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UMBRIA: Todi Enchanting Turnkey medieval residence with balcony, terrace, courtyard and part church ownership – incredible value!

Aug 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Property for Sale

Just five minutes drive from the Roman-medieval centre of magnificent Todi, along lanes of vineyards and olive groves and rising gently uphill, overlooking the Tiber valley, is a wonderful enchanting hamlet with its own tiny 13th century chapel and inspiring Tower which dates back 1000 years.  By 1500 the borgo already had its form as it is today.    The residence for sale is part of this charming borgo.

A beautifully appointed fine country residence that is an integral part of  the  medieval borgo, with its medieval air,  fine furnishings, decorative works, is completely turnkey and ready to live splendidly immediately including furnishings.  The property has been completely restructured and with a restoration that respects the original characteristics of the period with regards to the materials and colours used.   A beautiful restoration, the pavements are hand crafted from an artisan furnace in Orvieto with corniche patterned borders and finished off with a random  design mosaic from the famous renaissance Deruta ceramics company, Grazie.

The property is open and accessible on two sides, one towards the beautiful landscape and the other towards Todi – both have views of Todi in the near distance.  Both living areas, i.e. lounge and kitchen and dining room are accessible from outside.

Property features

The property has a wealth of outstanding features with its beautiful high level furnishings that combine with an inspiring theme linked to the countryside and fine country living which continually refers to roses.  We find the theme in the choice of colours, paintings and even furnishings. There are two antique fireplaces in beautiful sculptured stone.  On the ground floor, there is a fabulous 1500 peppered stone fireplace and salvaged from that is an island kitchen unit decorated with fleur de lys from the fireplace.  The island kitchen unit is also splendidly decorated on top with a mosaic of ceramics from the renaissance ceramic factory in Deruta.

The lounge has a stunning fireplace from the 18 century in a very hard black/white granite with a very unusual scratched surface look.  The doors in the residence are all beautifully restored and medieval in solid wood.  Particularly noteworthy are two doors in walnut from 1600 divided into 3 panels with a ring design and a further older door in poplar wood.  There is also storage space in the lounge covered by beautiful walnut doors as a lovely feature.  In the dining/kitchen sits a lovely carved wood wall cabinet for kitchenware.The furnishings and fittings  are pristine, without use. Mirrors, paintings, plates and dishes are considered part of the integral restoration and are included in the sale of the property. The tapestries on the two chairs in the dining room have been made by artisans in keeping with the theme of the property. Mattresses and electric/domestic appliances are new.

Throughout the residene, in every room including the bathrooms are  the characteristic beamed ceilings and the living room has a beautiful apex roof beamed ceiling.

The property is a total of 115 sqm and comprises 2 double bedrooms – one with ensuite bathroom with shower, and a further two bathrooms, one with shower and the third being a guest bathroom with toilet and wash basin.  An internal hallway, laundry room, situated on the inside of the ancient tower.  A beautiful square lounge with fireplace on the first floor with double feature French doors at either end – one with shuttered doors – making the lounge very luminous.

On the Ground floor, a wonderful dining room, kitchen and living area  with beautiful stone fireplace.  There are two double french doors that separate the space between the kitchen and dining area – one leads to the small terrace courtyard and the other, a second entrance/exit from the room with double doors made of ancient wood and therefore providing the kitchen/dining & living area with much light and open aspect.  The kitchen island made from beautiful salvaged medieval stonework has gas hob/electric oven/dish-washer and fridge/freezer.  All appliances are brand new.

 Outside

The property has a charming balcony on the first floor -accessible from the lounge with beautiful panorama of the countryside and Todi.  There is also on the ground floor with direct access from the kitchen/dining area – a small walled open terrace.  Both balcony and terrace have tables/chairs for dining alfresco.

Also, included with the sale of the property, part ownership of the 13 century small chapel which is attached to the borgo – indeed a rare thing.

 

Restoration

The restoration was completed in 2010 and conducted in accordance to all the rules/regulations in place with particular care to the materials used, many of which are antique – the original ceramics from Deruta – on the counter kitchen worktop and in the cotto pavement.   The furnishings are a high level and pristine, without use. Mirrors, paintings, plates and dishes are considered part of the integral restoration and are included in the sale of the property. The tapestries on the two chairs in the dining room have been made by artisans in keeping with the theme of the property. Mattresses and electric/domestic appliances are new.

The heating is autonomous by gas radiators.    Electricity is  6 kw capacity.  Water is supplied via the Commune of Todi, pumped direct to the property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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