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Umbria - Foligno - Perugia

Villa delle Ginestre 6

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Description

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Between the unspoilt areas of the park of Mount Subasio, home of St. Francis of Assisi, and the park of Colfiorito, overlooking the Valtopina, within a former hunting reserve, stands Villa delle Ginestre, bordered upstream by a large olive grove, laterally by a romantic spring-fed pond and downstream by a well-kept orchard, surrounded in turn by woods of centuries-old oak trees. This valley takes its name from the river Topino - mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy - which, with its placid waters, flows a few dozen metres from the entrance gate to the property and has been known since the times of the ancient Romans, of which remain still today interesting evidence of the ancient via Flaminia, the first, and for many centuries the only, road link between Rome and Rimini and thence to northern Italy. The villa, built in the early '90s, was designed with modern criteria and design solutions best expressed in the bright staggered spaces and in the large windows of the living area: a veritable conservatory embellished by a beautiful bougainvillea and a fucsia which together create the pleasant sensation of being at one with the surrounding nature. The furnishings and finishing touches, especially the fine wood parquet flooring and the loft in the living area were hand crafted by an expert local artisan while in the sleeping area various antique pieces have been inserted, creating a pleasant and harmonious fusion between past and present. The splendid garden with its various outdoor areas for dining and relaxing and the large pool of original shape were designed as living spaces for all hours of the day. The convenient and quiet location in which Villa delle Ginestre is located, well connected via the highway to the most beautiful old medieval town centres of Umbria, such as Spoleto, Assisi, Montefalco, Trevi, Bevagna, Todi and Perugia, will give you a holiday divided between complete relaxation and moments dedicated to outdoor activities, to art and to food and wine. There is a grocery shop, also open on Sunday morning, in Pontecentesimo (1 km); other services and shops can be found in Valtopina (5 km).

Interior

The property has two floors. On the ground floor the entrance hall leads to the various rooms of the living area: down 3 steps you come to the dining room with the sitting room from which a wooden staircase leads up to the loft used as a study; the eat-in kitchen, also at a slightly lower level, with fireplace, sofa and TV; a pantry/storage room, also used as a laundry room, which leads to a bathroom with shower; and, finally, next to the kitchen a cool porctico for outdoor dining. From the entrance a brick-built staircase leads to the upper floor with a large hallway leading to three double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom with shower, all with covered terrace, and a bathroom with tub.

Park

Beginning with the intense yellow of the perimeter walls, on either side of the wrought-iron entrance gate, you see why this house is called Villa delle Ginestre (ginestra = broom), a typical bush found in these areas which, in spring, fills the countryside with wonderful splotches of yellow, a recurring colour seen while going along the drive flanked by a beautiful orchard of peach, apricot, fig, persimmon, apple and cherry trees and embellished on one side by antique pots in glazed terracotta that are also yellow, as are all the external finishing touches of the house. The parking area, which can comfortably accommodate 5 cars, is located next to the paved courtyard leading to the main entrance which is about 30 metres away. The garden is on several levels with a flat lawn area around the villa. The remaining areas of lawn and woodland follow the natural slope of the hill on which the house has been built, framed by various plants and trees such as mulberries, jujubes, starry magnolias, limes, roses, myrtle, rosemary, holly, laurel, holm oaks, oaks and birches. On the ground floor, next to the kitchen, is a cool portico set up for outdoor dining with table, chairs, a bench and a handy sink. From the outdoor courtyard, furnished with table and chairs, and equipped with wood stove and a bed of fragrant herbs, a flight of steps adorned with climbing jasmine, leads to the panoramic pool surrounded by a soft green lawn on three sides and bordered upstream by a large olive grove. Next to the parking area is a romantic pond, fed by a natural spring on top of the mountain, with water lilies, fish and frogs and crossed by a characteristic wooden bridge. The area is completely fenced-in and, for safety reasons, access to the children is not permitted. Other outdoor areas available to guests are various pergolas shaded by scented jasmine and climbing vines for guests to spend relaxing moments.

Swimming Pool

The pool, set on a terrace facing the hill in front, is in a higher position with respect to the villa and is reached up a flight of steps between the outdoor courtyard and the parking area. The pool, bordered with terracotta tiles, is lined with intense blue majolica effect PVC and has Roman steps for access to the water. With an original irregular shape, it measures about 20 x 5 m with the depth ranging from 50 cm to 1.70 m and has chlorine purification. The sunbathing area is covered with soft green grass and is equipped with sunbeds and three umbrellas. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.
Yes, small sized. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Uncertified Structure
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Amenities and Features

  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • satellite TV
  • satellite internet connection
  • books and magazines
  • dishwasher
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka
  • squeezer
  • toaster
  • blender
  • high chair
  • wood oven
  • mobile barbecue
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair dryers
  • sockets adapter
  • baby cot
  • external video surveillance system
  • alarm system
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