Main house: 3 en suite bedrooms
Guest house: 1 en suite bedroom
Large outdoor terrace with infinity pool, large portico, sails providing further shaded areas, gas barbecue, WiFi inside and outside, AC
Weekly rates 2024
Peak season (2nd half of June, July & August): € 5400
High season (1st half of June, September and October): € 4800
Medium (May, Xmas/Easter): € 4000
Low season (rest of the year): € 3600
Old Roman watchtower: historical character with the comfort of a modern house
this country hosue offers privacy and ultimate comfort in the heartland of vibrant Umbria. The perfect combination of history and modernity, luxury and rusticness, secludedness and central location. Distinctively different from traditional holiday homes.
You can here truly experience Umbria’s landscape and nature.
The villa is surrounded by Trevi’s famous olive groves, with many 200-year-old olive trees lining the private access road. The location of the casale ensures full privacy while offering easy access to all the amenities of the historic centre of Trevi - shopping, food, art and culture. 1 km away, 30 minutes on foot.
Trevi is known for the excellence of its olive oil, one of the most exquisite in Italy. On the other side of the valley there is the wine district of Umbria, hills covered by miles of vineyards around the town of Montefalco. Ideal destination for a wine tasting tour.
The property ì is 5 minutes driving distance from the motorway (SS3), nearby sights and other Umbrian towns and cities like Spello, Assisi and Campello sul Clitunno (UNESCO world sites), Spoleto, Perugia, Todi, Gubbio, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trasimeno lake and the national parks in the mountains, are all within 15 to 45 mins reach.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
The oldest part of the house dates back to 1180 when it served as a watchtower for the nearby aqueduct. The tower was subsequently renovated in 1714 before an Italian architect added two modern buildings, including a striking glass-and-metal structure that artfully blends in with the casale’s ancient stonework.
The stunning infinity pool and outdoor living space provide the perfect environment to enjoy what arguably is one of Umbria’s best views. All rooms in the main house and the guest house (serra) offer panoramic views over the Umbrian Valley. As the sun rises over Monte Serano to the east it changes the colours of the casale as the day progresses, unlocking deep warm tones as it sets on the other side of the valley.
The traditional stone house has been recently and carefully restored creating very contemporary and stylish interiors that are perfectly combined with the ancient architecture of the building.
The result is a stylish and functional house with a luxurious feeling.
The villa is ideal for families or groups of friends holidaying together, everyone with privacy and comfort.
The main house is on 3 levels. The guest house is a separate building with a glass-and-metal structure that offers extra privacy for visitors or staff.
The ground floor of the main house features a spacious arched living room with a fireplace. A french door permits a direct access to the outdoor area and pool.
On the same floor there is a perfectly equipped kitchen in modern style, with a large dining table for wining and dining with friends. The kitchen also has direct access to the outside dining area.
This floor has a service bathroom and a utility room with laundry area.
The sleeping area of the main house is on the first and second floor. It is composed of 3 bedrooms, one master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, a duplex triple bedroom on the first floor and a twin bedroom on the second floor of the main house. On the first floor there is also a nice sitting room that give access to the bedrooms. The fourth, double, bedroom is located in the guest house (serra).
4 en-suite bathrooms: 3 in the main house with walk in showers, the bathroom of the master bedroom also has bathtub. 1 bathroom in the guest house with spacious walk in shower, one outdoor shower by the pool.
Please note that the bathrooms of the triple duplex and twin bedrooms are nice but small, whereas the bathroom of the master bedroom and the one in the guest house are larger.
One of the smaller bathrooms has a cute small window inside the shower box, from where you can enjoy one of the best views of the entire property, towards the village of Trevi and the countryside.
The first and second floor of the main house are air-conditioned, the ground floor is fresher, due to the thick stone walls and no direct sunlight. The guest house is air conditioned.
GARDEN AND POOL
The villa features a large terraced garden of 150 square metres. The garden is embellished with Mediterranean plants, we find olive trees, aromatic herbs, lavender, large pots of lemons and mandarins. 8 loungers complete the outdoor furniture and cloth sails provide shaded areas in front of the hosue and by the pool. 1 hectare of private fenced garden surrounds the house.
The portico between the main house and the guest house is probably the most enjoyable area of the entire property, with very large table seating 12, gas barbecue, direct access to the kitchen and a smaller table with marble top that is ideal to prepare food.
Infinity pool: 4 X 11 metres, 1,50 max deep, with night lighting. The pool is open all year round but is not heatable, the climate is normally good for swimming from mid/end of May until mid/end of October.
Renovation works: the deck around the pool has been totally renovated (online photos show the old pool deck): a pergola has been built to shade the pool area, new sunloungers and a table with some chairs have been placed around the pool.
The house is accessible by car, the small gravel road which ends at the property, no traffic. The bedroom and bathroom in the guest house are on the ground floor so can be used by guests with some mobility restrictions, however the house is not very suitable for guests with severe mobility problems.
Children are welcome but parents are asked to supervise them, due to the steps of the house and the pool. A good quality baby cot, linens, a baby and a toddler high chair as well as toddler cutlery, cups and plates are available in the casale.
Smoking is only permitted outdoors, pets not accepted.
- WiFi internet connection inside and outside
- Apple TV
- Bluetooth surround system
- Bluetooth portable soundsystem
- DVD player
- Nintendo classic game console
- Drying/washing machine
- Electric water heater
- Nespresso and drip coffee machine
- Microwave oven
- Ironing board
- Mosquito screens (for some of the windows)
- Infinity pool (4x11 meters, 1.5 meters deep)
- Outdoor shower
- Gas barbecue
- Sunloungers (6) and Fatboys (2)
- Air conditioning in the main villa and guest house
- Heating, underfloor heating
- Smoke detectors
- Alarm system
Umbria delights its guests with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Local truffles, olive oil, asparagus, funghi porcini, and famous Sangiovese wines will ensure food lovers will be in for a treat when visiting one of the region’s many excellent restaurants.
Some of Umbria’s most famous sites are literally in sight of the casale. To the south you can see Spoleto with its Basilica di San Salvatore, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Across the valley are the vineyards and hilltop city of Montefalco, with Bevagna and Santa Maria Dell’Angeli with its famous dome below. On a clear day Perugia’s hilltop profile reveals itself while further north the imposing Monte Subasio provides an enchanting backdrop to nearby Trevi, which was founded in the 1st century BCE.
Even closer to home a hiking trail follows the old aqueduct and winds its way through the hillside all the way to Spoleto, passing the beautiful fortress of Clitunno and the nearby Tempietto del Clitunno, part of another UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Umbrian hills make it easy to immerse yourself in nature with its rich forests, rivers and lakes. Italy’s ‘Green Heart’ invites you to undertake a range of activities including hiking, canyoning, rafting and cycling. Or to simply enjoy a picnic and some of Umbria’s less visited hamlets.
Spending a morning at a the antique market in the nearby village of Pissignano (it is one of the largest antique market in Umbria, the 1st Sunday of each month, with additional dates), visiting Perugia’s or sampling Norcia’s famous truffles or sausages can be easily combined with a lazy afternoon at the pool. Maybe have a barbecue and watch the sun set, or take a short drive to Spello for dinner at one of its lovely piazzas. Rome, Siena and Florence all make for good day-trips, as does the Adriatic coast, now connected to nearby Foligno with a brand new express way.
This villa is the ideal base for nature and sport lovers: a famous trek path, called "Footpath of the Olive Groves" leading from Assisi to Spoleto, passes at easy walking distance from the property. Panoramic walks toward Trevi to other nearby villages like Pissignano and Campello, passing near old curches, Convents, into the woods, up to the mountains or down to the valley. The path can be done on foot or mountain bike. For city bikes there is an asphalted cycle track in the valley below, running along a river.
In Trevi main square is possible to hire electric bikes to tour the town and the surrounding countryside.
WHAT TO DO DURING THE STAY...
ART, GASTRONOMY, TOURS, NATURE, SPORT, CULTURE, RELAX
NON PEAK SEASON BOOKINGS
With a lovely fireplace, woodburner, underfloor and central heating, this villa is also a good option in the low season. This is when the cities get less crowded, temperatures are lower but still hover around 20 degrees Celcius in the afternoon. Autumn is a very colourful season and the light is beautiful.In October and November there is the hand-picking of olives and grapes, while in spring the region enjoys warm temperatures and a beautiful flowering of fruit trees and poppies. Not to mention the winter period, with the Christmas and End of the Year celebrations and events, with a layer of snow whitewashing the mountains while guests enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
RENTAL RATE - minimum stay 1 week
• Welcome pack and toiletries • Weekly set of linens and towels • Utilities (except for heating) • Air conditioning • internet wifi • final cleanings
Does NOT include
• Heating, if used, payable locally • extra services on request (cooking service extra change of linens and towels)
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