The farmhouse is located near the top of Parco Monte Castelluccio at a height of 700m above sea level. There are breathtaking views over Umbria and Tuscany from virtually every window and outside space in and around the property. The house is next door to the highly rated Villa Sensi which boasts excellent ratings on Trip Advisor. The house was built over 300 years ago and once upon a time used to house both the animals and the farmers throughout the winter. It has many original features such as the 2 feet thick walls which keep it cool even during the hottest summer and the ancient and rustic beams in the kitchen and the downstairs bedroom. The house also boasts classic brick arches and large fireplaces however these original features are complemented by modern comforts such as the high speed wifi, air conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms, and Smart TVs.
The house is very large at over 300 sq metres. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a second lounge area with two sofas, a coffee table, a Smart TV and DVD/Blueray player. There is also a room which houses a large pool table.
Downstairs there is a very large lounge/dining room of 70 sq. m which has a Smart TV and an extremely comfortable sofa which seats 8 people or more and the dining table with 12 chairs. There is also a wood burning stove.
The kitchen is large and modern and can sit eight/ten people comfortably with plenty of additional space. Furthermore there is a fifth double bedroom/study and a luxurious bathroom. A utility room in the garage area has a washing machine and a dryer. High speed internet with WiFi is available throughout the house. The house is also equipped with Apple TV and Google Chromecast. There is air conditioning in all the upstairs bedrooms and all the windows have insect nets.
The property is south facing and outside there is a relaxing terrace which affords the best views from the whole property across to Passignano, Spello and on a clear day even to Monte Vettore (over 80 km away) in the East. Castiglione del Lago, Montepulciano and Monte Amiata can be seen to the West. Below this first terrace is the swimming pool area and the pool house which is reached through a gate after descending a few steps. The pool area has a further table for outside dining which can seat up to twelve people. There is also a further table and chairs on the swimming pool terrace with some reclining loungers. The table is situated underneath a structure which affords shade in the summer. The pool is maintained regularly and is kept to a very high standard. It has a constant depth of 1.5m. and is 10m x 6m in size. The pool is open from early June to late September. The house is situated in grounds of 5,000 sq.m (approx 1.25 acres). Up to five cars can park comfortably on the premises. There is a remote control electric gate at the entrance.
Lake Trasimeno is the largest lake in central Italy and is surrounded by both Etruscan and Roman towns. The town of Tuoro has beaches, water sports activities and ferries to the islands. The house itself offers the relaxing atmosphere that many of us expect during the holiday with delightful walks into Tuscany and Cortona to the rear of the property as well as absolute silence and tranquility when relaxing in and around the swimming pool. The internal arrangement of the rooms, such as the creation of a second lounge and the pool room, is such that both adults and children can be kept amused even when the weather is less than perfect. The house is situated less than ½ mile from the border between Umbria and Tuscany and it takes around 15 minutes to walk to the border.
The property is in the centre of the areas of tourist interest in both Tuscany and Umbria and is well served by motorways and dual carriageways. The closest can be accessed at a distance of 5 km from the house and goes all the way from Spoleto in the south of Umbria to Siena in Tuscany passing by Assisi and Perugia on one side and on the other side, at a distance of about 25 km, there is the junction with the main A1 Autostrada which goes all the way from Naples through Rome and Florence to Milan and forms the motorway backbone of Italy. The dual carriageway continues all the way to Siena on the other side of the A1.
These are the following nearby sites and the respective distances by road from the property all of which, with the exclusion of Rome, can be reached in under one hour by car.
Cortona (Tuscany) 19km
Perugia (Umbria) 36km
Assisi (Umbria) 49km
Montepulciano (Tuscany) 35km
Val d’Orcia (Tuscany) 40km
Pienza (Tuscany) 55km
Siena (Tuscany) 81km
Todi (Umbria) 48km
Arezzo (Tuscany) 51km
Spoleto (Umbria) 99km
Gubbio (Umbria) 78km
In addition to the sightseeing and as mentioned briefly above the area has many mountain bike and road bike itineraries. There are no less than three 18 hole golf courses within half an hours drive of the property. There are also many walking trails especially across to Tuscany and Cortona. Nearby there are also the historic Francescan paths.