Casale San Donnino
A nicely restored and really perfectly well kept farmhouse with beautiful garden and fabulous panoramic views.
This typical farmhouse on three floors on the border between Tuscany and Umbria was carefully restored in 2011. It is surrounded by several outbuildings in a good state. The main house is built of local stone and brick and is surrounded by a 'court' of about 1,500 square meters. This includes two (approximately 400 sqm and 100 sqm) manicured lawns provided with an automatic irrigation system, a terrace of 25 sqm made of wooden flooring, which offers a magnificent view on Mount Cetona, the surrounding hills, terraces, various flowers, herbs and a small vegetable garden. Several hedges and St Andrew crossed wooden fences surrounding the house and the court as well as the surrounding countryside.
The attention to detail was almost maniacal, so much that the whole lawn is finished with an almost invisible border in iron, which perfectly delimits the bordering terraces in gravel. A special mention deserves the tiles that form the border of the tiles and the bathroom mirror on the second floor and the hand made tiles from Umbertide covering large part of the kitchen wall. The windows are in chestnut and all windows and doors on the ground floor have railings made in the style of country houses. Screens on all windows and window doors and fans in all rooms.
The house hosts a couple of unique features. An old cave located under the gravel court can be seen, lit by a crescent of glass and iron in the living room, and may be accessed through a trap door in wood, made for the purpose, along with the original stairs that remained in place. Also, in front of the main house is a restored area of annexes including an old oven, which has become the 'pizzeria'. This pizzeria can be accessed through a large iron and glass door where the entire glass part is painted by an original artist from the area.
After a high energy performance project, the house features now a pellet boiler which sustains the power supply for the whole house.
The extreme care and rationality in the realization of the entire exterior, the court and the countryside, allows easy maintenance with little equipment. Please inform for more pictures.