Traditional Country Villa with Private Pool in Central Umbria
The driveway, lined with ancient umbrella pine trees, leads you to this very beautiful & quiet country villa. The original chestnut beams, terracotta floors, authentic doors & windows discreetly make the point that this is "the genuine article"!!! The property has been creatively restored & is in a serene & peaceful location and demonstrates beautifully one can blend the very old with the modern, with an ingenious "touch or flair".
The creative elements of the décor and rustic design integrate completely with the furnishings. The outside also completely harmonises with the living space. The colours of the garden (full of lavender and over 150 rose bushes of 50 different varieties) contrast perfectly with the Villa's external stonework and the magnificent and private Swimming Pool (measuring 36ft x 16ft in size)
This Villa is in an elevated position with breathtaking views over open and unspoilt countryside, the village Church, the hilltop medieval borgo of Civitella Benazzone and the Apennine mountains in the near distance. Located just over 10 miles north of Perugia and a few miles drive from the main north-south highway and small towns with a variety of shops selling wonderful local produce & wine.
Brick steps lead to an airy loggia on the upper floor, where you enter the original farmhouse with its homely and rustic feel. The big kitchen with its old dining table, open fireplace and authentic atmosphere of times long past (whilst still having all the modern gadgets every cook could wish for) leads you to a pretty sitting room with glorious views from the picture window over the verdant fields and woodland. There is a double bedroom and a second bedroom with two single beds in this part of the house, each with en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms in this property have air conditioning.
The ground floor of the Villa has a huge sitting room with lots of inviting sofas and a billiard table. There is a small well equipped kitchen that conveniently opens out onto the splendid shady dining terrace - one of a plethora of pleasant outdoor sitting areas. There is also a handsome double bedroom with views across to hilltop Civitella, and a bathroom on this floor.
A vineyard and olive trees cover much of the two and half acre grounds, while around the house and spectacular pool there is a beautiful well-established and manicured garden full of jasmine, lavender & roses. There is private parking and an old arched barn provides shaded parking.
Guests have exclusive use and access to the whole of the property, its grounds, private pool, gardens and parking areas during their stay.
Interakcija s gostima
The Property Managers are Caroline & John (both English) who live locally to this villa in neighbouring villages. Rita is the housekeeper who will take care of cleaning needs. Rita is also always available to cook for guests a traditional Umbrian meal at an additional cost. At the time of your arrival, John will meet you at the property, explain everything to you and hand over the keys. He will give you as guests your privacy and space but will be available when needed.
This Villa's perfect location finds you on the Umbrian/Tuscan border, north of Perugia and close to the historical cities of Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto, Città di Castello, Arezzo, Florence & Siena. This part of Italy is a much loved and noted destination for relaxation, healthy living, historical architecture and extraordinary scenery. Above all, it is an area known for its excellent cuisine, fine wines, olive oil, truffles and chocolate - famously known as "the Green Heart of Italy".
- Smoking is only permitted in this property in outside areas ONLY