The charming villa I Melograni is located in Umbria, a region renowned for its medieval hilltop borghi, unspoiled nature and food and wine tradition. We are in Narni, a historic medieval centre that became famous throughout the world for having inspired C. S. Lewis in writing The Chronicles of Narnia, the series of fantasy novels set in the imaginary Land of Narnia. The recurring colour of this villa is a creamy yellow, bestowing a warm and welcoming atmosphere, an intimate setting where you immediately feel at home. The large, comfortable bedrooms are all equipped with air conditioning and digital terrestrial TV. The villa, built in the early 1950s, was renovated a few years ago with care and passion by the owners, and is furnished in a simple and sober style; the windows that illuminate the living room face directly out onto the beautiful portico that has been set up for outdoor dining. The private pool, purified with salt, is located at a slightly lower level and is framed by a large, completely fenced garden covered by a green lawn with a large olive grove, numerous plants, tall trees and flowers typical of the area. The splendid garden has various outdoor living areas, equipped with brick barbecue and wood oven where you can eat and relax at any time of the day. The particularly favourable location of the house allows you to make short trips along countless cultural and naturalistic itineraries that wind through the whole territory of this most mystical and green region of Italy. The short distance from the main motorway exit also facilitates travel to nearby Tuscany and Lazio to visit well-known art centres, such as Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Viterbo and many others. NB. On the first floor of the villa live the owners, very courteous and discreet, who will be available for any needs and requirements of the guests, while fully respecting their privacy and their exclusive areas.
I Melograni is just on one floor. The front door leads directly into the open-plan living room composed of sitting area, with armchairs and fireplace, and dining area leading directly out to the portico. Communicating with the living room is the fully-equipped kitchen and the pantry with the laundry. The sleeping area is accessed from both the living room and a second entrance directly from the garden. It consists of two double bedrooms (with divisible beds), and ensuite bathroom with shower, and a double bedroom (with divisible beds) and adjacent bathroom with tub and shower. All the bedrooms and the living room are equipped with air conditioning and digital terrestrial TV.
A fence runs along the entire perimeter of the property which extends for about 1 hectare. One part is covered by lawn, mainly flat, while the remaining part consists of a large olive grove with 200 trees and of fruit trees such as cherries, apples, persimmons and, obviously, pomegranates (melograni) from which this beautiful residence takes its name. Outside the living room door is a large portico covered by a wooden canopy with an area for outdoor dining and a living corner furnished with armchairs and a sofa. There are various outdoor living areas, shaded by trees, sail and large umbrella and equipped with brick barbecue, wood oven, table, chairs, sofas, armchairs and games for children. In the pool area is an attractive gazebo, equipped with sofa, armchairs and table, ideal for an aperitif. In the evening the outdoor lights come on in various strategic places and the garden becomes even more magical, around the pool and in the rest of the property. A few metres past the automatic iron gate, is the exposed parking area with space for three cars.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 located at a slightly lower level than the villa, which is about 15 m away, and is reached along a paved path. The rectangular pool, measuring 9 x 4 m with a constant depth of 1.40 m, is lined in PVC and has salt purification, internal lighting and Roman steps for access to the water. The solarium area surrounding the pool is paved in travertine and stone and is equipped with sunbeds, armchairs and a gazebo, which is furnished with a sofa and armchairs to ensure shade during the hottest hours. There is a hot-water solar shower. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week. Bathing in the pool is prohibited