In the heart of Umbria, close to Perugia, Todi and Assisi ,Sant'Orsola is a stunning 13th century former monastery and villa sleeping up to 10 guests in spacious luxurious accommodation. It has a beautiful renovated chapel suitable for formal or informal weddings.The house sleeps 10 comfortably in five en-suite bedrooms. Sant'Orsola is set in large grounds, full of mature trees.The large 12X6 swimming pool is easily accessible from the property.Sant'Orsola is a perfect base for exploring cultural and spiritual places of interest both in summer and winter. Christmas (Natale) and New Year (Capodanno) are good times to visit Umbria and Sant'Orsola and to enjoy an explore the medieval centres out of the the tourist season.There are always musical concert throughout. the year ( a lot of them are free) many staged in beautiful villages such as Pannicale. As English owners living here we offer our local knowledge of village food festivals, excellent restaurants and local places of interest. We do offer long winter rentals in the winter (heating not included). For anyone wanting to spend some time in Italy whilst perhaps contemplating buying here, or waiting for a house to be built, this is an ideal opportunity to become immersed in Italian life and learn the language. There are many reputable language schools in the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Lago Trasmeno|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 15 km, Nearest railway: Marsciano 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The interior of the farmhouse lends itself well to groups of families or friends with a huge living area and smaller private library and television room. It sleeps up to ten comfortably. There is an eat in kitchen and huge eat on terrace with stunning countryside views.
Our chapel was restored two years ago when we discovered a 15th century fresco! The chapel is not consecrated and is available for symbolic/clebrant weddings. Local caterers are available.
The whole house is beautifully furnished with antiques and retains its original character with chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout. It is situated on a quiet farm road yet within a five to ten minute drive of shops, restaurants and bars. It's possible to walk to the nearby village which has three bars and a supermarket.
A one bedroom apartment which leads out to the pool, is also available.
The beautiful restored chapel can be used for quite reflection or small wedding parties. Many of our guests visit Sant'Orsola to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, with their friends and families.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds are laid to lawn with a large selection of fruit and nut trees and manicured hedges, large terracotta pots and statues. There are many private places away from the swimming pool, such as the olive grove, for resting and reading.
The pool is open from April to October and cleaned daily The house and monastery rooms are cleaned once a week inclusive in the price.
In the winter it's possible to rent Sant'Orsola for a long let of 4-5 months. This is a good opportunity for anyone wanting to spend the winter in Umbria or anyone needing to rent whilst waiting for a house to be built or renovated.
Further cleaning is available at a rate of €14 an hour. The linen and towels are changed once a week. Pool towels are provided. A small speedboat is available for hire at nearby Lake Trasemeno.
The house is available for shorter rentals for the popular Christmas (Natale) and Capodanno periods.
Umbria enjoys beautiful warm weather in Spring and Autumn. May is a lovely month, warm temperatures and Green Umbria certainly lives up to its reputation.! Lots of blossoms and wild flowers. A fanatastic time to see Umbria without too many tourists. June offers beautiful warm to hot days. The local village food sagras festivals get into full swing. Fantastic for enjoying balmy evenings and watching the locals enjoying themselves. Throughout June there is always plenty to do and see, and of course there's guaranteed sunshine for just lazing about the gardens and pool. InJuly and August expect emperatures of around 25 to 34 degrees. During these high summer months there are plenty of events to enjoy such as Umbria Jazz (always wise to book tickets in advance!) and may local traditional festas and hilltop town food sagras. September is a perfect month, not too hot, and quieter because there are not so many tourists at popular places such as Todi and Perugia. There are always musical events to be enjoyed during September. For those guests not tied to school holidays we always recommend the months of May, June and September!
The region is steeped in history and the medieval towns of Perugia, Todi, Assisi and Orvieto are within a thirty minute drive on good road. It is possible to do day trips to Rome and Florence using the rail network.
All the nearby historic centres stage special events throughout the year, one of the most famous being the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia .This event attracts big names from all around the world.
Schiavo is a small village, five minutes walk from Sant Orsola with three bars (one does takeaway pizza),and a small supermarket.
During the summer months the local villages stage food sagras where local recipes are dished up. There are three good restaurants within a five to ten minute drive. We can always recommend and book restaurants for our guests.