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Beautiful 16th C stone cottages, stunning views and tranquil position - La Cantina

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



La Cantina

La Cantina is suitable for a couple or a small family.

The lower level consists of a fully equipped kitchen and sitting/dinning area with a double sofa bed (orthapedic) and leads onto a private terrace.

Glass enclosed, original external stairs take you to the top level, with a landing that leads onto a double bedroom and a separate bathroom with shower.

The cottage has recently been restored using all original and local materials, including chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, and furnished to the highest standard.

The terrace and bedroom have wonderful views down into the valley and provide you with the opportunity to finish the evening with a glass of wine and the beauty of Umbria in sight.

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About the property

Casa San Gabriel

Set in the hills overlooking a beautiful Umbrian Valley, with uninterrupted views as far as Assisi, Casa San Gabriel is a collection of 4 farmhouses dating back to the 16th Century. Lovingly restored by the present owners, the houses feature original beams, terracotta tiles and the latest technology giving ultimate comfort.

It's position set among 3 acres of its own land and surrounded by olive groves and wooded hillsides, gives guests the utmost peace and tranquillity to relax and unwind and the opportunity to walk in the beautiful Umbrian countryside.

There is accommodation for 10 in 3 totally independent cottages (2,4,4), all with private terraces, fully equipped kitchen, sitting / dinning room, central heating, bathroom with shower and wifi access.

The main house offers a communal room with a well stocked library including books, guidebooks and dvds. Guests can enjoy the 14.5m * 4.5m in-ground pool, a wood-burning pizza oven and herb garden.

Swimming Pool: The 14.5m x 4.5m swimming pool is situated on a terrace, with sun beds and umbrellas, at the top of the property with magnificent views across the valley.

The south facing aspect ensures the area takes advantage of the sun throughout the day and its elevated position often brings a cooling breeze for a welcome relief to the heat of the summer.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a cool glass of 'Vino Bianco' and watch the evening sun set across the mountains.

The whole area has been fenced to provide security for children but in such a way that this does not affect the stunning views from the swimming pool.

Playground: A playground is available for use by guests which includes a swing, slide, sand pit and play house and many toys

The owners have 2 young daughers who are always very happy to play with the guests and share their toys.Ther

Alpaca Farm: Casa San Gabriel has 2 pet Alpacas, called Paolo and Sylvester and a group of breeding females. Our guests are welcome to visit them and help feed them and take them for a walk. They are wonderful animals and incredibly friendly.

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Property Manager
Chrissie and David Lang
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Chrissie and David Lang

David and Chrissie with their daughters Elisabetta and Lucia and their dog Cuba.

Chrissie and David Lang purchased this cottage in 2003

Guestbook comments from the manager

Betty Molloy (Germany): 'Thank you so much for this excellent first visit to Umbria. Casa San Gabriel is a wonderful base from which to discover and visit the best of Umbria and Tuscany - Siena, Assisi and Perugia to name a few.'

Gabriel O'Sullivan (Australia): 'Amazing views, excellent hospitality, fantastic building and very tasty food - thank you.'

Patrick and Betty Corkey (Ireland): 'Wonderful visit to the Umbrian hills, sunrise and Assisi from one window and sunset from the other. Such welcoming hosts and generous hospitality.'

Merope Nelson (UK): 'Well what can I say he proposed with your view as a backdrop. It's a magical place.'

Richard, Anna and Lara Quickfall (UK): 'We've had a wonderful time on our first visit to Casa San Gabriel and cant wait for the next! Thank both so much for looking after us so well.'

Tim Vistarini and Alison East(Australia): 'Thank you for the sunshine, conversations, pizza, puppy and a wonderful week of sights and smells.'
Nov 2007
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Prices are inclusive of IVA and utilities.
An additional security deposit of €150 is required on check in, which is fully refundable on final inspection of the cottage.
Prices include all linen, towels and final cleaning and an additional cleaning service is available at €10 per hour.
An additional charge will be made for heating and the rates will be advised when a booking enquiry is made.


Pierantonio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Can be changed to 2 single beds
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • 1 double, 1 cot
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The owners, Chrissie and David, who live on the property, offer a very warm welcome to all their guests. They are available to give on-site assistance and the following services: advice on car-hire, flights and local transport, advice on places to see and activities in the local area, book activities / tours / restaurants, baby-sitting and grocery shopping. There is a traditional, outdoor, wood-burning bread oven and the guests are encouraged to try their hands at creating their own pizzas.


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La Cantina
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Horsham, West Sussex, UK

A little piece of paradise on earth.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks here with our dog in August 2010. The property is in the most idylic of settings in the Umbrian hills with breathtaking views down the valley. This really is paradise on earth. Our cottage was clean, comfortable and well equiped . Not only is it an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Umbrian countryside and hill towns but also the perfect place for just chilling out on the terrace or by the pool. Our hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful but never intrusive. We left at the end of our stay wanting to come back here very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful cottage for a week. The views are stunning, it is comfortable, clean and cosy and well maintained. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners.

We had hired a car which you need to explore the region and there was plenty to do. We cannot wait to go back.

The whole week was very relaxing. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2007
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We have been 3 times and stayed at a different cottage each time as our family has expanded. Fabulous views down the valley to Assisi in the distance. David is a master with the pizza oven and tips on the local wine. Chrissie is a great host and brilliant at suggesting local restaurants. A wonderful place to come and relax after my wife has shown me the wonderful art in nearby Spello, Gubbio and Perugia.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
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A Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Extremely knowledgeable, helpful owners. Wonderful valley with walks from the door. Easy access to all areas of interest. Beautiful gardens and pool in perfect position. Excellent space for children. Individual charm to all properties and very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
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Casa San Gabriel, a little gem

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed with my girlfriend 3 times at Casa San Gabriel and cannot fault it. Exactly as described on the website, the cottages are clean and characterful and secluded, yet near to the pool, which has the most delightful views towards Assisi. The English and Aussie owners and their delightful young children couldn't be more helpful whilst always respecting guests need for privacy. There are so many breathtaking places to visit within an hour or so of the Casa that we will continue to return annually. The restaurants recommended by the owners are all good, and the nearby town of Umbertide has loads of character without being too touristy.Our favourite eateries were the Michelin Red Book recommended Agri-tourisme one in the Niccone Valley about 25 minutes away, the old manor house owned and run by a charming and elegant Contesse about 20 minutes away, a super pizzeria in the old part of Umbertide, two first class restaurants in the old Medieval settlement of Montone about 25 minutes away This place is a little gem and my only fear is that it will get too booked up! The golf course 10 minutes drive away, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, is also a gem. It includes a most imposing Castle that perches above many of the golf holes and green fee/buggy hire charges are reasonable. Make sure you eat the owners pizzas if you have the chance, as it is good to socialise at least once with the guests of the other two charming cottages. Well stocked for those that like to do their own cooking and the owners are very happy to do a pre-arrival shop for guests so that a cool beer or glass of bubbly can wash down the effects of your journey when you first arrive.The city of Perugia, and medieval towns of Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Anghiari are all worthy of a days visit, and reachable in less than an hour.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eingebettet in einem ruhigen malerischen Tal!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben herrliche Tage in diesem wunderbaren Ort verbracht. Das Anwesen liegt an einem Hügel, mit einer weiten Aussicht nach Süden, mitten in einem ruhigen malerischen Tal! Der Ort allein ist eine Oase, in der man Fasanen und abends auch Eulen begegnen kann. Es gibt sehr viele kurze Wanderwege rund um das Anwesen. Wir haben in der Cantina übernachtet. Die alten Gebäude wurden geschmackvoll und Traditionen getreu restauriert. Die Einrichtung und Ausstattung ist reichlich, mehr als wir von Ferienwohnungen gewohnt waren. Die Terrasse vor unserer Wohnung haben wir genossen. Die Vermieter-Familie ist herzlich und zuvorkommend. Unsere Töchter haben sofort mit Eli und Luci Freundschaft geschlossen. Es war ein sehr positives Erlebnis, das ich jedem weiterempfehlen kann!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the 5 stars xxxx Hope you are all well, the girls miss the girls and Luci is teaching Eli gymnastics,xx
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This manager has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the manager.
Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Perugia, Bologna, Forli, Ancona, Pisa, Rome
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lago Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Set in the hills overlooking a beautiful Umbrian valley, with uninterrupted views as far as Assisi.

Only 5 kms from the main E45, but 1.5kms on a white road, means that the property is secluded but by no means remote with the nearby village of Pierantonio only 5 minutes drive and the local market town of Umbertide 10 minutes drive.

The countryside surrounding the property offers many scenic walking trails and ensures guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Umbria.

Casa San Gabriel is located on the Tuscan / Umbrian border and is therefore ideally situated to explore Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche, with Perugia, Assisi, Cortona and Lake Trasimeno all within 30 minutes drive.

Other Activities: Cooking Classes, Wine Tours and Art History Tours can be organised

Golf: Antognolla Golf Course is located 5 minutes drive from Casa San Gabriel.

The Golf course features a demanding 18 hole Championship course, a club house and bar. The background of Antognolla Castle makes this course unrivalled in terms of setting and quality.


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