An aperitivo on the terrace at Casale Le Rose in the gentle summer evening light, provides the perfect opportunity to absorb a timeless landscape. The renowned landscape architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd designed and introduced some formality to Nature, with orderly gardens of clipped box hedging, fragrant roses and borders of rosemary and lavender that extend seamlessly into rolling hills of woodland and vineyard. The view is as quintessentially Italian as the villa it surrounds, where olive-green shutters and terracotta tiles set against a honey-stoned façade.
The seductive charm continues inside the property, with exposed stone walls and reclaimed oak floors the perfect backdrop to a beautiful collection of antiques and fine art. Style does not come at the expense of comfort, with high-quality furnishings throughout, along with soft linens and cool, air-conditioned bedrooms. Technology is not outdone. A home-movie theatre has Apple TV, SKY and Blue-Ray whilst a music system provides sound both indoors and out.
Outdoors a summer garden house is the focus, with working fireplace, barbeque, and pizza oven. Lawns are ready for croquet and bocci ball, and there is a steam room, gym, and plunge pool. A large sunken infinity pool, with shaded area and summer kitchen, provides the perfect opportunity to gaze onto the horizon, and contemplate the perfection of the Umbrian landscape.