Asking price €995,000

La PalazzinaMercatale, Tuscany, Italy

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Key features

  • Unique tower
  • Enchanting and mature gardens
  • Stunning views
  • Terrific location
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Large terraces

Unique restored 14th century round tower and farmhouse for sale in Tuscany. Located in the much sought after Niccone Valley with swimming pool and 8,000 square metres of land. 

About this property

  • La Palazzina is located on the south facing side of the Niccone valley with spectacular views over the valley to the Reschio Castle estate and the hilltop village of Preggio. The property comprises a lovely stone farmhouse and unique 14th century round tower, originally the guardroom for Sorbello castle.The 6 x 12 metre saltwater pool with an amazing view and Roman steps is located up and behind the tower. A mature garden surrounds the property bounded by towering majestic cypress trees.The main house of approximately 120 square metres comprises 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, study, hallway, double car port. The front door to the house leads from the extensive terrace that runs along the front of the property and into a small hallway. A door from the hallway leads into one of the reception rooms with a wood burning stove. French windows open onto the terrace at the front. The kitchen lies at the far end of this room. An external door opens onto another terrace at the side of the house. The well equipped kitchen has windows to the front and to the side. A door from the other side of the kitchen/reception room opens into a small study. From the other side of the hallway, double glass paned doors lead into the main reception room with an open fireplace. Stairs lead upstairs to the first floor and the three bedrooms each with private bathroom. The bedroom at the far end of the house has a sitting area separated by sliding retractable doors. An external door provides access to the outside and onto a small terrace where it is possible to enjoy the views over the surrounding countryside. External steps lead from this terrace down to the garden.The 14th century round tower of approximately 100 square metres is on three floors and located a few metres from the house and has two double bedrooms, sitting/kitchen/dining area and 1 bathroom. It is built on 3 floors and has a sitting area with open kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The Tower has been successfully rented for the last 20 years and has the potential to continue providing a rental income. It has its own private and secluded paved outdoor terrace which provides stunning views across the Niccone valley.The location on the border between Tuscany and Umbria means that La Palazzina is close to the cultural gems of both these fabulous regions of central Italy.Assisi, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Lago Trasimeno, Montefalco, Montone, Orvieto, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto and Todi in Umbria and Arezzo, Cortona, Lucignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Siena in Tuscany to name just a few of the lovely sights, are all close by.

Local information

  • Near Mercatale

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.