|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Chiesa is a stunning 11th century church and 18th century farm house, restored in 2012. It is now a luxurious 8 bedroom country house nestled in the hills of a peaceful valley, surrounded by meadows, woods, vineyards and olive groves.
The estate is a privately owned and was lovingly restored over the last 5 years by the present owners. What was once abandoned property is now a thriving farm that includes an ancient olive grove, 3 hectares of red and white grapes and a truffle wood and pasture. It produces a variety of organic produce.
The views from the church and house are beautiful. There is an atmosphere of peace, quiet and comfort. The nearest village of Pierantonio and its shops are only a 10 minute drive away.Villa Chiesa is located in the heart of Umbria, only 20 minutes north of the cosmopolitan city of Perugia and close to the borders of Tuscany.
It is located at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley where the wildlife is abundant and nature is thriving. The views from all directions are stunning. To the south is Monte Subasio and the town of Assisi. To the west is the ancient castle of Antognolla, and to the north are woodlands and the mountains ranges of the Appenines.
The valley itself is outstanding in natural beauty. The mountains of Monte Tezio rise high above it, and forests and olive groves follow down to the valley where there are beautiful streams and a wonderful vineyard. This is great countryside for horse riding and walking as well as for trying local food and wine.
Villa Chiesa is very well located to the amenities of the local area. It is only 1 km from the small village of La Bruna. The village of Pierantonio is a 5 minute drive, and the larger market town of Umbertide is a ten minute drive. All of these towns have shops, restaurants, banks and more and are easy to reach.
The main road of the E45 is only a 5 minute drive away and allows guests to visit the many attractions of the nearby area as well as in Tuscany, Le Marche and southern Umbria.
Visitors to the area are able to enjoy the highlights of Assisi and Gubbio. It is very much a thriving local area. There is a vibrant market weekly in Umbertide. Wild boar hunts take place in the valley weekly in the season, and many local fiestas are held throughout the year. Visitors are very much welcomed.
The University city of Perugia is only a 20 minute drive and provides all the larger services such as rail, bus and air connections as well as the famous festivals such as Umbria Jazz.
Only 2 km from the property is Antognolla Golf Estate, which boasts a challenging golf course and a wonderful restaurant.
Lake Trasimeno is a short half hour drive and there guests can enjoy a large variety of watersports, take a ferry across to one of the Islands, visit many of the lovely towns that surround the lake and eat at some of the wonderful restaurants that serve fresh lake fish.Villa Chiesa is a stunning 11th century church and 18th century farm house, restored in 2012. The property is divided into two structures, the first the ancient church and the second the farm house.
Church InteriorThe main church area has been restored to the exact proportion of the original, together with a recently discovered small crypt. The large floor to ceiling glass window provides a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.
There is a large, well equipped kitchen, including double oven and 6 gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There is also a kitchen table and chairs.
There is a stunning drawing room in the main section of the church. These rooms are furnished with comfortable sofas and a grand piano, and it is wonderful for relaxation, yoga or meditation as well as a great entertainment space.
Off this main room is a large dining room, able to seat 14.A toilet (suitable for disabled) is also located in the church.
Farmhouse InteriorThe farmhouse is a beautiful restored large building on two levels, surrounded by terraces and located across a small courtyard from the church. It features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms: five en-suite double bedrooms, one double and two single bedrooms.
The ground floorBedroom 1 is a large double bedroom that is suitable for handicapped use; it has its own terrace and an en-suite bathroom with shower.Bedroom 2 is a large double bedroom, with its own stone terrace, with an en-suite bathroom with shower and own private dressing room.Bedroom 3 is a large double bedroom, with private terrace and a stunning en-suite bathroom with shower and luxury bath, both with stunning views across the truffle wood.Each bedroom can have either two single beds or one large double bed.
A second kitchen area is located on this floor. This features a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave and also a place for coats and boots.In addition there is a laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes dryer and sink.
First floor4 further bedrooms and an additional sitting roomThe master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, fireplace and stunning private terrace and outdoor stairs, giving it its own private entrance.A second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.A third large double bedroom, and a fourth charming bedroom that contains a single bed (an additional bed can be added) and they share a large family bathroom with shower.The rooms all lead onto the centrally located sitting room, with comfortable seating, stereo system and television.
Outdoor SpaceThe property has a stone terrace surrounding it and there are beautiful landscaped gardens.The swimming pool is located above the main house in a quiet and secluded position.This is furnished with sunbeds, large umbrellas, outdoor shower and a toilet inside the pool house.There is a pergola to provide shade.The area around the pool has been fenced for safety but this does not impose on the wonderful views gained from this area. A barbecue area is located close to the main kitchen and outside dining area.
Amenities- Internet: The property has WiFi broadband available throughout- Intercom system: There is an intercom system available between the church and farmhouse- Stereo: Stereo and iPod docking stations are available throughout the property- Television: Satellite television is available in the sitting room of the farmhouse and DVD player- Hairdryers: Each bathroom has its own hairdryer.- Library: There is a well stocked library including local maps and guidebooks, magazines, novels, cds, dvds and boardgames- High chairs- Cots and sheets- Appropriate children's toys and books- Changing mats- Babysitting services- One double bedroom on the ground floor has disabled access and bathroom facilities- Tennis court: The estate has its own private tennis court. Guests wishing to use this facility must book in advance of their arrival- A substantial welcome pack is available on arrival.- Barbecue- Swimming pool, Dimensions: 15x5.5 metresFacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessPets allowedAll bedrooms en-suiteTennis court on siteIdeal for celebrations / Party houseStag/hen parties allowedGround floor bed & bathWheelchair AccessHeated PoolChild-safe PoolIndoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceChapel on siteVilla Chiesaâ€™s 11th century chapel and stunning gardens provide the perfect location for your wedding. It has been stunningly restored to provide luxurious and elegant accommodation within a wonderful setting.The landscaped gardens, with shaded dining areas, fountains, private terraces and the pool pergola, inspired by the woodland setting of Shakespeares â€œTitaniaâ€, provide the most romantic and beautiful setting to hold this special event. The chapel dating back to the 11th century provides a stunning backdrop for a ceremony and can also seat up to 40 guests inside in great comfort if required. A grand piano is the focus piece of this spectacular building and can be used during the reception accompanied by a vocalist, jazz band or even a quartet. We can help couples to organise their ceremony, which can be either a religious or civil service or blessing. And we can also assist with the following services if required:- Catering- Flowers- Transport- Photographers- Musicians- Beauticians and hairdressers- Babysitting- Organising of pre and post wedding events (hen dos and stag dos) The civil ceremony to be held in the local Comune (town hall) with full translation service and then the reception can be held at Villa Chiesa.The religious ceremony can be held in a local Roman Catholic church and the reception can be held at Villa Chiesa. A symbolic ceremony can be held at Villa Chiesa, with a wide range of locations to choose from including the Chapel, the gardens, the vineyard or olive grove. Post or pre wedding we can arrange to host a traditional bbq lunch in the vineyard or olive grove. This is a very special event, with transport via tractor and trailor, comfortable seating on haybales, homemade local pastas and bbq lunch on an open fire. This is a great way to relax and enjoy the stunning valley and the fresh local produce.If the wedding party is larger than 14 guests we can arrange accommodation in the immediate valley. An additional charge is made of â‚¬1000 in addition to the weekly rental of the villa if there are more than 14 guests attending the wedding day.A beautiful marque is available to rent if required for a fee of â‚¬250 euros. Bookings in the high season are restricted to Saturday to Saturday but the low and medium season we can be flexible and consider bookings of less than 7 days.ExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)