A stunning property with extensive private grounds and uninterrupted panoramic views
Hidden among the undulating hills of the Umbrian countryside is the elegant Villa Bursceto, a charming seven-bedroom private residence that has been lovingly restored by Count Antonio Bolza. Brusceto is part of the 2,700-acre Reschio estate – a successful family-run domain which dates as far back as the eleventh century. The estate offers miles of private bridleways leading to olive groves and vineyards. The estate is also home to a variety of wildlife, with many deer, pheasant, porcupine, wild boar, hare and partridge thriving in the old oak forests.
Brusceto is a farmhouse which was completely renovated in 2002. It comprises three buildings: the main house, the guest house and the pool house. Framed by ancient mulberry trees and old oaks as well as gardens of lavender and rosemary, the private residence boasts impressive facilities, including an infinity pool which enjoys panoramic vistas.
Some of Brusceto’s traditional features include exposed wooden beams and stone and terracotta floors throughout. While guests will observe modern touches and décor, they will enjoy the authentic traditional kitchen which, more than any other area still has décor reminiscent of days gone by.
The main house has a ground floor and a first floor, and boasts five bedrooms. The ground floor has an L-shaped living area which incorporates a lounge with a French limestone fireplace, and a dining room for 14 guests. The ground floor also has a study and a summer room, both equipped with TV and DVD as well as a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate shower, and access to the garden. The other four bedrooms are situated on the first floor which also boasts a landing room with media equipment. Of the four bedrooms, one is a master suite with its own dressing room, private terrace and en-suite facilities. There are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, while the other has access to a shower room across the corridor. The fourth bedroom on the first floor is a large twin bedroom with en-suite amenities.
The guest house, which has views of the swimming pool, boasts two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, and the other with a shower room. The laundry is found in the guest house.
The pool house has a changing area, as well as bath and toilet facilities. Also located in the pool house is the bread oven suitable for making pizzas, and doing grills and roasts.
This villa is not only a luxury hideaway but is also a place to enjoy five-star service from the staff who tend to the guests’ needs with complete professionalism and enthusiasm. Although in such a secluded location, Brusceto and the Reschio estate are not the place to get bored. With an extensive list of activities available to guests, from hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, to cooking classes, there are many experiences that can be organized on request.
Bedroom 1: master, double bed, en-suite bathroom, private terrace Bedroom 2: double bed, en-suite bathroom, direct access to garden Bedroom 3: double bed, en-suite bathroom Bedroom 4: double bed, bathroom, dressing room Bedroom 5: twin bed, en-suite bathroom Bedroom 6: double bed, en-suite bathroom, direct access to garden Bedroom 7: double bed, en-suite bathroom, direct access to garden
Umbria and Tuscany epitomize the charm of Italy: lovely countryside reminiscent of landscapes in Renaissance paintings, medieval hill-top towns, delightful art galleries, museums and architecture, not to mention delicious food and wine.
Within an hour's drive of the Estate are towns such as Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia and Siena and there are many other smaller marvels to explore. The two regions abound with open-air concerts and operas during the long summer season and each town offers its own little festivals.
Villa Brusceto is a sanctuary hidden from the outside world where it is possible to see no one and do nothing for week upon blissful week. But it is also part of a thriving, working estate with stables, winery, olive groves, wild boar hunts, clay pigeon shoots, tennis courts and private Osteria and Bottega.
Count Antonio's horses can be hired for a private riding lesson or a morning hack through the quiet hills. The Estate’s chefs can drive to the farmsteads for a one-to-one pasta-making lesson and one of the resident wine experts can host tastings in the Estate's winery. Days can be spent truffle and mushroom hunting or foraging for other delicacies such as wild asparagus. Tennis can be played on the Estate’s courts while Florentine linen throws or fresh seasonal vegetables can be bought from the Bottega.
Those in the Estate office have an unrivalled local knowledge and can arrange anything from mountain biking, painting classes, art history excursions to private tours of Chianti vineyards or the many ancient hilltop towns of Umbria and Tuscany.
NearbyPerugia: 35 km (22 miles)Siena: 95 km (59 miles)Florence: 140 km (88 miles)Rome: 200 km (126 miles)
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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