Tenuta dei Consoli
A large, bio-diverse agricultural estate in the stunning hills outside Gubbio, which includes a collection of properties that are part of a medieval village
Tenuta dei Consoli is a large estate dating from medieval times that lies in the breathtakingly beautiful hills between Gubbio and Perugia, 650m above sea level. The estate covers 320 hectares and the sale includes property, land, and the commercial businesses already in place.
There are six properties in total, three of which are in a state of ruin. They each occupy their own area of the estate and offer an exciting opportunity for sympathetic renovation, turning them into significant stand-alone houses.
Of the other three, there is a large farmhouse and an annex. Both of these have been fully renovated, keeping the original stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and old doors and adding contemporary interior design. The ground floor of the main house is currently used as a restaurant. In the final property, another large farmhouse, renovation work has been completed to a builder’s finish. The final building on the estate is the restored Santa Cecilia chapel.
Fully restored, the ground floor is given over to a commercial restaurant with a dining room and a large fireplace, an entrance hall, a professional kitchen, a tasting room, a toilet, several pantries/store rooms and a technical room.
Upstairs, the first and second floors have eight bedrooms and four shower rooms.
A small annex which includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and a large sitting area with a Jacuzzi.
Currently, this large building has one fully renovated apartment with a separate entrance. It comprises a living room and kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom. The rest of the building has been completed to a builder’s finish. The production centre is located here, where most of the farm produce is made.
Buildings D, E and F
These three buildings are located on separate parts of the estate. All of them are in a state of ruin and require full restoration.
The small and pretty Santa Cecilia chapel is fully restored and hosts occasional services. It has its own separate access road and is close to the River Mussino, a tributary of the Tiber, that has natural freshwater pools.
The bio-diverse estate is only 20 minutes from Gubbio and includes 320 hectares of beautiful countryside. Of this, 200 hectares are woodland and 120 hectares are arable land. About 100 hectares are part of the Natura 2000 network, a heritage scheme protecting the environment and landscape providing the ideal habitat for wild boar, deer and roe deer, hare, pheasant, woodcock and partridges. Cereals and olive trees are farmed organically.
There is a well-established business arm to the estate that includes hospitality in the form of guest accommodation and a restaurant. Harvested crops are used to feed the pigs and lambs that are raised exclusively outside. Meat, cereals and vegetables from the farm are used in the restaurant kitchen creating a sustainable circular economy. The estate also produces its own artisanal food products, and timber, for retail, including salami and cheese, wine and olive oil. The property may be bought as a private investment, but it is highly recommended to acquire all shares of the current company and continue the business 'as is'. Business accounts are available upon request for inspection.