A complex of two Umbrian homes is pure paradise.
If you’re looking at Italian homes for sale, what better setup than to have a main house with three bedrooms (easily sleeps six) and a conjoined, but independent guest house with a large master bedroom and a sleeping loft. Both houses were remodeled to fill the houses with light and to modernize systems and interiors. Like the surrounding homes in this hillside land working community, called Martignano, the exteriors faithfully reflect the style and aesthetics of Umbrian farm homes. The houses are only a short distance from a small village in the valley with two small alimentari (small grocers) and a rustic tavern featuring local fare.
An expansive stone terrace with a deluxe hot tub for six.
Not all properties in Italy come with such a beautiful outdoor space. Newly installed, transforming an overgrown garden into a wide-open space, this terrace and hot tub invite you and your guests to take in a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Dine al fresco. Park yourself in the hot tub listening to music (it has a BlueTooth stereo system) and gazing at the stars. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Potential for rental income.
If you’re looking for Italian homes for sale, imagine occupying one of the houses and doing short term rentals (think Airbnb) to generate steady income. With the terrace and the hot tub, this property will move to the top of the queue!
Tempt yourself by taking the visual tour of these houses offered below.
The combined houses are offered at Euro 320,000.
Buying a home in Italy is surprisingly simple.
You can reach out to me through the Italywise contact form and I can make introductions to a real estate agent who can make the process easy, even from afar. A private sale can also be arranged.
The Main House – Martignano 116, San Leo Bastia
This is a recently and tastefully restored self-contained home with land containing eighteen olive trees (in the back). On the ground floor, you’ll find a sunroom, dining room/kitchen, bedroom, and a full bath. On the upper level are a master bedroom, a full bath, and a large airy room that can be either a studio or bedroom. There is additional space/storage in the basement. A pergola on the front terrace offers generous shade from lush wisteria in the spring and summer. You’ll easily be enticed to make dining al fresco a regular practice.
Martignano 115, San Leo Bastia
This sweet Italian home features an airy, open plan. The main level features a kitchen, dining and living area. Above is an open loft sleeping area and half bath. High ceilings with rough-hewn support timbers, all painted white, crown this main living area. Stairs behind the kitchen lead down to a large area used as a master bedroom with a full bath (shower). Doors from this master sleeping space open to the front garden.
An oasis of tranquillity, yet a great location for easy trips to Umbria and Tuscany.
Cortona, home of Under the Tuscan Sun, is just a thirty-minute drive over the mountains and into Tuscany. Cortona is one of the oldest Etruscan sites in Italy.
Lake Trasimeno is just an hour’s drive away. Head to the Niccone Valley and cross at Mercatale. Be sure take the ferry to Isola di Maggiore as part of your day.
Gubbio, forty-five to fifty minutes away, sits on the side of a mountain and offers spectacular views. For many years Gubbio was the set for the long-running television show Don Matteo (think an Italian Murder She Wrote with a priest as the sleuth).
Perugia is an easy forty-five-minute drive. It’s a beautiful city, yet one with a violent past. An enormous chocolate festival is held in Perugia every October.
Assisi and Spello––just over an hour’s drive away, you won’t want to miss these cities. In Assisi, you’ll see the Upper and Lower Basilicas of the Church of St. Francis. The upper church is adorned with Giotto frescoes chronicling the life of St. Francis.