Gualtarotta, as this property is known, is located in the beautiful and peaceful hills just north of Perugia. “Gualta” in Italian means a guard post or watch tower. “Rotta” means broken so it is quite possible that the property acquired this name in relatively recent times! It possibly dates back to the 11th Century and may have been associated with the nearby Castello di Antognolla, which has become famous in recent years because of its proximity to the synonymous world class Antognolla Golf Course.
The property consists of a still standing tower with two adjoining buildings all in stone, with interesting features including tall windows and stone arches. Large piles of stone building blocks surround these and provide a ready source of material for an eventual restoration. An architect’s project has been drafted which shows that it would be possible to create a unique and stylish home of 800 square metres overall with up to seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three large reception rooms, to say nothing of a study in the tower itself. Copies of the architect’s renderings and plans for a possible layout of the accommodation are available. The buildings are surrounded by woodland, and are on a plot of about 5000 square metres. They are approached by a neighbourhood white (unmade) road serving just this property and a neighbouring farmer’s land. This is a restoration project for connoisseurs of ancient building and lovers of the unspoilt Umbrian countryside. Shops and all necessary amenities are in the pleasant town of Umbertide which is a 15 minute drive away. Perugia international airport, with direct flights to London and other European destinations, can be reached in 30 minutes.
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