Ancient theatre townhouse

Project Details

Location:Bettona (PG)
Gross Building Area:170 sqm2
Estimated Building Time:1 year
Price:€ -50.000

The Project

We would definitely use ‘curious’ as keyword for this ancient property. Followed by ‘special’ and ‘interesting’! And certainly full of potential for its future use. With a location just off the main square there are plenty of possibilities to consider! Let’s check out the main features:
the 3 very large spaces leave room for many ideas regarding the layout
the 6m high ceilings offer great potential for a second floor or mezzanines
there are beautiful original features to preserve and incorporate in the project
the atmosphere both inside and out is amazing
Bettona is a lovely small community

The building
A tall arch along the little main road gives access to a small alleyway. To the left a staircase leads to an set of old wooden doors that are carved around the decorated stone doorframe. They open up to a large open space which centuries ago was the stage of a private theater. Unfortunately there are not many details known about its origins or lifetime.

The plaster on the walls still shows old decorations, closed-up openings and marks left by long since removed staircases. The roof has still one of the original trusses but needs to be replaced. Both this space and the one next to it face the main street. The second space gives access to a third room at the back of the building. Once opened up the windows will show a distant view of the famous town Assisi.

The floors throughout the are of very old cotto, mostly to be recuperated. The current owners filed a project with a great many windows and skylights which was approved but should be renewed. Currently scaffolding and props have been placed in the theater stage space to prevent further deterioration.

The work
For any of the renovation work we have our crews readily available. For any information on this part you can contact us directly.

The surroundings
Bettona lies in a dominant position on the hills in central Umbria. It is both very pretty and pleasant as is the ride up to the center. A winding road cuts through olive groves and boasts wonderful views around every corner. The city has Etruscan origins, the only one on the eastern bank of the Tiber. During Roman and medieval times as well as more recent eras it has known a troubled past of wars and destruction. Eventually the town was rebuilt in its current form. The little core harbours a few restaurants, bars and shops.

 

Caro

18th century charm & potential

Project Details

Location:Città della Pieve (PG)
Gross Building Area:170 m2
Estimated Building Time:1 year
Price in Current Condition:€ 280.000

The Project

This delightful property is located in a hilly position within easy reach of Città della Pieve. It is Immersed in a beautiful landscape and easy to reach. A quiet road leads up to the farmhouse cutting through fields, woods and splendid olive groves. The access to the property is convenient but at the same time its setting guarantees perfect privacy. As the owner wisely preserved all the original charm the house has remained largely unchanged over time. These are the strengths of the property:

-the property enjoys gorgeous position
possibile use as a second home, B&B or accommodation business
-well water and electricity are already available at the property
-a full renovation makes it possible to personalise the layout and finishes
-it might be possible to obtain subsidies for the renovation work

The building
It is easy to recognise the potential of the house and how a renovation could enhance its overall authentic appearance. Currently the ground floor features two large spaces, the old cantina and a stable. In addition this level harbors an old wood oven. The first floor can be reached both by the external staircase as well as an internal one. The original layout consists of 4 rooms but can obviously be changed. The second floor attic again harbors two rooms.

The work
The farmhouse needs a complete renovation or reconstruction so it is good to know we can handle that part as well. As part of the Renovating in Umbria group we can provide estimates and other information on request. Our colleague Caroline will be available after the purchase and throughout the renovation as well. Contact us directly for more information.

The land
The property comprises approximately 2000 square meters of land. It is possible to develop a nice garden which can also include a good size swimming pool.

The area
The property is located a mere 5 km from the Tuscan border. The beautiful little town Città della Pieve lies at 5 km distance as well and offers all amenities for daily life. A short distance away we also find an interesting place of worship, the Lombard Sanctuary of San Biagio. Lake Trasimeno is about 15 km away while the capital Perugia with its airport lies at about 40km distance.

Ancient Tower House - Exterior

Ancient Tower House

Project Details

Location:Città della Pieve (PG)
Gross Building Area:170 m2
Estimated Building Time:1 year
Price in Current Condition:€ 280.000

The Project

Set in the hills near of central Umbria with a view of Todi this sturdy medieval property enjoys a very convenient location. Only minutes away from the nearest village as well as the E45 highway and at a short distance from Todi everything for daily life is within easy reach. The property consists of two plots, both with an olive groove, one with the main building and an adjacent plot with an annex.

The main building spreads out over 3 floors and is built up around an ancient watch tower with many possibilities for a future owner. The building can be divided to harbor 2 separate apartments or can be used as one residence. It is possible to add on an additional 100 sq m and to construct a pool. The volume of the annex can also be added to the main house or it the outbuilding can be renovated an turned into a separate living unit which might be convenient as guesthouse or for rental purposes.

The building is currently structurally in good condition. The interior has been partly renovated with the right materials like bricks and wooden beams for the ceilings and hand made cotto floors. It will not take much to make this a homey and habitable house!

Etruscan Roman townhouse

Project Details

Location:Bettona (PG)
Gross Building Area:170 sqm2
Estimated Building Time:1 year
Price:€ -50.000

The Project

Unique! That’s definitely the keyword for this property! It has so many amazing features and its potential is both exciting and fascinating. Can you imagine a home built into the ancient city walls that has harboured literally thousands of years of history? A building which now in 2022 awaits the vision of a new and contemporary owner to make it into an extraordinary modern abode! Or maybe even an art studio, gallery, bar, bistro, boutique or other niche activity enhancing its quirky characteristics. Are you passionate about history, about buildings, about ancient architecture and looking for the perfect place then keep on reading! Let’s check out the main features of this property:

  • the building is located at a mere 5 minute walk from the city’s main square
  • during the full renovation it can be completely personalised
  • there are many possibilities for various types of use
  • it has special features that are hard to come by
  • situated in a very easy convenient location

The building, lower level

The property spreads out over two levels. It is  situated at the side of  one of the ancient city gates and built partially into and alongside the city walls. The building has recently been cleaned out completely, any “modern” plaster, floors, fixtures and finishes have been removed. It is showing its bare bones throughout, revealing tangible signs of times long gone to anyone taking a close look.

The lower level is accessible from the quiet Via dell’asino which leads down from the main square. This road was once called the Via Francigina, as used by traffic directed to France. There are two spaces, one with a large garage door style opening and one with a regular door size opening adorned with a stone arch, from probably the Etruscan era. The first space features a beautiful barrel and cross vaulted ceiling.

There are several closed-up old openings indicating what in the past have been passages to the adjacent building. In the back of this space and down a few steps is an extraordinary feature, and ancient fountain. Most likely it was built over a vein running below the building. It offers sparkling clear water which has remained at a stable level for what must at least be centuries. The water is flanked by stone arches and backed by another old and closed up passageway.  It may once have let to either buildings or a web of underground hallways. Clearly this fountain can be turned into an absolutely stunning feature piece! With the right lighting and a glass door to prevent humidity in the building it will no doubt be a gorgeous treasure to enjoy.

It is right at this corner in the back that we can enter into the second space. Also here there are a few steps which lead down into the bowels of the former city defence walls. To the left there are three arches with below two of them the arrow slits still visible! To the right another astonishing find is a handmade well! Currently most of the opening is covered with only a small hole in the center, but it’s easy to imagine how also this detail can become the protagonist of the entire space. This room boasts another barrel vaulted ceiling giving it a tunnel like appearance.

Upper level

The upper floor can be reached by the internal staircase which again in itself is a feature piece. The steps have been consumed over time and show traces of all the people that have been using it. This floor can however also be accessed from the upper street level along the Via XIV Settembre. From the entrance a flight of stairs leads down to property. Here we find again more closed up arches, a medieval style toilet, traces of fireplaces and very old wooden ceilings. there are two two spacious rooms and a modest courtyard. Part of this outdoors pace is covered by a balcony from another home, part is open and again right next to the impressive old city walls. The perfect place to create a small city jungle!

The work

For our clients we have the crews of the Renovating in Umbria group readily available. This group has handled projects for foreigners in Italy for over 20 years and has a great and solid reputation. Estimates can be given before the purchase. This allows you to have the full picture of all the costs before making a move.

The surroundings

The building is located at the edge of the historic center which makes it easy to explore this part of the city on foot. Museums, bars, shops, the underground city and much more are only minutes away! Perugia also offers the University for Foreigners, well known for its language courses and is in general regarded as one of the most beautiful cities of Italy. Perugia is also home to the annual Perugia Jazz festival and Eurochocolate.

As Perugia enjoys a central location within Umbria many other interesting sites and cities are within easy reach. Lago Trasimeno, Assisi, golf courses but also Cortona and for example Siena in Tuscany all lie as a convenient distance. There are many vineyards in the vicinity like the Montefalco and Bevagna areas and plenty of quaint towns like Spello, Trevi and Spoleto. The last one enjoys international fame for its music festival.

The nearest airport is Sant’Egidio, followed by Siena and Rome.

Should you require any additional information or like to plan a visit please let us know. We will gladly assist you in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Caroline & Stefano

Best sunset & view in Umbria!

Project Details

Location:Bettona (PG)
Gross Building Area:170 sqm2
Estimated Building Time:1 year
Price:€ -50.000

The Project

This wonderful property full of potential sits on it’s own promontory, backed by a wooded hillside. It is situated in a private but not really isolated location in the hills just north of Umbria. A winding road leads up to property which consists of an old farmhouse with an annex. The dominant position ensures stunning sweeping views of  vineyards and fields. And a big bonus is that both water mains and electricity are present at the property!

  • The context is just beautiful and within the boundaries of an large historic property
  • Though the atmosphere is one of peace and tranquility the amenities and highway are within easy reach
  • The property enjoys a south & west facing position with with a 180 degrees view
  • There are many ways and possibilities to develop and personalise the property
  • Renovation and construction crews with excellent reputation are readily available

The buildings

The property comprises an old farmhouse and 2 annexes. The structural state of the house requires an evaluation whether renovating or (partial) demolition and rebuilding is the best and most feasible option. All the stone and some other materials can of course be used for the new construction. Of the annexes is not much left which opens a lot of opportunities.

The work

Our Renovating in Umbria group can provide estimates and quotes on request also before an eventual purchase. The group are over 20 years of working on projects for foreigners who mostly live abroad. Everything from A to Z can be taken care of  long distance while you come over only when you feel like it! For reference you can ask us directly.

The land

The property is offered with 1 ha of land. The boundaries will need to be agreed upon with the sellers who own the surrounding land. If desired it is possible to purchase a larger surface including parts of a large olive grove. A pool can be constructed. The grounds spreads out over various levels which makes landscaping an easy and interesting job with for sure great results!

The surroundings

The nearest village with amenities lies at  6 km distance. The ancient yet bustling student city Perugia is 24 km away. Golf is nearby with the Antognola Trent Jones golf course (24 km) near Umbertide. Gubbio 20 km, Assisi 42 km and the vineyards of Monte Falco and Bevagna are  other gorgeous cities and sites. As are Spello, Trevi and Spoleto which is known for it’s music festival. The nearest international airport is Perugia at 22 km distance. Ancona and the Natural Park Conero on the Adriatic coast are 140 km away.

Should you require additional information please get in touch, we will gladly assist you in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Caroline & Stefano KW Gryphon

Excellent deal awaits buyer!

Project Details

Location:Marsciano (PG)
Gross Building Area:1080 m2
Estimated Building Time:1,5 year
Price:€ -

This appealing farmhouse is located a couple of kilometers from Marsciano and enjoys a lovely position. It feels like magic all around whether looking at the distant views or the immediate surroundings. Healthy and well producing olive trees adorn the garden of this charming property. The buildings are entirely made of  stone and comprise a main house, a farmworkers’ home and annex. The key characteristics of this for very interesting property are:

  • Great subsidies available to cover most of the renovation job!
  • Full privacy even though the location is not isolated
  • Plenty of potential to develop for various uses
  • Possibilities to personalise the buildings during the work
  • A relatively easy and low maintenance plot of land

 

The buildings

The farmhouse has the square shape of a casa padronale, an important home where the farmer used to live. Its appearance is sturdy yet elegant with decorations in bricks over all the ground floor doors and windows. This floor harbors three apartments that have been used for rental purposes but need updating. The first floor can be reached via staircases on either side of the building which give access to two more apartments. One needs a complete renovation, the other one again updates. 

Attached to the main building is a string of apartments. Stables and storage spaces take up the ground floor whereas the first floor used to be living spaces. This part needs a full renovation as well. 

The annex offers a very well preserved wood oven and very nice arches. It is one of those buildings that could work great as an art or yoga studio, guest quarters or even office space. +

The work

Our contractor, pro’s and crews of the Renovating in Umbria group are available for the renovation work. They are used to foreign clients and turn key solutions even with the clients living abroad full time. The group can also handle the renovation bonus bureaucracy. For more information please get in touch and we will gladly explain the details.

The land

The property covers approx 4350  square meters and is mainly level. Between the house and road lies an olive grove with perfect places for hammocks and picnic areas. There is enough space to add a good size pool. 

The area

This property is part of a large historic farm of which one nearby part is being converted into a design boutique hotel. The nearest town is Marsciano which is about 5 km away and offers all the main services. The area around the property is littered with agriturismi that sell 0 km products and offer restaurants and accommodation.  The bustling capital Perugia and its airport are about 25 km away, while the two main lakes of Umbria are respectively 22 km away from Lake Trasimeno and 39 km from Lake Bolsena. The most important art cities of Umbria such as Assisi are about 40 km away, Todi 19 km and Orvieto about 26 km.

Should you require more information please let us know we will be glad to assist you in any way we can.

Magda & Caroline – KW Gryphon

 

Convenient & Attractive

Project Details

Location:Marsciano (PG)
Gross Building Area:1080 m2
Estimated Building Time:1,5 year
Price:€ -

The Project

This property sits in a lovely and quiet location along a winding country road and amidst the rolling hills of northern Umbria. Right there it awaits a buyer looking for a project to develop! it would be great  to preserve the original character while making a personal statement at the same time. It has some really great advantages!

    • plenty of space for a private home or B&B

    • very nice original features

    • lovely views

    • peaceful but not isolated

    • interesting appearance

The building

The origins of the house are most likely a old tower, its footprint is  still clearly visible on the current floor plans. The house was built around it at a later stage, and all was done in local stone. It was then covered in plaster but  that can be removed to show off the natural walls should one desire to do so.  The house is especially charming because of its shape, not quite the usual rectangular block as well as the arched windows and arcades which are very nice. As the property has long since been abandoned it requires a complete renovation. For any information regarding the job you can get in touch with us directly as we are part of the  http://www.renovatinginumbria.com group that can handle the work from A to Z. Though time is running out to make use of the by now well known 110 or super bonus the Italian government offer various possibilities to obtain other very interesting subsidies.

The land

Almost 8.000 sqm of land comes with the house.  Right now it is cleaned on a regular basis but not put to any use. It is definitely plenty of space for a garden, pool, parking and then some! Once the renovation of the house is done some good landscaping will easily create the right setting for it.

Surroundings

Though well connected the immediate area is very tranquil. There are plenty of agriturismi and other tourist accommodations littered over the countryside. The nearest village with amenities is only a stone’s throw away, 4km, and offers everything for daily life. The bustling university city of Perugia is 13 km away while the world famous city Assisi lies at 30 km distance. Many more interesting sites and cities are located in the vicinity. Gubbio, Umbertide, Lago Trasimeno, Cortona and Arezzo in Tuscany, the vineyards or Montefalco and Bevagna, Spello and Trevi are all within easy reach. The Perugia international airport is nearby as well at 18 km distance.

Should you require any additional information please let us know, we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.

 

Caroline & Stefano – Verdandi

Church with ruin of rectory to rebuild

Project Details

Location:Marsciano (PG)
Gross Building Area:1080 m2
Estimated Building Time:1,5 year
Price:€ -

The Project

How about buying a former church? Imagine entering the church as the hallway to your home! Your home, situated on the back and  alongside the old religious building, facing the valley and view! And what about the location right on the border of Umbria and Tuscany? Just thinking of this projects makes our heart skip a beat! What else can you expect from this unique property? Read on!

  • an absolutely unique building

  • a great central spot in the hills of the Niccone Valley

  • a lovely position in quiet location

  • a renovation project to fully personalize

  • safe investment in a high in demand area

The building

The church is not an ancient one but of  the 1900’s.  It has been abandoned years ago and was left sitting while the woods quietly took possession. Though currently plastered both the building as well as the bell tower are made of stone. The building is in a reasonably good condition. The house behind it was modified throughout the decades to adapt to changing needs.  The main part is old and built in stone but parts in concrete have been added on in more recent times. The ground floor still showcases some old stables with traditional ceilings. Most of the first floor roof has come down. It is not unlikely that a demolition of the part behind the church is the most feasible solution.

For all the renovation and construction work we have our crews available. As Verdandi is part of the Renovating in Umbria group we can easily obtain estimates and other information that make a purchase a safe endeavour.

The land

Included in the sale is approximately 1 ha of land. Tall trees frame the entrance and some nice ancient olives wait for a good dose of TLC. While level at the roadside the land slopes down behind the building. There are various  terraces, which are just perfect for an orchard or olive grove.

The surroundings

Rugged hills and plains with arable land alternate in the scenery and create an interesting setting which attracts many tourists. The Niccone Valley has for centuries been the battleground for the wars between Tuscany and Umbria. Of the many splendid medieval castles that have remained Castello di Reschio (5 km) is without a doubt the most famous one. It is a thousand years ol and has been meticulously restored and transformed into a dazzling hotel.

The nearest amenities can be found in Mercatale (8 km), which is situated in Tuscany. In the same direction the enchanting little Town Cortona is 27 km away, while Passignano at Lake Trasimeno lies at 25 km distance. on the Umbrian side Umbertide can be found at 26 km and is well known for its farmer market. The renowned Antognolla Trent Jones golf course is 27 km away, and bustling university town Perugia 43 km. The nearest international airport is San Egidio, 50 km.  Many more interesting sites and cities are within easy reach!

Should you need additional information or would you like to plan a (video) visit then please get in touch, we are here to assist you in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Caroline & Stefano

Project immersed in nature with a view!

Project Details

Location:Marsciano (PG)
Gross Building Area:1080 m2
Estimated Building Time:1,5 year
Price:€ -

The Project

Are you interested in buying an old property in the quiet hills near the splendid medieval town of Gubbio? To rebuild and create you perfect home? We have one readily available right here! The old farmhouse is located in a dominant position on a small hill surrounded by the green Umbrian countryside. A hidden slice of paradise to bring back to life! The advantages of this property are:

  • an excellent location to explore both Umbria and the Marche
  • a blank canvas to develop, design and personalise
  • the use can be as a private residence or for example a B&B
  • though situated in the countryside the property is easy to reach
  • thanks to new highways the Gubbio area is much more accessible than in the past

The buildings

The main building, as well as the large annex, are to be completely restored, or demolished and rebuild.  A lot of the old materials such as stones and bricks can and will be recuperated. Our Renovating in Umbria group can provide estimates and quotes even before an eventual purchase. The crews have over 20 years of experience dealing with renovations and new constructions for foreigners.  Distance is not a problem whatsoever!

The land

The farmhouse is easily reached by a gravel road at only minutes from the main road. The land included is approx. 2 ha which allows the property to have maximum privacy. If desired it is possible to purchase additional land. There are large level areas with panoramic views which are perfect for outdoors areas and to construct a swimming pool.

Surroundings

The nearest town is  Gubbio 7 km which offers a stunning historic center and amenities. Famous Assisi (43km)  as well as the bustling student city Perugia (37 km) are easily reachable. Ancona on the Adriatic coast with the beautiful National Park del Conero is a mere 110 km away. The nearest international airport is Perugia.

Should you require any additional information please let us know, we will gladly help you out.

 

Impressive old villa & outbuildings

Project Details

Location:Città di Castello (PG)
Gross Building Area:850 m2
Estimated Building Time:2 Years
Price: € -

The Project

This splendid property that we offer for sale is located in the northern area of ​​Umbria. The atmosphere of this late 19th century villa is truly magical. Entering the park via a tree-lined driveway you find yourself in a fairytale, both for the beauty of the villa itself and for the park surrounding it. Majestic trees frame the various buildings and give it a particular charm. The other clear strengths of this property are:

  • The property is very easy to reach 
  • A location with guaranteed privacy yet not isolated
  • Apart from the main building there are annexes to recuperate 
  • The property can be used and or developed for many different purposes 
  • This is without a doubt an excellent deal!

The buildings

The villa was originally built in stone and bricks yet has a very elegant appearance. It needs a complete renovation but it is easy to understand it’s potential. The hillock where the mansion lies gives it a private but not hidden position and lovely views. The floors are all original and each room showcases ceilings made of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. On the ground floor of the villa there are large cellars with arched vaults as well as traditional ceilings. Inside the cellar there are still ancient concrete barrels, a material used since the times of the ancient Romans to ferment and store wine and today it is back in fashion among winemakers.

 The first floor harbours the old kitchen area with an ancient and large fireplace and a room with frescoes. From this floor you can access, through a passage that opens at floor level, down to the ground floor of the villa. The second floor consists of large attic rooms and an opening that leads to the tower from which one can enjoy the view of the surrounding park. Among other curious details there are still holes visible in the walls that were used to accommodate birds.

 In addition to the main building the property comprises the ruin of a farmhouse, an old barn and a small annex, all are to be completely renovated or rebuild. 

The work

 For all renovation and construction work we are right here for you as well. Being part of the Renovating in Umbria group enables us to provide information, estimates, but also quotes before an eventual purchase. From the purchase the crews of Renovating in Umbria will handle everything from A to Z. Ask us directly for more information!

Please note the Italian government has given subsidies for renovation work and it may be possible that these programs continue also in 2023.

The land

The land surrounding the villa is made up of both cultivated arable land and woods and covers approximately 3 ha. Most of the land is level, especially around the buildings which is convenient for future use. The exact borders will have to be determined together with the seller. If desired more land can be purchased. It is possible to build a swimming pool.

The area

The Upper Tiber valley is surrounded by extensive wooded hills alternating with gently rolling fields. The main city of this area is Città di Castello (15km), an interesting ancient town compared to the other typical Umbrian ones as it also preserves many buildings from the Renaissance period, as well as those of medieval and Etruscan origin. Umbertide (7km) is another nearby town with a quaint character and known for its Saturday farmers market and Trent Jones golf course. The bustling student city Perugia and its airport are about 35 km away. Lake Trasimeno is about 30 km. famous Assisi 46 km and stunning Gubbio 33 km.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us!

Sincerely, 

Caroline