Abbadia Celestina

Civitella Benazzone (PG)
Beautiful 5 bed home, ruined abbey with theatre, private golf course ,pool, koi lakes, tennis court, canadian hot tub etc. Custodians 3 bedroom cottage.
£2,250,000 Sterling
Gas central heating
2 lines and ISDN
600 square metres approximately
54 acres
50 metre white road
Abundant well and spring water
Mains 10kW

This stupendous property is probably the most desirable family home we have ever found. The idyllic Umbrian lifestyle can be enjoyed with every creature comfort and whim catered for! However, listing the amenities does not encapsulate the magic, and the property really should be visited.

The total estate covers 22 hectares (54 acres) containing a hillside wood with small lake and deer park, a six hole executive golf course, a vineyard, the ruins of the abbey, a large three level garden, the house, custodian’s cottage and ancillary buildings.

In the beautifully landscaped gardens there is an impressive travertine clad swimming pool, a discreetly sited ‘astro turf’ tennis court, Canadian hot tub and a Japanese garden with Koi carp lake with its own island. In addition there is a bocciadrome and croquet/badminton lawn. Table tennis can be played on a one and a half tonne table, custom made from travertine marble (this doubles as a table for al fresco meals). Within the abbey ruins there is a perfect amphitheatre where a stage has been built with dressing room underneath, a perfect place for concerts and plays for audiences of up to 300 guests although smaller gatherings of 30 to 60 is the norm. The abbey tower has been consolidated and roofed. Separate information sheets detail information on the golf course, garden, vineyard and history of the abbey.

The original stone farmhouse has been restored to provide a large entrance hall, a study, a large living room with a 2 metre open fireplace and 2 French windows opening onto a wisteria covered terrace overlooking the valley of the Tiber, a big modern kitchen with pantry and laundry off. A dining room for 10/12 people, and a cloakroom, also on this floor is a self-contained apartment for staff or as a ‘granny flat’. Upstairs there are five double bedrooms each with it’s own modern bathroom with either multi-mode high pressure massaging showers or large tubs or both. There is also a billiard room and another large sitting room with an early Steinway, satellite TV and a minstrels’ gallery holding many of a collection of over 3,000 books. The house is being sold completely furnished apart from rugs and pictures.

There is oil fired central heating, mains, spring and well water (abundant water feeds both the lakes and irrigates the garden and golf course) electricity, telephone lines.

Also included on the property is the custodian’s gatehouse cottage with private garden. This gatehouse covers a fully equipped wine cellar where the production of the estate's vineyard is pressed, stored and sold. The custodian can stay on if the new proprietor so wishes. Closed garaging for 4 cars and open garaging for 3 cars, 2 stables, pig sty, large poultry pen/house and numerous tool and storage sheds. The electric golf buggy and all other maintenance equipment for the golf course is also included.

PRICE: £2,250,000 sterling



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