House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
By far the largest and most spacious, very well equipped house at Castle Gaiche, it has been newly restored stylishly furnished with two double bedrooms, this stone built house sits within 6 acres of grounds at Castle Gaiche. It is the only property with its own private garden and real fire. A large pool is the perfect back drop to 20 sq miles of hilly wooded countryside a walkers paradise.
A veranda overlooks extensive castle gardens filled with rosemary, lavender, and olive tress, allowing you to enjoy a taste of Italy in the finest surroundings. The property is set in the most private position with a lovely, sunny, south-west facing aspect and offers views to die for and serene privacy without remoteness.
Entrance to the property is via cobbled steps from the extensive, shared mature gardens within 6 acres of surrounding woodland, and gates and private parking provide added peace of mind. The house oozes history with original terracotta floors and wooden beams. The kitchen is fully fitted, including a dishwasher and washing machine and leads through to a beautifully furnished living room with open wood-burning stove in addition to central heating.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 21 km, Nearest railway: Perugia 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Il Molino is beautifully furnished and with a private garden and large swimming pool allowing you to enjoy a taste of Italy in the finest surroundings. Upstairs provides 2 large double bedrooms, one with roof terrace with seating and stunning views over the park where you can truly appreciate the surrounding Italian countryside. In addition, there is a modern bathroom with shower.
The house is the largest property at Castle Gaiche and very well equipped to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.
A lovely fearure is the private garden with dining table and gorgeous views over the valley.
|Further details outdoors|
Entrance to the property is via cobbled steps from the extensive, shared mature gardens within 6 acres of surrounding woodland, and gates and private parking provide added peace of mind. From the house, double doors lead to a covered terrace and entrance to the extensive castle grounds, with park benches and pagodas or the natural shade of the olive trees. An enchanting and safe area for children to explore. Guests also have use of the private swimming pool, which is located below the park, approximately 2 minutes walk. The house has its own private garden with dining area and BBQ.
The Umbria region
North Umbria was a central part of the ancient Etruscan empire; the Etruscan museum in Chiusi houses one of the best collections outside Rome. Other classic must see places are, Sienna, Chiuso, Assisi and many more. Rome is one and a quarter hours drive via the Al motorway south Florence 1 1/4 hrs via the al motorway north.
Also nearby are the walled medieval towns of Panicale and Paciano, as well as Perugia, the capital of Umbria, steeped in history and breathtaking architecture, good shopping including local and designer with bars and restaurants lining the piazza.
The area is excellent for walking or cycling. A number of circular walks start from the castle, taking you through the rolling, wooded Umbrian countryside, filled with wild flowers, birds and butterflies. A pair of hoopoes can often be seen in the castle grounds, and wild boar on the road in the evening dusk.
Heading further out, Castiglion Fosco (10 minutes by car) offers a small grocers (alimentari), bar, pharmacy, post office and restaurant. Tavernelle (15 minutes) is larger, with supermarkets, banks, petrol station, bars, shops etc. Castiglion del Lago, with its old town and 16th Century castle overlooking Lake Trasimeno is about 45 minutes away.