Il Berneto is an all purpose holiday villa with a swimming pool on the border of Tuscany and Umbria: the ideal choice for your perfect holiday in the Italian countryside.
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The villa sits about 500 meters above sea level in 300 acres of flowered fields, olive groves with woodlands that have stunning views of the Umbrian hills. It is built entirely of local stones and was formerly a farmhouse that was erected on the ruins of the ancient “Castel Brandetto“, built in 1000 AD: the original walls of the castle can still be seen in the back of the house. The house belongs to our family since 1800, when it used to be a farmhouse.
During the 2008 restoration, we renovated the villa, providing every comfort for the modern vacationer, while maintaining the charm and warmth of an elegant home in the country. The villa enjoys impeccable quality while embracing the charm and warmth of the Italian lifestyle. The spaciousness of this home allows for a comfortable stay for one or for many.
Exquisitely furnished, Il Berneto combines the typical Umbrian ambience of wood beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and stylish décor with modern amenities: the villa is air conditioned, heated and has internet access. Some walls show the original stone.
The property includes an expansive yard, the Aia, with a lovely grass field and beautiful trees, a brand new swimming pool, vineyards, fruit trees, firewood, and 1000 olive trees that produce traditional Umbrian olive oil every year. The swimming pool, 14m in length, is discretely placed a few meters from the house, just out of sight, enjoying complete privacy. The pool is accessible by a path through the olive trees. It is surrounded by comfortable brick pavement and is equipped with ample garden furniture.
Next to the Aia there is a marvelous herb garden, the Orto, where you can harvest your own fresh vegetables for your cooking needs. This adds a special touch to anything prepared in the Cucina.
In our families there are many young children, therefore the house is designed to be child-friendly: the perfect setting for adults looking for a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the country life and for kids who want to play and run in nature.
Il Berneto can host up to 20 people. During Low Season the maximum number of guests is 12.