Completely private 16th Century farmhouse with stunning views over Umbria and Tuscany, Italy.
Villa Sterlinghe is an ideal destination for a large group who dont want to live on top of each! The main Villa has three en suite bedrooms, the neighboring self contained Villetta has a further three en suite bedrooms - a perfect combination to mix and match friends or relatives.
Sitting on the crest of a hill it looks out over uninterrupted views of seven valleys encompassing Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. Completely secluded, without any neighbours, overlooking houses or roads, the villa is set in six acres of natural gardens and olive groves with it’s own private 14 metre pool and pool house.
The main Villa has three spacious double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the first floor including the stunning master suite. On the ground floor the villa has a brilliantly equipped kitchen & utility room with adjoining dinning room, sitting room and media room. The adjoining Villetta has a further three en suite bedrooms and its own fully equipped kitchen. All bedrooms are spacious doubles with superking beds that can be joined or separated according to your requirements.
Central to life at Sterlinghe is the pool house. Situated between the Villa and Villette, the Pool House has a 30 square metre wrap around terrace, inside and outside kitchen, traditional wood fired Pizza Oven, Classic Tuscan fireplace BBQ and loads of comfortable seating. In rain or shine this brilliant space has stunning views over the hills and is a fantastic energy hub. Sufficiently far from bedrooms and bathed in night lights from the pool and terrace it also makes a great bar, but is sufficiently removed not to disturb anyone who might decide to make it an early night.
Early in your stay we recommend inviting Angelo, the local Pizza chef, to show you how to make a classic Pizza, from thereafter it'll become a delicious lunchtime staple.
Sterlinghe is an ideal destination for a group wanting their own exclusive villa. Sitting on the crest of a hill it looks out over uninterrupted views of Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. Completely secluded, without any neighbours or overlooking houses, the villa is set in six acres of natural gardens with olive groves and an abundance of fruit trees.
While completely isolated, Sterlinghe also enjoys easy access to the local town of Citta di Castello, being only five kilometres down a quiet road. Citta di Castello is a delightful town, classically Tuscan, set on the banks of the Tiber and sheltering behind its Medieval walls. Stuffed with outstanding restaurants it has the full suite of specialist shops. If you fancy something more convenient then a supermarket is only 10 minutes from the house.
Belonging to the same family for hundreds of years, the farmhouse fell into neglect in the 50’s and was sadly allowed to decline into an uninhabitable state. In 2005 we finally managed to purchase the property from an extended Italian family before embarking on a two year restoration.
Set high in the foothills of the Appenines, the villa has three foot walls and shutters on every window, keeping it cool during the day, while the light evening breezes allow for a peaceful nights sleep.
The views from the house and pool house provide a panorama untainted with buildings, roads or even telegraph poles. The shade provided by the olive groves delivers on the promise of the perfect Italian dream.
Whether it’s the solitude of a country setting or an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of Italy’s finest sights, Sterlinghe is ideally suited for all tastes at all times of year.
The Villa is ideal for large parties who want to keep their own privacy. Two families can easily be split across the main house and the adjoining Villetta. You can separate old from young, or young from old. There is no chance of early risers disturbing those who want to sleep in, and those who want to go to bed early can do so undisturbed.