Casale Delle Betulle has been recently restored by a noted Roman architect, with meticulous attention to detail, using a wonderful combination of traditional materials and modern technology (including a sauna, satellite system and in-built stereo system).
Set on two floors the property has wooden beams throughout, lovely internal and external stone work and hand made terracotta tiles on the floors, all materials typical of the area. The living areas are spacious and full of light.
Downstairs has one bedroom, a bathroom with sauna, studio/bedroom, open plan dining room and sitting room with a stone fireplace and a large country kitchen with fire place and a terrace. A wonderful antique stone staircase leads up to a mezzanine on the first floor, with 2 en-suite double bedrooms, one of which has an open stone fireplace and leads outside to the panoramic covered loggia. There is a third bedroom which shares the use of one of the upper bathrooms.
The property comes with approx 5000sqm of fenced gardens with various terraces and patios from which to enjoy the views, a cosy cellar, wooden storage shed and a tiled swimming pool with breathtaking views.
The pretty medieval village of Giano del Umbria is set just above the property and about 5 minutes walk, if you are feeling healthy! The village has a shop, bar, pharmacy and post office, as well as the Chiesa di San Francesco, which dates back to the 12th Century. The larger town of Bastardo is only 5 minutes drive and has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.
The property is well situated for visiting some of the most beautiful unspoiled medieval towns and villages of Umbria, including the walled castle town of Montefalco, famous for its delicious 'sagrantino' red wine, which holds an annual wine fesitval in September. Access to local shops is only a stones throw away, and the E45 Rome/Cesena motorway is about 15 minutes. Regular trains run from Spoleto, 20 minutes away, directly to Rome taking about an 1 hr 30 mins.
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