Originally a farmhouse, this beautiful 14th century villa is set on one of Italy’s most exclusive privately owned country estates and is only 20 minutes from the city of Perugia which offers a wealth of cultural activities including opera and the famous Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate festivals.
In addition, Siena, Arezzo, and Assisi are nearby and the villa is within two hours from Rome and Florence. This holiday villa is named after Saint Sabinus, Bishop of Spoleto, to whom the little chapel on the estate, now deconsecrated, was once dedicated.
The chapel used to be one of the most important churches in Murlo where the farmers would congregate for Sunday’s Holy Mass. Today, the estate has been refurbished to a high standard while still maintaining its history and authenticity.
This luxury villa offers four beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, a large heated pool, impressive views of the surrounding countryside, and pristine landscaped gardens. The villa is set on two floors and there are three bedrooms situated on the upper floor. The chapel has been converted to the fourth bedroom which is accessible by a corridor from the kitchen in the main house.
The property offers a fairly traditional living plan with spacious rooms and original imposing stone walls and terracotta floors throughout. The interior spaces are bright with natural light and are decorated in a simple, understated elegance. The interiors are designed to be a beautiful blend of contemporary and rustic with a light colored scheme that can be seen throughout the home.
The furnishings are charming and there is a gorgeous fireplace in the living room. In the kitchen, there are French doors that open onto to the outdoor dining area which serves as a wonderful place to dine al fresco. The villa is elegant yet comfortable and was designed for families and entertaining in mind.
The property is surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine forests, olive groves, valleys, lakes and rivers, all of which add a sense of peace and tranquility. The pool is surrounded by a large flat lawn and offers the perfect place for relaxation with incredible views.
The villa is just a few minutes away from a local restaurant that serves regional Umbrian cuisine for both lunch and dinner. From the restaurant’s terrace, guests have a clear view of the medieval Antognolla Castle. In addition to the many surrounding villages, there is also a magnificent 18 hole championship golf course nearby.
Whether you would like to spend an afternoon lounging beside the pool, enjoy a cooking class at the villa, or journey into the beautiful towns of Perugia, Siena, or Assisi, this villa offers a wonderful Italian countryside experience