This large stone built villa situated on over 2 acres bordering on the River Tiber, is in a superb rural setting located within 10 minutes from the neighbouring towns of Pierantonio and Umbertide, and approximately 30 minutes from the beautiful medieval city of Perugia.
Entry to La Barca is through electronic security gates giving access to a private 300 ft driveway bordered by a tall conifer hedge with ground level shrubs to the right and a large hedge of flowering orleander to the left. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge with 3 sofas, a large fireplace and an open plan stairway leading to the upstairs bedrooms, From the lounge there is a door giving access to the large terrace and gardens at the rear of the villa. Sliding glass doors give access from the lounge to a formal dining room with a wood burner and patio doors opening onto the area at the front of the villa. Off the dining room there is a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar & 2 bar stools, a breakfast dining area and a door leading onto the large terrace which overlooks the gardens leading down to the River Tiber. There is also a small bathroom with shower, wash basin, and toilet on the ground floor.
Upstairs there is a very large L-shaped master bedroom with King-size bed and en-suite bathroom with single vanity unit, toilet, bidet, and shower cubicle, There are two further master bedrooms, each with double bed and en-suite private bathroom with shower, wash basin, and toilet. The 4th bedroom is furnished with 2 twin beds and has an adjacent large bathroom with vanity unit, bath with shower unit, separate shower cubicle, bidet, and toilet. There is also a ground floor annex apartment with private entrance accessing from the garden to a large lounge, and with an adjacent double bedroom, and bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin, and toilet..
In addition to the log fire in the lounge and the wood burning stove in the dining room, La Barca has a gas-fired central heating system. The large terrace at the rear of the villa provided a private area for breakfast, alfresco dining, or just for enjoying a glass or two of the superb locally produced wines available either directly from the vineyards or the local supermarkets. There is also a second paved patio area with a small fountain. The gardens are totally secluded and are not overlooked providing privacy. with an abundance of trees including walnut, figs, and apple
La Barca is ideally located for a holiday in Italy being just a short drive from the attractive and historic Umbrian towns of Città di Castello, Umbertide, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Terni, Spello, Spoleto, and also Lake Trasimeno. The neighbouring regions of Tuscany, the Marche, and the Adriatic Coast within easy driving distance for day trips and offer such diverse places of interest as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Urbino, Rimini, and Riccione.
Sporting activities in the area include hiking, bird watching, hunting, fishing, horse riding, golf, and tennis. There are superb shopping opportunities in all the nearby towns and villages, and of course numerous fabulous restaurants, many specialising in Umbrian cuisine, but also offering the best of Italian and international cuisine.
There is an excellent low cost rail service from the nearest rail stations at Pierantonio and Umbertide with connections to Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice, Milan, and many other towns and cities. The nearest airport is at Perugia, but airports at Rome, Pisa, Florence, Rimini, and Ancona are all within 2 hours driving time. Several airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, offers low cost direct flights to all these airports from the United Kingdom and Europe,