£37 / night
About the home
A stone-built three-storey cottage in the village of Migliano, in the centre of Umbria. It is full of charm with vaulted ceilings, stucco walls and terracotta floors. It has wonderful views to rolling hills, the Tiber Valley and mountains beyond.
External stairs lead up to a small balcony overlooking the street. The entrance door leads from this into the kitchen dining room with cooker, sink, fridge, and open fireplace on which you can barbecue. Lounge with twin sofas and marvellous view. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the second floor. Double bedroom. Single bedroom on the landing with day bed and cot on request. Architect-designed bathroom with large shower, toilet and wash basin. On the ground floor there is a utility room with fridge freezer; full laundry facilities including washing machine, wash sink, drying rack, iron and ironing table; two mountain bikes; padded deckchairs and dining furniture for eating outside in the area in front of the house.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
We provide a basket of basic provisions to get you started but there is a small shop with a bar just a few metres down the road, and supermarkets just 10 minutes drive away in the market town of Marsciano.
High speed Internet connection and laptop provided.
Further details outdoors:
The table and chairs in the ground floor utility can be moved to the comunal area just outside. Two padded deckchairs are also provided. There is a balcony with small table and chairs just outside the front door on the first floor which can be used for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks while watching the villagers go about their business.
There are two public swimming pools within 10 minutes drive. Migliano has a public tennis court and football field.
Two mountain bikes are provided together with a bike rack and cycle lock to travel further afield.
L'incanto is ideal for winter breaks too as there are endless walks in the countryside around, then come back and light the fire!
L'incanto is non-smoking except on the balcony. Sorry, but no pets allowed. We provide a cot and a highchair (on request) but you do need to take care with small children, especially on the stairs. There is very little traffic in Migliano and children will love to explore the castle and surrounding countryside.
Booking dates are flexible with a premium for stay of less than 7 nights. Arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am to allow time for cleaning and preparation. Once availability is confirmed we require a non-refundable booking deposit of 30% to be paid directly to our bank (details given at booking confirmation). Balance of payment to be paid at least 3 weeks prior to arrival unless special arrangements have been made.
The Umbria region
Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy, with good reason. It has a moderate climate with enough rainfall to create beautiful verdant landscape but with plenty of warm sunshine to ripen the grapes and olives.
Here you will find Italian food at its best, with numerous restaurants to try, or simply buy produce in the local market to cook yourself.
The area is steeped in history with a wealth of fascinating architecture, from powerful castles to rustic farmhouses. You can come back time and time again and always find something new to see.
The Migliano area
Migliano is a hilltop village surrounded by magnificent rolling countryside just above the Tiber Valley. At the top of the hill is an ancient castle, most of which is still intact with a courtyard and archways. At one end foundations were found and and these have been excavated to display the remains of rooms, arches and ducting, probably dating back to Roman times. The walls of the castle have recently been renovated and now provide a spectacular walkway running round the perimeter, ideal for a stroll before evening dinner.
Within the castle is a very nice restaurant called Al Menestrello, which serves typical Umbrian dishes. Migliano has an annual festival which lasts about a week and attracts hundreds of guests who dine on the terraces and dance the night away to a local band.
There are many places to visit and within a 45 minute drive you will find -
Lake Trasimeno (the fourth largest lake in Italy)
Spoleto (Two World Festivals and famous ancient aquaduct)
Deruta (home of Majolica ceramics)
Bevagna ('Gaite' Ancient Crafts Fair)
Todi (Antiques Fair)
Assisi (famous for St. Francis)
Orvieto (Cathedral and an amazing well)
Spello ('Infiorata' - the festival of flower decoration)
Montefalco (famous for its textiles and wine)
Perugia (fabulous history and architecture, great Chocolate Festival, and centre of the Umbria Jazz festival)
Marsciano (the local market town with many facilities)
Monte Castello di Vibio (a beautiful hilltop town with the smallest theatre in the world)
Within 90 minutes drive are -
Gubbio (The Ceri Race and Roman amphitheatre)
Terni (The Marmore Falls, the highest waterfall in Italy)
Norcia (famous for meat products and cheeses)
Amelia (beautiful hill-top town)
Within 2 hours drive is Florence, Siena, Rome, either coast, and even winter skiing in the Apennines!
How to get there
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Fly into Ciampino (Rome), Fiumincino (Rome), Ancona, Pisa, or Perugia (from Stanstead). You will need to hire a car. Migliano is 12km due west of Marsciano which is between Todi and Perugia. The village is well signposted. Drive into the village and park in the square. Walk 50m up the road towards the castle and the house is slightly set back on the right.
Activities near Migliano
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
30 May 2012
We went to L'Incanto on our honeymoon in August 2011. We were looking for a quiet bothole where we could shut ourselves off from the world, but that we could easily use as a base for day trips... more
12 Jul 2011
A really comfortable cottage in a quite village not far from a town with a good market and shops. A great base for discovering the beauty of Umbria. With the added bonous of a 2 minute walk to a friendly restaurant in the castle.
Thank you for your review. We hope you will return one day.
Graham and Lin
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|same price all year 2013||11 Apr 13||1 Jan 14||€ 300||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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Prices are all inclusive - gas central heating, wood for log fire, high speed internet access, use of bikes, washing machine, bed linen, bath and swimming towels.
We charge the same rate all year because we feel people who can only come in the school holidays, teachers, parents, etc. shouldn't be penalised by higher rates in the so-called holiday season. It costs us the same...why not you too?Enquire now
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