ll Fico is a charming stone farmhouse set in the lush Carpini Valley of northern Umbria, between the two medieval cities of Citta di Castello and Umbertide. Delightfully restored, the house has retained its original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, its old fireplace and a beautiful archway leading into the refurbished kitchen. Just outside the kitchen a pretty dining loggia offers the perfect setting for al fresco meals. The swimming pool faces the house, surrounded by a nicely maintained garden with lovely old trees, including the ancient fig for which the property is named. This is an ideal property for those who like to stay off the beaten track, but not too far: the area offers wonderful opportunities for exploring on foot, as well as an endless array of interesting sights within a short drive.
Max Occupancy: 8
Villas near Cortona, Umbria
Situated in the rich farmlands and wooded hills of the upper Tiber Valley, minutes from Montone, 2km/1.5 miles, a pretty hill village with a wonderful museum and several shops and restaurants. The larger city of Umbertide lies 12km/8 miles to the south with a sizeable weekly market on Wednesdays with a smaller market on Saturday mornings. While to the north Citta di Castello offers an interesting "centro storico" with an impressive Duomo. Day trips might include Gubbio, 45 minutes, or Arezzo in Tuscany, 1 hour.
[with short flights of steps between rooms] Large living room with an open fireplace and dining area. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Up three steps to a well-equipped kitchen leading to a dining loggia. Double bedroom and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower.
Lower ground floor
Twin bedroom [convertible to douible]. Bathroom with shower. Laundry room.
The house is surrounded by a lawned garden dotted with figs and evergreens. The swimming pool, 5.30m x 10m/17 x 32 feet, which is has a shallow area, is set on a terracotta terrace immediately in front of the house. Covered dining loggia and outisde sitting area.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's offsite caretaker who speaks English fluently. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbeque. Washing machine. Non-satellite flat screen TV with DVD. CD player. Fireplace. Central heating. Portable fan in each bedroom. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
9-hole golf at Citta di Castello; two 18-hole courses within 40 minutes. Horseback riding and 6-hole golf at the Caldese Country Club near Lerchi, about 20 minutes. Great walking trails in the hills between Montone and Lake Trasimeno. Water sports at Castiglione del Lago, 1 hour.
Kettle. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 5.30m x 10m/17 x 32 feet, has a depth of 0.3-2.5m/1-8 feet and both steps and a ladder for entry/exit.
Additional notes about the property
Il Fico is a porzione di colonica, a separate residence with its own entrance and garden within a large building that centuries ago was divided to accommodate two branches of the same family.
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