Wonderfully preserved 7 bedroom historic home for sale in Umbria, with additional 2 bedroom independent apartment. Showing all original features of an ancient Italian property, Sant’Antonio is a beautiful, historic, family home that would make an ideal Italian base for a large family or a group of friends to share.
Price guide: 920 000 €
Sant’Antonio is a beautiful, historic, family home that would make an ideal Italian base for a large family or a group of friends to share. Share the peace, the fun, the ambience – and the truffles from the garden. The house is in a beautiful rural location 20 minutes from the centre of Perugia, 30 minutes from the Umbrian International Airport (between Perugia and Assisi) and 15 minutes from Lake Trasimeno. It’s on the crest of a hill, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, woods and fields and looks down the valley to the neighbouring Cardinal’s Villa, the most prestigious Renaissance villa in Umbria. Sant’Antonio is also only ten minutes from the Antognolla Golf and Country Club where the course was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones 11 around a magnificent medieval castle.
The house is a three-storey wing of what was originally an Augustinian monastery, built in the early 1500’s around a signal tower dating back to the 1100’s. It shares a central, internal courtyard with the neighbouring property (the other wing of the monastery) and one adjoining wall over the magnificent courtyard entrance. Otherwise the two properties are completely separate and face in different directions. As the current owners are often absent for long periods they have found it to be a huge advantage to have neighbours (an older couple) who live there permanently and are very security conscious.
The garden is large, terraced and shady with lots of fruit trees, truffles, wild asparagus, a barbecue and beautiful views down the valley. The apartment has its own courtyard garden and barbecue. The main garden adjoins a large field with plenty of space for a swimming pool, a vineyard, olive grove, orchard – or even a couple of horses. There are two wells on the property.
The main house comprises the first and second floors. The first floor has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large sitting room (with fireplace) a music room, kitchen, dining room (with fireplace), laundry, cellar and utility room. There are four bedrooms on the second floor, two bathrooms. a large sitting room, another dining room, a study and an attic. The independent ground floor apartment has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a large living room and a small sitting room with a double- sided fireplace that also opens on to the kitchen/dining room.
Sant’Antonio is well maintained and beautifully furnished and great care has been taken to preserve and enhance its original features. The apartment could potentially suit a caretaker or be used for holiday rentals. The current owners have successfully used it for home exchanges around the world.
The fittings and most of the beautiful antique furniture will be included in the sale of the house.
All reasonable offers will be considered.
- 1.5 hectares of land
- Original terracotta floors
- Exposed wooden beams
- Authentic and well preserved
For further enquiries or information, please contact:
TICIA JUNIPER | 0417 669 384
36 St Quentin Ave, Claremont WA 6010 P 08 9284 6000
F 08 9284 5999 | mintrealestate.com.au