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17TH C. HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN

Nic & Charlotte Eager

Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Nic & Charlotte Eager

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english, italian
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
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Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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17TH C. HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nic & Charlotte Eager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, italian

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
E45 Gubbio turn off
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Antognolla
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Umbertide
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
E45 Gubbio turn off
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
E45 Gubbio turn off
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Lago Trasimeno
Car: necessary

On the East facing slopes of Monte Corona, overlooking the Upper Tiber Valley, and in a landscape conservation area above the 12th century Badia di San Salvatori, Casa Capella is equidistant between Città di Castello and Perugia, some 5km south of Umbertide. With local shops and good restaurants a few minutes drive away down the hill, this is an excellent location for a base to discover Umbria and East Tuscany. Perugia and Lago Trasimeno are less than 30 minutes' drive away; and the historic centres of Arezzo, Cortona, Gubbio, Orvieto, Siena, Spoleto and Assisi are all within easy reach. Readily accessible motorways bring the Valnerina, Adriatic beaches, Florence and Rome within a few hours drive. Local train services run in the valley into Perugia. The local airport at Perugia has flights to London Stansted, Milan & Rome. Budget airlines fly to nearby Ancona and Bologna Forli.

This is the countryside of Francis of Assisi and the renaissance painters, Piero della Francesca and Perugino - with hilltop towns and villages, fields of sunflowers, & hillsides of copsed oak woodland. Local Umbrian cuisine delights in truffles, salumeria, porchetta (roast pork stuffed with herbs and spices), and a wonderful array of fresh vegetables and fruit.

The newly reopened 18 hole Antognolla golf club is a short drive away, on the South side of Monte Corona. Clubs and buggies are available for hire.

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Rates & Availability

From £469 Per week

Umbertide House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2015 Easter
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£546
 
 
2015 Low
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£469
 
 
2015 Medium
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£546
 
 
2015 High
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£609
 
 
2015 Peak
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
2015 High
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£609
 
 
2015 Medium
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£546
 
 
2015 Low
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£469
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Reduced rates (£378 - £525 per week) for parties of 1 or 2 people not using the top floor. Discounts available outside peak for parties of 3 or 4 only requiring 2 bedrooms. Payments from (& to) outside UK to be by interbank transfer and will be subject to you meeting all associated bank charges. Exchange rates for non GBP transfers will be as set by our bank at the time of our receipt/dispatch.
All payments in GBP sterling unless otherwise specifically agreed. 30% of rent required to secure booking. If booking more than 6 months in advance, £100.00 will hold house until 6 months before start of rental. Outstanding rent + security deposit to be received 6 weeks before start of rental. On receipt, keys & directions will be sent to you.
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Amenities

Umbertide House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Marble topped vanity basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble lined shower and vanity basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • Bedroom 1 has views over garden & chapel to the East, and adjoining hillside to the South. Bedroom 1 adjoins the 1st floor Studio with its day bed. Both have French doors onto small balconies overlooking the walled garden. Bedroom 2 has views right over the Upper Tiber valley to the North & East. Bedroom 3 overlooks the hillside to the South, with far-reaching views down the valley.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Open fireplace to living room and wood-burning stove to dining area. Logs provided. Gas fired wall heaters to bedrooms and living room by arrangement outside winter period. Walled garden equipped with teak table, large sun umbrella and canvas chairs for dining al fresco. Seats around the garden offer opportunities for sun & shade. Hillside garden with terrace & views, large circular stone table with chestnut seats. Painter's easel available - please contact owners. Casa Capella is near good local facilities for swimming, tennis and golf.

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