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Lovely old hillside house with private walled garden

Umbertide PG, Italy
  • House1506 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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 spacious 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.

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 high chair; and the sitting area, focusing 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 (and on request a cot) 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 based on numbers in the party and number of bedrooms used. Rates are inclusive of all charges for reasonable use of electricity, wood, and gas for hot water, cooking, & heating in winter months. Please select the View all Prices button towards the bottom of this page for further information about rental rates, and about heating rates outside the winter period.

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 do feel free to contact us. We are here to answer any questions.


Nic & Charlotte Eager

Member Since 2001
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Nic & Charlotte Eager

We are in our late 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 25 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.


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 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 (and cot on request). 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet, Marble lined shower and vanity basin
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, Marble topped vanity basin

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Heating
                        Use of Gas fired heaters included at no extra charge in spring before 19 May and in the autumn after 15 September. Please see the Notes to the Rental Rates for period 12 May to 15 September.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        A change of linen will be provided weekly for stays longer that 9 nights.
                      • Living Room
                        Centred on the fireplace, with 2 settees, armchair, floor cushion, director's chairs and coffee table.
                      • Fireplace
                        Firewood provided at no extra charge.
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Parking
                        Parking available for 2 cars - on the road, adjacent to the house and in a parking space off the road 30m from the house.
                      • Telephone
                        Free use for incoming calls, calls to us and our housekeeper, and for local calls to within the Umbertide Commune. Other calls will need prepaid card.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bathroom and kitchen towels are provided for use inside, and will be changed weekly for stays longer than 9 nights. Please bring your own beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Cold and medium temperature wash only.
                      • Wood Stove
                        Firewood provided at no extra charge.


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Machinetta's of various sizes.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Electric Mixer, liquidiser, scales,
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Serving dishes and bowls of various sizes.
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchen
                            Well equipped Country Kitchen with table, double sink & drainer, crockery, cutlery, & glasses for 8
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator


                              • Dining
                                2.4m long dining table High Chair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books
                                    Including novels and guides.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Radio


                                      • Balcony
                                        Small balconies off Bedroom 1 and the adjacent Studio.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        With large circular stone table and seating
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Walled garden adjacent to the house; hillside garden with terrace overlooking olives.
                                      • Outdoor Furniture


                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • 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
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                2 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Fantastic holiday in Umbria!

                                                                Petra P.

                                                                This autumn we spend our holidays in Casa Capella. This beautiful 17th century house was really great! Normally we spend our holidays in England, so we loved the interior of the house with the special touches of the English owners. Views from the house and garden were stunning! The house was clean, well maintained and beautiful decorated. Perugia, Gubbio, Spello and other beautiful cities are easy to reach by car. The location was perfect, you feel away from it all but civilization is nearby. The Umbrian food is delicious and there are plenty of good restaurants in the neighbourhood. We definitely recommend Casa Capella to anyone who wants to rest in a peaceful environment.

                                                                Glourious stay in Umbria

                                                                Brian O.

                                                                In August we spent a week in Casa Capella, we discovered a charming escape from modern urban life. On arrival we found a clean, well furnished and comfortable holiday home.

                                                                This beautiful 17th Century property provided a tranquil retreat, with it’s walled garden a patchwork of sunshine and shade each day. The calm cool interior of the house with it’s characterful features sheltered us from the heat in the middle of the day.

                                                                The cucina rustica (kitchen), was a sunny place every morning, making breakfast joyful. We were able to plan adventures to medieval hill towns daily, using the carefully written detailed information left by the owners.

                                                                We visited the nearby Wednesday market, in Umbertide, stocking up with exciting local produce. Having a choice of the beautiful dining room or the garden dining chairs and table on which to eat our evening meal.

                                                                Eating out was easy, with a wide choice of local restaurants.

                                                                We visited Perugia, took the train to Florence and had we stayed longer would have gone to Rome.

                                                                I would recommend Casa Capella to anyone that wants to experience the romance of glorious Umbria.


                                                                Umbertide PG, Italy

                                                                On the East facing slopes of Monte Corona, overlooking the Upper Tiber Valley, 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. Montecorona is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty; and Casa Capella is located in a small hillside hamlet nearly 2km up from the 11th century Abbazia del San Salvatore, at the bottom of the hill, with a working 16th century monastery, the Eremo di Montecorona at the top. The nearby Umbertide is a friendly market town, on the banks of the Tiber, built round its14th century fortress tower – the Rocca. 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 and Saturday markets bring a wonderful variety of local fruit and vegetables as well as cheeses, salamis, porchetta vans, fresh fish, and flowers. 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. Beautiful villages in the area, set in stunning countryside, celebrate a range of lively festa’s over the year, – both local and international, offering opportunities to join in local cultural life. Montone is home to the Umbrian Film Festival; Preggio has festivals of chamber music and chestnuts, Corciano the Visual Arts. Monte Corona’s own local festa, complete with theatre, music and dancing, takes place immediately outside the house. Monte Corona has good walks from Casa Capella itself. The nearby Monte Tezio and Monte Acuto offer opportunities for hill walking with glorious far-reaching views for miles around. The 18 hole Antognolla golf club is a short drive away, on the South side of Monte Corona. Clubs and buggies are available for hire.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $8

                                                                Please note that our rates do not include for any additional booking charges which may be made by Homeaway, Owners Direct, or other rental portals. All payments through this site to be in GBP by credit/debit card. 25% of rent required to secure booking with balance, including refundable breakages deposit, to be with us 50 days before check in. Refunds/credits will be made to the credit card used for the balance payment. Rates given for parties of 1 or 2 people or for a couple with a baby are on the basis of no use of the top floor. (rates for 3 people apply if a couple renting require use of the whole house) Rates for parties of 3 or 4 are on the basis of use of 2 bedrooms only (rates for 5 people apply if a party of 3 or 4 require use of all 3 bedrooms). So if you are a party of 2 requiring 2 bedrooms, or a party of 3 or 4 requiring all 3 bedrooms, please advise us so in your enquiry, and we will send you a revised quotation. Between 19 May and 14 September use of the gas fired heaters is charged in addition in arrears by the night according to the number of bedrooms occupied.:1 bedroom @ £15/night; 2 bedrooms @ £18/night, & 3 bedrooms @ £21/night. Please also see our Terms & Conditions, available on request.

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