The house is located within a small Borgo (hamlet) close to the majestic hilltop town of Todi in the heart of Umbria. It has been finished to the highest of standards with original materials, handmade and painted Italian furniture and all new appliances including wi-fi internet access. It has its own private gardens (0.25 acres) and the use of a beautiful, large swimming pool and AstroTurf tennis court set within 11 acres of grounds. Set in the most peaceful of locations with sweeping, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, the house is just 50 minutes drive from Perugia airport.
The House: The house forms part of a small Borgo which has recently been restored in its entirety to a very high standard using original materials. With commanding views over the surrounding countryside, it has private gardens (approx 1/4 acre) and the use of a beautifully positioned swimming pool and Astro Turf tennis court set within 11 acres of shared grounds. The house is all on 1 level and has been lovingly finished using cotto tiled floors, waxed beams, traditional paint techniques and handmade furniture from Florence and Citta Di Castello. The 3 bedrooms have traditional cast iron beds, good quality mattresses and white linen. There are 2 bathrooms with showers, glass screens and heated towel rails. The living space has a stone fireplace and kitchen with dishwasher. There is also Wi-Fi Internet, a washing machine, flat screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player and iPod docking station/speakers.
Outside: A pathway leads directly from the car parking area through the front garden to the house. All rooms are on the ground floor with no change in levels.Garden furniture, consisting of a white painted iron dining table with 6 chairs beneath the Pergola, 4 sun loungers and a Weber barbecue, is provided within the private, irrigated gardens stocked with olive, fruit trees and lavender. A private pathway leads towards the large, shared swimming pool which, together with the Astro Turf tennis court, have recently been completed. The grounds are tended and maintained by a Caretaker who is on hand for any assistance that may be required. At the heart of the Borgo lies the original, grand villa and cobbled square. There is also a formal garden area planted with cherry, apple, plum and pear trees plus tomato, basil, courgette and aubergine plants for guests to enjoy. Whilst children are welcome, please note that the swimming pool is not alarmed or fenced. Sorry but no pets are allowed.
Perugia airport (Ryanair) approx 45 mins drive.
Ancona airport (Ryanair) approx 2 hours drive.
Florence airport (Meridiana) approx 2.25 hours drive.
Rome airports (BA, Ryanair, Alitalia, Easyjet etc) approx 2.25 hours drive.
The house is a 15 minute drive from Todi. It has been said that this majestic hill top, Umbrian walled town is one of the best places in the world to live (University of Kentucky research). The views are breathtaking and an extensive range of restaurants, shops, historical and cultural attractions are on hand. The Borgo is located just off the road to Orvieto and approx 1 hour from Assisi, two beautiful Umbrian towns which are well worth a visit. There are lots of places to visit and things to do within an easy drive, including vineyard tours & wine tasting, horse riding and cookery courses, and many great restaurants.