This beautiful, spacious, 300-year villa (200m2) is located at an altitude of 600m in open countryside and has stunning, uninterrupted views of forests, mountains and valleys. Surrounded by a large garden of 1 hectare (10,000m2), it is a haven of peace and tranquility.
Originally a farmhouse, it was recently restored with great care and is beautifully furnished. It is much more than just a holiday home. It is located in the hamlet of Poggio Catino.
The villa is situated north-east of Rome, on the border with Umbria and is well-placed for exploring this beautiful but relatively unknown area of La Sabina and for visiting Umbrian towns such as Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto. The nearest village is Poggio Mirteto (3 km away, 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes on foot) and there you will find a variety of shops and restaurants. Rome is about 80 km away (about an hour) and there are direct rail links, also to Fiumicino, nearby, at Poggio Mirteto Scalo (10km or 15 minutes by car). The train to Rome is about 40 minutes.
This 19th century villa is all on one level. It has a large y-shaped private pool (15m x 3m, 1.7 to 3 metres deep). It is surrounded by a terrace with outdoor shower and a changing area with toilet and basin. By the house there is shaded patio area with a pergola with table and chairs and pizza oven, an ideal place to cook and enjoy meals al fresco. There is also a small vegetable garden and plenty of garden furniture (4 sunloungers, 5 easy chairs, 5 hammocks and parasols).
It has 4 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with large double beds, 1 bedroom with small double bed (140 cm wide) and 1 bedroom with a double sofa bed). An extra single bed can be added to the study. The kitchen is very well-equipped with fireplace, large table and chairs, dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker, microwave, food processor etc. There are 2 bathrooms, one with shower and bidet and the other with bathtub and shower attachment. The living room/library has a fireplace, sofa, 2 chaises longues and satellite TV. There is a large separate dining room for 8-10 people with a fireplace and a chaise longue. There is also a billiard room. It can comfortably sleep 7 people plus a baby.
There is free Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels are provided as well as towels for the pool.
The medieval hilltop villages of Tarano, Montebuono, Farfa, Casperia, Selci and Roccantica are nearby. Beautiful walking country and riding nearby.
Good motorway connections make Florence, Naples, Perugia, Orvieto and Siena easily accessible from the house.
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