Savills | Vista Niccone, Spedalicchio, Perugia, Umbria | Property for sale
2,475.70 sq ft(230 sq m)
Asking price €595,000(£513,962)

Vista NicconeSpedalicchio, Perugia, Umbria

  • Reduced

Key features

  • Shady Terrace for Outside Dining
  • Bread Oven
  • Well
  • Panoramic Position
  • Swimming Pool with Terracotta Surround
  • Gated

Umbrian farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Fantastic view of the Niccone valley and close to the border with Tuscany. A perfect family holiday home.

About this property

  • Vista Niccone was rebuilt on the site of an old Umbrian farmhouse in a splendid and isolated location in the Niccone valley ten minutes from the nearest village and not far from the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Vista Niccone is perfect for those seeking a tranquil, rural retreat which is ideally situated for exploring the nearby cultural and historic treasures of Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.

    On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a reception room with fireplace and doors to the garden, a hallway with stairs to the upper floor, a guest cloakroom and a very spacious open-plan dining room and kitchen with access to the covered dining terrace. There is a large storage room adjacent to the kitchen. Beyond the reception room is a hallway leading to a cute little twin bedroom with ensuite and its own private terrace and from the same hallway a second set of stairs lead up to a double bedroom with bathroom ensuite.

    The principal staircase leads up to a large landing. To the left is the master bedroom with dressing area and bathroom ensuite. This room opens onto the typically Umbrian loggia (external staircase) at the foot of which there is the old, but fully functional, bread oven. The landing opens onto a spacious ante-camera with access to a large bathroom and a bedroom; also large. The ante-camera could easily be used as an occasional bedroom or, with a bit of a re-shuffle, there is ample space to create an extra bedroom.

    The views from the house are breath-taking as are the walks in the surrounding countryside. There is a beautiful 10 x 5 metre swimming pool and ample terrace set in gardens with 8 olive trees, various nut trees and a barbecue. All necessary facilities are available in the market town of Umbertide which is twenty minutes away.

    The house has a reliable well for water, a gas tank for the central heating and domestic hot water and 11 kW mains power. Vista Niccone is in a very quiet spot 5 km from the SS416 at Spedalicchio. The road is in excellent condition.

Local information

  • Spedalicchio, Umbertide, 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.
  • Directions: Spedalicchio 5 kms Umbertide 8 kms Città di Castello 26.4 kms Perugia 44 kms