Enchanting Former Abbey near Orvieto for Sale
Former Abbey near Orvieto for Sale. In a peaceful and panoramic position 15km from Orvieto, this fantastic country residence has a wonderful 360° view. The nearest villages are Castel Giorgio and Viscardo Castle (4 km away) where there is a bakery, a butcher and a grocery store, as well as a bar. Lake Bolsena is 20 km away and cities such as Siena, Florence and Rome as well as the coast, can be reached in about an hour.
Dating back to Etruscan times, this former abbey has been transformed into a wonderful 7 bedroom villa connected to a tower by a delightful limonaia used as a winter garden, and a 1 bedroom cottage annex. The buildings are set in 6 hectares of land with extensive landscaped grounds that feature a Etruscan fountain and gorgeous sculptures as well as a stunning swimming pool.
Steeped in history, the villa was once a monastery belonging to the the Gray Friars until the mid 18th century. For the next 200 years, the buildings were then used by the tenants and workers of the noble family ‘Bracci Testasecca’ who owned the property. During the Middle Ages, a 5 storey tower was constructed and remains part of the villa to this day. The church was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in 1945 by previous owners using the original reclaimed stone. About 100 years ago, ancient underground caves were found in the property.
Villa (340 sqm + 340 sqm):
2 storeys, ‘L’ shape, connected to tower by lemon house with 4 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6 living rooms, 2 storage areas and a sauna. There is also a beautiful panoramic terrace on the second floor.
The elegant lemon house is used as a winter garden/conservatory and has external access.
Annex (70 sqm):
Cottage with bedroom, lounge with kitchen and a closet.
stables 100 sqm, garage 80 sqm, car part 100 sqm (for 5 cars).
6 hectares of land.
Beautiful landscaped grounds with a fountain and wonderful sculptures.
Large terrace perfect for alfresco dining.
Swimming pool of 20 m x 3 m with a wooden deck and shower.
About 30 olives trees. More can be planted.
Castel Giorgio 4km, Viscardo Castle 4km Orvieto 15km, Lake Bolsena 20 km
Motorway 20 minutes, Siena, Florence and Rome 1 hour, coast 1 hour.
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* 6 hectares
* character property
* close to amenities
* historic property
* lovely interior
* original features
* Stone walls
* winter garden
Property last updated: 2021-11-24