CASTLE OF CARBONANA

CASTLE OF CARBONANA sits on top of a hill, enclosed by a beautiful cypress park. It is located in Umbria, in between Gubbio and Umbertide, and is surrounded by green rolling hills.

Often called the “Green Heart of Italy”, Umbria is a beautiful countryside area of rolling forested hills, meadows covered with flowers, olive groves, lakes and deep valleys. The landscape of Umbria is dotted with many picturesque medieval villages, and the people of the area are known for their distinctive cuisine, friendliness and hospitality. This wonderful, tranquil region offers visitors a gorgeous, clean, natural environment, as well as medieval art and architecture, and many sites of historical interest in the countryside.

The property comprises approximately 20 hectares which corresponds to about 50 acres of land. It has a small vineyard, olive grove and some fruit trees. The building is not protected by the Ministry for Cultural heritage, nonetheless is one of the best preserved castles in the area.

Castello Carbonana was probably built in the 5th century as a military signal post during the period when the Senate was in Rome and the Emperor resided in Ravenna and the main tower of the castle dates from this time. In the 10th century the Templar order rebuilt the smaller tower, which is the jagged part on the front of the castle.

The round tower was built in the 12th century and at that time the abbot was given the title of Count of Carbonana.

A painting of Castello Carbonana – dated to 1495 – appears on a large wall map in a corridor that leads from the Vatican museum to the Sistine Chapel.

The building as it stands now, completed with the roofed sections, was completed in the 14th century and has 37 rooms. In the 13th and 14th century it belonged to counts Porcelli who had to flew the castle in 1315 as the city of Gubbio was ruled by the adverse party. In 1576 the duchy of Urbino granted the count of Carbonana hunting rights over a large territory.

Purchased by a Canadian businessman in late ‘60s, the castle has not been lived in for some years and needs now some maintenance and refurbishing works to get back in full to its magnificence.

The covered surface is roughly 1.350 sqm (13.500 square feet), plus the inner courtyard and all the terraces. The castle is squared shaped with an inner courtyard where a high tower arises; The tower is still accessible via a ladder up until the very top, where a breathtaking view will hit the visitor.

On 4 levels, of which 2 lie underneath the inner courtyard, the building is split into 5 interconnected units; the main apartment on the ground floor is in fairly good condition, the remaining part needs a restoration and a refreshening. The castle also contains wine cellars, dungeons, tower rooms, and a small chapel, still accessible.

Plumbing and wiring are installed throughout the castle but need to be updated to latest standards.

At short distance from the castle there is also a detached old stone-house on 2 levels, for approximately 350 sq m.

Perfect for a redevelopment project or for a luxury tourist resort.

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Torres Vedras farm

Beautiful farm placed inside the forest

Region: Estremadura / Silver Coast

Localization: Torres Vedras surroundings

Total plot area: approx. 30.000m2

Total construction area: approx. 500m2

10 minutes driving time to the city

15 minutes driving time to the golf courses

15 minutes driving time to the beach

10 minutes driving time to the main A8 motorway

20 minutes to Lisbon airport

Construction year: 1944 (refurbished on 1989)

Type: Farm with 4 buildings

Main House: (318m2 on 2 floors)

1st floor:

Fully furnished kitchen with appliances

Living Room with open fire place

Dinning room

Library

Bathroom

2nd floor:

4 Bedrooms

Bathroom

Large Balcony

Guest’s house: (60m2)

Living room

2 Bedrooms

American kitchen

Bathroom

House for the staff: (44m2 on 2 floors)

Kitchen

Dinning room

Living room

Bedroom

Bathroom

House on the forest: (48m2)

Living room with open fire place

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bathroom

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Horse arena (450m2, covered)

Boxes (7) – includes 1 horse, 1 pony, 1 donkey

Kennel

Chicken coop

Greenhouse in glass (English style, 80m2)

Carport

Well

Artesian hole

Hayloft (150m2)

Little river

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Excellent exposure to the sun

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Possibility to build wood houses for rentals!

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The historic, 3,173-acre Leys Castle estate near Inverness, with its Category A-listed, Tudor Gothic castle built by Samuel Beazley for Col John Baillie in 1833. It has spectacular views over the city, the Moray Firth, the Black Isle and beyond. The original Leys estate was owned from 1712 to 1885 by the Baillie family, important local landowners who moved in the upper echelons of Highland society. In 1926, it was bought by Sir Francis Walker, who acquired more land from the Baillies of nearby Dochfour, including the farms of Balmore, Balvonie, Newton, Braeton and the Black Wood-all part of the estate now being sold by his descendants.

Sir Francis was a man of vision and energy, and an Olympic sportsman. He had the cellars opposite the basement removed and the lawn on the north side of the castle lowered to create properly lit lower-ground accommodation for staff. In 1928, he created the terraced lawns and arboretum, and a huge outdoor, Olympic-size swimming pool, which was fed by fresh water from the water garden, and used by the family for swimming, boating, curling and ice-skating until the early 1970s. At about the same time, he built a model steading at Leys Home Farm to house his famous herd of native rare-breed and Highland cattle, which is also for sale.

The family moved out during the Second World War, when the castle was requisitioned as a military hospital, and only moved back in 1958, when Sir Francis had completed a full restoration programme. Today, the accommodation comprises a main reception hall, six ground-floor reception rooms, a kitchen, a billiard room and staff quarters on the lower-ground floor, and eight bedrooms and four bathrooms on the first floor. Other estate houses include the six-bedroom Grange, built in 1860, and 10 cottages.

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“Knoppenburg Manor for sale ” The famous “Galopprennbahn” in Cologne as well as the Duesseldorf race track are only a short trot away. Also within easy reach are the Paris race tracks of Longchamp, Chantilly and Maison Lafitte to name but a few. Everything is realizable – whether condominiums, horse farm, center for service providers – a central location in Europe and in the middle of nature: Ideal conditions for residing, operating or simply enjoying. Castlesofscotland.com now offers free property listings for suitable luxury properties

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The controversial Braveheart statue at the Wallace Monument in Stirling has been returned to sculptor Tom Church. The William Wallace statue has divided opinion equally between those who love it and those who hate it . Historians were outraged because of its remarkable resemblance to a certain actor Mel Gibson , star of the Braveheart film. That was taking historical inaccuracies to a whole new level. However tourists visiting the Monument loved having their picture taken beside it . The 13 foot statue was 12 tonnes and carved out of gold sandstone . A new visitor centre is being built where it stood in the car park at the foot of the Monument.Church said he had been inspired to create the statue, which took him five months to carve, after watching the 1997 film. Church said: “I know the purists didn’t think too much of it but the tourists absolutely loved it. I believe it’s rightful home is at the Wallace Monument. It was the ideal place for it. I think they were maybe a bit angry that some people just wanted their picture taken with the statue and didn’t bother going into the monument.”

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