17TH C. HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN

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Nic & Charlotte Eager

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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17TH C. HILLSIDE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN

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 superb 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.

The house, its services, furnishings and equipment: 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. Our neighbours are all Italian, friendly and respectful of privacy. The house itself is back to back with another, quietly occupied on and off. The chapel may occasionally be used by a few of the locals for a Mass. The house is well suited to couples not requiring the top floor and for whom reduced rates are available. Although capable of sleeping more, the house is let on the basis of a party size of no more than six people occupying the property at one time.

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, or if you have any questions about the house or area, please feel free to contact us.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nic & Charlotte Eager

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Speaks english, italian
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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
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Map

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

On 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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Availability & Rates

Umbertide House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Apr 19 2014 - May 23 2014
£469
7 nights
 
extra night: £67    
 
May 24 2014 - Jun 20 2014
£546
7 nights
 
extra night: £78    
 
Jun 21 2014 - Jul 11 2014
£609
7 nights
 
extra night: £87    
 
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 22 2014
£700
7 nights
 
extra night: £100    
 
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£609
7 nights
 
extra night: £87    
 
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£546
7 nights
 
extra night: £78    
 
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£469
7 nights
 
extra night: £67    

Notes

  • Reduced rates (ranging from £378 to £525 per week) for parties of 1 or 2 people not using the top floor. Discounts also available outside peak times for parties of 3 or 4 only requiring 2 bedrooms. Please contact us for details.
    Rental outside the periods shown above by special arrangement only with charges subject to agreement.
    £150 Refundable Deposit against breakages and extras.
    Rental periods from 5:00pm on date of arrival to 10:00am on date of departure. Changeover day negotiable, but generally Saturday. Bookings of 10 nights or more usually OK if arriving or leaving at the weekend. Midweek to midweek bookings accepted in quiet periods. Part weeks by arrangement, charged pro rata, subject to a minimum 7 night stay. Maximum Period - 4 weeks. Maximum Rental Party size - 6.
  • The above prices include for the use of the gas-fired room heaters during the winter months before 19 April and after 20 September (20 September 2014). Outside this period use of the heaters is by arrangement only, and is charged in addition in arrears according to room occupancy and use, with deductions taken from the refundable deposit.(£8+£3 per bedroom per night). Special offer rates are not available in conjunction with other discounts.

    How to book: Email us to check availability, and we will send you a booking form. We ask for a deposit of 30% of the rent to secure your booking. However, if it is more than 6 months in advance, an initial payment of £100 will hold the house until 6 months before the rental period starts, when the balance of the 30% will be required. The outstanding rent, together with the £150 refundable deposit, will be due 6 weeks before the start of your rental. On receipt, directions and keys will be sent to your nominated address.
  • Please contact us before sending any funds. Unless otherwise specifically agreed, all payments to be made in advance in £ sterling (GBP). All cheques to be drawn on a British Bank. Payments from outside the U.K. will be acceptable subject to your meeting all associated bank and postage costs. Any payments received by us, or sent by us, in currencies other than GBP will be deemed to be the sterling equivalent of such sums at the exchange rate determined by our own bank at the time. Payments to us may be made by International Bank Transfer, or, by specific arrangement only, by International Bank Draft signed for on delivery. Please advise us how you wish to pay and ask for our own details before sending payment. If transferring funds from outside Europe, please add £12 to each of your transfers to cover bank charges this end. Between £15 and £30 will be deducted by us from the refunded Deposit if we are to send it outside the UK (to cover bank, transfer & postal charges here).

Amenities

Umbertide House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble topped vanity basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Marble topped 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 ov erlooking 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
  • Radio
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • ruins
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
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 & good views, large circular stone table with chestnut seats, hammock. Casa Capella is near good local facilities for swimming and tennis.

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