Umbertide House Rental Photos and Description
A self-catering comfortable rental for a relaxing holiday in glorious Umbria
In Umbria, on the quiet slopes of historic Monte Corona, and within easy reach of the bustling market town of Umbertide, Casa Capella is set in an idyllic position next to a tiny chapel in a scattered rural hamlet with views over the Upper Tiber Valley. Enjoy a relaxing self-catering villa holiday in this delightfully furnished self-contained family home that accommodates 6 in comfort but is equally suitable for a couple not taking the top floor. A traditional 3 storey rustic country house restored with modern amenities, Casa Capella retains its earlier character, with oak beamed terracotta ceilings, cool interior and brick floors. Outside, the charming level garden offers options for sun and shade. Over from the house, the romantic hillside garden, with its terrace, table and seats nestling under the trees, offers views through a young olive grove to the dramatic hillside beyond. Approached through leafy woodland up a winding road, access is off a lane with minimal traffic.
Monte Corona and the Upper Tiber Valley: Montecorona is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty on the South side of the Upper Tiber Valley between Umbertide and Pierantonio. Casa Capella is located in a small hillside hamlet between the 11th century Abbazia del San Salvatore, at the bottom and a working 16th century monestry, the Eremo di Montecorona at the top. Some 5km away, Umbertide is a friendly market town, on the banks of the Tiber, dominated by its Rocca – a 14th century fortress tower formerly used as a prison, but now for art exhibitions. There are numerous excellent restaurants to choose from - ranging from the traditional to the sophisticated, to simple pizzerias - and a good choice of shops for food and clothes, supermarkets, wineries, bars and cafes. The colourful Wednesday market brings a wonderful variety of local fruit and vegetables as well as cheeses, salamis, porchetta vans, fresh fish, and flowers.
Casa Capella is a family home, complete with its idiosyncrasies. The retention of much of its original rustic construction and layout contributes to its character. At ground floor, a spacious living and dining room, subdivided by a wide archway, opens onto the garden. The dining end, with its wood-burning stove, gives onto a separate well equipped country kitchen, with its gas cooker with oven, a double sink, large fridge, and washing machine. The kitchen has a small table suitable for breakfast and a back door giving onto the garden. There is sufficient crockery, cutlery, glass and cooking utensils for eight. The living and dining room has an eight foot pine table, rustic upright chairs; and the sitting area, focussing on a working fireplace, has a two sofas, an armchair, floor cushion, and a coffee table.
Up by the original staircase to the first floor, where a large studio, with day bed gives onto a bedroom with double bed, and to a fully equipped bathroom, with shower, bidet, wc & basin. Studio and bedroom both have french doors and balconies, sheltered from the heat of the day and offering views of the surrounding countryside. The access to first and second floors is through the studio.
The second floor has a large room, with king size double bed and single bed, with extensive views; and another twin bedded room, smaller but quite adequate for a couple sharing. The second bathroom, has its own bath with shower attachment, bidet, w.c. and washbasin.
The house is well suited to couples just taking the ground and 1st floors, for which reduced rates are available. In this event the top floor will remain unoccupied for the duration of your stay.
Our neighbours are all Italian, friendly and respectful of privacy. The house itself is back to back with another. The chapel may occasionally be used by a few of the locals for a Mass.
Rental rates are inclusive of all charges for reasonable use of electricity, wood, and gas for hot water, cooking, & heating in winter months. A full manual of tips, hints, appliance instructions and local information is provided in the property for your use during your stay.
For further information, including layout plans, please have a look at our website (link at the bottom of the page), and do feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Nic & Charlotte Eager
We are in our mid 60’s retired from architecture and PR and live in the South West of England, getting over to Casa Capella three or four times a year, & what seems like every time, for the past 20 years, not wanting to leave the place. Casa Capella is second home for the whole family. It is part of us.
Nic & Charlotte Eager purchased this house in 1992
What makes this house unique
If you like to get away from it all - from the telephone, television, and the daily wall of emails,, and relax in a well loved home with good food and wine and convivial conversation, then this is the place for you.