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FOR SALE - Wheelchair accessible Villa in Italy which has been adapted with disabled access

Santa Maria Vecchia is a farmhouse villa in the heart of Italy located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria very close to Lake Trasimeno. The son of the owners is tetraplegic (being C6/7 complete) and whilst he does not live at the house, he is a frequent visitor and manages without any assistance when there – often staying alone. The house has been stylishly renovated to facilitate his needs in all aspects whilst retaining the comfort, look and feel you would expect from a farmhouse.

The house is now FOR SALE.

Details can be found on  www.buyvillaitaly.com and with focus on accessibility, this beautiful house offers:

• A large lift between the ground and upper floor

• Wide doors between all rooms including the bathrooms.

• No corridors

• All rooms have full turning circles

• A wet-room on the ground floor (thermostatically controlled shower, toilet, basin)

• Two bathrooms on the upper floor – one with a bath which has a specifically designed removable wooden seat, hand held thermostatically controlled shower, toilet, bidet and accessible basin. The other is en-suite with the main bedroom and has a basin, toilet, bidet and large shower cubicle which has a small lip at the entrance. There is an overhead rose and handheld shower both thermostatically controlled.

• A wide entrance hall leads to all three bedrooms and the study on the upper level with all these rooms being large and dependant on the furniture used, accessible throughout.

• The outdoor studio is a converted pig-sty and is accessible throughout as is the large workshop.

• Access to the garden is straight off the paving albeit some of the garden slopes may be difficult to manage unaided.

The swimming pool on the estate can be reached via a purpose built gate situated next to a disabled parking area. The pool itself is standard. The son of the owners accesses and swims, on his own, every day when he is at the house during the summer months.

Call Jenny Trevor on +39 075 952 7283 for further details.