This elegant, typical country house, built on the ruins of an old farmhouse, is embedded in the beautiful patchwork landscape of the winding green hills of Umbria, a few kilometres from the borgo of Piegaro. Clad in sandstone recovered from the original building, the classy interior is chic and refined at the same time, featuring exquisite handcrafted furnishings and elegant accessories, floors of locally-made terracotta and chestnut wood for the doors and windows and for the ceiling beams. The heart of the house is the large living area with multiple accesses to the garden, duetting with the attractive set-up areas of the terrace and portico surrounded by a splendid garden, a true oasis of peace with many well-kept green areas and the exclusive panoramic pool. To fulfill your quest for a perfect holiday is the splendid wellness area with hot tub and Turkish bath, the fully air-conditioned interior equipped with wi-fi and the spacious bedrooms, all with their own ensuite bathroom. Casale Vocabolo Palazzo will captivate you with this magical combination of ingredients; it will also be the starting point for exploring the most prestigious places of artistic and environmental interest that abound in the immediate surroundings: Todi, Orvieto, Assisi and Perugia as well as some of the pearls of southern Tuscany such as Chianciano, Montepulciano, Città della Pieve and Cortona, all easily and rapidly accessible thanks to the numerous road links close to the property.
The house has three floors connected by an internal staircase. The main entrance, reached across the portico on one side of the house, leads into a large open-plan area, arranged with seating areas and then the dining area connected to the kitchen with centre island and barbecue fireplace. Various French windows provide direct outside access, consenting a continuous use of the terrace and portico. The ground floor is completed by a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. On one side of the living room are the stairs leading up to the first floor and down to the basement with laundry room, bathroom with shower and the wellness area with hot tub with chromotherapy, Turkish bath, stereo, exercise bike and relaxation beds. On the first floor is the rest of the sleeping area with a twin bedroom with one extra bed (single sofa bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower, three double bedrooms with private bathroom, two with shower and one with tub and shower head.
Casale Vocabolo Palazzo is surrounded by the green embrace of extensive grounds destined, for the most part, to arable land but with a large 8000 sq m lawn area around the villa and the set-up garden areas. Olive trees, hedges, broom, various fruit trees, a small vegetable garden and flowering lavender bushes frame the large terrace that stretches out in front of the French windows of the kitchen/dining room, organized as a sitting area with dining table next to a stone barbecue. On the other side of the house, outside the living room, is a large portico with an additional sitting/dining area, used also as a veranda thanks to the sliding glass on all sides. There is a large parking area at the end of the access driveway, set on a lower level and reached down a flight of steps.
THE SWIMMING POOL
Bathed by the sun and surrounded by a green lawn, the beautiful swimming pool lies in the centre of the garden on one side of the house, which is about 15 m away. The rectangular pool, accessed down submerged steps, is lined in PVC and has a stone border; it measures 6x12 m with the depth ranging from 1.20 to 1.60 m. It has salt purification and internal and external lighting. The elegant stone-paved sunbathing area surrounding the pool extends out onto the soft grass and is equipped with sunbeds, coffee tables and a jasmine-covered stone gazebo providing shade. Thanks to solar panels on the gazebo roof it is possible to heat the pool. There is a cold-water shower. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
Property accessibility: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: no