Between Perugia and Umbertide, Umbria - Elevated Position Within Beautiful Peaceful Valley, 10km on the Old Perugia Road to Umbertide
La Lunetta, converted from an old barn into two apartments: ARCO sleeps 4/6 and STUDIO, sleeps 2, with possibility of interconnecting the two apartments . The conversion has retained the original character with arched openings, huge beams and revealed stonework, and is elegantly furnished with all the latest equipment. Overlooking a timeless Umbrian landscape of rolling wooded hills, gentle valleys, sheep pastures, distant prospects, with just the occasional tinkle of a sheep bell or the glimpse of a strolling monk to disturb your siesta. Only 15 minutes from lively town of Umbertide, with all daily needs and weekly market (with 2nd-hand English bookstall!). The 2 properties share the pool, also with the English owners (who never go in the water, just snooze pool-side) living in the large farmhouse close by, and can be rented individually (4 and 2 respectively) or as a complex (6/8), ideal for an extended family or friends party.
Details for holiday barn Studio, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
Bedroom with kingsize 'bateau-lit' bed, antique armchair, pretty wardrobe. French windows to own east/south facing terrace. This is a separate room through squared arch from living area.
En-suite bathroom with shower, hair-dryer.
Kitchen/dining room in open plan area comprising kitchen with granite worktop, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, iron, large larder.
Living area with marble-top dining table, chairs, rattan settee and armchairs, woodburning stove, TV, video, tapes, books, and desk with chair. Decorative wall pieces and interesting lighting throughout. Interconnecting door to ARCO apartment normally locked. 'Tardis-like' is how this apartment is often described, deceptively spacious with massive beams and soaring ceiling.
French windows from both bedroom and living room to own private south-east facing terrace with small garden and shady olive tree, wonderful views over fields and woods.
All ground level. Own parking.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
Lake Trasimeno, with shore-side villages, restaurants, promenades, ferries to islands , at 35 km, mostly dual carriageway.
Airports: Perugia 30 mins. Ancona 2 hours. Bologna 2½ hours. Forli 1½ hours. Rome 2½ hours. Pisa within 3½ hours.
Car hire is best done at point of entry and absolutely vital as the properties are completely rural.
Umbertide, 10km, our local shopping town is friendly and unpretentious, with good supermarkets, banks, family restaurants, cafes and bars, a lively weekly market, and a railway station.
Good road and rail connections to many renowned towns: Perugia, the regional capital, 30 mins, Gubbio 35 mins, Assisi 45 mins, Cortona 50 mins, Todi 45 mins, Arezzo 60 mins, Siena 90 mins, Orvieto 2hrs. Florence 100 mins and Rome 3hrs also reached by excellent inter-city railway links.
The surrounding pastures and woods around La Lunetta extend beyond to hills and valley clefts, and distant mountains. Good walking and hill climbing (Montacuto, opposite, at 1000m, has the remains of an Etruscan site). Plenty of wildlife - boar, porcupine, deer are occasionally seen at dusk. Wildflowers, wild asparagus and funghi in due season. The track leading to the house from the good valley road is 600m, and well-maintained. Many good local restaurants - Aubrey and Jill are good guides.
Lake Trasimeno (35 mins) has pretty villages, good fish restaurants, lakeside bars and icecream parlours, ferry trips to historic Isola Maggiore (St. Francis), and sunsets to take your breath away. Many other lesser-known sites of great interest - Spello, Spoleto, Carsulae, Deruta, Urbino, San Sepolcro, Monterchi - Roman ruins, traditional pottery, famous art treasures, ducal palaces and museums.
- Booking Notes:
Booking confirmed on receipt of deposit of 50% of total rental. Remaining 50% of rental payable on arrival, in Euro cash (currency exchange rate on arrival) , plus returnable damage deposit of 250 Euro. In case of cancellation, deposit will be refunded, less 10% administration charge, if notice received 8 weeks or more prior to start of holiday. If notice received less than 8 weeks, no refund will be made.
Saturday during main season, at other times it may be flexible. Arrival not before 4pm, departure no later than 10am.
- Available arrival
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
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- Notes on accommodation: Linen and towels changed weekly. Pool towels provided. Cleaning prior to arrival and on departure. Extra cleaning available mid-term if requested at extra charge. Cot, baby bath and high chair available. 2 extra folding beds(single) available. Laundry with washing machine shared by both apartments. Portable electric fans; central heating at extra charge. Firewood free. No pets. Please note that Jill and Aubrey, your hosts and managers living in the farmhouse close by, have their own dogs (friendly) and cat (shy). Each apartment has its own separate terrace. The whole complex is in a commanding position, on a knoll with splendid views. Outside: Large pool (12 x 6 metres) 2.5 metres deep (1 metre at shallow end) with diving board, surrounded by terrace adjacent to Owner's farmhouse, is shared by both apartments, and occasionally, by owners. South and west facing, an ideal place for al fresco eating, playing, snoozing and relaxing all day long, culminating in evening dips in the underwater-lit pool. Well equipped with loungers and umbrellas. Flowering patio tubs and topiary abound. In addition each apartment has its own private separate terrace, with barbecue and outdoor furniture, and ample parking. The terrace and pool are in a commanding position, on a knoll, with sun all day long. All-round views, with surrounding sheep pastures, distant ruins, old olive trees and forest. Access from the main valley road is up a 600-metre well-maintained earth track.