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Farmhouse (Borgo) - Citta Di Castello - ideal for families, groups or the writer



Updated: 04-Sep-2016
Beautiful House, Quiet, Peaceful, Rural and Close to the true Umbrian Towns

Dating from the 12C, this borgo is perched at 700m looking down into the Niccone Valley. The main house has 7 double bedrooms, 2 drawing rooms, open fires, a large dining room and fantastic views. The borgo additionally has a stand alone - non-consecrated chapel - and an old grotto where Saint Donino is said to have contemplated life. This house has soul, is very old and been renovated to honor its past as well as adding in some of today's comforts - pool etc. Close to Citta di Castello, Assisi and other historic towns, it provides a great location with true peacefulness. Great for the summer, but also for Christmas and Easter family and friends get togethers. Would also entertain - encourage long lets for the person who would like the seclusion to write, study or contemplate life. www.fattoriasl.com

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Incredible Italian Hideway in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We went away with a number of other families and the property is ideal for group family get away. There's plenty of breakout space with two sitting rooms and a lovely dining room with a big wooden table perfect for colouring in on, plus it's really well equipped for kids with 4 high chairs, 2 cots and lots of really sweet kids crockery and cutlery. There are also sturdy stair gates in place and although we weren't there in the wintertime, it was good to see that there was a really good fire guard for the wood burning stove in the main sitting room too.

The house is lovely and cool in the daytime too which is perfect for when it gets a bit too hot for little ones down by the pool. There were four families in total and it was easily big enough to accommodate us all as there's so much space both inside and out. When they weren't at the pool, the kids loved playing on the rope swing in the back garden and we also set up a hammock between a couple of trees which was very popular. There was also room in the driveway to set up a short tennis court which the kids loved playing in the early evening.

The owner was really easy to deal with and very helpful and there's also someone on site to help out with any queries. We asked if they could stock the kitchen with a few bits for us and they were very accommodating in this respect and they also helped put us in touch with a local chef who came and took over the kitchen and cooked us two delicious dinners which was a real treat.

Breakfasts and suppers on the terrace were an absolute delight with stunning views of the mist draped valley in the morning and the pink sunset on the hills at night. There's also a barbecue there which was very useful.

It really feels like a home away from home and not a rental place. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with pots and pans and every kind of kitchen gadget you could ever want or need and there's lots of wonderful antique furniture and comfy sofas to sink in to at the end of the day.

The best thing about it for me though is that it's totally quiet – there's no cars, no road noise, no planes - just birds tweeting and crickets chirping and the sound of happy children splashing by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking hill top Umbrian experience

  • 5 of 5

Stunning south facing hill top position overlooking the beautiful, rural Niccone Valley. The property compromises a traditional Italian farmstead which William, the owner, is lovingly renovating building by building. The main farmhouse is generously proportioned with plenty of living and sleeping space spread out throughout, a stunning high vaulted dining room and a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the Niccone Valley. The views from brakfast on the terrace with just the Cyprus trees and odd castle peaking through the mist on the other side of the valley will last long in the memory. This is a fantastic holiday home for large families / groups of families and provides for a genuine rustic Umbrian experience far away from the bustle and worries of modern life. Suitable for young children with plenty to keep them occupied during the day (pool, tyre swing, walks and abundant wild life (plus dvd etc when all else fails!)) and well positioned to allow for short trips into the valley and some of the local towns and hill top villages including Umbertide and the stunning hill top Cortona at the head of the valley just into Tuscany. A fantastic holiday to unwind, spend time with your family and friends and forget about it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent one month here with just us 5, then two other families w young children, then two weeks with parents and siblings and for all its been such a wonderful place. You can have enough privacy and choose to spent time together at the pool, at the beautiful farmers kitchen table, on the terrace or in the comfortably arranged lounges, all with sweeping views of the Umbrian country side and sunset. The manager on site is very helpful and warm. In summer the days get nice and warm (or hot) but the evenings and mornings are cool which is so nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Italy & Umbria at its best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful farmhouse over the Easter Holidays with friends and had the most wonderful time. There were quite a few of us and many children but never did it feel crowded or overrun. The views are spectacular and the grounds the perfect place for an Easter Egg hunt. It was a great base to explore the area and we went to the beautiful towns nearby - Assisi was breathtaking and well worth a day trip. In the evenings it was wonderful to return to the house, light the fires and sit and talk the night away in the stunning dining room. It is blissfully quiet and if you are looking to stop the world and get off it for a week then this is the place to come! We will be returning soon - we hope!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Idilic!

  • 5 of 5

We visited for a long weekend which just wasn't long enough to enjoy this charming property and certainly not enough time to even begin to explore the area - we will definitely be back!

The property itself has been lovingly maintained in keeping with its history and is wonderfully rambling, allowing everyone their own space when needed with the charming sitting rooms and dining room providing space for all to get together.

The bedrooms are spacious and airy most with stunning views over the valley.

The outside offers plenty of spaces to eat and entertain or simply to sit and take in the spectacular views. For walkers, runners or cyclists there are miles of tracks to follow.

It is the perfect location to explore the beautiful historic towns and villages of Umbria and Tuscany - something we intend to do when we return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We - three couples plus assorted children - had a wonderful week at Fattoria San Lorenzo.

The house managed to handle all of us beautifully, with numerous bedrooms, bathrooms, sitting rooms and terraces allowing everyone the space to be together or apart depending on how raucous the children got! The kitchen is also brilliantly equipped, which is not always the case with villa rentals, and the dining room is stunning. Being March the weather wasn't very reliable but it did mean we had an excuse to light the fire in the dining room over dinner, which was pretty special.

The views from the villa's terraces across the valley are stunning and the surrounding towns (Montone in particular) are absolutely beautiful and well worth investigating.

I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Architecturally it is beautiful. It is very old. It has space. It has soul, is very peaceful - all the while being within 30mins of some beautiful towns, restaurants, etc. You can eat outside on the terrace and at 700m have unobstructed views into the Niconne valley. In the winter you can light the fires and have some great meals in the dining room for 20 ! If you like to run or mountain bike - the dirt roads and ups and down are nice..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : San Leo Bastia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Citta di Castello at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trestina citta' di castello at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Superstrada E45 Cesena-Roma at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : San Leo Bastia at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Italian Alps at 250 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Trasimeno at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Rural Umbria, unspoilt oak forests, beautiful unspoilt valleys, close to the beautiful historic towns of Assisi, Citta di Castello, Montone and Preggio. 2.5hrs drive from Florence. 2.5hrs drive from Rome. 5hrs drive to the Alps. Local Tuscan and Umbrian vineyards near by, fantastic trail running, hiking, mountain biking on the doorstop. Quiet, very peaceful, true light, so stars at night and unspoilt by town light.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
31 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Pet Fee £50

In the winter you will require fire wood and wood-pellets for the hot water. The Owner will provide, but these will be small additional costs and based on length of stay.

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From the Owner

Great family and friends location. All can have space, yet have 3-4 locations where all can gather for meals outside and inside.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski

Floor Area

  • 500 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms - shower, bath etc.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • 7 bedrooms - 6 have double beds, 1 has 2 singles. 2 cots can be placed in any of the rooms.


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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