About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Children-friendly, ideal for family reunions. Large pool and outdoor dining area
Villa il Convento is a former medieval convent converted in charming dwelling with pool, surrounded by silvery olive groves on the top of a hill. It is the ideal place to spend a holiday with the family in the heart of Umbria, in deep contact with nature ans history, feeling the mystical atmosphere of the property.
The main villa accomodate up to 8 people, the nearby guests house has 2 indipendent apartments, each one can accomodate 4 people. The entire property slepps up 16. In any case, guests staying at the property will have the exclusive use of the entire property and the pool.
The famous town of Assisi, with its patron Saint Francis, revered around the world, is just 15 minutes driving distance. This is the Wine and Oil district of Umbria, where the best wines and excellent extra virgin oils are produced.
Important Umbrian cities and places of interest like Perugia, Spello, Bevagna, Spoleto, Gubbio, Todi, Trasimeno Lake, are around 15/40 minutes driving distance.
At easy walking/driving distance there is a small village with basic shops (a small but complete minimarket with bar, green grocery, butchery and bakery). The villa is 5 kms (3.1 miles) from Foligno, with larger supermarkets and shops. Foligno is a fascinating city of art, history and culture. It offers many attractions for visitors, restaurants, museums, parks, monuments and cathedrals.
In Foligno there are historic and artistic events throughout the year including historic pageants, art festivals, and food festivals. At easy driving distance is one of the most beautiful Abbeys in central Italy: Abbazia di Sassovivo. Guests of Villa Il Convento can also reach the Abbazia on foot through the olive grooves. There is a large variety of nature walks to experience directly from the Villa.
GARDEN AND POOL
In the beautiful well-kept park surrounding the villa is the large swimming pool (6X 12 metres), where guests can admire amazing sunsets and an open view overlooking the entire Umbrian valley and the mountains on the other side. The villa enjoys a secluded location on top of the hill. The park has multiple sitting/lounging areas with umbrellas to enjoy dining alfresco, sunbathing or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets.
Just in front of the main villa there is the outside dining area: a smaller garden surrounded by low walls, with a spacious table and an umbrella, 2 smaller tables on the corners, a barbecue and a large hammock near the rose bushes. This garden is shaded by the villa in the first half of the day.
The outside dining area can accomodate up to 16 or more people, adding the other tables that are in the park.
This garden has a low wooden gate for the safety of children, such as the main doors of the ground floor.
The villa has a beautiful night lightening with lights at the buildings facades, led lights around the pool and light spheres in the garden, this makes the atmosphere even more magic.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA
The Villa is a country house that reflects in the decoration and in the furnishings the local traditions and the personal taste of the owners. It is not a modern stylish villa, but has an authentic and country taste.
The villa still preserves some of the original features: large fireplaces, arches, exposed wooden beams and uneven terracotta floors. The ancient wooden doors have been preserved and restored and guests can still admire medieval nooks on the stone walls.
The villa is on two levels. The main entrance hall consists of a beautiful cloister that serves as a point of connection between the various parts of the house. This is the original cloister, where nuns used to meet and pray together, centuries ago.
To one side is the large country kitchen with a wood-fired oven. This area of the Villa provides direct access to the garden once used as vegetable garden by the nuns', which is now enjoyed as a spacious garden for outdoor dining, with tables that can accommodate up to 20 people, a big hammock, barbecue; this area is shaded in the first part of the day. The kitchen also leads to the laundry and ironing room.
On the other side of the cloister is the living area of the villa. It is very spacious and consists of a dining room overlooking the pool, a second and smaller kitchen with access to a characteristic stone cave (perfect for storing wine bottles), the billiard room, a corner sofa with television, a reading room, a small bathroom and an elegant living room with a fireplace.
There are some dining tables in the villa, one of them can accomodate up to 12 people, another one (on request) in the main kitchen, can be exceptionally prepared to accomodate up to 20 people, for events or large groups.
From the living room a staircase leads to the first floor which is dedicated entirely to the sleeping area. It consists of three double bedrooms (2 queen size beds and 1 king size), two single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one with a walk in shower, and a second bathroom with a bathtub.
In the villa there is a little cave carved into the rock which is now used as wine cellar. Here it is is possible to see the beginning of an ancient underground passage-way that has been closed in the past century.
According to legend, the secret passageway connected the Convent to the Benedictine Abbey of Sassovivo a few kilometres away, and was used for secret meetings.
Due to the very thick stone walls, Villa Convento doesn't need air conditioning in the hottest months.
The villa has a nearby guest house, 30 metres from the main building: a lovely country house inside the same garden and pool area. The guest house has its own outside sheltered dining area. It has been recently restored - new bathrooms and kitchenettes, new beds - and tastefully furnished with a modern and simple style with elegant touches. The dependance consist of 2 indipendent apartments, one of the ground floor and one on the first floor. Each apartment consists of a dining room/kitchenette, two double bedrooms and a shared bathroom with walk in shower.
The apartment on the ground floor has mosquito screens on the windows.
It is possible to rent just the main villa, or the villa and the entire guest house, or the main villa + 1 apartment. The second apartment, if no needed, will be left locked so that the guests staying at the villa and at the first apartment will have the exclusive use of the property and pool.
The guest hosue hasn't any washing machine, the main villa has one in teh laundry room.
Wi-Fi Internet in the villa, guest hosue and the garden
Swimming pool (6 X 12 metres)
Outdoor dining and lounging furniture for a large group of guests, up to 20
Television with satellite channels
Washing machine - Dishwasher
Barbecue - Wood Stove
Private parking inside the property
RENTAL RATE - minimum stay 1 week
• Welcome pack and toiletries • Linens and bathrooms change once per week Utilities (except for heating) • internet wifi • mid stay quick cleanings 2/3 hours on a designated day.
Does not include
• Final cleanings, 150 euros for the villa, 200 euros villa + dependance • Heating, if used, payable locally • extra services (cooking service extra change of linens and towels, extra cleanings) on demand
The free motorway (E45) access is just 5 minutes driving distance from the villa, from there guests can easily reach the main cities and attractions in Umbria and central Italy. From the motorway, there is a paved country road that leads to the countryside, it becomes unpaved reaching a few houses (pay attention, it is recommended to surround the houses passing on the left, because the road passing through the houses becomes too narrow. After the few houses (Serra Bassa village), turning on the right, the unpaved country road leads to Villa il Convento in a few minutes. It end at the Villa. The unpaved country road is quite narrow but large enough for cars and minivans.
The small village of Uppello: Less than 1 km (easy walking distance)
Free Motorway: 4 kms
Perugia Airport: 20 Kms
Rome Airports: 180 kms
Train station: 4 kms
Foligno 5 km
Spello 10 km
Assisi 22 km
Trevi 14 km
Bevagna 15 km
Montefalco 17 km
Perugia 38 km
Gubbio 64 km
Spoleto 30 km
Terni 61 km
Todi 70 km
Orvieto 105 km
WHAT TO ENJOY DURING YOUR STAY...
ART, (GASTRONOMY/FINE CUISINE), TOURS, NATURE, SPORTS, CULTURE, RELAXATION
·International Art festivals: The most important are the "Giostra della Quintana" historic festival in June and September, the "Segni Barocchi" festival in September, and the "Primi d'Italia" pasta festival in September.
· Antique markets (the largest is in Pissignano)
· Wine Tours in the vineyards and cellars
· Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes in the surrounding forests - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing etc.)
· Bike riding (cycle lane from Spoleto to Foligno)
· Horseback riding
· Truffle Hunting Excursions followed by lunch including truffles
· Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
· Cooking Classes in the villa
· Gourmet Tours (which include olive oil, cheese, cereals, and cured meats)
· Winter fun (snow rackets, trekking/cross country skiing) in the mountains
· SPA (an easy driving distance from the villa)
· Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
· Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by a picnic, Farm visits, an outdoor adventure park and more).
Luana Zangarelli - Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria
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About Luana Zangarelli - Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria
The Company ITALY TO RENT offers since 2009 exclusive apartments, elegant country houses and stylich villas with pool in Central Italy. Each property has been accurately selected (quality, location, accessibility, comfort) to offer a pleasant stay. We offer a large variety of accomodations: the cute loft with scenic views, the frescoed apartment in the heart of a town, the house with panoramic garden or with rooftop terrace, the period villa, the luxury country house with pool, the former Monastery converted into Hotel de Charme, the Medieval castle for special events and meetings... and much more. Italy to Rent provides many activities and services for a memorable experience during the stay: guided tours, Italian language lessons, outdoor activities, transfer from/to airports or station. We cooperate with agencies to organize special events like weddings, cerimonies, family reunions, meetings and seminaries in our most exclusive locations. Art, lifestyle, history, culture, nature, food: Italy is the place where you would always come back.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful location and charming rustic villa
We really loved our stay at Villa Il Convento. The property was beautiful and peaceful - it was quiet and secluded but a short walk (downhill) to the tiny town of Uppello (which basically had a store and cafe).
The villa itself was large and comfy and had old-fashioned charm. It took a bit of getting used to the layout and quirks like the light switches, but we were very happy overall and wish we could have stayed longer!
The managers were very responsive and helpful as well.
thanks for taking time to post this beautiful review. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends at Villa Il Convento, I saw the photos of the dinner with the chef Jennifer, it seemed you had fun and had a great meal!
I'm glad to know you relaxed and enjoyed the stay, I hope yo hear from you next time you'll plan a trip to Umbria.
Thank you for coming
I wish all the best
Director at Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa rentals in Umbria
Casa fantastica in ottima posizione
Soggiorno molto gradevole con tutta la famiglia. La casa è molto bella, curata e spaziosa e ha conservato il fascino del convento medievale. La piscina è bella e ben tenuta.
Bellissima anche la vista dal giardino e la posizione della casa; molto tranquilla e discosta ma al tempo stesso vicina a Foligno che si raggiunge in pochi minuti di auto.
Assolutamente da consigliare.
Grazie mille per il bel commento, sono felice di sapere che avete trascorso una vacanza piacevole e rilassante. Il tempo dedicato alla famiglia e alla vacanza è così prezioso che sapere che lo avete trascorso nel migliore dei modi mi rallegra molto. È stato un piacere ospitarvi, speriamo di poterci incontrare di nuovo in futuro. Cari saluti
sehr schönes altes haus mit herrlichem ausblick
wir haben eine woche in diesem schönen haus mitten in umbrien verbracht. zahlreiche ausflugsziele wie zb assisi und spoleto sind leicht erreichbar. besonders schön ist es am pool zu sitzen und die herrliche aussicht zu geniessen oder abends in dem idyllischen küchengarten zu grillen. die einrichtung besteht zum teil aus schönem alten mobiliar. wir haben den aufenthalt sehr genossen.
Thank you Karen, it was a pleasure to greet you at Villa Convento on September 17, communications were easy and I have to say you and your group were very understanding the day when the owners had to repair the boiler after an unexpected thunderstorm that damaged it, you have been offered the keys to other 2 bathrooms (in a part of the property that were closed because you just reserved the main villa) where you could have hot showers also during the quick reparation works of the boiler in the main villa. We appreciated your cooperation and I was so happy to receive your kind message after the boiler reparation saying "We have hot water now and today everything was totally perfect. The villa is a stunning location and we are happy to be here. So dont worry about the unconvenience. You and the owners were helpful and we never had the feeling of being left alone". This is much appreciated as I know you could have a positive holiday experience and enjoy our region. Fortunately after the thunderstorm we had sunny days again, as usual here in September and October. let's hope to meet you again in the future.
I wish you and your family all the best!
Lovely house with great view
Great house with beautiful garden and large pool. Nice welcome from the owners. The view is fantastic at any time of the day and the house keeps fresh inside even during the very hot days this summer (42°C in Foligno). The location is perfect to visit Assisi / Perugia but also Spoleto, Montefalco etc. and of course the Sibillini.
Only small inconvenient is the confusion with the two kitchens, you need to use both of them for a full equipment.
Thank you so Much Gilles for your lovely review.
I appreciate you took time to talk about your stay at Villa il Convento and I'm glad you had a very positive esperience. You came during a hot period, 2 weeks with high temperatures and sunny sky, however the thick stone walls of the villa kept the heat outside and the large pool helped to refresh and have fun.
As for the kitchens, one is larger and the other one is smaller, you were 11 people and had to use both kitchens plus, I suppose, the kitchenette in the dependance. Hopefully there are large tables with many chairs inside and outside the property, making this villa ideal for large groups like yours, even larger, up to 16 people.
Thank you for coming,
I wish you and the rest of the family, all the best
Director at Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We use to rent on a weekly basis, especially in the highest periods, however we can consider a shorter stay, preferably as a last minute reservation. We offer reduced rates for a stay of 2 weeks or for a long-term stay in the low or medium season. We manage several properties in Central Italy, please enquire firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or alternative options. NOTES ON RATES REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT (500 euros in cash) has to be paid on arrival. The rental rate includes: Internet WI FI, weekly change of bedroom linens, bathroom and pool towels, utilities, a Welcome kit and toiletries on arrival. Weekly maintenance of the garden and pool, mid week cleanings (2 hours) and final cleanings. The rental rate does not include the cost for heating, if needed. Extra cleanings to be paid apart, on request. We leave blank the availability calendars of our properties, except for the reservations taken directly with these portals, because the booking picture changes so rapidly that we wouldn't be able to update all calendars without making mistakes, so we prefer to immediately reply to an enquiry giving the updated availability picture of the property and, if requested, offering alternative properties. TOURS AND COURSES, WHAT TO DO AND SEE What is your ideal holiday like? Is it your first time in Italy or Umbria? There is a large amount of things to do and see in Umbria, with its central location between Rome and Florence, is the ideal departure to explore the main cities of art and charming stone villages in central Italy. Umbria is undoubtedly the perfect place to immerse yourself in Italian history, culture and food. Life Italian Style and Love Umbria Tours are the Companies that cooperate with us to offer an unforgettable stay to our guests. Find out more about classic city tours, fun excursions, horse riding, bicycle tours, picnic lunches, winery tours, farm tours, cooking classes, Italian Language classes and more.