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Converted Granary Barn On A Wine Farm with Private Pool, Near Lake Trasimeno

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Petrignano Del Lago, Perugia, Umbria, Italy - Il Granaio Is In A Rural Location But Only A 10 Minute Walk From The Small Village Of Petrignano

The 3-bedroom Il Granaio has been converted from an original grain store and this double story building retains the beautiful brickwork windows of the old building. Originally these vast windows would have been left unglazed to allow air to circulate freely and dry the wheat. Now they allow light to flood into the living spaces below with an impressive mezzanine level with floorboards made from old wine barrels from where you can admire the views towards the nearby hill town of Cortona. Enjoy dining and barbecue's outside in the shaded al fresco dining area with seating for 8. The well maintained grounds are gently terraced with the pool and large lawned area around the pool on the terrace above the house. Swim in the large (14 x 5 m) and beautifully stone lined pool with surrounding loungers and shaded areas. The property is entirely fenced with security gates, but being situated on a wine and olive farm there are lovely walks and a picnic can be enjoyed in the nearby woodland which forms part of the farm. Il Graniao is part of the boutique winery Cantina Goccia. Goccia simply means drop in Italian and the emblem of the drop can clearly be seen on the gates to the property. Being close to the Tuscan Umbrian border this property is ideally positioned to explore nearby Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Florence, Arezzo and Siena. The closest golf course Valdichiana is only a 15 minute drive. The property has both heating and air conditioning in all rooms and all windows have built in mosquito nets. Il Graniao and pool are in the grounds of a manor house which forms the principle home on the Cantina Goccia wine farm. This larger house will remain closed when visitors are renting Il Graniao and visitors will have sole use of the gardens and pool. Florence is 1 hour away and Perugia airport only 40 minutes drive. Private pool, extensive grounds and dedicated woodland.

Ceri Parke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Ceri Parke

My husband Steve and I both grew up in Africa but have been living in the UK since the 80's. My husband is in the technology field and I am involved in property development. Restoring our property in Umbria has been a dream come true.

Ceri Parke purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Ceri Parke chose Perugia area

My husband and I bought our wine farm in Umbria more than 10 years ago and since then have embarked on a program of rebuilding the original buildings and re-planting and extending the vineyards. We love the area and the fact that it is truly a rural area with farmers who have been farming their patch for generations. Its rustic without being too isolated and is wonderfully positioned to explore other areas in the Tuscan/Umbrian region.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Il Granaio is on a farm and anyone who is interested or likes wine and olive oil, will love the experience of being on the farm.


Castiglione del Lago Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, WC, bidet and washbasin. Bathroom 2 en-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, WC, bidet and washbasin. Bathroom 3 on the ground floor is situated next to bedroom 3 and has a shower, WC, bidet and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, upper floor has a double bed. Bedroom 2, upper floor and bedroom 3 ground floor have twin beds that can be used either as twins or as a double. All bedrooms have built in cupboards, air conditioning, mosquito netted windows and views.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation and furnishing is to a very high standard. A number of pieces of furniture are bespoke. For example all the headboards in the bedrooms have been made from old wine barrels. This architect converted home has retained a number of features from its previous life as a rural building and blended its history with a contemporary finish inside which befits a building like this located in the middle of a vineyard. Outside: Alfresco dining and BBQ area. Pool and shaded area around pool. Vineyard and woodland walks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided, including swimming towels and are changed weekly. Additional housekeeping can be provided on request including cooked meals. Other: Mezzanine level with chaise lounge on the upper floor forms an ideal area to escape and enjoy the views.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Converted Granary Barn On A Wine Farm with Private Pool, Near Lake Trasimeno
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lovely rural house. It is beautifully appointed and there is a feel of the modern mixed within a rural setting. It is clean and beautifully furnished with wine included in our welcome pack!

The photos do not really do justice to the pool, bedrooms and surrounding area. It is so lovely we'd love to keep how good it is to ourselves. The lack of TV suited us perfectly and we had no problems with the WiFi whcih is also accessible by the pool. The grounds are extensive and collecting fresh fruit and veg from the gardens was a superb addition to our holiday experience.

Each bedroom has en-suites which was perfect for our adult family.

Air conditioning was much needed and we enjoyed some spectacular thunderstorms too. We loved Cortona and Castiglione and Fabio at the Poggio Bertaio winery gave a wonderful tour.

Communication with the owner was excellent and travel could only be improved if you could fly to Perugia on a Saturday or lets were from Sunday to Sunday.

We loved it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve, so glad that you had a good holiday and really hope to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks Ceri
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Excellent place to stay in terms of location and quality of accommodation & facilities

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Irene on our arrival and were really impressed with the design and quality of the accommodation & the grounds. The welcome box was lovely and of a much higher quality than we have received at other properties. Riccardo came to see us and gave us a fascinating insight into the wine production and enabled us to buy some more bottles. It was lovely to be able to walk around the estate and to pick fresh fruit and vegetables form the gardens and we made full use of these as we love to cook. The pool was a definite highlight, so beautiful and such a good size compared to what is usually available. It was great to have the gardeners come daily and deal with the pool, rubbish and the BBQ we we used often.

The only thing we would request would be more crockery as this was rather limited in the number of each item, however this is a really minor thing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wish we had had more than a week and would definitely come back. On our return we ordered some more wine from the estate which has just arrived, enabling our enjoyment of the holiday to continue.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and so glad that you had a wonderful holiday. Do visit us again. Best wishes Ceri
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Peaceful and superb

  • 5 of 5

Almost perfect except that the internet connection was intermittent.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and so glad you had a good holiday. Internet was a problem the week you were there but provider back up and running strongly again. Hopefully not too much of an issue. Many thanks Ceri
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A very special place to stay - wonderful villa in a totally peaceful and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Previous reviews are all spot on - Il Granaio is a super place to stay. The House and pool were spotlessly clean and linen is changed each week. The house is in a wonderful location with many lovely towns and villages and great wine tasting nearby. Irene the caretaker and her husband and brother were extremely helpful and informative. One of the highlights of our holiday was the meal cooked at the house by Stephania and her son. It was amazing and enough food left over to feed all of us the next evening!

It was wonderful to be able to go into the orchard and pick apricots, plums and peaches and tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables .

We are thinking of booking again for next year and that's is something we've never done before as we like to try a new place each year.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for being such wonderful guests and for your feedback. We would love to see you back next year! All the best Ceri
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Perfect rural retreat in a quiet part of Umbria

  • 5 of 5

I was slightly sceptical when I read the previous reviews about this place. However we were pleasantly relieved that our expectations about Il Granaio were exceeded and my only hesitation about writing a 5 star review is that it will become too popular! The first thing to say is that the photos on the website do not do the place justice. Having stayed in many villas around Europe, the accommodation gardens and particularly the swimming pool were without doubt the best we have stayed in. The design of the Granary Barn has clearly been thought through with even the air-conditioning units, which can often be noisy, being located some distance away. The kitchen is well stocked with a very welcome starter pack including Olive oil and wine from the estate. A real bonus was walking up the drive to pick tomatoes and lettuce from the garden to make delicious bruschetta. Within a 20 minute drive are the stunning towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. We were amazed how quiet the local area was in August, there was no problem in getting a table at the local restaurants. Perfect destination if you want to get away from it all, if you want a bit of night life this area may be a little quiet for you. We would have liked to see a guest book with recommendations from other guests of places to see and eat. We had a very friendly fox appear at the door one night - the following morning our flip flops and swimming goggles had gone AWOL - found later hidden half eaten in the garden - suggest bring everything in at night!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David for your comments and we will try an update our photo's to see if we can better capture the beauty of Il Granaio.
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Beautiful, stylish villa with fabulous pool.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this modern, tasteful, spacious villa, it was just to our taste. With 3 young adult children we fitted in just fine. The location is stunning you are right on the edge of a vin yard, the views across the farm gave the feeling of tranquility and space. There is a vegetable garden which we were encouraged to pick the fruit and veg. The pool was fantastic with salt water, which we prefer and hydro jets one end set in a beautiful garden with comfortable sun beds, with a special canopy shaded area. We were met by Irene who spoke excellent English who showed us around and was happy to help. We had a restful and relaxing holiday in this lovely villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Hope to see you back soon. Ceri
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castiglione Del Lago
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres


Both Pisa and Rome airport are 90 minutes by car. Florence is an hour by car and Perugia airport only 30 minutes.


The tiny village of Petrignano is a 10 minute walk and quick drive. It is quite convenient for basic groceries and a coffee, however the larger town of Castiglione del Lago is a 10 minute drive and has a large selection of shops and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Castiglione del Lago Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $389.26

Booking Notes:
A £300 deposit is payable on confirmation of booking with 50% of total rental due 60 days before the rental and the balance payable in full 14 days before holiday begins. The returnable deposit is refunded at the end of the holiday once the property has been checked and there is no damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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