“The heart of that house, a joyous smile of well-being and welcome for all, a house rich of human intensity.” With this sentence by Frank Lloyd Wright the owners describe their Estate, an old and stylish 18th century stone farm-house near Orvieto that has recently been very carefully restored and which takes its name from the old oaks growing in the park. The property has a stunning view over the surrounding villages and the town of Orvieto. Inside the house a special attention has been paid to all details with high quality finishing touches with floors in antique tiles, wooden ceilings and a splendid, tastefully furnished living room that was built out of the former animal shed. Interior decoration and furniture are similar in value and taste to the whole property which includes a perfectly maintained and completely fenced park of nearly 4 acres with a swimming pool below the house and an outdoor refreshment-area under a shady pergola. Only ten meters from the main house is a well restored and carefully furnished annex. Besides the beauty of the farm-house and the rest of the property, Villa Le Querce di Orvieto has a specific interest for its vicinity to the main Umbrian and Tuscan centers and, in particular, the splendid town of Orvieto (3 Km.), worldwide renowned for its art, culture and typical restaurants. The Villa is easily reached thanks to the nearby A1 Rome-Milan motorway, Rome Fiumicino airport (120 Km.) and the main railway-line (4 Km.). An electric gate leads directly to the house along a driveway (100 Mt.) delimited by ornamental bushes and roses.
GARDEN - PARK: Designed by a famous landscape architect, the 4 acres garden-park maintains a perfect balance between the farm-house and the surrounding landscape. Sculptural bushes of broom, antique roses, lavender and rosemary, old walnut trees, olives and various fruit trees all find a place here. The landscape comes into the garden and the garden becomes landscape.
SWIMMING POOL: open from April 28 to October 6, it has been made with quality material and tiled in mosaics and has also a heated shower. The pool measures 14x5 and has a maximum depth of 2.50 meters. A large area of the garden, with a patio equipped with table, chairs, sun beds and deckchairs, guarantees guests many pleasant and relaxing moments in the shade.
INTERIOR: the main house has two floors. On the ground floor the entrance leads directly into the dining area with a large table seating for 12 persons, a large kitchen with stone fireplace, pantry, single bedroom, service bathroom. The entrance also leads to the “exclusive” living room which was built out of the old animal shed and still has the old feeding-troughs for the animals. This room has large French windows which lead directly to the outside farmyard where guests can relax or dine “al fresco” overlooking the pool and the splendid view of Orvieto. An internal staircase as well as the traditional external one leads to the first floor with a small cooking/dining area suitable for breakfast, reading room with antique stone fireplace, three bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin) each with en-suite bathroom, 2 with shower and 1 with tub and wall shower panel. Ten meters from the house is a two storey annex. On the ground floor is a large double room with en-suite bathroom with shower. On the top floor is a small independent apartment composed of a fully equipped kitchen/living room with wood stove, double bedroom and bathroom with tub and wall shower panel....Read more
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