Price per week €3385—€4555
Sleeps 10 (including 4 children)

This is a great family house and we loved every minute of our stay

Elizabeth, London
Living Space

4 Bedrooms:
1st Floor
Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom
Double bedroom with king size bed
1 bunk room with 2 bunk beds to sleep 4 children
Bathroom
Separate loo
Access to upper outdoor terrace

Ground Floor

Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite bathroom
Separate loo

Well-equipped kitchen with doors onto covered terrace with pizza oven and BBQ
Open plan living and dining room, dining table by designer Piet Hein Eek and Weltevree wood burning stove
Snug
Laundry room

Please note:
The house has one neighbour, a similar villa that is not rented.

The house can be rented

Amenities

Swimming pool (12m x 6m)
Outdoor dining area with incredible views over the Umbrian countryside
Pizza oven
BBQ
Apple TV
Internet
Central heating
Room fans
Cot
Highchair
Petanques
Covered lounge terrace overlooking the valley with a large outside day bed with comfy pillows

Domestic Services

Mid week clean included (Extra cleaning payable locally)
Pool guy
Gardener
A cook can be arranged (payable locally)

Location

The nearest village Castiglion Fosco is just over 5 minutes away by car. It has a post office, bar and small shop.
Tavernelle di Panicale is 10 minutes by car. It has a great bar, pastries, weekly market on Monday and good supermarkets.
Piegaro is 15 minutes away by car
Citta della Pieve is 20 minutes away by car
Castiglione del Lago is 30 minutes by car
Todi is 1 hr by car
Siena is 1h 30 minutes by car

Transport

Fly direct to Perugia, Rome or Florence airport

Florence International airport is approximately 2hrs drive away
Rome Fiumicino Airport is approximately 2 hrs away

Car hire is essential.

Local Information

Piegaro is a 15 minute drive and is a sleepy medieval town with some shops (restaurant, butcher, bakery, small grocery), bars, pharmacy, bank and a church.
Tavernelle di Panicale on the way to Perugia is better for stocking up as it has a supermarket.

Piegaro has a couple of restaurants, although a wider range of delicious restaurants can be found in Citta della Pieve, Panicale and Castiglione del Lago.

The area is well known for its wine production – visit Orvieto or Montepulciano to sample wine and eat delicious local delicacies.

Lake Trasimeno, where Umbria spills over into Tuscany is Italy’s fourth largest lake and a prime spot if you want to tiptoe off the well trodden trail and slip into the slow rhythm of lake life. Around this 128 sq km lake, olive groves, vines, woods of oak and cypress and sunflower fields frame castle topped medieval towns, such as Castiglione del Lago and Passignano. You can swim from the lakeside beach at Castiglione del Lago and beach and water sports are available there.

The interesting town of Citta della Pieve is only 13km away from the villa. Famous for being the birthplace of 2 of Italy’s greatest Renaissance artists (Perugino being the more famous of the 2) – works by both artists can be found in St Maria and St Antonio churches. The town is small and has most of its medieval town wall intact. It boasts an 11th century tower and an impressive medieval castle. The labyrithine alleys date back to medieval times and the picturesque nooks and corners, steeped in memories and emotions are still full of life today. Enjoy the Nonna sitting outside her small house playing top trumps with her grandson or make the most of the beautiful girls who arrive on their Piaggios to have a latte mid morning in one of the many cafes.

The nearby golf courses are at Panicarola (20 minutes away by car) and the Lambourghini course (25 minutes away by car)

Our View

We are really pleased to have this house in our Italian programme. The designers have got it so right with an imaginative combination of traditional Umbrian building style and modern interiors.

Outside the house blends beautifully with the rolling hills of the Umbrian landscape – the views from the terrace are particularly impressive overlooking the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Citta della Pieve. Dine here on delicious produce from the local markets and your own homemade pizzas whilst watching the sun setting over the Tuscan mountains- perfection.

Inside, the house reflects the Dutch owners’ cool style and is dotted with pieces of modern design including the Piet Hein Eek dining table and Weltevree wood burning stove. White-washed walls and beautiful terracotta floors are throughout. Each of the bedrooms is spacious and airy and the bunk room is great for children or even teenagers – the beds and the inbuilt wardrobes are made and designed by a local carpenter. The views from the bedrooms are wonderful and just the thing to unwind but wait till you the see the views from the stand alone bath tub!

This is a great family house of a very high standard within very close proximity of all the delights that Umbria and Tuscany have to offer- we think you’ll love it!

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