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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
All the charm of an ancient residence whose origins are lost in time. This place saw the presence first of the Etruscans and then of the Romans; in the Middle Ages the fortified tower - today part of the villa - marked the border with the Papal State; then a monastery of the Friars Minor arose here until the mid-eighteenth century, until the buildings were transformed into rural homes and workplaces owned by the ancient Bracci Testasecca family. The church was destroyed in the Second World War and rebuilt in 1945 using the same stones, while the tower, originally with 5 floors, was incorporated with its two levels into the large structure. The villa is made up of three distinct units: the manor house and the tower, which together form an L-shaped structure and are joined by the splendid veranda, used as a winter garden; there is also a separate country house. Then there is a carport of about 100 sqm (with 5 parking spaces) with photovoltaic roof, the old stables to be recovered (about 100 sqm) and the comfortable garage of about 80 sqm. The structure of the main house is as fascinating as it is articulated; it is on two levels and comprises a total of 4 kitchens, 7 bathrooms and 7 bedrooms, 6 living rooms, 2 storage rooms and a sauna built into the rock. The first unit is spread over two floors and comprises on the ground floor a kitchen with entrance to the exclusive courtyard, an entrance area currently used as a service area, a library heated by a wood stove and a living room. The ground floor is completed by a bathroom adjacent to the kitchen, a utility room and the boiler room. The porch, which can be accessed from the kitchen and from the entrance area, has been enclosed with glass walls so that it can be used at any time of the year. The first floor has been divided in such a way as to have an apartment consisting of a living room with kitchenette, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large terrace of about 40 sqm which is accessed from the living room. The first floor is completed by the rooms located in what was the ancient tower, i.e. a living room, a bathroom and the master bedroom connected to the ground floor by an internal staircase. The second unit is spread over two levels and is made up of a study, a bathroom, a utility room, a laundry room and a wellness area with internal bathroom and sauna in the basement; the ground floor consists of a living room, a kitchen, a utility room, a toilet, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The country house, measuring approximately 90 sqm, is located a short distance away and consists of a living area complete with kitchen and utility room, a large bedroom and a bathroom. The Ancient Abbey is surrounded by about 6 hectares of land, of which 1 hectare is fenced. The land is made up of arable land, forest and hazelnut grove. There are also about 50 olive trees. The park, inside which there are cypresses and other centuries-old plants, is embellished with works of art, an ancient Etruscan fountain and a 20x3 meter panoramic swimming pool with motorized cover, wooden solarium and outdoor shower. The internal and external furniture of the villa and the outbuilding are included in the asking sale price. Inside the park there are works of art not included in the offer and which can be purchased separately.
Due to its characteristics and position, this property is an ideal residence both as a second home and to be included in the prestigious tourist rental circuit, given its proximity to services and its great charm.
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All the main utilities are up and running. There is oil central heating; a wood-burning fireplace has been installed in the villa. In addition to the Etruscan spring with an adduction permit to be renewed annually, there is the municipal aqueduct. The property is equipped with a 20 kW photovoltaic system, half of which are installed on the roof of the main structure and the other half on the roof of the carport.
The interior of this ancient and fascinating residence offers traditional materials: from handcrafted terracotta to wood passing through basalt stone, you can breathe authenticity in every room. The renovation is the meticulous work of a famous architect, who has made the property unique. The property is in an excellent state of maintenance and the improvements made both in relation to the systems and to the interiors and exteriors are ongoing.
Located in Umbria, a short distance from Lazio, the villa is easily accessible. The first services are located about 4 km away; the city of Orvieto is 15 km away. Lake Bolsena is 20 km away and cities such as Siena, Florence and Rome can be reached in about an hour. The A1 motorway can be reached in just 20 minutes.