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A beautiful and peaceful retreat, suitable for both summer and winter entertaining and family get-togethers, Villa Bosco is set in 3,100 sq m of gardens and wooded grounds. In summer, the gardens, pizza oven, and many nearby activities (hiking, riding, swimming, fishing etc) are ideal, and the house is designed to open out onto the gardens and porches for easy indoor/outdoor living. But in winter the many log fireplaces and dark wood make the home warm and cosy, and an excellent base to explore the nearby downhill and cross-country skiing (the house itself is situated below the snow line). For gourmets, being only a few minutes from Campoli Appennino, the heart of Italy’s truffle region, means that fresh truffles of various types and wild porcini mushrooms are readily available in season, as is wild asparagus.
Villa Bosco is set in a small enclave of luxury homes, each with extensive grounds, situated on a ridge above the charming medieval town of Campoli Appennino. (Campoli Appennino holds a festival for black truffles on the third week of June, and one for the white truffles on the third week of November.) Entering through electric gates, a drive sweeps down through a wooded area towards the house, which is positioned to take full advantage of the panoramic view across the valley below. The house can be entered on either level. The main entrance on the upper level (which opens onto a large patio with covered dining area and pizza oven) is into an attractive small sitting room, with a large log fire for winter (although at the moment this fireplace is filled with a ‘presepe’, a type of intricate nativity scene traditional around Naples).
From here you pass into a large, light room, with views over the garden and the valley: this is currently set up as a very large formal dining room. There is a very large log fireplace, with solid wooden mantle. Wooden stairs ascend to a mezzanine level, currently used both for musicians for formal parties and a children’s play area for informal family events.
The kitchen area is large, and compromises several interconnected rooms, providing a little place to fix coffee and snacks, an appropriately sized area for cooking family meals, and an area for more large scale catering. (The current owners have also found this allows several different family members to cook without getting in each other’s way.) Also on this floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom, both bedrooms very charming, with dark wood ceilings and white walls.
The lower level has a sitting room, also with a fireplace, and stone and stucco walls. One window looks out over the garden, the other across the valley. Behind the sitting room, there is an entertaining area, with a built-in wood bar, seating area, small fireplace and guest w.c. The entrance to the lower level is between the sitting room and the bar area. Also on this level is the master bedroom suite, a separate area taking up almost half of the lower floor. The bedroom, which looks out through the trees to the valley beyond, opens off a very large wood-lined dressing room – so large that it is in fact not used by the current owners as a dressing room but is set up as another sitting room and study. From the dressing room, a short corridor leads to the bathroom and also to a utility and laundry room.
The extensive wooded gardens have been beautifully landscaped; features include a statue and large ornamental vases and urns placed as focal points throughout the grounds. There is a boules (petanque) grass court which could also create the ideal site for a swimming pool. The 71 sq.mt. of terraces and balconies afford many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent views, while the large wood-fired pizza oven offers fine al fresco dining.
Two further, smaller buildings on the property, currently unused, offer the potential for further expansion. Villa Bosca is around 10 minutes drive from Sora, the main administrative town for the region, and possessing a wide range of shops, supermarkets, services, bars, cafés and restaurants. Other attractive medieval towns such as Isola del Liri (which hosts an international blues festival each summer) and the historic hilltop town of
Arpino are within half an hour’s drive.
Energy classification: G