Italy. Lovely home near Citta di Castello, Umbria. £92,000
Sale price: £92,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 18.03.2015
Seller's location: Sheffield, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Sort By:||For Sale|
|Building Feature:||traditional stone-built|
|Plot Area (m²):||130|
|Living Area (m²):||70 sq m|
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Italy. Lovely home near Citta di Castello, Umbria. £92,000 for sale
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Our property - the end portion of a spacious traditional stone-built farmhouse with private entrance - is located in the NW Umbrian hills about 7 miles from the Tuscany border. The village of Morra at the bottom of the hill has family stores. school. post office. florist. pizzeria. bar and two beautiful churches. the Oratorio of San Crescentino (Luca Signorelli frescoes) and the 12th century parish church of Santa Maria. Our nearest hill-town is Citta di Castello; there is a twice weekly market. a theatre. an art gallery. cinema. banks and restaurants. Perugia Airport. with direct flights to London and other European destinations. is about 45 minutes away by car. There is a school bus to Citta di Castello (available to all) which passes our hamlet at 7 15 a. m. and returns at 2 p. m. . useful for the market. A social-taxi service was introduced; this provides local village transport. e. g. to Citta di Castello. a 30 minute drive for 1. 5 euros per person.
We bought our property in 1988 and spent about four years having it restored. Though most of the internal chestnut beams were intact. there were no doors or windows. no water or electricity. only earthen floors and damaged roof. A local craftsman made our chestnut doors and window frames (double-glazed); the floors were tiled in the local style. The house is part of a very large farmhouse dating from 1688. Half of the building belongs to an Italian family; they come at weekends to tend their kitchen gardens and feed the hens. The other half of the building is divided into two homes. one belonging to us and the other one to a couple who stay from time to time. Opposite our parking there is a narrow triangle of land belonging jointly to the other couple and ourselves; they have planted olive trees here. Our Italian neighbours are wonderful. we shall miss them.
On our ground floor there are three main areas: a large living room with corner fireplace. a large breakfast kitchen with woodburning stove. a small double bedroom with en-suite shower room. From the kitchen a staircase leads to a second double bedroom. also with en-suite shower room. French windows in the living room open on to the back dining terrace with a jasmine-covered pergola and small garden shed. At the front there is a large terrace with three steps up to a wide walkway leading to our private parking area and the tarmac road. There is a garden “strip” with a slope down to the Mariani olive trees and kitchen gardens. About five years ago. we had extra funds available; it was then that we had the two terraces built and the outside stonework of the property pointed. The views are truly magnificent.
Our asking price includes white goods in the kitchen: large six-ring electric/gas (bottle) cooker. large fridgefreezer and washing machine. all in very good condition. Certain items of furniture are available to the buyer. if required. The house is in excellent clean condition. with low running costs; it is ideal for buyers searching for a rural home. whilst affording the opportunity to up-date to personal taste. At the moment. the property is advertised at 160. 00 euros with two estate agents in Umbria.
We shall both be 80 years old this year and are hoping for a quick sale. therefore the asking price of £92. 00 is very competitive. Following contact with us. a
house-viewing visit can be arranged. We shall be there this year from early May until approx 17th June; then later in the autumn. Thank you for your interest. If you have any queries. please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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