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Borgo la Colonica


Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

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Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Farmhouse is a peasant house built in the early ' 900 in the green countryside on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.

Recently restored, the property is composed by kitchen, large living room with fireplace, three bedrooms, three doubles and two bathrooms.

The furniture have the essential character of rural architecture: wrought-iron beds, brass, wood-burning fireplace in the open space, staircase and terrace paving made of terracotta, wooden beams, essentially a restructuring under the banner of ' DIY ', but not for this less organized and functional.

The House entrance is accessible via a large terrace can be used as a relaxation area overlooking the pool and the adjacent Grove.

Nestled in an area at the center of the property, the main pool is placed in a rural and agricultural environment where olive trees and vines are the frame to the relaxation area.

The newly built swimming pool, sand-coloured internally, 12 metres long and 5 metres wide, was built with an innovative saltwater system, is equipped with a convenient staircase with six jets and whirlpool .

The surrounding hilly landscape has been transformed from agriculture to tourism behind the restructuring of the old houses in the area around the foot of the ancient feudal castles Reschio and Sorbello, testimony of the feudal past of this area.

The Farmhouse is situated only 3 Km from the village of Preggio, small village of Etruscan origin known for the Chestnut Festival in October and the Preggio Music Festival international recall takes place in August.

The property is managed by the owner's parents who live in the adjacent house and are available for every need.

The house is on two floors and the bedrooms are all on the second floor.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aeroporto Internazionale dell'Umbria - Perugi 45 km, Nearest railway: Terontola Stazione, Terontola, AR 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking

The Umbria region

"The green heart of Italy", extends to 8,456 square kilometers in the central part of the peninsula and has the distinction of being the only Italian peninsular region not to possess any outlet to the sea. A dense Web of settlements, connected by a Web of road winding paths winding on gently sloping hills, giving a characteristic to the territory of this noble ancient region, marked since the middle ages proliferating force urban aggregates. It is no coincidence, in fact, the unmistakable shape of the Umbrian landscape, which attracts just the Renaissance painting, is the result of that crucial historical period known as the "age of the municipalities". It is the middle ages to dominate the landscape, with the fascinating architecture of the fortified villages, the perfectly preserved castles, frescoed churches and isolated towers in the green countryside or on the heights. Sometimes referred to as "region-not region", for the lack of homogeneity elements with the neighbouring Tuscany, Marche and Lazio, this beautiful land has managed nonetheless to build over the centuries a strong cultural identity. Aware of the value of their traditions, has a dense Web of relationships with the outside world, which have recently stimulated religious and cultural tourism and rural tourism.


Located in high Tiber Valley, crossed by the River Tiber and Reggia (or Regghia), has a characteristic historical center, surrounded by medieval walls still in that line the waterways. Important center of tissue engineering, packaging and industrial ceramics, but also of tobacco cultivation and organic farming. The historic centre of the city has undergone a profound and massive intervention of stylistic and historic redevelopment; the intervention, which was created and completed in 2011, has led to the definition of the new market square and the new park along the Palace, which has restored the original conditions of the area. Today, starting from the market square, you can walk inside the Park of the Palace along which there is a pedestrian path and bicycle path that runs along the old city walls. A journey to discover the antique Fratta arrives to the Tiber, where both right, passing under the bridge, both left crossing the bridge built recently, you can walk the nature trails along the Tiber.

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Review 1-8 of 8

21 Sep 2014


"Idyilic holiday villa with fantastic views and pool to die for!!"

The owners on site are discrete yet immensely hospitable. On arrival we were given a tour and then left to settle in and enjoy the wine and cured sausage left for us. They adore children and make… More

26 Aug 2014


"Héérlijke plek!"

We waren helemaal gecharmeerd door de 'setting' van het huis. Rustige omgeving, prachtige, netjes onderhouden tuin, met meerdere volledig uitgeruste terrassen. Mooi uitzicht van aan het zwem… More

18 Aug 2014


"Incredible Umbrian Experience at Borgo la Colonica"

We had an amazing vacation while staying at Borgo la Colonica! We had never been to Umbria before, and staying in this home made our stay perfect.First of all, the owners, Ezio, Lucia and Fabrizio ar… More

16 Aug 2014


"So Peaceful, So Welcoming"

Such a find at such a low cost.All the family agreed that after just a couple of nights that this was the best holiday they had been to for a long while. The size of the pool is fantastic and the vie… More

30 Jun 2014


"Umbria's finest holiday rental"

What a fantastic holiday house! It has everything you need and even more. The pool is very large and clean with a marvelous view on the green Umbrian hills. The rooms are also spacious and nicely deco… More

10 Jun 2014


"A fantastic place to stay for a relaxing holiday"

This place was a delightful find and exceptional quality for the price charged. Although a little remote - a round trip to Umbertide takes approximately 1 hour and most attractions are a good hour awa… More

3 Sep 2013


"What a find. The best family holiday yet!"

Fabulous! We were not sure about this property when we booked it as it seemed a little cheap. We only booked it for 1 week. What a mistake! The house is beautifully maintained and charming. The beds are comfortable. The setting and gardens are divine. The family owners have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure that your stay is superb. Their attention to detail is some of the best that we have experienced. The area is beautiful. If you want to disappear into the Italian countryside; here's a great place to do it. The swimming pool is large and exquisitely maintained. We really had a great time with our three children and we would love to return. A rare find! Thank you to the owners for their generosity, discretion and kindness. Bravo.

13 Aug 2013


"Perfect for unwinding, a relaxing break, beautiful house and surroundings."

We're fortunate to be the first to stay at this property and we all agree its a fantastic house. Simple, clean, beautifully presented and decorated, the pool and garden are great. The owners and family are close by, extremely warm, caring and welcoming and at the same time unobtrusive. We took two teenagers who are happy to either swim, relax or read, similar to other times we have been in Italy. A beautiful part go the country and perfect to unwind, there are no immediate bars shops etc within walking distance but a 10 minute drive will get you to all main amenities some nice restaurants and when you stay here you will not feel the need to venture out too much. Good central location to visit many of the main sites eg lakes, towns/cities of outstanding beauty,all within an hours drive or less. Highly recommended.

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