Price per week €5500—€7000
Sleeps 12

It really is a lovely villa in a beautiful location.

Jane, London
Living Space

6 bedrooms
Ground floor:
1 double bedroom with super kingsize bed and en suite shower room
1 twin bedroom with adjacent shower room

Well equipped kitchen with French range cooker and table for 8 people, doors to outdoor breakfast area and outdoor dining area
Dining room with table for 12 people
Sitting room with fireplace
Library room with doors onto outdoor seating area
Laundry room
Games room
Loo

1st floor:
Master bedroom with super kingsize bed, small study area and ensuite bathroom with shower and access to private terrace and the garden
2 twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom
Double height sitting room with fireplace

2nd floor:
1 double bedroom with kingsize bed or twin beds and ensuite shower room

Amenities

Swimming pool (12m x 6m) – saline
Outdoor seating area
Outdoor dining area for 12 people
Croquet lawn
Boules
Trampoline
Children’s swings
Table tennis
Free-standing fans in all bedrooms
TV (for DVDs only)
DVD player and huge selection of DVDs
Games
iPod dock
WiFi
Set within beautiful shaded olive groves
(Please note there are steep drops at the house, these are fenced but not secure)

Domestic Services

Maid service 3 days per week
Pool guy

Location

Fraccano is the nearest village and is 6 minutes by car
Citta di Castello is the main town of Northern Umbria and is 20 minutes by car
Perugia is 45 minutes
Castiglione del Lago is 1 hr
Lake Trasimeno is 1 hr for the nearest swimming beach, boats and water sport activities
The coast is 1 hr 20 minutes drive
Florence is 1hr 40 minutes

Transport

Fly to Florence (1hr 40 mins drive to the house) from most international airports or Ancona (1hr 20 mins) and Perugia (45 mins)
Fly to Rome (2hrs 40 mins drive to the house) from most international airports
A hire car is essential at this house

Local Information

Casa dei Falchi is set 1km down a private unpaved road in the valley of falcons where the borders of Umbria, Tuscany and Marche meet. There are plenty of beautiful walking trails leading directly from the house.

The nearest village Fraccano has 2 restaurants serving delicious food specific to the region.

Citta Di Castello is the nearest place for general amenities, it is a large and bustling town with a twice weekly market and plenty of shops and restaurants. Surrounded by its original 16thC walls the town has some magnificent architecture to explore, including the cathedral of Saint Florido and Amanzio. The Pinacoteca Communale houses work by Signorelli, Raffaellino del Colle, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Pomarancio. Set above the river Tiber, the Tiber trail is a shaded riverside walk that lasts for 20km with views of the old town, bell towers and city walls and passes through several local villages. You can find guided canoeing at the start of the trail.

Arezzo, Assisi, Cortona, Gubbio, and Perugia are all within easy distance for a day trip- 40 minutes – 1hr by car. Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Todi and Urbino are slightly further – about 1hr 30minutes drive.

Golf, riding and sailing are all within 1 – 1.5hrs drive. Tennis is in Citta di Castello.

Our View

Citta dei Falchi sits high on the hillside at the head of ‘Le Valle dei Falchi’ with views over farmland and woodland little changed in generations. The elevated position means that even in high summer the house catches a gentle breeze. Sloping gardens terraced with local stone and wide, green lawns are perfect for unwinding. The owner has thoughtfully placed various ‘al fresco’ dining areas to catch the best of the house at different times of day. The main dining area outside the house is shaded from midday on wards – perfect for a cool lunch.

Inside, the interiors are simply yet beautifully furnished. The house has plenty of original features, the ground floor is floored in original clay tiles and wooden beams are exposed throughout. The two sitting rooms, one of them upstairs and of double height, have plenty of space for stretching out with a good book and the impressive stone fireplaces are great for cosying up with a fire out of season. Upstairs the bedrooms are large yet cosy and furnished with pieces of antique furniture and fabrics. The bathrooms are decorated in neutral colours with glazed tiles, stone sink surrounds and high-quality fittings. The free-standing tub is particularly impressive.

This is a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday or as the Italians say ‘Il dolce far niente’ (the sweetness of doing nothing). From the location of the house to the comfortable interiors, everything is designed for maximum relaxation. While away the days here reading your book by the pool, indulging in locally produced food and night time star-gazing. For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life there couldn’t be a better spot.

You won’t need to go far here for a delicious meal – the two restaurants in nearby Fraccano serve pasta, pizza and risottos all specific to the region – don’t miss the wild boar tagliatelle!

This map guide is only an approximation

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