Ground Floor: Sitting room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi). Second sitting room. Dining room with French doors to garden. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) leading to a small lounge (TV) with access to the garden. Shower room. Air conditioning throughout the house. Central heating (payable locally). Lower ground floor (access to lower garden): Double bedroom. Sitting room with French doors to the garden and pool area. Laundry room (washing machine). Shower room. First floor: Principal bedroom with four-poster double bed and en suite bathroom. Double bedroom. Shower room. Outside: Enclosed sloping grounds of lawns, trees and terraces. Sun terrace. Barbecue. Outdoor shower. Private parking. Private swimming pool (8m x 4m). Children’s pool (1.5m x 1.5m, 50cm deep).
Embraced by a small olive grove on a gentle sloping hill, Costa del Gallo is an artist’s hideaway overlooking the Lower Tiber Valley on the Umbria/Lazio border. This recently restored country home successfully marries the original art and conceptual design of the Rome-based artist owner with the warmth of an Umbrian cottage. Paintings, sculpture and witty decorative details tastefully fill the bright spaces whilst the stone rendering, thick white beams and cotto are found throughout.
The three bedrooms are placed in different areas of the house and the lounge spaces make great currency of the views from their large windows with plenty of access to the garden. A solarium, children’s pool and private swimming pool also take in the surrounding views. The contemporary kitchen, WiFi and air conditioning add modern comforts to the home. Hilltop Giove (700m) has a popular bar, restaurants and some facilities. Todi (45km) and Orvieto (30km) are within easy reach whilst medieval Viterbo, Lake Bolsena, Spoleto and the renaissance villas and gardens of Lazio make for a splendid day out. Rome (80km) beckons too. A short drive will take you to Orte (16km) where regular, direct trains connect you to the Eternal City.