7 bedroom farm house for sale
Todi, Umbria, Italy
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- 0.50 hectare
- Composed of 3 apartments
- Swimming pool
- Energy class G - 255,692 kWh/m2
- Energy class G - 348,045 kWh/m2
Casa dell'Artista sits in a tranquil spot a short distance from the medieval Umbrian town of Todi, with complete privacy and outstanding views over the countryside below and around the house. Split into three apartments, but able to be united if necessary, the property offers a diverse number of options for accommodation. The ground floor has a grand living room with corner fireplace and original beams and tiles on the ceiling, this leads in turn into another sizeable room used as a formal dining room, and then on to the well equipped country kitchen. Walking from the dining room takes you into a bedroom with study room and bathroom behind. From this bedroom a short corridor takes you past a pantry/laundry room into the second apartment with open plan kitchen/dining room and a living room. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom with this second apartment.
The first floor is accessible via both external and internal stairs; these latter stairs being closable in the event that the apartments need to be kept independent from one another. This floor is characterised by large rooms and high ceilings, with many original features left during the restoration as on the floor below. There is a huge main suite with a bedroom of some 40sqm, with a dressing room and stylishly finished bathroom. Elsewhere there are another 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, plus a small kitchenette.
All the main ground floor rooms have double French doors leading to the various terraces that surround the house. There is approximately half a hectare of land including gardens and small amount of woodland below the panoramic swimming pool. A beautifully restored and well appointed Umbrian farmhouse with lots of charm and plenty of potential for different uses.
Originally Etruscan, Todi is a beautiful medieval town located on a hilltop south of Perugia. Access from the main car park below is now easy thanks to a funivia that resembles a cable car on railtracks. Piazza del Popolo is the main square and, of course, is flanked by the Duomo (Cathedral) and civic buildings, the Palazzo del Capitano, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo del Priori. The Duomo is worth a look inside and there is a small art gallery/museum in the Palazzo del Capitano.
San Fortunato is the largest church other than the Duomo and located close to the Piazza del Popolo. Inside you'll find a small fresco by Masolino di Panicale, of particular note because he was teacher of Masaccio, one of the first Renaissance painters. You can also climb the bell tower, worth it for the views of the stunning Umbrian countryside.
Santa Maria della Consolazione is one of Italy's finest Renaissance churches, built, as is typical of this style of church, in its own space outside the town walls. Todi has also been classified as the 'citta ideale', or ideal town, by a group of American researchers who were looking to find an urban centre ideal for the social demands of the future. Why is it the ideal city? Because it holds no more than 15-20,000 people, it sits in a hilly zone in harmony with its environment; the administrative facilities are all conveniently located in the heart of the town while the ancillary services remain outside the town walls.
* 0.50 hectare
* Composed of 3 apartments
* Swimming pool
* Energy class G - 255,692 kWh/m2
* Energy class G - 348,045 kWh/m2