The Abbey House with pool, Orvieto, Terni – Umbria

With a natural Etruscan spring, finely restored into a charming residence with pool, solar panels, annexes, and land for sale in Orvieto, Umbria. Set in an extraordinary location on top of a hill with a dominant view over the lake and just an hour's drive north of Rome, from the Etruscans to the Romans, this property has been an important landmark for almost more than 2500 years as shown by the Etruscan caverns discovered underneath the villa. Most of its precious findings are today exposed in a museum in Orvieto. Due to its strategic dominant position, it was a defense fortress for several centuries, of the original 5-story tower only two are left today. It became an important abbey and monastery after the Middle Ages, until the beginning of 1800 when the new noble owners started to use it as a farming estate. One of the original chapels still remains today. But it is just in the 80s that this stunning property started a brand new life thanks to a meticulous conservative restoration carried out by one of the most important Italian architectural studios of that time, and published in prestigious interior design magazines worldwide. The dominant element is the medieval tower embraced by the rural stone buildings and a modern double-glazed room created to connect the tower and the farm annex, a contemporary touch in perfect harmony with the ancient stone walls. The main residence features several levels offering interesting pathways and stairs leading to the various rooms. The hand-made terracotta floors in contrast with the white monastery walls, the high ceilings with exposed wooden beams, and the majestically restored original stones, some preserving astonishing century-old marks, create a fantastic and charming contrast throughout. The property, recently equipped also with solar panels, a gym, and a sauna, offers two separate residencies within the former monastery and tower housing marvelous living areas with fireplaces and a total of six bedrooms along with a separate one-bedroom cottage. The former pigsty and warehouse stone barn still needs to be restored with great potential for expansion and use. The plot of land surrounding the building boasts a garden landscaped with fountains and water springs, mature trees, Mediterranean shrubs, a panoramic terrace facing breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and a modern rectangular shape in-ground swimming pool featuring a stone wall waterfall and a sun deck elegantly paved in wood and stone. A five-seat carport roofed with solar panels and a separate building with garage and hobby rooms are also included. The 12.3 acres of private land consist of an orchard with hazelnut trees, olive trees, woods, and arable land, partly fenced, suitable for horse paddocks and tracks. Boasting prestigious characteristics and amenities, this is a marvelous ready-to-move-in property to live with family and friends or to host travelers for their exclusive vacations in Central Italy.

Price: 2,450,000 Euro


Location: Orvieto, Province: Terni Region: Umbria

Type: 906 sq m/9752 sq ft former abbey restored into 2 residencies with spa with sauna in a former cave, gym, garden with swimming pool, a guest house, garage with hobby rooms, annexes to be converted, on 12.3 acres of private land with woods, orchard with hazelnut and olive trees

Annexes: 90 sq m/968 sq ft 1-bedroom guest house with living room and fireplace; a two-story building with a 31 sq m/333 sq ft garage and 80 sq m/861 sq ft of further surface used as hobby rooms, deposit and storage; 65 sq m/699 sq ft former pigsty/warehouse to be converted with great extension potential

Year of construction: before year 1000

Year of restoration: 1997

Conditions: very good

Land: 5 hectares/12.3 acres of which 3 ha/7.4 acres are fully fenced, featuring 3680 sq m/ 0.9 acres of pasture and park, 3,6 ha/8.8 acres of arable land; orchard with hazelnut trees and 50 olive trees, 1 ha/2.4 acres of woods

Swimming pool: rectangular shape 20x3m/66x10 ft featuring a stone waterfall and paved sundeck, basement technical roomParking: 65 sq m/699 sq ft 5-seat carport and photovoltaic panels on the roof

Casa La Torre
Ground Floor: winter garden, living room with fireplace, library/study with wood stove, kitchen with portico, 1 bathroom and deposit rooms
First Floor: living room/kitchen with terrace, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 master bedroom on two floors with a walk-in closet and bathroom on the first level and bedroom in the tower
Basement Floor: 1 studio/bedroom, 1 bathroom, wardrobe room, laundry, former cellar transformed into a sauna room with gym and 1 toilet
Ground Floor: living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 toilette, 1 bathroom

Distance to services: 4.5 km/3 miles

Distance to main airports: Perugia 90 km/56 miles, Rome 143 km/89 miles, Florence 189 km/117 miles

Access: 1 km/0.6 miles gravel road in good condition

Fixed telephone network: available
Internet/Wi-Fi: available
Heating: LPG boilern+ wood boiler + fireplaces
Water: mains city supply + Etruscan spring with the permit of use to be renewed annually
Electricity: connected

Electric gate
Insulated roof
Photovoltaic panels
Listed property subjected to architectural constraints

The property is owned by a private individual
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Class: G

Apolloni & Blom RE carries out a technical due diligence with owner’s technician in order to have a full report on the urban and cadastral state of the art of each property. The due diligence may be requested by clients showing a strong interest in the property

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.


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