About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House in Casamaggiore, Nr. Castiglione del Lago, Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy - Quiet, Comfortable , Village Location
Arranged over three storeys, with a large open plan kitchen/ dining / sitting room on the top floor, fitted with a wood burner as well as central heating this house has plenty of space, and is well equipped and maintained with a new in-ground swimming pool.
The bedrooms are all a similar size with a double and a twin on the top floor and a twin with en suite shower room on the first floor.The main bathroom is situated on the first floor with both a walk in shower and a bathtub.
The top floor communal space has views over both Tuscany and Umbria, with a kitchen at one end dining table in the middle and seating area at the other end. A balcony is accessed from the seating area. All windows and doors are fitted with custom fitted mosquito blinds.
On the ground floor there is a new fully equipped summer kitchen, giving access to the dining terrace and the swimming pool., At this level there is also a wc and a washing machine.
The village is small and peaceful, with good access to countryside walks and local towns for shopping and dining.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Hilary Quinn
This is our family holiday home. Since our purchase in 1998 we have visited every year, and most of us visit at least 2 or 3 times a year. We enjoy the peaceful ambiance and the slower pace of life offered by rural Umbria. Our children have been coming here since before they could walk and we hope in due course they will visit with their own families and enjoy the same experiences as parents as we have with them. We hope you will get as much pleasure out of our home as we do, and that your experience of Umbria is a good one.
Hilary Quinn purchased this House in 1998
Why Hilary Quinn chose Casamaggiore
Our decision to buy here was made partly on the basis of easy access from the UK,and also good access to both Rome, Florence, Sienna and other central Italian cities. and the wide range of places to visit and things to do. The village is small, peaceful and genuinely unspoilt. Our neighbours have become friends and they have enriched our lives by allowing us to join in and become part of their village. Access to a town with all facilities is only 8 minutes away at Castiglione Del Lago and there are many things to do and see within Umbria.
What makes this House unique
Castiglione, 8 minutes away gives good access to both Rome & Florence via the railway station. It has shops and restaurants, a hospital and access to the lake. There is fantastic countryside to walk around, and easy access to both horse riding and golf courses. The house has equal sized bedrooms which is ideal for groups of sharers, and the communal areas are open plan allowing for easy interaction Sometimes we can organize cookery courses for you if you wish to learn to cook Italian food.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely holiday home.
A lovely home with everything you need to have a glorious time on holiday. Spacious inside, and a wonderful pool and outside space that's perfect for lazing away days and eating outside in the evening. Set in gorgeous countryside, with great towns and villages nearby. Also an easy drive from and to the airport . Hilary was helpful from first contacting her, always on hand to offer advice and support. We would definitely recommend Hilary's lovely holiday home!
Thank you. It is always good to hear our guests enjoyed themselves, and we would welcome you back anytime
Beautiful villa in peaceful hamlet
Just returned from a week’s stay here and wish that we’d booked for longer as we had an absolutely fantastic time. There is so much to see and do in the local and surrounding areas that we never once ran out of ideas to keep 2 teenagers entertained! The villa itself is situated in a quiet little hamlet with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and is well equipped and spotless. The swimming pool was a welcome bonus for cooling down in after a day’s exploring/sightseeing in the Italian sunshine and the additional downstairs kitchen a nice touch for ‘al fresco’ breakfasts and dinners! We really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending the villa to our family and friends.
Thank you for review I am glad you enjoyed it you will always be welcome to return!
Authentic Italian house on three floors,very spacious.
We had a fantastic holiday here.The house,pool and location were great.
The summer kitchen was ideal as it meant you didn't have to go up to the kitchen the whole time when enjoying the terrace and pool.
The bedrooms were really tastefully decorated with lovely pictures on the walls and antique furniture.
The kitchens were very well equipped too.
All in all a great holiday and we would recommend to family and friends.
Thank you for your lovely review . We are pleased you had a great time and would welcome you back anytime
We stayed for two weeks in September and the house was great, big comfortable rooms, a fantastic kitchen with fabulous views and a nice pool to cool off in. Its situated in a charming hamlet with very friendly locals and a very good fruit and veg stall, which sells the local produce.....do make sure you try some of the plum jam!! The property is very convenient for visiting all the must see places that are on the usual "to do" lists, as well as some that might not be....Panicale for instance is beautiful and we had an amazing meal at Lillo Tatini....fantastic! We loved being able to pop into Castiglione del Lago, very convenient for supermarkets and the canteena and we drank some of the best wine we've ever had in Italy. We had a superb time....thank you Hilary.
A wonderful trip
A relaxing and highly enjoyable trip for my husband and I along with our two teenagers. The house is beautiful - understated and elegant but also comfortable and equipped with everything we needed and the swimming pool became the centre piece to lazy days and copious amounts of reading.
Recharged, we hopped on the train to Rome for some culture, cycled around the lake and to Perugia, enjoyed some jazz at an international jazz festival and enjoyed the beautiful countryside on horse back.
Rating: Highly recommended!
Thank you Sue, we are pleased you had a good time, and found lots to do.
Hilary's secret location is able to relax and calm down everyone in a beautiful house!
Dear Hilary, it's a really great spot to relax, to calm down, to start tours and to stay and dream! We've spend two perfect weeks. For one week our sons visited us. The house with two kitchens is equipped with much more you need! So it's absolut fully loaded! We enjoyed the summer kitchen and pool area! The pool it absolut great with a shower near by. There also an extra toilet on the same level! The house with its lovely interior design puts yourself in an other world! There nothing we really missed! We startet a lot of tour to nice villages around Umbria and Tuscany. It's a wonderful thing to come back and cool down in the pool!!! Stay on the terrace and enjoy your personal sundowner... one is for sure: we will come back! Frank & Irmtrud from Germany
Dear Frank and Irmtrud,
I am glad you had a great stay and hope to welcome you again, have a safe journey home
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding is available locally, two miles from the village. We can organise a " riding holiday" package for you if you wish. Pat is an English BHSI instructor and offers lessons and hacking in the local countryside. In the summer evenings rides out to a pizzeria or wine tasting are arranged.
In addition it is about a 40 minute drive to the Val di Chianna shopping centre. This is a very popular outlet centre with a good range of clothing and shoes from many popular names such as Gap, Levi and Italian designers.
Umbria is completely landlocked, however we are a 10 - 15 minute drive from Lago di Trasimeno, which has beaches, and access via small ferries to 2 of the 3 islands on the lake. There are a number of good restaurants around the lake with fish based menus.
Perugia - Stanstead via Ryanair is around 45 minutes drive to the house, Rome has 2 airports and is around 2 hours drive
Pisa is 1 hour 45 minutes
Cars can be hired at each of the above and are essential.
Bicycles can also be hired at Castiglione Del Lago
Castiglione del Lago - 5 minutes
Puozzuolo - 5 minutes
Perugia - 45 minutes
Sienna - 1 hour 30 minutes
Rome & Florence best by train 1 hour 40 minutes from Castiglione Del Lago ( free parking at the railway station available)
There are many good restaurants to suit all budgets available. Within the house is a red book containing suggestions of places we and other guests have enjoyed. Within the village there is a local community center that opens at least at weekends and offers good local food at reasonable prices. You can also order take away pizzas to take back to the house. it is within walking distance and thus no car is needed. The red book contains information about the house and appliances and also about the area.
Panicale a 30 minute drive away is a delightful walled hill top town with several very nice restaurants and in the Summer a small theatre. Also in the Summer the open air cinema at Castiglione del Lago will shows a variety of films some of which are in English. There is also a small modern indoor cinema at Castiglione del Lago that often shows English language films.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We will send a booking form and introductory letter as well as some ideas of things to do. A booking deposit of £ 200 is taken with the balance being due 6 weeks before departure. Once full payment is received we send directions to the house. We welcome any questions however as we both work our home phone is unmanned during the day and e mail contact is best. We will happily call you if requested to do so to discuss any particular questions that you may have. Changeover Day: Normally Saturday but we are willing to be flexible if the house is vacant prior to arrival or departure. Notes on prices: Outside of holiday times we are able to offer a 3 night minimum stay. Please contact us to discuss, as pricing will depend on time of year and number of guests. We are also open to a longer let over the Winter months. If you are interested in renting for months rather than weeks please contact us to discuss