Located in the Umbrian hills and a short distance to the centre of Montecchio, the property provides the perfect location for relaxation. Located on the South facing side of a small valley, it offers privacy without being secluded. It serves very well as a rental property with great potential for added bed space.
The house is a stone built traditional style house with oak and chestnut roof beams and cotto tiled floors. Built in 2004, the interior is open, bright and spacious, comprising two floors above ground level and a basement floor which has garage access to the side of the house. The kitchen opens to a shaded terrace providing a lovely setting for outdoor meals.
Water and central heating are fuelled by liquid gas but a wood pellet stove may be substituted for the central heating. A log burning stove and open fireplace provide cosy winter warmth. Fast broadband access is now provided by fibre optic cable. The tap water is drinkable and a water purifier removes excessive calcium and provides soft water for washing and showering.
The house is located in a hectare of hillside with wonderful views. It contains over one hundred olive trees, many fruit trees and a productive vegetable garden. An electric gate gives access to a gravel covered parking area to the side and a carport to the back of the house. This fenced area also contains a large salt water system swimming pool (12 X 6 metres) which lies slightly below the house with layered lawn terraces and walls of local travertine stone. A vine covered pergola with stone barbecue and sink are situated near the pool, with a conveniently located garden shed.
The hilltop town of Montecchio is one of the "Borghi piu belli d'Italia". The old village centre has an authentic historical atmosphere with the steepled little houses and narrow winding streets dating back to the 12th century. The nearby excavated ruins of ancient Roman and Etruscan tombs are open to visitors. The village has all the essential services, bank with atm, inviting coffee bars, post office and grocery shops. The enchanting town of Orvieto is less than 20 km away with an exceptionally well stocked supermarket and shopping area. The historical hilltop town centre of Orvieto provides a beautiful example of traditional Umbrian architecture, art, Etruscan lifestyle and medieval pageantry. The Duomo or cathedral is famous for its front façade and interior frescos. Other beautiful sites within a day's visit include Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Narni, Civitta vecchia of Bagno Regio and Lake Trasimeno.
Access going North to the Autostrada del Sole or main motorway of the peninsula is at the entrance to Orvieto. Travelling South the nearest motorway entrance is Attigliano, about the same distance from the house. The nearest train station is at Alviano which is 11 Km away. The nearest airport is Perugia followed by Fiumicino and Ciampino in Rome.)
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