If you dream of a home with a view on one of Italy's most enticing destinations, look no further. This large farmhouse is perched on a hill overlooking the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, a Unesco heritage site.
The home has been stylishly restored while preserving original features like the stone vaults and beamed ceilings. Presently the farmhouse is run as a fully-licensed agriturismo with six B&B rooms, two vacation rentals, an owner’s apartment with 3 bedrooms, 18 Ha land including a beautiful olive grove.
The house is designed to be transformed back into a private residence without major modifications. Excellent insulation and ideal altitude keep the main house warm in winter and cool in summer.
The roomy kitchen is ideal for intimate, small group cooking classes while the sala and outdoor spaces can accommodate up to 20 participants. Guests can dine outside under an ancient grapevine arbor, gazing at the Umbrian hills dotted by medieval villages in every direction.
Six annexes (420 sqm) are available for restoration and expansion and can be used for storage, a yoga or art studio or additional guest cottages. The property enjoys complete privacy while the main amenities and services are only 10-15 minutes drive down the hill.
The property is eco-friendly and equipped with all the utilities needed: internet, electricity, double glazing, septic tank with underground drainage, LPG gas heating as well as a state of art wood burning furnace plus a wood burning fireplace and a Rayburn stove connected to the hot water system.
The roof is insulated and equipped with solar panels for hot water and electricity of 10,35 kW, with a subsidy lasting until 2032 yielding about 4000 Euro per year.
The owners apartment, B&B and one vacation rental are in excellent condition with little or no work needed. Part of the facade needs repainting and one vacation rental needs finishing although the floor is tiled.
All the annexes are to be restored but some are in use as storage rooms.
The property is located just 7 km (4.4 miles) from medieval Assisi and 10 km from Santa Maria degli Angeli and Bastia Umbra. Both villages offer ample opportunity for shopping with more than 10 supermarkets, several farmacies and all manner of small shops from fashion to artisan cheese. All level of schools are available in Assisi proper and nearby villages and Perugia's Universities can be reached with an easy 20 min. train ride.