Set in a dominant position, with a breathtaking panorama and a view as far as the eye can see over the hills of Todi, one of the most beautiful towns in Umbria still intact and unique, and surrounded by olive groves and flowering trees, is Casal del Salice. A delightful classy residence, its exterior is clad in exposed antique stone while the interior has chestnut wood-beamed ceilings and fine terracotta floors. The spacious room, containing lounge, dining area and kitchen, with gaily-coloured walls is tastefully furnished, enlivened by arches in brick and stone and brightly-lit thanks to the windows facing directly out over the garden and pool. Casal del Salice is composed of a main house and an annex. The property is perfect for family reunions, for groups of friends and for families with children who want to spend their holidays together while preserving their privacy. The bedrooms are simply furnished with fine, unique details and are all equipped with air conditioning. The garden is full of numerous plants, tall trees and typical flowers of the area and a few metres from the portico is the private pool in a panoramic position. Sipping an apéritif under the gazebo by the pool or dining under the portico will be an unforgettable experience, especially at sunset with the view over the surrounding hills and villages. This oasis of peace and tranquillity arose thanks to the owners' interest and love of nature, animals and the extra virgin olive oil that abounds in this area, in the heart of Umbria. For those who want to totally immerse themselves in nature, there is also, on the property, an enclosed mini-farm with various animals kept as pets, to be seen, to graze and to live in harmony with nature, such as donkeys, horses, peacocks, goats and all kinds of poultry. The residence, located in the small borgo of Ficareto, a few kilometres from Todi, has the advantage of being in a focal area for culture, art and fine food and wine. It is the perfect starting point for excursions to Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto, to the nearby Santuario dell'Amore Misericordioso in Collevalenza and also to Florence and Rome, being just a few kilometres from the E45 highway which links Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. Services and shops for basic needs, open also on Sundays, can be found in Todi and Ponte Rio, just 10 minutes drive away. NB. The caretaker occasionally lives within the property, with private gate and fence in an independent position; this lady, very discreet and helpful, needs to cross the property to reach her house. Every morning and evening there will be a person coming to tend to the animals on the mini-farm and, if available, will bring you fresh eggs directly from the henhouse.
The main entrance to the two-storey house on the ground floor leads into the open-plan kitchen with a large lounge and a dining room with a French window that allows direct access to the portico with the outdoor dining area. The ground floor is completed by a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with joinable beds and a bathroom with tub. 14 steps from the sitting room lead to the first floor with double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have TV and air-conditioning. ANNEX: On just one floor, it is located at a lower level than the main house and is reached by crossing the pool area and then down a stone path and fourteen wooden steps. The main entrance leads into the sitting room with sofa and wood stove. On the right is a double bedroom with one single bed added (extra cost on request) and adjoining bathroom with tub and to the left of the sitting room is a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms have TV. Air conditioning only in the bedrooms.
The completely enclosed grounds of Casal del Salice extend for approximately 3 hectares, a part of which are cultivated with a manicured, mostly flat, lawn alternating with fruit trees such as figs, apricots, plums, peaches, medlars and cherries as well as olive, almond and walnut trees, willows, rosemary, sage, thyme and many types of flowers. Outside the French window of the lounge/dining room/kitchen is a large portico with wooden-beamed roof, furnished with chairs, table and a mobile barbecue. In the evening the outdoor lights positioned in various strategic areas render the garden even more fascinating, both around the pool and in the rest of the property. On the other side of the house, outside the entrance to the annex, are the animal enclosures, where horses, donkeys, peacocks, goats, birds of various kinds and owner's dogs all live peacefully together. The villa is completely fenced-in and has two entrances with automatic gates and a 5-car open-air parking area.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
The swimming pool is set in a panoramic position overlooking the hills of Todi, on the same level as the main house, in front of the portico, and is reached from the living room across 15 mt of lawn. The rectangular pool, with its terracotta border and Roman steps, measures 12 x 6 mt with the depth varying from 1.20 to 2.70 m. It is lined in PVC and has chlorine and oxygen purification. The terracotta-paved sunbathing area is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. Completing the comfort and ensuring shade during the hottest hours is a gazebo with sofa and coffee table. The swimming pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October
Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week to be paid on site.