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2 bedroom villa for sale

Italy - Umbria, Perugia, Umbertide


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Key features:

  • Character property with original features
  • Full management services
  • Large communal swimming pool
  • All weather tennis court
  • Beautiful tree-lined driveway
  • Luxury fitted kitchen

Full description:

Rancale is a tiny peaceful borgo in the unspoiled Umbrian countryside 10 minutes away from the busy market town of Umbertide. It sits in a protected area of densely wooded hillsides running along the Tiber Valley. The area has long been popular as a holiday destination for discerning British and Americans, with the Dutch and other northern Europeans now also having discovered the area. Rancale sits in the Upper Tiber valley and is a collection of nine beautifully restored homes which were awarded the coveted title of Best Renovation Europe.

The properties are a collection of farm buildings ranging from the farm managers villa through to a series of buildings which were originally working farm properties - the tobacco drying tower, the stables and the bakery. The original buildings were between 200 and 400 years old. All have been wonderfully restored to an exceptionally high standard and the 3.5 acre site includes a communal swimming pool and all-weather tennis court serving eight properties. Each property offers a combination of private outside space and communal grounds.

All but one of the properties has been sold since completion of the development in 2008. In addition one has been repurchased by the developer, Ultissimo, as the owner's circumstances changed.

The properties at Rancale are priced in sterling, as the investment for development was made originally in sterling. There are no agent fees payable (usually 3% would be charged), and the purchase taxes are very low, being based on the historic registered values of the properties many years ago.

Il Fornaio - 310,000

With total living space of 130sqm and a large private garden and terrace, Il Fornaio (the original bakery) is a generously-proportioned home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Entry is into the high-ceilinged living area with its large, ancient chestnut beams. The front portion provides the sitting area and the rear part with the highest ceiling has a large, fully fitted L-shaped kitchen and a dining area. From here two short flights of stairs lead successively to two upper levels, each with one bedroom and one bathroom. Both bedrooms, which are large doubles, have French doors leading onto the garden at the side of Il Fornaio. Both bathrooms have a bath, one with a separate shower.

The private outside space consists of a paved terrace which makes an ideal place for al fresco dining, and a large area of lawn with flowerbeds and mature fig trees to two sides of the property. This provides a choice at all times of day of sitting in the sun or in shade.

Il Fornaio has satellite internet with wi-fi, connection for satellite TV, central heating and a fireplace for the winter months. The communal swimming pool and all-weather tennis court are shared with seven other properties at Rancale.

Il Mulino - 360,000

Il Mulino, the original mill building, which ground wheat and produced olive oil, offers 150sqm of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has beautiful arches and a spacious feeling, with lovely views from the peaceful garden immediately to the front of the property.

Il Mulino is on one floor; the other half of the building is a separate property above entered from a different direction, so Il Mulino feels independent and private. Entry is into the kitchen and dining area, with the large main living area beyond. There is one bedroom with en suite bathroom beyond the living room, and the second bedroom is to one side with a separate bathroom. Both bedrooms have French doors that lead directly outside. Both bedrooms are spacious doubles.

The private outside space consists of a terrace beneath a pergola with a mature wisteria growing over it, and a small area of lawn. The terrace makes an ideal shaded place for al fresco dining with lovely views. The garden has a generally southerly aspect so is always very sunny from morning until evening.

Il Mulino has satellite internet with wi-fi, connection for satellite TV and central heating. The communal swimming pool and all-weather tennis court are shared with seven other properties at Rancale.

Rancale is readily reached from the E45 dual carriageway which runs the length of Umbria. It is less than 5 minutes' drive along tarmac roads to the tree-lined driveway of Rancale. Rancale is 25 minutes' from Perugia airport, and two hours from Rome.

By chance Rancale is close to the very best Renaissance and medieval heritage of Italy. Rome, Florence, Assisi, Perugia and Siena are all within 2 hours' drive and so make easy day-trips. Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy is 40 minutes' away if you choose to leave the peace and tranquillity of Rancale. The area hosts the internationally renowned Umbria Jazz festival in July, Eurochocolate in Perugia in October and a host of other festivals and pageants celebrating food, drink and the medieval traditions of the area.

All properties at Rancale have high speed internet with wi-fi, satellite TV and central heating for the cooler winter months. It also has ample space for parking in the communal parking area beyond the tennis court - owners are requested only to drive to their property to load and unload their car, thus keeping the site free of traffic noise. There is also shared use of the large, heated swimming pool and the all-weather tennis court. Full property, gardens and grounds maintenance is provided through a local English-owned company.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Peretola (INTERNATIONAL), 66.7 miles
  • Florence (INTERNATIONAL), 66.8 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
Ultissimo, London

2nd Floor Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square London W1J 6BD
03339 395874  Local call rate
About Ultissimo, London

Ultissimo develops top quality property in Italy for the international market and operates a specialist, tailored Property Search business on Lake Como. Our standards are exceptionally high throughout from devoting time to understand your requirements at the outset, through viewing and purchase and then ensuring that owning your home is a pleasure and not a burden.

Over the past five years we have worked successfully with clients from many different countries, won top international awards for the quality of our Italian development work and have enabled our clients to own an Italian home that adds a great new dimension to their lives. Many of our clients had been searching without success for years, and then found just what they wanted easily and quickly with Ultissimo.

Lake Como offers stunning scenery, magnificent villas and a wealth of leisure activities. It has been a favoured destination for the rich and famous for centuries, and today caters to a broad international market. We are London-based with an expert team on Lake Como and we operate to top international standards. We are uniquely placed to understand your requirements and find the right property for you.

Italy is often associated with complexities, difficulties and opaque practices when buying a home. See what our clients say and you will understand that we can assure you of an easy, secure and transparent purchase, legal in every respect. We understand the process, the legislation and the Italian bureaucracy. We have the experience to handle this on your behalf and make your purchase simple and secure. We work with trusted lawyers, translators, architects, banks and currency exchange specialists to ensure you have a comprehensive and completely professional service throughout.

Most of our clients have busy lives. Our refreshing approach enables you to find and buy the home you desire without wasting your valuable time on fruitless trips. Have a look at the information on the pages that follow and then please do contact us to talk about how we can help you. Our promise always is that our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We will make your purchase and ownership the pleasure it ought to be.


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2nd Floor Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square London W1J 6BD
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