Perched high on the Umbrian hills, Villa Monticelli is a luxury Italian villa that offers as much in rustic charm as it does in home comforts and top-of-the-range tech.
The building, located on an exclusive estate, was once an old farmhouse, which has since been renovated into a really special home from home, decorated in earthy Umbrian neutrals, set off by modern furniture and soft furnishings.
As you approach, the drive gives you views over the 11th-Century Antognolla Castle and rolling countryside, so that by the time you reach the front door you’re already feeling relaxed and ready to open the wine and kick back in the sunshine.
With very flexible accommodation, this is a wonderful property for a group family holiday or a break with friends. As well as two king-size en-suites, one super king-size en-suite, and a quad bunk room in the main house, there’s also a guest house with a further two king-size en-suite bedrooms, so anyone who needs a little space or quiet can find it easily in the cool and shady bedrooms. The air-conditioned guest house also has a small kitchen, its own living space with fireplace, TV, DVD player and Sky.
In the main house, there are plenty of spaces to gather with friends. Two sitting rooms, one with a statement fireplace, give you all somewhere to get together after the sun’s gone down. The nearby dining room is an elegant place for enjoying good food and fine wines together long into the evenings.
But it’s the outside spaces that really impress (and why wouldn’t you want to be outdoors as much as possible under the Umbrian sun, with hills rolling away into the distance?).
Villa Monticelli’s spacious terraces and pergola offer lots of places for eating outdoors, from your first coffee of the day to your evening supper and nightcaps. The private landscaped garden is a beautiful place to wander, taking in not only the views, but also the heady scents of olive trees and lavender and the sound of bees buzzing in the shrubberies. And, of course, the infinity swimming pool, surrounded by teak decking and looking out onto the hills, is the icing on the cake of this luxury Umbrian holiday villa, that’s it’s almost impossible to drag yourself away from.