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Casa Bella - Character house with wonderful views, Sleeps 12, Swimming Pool, Location Trasimeno

Bella Terra is a classic casa colonica, the older part of which dates from the 18th century. It lies on a hillside, surrounded by olive trees, and has unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside. The house and grounds enjoy complete privacy. It was restored in 2001 making maximum use of authentic materials, such as the terracotta tiles used for flooring throughout the house and the massive chestnut beams, painstakingly restored and replaced.

The House

The accommodation comprises: The main house has two floors, connected by an impressive stone staircase opening into a gallery on the upper level, which overlooks the large farmhouse-style kitchen and dining room. The appealing loggia at the front entrance leads into the kitchen with a handsome stone fireplace. Beneath the loggia is a wood-burning pizza oven. Beyond the kitchen / dining area is an enormous bedroom with a very spacious bathroom (with twin basins, toilet, bidet and large shower. The bedroom opens into another room which serves as an additional bedroom with two single beds, or as a study, overlooking the pool. The original stone stair case, with handcrafted wrought iron railing, leads up to a further three bedrooms (all of which are large enough to offer sleeping and sitting areas), and a spacious and tastefully decorated bathroom. Each of the bedrooms has excellent views across the olive groves.

The villa has central heating, an open fireplace and one of the large bedrooms also has a wood-burning stove. On the ground floor there is additional accommodation, independent from the main house, with its own entrance from the garden. It consists of a large open-plan living / sleeping / kitchen area and a bathroom and laundry. A very efficient wood-burning stove makes this area cosy even in mid-winter and a DVD player is provided. At one end of the open-plan space is a kitchenette with fridge and hob, and beyond it is a bathroom and laundry.

There is a large, comfortable L-shaped sofa, a divan and a sofa bed. This area can serve as separate accommodation, if desired, for grandparents, teenagers or a nanny.

There is a large circular stone terrace adjacent to the villa with splendid views over the three hectares of land belonging to the property, planted with 220 olive trees. The 6 metre by 12 metre pool is set in a sheltered and private area amongst the olive trees near to the house with wide-ranging views over the valley. The depth ranges from 1.2 metres to 1.8 metres. The access road is in good condition. The grounds are fully fenced. The location is very peaceful and the property is not overlooked.

Weekly Rate House

June to August inclusive: Up to 7people 2400; 8-10 people 2600

May and September: Up to 7people 2200; 8-10people 2400

October to April inclusive: Up to 7people 2000; 8-10people 2200

Christmas/New Year/ Easter: Up to 7people 2000; 8-10people 2200