Casa Rossetti

Rocca di Rasina, Umbertide (PG)

Description:  On the Tuscan/Umbrian border. A superb complex of main 3 bedroomed house, separate apartment, 2 guest cottages, studio and wonderful landscaped gardens with swimming pool and a gym/sauna.
Prices:  Euro 1,450,000
Heating:  GPL gas central heating
Phone:  Yes, phone points in every room.
Size:  Total covered accommodation approximately 423 sq. mts.
Land:  Approximately 1 hectare.
Access:  Good quiet tarmac road. Close to the village of Promano, approximately 15 kms to Citta di Castello.
Water:  Abundant well water + small lake
Gas:  GPL
Electricity:  Mains 6 Kw

Situated in Umbria, Upper Tiber Valley, Comune of Umbertide (Perugia) Casa Rossetti is a very special property offering luxury accommodation in the main villa, two detached cottages, a detached studio, and a detached apartment presently used and a fully equipped gym, sauna room and jacuzzi, garage, all enclosed in beautiful landscaped grounds with swimming pool, barbeque area and carp lake at an altitude of 550 metres asl. The whole property is surrounded by hills, woods and beautiful panorama of the distant pre-appenine mountains.

The discrete positioning and independence of each fully equipped and fully furnished building also makes the whole property ideal for rentals. Nearest village: Spedalicchio (approx. 5 km on gravel road) Nearest town: Umbertide (approx. 14 km).

The property, originally a farm house and agricultural outhouses dating back to the 17th century, was bought by its present owners in 1977 and meticulously restored to its actual condition. All buildings are built using original stonework.

Main Villa: ground floor: main entrance reached by small external stairway; fully equipped kitchen with terracotta tiled walls. Open plan sitting/dining room, with air-ventilated fireplace, access to terrace through French window. First floor: all with beamed ceilings and antique terracotta flooring, Guest bedroom with two single beds; Guest bathroom: shower, hand basin, wc, bidet. Master bedroom apartment and attic storage space, bedroom with air conditioning and ceiling fan, fitted wardrobes and cupboards. attic, stained glass door into bathroom with hand basin, wc, bidet, bath equipped with shower attachment, chestnut cupboard and shelf. Second bedroom apartment, reached by corridor with glass roof and sides, consisting of large bedroom with air conditioning, 3 panoramic windows, and bathroom with shower with glass door, wc, bidet and handbasin finished in marble. This apartment has independent heating. Panoramic terrace in front of main villa facing the valley with view of swimming pool and lower garden, with external eating area. On the terrace is a wrought iron and glass (double glazing) gazebo, equipped with electricity and TV socket. Walnut tree and fig tree.

Attractive tiled and beamed construction in stone, close to the main villa, housing barbecue (with chimney) and wood storage. Convenient for use all year round.

Separate apartment with independent entrance: presently used as gymnasium, reached by descending external stairway and consisting of main glass entrance door, little kitchen corner, living room with view of swimming pool, two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, and bookcase, bathroom, equipped with shower, hand basin, wc and bidet, cupboard in chestnut, sauna and adjoining changing room lined with pinewood, with shelves and benches, shower with glass door. External table for al fresco meals. Laundry room equipped with washing machine, spin dryer and boiler for water and heating system, ample shelving.

1st cottage: restored with original stones with beams and antique terracotta floors. Large panoramic windows in chestnut, double glazing and roller fly mesh in smaller windows. Front door opens into dining room with kitchen corner unit and store cupboard, air-ventilated fireplace, leading to open plan, lower level sitting room with 4 panoramic windows, separate sleeping area consisting of bedroom, attic and bathroom equipped with shower with glass door, hand basin, wc, bidet and built-in floor to ceiling cupboard. The entire cottage is equipped with independent central heating. External alfresco eating area under wrought iron gazebo. Fountain and ornamental plants and trees.

2nd Cottage : Situated near attractive carp pond The chestnut front door opens into sitting/dining room with galley kitchen equipped with log-burning stove, panoramic window. Bedroom with ceiling fan, panoramic window, adjoining shower room and separate bathroom with hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. Antique terracotta flooring. The entire cottage is equipped with independent central heating. Outside table for alfresco meals.

Office/Studio: Self-contained, open plan room with two sides totally paned, offering excellent view over valley and plenty of light; terracotta floor and beamed ceiling, equipped with wood-burning stove, two gas convector heaters and air conditioning. Enclosed in attractive garden separate from rest of property. The excellent lighting makes this ideal for artists studio/office. Attached to covered space ideal for wood storage and additional work room with separate entrance equipped with hand basin, hot/cold water and gas convector heater.

Swimming Pool (10m x 5m) in reinforced concrete and lined with ceramic tiles, illuminated at night with two under-water lights. Fully equipped with thermal summer cover, with roller system, and winter cover. maximum depth 2.10m; minimum depth 1.10m. Situated on attractive lawn with stonework pavilion tiled in terracotta, equipped with cooking hob, water heater, double sink unit and cupboards near to attractive, permanent stone and iron barbecue, and stone bar area. Ideal for outdoor meals and parties by the pool.

Pump Room reached by stone stairway below level of pool, equipped with bathroom, with wc and hand basin, shower with separate water heater, changing room equipped with benches, shelves and cupboards, technological area with filters and operating system for pool.
Double Garage, with 5m metal swing door, made completely in stone with enclosed stone cupboard space with chestnut doors.
Spacious Parking near every building with easy manoeuvrability .

In the case of necessity there is an enclosed pen with two kennels, with gate and hygienic terracotta flooring at a reasonable distance from the buildings for dogs.

Two wooden garden sheds in strategic positions in garden for tool storage.


Electricity: 6 kw. (Can be increased on request to the pertinent authority).
The whole garden is equipped with lights, switches and sockets in large quantity, giving the possibility of illuminating the whole property externally after dark, and for external work with electric machinery. Furthermore there are lights in strategic points which turn on automatically at sunset.
Gas tank (GPL) : capacity 1.800 litres for central heating and water heaters.

Each building on the property is equipped with independent heating (radiators).
Generator capacity 30 kw - situated at a suitable distance from the main villa in an independent building, also made in stonework, maintaining the same character as the other buildings, complete with electronic control panel - automatically turns on in the event of blackouts.
The main villa and 1st cottage are also equipped with air-ventilated fireplaces.
The 2nd cottage and office/studio are also equipped with wood-burning stoves.

The water for the whole property is supplied by a Well which is protected by a separate building and equipped as a laboratory and a separate electronic water purifier and sweetner, electronic control panel, two electric pumps working alternately to pump water from the well and to the properties.
Water Cistern (capacity 11,000 litres - supplied directly from well).
Behind the cistern is a wood storage shed.
The garden has an Automatic Underground Sprinkling System covering 5 lawns and vegetable garden. Remaining garden is covered by taps and pipes.

Umbria is a very secure region, however an Alarm system has been installed in the main villa and the 1st cottage, covering all points of access to buildings (external doors and windows).

Air conditioning in main villa in master bedroom and separate bedroom apartment, in office/studio.

Telephone in every building and every room (even main bathrooms) and intercom communication between all rooms of all buildings, pump room, pavilion, office/studio and work room.
Main gate electronically operated with remote control.
Video intercom with telecamera at main gate connected with monitors in main villa and lower apartment attached to villa, as well as telephonic communication with main gate from all other buildings. Possibility to open main gate electronically from all buildings.
Satellite TV in main villa, and both cottages.


The property is on land which slopes downwards on which many terraces have been created. The road leading to the property runs along the upper side of the land.
The grounds are enclosed by fencing set in a base of stone and reinforced concrete, making passage from the outside by animals impossible. The fencing on the upper side of the property runs along the main road and is protected by a thick laurel hedge ensuring privacy. The remaining fence, sloping downwards, borders on two sides with fields and the fourth side, on the lowest part of the land, with a small copse. Four gates of access at strategic points around fence, as well as main gate. The main entrance gate at the uppermost part of the grounds, operates electronically and opens onto a tree-lined avenue, winding down to the main villa which is barely seen from the road above. Great care has been taken to maintain privacy.
Meticulous attention has been given to the landscaping of the grounds, creating 5 lawns on different levels (one equipped with volley ball net), and reached by gravel pathways and stone stairways, a winding avenue lined with cypress trees leading from the entrance gate down to the main villa, rock gardens, a small vine, (table grapes) with pergola; wooded areas with native trees and ornamental trees and bushes, (cedars, pines, cypress, etc) fruit trees,(apple, pear, persimmon, plum); vegetable garden, pathways between the different areas, bayleaf and boxwood hedges, ornamental pond with fish, aquatic life and plants. Swimming pool enjoying total privacy from road and with spectacular views over the valley. The property finishes at its lowest level in an attractive olive grove. The garden holds a total of 41 olive trees which provide excellent olive oil every year.

PRICE: Euro 1,450,000


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