Restored 5 bedroom watch-tower with beautiful views.
In a pretty, rural location and only 400 metres off the paved road Torre Castiglione, originally a fortified watchtower, has been beautifully transformed into a five-bedroom property currently used as both a private residence and a fully functional B&B. The property has all of the wonderful original features that one would expect to see in a building of this type; exposed wooden beams, terracotta floor and ceiling tiles and, in the oldest part of the house on the ground floor, an exposed stone ceiling that is both arched and vaulted.
The first floor and second floor provides accommodation for the owners and is accessed by means of traditional external steps that lead to a wonderful and spacious covered portico on which there is more than ample space for dining. The front door leads to an entrance hall to the right of which is a lovely large kitchen and dining room (with wood-pellet stove), a space which is perfect for socialising with family and friends. This area also has external access via a second set of stairs. On this same level is a sitting room with fireplace (with a Monte Grappa closed fire system installed), a large study, a bedroom and a separate bathroom that also serves another bedroom located in the tower on the floor above.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead down to the ground floor where there is an extremely useful utility and laundry room as well as three, beautiful bedrooms which provide the guest accommodation. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and private entrance from the garden where there is ample private space to lounge and relax. Two of the rooms have little kitchenettes.
Immediately surrounding the two buildings are 9,000 square metres of fenced gardens which are well designed and planted out and, like the property, are immaculately maintained with several shady spots in which to sit including a large terrace with barbeque and pergola and a small olive grove. An additional 1,000 square metres of land, with fig and cherry trees, is not fenced and sits below the house.
A stunning 14 x 5 metre saltwater swimming pool is in a panoramic position with views of the surrounding Umbrian countryside. Framed by a stone paving and with a grey liner, the pool area is elegant, stylish, and separated from the renovated tower by steps and a dining terrace. The tower houses a breakfast/preparation room and bathroom on the ground floor and there is pretty, floating mezzanine/reading room above.
All utilities are connected including electricity and telephone with broadband internet service. As well as mains water there is a rainwater storage tank for irrigation purposes and the GPL gas tank is underground in the garden.
A meticulously maintained and conveniently located property with gorgeous views. A haven of relaxation and peace.