N° 084 | Renovated Podere Umbria
In the heart of Umbria, nestled amidst the rolling hills and verdant landscapes, lies a hidden gem—a once dilapidated farmhouse transformed into an eco-friendly haven. Discovered in 2019, this enchanting abode captivated its owners, who poured their hearts and souls into its revival. Over four years of meticulous renovation, with the invaluable assistance of local artisans, they breathed new life into every corner of the property. From the luxurious interiors to the sprawling gardens and infinity pool, every detail was crafted with sustainability in mind. Harnessing the power of solar energy, utilizing reusable materials, and employing eco-conscious practices, they've created a sanctuary that harmonizes with its natural surroundings. Amidst the tranquility of the countryside, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty of this timeless retreat, where the allure of the past meets the promise of a sustainable future.
The Podere (Farm house) consist of two units: the main house with a living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and the self-contained apartment with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room. This makes it the perfect home to share with two families, allowing them to stay together under one roof while still enjoying the privacy of their own space.
From the modern, fully equipped kitchen (six-burner stove (induction), three ovens, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer), you enter the living room with seating area, fireplace, and dining table. Here too, French doors lead to the terrace. All floors have underfloor heating, the windows are tripple glazed and fitted with mosquito screens.
Via a lit staircase, you walk to the ground floor level: here is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom (with double shower cabin with 2 rain showers, a bathtub, toilet, and double sink). Next to it is the guest room/study with its own ensuite bathroom (with rain shower and toilet). The three-seater sofa can serve as a comfortable double bed.
The apartment on the second floor is entirely self-contained and boasts its own entrance. Accessed via a separate staircase at the rear of the main house, you arrive on the upper floor with its own front door. Upon entry to the apartment, you find yourself in a bright, spacious living room with a fireplace and generous seating area. The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped, complete with a beautiful teak dining table. Adjacent to the kitchen lies the first double bedroom. Moving further into the flat, you'll discover the second double bedroom with a modern bathroom adjacent (featuring a glass shower cubicle with a rainfall shower, basin, and toilet). Finally, there's the last bedroom, also suitable for two people. The apartment includes its own terrace or seating area on the side of the house.
Garden and Pool:
In front of and beside the house, there is a terrace that spans an impressive 5 meters in width, partially covered to provide optimal comfort in both good and bad weather. The special pizza oven and BBQ are ready to be used for delightful evenings of making your own pizzas. Surrounding the house is a beautifully landscaped garden, with a private forest beyond. Feel free to wander among the wildflowers and herbs and enjoy the large lawn in front of the terrace. The infinity pool, measuring 12 by 6 meters (with both shallow and deep sections), also features a spacious sun terrace and is fully equipped with lighting and a toilet. From the infinity pool, you can gaze out over the entire valley.
The Podere is located near Ficulle, a charming commune, known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes, but a fun fact about this area is its underground world. Ficulle boasts an extensive network of ancient caves, some of which have been transformed into wine cellars by local vintners. These caves have been used for centuries, originally for defensive purposes and storage, and now play a significant role in the local wine production, offering a unique environment for aging wines.
Visiting Ficulle offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a worthwhile destination. While in Ficulle, you can explore its medieval architecture, enjoy the serene countryside, and, of course, taste some of the exquisite local wines matured in its underground cellars. Additionally, its proximity to other Umbrian gems like Orvieto, Perugia and Todi means you can easily explore more of what this enchanting region has to offer.
Tucked within easy reach of Rome's ancient grandeur and Florence's Renaissance beauty, lies a splendid day-trip opportunity. Yet, it's Arezzo that truly enchants, especially on the first weekend of each month. This is when its storied streets come alive with a mesmerizing brocante/flea market, offering a treasure trove of finds that echo tales from the past. Check out the Plinius Umbria Guide for our favourite places to visit and read the article A perfect Italian weekend in Todi!
Host and sommelier Torben can organize a wine and food tasting/lunch. For example, a delightful lunch featuring 4 or 5 different wines accompanied by explanations on tasting techniques, food pairings, and interesting facts about the Italian wine world. Highly recommended!
Additionally, visits to wineries with guided tours can also be arranged.
Tranquil Retreat: a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life: reconnect with nature and find inner peace.
Eco-Friendly Haven: Renovated with sustainability in mind, this farmhouse harmonizes with its natural surroundings, utilizing solar energy, reusable materials, and eco-conscious practices to create a sanctuary that respects the environment. It has been very well executed.
Outdoor Delights: From the expansive terrace and landscaped gardens to the infinity pool and private forest, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors!
Authentic Experiences: The perfect place to create unforgettable memories and experience the true essence of Italian countryside living.
Florence | Rome | Perugia
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The main house + the apartment:
High season: July + August | Min. stay 7 nights | €5500 per week
Mid season: Mei + June + September | Min. stay 7 nights | € 5000 per week
Low season 01/01/2023 – 31/05/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 4000 per week
*In high season it's only possible to rent the whole estate: The main house + the apartment
*In Low- and Mid- season it is possible to rent the whole estate, only the main house or only the apartment.
The main house:
Mid season: Mei + June + September | Min. stay 7 nights | € 3500 per week
Low season 01/01/2023 – 31/05/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 3000 per week
Mid season: Mei + June + September | Min. stay 7 nights | € 2500 per week
Low season 01/01/2023 – 31/05/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 2000 per week
Included in the price:
Gas | Electricity | Water
Security Deposit: € 300 ~ paid cash on arrival The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues
End-of-stay cleaning €200
Pets are not allowed
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