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A Romantic Farmhouse Apartment for 2 in Rural Umbria

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The front of the apartment and its wonderful view of Monte Solare

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Perugia farmhouse description

This vacation rental apartment at Vecchia Casa is in a recently restored famhouse, located in a hamlet surrounded by woodland and hills covered in olive groves and vineyards. The self-catering apartment on the 1st floor is decorated in the traditional rustic manner, using antique furniture, fittings and fabrics with soft muted colours, handmade cotto floors, exposed stone walls and beams. We've used natural materials wherever possible, such as local stone and Tuscan linens.

The fully equipped kitchenette is perfect for creating a delicious Italian meal, after which you can dine under the magnificent chandelier or use the soft lighting for more intimate dining. The comfy sofa is ideal for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing, to curl up to read a good book or watch a DVD. There are a selection of tables, especially handy for working on your laptop or card games.

The bedroom with its antique bed and traditional nightstands and lamps is very romantic. The mattress was specially chosen to give you a good night's sleep. There is an en-suite shower room tiled in honey coloured stone.

Despite being rustic, we're also modern and offer Wifi, so you can keep in touch with friends and family.

The apartment has a small private terrace with table and chairs. There's also a larger, shaded terrace perfect for sitting to enjoy a glass of wine or dining al-fresco while taking in the glorious views. In our organic garden you can watch an array of colourful butterflies, fireflies and humming birds moths or the swallows as they dip and dive. We have 2 comfortable loungers for relaxing in the shade.

In the garden is the old bread oven which may be used as a BBQ or for making pizzas. A small charge is made for wood.

There is an artists' portable easel for use in the garden or for painting trips.

Fresh produce such as yogurt and cheese may be purchased directly from local farmers. The olive press is only a few minutes away where you may buy some wonderful Umbrian oil. There are a selection of supermarkets and a local market for buying fresh produce. In town wine can be bought from a cantina selling local wines or directly from a small, friendly winery.

From the garden of Vecchia Casa one can see the ruins of 4 castles and the shepherds herding their sheep. Within minutes from our door wild boar roam at night, yet we're less than 30 minutes from the bustling town of Perugia. From our hamlet there are a selection of walks in the beautiful countryside. There are a variety of activities with in easy reach to suit all tastes from: golf, horseback riding, sailing, trekking, mountain biking to concerts, both classical and contemporary, cinemas, theatres, museums and archeological sites. Bird watching is popular along the lake where they have a bird sanctuary.

The views within walking distance of Vecchia Casa are outstanding, a patchwork of green and yellow woodland and fields. From the hills behind our hamlet you can view Lago Trasimeno from an unspoiled setting. It's especially beautiful at sunset.

Tavernelle di Panicale, our local town is only 8 minutes from Vecchia Casa, where you can find shops, cafes, banks, ristoranti and a small local market. Near the house is a gourmet ristorante in a lovely setting. Many of the nearby villages also have family run ristoranti serving traditional Umbrian dishes and wines. Only 5 minutes away is a beauty spa in the most magnificent surroundings.

Umbria is a region noted for its wines such as: Orvietto Classico and Montefalco Sagrantino, as well as cheeses, meats, the finest black truffles and arguably the best olive oil in Italy, but we are also close to Montalcino and Montepulciano in Tuscany, both famous for their wines.

Ours is the perfect location for exploring both Umbria and Tuscany. One can visit the many quaint hilltop villages and towns for which Umbria is famous, as well as: Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Deruta, Spello and Gubbio in Umbria. In Tuscany you can easily reach Arezzo, Siena, Pienza, Cortona and Florence. We're only 20 minutes from Lago Trasimeno with 2 islands which can be visited by ferry and a bird sanctuary to observe the many migratory birds.

Arezzo is home to the largest antiques fair in Italy, held monthly with a vast array of goods. In Umbria there are a few smaller antique fairs one can also visit.

Throughout the year there are many festas(festivals) some celebrating a particular harvest such as those of mushrooms, olives, snails, grapes, chestnuts and the famous chocolate festival in Perugia. Many of the festas have ancient origins which are commemorated by those dressed in medieval costumes, the display of bright banners and traditional horse races. There are also the traditional and beautiful religious processions at Easter.

We live on-site and share with our guests the produce from our organic vegetable and herb garden and the delicious fruit from our orchard.

We also offer the unique opportunity to use our old garden forno(bread/pizza oven) for making pizzas or roasting.

You will find the people in our hamlet both friendly and welcoming, giving you the perfect opportunity to meet the locals and see how they go about their daily routine.


Booking Details
Arrival days are flexible

We only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights

A non returnable deposit of 50% is needed to secure a booking The remaining 50% is due 8 weeks before arrival.

Payment is by bank transfer in euro or a euro banker's cheque

A €100 returnable security/breakage deposit is necessary.


Keywords: Farmhouse, apartment, self-catering, Umbria, villa, on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, holiday rental, vacation rental, organic produce, romantic, antiques, organic veggies, organic vegetables, pizza oven, mountain biking, bird watching, beautiful walks, artist's easel, wineries, vineyard visits, cookery classes, winery visits, winery tours

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smokers are welcome but the apartment is a strictly non-smoking area....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The apartment and garden are unsuitable for toddlers...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                18 years...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

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              • King size beds (1) The mattress is of a superior quality to ensure a good night's sleep, Twin or Single Beds (2) The bed may be divided to make 2 singles...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • A shower room with wet floor en-suite with the bedroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchenette is fully equipped and also has a kettle, coffee maker and toaster....moreless

              • Stove:

                There are 2 cooking hobs built in to the worktop. The oven & grill are below...moreless

              • Freezer:

                Use of the freezer in the main house for large items and gelato...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need is there, special items on request...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                The kitchenette is fully equipped...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                The washer is shared with the owners who are happy to offer a free service wash...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All linens are provided and of good quality...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                On-site a few meters from the apartment...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • We offer the unique opportunity to use our old garden forno (pizza/bread oven) for roasting or making pizzas. A nominal charge is made for wood. Organic, seasonal produce from our garden and fruit from the orchard is shared with guests. There is a wide selection of herbs for flavouring your meals. Two comfortable loungers are available for relaxing in the shade. We offer a Picasso traveling easel for use in the garden or to take out on painting trips....moreless

                  Entertainment

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Works in the apartment and the garden...moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Located in town 12 minutes by car...moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            There is a shaded garden terrace with table and chairs with a beautiful view of the rolling hills....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            The garden forno/bread oven is also used for grilling....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            There are golf courses within 1/2 an hour's drive...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            A large garden with many scented plants...moreless

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Tourist Attractions

                          Location & View

                          • Rural:

                            Vecchia Casa is located on a plateau above a valley, with panoramic views of the surrounding hills and villages. From the hill behind our hamlet you can view Lago Trasimeno...moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            The rolling hills with woodland and distant mountains can be seen from the garden. The apartment overlooks the hills to the west covered in olive groves and vineyards....moreless

                          • Village:

                            From the garden you can see the ruined castle and nearby village of Fontignano. ...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Spelunking
                          • Hiking
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Photography
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Ruins
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Playground
                          • Water Parks
                          • Festivals
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Autumn/Winter
                          Sep 1 - Dec 19
                          3 night min stay
                          €75
                          €487
                          Spring
                          Mar 1 - May 30
                          3 night min stay
                          €84
                          €487
                          Summer
                          Jun 1 - Aug 29
                          3 night min stay
                          €73
                          €511
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          €74
                          €487

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • For wood for the forno €10
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The rates of 74 euro in low season & 84 euro in summer apply only to the minimum of 4 nights. We do not take 1 night bookings.

                          Our weekly Spring & Autumn price is 485 euro

                          Our weekly Summer price is 511 euro

                          The ad only allows for a price by night which comes out more costly

                          A 50% non refundable deposit is necessary to secure a booking.

                          The remaining 50% is due 8 weeks before arrival.

                          Payment is made by bank transfer


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                          Location

                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          There is a wide selection of bars in town
                          29 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Perugia
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Villa di Monte Solare

                          Car: Necessary

                          Near to Vecchia Casa there are a number of marked paths both for walks and mountain biking. Behind our hamlet is a hill from which you can watch the sunset over Lago Trasimeno and may spot the wild boar in the fields below.

                          Cooking Classes are offered locally and winery tours can be arranged.

                          Within walking distance is a boutique hotel with a restaurant and beauty spa. Their chef offers cooking classes. Near, are a wide selection of restaurants from gourmet to those offering simple, traditional cooking.

                          It is easy to reach the major wine districts of both Umbria and Tuscany where you are able to visit wineries or book winery tours.

                          There are many sports activities available in the area

                          The area abounds in cultural activities, theatre, dancing, classical music, jazz and more. Throughout the year there are many local festivals some with locals dressed in Medieval costumes.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: You could call me the Cinderella of Vecchia Casa because I do the cleaning, remove the ashes from our fireplace, the gardening and much more. I don't however have 3 ugly sister nor has a carriage pulled up outside to take me to the ball and you are most unlikely to find me wearing glass slippers. Like Cinders, I was however transformed, but mine was from being a real city girl to a true country one. When you wake up in the morning to a sunrise coming up from behind the hills, the sound of a cockrell and birdsong, there is nothing like it. In every direction you can see the soft rolling hills with their lush greenery and in the garden, butterflies, bees, hummingbird moths and fireflies. I've gone from the locked doors and loneliness of London life to open ones here. We pass the time together sharing our knowledge and experiences of cooking, gardening etc.

                          Why the Owner Chose Perugia:
                          Vecchia Casa was purchased because it was nicely located in a hamlet set a top a low plateau with a large garden and stone chicken house with an old bread oven attached. Over time I discovered how well located it is, with easy access to the major towns in both Umbria and Tuscany.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          Staying in Vecchia Casa you get the best of both worlds: In the apartment you can enjoy the feel of a rustic farmhouse with lots of character, but modern facilities for comfort. The views to the west are wonderful. You can enjoy the setting sun while dining and hear the beautiful sound of church bells It's hard to believe that up till about 40 years ago this was a working farmhouse with cows tethered to stalls in the cantina, a wine press, granary and huge fireplace for smoking meats. They also kept chickens in the pig sty and occasionally cooked outside using the bread oven. As soon as you walk out the door you take in the beauty of the area where you can either visit the quaint towns and villages by car where there is little worry of traffic or enjoy the many walks from our hamlet. Just behind is a range of hills which overlooks Lago Trasimeno with breathtaking views. Here you are in the middle of the countryside yet not far from the many interesting and famous sites. A lovely walk from the house will take you to the attractive village of Fontignano where Perugino died and is buried. A short drive away is the town where he was born, there you will find some of his famous works of art. Springtime is a joy to behold with the wild flowers in bloom & the garden full of colour. In June the hills are filled with the scent of broom, July the fields are covered in sunflowers. October is grape picking season & November the whole region is out harvesting olives & enjoying the fruits of their labour.


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                          Photos

                          • The front of the apartment and its wonderful view of Monte Solare

                            The front of the apartment and its wonderful view of Monte Solare

                          • The table's set.

                            The table's set.

                          • The oh sooo romantic bedroom with antique bed

                            The oh sooo romantic bedroom with antique bed

                          • The shaded garden terrace with stunning views of the surrounding hills

                            The shaded garden terrace with stunning views of the surrounding hills

                          • The lovely spring and early summer flowers

                            The lovely spring and early summer flowers

                          • Spring colour in the garden

                            Spring colour in the garden

                          • May & June when the French lavender & roses are in bloom attracting butterflies

                            May & June when the French lavender & roses are in bloom attracting butterflies

                          • A cheerful greeting in summer as you enter Tavernelle, our local town.

                            A cheerful greeting in summer as you enter Tavernelle, our local town.

                          • A blanket of snow in February

                            A blanket of snow in February

                          • A view looking down from the centre of Perugia

                            A view looking down from the centre of Perugia

                          • Sunset in Citta della Pieve, the birthplace of the artist Perugino

                            Sunset in Citta della Pieve, the birthplace of the artist Perugino

                          • Why not come to taste the wine in this vineyard in the shadow of Assisi

                            Why not come to taste the wine in this vineyard in the shadow of Assisi

                          • The Open Plan Living Area with a fully equipped kitchenette & dining area.

                            The Open Plan Living Area with a fully equipped kitchenette & dining area.

                          • The comfy sofa

                            The comfy sofa

                          • The shower room with wet floor

                            The shower room with wet floor

                          • Beneath the apartment, the garden stairs lined in beautiful scented lavender

                            Beneath the apartment, the garden stairs lined in beautiful scented lavender

                          • Morning Glory with a view

                            Morning Glory with a view

                          • The shaded terrace overlooking a field of sunflowers

                            The shaded terrace overlooking a field of sunflowers

                          • Anyone for pizza? Made in the old garden forno

                            Anyone for pizza? Made in the old garden forno

                          • An Autumn landscape seen from our village

                            An Autumn landscape seen from our village

                          • A sunflower view taken near Vecchia Casa, with Fontignano in the background

                            A sunflower view taken near Vecchia Casa, with Fontignano in the background

                          • A carpet of dried flowers from the summer flower festival in Citta della Pieve

                            A carpet of dried flowers from the summer flower festival in Citta della Pieve

                          • One of many dramatic sunsets seen from the garden

                            One of many dramatic sunsets seen from the garden

                          • Perhaps you would like to taste the wine at this well known vineyard

                            Perhaps you would like to taste the wine at this well known vineyard

                          VRBO #203253

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                          €73 - €84 per night (EUR)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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