FOR SALE: Sant’Antonio, Colle Umberto, Perugia, Umbria, ITALY
Price guide: 875 000 €
This magnificent 7 bedroom historic home with an additional 2 bedroom, independent, ground floor apartment is located in the beautiful Umbrian countryside only 20 minutes from Perugia, the regional capital. Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy and Perugia is about half way between Rome and Florence. The region is famous for its Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance monuments and museums, its charming hill towns and its festivals, food and wine. The University for Foreigners, the country’s oldest and most prestigious institution for the study of Italian language and culture is situated in Perugia, as is one of the oldest universities in Italy, the University of Perugia, founded in 1308.
Sant’Antonio was originally one wing of an Augustinian monastery and dates back to the early 1500’s. The neighbouring Cardinal’s Villa is the most prestigious Renaissance villa in Umbria and Sant’Antonio is also only 10 minutes from the 5-star Antognolla Golf and Country Club, designed by the legendary Trent Jones 11 around a magnificent medieval castle. San Francesco d’Assisi, Umbria’s International Airport, is about 30 minutes away.
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. It could also provide accommodation for foreign students studying either at the Foreign University or the University of Perugia – or at one of the various cooking schools in the area.
It has three storeys and is located on the crest of a hill, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, woods and fields. The original monastery was built around a signal tower dating back to the 1100’s. The two wings of the monastery eventually became two separate properties that now share a central, internal courtyard 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 (living between Italy and Australia) they have actually found it to be very convenient to have neighbours (a couple without children) who are 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. The central heating and hot water in both the main house and the apartment run on gas.
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 much 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
5 star Trent Jones golf course just 10 minutes from the house
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