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Lake Trasimeno, Umbria

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One of a kind property, with contemporary interiors, top quality materials and vast 360° view.

Viola, newly built in 2013 on the site of a ruin, is perfect for those looking for an exceptional house to accommodate family and friends in comfort and style. Fully furnished in a fresh, contemporary style and equipped to a very high spec, the property is ready for any buyer to move straight in. Viola is in a fabulous location that is private but not isolated and comes with far-reaching views of the rolling Umbrian hills.

Spread over three floors, the house has exquisite dark cotto tiles and solid oak beams throughout. The ground floor comprises a large living room with a cosy fireplace, which leads through to a covered pergola with glass doors that can be opene in summer and closed in the cooler months. Here, there is a large dining table as well as a seating area. A spacious, well-equipped kitchen leads through to a dining room with a long wooden table that can seat up to 18. There is also a double en suite bedroom.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all en suite. One of them is a children’s sleepover dream with double built-in bunk beds, sleeping four.  On the lower-ground floor is a spa area with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and gym or yoga studio. The tech room, large laundry room and pantry area are also here.

Outdoors, the heated pool (12mx6m; depth 1.20m-1.60m) is located on one side of the house. There is a garden that is ideal for children to play in, a vegetable plot and an olive grove, all beautifully maintained.

With its thoughtful design and carefully sourced materials, Viola is a contemporary villa, on an old site, that will give pleasure for years to come.

BEDROOMS: The first floor has four spacious en suite bedrooms, including the bunk room which sleeps four in single beds. A fifth en suite double is on the ground floor.

BATHROOMS: The en suite shower rooms have handmade coloured tiles and walk-in showers. One of the en suites has a bath and there is an additional shower room on the lower-ground floor, next to the sauna.

KITCHEN: The large kitchen is expertly designed and equipped. The central island is positioned in front of an indoor iron BBQ that has a beautifully crafted extractor hood. Hand built by expert local craftsmen, the room is an elegant combination of culinary form and function.

LIVING ROOM: The living room is a large, comfortable and elegant room with a working fireplace and direct access to the covered porch. In winter this can be shut off with cleverly designed windows and shutters, enabling the living space to be adapted according to the season. The ground floor rooms flow easily into each other while retaining their specific purpose and space. The living room is directly connected with the dining room, which can accommodate up to 18 people.

OTHER ROOMS: The lower-ground floor houses a Jacuzzi and a sauna. There is also a large room that could be purposed as a yoga studio, a gym or storage facility. There is one tech room below the pool and another here, along with a large laundry room and a pantry area.

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Piegaro (2km) is a sleepy Medieval town with a small collection of restaurants and shops – a butcher, baker and green grocer, a couple of bars, a pharmacy and a church. Panicale (13km) on the way to Perugia, and Città della Pieve offer more choice. Lake Trasimeno is 25km away.

Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (45km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (190km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (175km); Florence [FLR] (165km). Train The train station at Chiusi [22km] is ideal for direct journeys to Rome and Florence. There is car rental available at the station. Road The A1 motorway exits closest to the property are at Fabro (20km) for Rome and at Chiusi (25km) for Florence.

Viola is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany, including, Castiglione del Lago (26km); Perugia (35km); Cortona (45km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (45km); Deruta (50km); Orvieto (50km); Assisi (55km); Todi (60km); Gubbio (80km); Montefalco/Bevagna (85km); Spoleto (95km); Siena (105km); Florence (145km); and Rome (170km).

Lake Trasimeno with its beach and water sports is 25km away. There are two golf courses: a nine-hole one at the Lamborghini Golf Course in Panicarola (19km), or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (27km).

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