About the property
- Farmhouse5920 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Farmhouse Villa in Cenerente, Perugia, Italy - Rural Setting But Within Easy Reach Of All Amenities And The Historic And Artistic Sites
Casa Timo, named from the smell of the thyme as you walk across the garden, is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Tetzio above the village of Cenerente with fabulous views across to Capocavello and the hills surrounding Lake Trasimeno. Even though it is secluded within its own olive groves and vineyard and is in a national park, it is only a few minutes drive from the amenities of the local village, including supermarket and 'Notorious' the local bar/restaurant. It is only 5 minutes from 2 large supermarkets, 5 miles from the old hill top center of Perugia and 12 miles from Perugia airport. The house, an old farm, has been converted into a private residence with all the Umbrian features of marble, terracotta, pinelle floors and wood but with the modern features of marbled wet rooms and bathrooms, modern full equipped kitchen, a totally private infinity edged pool for your sole use and covered terrace dining area. Along with its working pizza oven, it is very easy to enjoy the full experience of the Italian way of life.
The main house, as priced, is designed for 12 people, with a separate annex that can accommodate an extra 2 people at an extra. All the facilities however are for 14 people.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 25, 2018
David (Historic Building Conservationist) and Jill (Professional Film and TV make up Designer) have rescued and carefully renovated this Casa over the last 9 years. This property is their personal bolt hole but makes a fabulous holiday home for a large extended family or family friends wishing to go on holiday together.
Owner purchased this Farmhouse in 2003
Why Owner chose Perugia
We bought this property with its fabulous views as we were able to see through the years of neglect and ruins that it would make a perfect large family house for future generations. The Casa needed to have modern facilities but still maintain the natural rural Italian feel. We believe we have done that, but still wish to over the coming years operate a programme of updating development.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Casa is perfectly set in a national park and away from other properties but only 2 kilometres from a supermarket, restaurant and shops. It is a idyllic setting, with peace and quiet but accessible to all modern amenities.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect Retreat for a Large fAMILY
We used Casa Timo for a week after our wedding, taking all our adult children with us. We named it our familymoon, and we had the most wonderful time. As a group of 14, we never found ourselves on top of one another, there are so many lovely places within the house and gardens to relax and spend some quiet time. The house was beautifully decorated, well equipped and very clean. The information that the owner provided for us was invaluable, it saves a day of your holiday researching where to go and what to see if your host has all those recommendations for you. The pool was lovely, but a little cold for me, the hardier members of the family were never out of it, the chess board in the garden was well used too. But mainly the loggia was our favourite place where we ate and sat out with several bottles of prosecco and just enjoyed the fabulous atmosphere of the house and quietness of the area. The views are wonderful, the house is a real treat and I would recommend highly. We would love to return.
Another delightful holiday in Umbria
We have just returned from our second holiday in this delightful farm house high in the Umbrian hills with easy access by car to Perugia and the surrounding area.
This old farm house has been beautifully converted by the owners and provides very comfortable and extensive accommodation for up to 12 guests. The rooms are large and have either fans or air conditioning, essential for us as the weather was very hot. The kitchen is also comprehensively equipped for everyone.
In the garden the large logia / dining area encourages relaxed leisurely meals and the grounds are a delight with extensive views over the olive groves to the mountains. The infinity pool is perfect for relaxing in hot weather.
The owners go to great lengths to help with advice and are easily contacted by phone or email. All these aspects lead to a really great holiday in Umbria.
Great for a family holiday
We had a great family holiday last year in this wonderful farm house, will definitely go back again. In all there were 10 of us and there were plenty of places to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The infinity pool is fantastic with great views over the country side, sunbeds for all of us with shade or sun. There are plenty of games to play too, giant chess, boules and darts. In the evenings we had a barbeque or made pizza's in the pizza oven. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners were very helpful in every way.
Perfect week in Perugian countryside
Myself and my family stayed at Casa Timo in June this year, as we were all in Italy for my sister's wedding.
The house, grounds and pool truly look better in the flesh than in the photos. All of the rooms are a great size, especially the master suite upstairs and the suite at lower ground floor overlooking the olive groves. The house has a spectacular vantage so you can see for miles around.
The house is fantastically well equipped (especially the kitchen), so you feel at home straight away. We had great fun using the pizza oven and then sitting outside with a glass of wine.
I would thoroughly recommend Casa Timo, and the owners are extremely easy to deal with and give good tips about the local area!
Special interest holidays: We do arrange and run professionaly taught painting, yoga, tango, sculpturing and cookery courses. The annex makes a great studio. We also run professional make up and airbrushing courses from this villa. From groups of people wishing to have a long week end including a make over or yoga sessions to small groups wishing to learn the art of the professional make up artist, along with the Italian taste of Life, please contact us to discuss ideas. We can also organize special interest trips to keep the other half occupied while we run any of our courses. Coast/Beach: As you will know, we are located in the middle of Italy and about 1.5 to 2 hours away from the sea on each coast, but we are 20 minutes away from the large Lago Trasimeno which has its own restaurants, beaches, sailing, kite and wind surfing. There are also island with ferries and beach side restaurants. Trasimeno is one of the largest lakes in Italy, larger than most of the better know lakes, and the site of one of Hannibals famous battles when he beat the Romans but without his elephants. Travel: Perugia airport is 25 minutes away from our house and quickly improving. Rome, Forli, Ancona and Pisa are all within 2 hours of us, with great train services to Perugia. We often fly in by one airport and out by another. The use of a car is essential to reach us and to enjoy the numerous local sights. Driving from England is possible and great fun, it takes about 14 hours driving time. Train travel overnight from London/ Paris (TGV) to Florence is also a possibility. Distances: We are about 3 minutes driving from the local village Cenerente, 5 miles from the historic hilltop town of Perugia, 3 miles from a main supermarket, about 20 minutes drive from Lake Trasimeno, 15 miles from Assisi, 60 miles from Sienna, 90 miles from Florence and 110 from Rome. 8 miles from the large lake of Trasimeno. All are within easy day trips or prehaps it the famous wine areas of Mutipulciano or Montefalco for a wine tasting lunch. Both about 35 minutes from the villa. Further Details: The ancient hill top city of Perugia is steeped in history and extensive Renaissance Art and contains the best example of a 12th century town square in Italy, including Pisano's fountain. There are so many local hill top towns that it is unfair to pick out any specific ones, always take your camera and sketch book, and remember nothing happens quickly in this area of Italy. Partaking in food and drink is the national occupation and locally you can find it all from family run small experiences to the best gourmet meal. Bacci chocolate and Deruta Pottery are made locally and factory trips are available. Shopping is great as there are numerous Italian fashion outlet stores. Assisi and Sienna are both worth a day visit along with the other hill top towns. There is a small motor racing track locally and a battle field where Hannibal beat the Romans but without his elephants! There are also various boat trips available on Lago Trasimeno. Apart from the recognized culture hot spots of museums, you will find every church seems to contain its own gem. Horse riding, mountain biking, and tennis are available nearby. we also have a large Garden chess set, boule court and numerous board games, darts etc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% non returnable deposit is required with booking and the balance 10 weeks before departure. A security deposit is also required against breakages at this time. Changeover Day: Preferred changeover is now Sunday, but we are flexible, we can arrange pre arrival grocery shopping but most supermarkets are now open on Sunday. On departing please vacate by 9.30 and do not arrive before 4:00 pm when you will be met by our housekeeeper Notes on prices: All Prices quoted are based on upto 12 people in Main House, please contact us for price for use of the annex as accommodation for upto 14 people. Out of school holiday peak time ( July/ August) We will consider bookings for 8/10 people at a reduced cost. Please email for price. Following on from a very successful booking last year we are prepared to consider (a min of 4 day) for escape/chill out/activity holidays outside the June to August holiday period.