Halfway between Florence and Perugia on the Umbrian/Tuscan border a beautifully restored 3 bedroomed semi-detached farmhouse with private swimming pool and glorious uninterrupted views over the Tuscan hills.
In a strategic position to explore the medieval towns nearby or just get away from it all.
The property is very typical of farmhouses built in the Umbrian/Tuscan area. The house is the original farmhouse which dates back over 500 years, with an additional independent property added at the back during the 18th century. The house, pool, garden and entrances are all completely independent and are not shared.
The interior has been lovingly restored with beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and terracotta flooring. It is comfortably furnished with a mixture of antique and modern.
The accommodation is on three floors. On the ground floor the kitchen flows through to the living room, which opens onto a covered terrace for outside dining. The top floor master bedroom has its own bathroom.
The 2 other bedrooms and bathroom are on the 1st floor area as is the private balcony which overlooks the pool.
Outside there are paved terraces and grassy areas with garden furniture for relaxing and alfresco eating.
The house and pool all benefit from a south facing aspect and the garden is planted with olive trees and lavender.
The 10 x 4 metre swimming pool is on a lower terrace with a solar shower and the most spectacular views! The pool is 1 metre deep at the shallow end dipping to 1.3 metres at it's deepest.
The pool is open from end May to early October weather permitting.
There are a number of neighbouring farms where it is possible to buy olive oil, eggs and firewood. The surrounding woods are also a good place for mushroom picking and some wonderful scenic walks.
Citta di Castello is the capital of Northern Umbria and the region is host to many festa's throughout the year, including a Truffle festival in November.
Perugia, the capital of Umbria hosts the internationally acclaimed Umbria Jazz Festival in July each year plus its famous Chocolate Festival in mid-October.
Florence, Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi, Urbino, Sienna and Rome are further afield but are well worth a visit.
The house is about 30 mins from the Circolo Golf & Country Club Caldese at Lerchi and 25 mins from the Canoe Club at Citta di Castello.
Getting There: It is essential to have the use of a car to get to the house as well as whilst you are there. So if you fly it is advisable to hire a car from the airport rather than relying on local transport.
I highly recommend checking out the Michelin website www.viamichelin.co.uk as the maps are good and it is great for planning your journey.
Fortunately there is a wide choice of airports all within reasonable distance -
Perugia, approx 45 minutes via Ryanair.
Florence, approx 1 hr, 30 minutes via BA / Alitalia / CityJet / Meridiana etc.
Ancona, approx 1 hr, 30 minutes via Ryanair.
Rimini, approx 1 hr, 50 minutes via Ryanair.
Forli, approx 1hr, 45 minutes via Windjet.
Bologna, approx 2 hours via BA / Ryanair.
Pisa, approx 2 hours via BA / Easyjet / Ryanair.
Rome, approx 2 hrs, 30 mins, 2 international airports (Fiumicino & Ciampino) served by most airlines.