beautiful country villa, in a fabulous natural setting, completely immersed in a forest (200 hectares) with five hectares garden. The swimming pool, not visible from the house, is immersed in the trees and has a stunning view of Todi. The house is finely furnished, with lot of light and space. Great attention has been paid to construction materials and furnishings: beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, kitchen and bathrooms fittings, country antiques mixed with modern design furnitures. There are 3 confortable bedrooms, each of them offers a different view of the green and wild Umbria landscape. The spacious garden has kept its original features, a large and rustic lawn surronded by trees and native bushes. The pool is situated near the villa on a sunny spot at a higher level, embraced by the surronding woods. The view from there is even more amazing: colourful trees, hills and distant villages allow you to feel as if the world is overthere and you are on top of it. This house is perfect for families who like to be in the wild nature, in silent and peace and yet with easy access to town, shops and restaurants. The nearest grocery, petrol station (cash only) and Church are within 4km, in the village of Casemasce and Todi town at 12 km. Ground floor: trough a small portico, you enter a welcoming entrance hall: a stairway on the left that leads upstairs, whereas 3 steps down enter a passage room, a small library with two armchairs, bookcases and a window. A secluded corner for reading and an intimate open space that leads the way from the entrance to the living room. As you enter this villa, the woodwork ( ceiling beams, doors and windows and pieces of forniture) as well as the earthed terracotta tiles, make you immediately feel part of the cosy and warm atmosphere. The living room, spacious (70 sqmt) and squared sized, presents a panoramic view of Todi and the rolling hills through large arched French window onto the garden and two window facing west. Three confortable sofas, a pouf and a fire place centred on a side wall are confortably arranged for conversation, relaxing and reading and make the whole space a very pleasant one. Adjoining the sitting room is a dining room that you enter through a disengagement, a small corridor with a small bathroom with shower and washing machine. The dining room is a bright, warm and charming room, surronded by glazed walls, stone pillars that recall an elegant conservatory. An old Venetian chandelier provide warm light for night dinners. Arched French doors open to the garden and offer the same great view over Todi as from the sitting room. This dining space is very special and enjoyable, not only for having meals, but also for working , writing, card playing. From the living room a door opens to the fully equipped kitchen, where the high quality
woodwork leads the scene: a typical elegant rustic decor, wooden panneled cabinets, old fashion farmhouse sink, a fireplace for cooking, a large sized fridge/freezer, a small storage room, whilst the French window leads to the garden and a breakfast area, with a stone round table. The wooden kitchen table can accomodate 6 people. First floor: from the main entrance a few steps on the left lead upstairs through a wooden door. A wide corridor with a large cupboard 'Shaker' style on the left and two bedrooms' door on the right: a twin and and a double bedroom (160X190). Both rooms share the opposite shower room, with window. The corridor ends at the main bedroom, with a wodden bed (180X190) and a large cupboard on the left. Sliding door open to a charming large bathroom with a wide ( double sized) shower a bathtub and two windows that make this room especially bright and attractive.
Getting there: car essential, gravel road in good conditions (2km).
Medical doctor living and working in Africa, married with one boy
claudio purchased this villa in 1990
magical natural atmosphere surronding a house build with love and passion
from the house in 20 min drive is possible to reach Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, and in 90 min. drive Rome, Florence