List your home
Apply filters
£ to

Swimming pool

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

We bought this house over 20 years ago and have gradually restored it. The main part of the house is believed to date from 1600, and it is a traditional casa colonica typical of the area. Our latest project is restoring the barn in the grounds to provide a games room with a table tennis table and various other activities.

The house nestles into the hill, sitting in secluded private grounds on the top of a small hill. The grounds are mainly laid to grass though there is a small area of vines and olive trees. Near the house, and shading the lawn, are a set of large trees which provide shade for lunches in the garden.

The pool is set above the house and has a wide terrace for sunbathing. It is surrounded by a low hedge.

The house has two terraces. One facing the east, outside the kitchen and perfect for breakfast. The second is a west facing terrace which also has the BBQ, enabling you to watch the sunset as you eat dinner.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 40 km, Nearest railway: Umbertide 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We have aimed for a style which is welcoming and comfortable, as when the house is not rented out, it is our family holiday home. We have recently replaced most of the furnishings.

The spacious kitchen is well equipped and ideal for those who like to experiment using local ingredients, as well as cooking for groups or families. There is a large sitting room with an open fire and sofas at one end, and a desk at the other. Water is supplied from our well.

The bedrooms are all a generous size: light and airy.

The thick walls keep the house cool and, in the summer months, its position captures any breeze.

Further details outdoors

The pool is set on a terrace above the house, with a vine and covered pergola shading the surrounding terrace at one end.

There are wide areas of lawn surrounding the house. We have recently installed a water recycling system, which means that the grounds are able to be watered throughout the summer.

There is a badminton and a boules set as well as other games.

There is enough space to park three cars.

Further details

The house is looked after by an English couple who live nearby and they are available to help with any problems.

A welcome pack is provided of milk, cold meats, bread and a bottle of wine.

All towels and sheets are provided and they are changed once a week.

The Umbria region

Umbria is a landlocked province, which is still heavily agricultural. It is not overrun by tourists, but still dominated by families who have lived here for generations.

Food in Umbria is important and taken seriously. Seasons are marked by the arrived of different produce and there are small local festivals in different towns to celebrate everything from the onion harvests to polenta to truffles. Autumn is marked by the arrival of chestnuts and the special local pans used to cook them .

Within Umbria, and easy driving distance of the house, are Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio and many other lesser know but equally fascinating small towns. The area was key in the Renaissance and local museums have an astonishing range of work by artists such as Perugino and Piero della Francesca.

For those who pine for the sea, Umbria has a large inland lake, with popular beaches and a ferry which visits the three islands.

Umbertide

Umbertide is a thriving small town with a weekly market which draws in local farmers with their produce, as well as the vegetable and fish stalls which travel between the cluster of small rural communities.

The historical centre which has links back to the 15th century, has recently had substantial investment with the area around the castle, La Rocca, being landscaped. Within the castle there is an art centre which holds regular exhibitions. In the nearby church and cloisters of S. Francesco there are frequent classical music concerts.

In Perugia there is the annual Jazz Festival which is internationally renowned and tre are a wide range of cultural events in the surrounding villages and towns. Details of all of these can be obtained from the information centre in Umbertide.

In the valley below the house there is an excellent vineyard which from which you can buy wine by the bottle or the case.There are a wide selection of local restaurants ranging from relaxed pizzerias to Michelin listed restaurants.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Excellent 5/5

2 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-2 of 2

4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Excellent stay with Umbrian mountain views!"

This beautiful property with its number of single beds (=flexible bedroom arrangements), well equipped kitchen and spacious accommodation & grounds, ticked all the boxes for a group of 5 adults and 3 … More

13 May 2013

5/5

"Peaceful, chilled, great setting in the hills. Will be back there"

Lovely spacious property in the hills above Umbertide. Good facilities including pool. You need transport to get about and into Umbertide (unless you';re a very fit cyclist. Umbertide is a small town but with all you need - cafes/restaurants/market etc. plenty of eateries round and about but eating simply at the house overlooking the hills beats the lot. Good base for seeing lots of other places if you wish.

Review 1-2 of 2

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Close

7 Nights min stay

Changeover day Sat

from£197/nighthelp

This is the estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the price - it varies depending on when you stay and how long for.

Book your stay

*
*
*

Subtotal

 Your dates are available

Contact the owner

Close

Payment options

You need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website to ensure your payment is protected. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us.Learn more

You're booking with

Victoria H.

  • 2 Years listed

80% Response rate

Calendar last updated:03 May 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English

Also consider

Cortona
456 properties
Perugia
265 properties
Lake Trasimeno
108 properties
Castiglione del Lago
103 properties
Citta Di Castello
84 properties
Castiglion Fiorentino
71 properties
Umbertide
62 properties
Sansepolcro
49 properties
Gubbio
42 properties
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
40 properties
Monterchi
38 properties
Montone
33 properties
Colognola
28 properties
Passignano sul Trasimeno
25 properties
Torgiano
21 properties
Piegaio
20 properties
Mocaiana
15 properties
Val di Chiana
13 properties
Valfabbrica
10 properties
Apecchio
9 properties

Start a new search