Casale Lidia stands atop a small hill in an area straddling the regions of luxuriant Umbria and fascinating Tuscany. From here, all the beauty of the hills of the estate of which it is part will be revealed to you, stretching as far as the eye can see over woods and well cultivated fields, dominated by the silhouette of Monte Cetona. You will note how the renovation of the farmhouse, with the careful attention to detail put into the finishing touches and the use of local materials such as stone for the façade, terracotta for the floors, chestnut beams for the ceilings, has created functional spaces while maintaining the peculiar characteristics of these rural homes. Inside, wide arches delimit the zones of the living area, the sitting room and the dining room are cosy, furnished with plush sofas and an imposing table where you can all eat together, both rooms complete with fireplace and facing out, respectively, onto the outdoor dining area and the portico set up as a lounge area. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with a fixed barbecue and it also, through a French window, faces out onto the outdoor dining area. The bedrooms are well lit, tastefully furnished and equipped with insect screens and air conditioning, in both the main house and the annex. The same careful attention to detail can be found outside: the park is well maintained and the pool is easily accessible as it is not far from the house and offers a beautiful view. All this just a few kilometres from major road junctions and railway stations that will allow you to move easily around the beauties of Umbria, Tuscany and northern Lazio. Just 5 minutes away is Fabro with the A1 motorway exit and railway station that will bring places like Siena, Perugia, Città della Pieve, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno and Lake Bolsena within easy reach.
The house has two floors connected internally by a terracotta staircase. The main entrance opens into a large open-plan area consisting of a wide entrance hall leading to the spacious kitchen facing directly out onto the outdoor dining area, to the sitting room and to the dining room with French window leading out to the portico. The living area is completed by a bathroom with shower. From the sitting room a few steps lead down to the sleeping area of this floor consisting of a double bedroom with garden access and a bathroom with shower. From the dining room a staircase leads up to the first floor with a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub, a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) and a double bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower.
About 20 m from the main house, in a slightly higher position than it, the annex consists of an open-plan area with kitchen, sitting room and dining room with access to the pergola with table and chairs for outdoor dining, a twin bedroom with joinable beds, a bathroom with shower and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub. At your disposal at Casale Lidia is a green park of about one hectare completely surrounded by a 1,5 m high metal mesh fence. The slightly hilly conformation means that, from the main house, annex and pool, you have a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside without encountering any obstacle and, at the same time, the total absence of steps makes it the perfect outdoor living space.
Around the buildings and the pool are large areas cultivated with natural lawn, bordered with intensely fragrant herbs and tall trees that provide cool areas of shade. Olives, oaks and cypresses, typical of these areas, grow luxuriantly here. There are many set-up areas for you to spend time in the open air: the outdoor dining area next to the kitchen is equipped with a sunshade, mobile barbecue and a large dining table, while under the portico next to the dining room is a cosy lounge area where you can read a good book, sip a glass of wine or just simply relax. The annex, too, has a delightful pergola, communicating with the living area and furnished with table and chairs. Finally, there is a parking area equidistant from house and annex.
THE SWIMMING POOL
To get to the pool from the house, you just simply cross a gently sloping stretch of garden. About 20 m separate it from the French windows of the kitchen and sitting room of the house. With a slightly irregular rectangular shape, the pool measures 16 x 6 m with the depth ranging from 1,20 to 2,40 m; it is lined in PVC, has sand purification and internal lights and the entrace is either via roman stairs or metal ladder. It is surrounded by a large, flat sunbathing area, partly paved in stone and partly lawn, with sunbeds, a pergola where you can shelter from the hot summer sun and an outdoor cold-water shower. Privacy is guaranteed by a hedge that does not hinder in any way the beautiful 180° view over the hills.
Pets: on request
Property accessibility: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: yes