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. A beautiful dining room has recently been added with stone walls, large chandler, dining table seating 4 and glass double doors that open onto the garden, opening up the ground floor even further, adding light and space.. The house also benefits from WIFI
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 many bars and restaurants lining the piazza. Perugia Jazz festival in mid July is a music lovers delight and not to be missed.
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.