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4 bedroom castle for sale

Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

€1,400,000

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Key features:

  • 1 hectare of land
  • Plenty of original features
  • Energy Class F - 577.371 kWh/m2

Full description:

Castle for sale in Tuscany with 10th century origins and 16th century additions. Positioned on the saddle of a hill in a tiny hamlet 12 miles from Cortona and surrounded by rolling wooded Hills.

Access to this fairytale property is by means of an impressive gateway with stone pillars. The gates open onto a large courtyard which is bordered along the whole length by a low level stable block in need of complete renovation. With three double doorways, this building would be perfect as a two or three car garage. On the other side of the courtyard there is a 125 square metre, two floor cottage which is separate from the castle but attached to another property. Currently the upper floor consists of a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom and a living room all of which are habitable but in reality the whole building requires renovation including the ground floor where there are two workrooms; one of which once housed the olive mill.

A broad stone paved ramp with elegant an iron hand rail leads to the arched double door to the castle. To the left of this ramp is a terrace which overlooks the garden and the surrounding hills. The double doors open onto an inner courtyard/passage which stretches the length of the property until it reaches the arched opening of the old bread oven. The walls of this inner courtyard are dotted with old filled-in windows and doorways; a feast for an architectural historian, as is the whole building, but it is this passageway that demonstrates the layers of history most clearly. It was in fact part of the old Roman road which crossed the hills from Tuscany to Umbria, the Tiber Valley and beyond. In addition there are a multitude of other spaces; a small, stone flagged room next to the bread oven, a storage room, a wine cellar, a 'lemonaia', a tobacco drying tower, a chicken house and a pig-sty coop, and, a short distance from castle there is a very pretty 16th century chapel.

The north wing of the castle is on the right of the inner courtyard and in here there are 3 large cellar rooms both of which are dry and in good conditon. The first two are barrel vaulted with floors of old terracotta Tiles, the metre thick walls are of stone and brick.

The inner front door of the castle is on the left and goes into the newer south wing which is probably 16th century late Renaissance. Modifications were made, probably in the early 20th century, including the stairs, the gothic revival style windows, the delicate iron balustrades, the terraces and the kitchen balcony. These additions give a romantic air to the south side of the building. The entrance hall has a barrel vaulted ceiling and on this floor there is the former kitchen with gothic style French Windows, one of which leads out to an adorable wisteria clad Juliet balcony. This room has 19th century floor tiles and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. The second room is a library which has access to the main terrace by means of gothic styled french windows.The dining room has high ceilings, a gothic window, a terrace with stone plinths and delicate balustrade. The main feature of this room however is an enormous, stone fireplace dating back to 1570 and proudly bearing the distinctive 6 globe coat of arms of the Medici family. There are also additional rooms to the rear.

An elegant stone staircase sweeps up to the top of the house from the entrance hall. The staircase links the south and north wings of the property and was constructed in 1916.

On the first floor landing there is an apartment comprising a master bedroom with access to a modern bathroom, a second bedroom, a living room and a kitchen all of which are double glazed and have central heating. The ceilings have been sandblasted exposing the original chestnut beams and the floors are paved wiht terracotta tiles. Also accessed from the first floor is a drawing room behind which there are a further four rooms two of which have en-suite shower rooms. The stairs proceed upwards to the top floor where there the attic space stretches the full length and width of the building.

A fascinating property; partially restored with plenty of scope for futher development.

Abode Srl is an associate of Savills, one of the world's largest real estate firms, and has many years of experience at helping their clients to buy and sell property in Umbria and Tuscany. The team will handle the whole process for you, from finding properties matching your requirements through their extensive network of contacts, drawing up contracts and helping you obtain the necessary documents and to set up your new home.

Abode srl have extensive experience in the complexities of Italian building works, ranging from complete renovations of historic Italian properties to the building of extensions, swimming pools and new developments. We can assist in every phase of your project from selecting architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors to obtaining permits and following the building authorisation process as well as providing on-site project management and essential fiscal oversight. Whether you have purchased a ruin that requires a total re-build or if your living room simply needs a fresh coat of paint, our local knowledge can help you to find the right team to do the job and oversee the work for you. From builders to plumbers, electricians to landscape gardeners; whatever you need we can supply.

Property Features

* 1 hectare of land
* Plenty of original features
* Energy Class F - 577.371 kWh/m2

More information from this agent

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Florence (International), 54.4 miles
  • Peretola (International), 54.5 miles
  • Galileo (International), 84.1 miles
  • Marina di Campo (International), 93.9 miles
  • Borgo Panigale (International), 95.1 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Abode Srl, Niccone

Via Caduti di Penetola 39 Niccone (PG) 06019 Umbria
00390759417554
About Abode Srl, Niccone

About Us

Abode Ė A refreshingly honest approach to buying or selling real estate in Tuscany, Umbria and Marche.

Based in the stunning Niccone valley that straddles the Tuscany Umbria border, Abode is a well established company with English speaking staff who have lived and worked in the area for many years. With over 50 years of collective experience and abundant local knowledge, the Abode team provides a simple, clear, honest and seamless service to anyone searching for Italian property. They will help you to source your Italian abode, whether itís a country farmhouse in Umbria, a traditional Tuscan villa, an historic castle, a vineyard in Chianti or a ruin requiring renovation. Whatever youíre looking for, Abode will provide an unparalleled service in luxury Italian property.


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Abode Srl, Niccone

Via Caduti di Penetola 39 Niccone (PG) 06019 Umbria
or call 00390759417554

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