Sacraia - Cod. A6
An estate with a fabulous house and a fabulous view sums it up. 30 acres of beautifully undulating and part terraced land entirely surrounding the house gives way to an astonishing wrap around view framed for some of the year with distant snow capped mountains. 750 meters of white road sets the house very securely within an even larger gated and fenced estate.
The spacious farm house was restored to a very high specification seven years ago using traditional materials , marble and stone, wooden beams, terracotta tiles and rustic heavy doors. Stunning Florentine handmade metal light fittings throughout add to the character of this comfortable house.
The Eco credentials couldn't be better; total energy costs are below zero (currently an actual profit) thanks to 4.6kW of photovoltaic panels on the car port. Ample hot water and heating is produced by Thermomax solar panels, a Clearview wood stove and a rarely used gas boiler.
The windows are all hardwood double glazed with internal and external shutters to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
On the ground floor the large entrance hall has a polished stone floor to match the staircase leading upstairs.
The living and dining area combine through a large arch to make a 16 metre long entertaining area with a rustic wood and stone fireplace at one end and doors to the east terrace at the other. The study, leading off the salone, has an original wood panelled ceiling and wooden bookshelves and could easily be converted into a 5th bedroom.
Also on the ground floor are a laundry room, lavatory and technical room.
To the West, Lake Trasimeno with restaurants, beaches, ferries and sailing is easily reached in 20 minutes along with nearby trains to Rome and Florence. To the East is the historic town of Umbertide with a vibrant market place and a few supermarkets. From Umbertide there is immediate access to the E45 motorway bringing Perugia airport just 40 minutes from the house.
The charming local village is famous for the annual chestnut festival and the open air opera. Other nearby attractions include Gubbio, Cortona, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Assisi and Perugia. Golf at Antognola is 20 minutes away and the nearest ski slopes are just 2 hours away.
CONDITION: structure restored
BEDROOMS: 4 +1
LAND: 30 acres
ANNEX 200 mq to be restored
ACCESS: white road
WATER: yes well
CITY OR VILLAGE CLOSE: Lama 5 minutes