The sympathetic renovation of this delightful property has added modern comfort to traditional character and charm.
A stay at Granarco is a warm hug in architectural design form. With records that date as far back as 1534, this charming former farmhouse has been sympathetically restored and modernised by the SpecialUmbria team and is under SpecialUmbria’s exclusive management.
Set in a large garden on a beautiful hillside in Umbria, it offers spectacular views towards Tuscany and Lake Trasimeno. Inside, traditional cotto floors and high, bleached wooden ceilings are the main features of the light and airy 220sqm, complemented by carefully sourced antique furniture, modern art and inviting books, much of it in cheerful shades.
The perfect size for family and friends, the house has four en-suite doubles – two on the ground floor and two upstairs. Guests have the use of not one but two kitchens and lots of space in which to relax, including a sitting room and a separate dining room. It is a house that can be enjoyed throughout the year, thanks to the two woodburning stoves that, together with the central heating, make it a cosy proposition in the cooler months, too.
Much of the beauty of Granarco is thanks to its exquisite setting. The fabulous pool (12m x 4m) was recently added and is protected on one side by a beautiful stone wall while the other side looks over the garden and olive trees at the timeless view of the beguiling hills where Umbria and Tuscany meet.
Two separate porches offer shaded dining and lounging, both making the most of the ravishing view. Loungers by the pool and huge beanbags under the olive trees offer further options, but if you must tear yourself away, the medieval town of Piegaro is just 2km away. Numerous other beautiful places, such as Assisi, Lake Trasimeno and Perugia, are sure to entice you with their abundance of culture, cucina and unalloyed prettiness.