Luxury farmhouse with active vineyard for sale in Umbria – Podere Colonna
“Podere Colonna” is a prestigious farmhouse for sale in Umbria, with an active vineyard, set in a commanding position 2 km from the village of San Venanzo, with eye-defeating views.
It comprises two detached, traditional houses in stone for a total of 610 sq m plus 275 sq m of basement area, dating back to year 1570 and perfectly restored with wide open spaces, full of light. A stunning swimming pool lying on a terrace overlooks the beautiful panorama.
The houses sit on vast fenced lands, over 37 acres in total, which consist of an active vineyard producing up to 13,000 bottles per year, olive grove, truffle growing area, woodland, large lawn.
Energy performance: F., IPE 189,60 / 203,52 kWh/ sq m per year.
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Podere Colonna is located in beautiful panoramic position, about 2 km from the village of San Venanzo, a fortified village at the centre of a region characterized by vast woods and sloping green plains. Podere Colonna is situated at an altitude of around 500 m s.l.m., thus ensuring an optimal climate for much of the year. The sun exposure of the property is continuous throughout the day, given that the property is located on the top of a hill.
In San Venanzo (5 minutes) there are shops, restaurant and services. Access to the property is smooth and easy with all types of cars.
Podere Colonna is situated in a strategic area, from which it is easy to reach many other famous towns in the region (Todi, Monte Castello di Vibio, Orvieto, Marsciano, Deruta, Perugia, Baschi, Città della Pieve); Perugia is about 45 km, about 160 km to Rome.
The airports of Rome Ciampino and Fumicino can be reached in less than two hours by car.
Perugia airport is only 35 minutes by car; it is served by Ryanair, which connects Perugia to London, Brussels and various other destinations.
“Podere Colonna” is a great estate composed of two valuable and prestigious properties, perfectly restored, with farmland covering 15 hectares (37 acres), mostly fenced.
This property for sale in Umbria is accessed via a short stretch of gravel road, in perfect condition; an electric gate opens onto the garden, equipped with an automatic irrigation system and automatic lighting. At the end of a driveway there are two stone farmhouses, completely independent and at a distance of about 10 from each other.
The farmhouses date back to 1570; they were artfully restored with the greatest care and with anti-seismic measures, aerated floors and reinforced concrete kerbstones. The latest restoration and extension have been done very recently.
The manor house, the larger and more imposing of the two farmhouses, has a front porch of 20 sq m; From here one enters the building, which is wonderfully spacious and airy, with a living room decorated with a design wood burning-fireplace and a dining room of 70 sqm with an American style kitchen, characterized by spectacular windows that overlook the valley. From the dining room one exits from the opposite side, where there is a porch with the original bread oven. Remaining on the ground floor there is a sitting room / study, a room, a bathroom and a large bedroom (25 sqm) with en- suite bathroom. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. In the basement, accessible from the outside, there is a large room (80 sqm), used as a cellar for wine making, which has just recently been created, and adjacent another large multi-purpose room of 90 square meters, also equipped with a bathroom.
The second farmhouse has the main entrance on the shorter side of the building, characterized by interesting glass arches. On the ground floor, one will find a studio/bedrooms, a large living room with fireplace, a kitchen, a bathroom and a porch with oven. The upper level of the house is reached via an internal staircase and here one will find 3 large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (1 with Jacuzzi) and a further small bedroom. In the basement there is a large multi-purpose room (100 square meters) used as a tool shed/storage area, with technical rooms for the central heating and a bathroom.
In the garden surrounding the buildings, from the opposite side of the entrance gate, there has been created a beautiful terraced pool (14x7m) paved in stone and travertine. Below the pool is a technical room of about 40 square meters, which contain the filters, softeners and water purifiers, in addition to a bathroom.
The land sold with this prestigious property in Umbria totals 37 acres and includes a large front garden of nearly an acre, an active vineyard (4 acres), around 350 olive trees, pasture land and forests.
13,000 bottles of red and white wine have been produced in the best year (so far 2016) and they are mostly sold abroad.
It should also be noted that an area has been planted with the famous Italian black truffle.
The property is almost totally independent from the energy point of view. This exclusive and prestigious property for sale has a 6 kw photovoltaic system that guarantees an annual saving of € 6000/7000 in electricity, and solar panels for hot water. The wood burning fireplace (connected to the heating system) in the main house is stocked with abundant wood available from the woods.
The two wells provide sufficient fresh water, even in summer, to irrigate an area of almost 12 acres.
Floorspace: (700 sq m| “)
Rooms: (16 |”)
Baths: (10 | “)
Bedrooms: (7 |”)
State of repair
This prestigious estate for sale in Umbria “Podere Colonna” has the traditional Umbrian style, with its stone facades, roof covered with recovered tiles, ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles. Both houses were completely renovated and restored in 2004 and 2012, whilst the main house was also the subject of an enlargement in 2012, with the creation of the dining room and wine cellar for wine-making.
The level of finishings of the property are excellent: all exterior doors and railings are made of wrought iron, interior doors are made of solid walnut hardwood with iron handles, ceilings have large stripped wooden beams of oak, porcelain effect terracotta and parquet flooring. The houses are equipped with air conditioning in every room, video intercom, electric system can be selected by zone and as such used independently, depending on the area of interest; there is also an alarm system.
Services and Utilities
All the installations are up to standard.
The heating system is made up of two independent boilers, one per building, with the addition of a wood burning fireplace in the main farmhouse, connected to the radiators.
The water supply is secured by mains water and two wells.
There is present an irrigation system for the lawn and drip irrigation for the vines/olive trees.
The gas supply is via LPG gas tank, buried.
There is a photovoltaic panel system (for electricity), the power of which is 6 kW. On the roof there are also the solar panels for the production of hot water.
Satellite TV is available. Internet access available.
The two buildings are duly recorded with the Building Register of San Venanzo.
Urban situation fully compliant.
Data Ownership and Restrictions
The prestigious property for sale in Umbria is owned by private individuals, the sale is subject to tax on buildings equal to 9% of the revalued cadastral value (2% in the case of the first house). The land is registered to an agricultural society, with the option to acquire the shares of the same. There is a mortgage on the property that will be settled on the signing of the deed.
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