San Martino is a secluded, 18th century farmhouse which has been beautifully and simply restored. It sits on its own peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water, with grounds of approx. 25 acres/10 hectares. The 20 metre swimming pool is set in landscaped gardens bordering the lake.
On the ground floor the house has a large drawing room with an open fireplace, a library, dining room and spacious professional kitchen leading out towards the pool. There are 8 en-suite bedrooms and two walk-through bedrooms on the first floor and 2 more bedrooms sharing a family bathroom on the second. The house sleeps 18 people very comfortably.
The house has WI-FI, fire-pit, BBQ, table tennis and a basket-ball net. There is an ‘in-house cinema’ with a wide selection of DVDs.
There are fans in every bedroom. Air conditioning is available but is not included in our prices, as most people find they don’t need it. The house stays relatively cool and breezy in summer due to the ample windows, thick walls and shutters. However, if you do decide, during your stay, that you’d like to use the air-conditioning in the bedrooms, just let us know and this can be turned on for you from 7pm until 7am for the price of £50/night (to include carbon offsetting).
San Martino has a wonderful lake-front setting on the shore of Lake Corbara. The garden is securely fenced, and the lake is accessed via a locked gate.
The lake is part of the River Tiber flowing to Rome, and is formed by a dam downstream in Corbara. The lake and shores around it are part of the protected “Parco Fluviale del Tevere”. San Martino’s garden is a great place to spot water-birds - gulls wheel overhead, and you may spot a heron or even an osprey (fish-eagle). On dry land we have seen deer, muntjack, wild boar, foxes and porcupine.
The lake also means that there is a wonderful quality of light at San Martino. At any time of year, the sunshine reflecting off the water lends a wonderful sparkle to everything.
There is no water-craft activity on the lake – no motorboats etc – and therefore it is blissfully peaceful. For your safety we do not supply kayaks/paddleboards etc because if you dropped a paddle or fell in, the absence of other water craft means there’d be no-one to rescue you! However if you are keen to spend a day canoeing, sailing, paddle-boarding or windsurfing, there’s a good solution nearby.