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Umbria - Italy
Up to 11 Guests
Ground Floor: Reached by outside path or by lift from parking area. Main Salon, high pitched, beamed ceiling, large open stone fireplace, open steps to first floor. Half vaulted Billiard Room with full sized table. Dining Room, open fireplace, sliding doors to steps leading to grassed dining terrace. Office/Study. Cloakroom/WC. Excellent, well-equipped Kitchen. Staff quarters. Laundry Room. Lift door. First Floor: Sitting Room with galleried Library. Bedroom 1. A large double bedroom with ornate wrought iron bed, en suite Bathroom 1. Bedroom 2. Double bedroom with en suite Bathroom 2. Bedroom 3. A simple twin-bedded room, en suite Bathroom 3. Further accommodation is reached via a cobbled inner courtyard with original bread oven. Annex: Bedroom 4. Delightful bunk-bedded room with further single bed, en suite Shower Room. Bedroom 5. Large double bedroom, en suite Bathroom 4. Kitchenette with breakfast area. Separate vaulted Dining/Party Room.

*Electricity, linen included *Col TV *Video *Radio *Stereo *Cot *High chair *Barbeque *Telephone in all bedrooms *Fax by arrangement *Domestic help Mon - Fri 3 hrs a morning *Extra domestic help, cooking, personal laundry, babysitting by arrangement

This very special home is a converted 11th Century monastery in the centre of a large, beautiful estate near a medieval hilltop town. It is situated on high ground with outstanding views of the surrounding undulating and totally unspoilt Umbrian countryside. The interior of the villa is cool and comfortable and, in keeping with its age, is heavily-beamed and has many stone flagged floors. This is truly a much-loved family home - the furniture is traditional Italian and there are numerous oil paintings, an eclectic collection of antiques, artefacts and some beautiful carved stonework. Unsurprisingly, it has been featured in several magazines.

The drive to the villa through the estate passes the owner’s stud farm and eventually comes to a great avenue of trees leading to 3 hectares of immaculate gardens. These surround three sides of the house and are on many levels. Lawned areas, some walled, some edged with high lavender hedges are joined by stone archways embraced by climbing roses. There are various outdoor terraces for al fresco meals, including one overlooking the outstanding swimming pool (14m x 13m) which, because of the sheer drop beyond it, is well and heavily-ballustraded. There is also a pool house with fridge, table, chairs, shower room, WC and changing room. The perpendicular drop from the far side of the house is even more dramatic and affords unbelievably beautiful views, especially from several of the bedrooms (with low bars to protect children) down over a wooded valley to a river, and then on up to high hills beyond, one topped by a romantic little tower. Because of the drops, although there are security measures in place, some families may not consider the grounds to be safe for very young children.

The area is dotted with little medieval hilltop villages and you are very well situated to visit the better-known towns and villages of both Umbria and Tuscany, including Florence and Assisi. Rome is only 1 hr 15 mins away. There are 5 horses available to ride (2 for children) on the estate, depending upon experience. 5 bicycles (full-sized) are also available to enjoy the 5 kms of roads within the estate.
Price: Ranging from £2800 - £5000+ per week, depending upon number of guests, season & length of let.

Blandings Ltd
107 Fleet Street    London    EC4A 2AB    United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7936 9611    Fax: +44 (0) 20 7936 9103
Email: rentals@blandings.co.uk


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