Situated at the entrance of the village, overlooking the main square, stands this imposing, unique and historic house, approximately 800sqm. in total. Full of character, oozing traditional old Italian style, and what really makes this property extremely special are the various frescoes by Gerardo Dottori found throughout the house. High ceilings, large, high windows, each room offers something different, it’s the house that just keeps giving!
Large entrance with a beautiful patterned stone tiled floor, vaulted ceiling, decorated with the first of many frescoes. Just by the door is a large storeroom, and further along on the left a door and steps down into a large cantina area, which has exposed stone walls, wooden beams and separate area for storing wine.
Double doors open onto the stairs which lead up to the first floor, the hallway and staircase ceiling are decorated with frescoes. Here there is a large room, which was used as a kitchen, then a huge sitting room with hexagon design tiled floor, frescoed ceiling, and featuring a large, ceramic stuffa.
Leading off from this main central room, to the right a large bedroom with granite floor, then across to the left another large bedroom with granite flooring. Also from here a third large bedroom with granite floor, a wide hallway takes us to a bedroom number 4 with a beamed and painted ceiling, hexagon tiled floor, and the most beautiful frescoes on the walls. Bedroom number 5 is double aspect, granite tiled floor. Further along the to the left is a bathroom with w.c., bath, sink and bidet.
Stairs to Second Floor, we find to the right a study with double aspect and granite floor tiles. A kitchenwith an unusual feature fireplace, behind the kitchen is a single bedroom, which is interlinked to a further double bedroom, (also accessed by a door from the hallway). A very impressive sitting/dining room, with frescoed ceiling, double aspect, decorated walls, hexagon tiled floor and a “centrepiece” ceramic stuffa. There is also a large room (currently used for storage) with a cotto tiled floor, with access to the outside terrace.
The vast terrace offers stunning views across the Umbrian countryside to the distant mountains, and views over the old terracotta tiled roofs, to the main piazza and the surrounding hills.
This unusual property requires some internal renovation, it could be divided into separate units for either residential or commercial use, for example it could make a wonderful B&B, or a fabulous family home.
Services: mains gas, mains water and electricity.
Cerqueto has a small bar/newsagents, supermarket, chemist and post office. Marsciano, the nearest large town is approximately 5kms away, with large supermarkets, chemist, the weekly market, theatre and many restaurant’s. Lake Trasimeno (Italy’s fourth largest lake) approximate 25 minute drive.
Located just 20km from Perugia, from where it is possible to reach all the major Umbrian places of interest. The airport is approx about 30 kms. drive, where there are regular flights to London and other destinations.
- Energy Efficiency Class
- To be restored