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Casale dell’Armonia, a characteristic stone farmhouse with private swimming pool, stands proud and solitary on a little hill with spectacular 360° views over fertile expanses of wheat fields, over the lush vineyards of the renowned estate of the Castle of Ramazzano
The recent restoration of the farmhouse has given new life to the exposed stone of the exterior and to the finishing touches of the interior, characterised by high ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles. Maximum comfort and elegance is guaranteed by the generous size of all the rooms, by the beautiful floors in terracotta and wood, by the modern, functional bathrooms and by the large doors and windows that create wonderful frames for the surrounding landscape and by the tastefully chosen contemporary furnishings which blend harmoniously with rediscovered details and accessories from the past. The property is located in Umbria, known as “the green heart of Italy”, and renowned for its medieval hilltop borghi, for its dense woods of oak and chestnut and for its food and wine traditions perpetuated and enhanced by the many farm estates in the area. The uncontaminated nature all around and the boundless view exert a regenerating effect on body and soul, making this home a unique and magical place to spend an unforgettable holiday but which is, at the same time, set in a strategic position amidst the rich artistic and cultural heritage of central Italy with Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto; with Cortona, Arezzo, Siena and Montepulciano in neighbouring Tuscany; with the natural beauties of Lake Trasimeno, the Marmore Waterfalls and the protected areas of the numerous regional parks. Supermarkets, shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away by car.
The house has two floors. The main door, located on the ground floor at the back of the house, in front of the parking area, opens into the entrance that leads to the large, brightly-lit living room with satellite TV, connected to the eat-in kitchen and to the outdoor dining area with gazebo; on this floor is also a guest bathroom and the staircase leading up to the top floor; the ground floor is completed by a wing, with access from the garden, made up of a living room, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a small laundry area. The first floor, reachable from inside and from the outside via a characteristic stone staircase, is composed of a large study with, around it, the sleeping area with a master bedroom with double bed, fireplace, fitness corner (treadmill, mat, ball and weights), walk-in closet and bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with joinable beds and ensuite bathroom with tub and chromotherapy shower, and, finally another double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
The property, reached along a private road bordered by vineyards and olive trees, extends for about 1 hectare, partly lawn and completely enclosed. Past the entrance gate is the parking area with space for up to 10 cars. The farmhouse, surrounded by green areas and borders of colourful roses, lavender and herbs, stands on a knoll with a breathtaking 360° view; the first thing that catches your eye as you look out over this beautiful landscape is the huge old Castle of Ramazzano which dominates a fertile valley of luxuriant vineyards, cultivated fields and two romantic little lakes. The large level area in front of the living room and kitchen houses the outdoor dining area shaded by a wrought iron gazebo and equipped with table and benches, the ideal place to sip an apéritif or dine with friends whilst admiring the enchanting sunsets. The lawn continues on the lower terracing with the beautiful swimming pool.
The private swimming pool lies in a panoramic position, in the middle of an area of lawn, at a slightly lower level than the house and is reached down a gravel path. Rectangular-shaped with a terracotta border and sand-coloured PVC lining, it measures 7×3 m with a constant depth of 1.20 m; it has internal lights, chlorine purification and a metal ladder for access to the water. The surrounding sunbathing area is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, tables and a cold-water shower. The pool is available from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October.
Casale dell’Armonia, thanks to its strategic position, allows you to easily explore the most beautiful tourist destinations in Umbria and neighbouring Tuscany. Perugia, only 10 km away, an important artistic and cultural centre as well as the regional capital, is definitely the first place to visit. The E45 highway, with the exit just 10 minutes away, will quickly take you to the enchanting Umbrian medieval towns of Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Montefalco, Spoleto, Gubbio, Todi and Orvieto, to the most interesting places in southern Tuscany, such as Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, to name just a few, and to unmissable cities like Florence and Rome which can also be reached by train from the Perugia railway station. Lovers of the open air can explore and enjoy natural beauties such as Lake Trasimeno, the Marmore Waterfalls and the Frasassi Caves. In addition, golfers have at their disposal two beautiful 18-hole courses, Antognolla and Santa Sabina, reachable in 30 minutes. Supermarkets, also open on Sundays, shops and restaurants can be found just a 5 minutes by car.
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