Nestled in hillside olive groves, Casa Cape offers cosy splendour in a timeless property where the real star of the show is the captivating view
Casa Cape is a property that lures you in with its mesmerising view and authentic charm. It is a house that seems to have been designed around the 'riposo' – a long lunch followed by a lie-down. Here, there are myriad spaces: for dining or sleeping, for cooking or chatting, or for just quietly soaking up the breathtaking landscape.
The stone walls, terracotta tiles and wooden beams of Casa Cape have been carefully restored and the interior décor is an elegant curation of antique finds and modern comforts. The house combines the feel of a mountain lodge with that of a country villa, seamlessly drawn together by the natural materials which offer the perfect foil to armoires, gold mirrors and chandeliers. The gentle palette reflects the landscape, matched by rich seams of Renaissance jewel colours, all blending cohesively together.
There are five double bedrooms, two with an en suite bathroom, and a further two separate shower rooms. The large, chic sitting room and the adjoining dining room are spacious enough for all guests.
This is Italy’s green heartland where food and wine are integral to a life well lived. Cooks and foodies will not be disappointed by the expertly appointed kitchen. Outside, there is a large open terrazzo with a built-in BBQ and sink as well as a pizza oven and a vast fireplace for cooler evenings. The pool looks out on the same magnetic view, as does the dining pergola, also equipped with a fridge, BBQ and sink.
Casa Cape is only two hours from Rome and ten minutes from the pretty town of Spoleto, with Assisi, Trevi, and Montefalco and other hilltop towns close by. If you can drag yourself away from the rapturous view and the cosy elegance of the villa, then there is much to explore.