Located on the Tuscan/ Umbrian borders, perched on a hill, in the Rennaissance heart of Italy you will find this stunning original country style house. The garden and grounds have been professionally landscaped and contain planting typical of the region: sunflowers, olives, vineyards, lavender, cypress, figs.
Two beautiful summer pergolas with barbeque's offer each place to eat for 10-12. There are many terraces at different levels, some shaded and others in the full sun.
The romantic pool has been built out of an antique “vasca”. Recently a well-planned restoration has transformed the casa padronale, the former tobacco drying house and the barn in a residence full of elegance and charm with antique terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and original country furniture. The accommodation which can be rented is divided into 4 separate self-contained units making it ideal for big parties or families that are holidaying together but want more privacy:
The former tobacco drying house has been restored and renovated to create a completely independent and characteristic apartment, sleeping 4-5. There are two spacious sleeping rooms each with kingsize bed, one has an additional single bed, big separate living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, big library, table, kitchen corner with fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, kettler, etc. There is a large bathroom with full size bath, shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
In the same part of the house there is another big double bed room with separate entrance. This bedroom has its own large living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, fridge for your drinks, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
The barn is a independent apartment with a double bedroom with king size bed, own separate living area with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, sofabed, small kitchen with fridge, hop. There is a spacious bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
For social gatherings, the ground floor of the barn has been converted to a living room which opens onto the large country kitchen, very well equipped, with family sized fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher. The kitchen doors open to a wonderful summer dining pergola situated in the garden which is covered with vines. Seating is for up to 10 people with its’ own bbq.
Just imagine sitting sipping your cool glass of white wine whilst the men do the cooking for a change!
The lounge contains a pull out double bed for those extra guests complete with bathroom, toilet, sink and shower.
Note: The surrounding countryside offers endless possibilities for walking and cycling. The local town of San Giustino and the nearby villages Sansepolcro, Anghiari and Città di Castello offer historic centres, weekly markets, a big variety of shops and boutiques, outlets within a few minutes drive. If you are interested in art you will find them all: Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Signorelli.
Catering service and wine and oil tasting can be organised locally for very reasonable prices. Città di Castello and Perugia host Umbria Jazz in July, Horse Show in September, Eurochocolate in October and the National Fair of White Truffels in November. Antique trades all year. Italies biggest Antique Market takes place every month in Arezzo.During summer you can find everywhere open air concerts, festas and sagras where the locals serve you typical food and wine.
FROM OUR GUEST BOOK: I want to tell you that every day I happily think back on the time we spent at your beautiful villa. (We were part of a group of 7 in June) I know the fire-flies have gone, but the lavender is probably just as beautiful and olives must be setting on the trees. The sights and sounds at your place are magnificent and the apartments are so comfortable and inviting. We stayed in the apartment at the base of the garden where the birds sang sweetly and sleep came easily. Our time with you was pure joy. Thanks again, Penny Bader
We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon, thank you, Michael
We enjoyed the typical Italian atmosphere, farmhouse and garden - just wonderful, Annie and Jim
Local activities: Swimming, walking, fishing, golf, mountain-biking, horse riding are available