IDILLIC UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE WITH POOL VIEWS OF MONTONE 2BR/1BA

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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IDILLIC UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE WITH POOL VIEWS OF MONTONE 2BR/1BA

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Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Situated on a wooded hillside you have spectacular views, peace and tranquility, always a fresh breeze, the fragrances of Rosemary, Thyme, and Juniper around you, and an overall feeling that is so soothing to your soul; our guests always want to stay-on longer.

The Perfect spot for a family with kids, a couple wanting a romantic and secluded place, or an artist needing quiet in an inspirational setting.

The position of the property is perfect because it is not far from the comforts of civilization, yet you are alone on your wooded hillside without the noise of farm equipment, traffic, or neighbors. Also, the property sits up high enough so there is no need for Air Conditioning.

Visit at a short distance: Gubbio, Assisi, Cortona, San Sepolcro, Citta di Castello and other villages and cities. Follow the Wine Route through Umbria and taste the incomparable Sagrantino di Montefalco and other great wines. This is also a great Olive Oil region and you can visit local groves. You can also buy direct Umbrian fabrics in Umbertide or the famous ceramics of Deruta.

Major Activities in Montone:

Spring: The Easter Festival (Easter Week)

July: Umbria Jazz in Perugia (Search the web for details)

The Umbria Film Festival in Montone

Band Music Exchange Week (Every evening a different Band)

August: The Medieval Festival of Montone where the whole town turns back some 500 years; One week of events including street theater, flag throwing 'sbandieratori', competitions in archery and other sports, and of course FOOD and Wine!

November: Festa del Bosco (The Forest Festival) with a taste of local Porcini mushrooms, truffles, jams, sauces, and Olive Oils; of course FOOD and Wine.

Keywords: Restored Stone House

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the manager
Date of Stay: August 2008



This property near Montone in the stunningly beautiful Umbrian hills, is the closest we have come to a perfect holiday location for many years, if ever before.



It took a painstaking internet search early this year to find such a gem, and from the moment of booking I was not disappointed. Jonathan, the owner, contacted me within a couple of hours with some helpful advice and insights, and nearer the time of arrival sent a comprehensive and helpful property guide plus details of a good route from our arrival airport (Ancona)



When we arrived at the top of the winding track, we were immediately overwhelmed by the beauty of the place; even more so when we learned that we were the sole occupants of the whole property for the fortnight!



Jonathan and Roberta, who were present for our first day showed us around; from that point we just revelled in the peace and tranquility of the house, grounds and superbly kept pool (thanks Alberto!)



You may accuse me of hyperbole, but I can't describe the utter relaxation of sitting on the patio, overlooking Montone on the next hill, watching the Buzzards hunt in the wooded hillsides and seeing the sun set, with the stars gradually appearing in a sky unaffected by light pollution, with a glass of Orvieto in hand!



For those with families, the property is very well equipped; although Umbria has a negligible crime rate, the electric gates offer extra security, and also prevent younger children wandering off. The more adventurous will find a number of interesting towns within 30 minutes to 1 hours drive. Montone itself is a gem, and it has a number of excellent local bars and restaurants. Nearby Umbertide has everything else but less character.



For high quality shopping, Perugia has some fantastic offerings, not forgetting the local Perugina chocolate!



Mandi and I will be returning here; it would be difficult to find a more conducive spot to get away from the rigours of everyday life for a week or two!



Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sep 2008
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Jonathan

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My wife is from Rome, I am from Connecticut, and we met in Honduras! For the past twenty years we have worked as expatriates, but this is our base and where we want to spend our free time.

Jonathan purchased this farmhouse in 1993

My wife would escape the heat and chaos of Rome each summer and stay in this area, so as soon as we had enough saved up we bought this old farm house; a real fix-er-upper, and now look at it!

We did not buy it as a vacation rental property, but there is so much extra room that we decided to share it (and help offset some of our expenses).

We are so close to being far away. With the amazing local food, great views, and peaceful surroundings we just feel so good the moment we arrive. One local Cappuccin monk commented, 'This place is so Franciscan!' We agree, there is something so soothing about this place; no exaggeration.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Idillic Umbrian Farmhouse with Pool Views of Montone 2BR/1BA
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Montone Citta di Castello
Helsinki, Finland
5

Return to paradise

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time to Campo della Fiora. We are family with 4 kids (4-14 yrs) and stayed in la Porcilaia for two weeks, just like we did two years ago. The place is wonderful and no photos can properly show the beauty and serenity of the place. The property and gardens are all well kept and the property manager Matteo is extremely helpful. We loved to stay and play at the pool and we will never forget our outdoor dinners where we could admire the magnificent view of Montone. There are several places of interest to visit within 0,5-1 hour distance, just perfect distance for a day-trip. This time we visited Cortona, Gubbio, Spoleto, Bevagna and also made a two hour drive to Firenze. Food supply, either supermarkets or restaurants, are within 10 minutes of car drive. We can recommend this place for anyone seeking peace and beauty. We will definitely come here again...
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Montone Citta di Castello
Miami, Florida
5

Umbrian Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We (both of us are 71) stayed for a week in the one-bedroom cottage, la Porcilaia (the Pigsty), at this unique and wonderful farmhouse estate outside of Montone, Umbria. It was over the Easter weekend and it was a glorious stay combining the Umbrian Spring with the holiday festivities in Montone and nearby Assisi.
The cottage was everything we could have wanted, with all the conveniences and accommodations necessary for an enjoyable vacation.
We used the hilltop estate as our base and took day trips to, among other sites: Assisi, Cortona, Orvieto, Gubbio, Pietralunga, Spello, Arezzo and Citta di Castello. Being only 5 minutes away from Montone was a great plus. Montone is a jewel of a hill-town: small, compact, rich in history and friendly. We visited it three or four times during our short stay.
And, I write "short stay" with meaning. If we had known what a wonderful home-away-from-home Campo della Fiora and la Porcilaia was going to be, we would have stayed two weeks or more.
The quiet, the views looking to Montone and the Apennines, the bird-songs, the wildflowers, the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and, the central location allowing easy drives to all the places we had read and dreamed about.
It was a glorious stay. We are already planning to visit again.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jon, your comments are very much appreciated as they are so helpful to potential new guests. We are just sorry that we were not there to meet you personally, but thankfully the property manager took good care of your needs in our absence. We hope to have you again in the future. Thank you, Jonathan & Roberta
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Montone Citta di Castello
Berlin
5

paradise

  • 5 of 5
We (Family with two boys, 8 and 10 years old) spend two weeks in Sommer 2013 at Roberta´s and Jonathan´s house. Everything was perfect and there was absolutely nothing to complain about. Beautiful, relaxed retreat in one of the most beautiful places in Italy (the world?). Beautiful house with magnificent view and beautiful separate swimming pool... and on top of it the most friendly host / owner ever. Thank you once again Roberta and Jonathan. Five stars.. I would even give more.
Just to mention: you need a car to get around
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Oliver for your comments and we certainly do appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay so much.

We are giving the interior fresh paint this winter and are busy with other maintenance so that everything is working perfectly for this summer.

We had such a great time enjoying a few sunsets with you guys and watching the boys as they created their own pizzas in the outdoor oven.

You are always welcome!!

Sincerely,
Jonathan & Roberta
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Montone Citta di Castello
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
5

Nirvana

  • 5 of 5
We have always wanted to travel to Italy...of course to see the sights that are world-renowned but also to have a family holiday where we could relax. We realized this dream with a 4 week stay in Italy this summer but the definite highlight of the trip was staying at this beautiful villa near Montone. It is just off the path of tourists that seem to gorge the country in the summer but also close enough in proximity to drive to many of the major destinations. Montone is a quintessential medieval village with excellent food and the friendliest people! The villas themselves were stunning and being able to be at this property truly encapsulated everything that we had idealized/visualized/glamorized about what an "Italian experience" should be. We truly cannot recommend this property enough...it is perfect for families but also for adults or couples. The owners were exceptionally gracious and helpful in responding to all of our questions and concerns and they were definitely an asset in terms of our travel planning. This property is up quite a steep hill so not for faint-of-heart drivers but it is easy to get to and easy to get to other destinations from so it is worth it! The pool is magnificent and provided much respite from the heat of the summer in Italy. There are truly not enough adequate words to describe how wonderful this experience was for our entire group...we have and will continue to recommend this property to friends and will also plan to return ourselves in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the complements and your gracious recommendation Zoe! It is true that the road up is a bit steep and narrow - we are used to it, but I can see why you point it out; good point.
We hope to meet up with you again one day and it was nice meeting you. Best regards,
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Montone Citta di Castello
Abu Dhabi
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5
This is the most idyllic spot. We spent 2 beautiful weeks here and could not recommend it more highly! Wonderful and hospitable hosts and so much to do - eat, drink, visit the hill towns, and chill by the pool or on the terrace. We even made bread and pizza in the outdoor pizza oven!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane and James for offering to share your bread making expertise; we really enjoyed the the process with you as well as eating the outcome!
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Montone Citta di Castello
5

Incredibly beutiful

  • 5 of 5
We are a family with 4 children from 2-12 yrs and were looking for a place with peace, privacy and a safe pool. We were extremely lucky to find Campo della Fiora. The view is incredible, the pool perfect and we managed to fit ourselves in il Fienile while the kids favour to sleep in the same room. This old farmhouse is renovated with good taste and excellent functionality, and the garden around is beautiful and well kept. This was really a luxury holiday for us. There are several places of interest to visit around within one hour drive or less. Montone itself is a picturesque village within 10 minutes drive.

We also appreciate the support and hints from the owner and the property manager.

We can recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful place.

Timo, Niina & Children
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Beautiful words of praise from our first Finnish guests. We hope you are able to return one day. Thank you very much for your kind words. Sincerely,
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Map

Map

Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
San Egidio, Perugia Airport
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Umbertide
Nearest Motorway
5.7 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Beach
105 Kilometres
Fano
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Montone
Car: necessary

There is a week-long festival in mid-August that is very interesting: www.montone.info will give you an idea of why people love this week in Montone.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Montone Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 22 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$186
From
$205
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,302
$4,500
 
 
Autumn Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$168
From
$168
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,069
$3,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$186
$1,302
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $85
Notes Please Note:
Our rates on this site are quoted in USD, but they were converted from the Euro at $1.37/Euro. If at the time of booking you prefer to use the actual prevailing exchange rate, then we will adjust the quote at that time accordingly.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Montone Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Upstairs with both bedrooms
  • No tub, but the shower stall is very large.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Not possible to join the two single beds
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed - new and comfortable.
  • Queen size Beds (1) In main upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two in second upstairs bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) We also have a High-Chair and a stroller. One new and comfortable sofa-bed is located downstairs in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
Great position: up on a wooded hillside, no neighbors, green lawn, views of Montone (a medieval hilltop village), a Fortress, and the Apennine Mountains. Use of traditional wood-fired oven (Forno a legna).
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