Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
A stone-built three-storey cottage in the hill-top 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 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 swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 46 km, Nearest railway: Marsciano 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
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.
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!
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6 Jul 2013
Lovely spot to base your time in Umbria. Definitely rural, smell the fresh hay cut, listen to the tractor, enjoy the views, and realize that rural means you could have dogs barking at night and chickens in the morning. We chose to sleep with the windows open, enjoy the fresh air and the rural night and morning choruses. Lovely welcome supplies. Local restaurant appeared closed. Good options within ten minutes.
Thank you for your review. From time to time we check that the restaurant in the castle is open and it was at the time of your visit. It is likely that the time you went was their closing day. We hope you will come again and tell your friends about L'incanto.
30 May 2012
"Ideal place for a cosy honeymoon"
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 of… More
12 Jul 2011
"Great place to get away from it all"
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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