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About the house

We bought this old farmhouse (once part of a small monastery) as a ruin in 1988. In restoring it we used traditional materials and style.

The house is one of several dotted over the hillside and both the house and garden are nestled into the land. This is our second home and we have furnished it with great care: simply and comfortably with many personal possessions, using where possible antique Italian farmhouse furniture. Equal care has gone into creating a garden that blends into the countryside. In this way we have built on the natural peace we found when we first discovered Vasciano. We continue to find it a place of harmony and restoration and we hope you may do so too.

The house looks to south and west.


The accommodation is on several levels:

Top floor
Double aspect bedroom with a double bed and en suite dressing room and bathroom. This has a bath with a shower over, bidet, toilet and hand basin. This is a lovely self-contained area.

Middle floor
Second double aspect bedroom with twin beds, which can be made up as a double bed, and travel cot . There is a sitting hall with wood burning stove and steps down to a third bedroom with twin beds, a laundry lobby with washing machine, iron and ironing board and door to garden and outside washing lines.

Ground floor

As we are enthusiastic cooks the kitchen and dining room are very well equipped. There is a dishwasher and two fridges, microwave, two ovens and a food processor. The dining room has an antique ceramic wood burning stove. A few steps up is a sitting room. There is also a second bathroom with shower toilet bidet and hand basin.

We have our own WiFi (though it is a bit slow in rural Italy). There is English TV , DVD player and a small but growing DVD library plus radios, CD players and a CD library (pop, jazz and classical). We have a large collection of guidebooks on Umbria, Tuscany; maps; books of walks; cookery books; reference books on flora and fauna and library of novels and non-fiction. Some mobile phones do not work well in the house.

Water is supplied from our own borehole. Electricity and gas for cooking and hot water are included in the rent. Central heating (very expensive) is metered and charged for separately. Use of the telephone is also an additional charge. Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels are provided.

There are a lot of stairs and odd steps and therefore the house maybe unsuitable for toddlers or anyone unsure of their footing.

Click here to view the floor plan of the house.

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