Welcome to Sant'Orsola, a former Benedictine monastery set amidst fields of golden sunflowers with views across rolling Umbrian hills. The large villa and private apartments, set in extensive gardens with a large swimming pool have been carefully renovated to preserve many original features such as beautiful beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. During recent restoration work in our 13th century chapel we discovered a 15th century fresco painted by one of Raphael's teachers. The chapel can be used for informal weddings and ceremonies. For a relaxing self-catering holiday in the villa or apartments, Sant'Orsola is the perfect base for daily visits to cultural and spiritual places of interest and for immersing yourself in the rich history of the surrounding medieval cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi and Orvieto. This former Benedictine Badia (monastery) is situated amidst fields of golden sunflowers with views across rolling Umbrian hills. The accommodation currently comprises 3 separate living areas. A large first floor (original farmhouse living ca. 300 sq. m.) which has been carefully renovated preserving many original features such as beamed ceilings, stone arches and terracotta floors and many other original features have been preserved in the house. There are 5 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a library/sitting room, a large dining/living room and a typical farmhouse kitchen. All the windows in the farmhouse are fitted with shutters and mosquito nets and central heating has been installed. The main entrance leads onto a lovely terrace area where al fresco dining is a wonderful experience accentuated by the views across the adjoining landscape. The other two living areas are on the ground floor and these are two 1-bedroom apartments. One is part of the original property and is full of character and interesting features whilst the other is newly renovated and fitted out with modern appliances complemented by using local tile and timber finishes. Also situated on the ground floor is an un-renovated area where a project has been approved to provide further apartments (ca. 250 sq. m.). The quaint 12th century chapel (ca. 25 sq. m.) could also be fully restored. A further renovation project is also possible for the original tobacco tower as this has been approved by the local authorities (ca. 200 sq. m. + porticos ca. 40 sq. m.). The buildings are set in extensive, beautifully laid-out gardens (ca. 5000 sq. m.) with a swimming pool - measuring 12 x 6 metres, which is set in a sun drenched part of the garden and is surrounded by indigenous foliage and fruit trees, whilst a small olive grove is nearby. The land is bounded by a secure fence with electronically operated entrance gates leading to the parking area. The property is currently successfully rented out as holiday accommodation, but could also make a wonderful family home or be converted into a lovely boutique hotel.
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