Villa Rey Country House
Imagine a beautiful rose tinted Villa, nestled in the hills and embraced by the rolling Umbrian landscape near the shores of Lake Trasimeno and close to the Tuscan border. Imagine a peaceful oasis, full of green space where you can unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
Imagine floating in the turquoise water of the swimming pool as you feel the sunshine on your face. Imagine you are standing and looking out at a panoramic view of the rolling hillside, vineyards and olive groves.
Villa Rey is a typical Umbrian country house that has been lovingly restored by the Swiss-German owners using natural materials and environmentally friendly technology while retaining the original Italian architectural charm of a two storey Villa with 2 cottages.
The two storey Villa
Inside, the travertin and wood floors and the solid wood beamed ceilings are typical of rural houses.
These materials blend seamlessly with the clean essential lines of the modern décor that is enriched with designer accessories like art pictures, contemporary-style lighting and hi-tech systems.
The ground floor entrance opens into a spacious dining area with a bespoke dining table that can seat up to 14 guests, this leads into the cosy living room with a wood burning fire and french doors that open directly on to the terrace.
At the side and rear of the house is the professionally equipped kitchen and laundry.
From the living room a travertin staircase leads up to the first floor with 3 double bedrooms. Two of these bedrooms benefit from a seperate entrance from a private terrace.
Close by in the grounds are the former stables which have been converted into one and two roomed suites with their own bathrooms, both have a patio area and both are accessed independently from the gardens.
A few steps away you will find a luxurious one bedroomed cottage converted from a hay barn, with a private outside seating area, this is the jewel in our crown.
Villa Rey features 6 spacious and luxurious, lovingly furnished bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms:
- 2 rooms
- 2 junior suites (room with living area)
- 2 suites (living room and bedroom)
Each room has a breathtaking view of the surrounding Umbrian landscape.
Amenities include: flat-screen satellite television, individual climate and heating control, hair dryer, courtesy products: Shampoo, shower gel, soap and body lotion, sewing kit.
Wifi in every room.
The Swimming Pool & Solarium
Steps lead down from the ground floor living area and terrace to the pool which can also be easily accessed from the cottages in the grounds which are on the same level.
The pool measures 7 x 12 m, with a depth ranging from 1.00 m to 1.50 m. It is lined in PVC and has an oxigen purification system. Roman steps lead into the water, there are pool lights for night time. The stone-paved solarium area is equipped with 12 sunbeds, deckchairs, outdoor cold-water shower, 6 umbrellas and 1 seating area.
Just a few steps away from the main house is the barbecue area and a panoramic terrace with view of the pool, equipped with tables and chairs – and illuminated at night, this is perfect for outdoor dining.
The grounds of Villa Rey are spread out over two and a half acres of sweeping lawns dotted with, Pine and Cottonwood trees and include a vineyard and olive grove.
There is an explosion of a variety of shapes, hues and scents that create a pleasant scene, which can be enjoyed from every window of every room. The lawns, paths, borders and terrace are lit up at night with garden lights. The landscape is enriched with typical Tuscan flora and fauna, olive and fruit trees, an alley of Cypress trees and spectacular rows of scented Lavender and Rosemary bushes.
The property is accessed through electric automatic gates, which open up to a sweeping lavender bordered driveway and a parking area for ten cars.
The beautyfull hamlet of Panicale, which is five minutes away, is perched on a natural terrace above Lake Trasimeno in the northern most part of the province of Perugia, which borders Tuscany. The fortified promontory of Castiglione del Lago offers a castle, beaches and sailing.
This is the perfect destination for those who wish to immerse themselves in history and to enjoy the pleasures of a simple and generous land, full of flavour, stories and folklore. Perugia, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena, Arezzo, Orvieto, Assisi and many other beautiful and fascinating destinations are within easy reach in less then 60 minutes.
Your reach the nearest grocery in 2 km distance, in Tavernelle.
Biking and hiking trails through olive groves, woodland and fields can be accessed directly from the villa grounds.
At Lake Trasimeno watersports fans will find Stand up Paddle Boards, Kayaks and windsurfing.
Relaxed vacation at Villa Rey with a clear conscience in environmental matters.
Well water is treated for drinking water to avoid plastic and glass bottles and transportation. Composting on ground. Ecological building materials (travertine, brick, wood) were used and techniques of insulation of masonry, roofs and windows.
Heating and hot water is produced by an emission-free heat pump using “green electricity”.
The ecofriendly and clean hydronic pavement cooling system helps to keep the bedrooms cool.