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1,506.95 sq ft(140 sq m)
Asking price €495,000(£436,634)

Torre D'AvorioNiccone Valley, Umbertide, Perugia, Umbria

    Key features

    • Walking distance to a restaurant
    • 4x11m heated swimming pool
    • Solar panels and thermal insulation
    • Air conditioning and heat pump
    • Stone paved terrace
    • Gym

    A beautifully restored tower with 2 bedrooms in the main building and a further guest suite and gym located by the pool isfor sale in Umbria.

    About this property

    • Torre D' Avorio is a dream holiday home which has been cleverly designed to create a hassle free, low running cost and eco friendly home in which to enjoy "La Bella Vita". It has a mature and easy to maintain garden, a large, west facing terrace overlooking the 4 x 11 metre swimming pool and the valley beyond, a gym, two ancient olive trees and beautiful finished interiors. 

      The ground floor is accessed via French windows and has a lovely open plan living room and kitchen. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room area. The kitchen is spacious and has a larder. French doors lead to the large panoramic terrace with electric sun shade which is the perfect spot to watch the sun set and have al fresco dinners. There is a guest bathroom with shower located on the ground floor.

      Wooden stairs lead up to the landing from which the guest double bedroom with fitted cupboards and the family bathroom with bath tub are accessed. The master suite is located on the top floor and has a beautiful shower room separated by a glass wall divide, lots of built in cupboards and drawers and lovely views. The third bedroom and gym are located on the pool terrace which is accessed down some stairs from the Terrace. The guest suite is spacious and has an en suite shower room. There is huge built in storage cupboard perfect for storing wine.

      Next door to this is the gym. The outside technical units such as the heat exchange unit and air-conditioning is all cleverly stored round the back of the property and are easily accessible but out of sight. The property has been designed to be extremely energy efficient with solar panels heating the pool and hot water during the summer months, eco clad walls, roof insulation all of which make it a very economical property to own. Situated in an elevated position with far reaching views Torre D' Avorio is located a the end of a dirt track.

      There is another property nearby so it is not isolated and has a super restaurant close by. In all it is the perfect property for a couple seeking a hassle free, economical and expertly restored holiday home with a pool.

    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: 7 kms to Umbertide 37 kms to Perugia Airport 134 kms to Florence