|Village / Town:||Tuoro sul Trasimeno 2kms|
|Beds / Baths:||7 / 7|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / yes|
|Nearest town with services:||Tuoro 2 kms, Passignano 5 kms|
|Address:||Tuoro sul Trasimeno|
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED EX-MILL HOUSE AND FARMHOUSE
Arriving at this impressive estate, one can’t help but be struck by the grace and obvious lineage of the property. The adjacent farmhouse, a more traditional and simpler structure is charming, but the mill house - dating back to the 1100’s – is quite simply beautiful.
In fact, it is rare these days to find properties as sympathetically restored as these. Externally, both properties look as if they have never been touched and have many of their original features intact, but internally, they have undergone a bold renovation with emphasis given to the creation of wonderful large and light spaces.
The magnificent sitting room (12 x 8 metres) in the mill house with its original hand hewn millstone has been made into a central feature and there is also an antique stone fireplace of enormous dimensions. In the adjacent farmhouse the wonderful chef’s kitchen and large family entertainment room, are just some of the features which make this property unique.
Situated between Tuoro and Monte Gualandro, in an envious location with views over Lake Trasimeno and surrounded by olive laden hillsides, the two buildings totalling approx. 500 mts are separted by a courtyard surrounded by mature shrubs and flowering plants. There is a tiled swimming pool (12 x 6 mt) in the garden, adjacent to which there is a small annex with summer kitchen. There is 1 hectare of surrounding land with olive trees.
The main house consists of the following:
On the ground floor: A large entrance hallway (a room in itself) off which there is a guest bathroom, a large dining area, with French doors leading into the courtyard and a great cook’s kitchen also with access to the garden. The principle feature however is the awesome sitting room with its lofty ceilings and profusion of light with again, French doors leading out to the courtyard.
An impressive central staircase leads up to the first floor where there is one en suite bedroom with walk in dressing room, two further bedrooms and a second bathroom.
The farmhouse, separated by the courtyard, has also been modernised to provide further accommodation for guests and family. It offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a dining room, the fantastic ‘chef’s’ kitchen and the large family room.
The tiled swimming pool is strategically positioned to enjoy extensive views over Lake Trasimeno with a summer kitchen installed in the nearby pool house for barbecues and/or ‘aperativi’, all of which is greatly enhanced by the wondrous spectacle of the sun going down over the lake.
Within the grounds are a number of olive trees which provide the owners with their own olive oil and a small copse of pines and cypresses provides welcoming shade during the lazy summer months.
As an additional plus, the caretaker and her family live nearby: They cook, clean and manage the property all year round facilitating ownership even for a foreign buyer. The gardener also lives nearby and maintains the orchard, harvests the olives, and processes the oil.
Lake Trasimeno is one of Italy’s fourth largest lakes and is central to all of the great cities of art so famous to Umbria and Tuscany such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and Gubbio; all cities enormously rich in both history and culture.
Eight towns surround the lake itself, some on panoramic hilltops – like Città della Pieve, Paciano, Panicale and Piegaro – and others right on the shore such as Castiglione del Lago, Magione and Passignano sul Trasimeno.
Lake Trasimeno offers extensive water sports and numerous fish restaurants line its shores. Passignano, a 10 minute drive from the house, has some excellent fish restaurants and is a quaint lake side town well worth visiting.
Tuoro, the nearest town, has a full range of shops including a butcher’s, baker’s, a home-made pasta shop and a selection of small general stores. The town also has a generous choice of café’, bars and restaurants.
The motorway between Perugia and Siena is only 10 minutes away by car which connects the area to the main Rome-Florence-Milan motorway just 20 minutes away. There is a local train station in Tuoro and a main line train station in Terontola di Cortona 15 minutes away. High speed trains are accessible from Chiusi station just 30 mins away.
Perugia airport is at a distance of 40mins, Florence airport 1hr 20 mins, Rome 2hrs.
The hilltop town of Cortona is at a distance of 20 mins, Montepulciano 43 mins and Florence 1hr 20 mins with many of Umbria and Tuscany’s most revered hill top towns within a general radius of 90 mins.