Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Umbria is filled with surprises: gentle, dreamy landscapes, wonderful naturalistic views concealing one of Italy's richest woodland heritages, the vestiges of an ancient past, Etruscan and Roman remains, medieval and Renaissance style buildings and churches, all harmoniously blended together to create a welcoming atmosphere of rare beauty.
GROUND FLOOR: large entrance hall, on the left, a large double living room with fireplace, sofas, card table and panoramic window with a view of the castle. On the right, there is a living room/library with fireplace, TV and computer desk, small corridor with wardrobe and 1 large WC with marble washbasin, an elegant room with dining table and access to the garden, office leading into the large kitchen with firebox, large breakfast table and French windows leading into the garden (area with fountain), larder with French windows leading to an internal paved courtyard with tree in the center that leads to the other wing of the house: dining room with large windows that open outwards (one onto the internal courtyard and 2 onto the other part of the garden), passage leading to 2 double bedrooms (one with independent access to the garden), 1 bathroom with shower. With independent entrance from the garden area with the fountain: 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower.
FIRST FLOOR: on the left, a corridor, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub, 1 bedroom with French sized bed and en suite bathroom with shower. On the right: a box room, a large master bedroom with 2 queen sized beds and fireplace, walk-in closet, 1 large bathroom with 2 washbasins and bathtub and 2 niches closed by glass doors, one with a shower and one with WC and bidet.
Outside, there is a large, well-tended garden with park,a lot of trees and flowers, a botanical garden containing aromatic herbs as well as a vegetable garden, both of which have been paved for easy access, where guests can pick the season's produce. There are also fruit trees and, on a lower terrace that can be reached by a convenient flight of steps, there is a beautiful 7 x 14 meter swimming pool, from which it is possible to enjoy the enchanting panorama, as well as a covered living area with sofas and armchairs, a large dining table and a pavilion with fully-equipped kitchen, a bathroom and changing room.
This prestigious natural stage is the setting for the Valle dei Sogni (literally the Valley of Dreams): located inside a fully fenced 13 hectare property (8 hectares of which are cultivated), this splendid villa is the result of long, patient renovation work carried out on an ancient country farmhouse, part of the enormous agricultural estate that was spread around Sismano Castle, a fortress built in the Middle Ages to defend the city of Todi (which is just 15 Km away). The atmospheric outline of Sismano Castle is clearly visible as part of the 360° view of the surrounding hills that can be enjoyed from the villa and its gardens, where time appears to have stopped. The bright and elegant interior, which has been restored using precious materials, features numerous antique items, rich drapes and a sophisticated décor creating a relaxed, warm and intimate atmosphere. Each room has its own particular style and the bathrooms include antique tiles and marble. The loving care dedicated to every detail reveals the owners' great taste and admirable knowledge of furnishing.
**Google map location of this property is approximate**
Please note the 2nd week half price offer is not applicable on this villa.
Please note that this property's availability is on request. We will contact you shortly after booking to confirm. We recommend booking your flights after the villa has been confirmed.
Please note there is a €1500 security deposit and heating (if required) is paid according to consumption (All paid locally)
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
The Umbria region
History, culture, natural beauty, crystal waters, dazzling beaches...and food to die for. Italy really does have it all. From Venice's architectural jewels in the north to Puglia's sun soaked olive growths in the south, there's something for everyone in this country of infinite variety.
Whether you choose to spend your time exploring the Adriatic Coast, with its white sands and dramatic promontories, or the gentle rolling hills of Umbria, where almost every view is reminiscent of a Renaissance painting, your time in Italy will be time well spent.
And let's not forget the Italian Lakes, whose serene and ageless splendour has beguiled visitors for centuries. As has the island charm and Sicily and Sardinia, two very different yet equally enchanting holiday destinations. Last, but by no means least, is there any other city on the planet that can match Rome for its combination of ancient history and cosmopolitan style?
Prepare to relax in the most enchanting surrounds you have ever seen...
In the heart of Italy, Umbria provides a green and unspoilt landscape that inspired painters and poets to capture its unique, timeless beauty. Rolling hills, verdant valleys, mountains and plains all combine to form a perfect setting that captivates and charms from the moment you visit.
Whether you're soaking up the natural and historical beauty found around Lake Trasimeno, Italy's largest central lake, or enjoying a stroll around one of the many characterful medieval towns, such as the UNESCO world heritage site at Assisi, you feel part of a rich historical pageant. If you're lucky, you may well stumble across a traditional festival that celebrates and shares age old traditions with Umbria's many visitors.
For foodies, the native truffles are a must as are the delicious assortment of cheeses, salamis and sausages – accompanied by any number of excellent regional wines.
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