Luxury country house in Umbria, historic building totally renovated with contemporary touches. Private infinity pool, park with amazing views of Todi. The main villa and the guest house can comfortably sleep up 11. Internet wifi. 3 bedrooms are air conditioned. The rest of the property is naturally cold in Summer, fans can be provided.
Perched between the sky and the green Umbrian countryside, Villa Martana, with its infinity-pool, boasts a spectacular position overlooking the valley and the Medieval centre of Todi which, with its bell towers and domed churches, stands out on the landscape between the farmhouse itself and the far off horizon.
The landscape, that guests can admire from the garden dining alfresco or having an aperitif at sunset, looks like a XV century painting and is a combination of pristine nature and the patient works of mankind who, over two thousand years, has laid the roads that have been in use since Roman times, cultivated the fields, the olive groves and the vineyards, and has constructed a series of hilltop villages.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA
The property is dated back from 17th century and was tastefully restored a few years ago by the owners that are achitects and have a real passion for fine arts. Some of the works of art of their collection are inside the villa.
The property is comprised of a main large farmhouse on 3 levels and a nearby dependance converted in private apartment that can accomodate 2 guests.
The ground floor features a large and light living room with fire place, large french doors and direct access to the garden, this is the vibrant heart of the house.
Unlike most of the farmhouses in Umbria and Tuscany, which have many walls and corridors, here the the architect has designed an open and fluid space between the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. Thi floor has a service bathroom and each room has direct access to the scenic veranda overlooking Todi and the garden with pool.
From the ground floor, through a staircase, is possible to reach the gym and another service bathroom.
The sleeping area is on the first floor. It is composed of two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (bathtub), a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with shared bathroom (shower). One of the double bedrooms, the red one, has a sofa that can be converted in single bed and a normal single bed can be added, on request, to accommodate up to 11 guests (12 with a child on the sofa bed)
The master bedroom has a very large king size bed (220 centimetres width) and the red bedroom has a large bed 180 centimetres with; the other beds are 160 centimetres width, the normal size in Europe for a large bed comfortably accommodating 2 people.
Connected to the main house through a porch, there is the lovely GUEST HOUSE composed by a living room with fireplace, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The outside private pergola, with black smelling grapes, is perfect to relax, read a book or have a meal. THE GUEST HOUSE CAN BE RENTED AT AN EXTRA RATE. In case the guest hosue is not used, it will be left empty, none would stay there while the main villa is occupied, as we rent our villas exclusively.
Sleeps: 11 (the villa can accomodate up to 10 + 1 guests and the guest house 2 guests)
Bedrooms: 5 (4 in the villa, 1 in the guest house)
Bathrooms: 6 (2 ensuite with bathtub, 2 with shower, 1 service bathroom)
GARDEN AND POOL
The large garden have multiple sitting/lounging areas to enjoy dining alfresco or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets. Particular care has been taken in the creation of the outdoor spaces: the farmhouse is surrounded by a large land of 3 hectares. Starting from the entrance gate, a beautiful drive bordered by hedges leads up to the residence. Secular oaks, olive trees, flowers and numerous lavender bushes encompass the well-kept lawn and garden surrounding the residence, extending all the way to the panoramic pool, which is set in a discreet location next to the farmhouse, overlooking the valley.
The country house has many sitting/lounging area, the best one is the veranda overlooking Todi, equipped with wrought iron armchairs and tables, heart of the whole house, ideal meeting place for our guests.
The swimming pool with infinity edge has a surface of 180 sqm and has a Jacuzzi area.
From the swimming pool the view is gorgeous, guests have lounges to sunbath, chairs and tables to enjoy that area of the garden.
AMENITIES of the villa:
- Air conditioning in 3 bedrooms facing South (if requested it will be metered and paid locally)
- wifi internet connection
- Satellite TV (the villa has 1 tv in the reading room/tv room on the ground floor)
- DVD player, CD player
- washing machine
- American coffe machine
- Italian coffe machine (moka)
- electric/microwave oven
- ironing board
- mosquito screens (everywhere, except in the french doors and in one of the windows of the main bedroom)
- Soccer table
- Gym: weight machine, tapis roulant, step, wheights
LATEST DEALS in the villas for the low season, from September to December
On September, when the nature is more beautiful and the temperature is ideal for long rides, we recommend our guests a visit to the HORSE RIDING CENTER, few minutes from the Villa, for horseback lessons or rides in the countryside and woods. One more reason to choose that elegant villa for a holiday in low season!
WELLNESS, let's try fitness and treatments in a nearby Spa
We provide, on demand, COOKING CLASSES, COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND TASTING TOURS. November is the month of olive oil, wines, truffles, we provide tasting tours and cooking classes with expert guides.
DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS EVENTS, let's come to discover the magic atmosphere of Umbrian Christmas in charming Umbrian towns and hamlets with Christmas events and lights, markets and shops. In December we sometimes have snow (not alot in this area, but sometimes a few centimetres fall in the night, to create a beautiful Winter atmosphear) and is great to use the fireplace in the evening, going out in the woods to find mushrooms during the day.
Please, enquiry for special offers in the non-peak season