Marsciano Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps: 8 + 2 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
PRIVATE STRUCTURE. In a quiet hillside area in the heart of Umbria, stands Il Casale di Pulcinella. The park and pool overlook a landscape that alternates between hills covered by dense woods of holm oak and oak with glimpses of houses in centuries-old villages, with cultivations of vines, olives, sunflowers and wheat. Built entirely of stone, the house still retains the original floor plan of the rural dwelling that it was at the end of the 19th century, but has been cleverly transformed with careful renovation in 2007 into a house with all mod cons yet, at the same time, not renouncing its aesthetic side. Indoors, we find terracotta, the original ceiling beams restored to their former glory, high quality materials with solid oak parquet floors, 19th century tiles in the kitchen with fireplace and Lecce stone in the bathrooms. Part of the furnishings that adorn the rooms derive from Sicilian culture, others are traditional objects adapted for a different use, like old burners transformed into modern lamps and an old wine-press screw becoming a column in the living room. The location is particularly advantageous not only because it is well served by fast roads, perfect for visiting Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and many other tourist destinations, but also for its proximity to the supermarkets and shops in Marsciano and Spina.
The house has two floors connected internally by a wooden staircase and externally by a staircase in stone and brick. The main entrance leads into a large living room with central fireplace and adjoining dining area, through an arched opening, with well-equipped kitchen which then leads on to a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen French window leads out, across a few metres of lawn, to the pergola. The stairs in the living room lead up to the top floor which consists of a TV room (with entrance also from the garden level), a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub and two double bedrooms, one with two single loft beds (suitable only for children), which share a bathroom with separate tub and shower.
The 2000 sq m well-maintained park of Il Casale di Pulcinella is full of roses, wisteria, herbs, lavender and broom bushes, and olive, cherry, oak and chestnut trees. The gentle natural slopes of the terrain give life and movement to the outdoor areas that surround the house, while a little higher up is the pool and along a lower terrace winds a short gravel path where, shaded by climbing plants, are benches inviting you to sit and benefit from the absolute stillness. An outdoor lounge area and the pergola equipped with table, chairs and movable barbecue enrich even more the garden that borders along part of its perimeter with the 2.5 acres of woodland belonging to the property. Finally, to one side, a large space between tall trees is used as a convenient parking area.
A 30 m stone walkway leads up from the house to the small rise where the pool is situated, made easier by the absence of steps. The rectangular pool, with pure white stone border and PVC lining, measures 5 x 12 m with the depth ranging from 1.30 a 1.90 m; it has chlorine purification and semicircular Roman steps for access to the water. There is lighting both inside the pool and in the 300 sq m solarium area which includes a cold-water outdoor shower, sunbeds, armchairs, garden table and a romantic gazebo.
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- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible