It's impossible not to fall in love with the Slow life at "Ca' di Gosto". This beautiful five hundred year old honey-coloured stone farmhouse is set within wooded hills, with views of Umbria and Tuscany. Surrounded by five acres of ancient olive trees and grape vines which produce award-winning olive oil. The property has flowers everywhere, a pond, an organic vegetable garden, and contented hens wandering gently around the grounds laying the most delicious eggs. The house has been painstakingly restored over several years to maintain it's original character while adding contemporary luxury and comfort. Centuries-old stone and terracotta floors now have underfloor heating. The bathrooms are decorated with handmade Sicilian ceramic tiles while the baths and fixtures were brought from France and England.
The chestnut-beamed sitting room lies at its heart. With a huge fireplace, a rose-coloured sofa piled high with cushions, a coffee table laden with books and every inch of white wall hung with paintings, this and the large dining room are very inviting for house parties and entertaining. The true heart of the house is probably the kitchen. With two sofas, a large open fireplace and dining table you never have to go anywhere else, unless you want to eat outside "Al fresco", and sip wine next to the outdoor fireplace under a 400 year old Oak tree. You may want to lie under the shade of the olive trees or soak up the sun beside the 'Pebbletec' natural pool. With it's salt water filter the water is delightfully soft and un-chlorinated.
Chef, dinner, breakfast & cooking lessons available upon request.