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Martinozza di Sotto

€1,250,000
  • Listing type: For Sale
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Living Rooms 4
  • House 300mq / Barn 120mq / Barn 42mq
  • Land 1 hectare
  • Property type: Restored
  • Pool 12m x 6m
  • Town Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • Region Umbria
  • Energy Rating G

Property Description

Nestled in the Umbrian hills on the border of Tuscany is Martinozza di Sotto, a beautifully restored 17th century stone farmhouse with Tobacco Tower. Many of the original architectural features and materials have been carefully preserved to ensure that the character and integrity of the building is maintained.

The owners have created here a very sophisticated country residence and their home. It is meticulously well maintained.

The Main House with Tobacco Tower measures Sq Metres 300.00 with a portico off the kitchen and dining area of Sq Metres 32.00. It comprises of, 3 living rooms two in the main house on the ground and first floor and one in the Tobacco Tower.  There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

There are two restored barns, one offering further accommodation, on two floors, adjacent to the main house and the second currently used as a gymnasium and garage.

The Large Barn, was built 11 years ago and further extended and restored 2 years ago. The structure is energy efficient and the lower ground floor does not require heating. It measures Sq Metres 120.00 and comprises of, a very large and open, living, dining and kitchen area with a bedroom and bathroom en suite on the upper ground floor, and the lower ground floor offers further accommodation with a very large bedroom suite and separate bathroom. This floor is currently being used as an artist’s studio.

The Large Barn, is a combination of modern and traditional styling, very light and with spectacular panoramic views, across the valley and hills beyond.

There is also the possibility to construct a further building of approximately Sq Metres 100.00 close to the Large Barn, offering further accommodation.

The Small Barn was built 4 years ago and measures Sq Metres 42.00 it is double glazed, light and beautifully built, in every detail. Presently used as a gymnasium and a storage area for a, much cherished, Italian classic car.

The estate is not overlooked and surrounded by open countryside and woodlands, enjoying wonderful panoramic views across the Umbrian Hills and the Pian di Marte, the Plain of Mars. The Torre di Fiume, a medievel tower, which has recently been restored, may be seen clearly from the estate. The 11th century hill towns of Preggio and Castel Rigone may also be seen from the estate and may be reached in just 15 to 20 minutes. There are many beautifully restored residences in this neighbourhood, located between Lisciano Nicone and Passignano on the shore of Lake Trasimeno. Passignano offers many interesting restaurants and bars and may be reached in 15 to 20 minutes.

There is just over 1 hectare of land with landscaped gardens, which have been planted with a variety of trees and shrubs chosen not only for their drought tolerance but to bring colour and texture to the garden throughout all four seasons. There are also three small ponds with water lilies.

The swimming pool, which measures, Sq Metres  12 x 6 is located below the property and offers wonderful views  across the valley with more than adequate sun terracing. There is a separate pool technical building, which measures Sq Metres 15.00

There is a good white road to access the property and adequate parking for guests.

The property is fenced and gated and an alarm system has been installed to offer additional security.

To supplement the existing mains supply of electricity the owner has installed solar panels and photovoltaic PV panels, which offer considerable cost savings throughout the year.

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