Real estate for sale - Country houses
Restored 19th century villa with guest cottage, staff apartment and infinity pool with breathtaking views of Orvieto
Villa dei Leoni is a unique property, composed of a 19th century villa, with annexe building and infinity pool, in a dominant position with breathtaking views of the city of Orvieto. Completing the property are some 4 hectares of land including an original formal Italian garden, a well-kept, terraced Mediterranean garden, a small vineyard, some olives and various fruit trees. The villa has been meticulously restored preserving all of its grandeur using top quality materials. Due to the hillside postilion the villa is spread over six floors. From the pedestrian entrance gate, a lovely walkway leads through the formal garden to the ground floor main entrance. The large central hall with guest bathroom has French doors leading to a panoramic terrace overlooking Orvieto. Off the central hall towards the left are a dining room and large reception room with wood-burning stove. Towards the right is an open plan eat-in kitchen with pantry and French doors to the front terrace. Circular stairs lead down to a large study/office (which could become a laundry) with two French doors leading out to yet another terrace. On the first floor there is the master ensuite bedroom with two French doors leading to the balcony and a bright guest suite with bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and balcony. The second and third floor each have a bedroom and bathroom. The “Belvedere” on the fourth floor with a total of 16 windows offers 360° views and can be used as a further study or fifth bedroom. Another lane leads from the second gate to parking area on the side of the house and the entrance to the staff apartment (eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom), the cantina and boiler room and the annexe building, used as guest cottage. There are several grottos used for storage and as garage. Villa dei Leoni is ideally positioned at only 6 km from Orvieto and 10 km from the A1 motorway, allowing you to reach Rome (115 km) and Florence (160 km) in about an hour and a half. The Tyrrhenian Sea is 70 km from here. The international airports of Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino are respectively 138 km and 153 km away.