia airport 39 kms
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