Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This newly built typical Umbrian local stone exposed country house (6 sleeps), with private Spa, is postioned in the middle of an olive grove and vineyard. The house was finished end of May 2010 and completely refurnished end 2013.
The fully air conditioned place (floorcooling) has a separate garage, private swimming pool comfortably located near the large porch that is extended with a pergola providing shade on hot Summer days.
The property is neighbouring with a small quiet residential area of independent houses and villas of similar quality at only 2 kilometers distance from the old town of Piegaro. The house itself has a large living room with open kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate toilet, study and stone exposed wine cellar (for guest use!). One can enjoy spectacular views to the towns of Panicale, Piegaro and Citta della Pieve with the Tuscan mountains in the back.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
At the mid level floor two large guest bedrooms are located each with double beds and large cupboards. One level up one will arrive at the elevated tower like area that hosts the master bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom itself has a spectacularly beautiful local stone wall and even hosts a freestanding Scandinavian wooden bathtub in the room! With vast views to three directions this is - literally - the top spot of the property.
The mid level floor hosts the guest bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. At this level also a separate guest toilet can be found. The en suite bathroom in the master bedroom has toilet, sink and a really luxurious Turkish bath!
The well equipped handmade kitchen is open with the living room. It has a separate island with marble sink, work top and cupboards all around. In the cellar the washing machine and dryer are located. Here is also the wine cellar with a fine selection of Umbrian and Tuscan wines.
The living room is spacious and cosy decorated and leads to the large porch with pergola which is overlooking the countryside. The fireplace has a hot air circulation system for the living room and master bedroom. In front of it one will find a large dining table. HIFI system and satellite TV are available.
A separate study at the mid level floor has an open connection with the kitchen and living room area. In the basement a separate utility room with all technical equipment (water softener and pressure control, airconditioning, etc.) is installed. The wine cellar can be used upon request.
|Further details outdoors|
Casa Vigna has a large porch that is extended with a beautiful pergola. Here one can enjoy long Summer lunches or evening dinners. Another small open air terrace is to be found in front of the main entrance door. The swimming pool measures 10 x 5 meters and is conveniently located directly next to the house. A well preserved and maintained garden (including automatic daily watering) surround the house and consists of a lawn with big old olive trees being part of a huge olive grove that continues into the gardens of both neighbouring properties. Luxurious garden and pool furniture completes the outside area.
Wireless internet access is available for guests.
The Umbria region
Umbria is situated right in the centre of the Italian peninsula, bordering with Le Marche to the East and with Tuscany and Lazio respectively to the North-West and South-West.
From an administrative point of view, the region is divided into two provinces, Perugia, the region main hub, and Terni. Other towns of decent size are Foligno, Città di Castello, Spoleto and Gubbio. The urbanization rate is much lower here than in other Italian regions, indicating a greater capillarity of the human presence on the territory: Only three municipalities have more than 50.000 inhabitants and these account for approximately 40% of the population of Umbria; this is an additional symptom of the strong connection to the territory and to their own traditions that the inhabitants of the many small rural villages continue to maintain. The Umbrian population reaches approximately 840.000 units.
The industrial sector has a lesser importance here than in other Italian regions: the heavy industries are mainly concentrated in the area of Terni and Narni (steel). Services (commerce, banks and assurances, restaurants, tourism) are the main source of regional wealth; one still important share, though progressively decreasing, is held by agriculture.
A big part of the regional surface (55%) is hilly; the mountainous areas correspond to 27% of the total surface and the flat to 18%. At the eastern corner of Umbria, within the Natural Park of Monti Sibillini, rises Mount Vettore (2448 meters), the most elevated peak.
The region is rich in waters: it is crossed from north to south from the Tevere, the third Italian river in length and from many other rivers like the Nera, who forms the spectacular Marmore Falls. The main lakes are the Trasimeno, the fourth largest in Italy, the lake of Corbara and Piediluco lake.
The climate has a Mediterranean character, with marked diversities between the mountainous areas on one side and the hilly and flattish areas on the other; summer is typically warm and dry, winter relatively mild, with temperatures not frequently coming down below zero. Rainfalls are more abundant in the north-oriental Apennine, where snow falls quite regularly in the colder months.
Piegaro is a sleepy medieval town with some shops (butcher, bakery, small grocery), bars, pharmacy, bank and church. Better equipped shops one can find in Tavernelle di Panicale (9 km) on the way to Perugia. In Piegaro and around one can find some local restaurants; a broader offer with also some fine restaurants is found in Città della Pieve.
The Lake Trasimeno is 25 km away. Nearest village is Piegaro (2 km) and other important towns are Città della Pieve (13 km), Paciano (18 km) and Panicale (13 km).
Beach and water sport facilities at the nearby Lake Trasimeno (25 km). Golf courses are near Panicarola (16 km) at Golf Course Lamborghini (9 holes) and in Ellera Umbra (28 km) at Golf Club Perugia (18 holes).
All kind of activities, like cooking at home, can be arranged at request (separate prices).
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2 Sep 2012
"Quality and Service"
A high quality villa with lovely views of Piegaro and the valley around. As usual with hillside villas the approach road is windy and most people will need to drive to and from the villa. Inside and o… More
28 Aug 2012
"One of our best holidays"
Casa Vigna is an excellent and well equipped property with a great terrace and swimming pool and an amazing view.… More
15 Aug 2012
"Very comfortable villa with great pool area"
Casa Vigna was even better in real-life, than in the pictures. Inside, the villa was spacious and very well equipped. The coffee machine and the nice bathrooms were appreciated by the adults, and the children were happy about the internet access and TV. Outside, the pool was perfect for kids learning to swim - with a deep end and a shallow end. Also we enjoyed all the comfortable outdoor furniture, the villa was perfect for lazy days in the shaddow. The nearest village, Piegaro, is very small, so we ended up using the supermarket 10-15 km away. But if you don't mind driving, many towns are quite easy to reach. Our two weeks in Casa Vigna was a great and relaxing holiday, both for kids and adults.
22 Sep 2011
"Umbria - what a special place"
This was our second time in Italy and if this is the improvement on the last wonderful holiday, I can't wait for the next. Piegaro is not only wonderful and tranquil in itself but also perfectly situated for exploring the Umbrian and Tuscan regions. Every day was an adventure, close to Perugia,Siena,Assisi and many other wonderful medieval towns.
The villa itself was extra special, everything we could've hoped for. From the outside with the views and pool to the inside decor and utilities.
Rob and Jeroen are great hosts and really know how to make everything perfect.
21 Sep 2011
"Good quality, comfortable villa in lovely location"
Very nice villa. Very comfortable with modern amenities in good location. Bedrooms/ beds were particulary good. Unfortunately the weather was unseasonably poor which mean that the domestic water supply was cool- not the best for our morning shower. Probably not an issue when the sun shines. Still, we had a lovely time and would recommend anyone to go there.
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