Down a pretty lane in Panicale and close to Lake Trasimeno, this impressive property is an absolute delight. A large and elegantly proportioned townhouse set back from a pretty street in one of Umbria’s oldest and most beautiful small towns.
Beautifully proportioned rooms with high ceilings and a host of original features, including ceiling frescos, traditional tall shuttered windows, pietra serena and cotto floors and old ceiling beams, help give a sense of the building’s history while retaining a feeling of light and space.
The property is ready to move into but also has the potential for further renovation, with three rooms on the second floor waiting to be restored. A magical private residence with gardens both front and back.
Its central location, just moments from Panicale’s shops, bars, restaurants and even a small theatre, offers a friendly community on the doorstep, while other hilltop towns, the Umbrian hills and Lake Trasimeno are close by.
The four bedrooms have retained lots of original features, including cotto floors, ceiling frescos and built-in wardrobes. One large en-suite double is located on the ground floor, while the other three bedrooms are on the first floor.
Three of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and one of the upstairs en-suites also has a bath.
The kitchen has an original cotto floor and wooden ceiling beams. French doors lead to the front garden making it the perfect spot for al fresco meals.
The main living room is at the front of the house and has access to the terrace outside. A unique liberty fresco has been beautifully preserved and there is a working fireplace. The dining room is on the first floor and has direct access to the terrace garden at the back of the property. The impeccably preserved ceiling fresco is of a beautiful zodiac wheel.
Off the kitchen there is a large laundry room, a small larder and an old storage area. There are three rooms on the second floor that have yet to be restored and could be renovated to create either two or three bedrooms. The vaulted entrance hall is an elegant space with a beautiful staircase and enough room to accommodate a desk.
There are two separate outdoor areas – one at the front of the property and the other at the back. The entrance is typical of an old Italian townhouse with a low stone wall beneath an elegant iron fence with a gate and steps up to the front door. There are tall palm trees, colourful planting and a gravel area that can also be accessed through French windows from the kitchen and has plenty of space for a big dining table. At the back of the house is a large walled terrace with an old fountain that could easily be repaired, mature trees, including olive trees, enough space for a vegetable garden and some vines.
There is the option to put in a pool, subject to council permission. This space is accessed via two sets of garden doors, as well as old stone steps from the outside.
The house has mains electricity and gas. There is central heating with radiators, and fireplaces provide additional warmth and cosiness. Energy class G
The property is located on one of the ancient small alleyways in the centre of Panicale. Set back from the street, there is a small front garden with palm trees and steps up to the fan-arched front door. The main square is a minute away on foot and there is even a small theatre close by.
The asking price refers to the property in its current state, as described. The furniture is for sale separately.