Outstanding interior-designed 7 bedroom restoration in outstanding location. Guest annex, swimming pool and 23 hectares of land, containing woodland with truffles and irrigated fields.
Villa Foce is situated on a well-defined natural promontory in the heart of the Niccone Valley, the most prestigious valley in Umbria. The views from this property are simply spectacular with spectacular sunsets over the Umbrian and Tuscan hills.
This property has been restored and furnished to a very high standard maintaining many of the original architectural features including a medieval tower at the core of the main house.
The main house measures 550 square metres and on the ground floor there is a very large open living area with antique open fireplace and the original brick vaulted ceilings and the brick columns of the 14th century tower. A library, off the living area, has more than adequate shelving for several hundred books and a comfortable seating area to relax with a view down the valley and over the pool. The dining area is accessed through an archway with steps to the living area alongside which is the conveniently located cantina.
The kitchen is large with a breakfast room next it and from the kitchen there is access to the laundry and utility room. In addition there is a spacious family bathroom with shower, W.C., bidet, two wash basins and a heated towel rail. This bathroom has external access through French doors and may be used as a pool bathroom.
A large portico on the east side of the main house, also accessed from the main dining room and from the kitchen dining room, offers covered external dining.
There are two large terraces east and west of the main house, both with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the snow-capped Apennines.
On the first floor there are three very large double bedrooms all with bathrooms en suite with large showers, W.C's, bidets, wash basins and heated towel rails. The master bedroom has French doors leading out to a terrace and a staircase down to the garden and pool.
The second floor, at the top of the tower, offers a large bedroom with a bathroom and dressing room.
The tobacco tower measures 140 square metres. The original building was demolished and rebuilt, using reclaimed materials. It also enjoys spectacular views of the valley, surrounding hills and woodlands and across the lake situated below the property.
The ground floor of the tower has a large kitchen and dining area and a large living area with antique fireplace and French doors leading out to a covered terrace which may also be accessed from the kitchen and dining area.
A family bathroom with W.C. and wash basin is accessed from the ground floor lobby area at the base of the staircase. The first floor and second floors have a double bedroom with bathroom en suite each.
Both buildings have underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout.
The property is fenced and gated and there is a separate service entrance which may also be used to walk up through the woodlands to the upper field where there is adequate space to locate a tennis court and or helicopter pad.
The infinity pool measures 15 x 4 metres and has a retractable cover and extensive pool terraces of both grass and tile. There is also a pool shower. The technical room is located under the pool terrace and offers adequate space for storage.
The main technical room is located under the east terrace and offers more than adequate space for storage. The property is served by well water and there is also a large lake which is used to irrigate the landscaped gardens.
The property is surrounded by 23 hectares of land (57 acres) 10 of which are woodland with mushrooms and truffles and 13 hectares of irrigated fields and landscaped gardens. This year the fields are planted with sunflowers, however the land is ideal for olive trees or vines. There is also the possibility to acquire more land adjacent to the property.
The nearest large towns are Umbertide to the east and Mercatale to the west, both just 15 to 20 minute drive away.
Villa Foce is one of the last important structures to be restored in the Niccone Valley and this is a unique opportunity to acquire an important estate in what is the most prestigious valley in Umbria.