Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
An exquisitely restored stone villa set in thirty acres of stunning Umbrian countryside with breathtaking panoramic mountain views. Peace and tranquillity are assured but with the benefits of being close to shops, bars, restaurants and the best of Umbrian sightseeing.
The shaded terrace and gardens are a great place to dine ‘al fresco’, sip a sunset drink, sunbathe or to just sit and enjoy the scenery.
Set in the beautiful Sibillini Mountains National Park, activities include river rafting, kayaking, walking, cycling, mule trekking, horse riding and mountain chairlifts – all safe for young children. With its dramatic hillside location on the edge of a valley, the villa is in an unbeatable location to enjoy the extraordinary natural beauty, flora and fauna of the national park right on your own doorstep.
The 'Rough Guide Italy' simply describes this area, the Valnerina, as the most beautiful part of Umbria.
Free use of swimming pools and leisure facilities are available to guests at a small, family run holiday complex a 2 minute walk away. There are 4 pools. The two adult pools are 20m x 10m and 18m x 8m. There is a shallow children’s pool next to each of the adult’s pools
Table tennis, tennis, football (Astro turf), daily outdoor yoga, pilates are also there.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 95 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 38 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Coccinella sleeps up to 12 people and has been restored to a very high standard. All of the rooms have chestnut beamed ceilings, cool tiled floors and are furnished with many antiques. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible including the shower.
The lounge is bright and spacious with two squashy sofas, one of which is a sofabed. French doors lead onto a shaded terrace.
The kitchen/dining room is wonderful for long lunches when you are not tempted outside. The kitchen is equipped for the most ambitious cooks.
Downstairs there is one double bedroom and a separate (not en-suite) shower room with basin and toilet.
Upstairs there are 2 double/twin bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and a separate bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet.
There's also a utility room with washing machine.
Free wifi internet, a 37" flat screen TV with free SKY Italia (european sport and tv programmes) and an extensive DVD and paperback book library should keep everyone entertained.
There is also a box of board games, tennis racquets, badminton sets, football etc for the kids and young at heart.
|Further details outdoors|
Villa Coccinella which was restored in 2009 is built on three levels. All the rooms of the villa are on the ground and first floor levels with mountain views to the front and rear.
There is also a one bedroomed apartment below and at the back of the villa with its own private terrace and entrance on the lower ground level.This apartment has been carefully designed so it cannot be seen from inside or outside the villa. As none of the villa rooms or terrace can be seen from the apartment either, complete privacy for guests is ensured.
The apartment "Coccinella", which sleeps 5 is also available for rent with or without the main villa. There are two double bedrooms, a lounge with sofabed, two bathrooms, kitchen, terrace and garden. For more details and prices please see property reference 174761.
There is a barbecue for all those delicious local meats and fish, sun loungers, a dining table and chairs. There is always a shady or sunny place to sit whatever time of day.
There is private off-road parking directly outside the villa.
Prices are for the property per week but we can accept bookings of longer and sometimes shorter duration.
There is no fixed changeover day.
Use of the pools and facilities at the holiday complex. The pools are outdoor and open for the warmer months, (usually mid May to end of September). Yoga and pilates are usually in July and August.
Villa Coccinella is not located on the complex but is a short walk away on a quiet road. Our guests are issued with a pass to give them free access to these facilities.
The Umbria region
Umbria is dotted with beautiful hill towns including Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia, all of which are an easy day trip. Whether you are looking for history, art, culture or just a great lunch, you will find it in this area of Umbria.
Visitors can enjoy the many local festivals in the area, showcasing food, wine and traditional crafts.
Here are some driving times to some of the local places of interest:
St. Eutizio Abbey 5 minutes. Beautiful, 12th century Benedictine abbey. Open to the public including a museum of medieval surgery.
Visso 10 minutes. Pretty town on a river with restaurants, shops, bars and a weekly market.
Norcia 20 minutes. A medieval walled town famous for black truffles, cured hams, salami and pecorino cheese. As the birth place of Saint Benedict, it must be on everyone's shortlist for a visit. There's also a good weekly market.
Spoleto 40 minutes. Roman and Renaissance architecture, art and excellent restaurants. Food, wine and art festivals in June and July.
Trevi, Montefalco, Spello 50 to 60 minutes. Classic medieval hill towns and an excellent olive oil and wine region.
The Marmore Falls 60 minutes. The highest waterfalls in Europe are a spectacular sight reached following a beautiful drive through the Valnerina Valley.
Assisi 60 minutes. World famous pilgrimage site with classic architecture and St. Francis' Cathedral.
Perugia 70 minutes. Art and culture. Famous Italian chocolate. And chocolate shops!
Rome only 2.5 hours by car or train for a day's sight seeing and shopping.
Fancy a swim?
Lake Fiastra - Beautiful freshwater swimming lake with sandy beaches. Kayaks and pedelos. Peaceful even in high season. 2 restaurants and bars. 60 minute drive.
San Benedetto - Adriatic coast. Safe sandy beaches with shallow water - great for kids. Blue flag. Many restaurants and bars. 90 minutes drive.
Civitanova - Adriatic coast. Blue flag beaches. Many restaurants and bars. 70 minutes drive.
Lake Trasimeno - Sandy beaches. Island ferries. Many restaurants and bars. 90 minutes drive.
Walking – circular walks can be done from the village in the Monti Sibillini National Park, one of Italy's most beautiful and unspoilt. A paradise for walkers with countless trails criss-crossing the hills and passing through villages virtually unchanged since medieval times. It's a haven for wildlife and the famous Piano Grande, a high mountain plain that becomes a tapestry of wild flowers and orchids in the spring and early summer, is not to be missed with excellent trails to suit all levels of walkers.
Other family activities – mountain or road cycling, mule trekking, horse riding, river rafting, kayaking, indoor ice-skating and trout fishing. The chairlift to the summit of Monte Bove (2000 metres) is particularly popular and offers breathtaking mountain views and great walking or cycling down.
Adventure sports - rock climbing, canyoning, white water rafting, paragliding and hang gliding.
We can help arrange and provide information for the activities including maps and guides
The villa is 30 minutes from Frontignano, (1340m – 1950m), with 14 km of pistes of varying difficulty, 9 lifts and usually no queues! There are several good restaurants and snack bars, ski and snow board hire, snow kite hire, ski school, a snow park and indoor skating rink. Day ski passes cost €15-22. Week passes cost around €100. The season runs from December to March.
Christmas. A Christmas break with tree and decorations. Sing carols at our local abbey and enjoy nativity plays with farm animals. Join in the village festive fun activities.
Skiing, ice skating and snowboarding.
Board games, DVDs and sledges are supplied.
Here's a selection of our local bars and restaurants:
Il Porcello Felice. Very pretty restaurant with stunning views. Outside dining on a beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking the swimming pools. Also inside seating. Very good traditional food. Wood fired pizzas, pasta, meats and trout. The sirloin with truffle sauce is fantastic. 2 minute walk.
Agli Scacchi Hotel. Serves very good traditional Umbrian food. There's a shady terrace and a nice little bar/coffee area overlooking the pool. Fresh pasta with meat, truffle, trout or prawn sauces. The pasta filled with salmon trout with lemon sauce is always recommended. 10 minute drive.
La Piazzetta Pizzeria/Cafe. Seating outside in Summer. Serves good inexpensive pasta and pizza. Nice for a morning coffee, pastry or evening beer. 10 minute drive.
Il Castoro Restaurant. Great atmosphere and Italians flood here to indulge in the freshest truffles that the owner collects from around Preci himself. A must have starter is the truffle omelette served on its own or with a platter of prosciutto and salami or crostini (with cheese) or bruschetta (without). The juicy veal steak is excellent as is the wild boar stew cooked with juniper berries. Pasta focuses on truffles and porcini mushrooms. The huge wood fired pizzas are perfect food for kids. House wine is around 4 euros a litre. Il Castoro is always lively, very Italian and really good value. 20 minute walk.
Il Castoro Bar. Very popular with the locals. 25 minute walk.
Bar Memole. Friendly bar with outdoor seating. 25 minute walk.
In July, Preci hosts a traditional food and wine festival with tastings and free evening shows. Visitors are welcome.
There are local markets at Norcia and Visso every week.
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30 Sep 2011
Perfect for a family or two families, hoping to have own peace, yet having possibility to enjoy facilities of the resort next to the Villa. Our important criteries were to have a house which is enough big for 2 families with kids: 10points., pool, or 2 with option for our youngest: 10points and most important, a nice football pitch with a artificular grass where we enjoyed football games and penalty shots everyday: 10 points! On top of all there was a nice restaurant with reasonable prices. Very nice all in one. Service and the helpness of the owners (who seem to run the resort aswell was above our expectations. We enjoyed our week in Umbria, and it was nice to see how different it is from the other side, tuscany, where we spent the next week. If you appreciate cleanness and how things are fixed you will like this house.
11 Jul 2011
"Brilliant house in undiscovered Umbria"
We stayed in Casale Coccinella in August 2010. We have been holidaying in the area around Preci for over 15 years and have always enjoyed our time in this part of Umbria.Casale Coccinella is large new… More
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