A ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE APARTMENT FOR 2 IN RURAL UMBRIA

Karen-Louise

Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A ROMANTIC FARMHOUSE APARTMENT FOR 2 IN RURAL UMBRIA

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Farmhouse, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Location:We stayed for a week at Vecchia Casa in May 2009. Vecchia Casa is ideally located in a quiet rural area of Umbria, with easy driving access to other villages, towns and cities for shopping or site-seeing.We enjoy walking, and walking the local back roads and paths through the fields, past vineyards, olive orchards, grazing sheep, and to other small villages was delightfulApartment:It was a pleasure to stay here… clean, modern, tastefully decorated, with compact and complete kitchen/living/dining area, very nice bathroom and bedroom. The view from the dining table stays with me, the green rolling hills were a peaceful scene.We found the adjacent garden area wonderful for relaxingThe owner:We found Karen-Louise to be gracious and charming in her caring ways. We enjoyed our visits with her and she was very knowledgeable and helpful in many ways. This is definitely a place I will highly recommend to others as a place to stay in rural Umbria. K and GBritish Columbia, Canada
Aug 2009
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Karen-Louise

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Speaks english, italian
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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.

Karen-Louise purchased this farmhouse in 2004

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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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A Romantic Farmhouse Apartment for 2 in Rural Umbria
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A Romantic Farmhouse Apartment for 2 in Rural Umbria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203253vb
+39 075 835 5144 (Italy)
Fontignano Perugia area
Australia
5

Umbrian Holiday

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed for a week in Vecchia Casa and loved every minute of our stay. The owner was very welcoming and friendly and so helpful with sightseeing ideas and general directions in the area. The situation is very central for day trips in the Umbrian countryside to visit the many amazing walled towns. The garden was a joy and we loved the flat, so cosy and comfortable with a magnificent view over the fields. A definite highlight of our trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Farmhouse Apartment for 2 in Rural Umbria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203253vb
+39 075 835 5144 (Italy)
Fontignano Perugia area
5

A perfect location for exploring the hilltowns of Umbria

  • 5 of 5
Vecchia casa is an ideal location for exploring the hill towns of Umbria. We visited Deruta and its Antica Fornace where Giovanni shared his family's pottery history dating back generations. San Valentino and the Sposini linen factory were just a short drive away and the local wineries provided us with wine for our evenings. The Duomo in Orvieto with its Pieta and Signorelli frescos are within easy reach. Nearby is lovely Montefalco and the always delicious L'alchemista restaurant. Beautiful linens and lots of charm in this hilltown. The nearby train station in Chuisi was ideal for getting into Rome for a whirlwind day trip. The 7am train had us in Rome by 8:30 and an evening train had us back to Vecchia casa for a good nights sleep. Our final day trip was to Citta d Pieve to the local farmers market with everything from cheese to clothing. Karen-Louise was very helpful and made sure our every need was met. The apartment was compact, clean and well appointed. And Karen's warm ricotta pound cake was a welcomed surprise on Sunday morning! Veccia casa is the perfect spot for your Umbrian adventure.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Romantic Farmhouse Apartment for 2 in Rural Umbria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203253vb
+39 075 835 5144 (Italy)
Fontignano Perugia area
Bristol, Maine
5

Shannon & Mark

Shannon & Mark
  • 5 of 5
We had a glorious stay in Italy and Vechhia Casa provided a peaceful and relaxing venue for the last week of our 2 week sojourn. The apartment was immaculately kept with tasteful decor. The environs were perfect for our low key style of travelling. The location was perfect for day trips to desirable sites, towns and vineyards. Karen Louise is conscientious in her living style and we resonated with her low impact way of sharing the beauty, wonder and food (of course!) of Italy.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
There is a wide selection of bars in town
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Fontignano Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 29
3 night minimum stay
€73
€511
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Sep 1 - Dec 19
3 night minimum stay
€75
€486
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 - May 30
3 night minimum stay
€84
€486
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€74
€486
 

Additional information about rental rates

For wood for the forno €10
Refundable damage deposit €150
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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Amenities

Amenities

Fontignano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A shower room with wet floor en-suite with the bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • water parks
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.
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