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This beautifully restored stone house, once part of a 13th century convent, is situated atop the medieval walled hamlet of Portaria. The solid house which dates back to 1623 and was built on Roman foundations, has wonderful views of the unspoilt Umbrian countryside. The 310 m² house is built on three levels and has a beautiful vaulted cellars which used to be for wine storage. The house furthermore has a private walled-in garden with Jacuzzi in antique stone vasca and beautiful panoramic views over the rooftops and countryside. The area is perfect for trekking and cultural excursions. Good restaurants, excellent local wines, pecorino cheese, high quality olive oil - a paradise for gourmet fans. Subdivision: Level 2 (main entrance): Spacious lobby. Large country kitchen with walk-in fireplace and iron stove. Dining room with internal staircase to lower floor. Living room with 16th century fireplace. External staircase leading to garden below. Studio/bedroom. Bathroom with walk-in shower. Storage room. Level 3: Height two floors. Landing with skylight could be used as study. 2 Bedrooms (one with gallery acting as walk-in closet, spacious master bathroom with Jacuzzi and large walk-in shower. Extra bathroom with WC. Level 1 (Ground floor): Independent guest apartment with private entrance and direct access to the garden. 2 bedrooms, Living room with fireplace and staircase to floor above. Bathroom, with walk-in shower. Fully equipped kitchen. Storage with access to the late Roman grottoes/ cantina. Separate central heating (gas). The apartment is connected with the other floors and can make part of the main house or be closed off as separate guest apartment (ideal for rental). At the building register the property results as two apartments.
The small hamlet is pedestrian-friendly, so access to the house is on foot from the car-parking outside the hamlet walls at about 150m from the house. There is a bar and grocery store as well as two excellent restaurants. The pleasant town of Acquasparta is 4 km away and has all amenities: supermarkets, doctors, banks, schools, restaurants, etc
The house has been restored from top to bottom in 1991, retaining the original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, antique doors, marble and stone “details” and antique fireplaces. It was tastefully updated in 2006 and offers all modern comfort (telephone, broadband, central heating, double glazing, security iron grating, air-conditioning on the upper floor)
There are numerous original medieval hilltop towns and villages to explore such as San Gemini, Narni, Spoleto, Todi - within a distance of 10-30 km; Perugia and Assisi (60 km), Orvieto (40 km) and Florence (150 km). Regular trains leave from Terni to Rome (120 km; 1 hr). The A1 takes you to Rome within 1,30 hr. The airport of Perugia, with frequent flights to London Stansted, Brussels south and Dusseldorf Weeze, is at 60 km.