Farmhouse of about 300sqm for sale in Umbria, with 2 restored living units and one annex, garden and land with olive grove. The property is located about 15minutes away from the town of Orvieto, at the feet of the hills on which the world-wide known castle of 'La Sala' is located.
The property is located in Umbria, 10km away from Orvieto, in the municipality of Ficulle, in the small district of Sala, world famous because of its wonderful wines and its ancient castle. It is accessed by paved roads in good conditions and a small tract of white road, winding up to the slopes of a castle, which is only 800 metres away. Halfway between Rome and Florence, the property is just a few kilometers away from the A1 motorway exits and railway stations of Fabro-Ficulle and Orvieto. Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni and Cittŗ della Pieve are reachable in 30/45minutes.
'Le Arcate Sotto il Castello' is a beautiful farmhouse in the vicinity of Orvieto, located in the municipality of Ficulle, just 800m away from the splendid Castle of 'La Sala'. The building, partly in stone and brick and partly plastered, has been almost completely restored and has kept its typical taste.
It consists of 2 living units + another unit, all semi-detached. The 2 living units are connected one another and could be united into a single larger one. The property boasts large porticoes and living rooms with splendid brick arches and many rooms with wooden beams and original cotto pavements. The first unit is composed of large portico with entrance to the living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and balcony with view of the castle.
The second unit consists of portico, large living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen and pantry, bathroom and utility room at ground floor, and walk-in closet, two large bedrooms, hallway and 2 bathrooms on the first floor.
The property includes a large garage in the basement floor and an annex that could be turned into another unit with 2 bedrooms.
The farmhouse is surrounded by a land with large garden, olive grove with 70 trees and wood.
The property is immersed in greenery, in a very productive area.
The last tract of road needs to be improved, and the current owners are willing to do that. Possibility to live in one wing of the property while renting out the other part as B&B.
This property has great potential, and with some improvement works it could become a beautiful peace oasis.
State of repair
In the main farmhouse, the ready-to-move-in areas of the 2 living unit are in good conditions and refined with taste and attention to detail. Some of the rooms have the original features, while some other areas have been updated. The ceilings (partly with wooden beams and partly with bricks) and the walls have been recently restored or re-made. The facades are partly in local stone and partly plastered. The interiors boast cotto and single-fired tile pavements and wooden and burnished metal windows and doors. On the outside, we have a portico and a terrace. Some improvement works could enhance the qualities of the property.
The third unit is a storage/multipurpose area, which could be turned into living unit with some renovation works.
The property, has all the main services, it has mains water and normal Enel electrical connection. There is also an old well with a good supply of spring water. The telephone line is already connected which also includes ADSL cover. The property has heating using convection heating and radiators heated with GPL gas from a tank in the grounds.
Land registry details
The main house and the agricultural annexes were listed in the urban profile as buildings which were constructed before 1967 which have subsequently been modified or restored within and according to all the appropriate building regulations and therefore conform completely to all the required standards. The property is listed in the NCT in the comune of Ficulle for the land and at the NCEU for the buildings.
Potential Land Use
The property would make a wonderful main residence or a second home. Thanks to the excellent position, strategic and well connected, it could be a perfect point of start to visit all the most important and fascinating historical centres of Umbria and Tuscany. Surrounded by the famous wine producing vineyards of Castello della Sala, it would also made an excellent tourist rental property or an exclusive private winery. Possibility to rent it our for long or short term, turning it into a B&B.