If you are looking for breathtaking country charm, look no further. A remarkable stone farmhouse with a private spa building, high on a hillside with a birdseye view of Lake Trasimeno. Surrounded by green forests and luxuriant wild vegetation overlooking the mysterious and majestic Lake Trasimeno, this home is close to many beautiful churches, artworks and monuments in medieval towns and villages. La Tranquillita is the ideal place for spending a relaxing holiday and enjoying unforgettable days of pleasure under the gentle Umbrian sun. Originally a medieval tower, the local farmers built a fabulous stone farmhouse over it in 1726. You can only imagine the views from this home, given that it was originally the spot for a watchtower. Today you can find peace and tranquility here as you gaze out on to the panoramic vista that includes the Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding valleys of orchards, olive groves and hills of evergreen forests of cypresses and pines. This peaceful ambiance creates a relaxing atmosphere suspended in time. The grounds around the house are just as peaceful, with lots of gardens, a spa cottage with dry sauna and gym and a swimming pool with some of the best views in Umbria. This is the perfect getaway for a group of family members or friends who want to enjoy small quaint villages and the quiet moments to recharge. Beautifully restored using the original materials from the area, the soft brown-hued stones and oak wood beams offers a comfortable and welcoming home. MAIN HOUSE: GROUND FLOOR Enter in from the gardens to a spacious hallway that leads to a large living room that was once the area that housed the farm animals back in 1726. The original stone columns originally divided the horse stalls, and also used to support the second floor. It is now a cozy and inviting living room with sofas and chairs center around a 15th century fireplace. The professional galley style kitchen can handle the creation of a gourmet meal for twelve easily and can be served in the adjacent dining room with antique wood table and chairs and a large picture window that seems to bring the outdoors inside. On the northeast side of the house is a double bedroom with en suite bath. FIRST FLOOR A beautiful ancient stone staircase leads to a library room with many books written in English and a satellite TV. Further on are the bedrooms; two large double rooms each with their own en suite bathroom and further on is the master suite, a queen bedroom with a large bathroom with shower and tub. THE COTTAGE Below the main house, is a lovely little cottage. The highlight of this cottage is the extremely large picture window in the living room that frames a spectacular view of the lake. A stone fireplace gives the room a warmth feeling, even when not lit. Across from the kitchen, on the other side of the entrance door, is a small but very functional kitchen. Pass the living room are the bedrooms, both with their own en suite bathroom. The first bedroom has a twin beds that can be joined to form a double bed, further down the hallway is the second bedroom with two single beds. THE SAUNA AND GYM CABANA Not far from the 40 foot x 20 foot swimming pool you have a short path that leads to a charming wooden cabin that houses a Swedish dry sauna and a small gymnasium. There is an outside solar shower. THE GARDENS French doors lead onto a patio and the many outdoor dining areas that have been restored using stone from the medieval roads near Assisi. The spacious veranda is an ideal place to eat outside while enjoying the view of the lake and your tranquil surroundings. ROOMS Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Library, Terrace, Courtyard, 3 Double Bedrooms with en suite baths 1 Twin/Double Bedroom with en suite bath Cottage 1 Twin/Double Bedroom with en suite bath 1 Twin Bedroom ( beds cannot be joined) with en suite bath 5 Bathroom with Shower 1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either hand held or wall mount shower) FACILITIES Stove, Oven, Private Barbecue, Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, WiFI connection ( Must provide your own laptop) AMENITIES Private In-ground Pool, 12 x 6 meters, Fireplace, Central Heat, Views, Baby Cot ( Crib)
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