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Beautifully restored Villa with Private Pool in Idyllic Surroundings



Updated: 02-Jul-2016
Villa with 4 bedrooms & private pool near Perugia, Umbria- Secluded setting 30min from many Tuscan & Umbrian towns, 10 min from amenities

We have lovingly converted this former farmhouse, keeping many of the traditional features such as the chestnut beamed ceilings and the terracotta floors, while introducing more modern comforts. The four bedrooms (two are ensuite) are bright and airy and have views over the gardens and surrounding countryside . The fully equipped kitchen means keen cooks can make the most of the local produce. There is a large dining room but in the summer months you will probably be eating every meal on one of the two terraces. There is WIFI wit decent broadband so you won't be cut off from the outside world too much!

We are baby friendly, with a high chair, cot and changing mat.

The garden has many different areas for enjoying the sun or shade, while the large pool is set in landscaped gardens. Our location in Umbria, near the Tuscan border, means you can enjoy the delights of both these regions. Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Florence & many more famous towns are all close by. The more active can take a trip to the beaches of Lake Trasimeno, canoe on the River Tiber, or go for a walk in the surrounding hills. All amenities, and many restaurants, are available in our local town, 4km away.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent property on so many levels

  • 5 of 5

Capanna is a great place to gather family together (we were a party of 8 adults and 1 child), catch up and build memories. The combination of idyllic setting, tasteful and spacious indoor accomodation makes this a wonderful place to stay. Add to this an outstanding outdoor layout, lovely pool area, quiet places for quiet reflection, solitude and the odd siesta coupled with exceptional views of the surrounding countryside makes it exceptional. We had travelled to Italy before but not to this area, so a big thank you to Anna and Angie for the way in which they patiently and graciously handled my numerous questions prior to our visit and for sharing their beautiful villa with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

As mad as it sounds, we drove to Umbertide from North Devon. We had our reasons to do so, but upon reaching the house, the journey had been worth every mile, every minute of motorway boredom and every second of anticipation. There is only one word to describe the property: "wow!" And this journey was no mean feat for a family with four young children under the age of 10.

The location is fantastic; remote, but not too much, quiet, peaceful, secluded and immensely private. The layout of the property and gardens is well considered, innovative and always something to reveal as time goes on. The views from the pool, are breathtaking. We arrived to witness a picture perfect Umbrian sunset - orange embers of a fading sun upon rolling wooded hillsides, interspersed with the odd terracotta roof top and villa. A perfect birthday treat.

The pool is perfect for children and ours certainly came on leaps and bounds in confidence. The house itself is roomy and well appointed. We wanted for nothing. In fact we were spoilt for choice as to where to eat, as well as to sleep.

It was a pleasure and privilege to stay here. We've stayed elsewhere before but this trumped the other places for value, beauty and peace. Great place, perfect for families as well as for those seeking seclusion and pottering by a pool. Well served, well maintained and well worth the effort to get there!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every detail!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing holiday we had staying at your lovely house. It really is the most stunning and beautiful spot, and as we first explored the house there where shrieks of excitement ( by the girls) as yet another bedroom or bathroom was discovered! The cherry on the cake was walking up the steps to the dazzling pool with lovely sun beds and sparkling water.

It really is such a carefully restored and tasteful house - we were surprised you share it at all. Ornella and her husband made sure we were settled in well, and we really enjoyed her huge and utterly delicious lasagne on the first day.

There were no dramas, except for a short power cut , which was quite fun as we had a candle to sit around, and the hob is gas anyway, so we still could cook dinner!

We all left feeling so relaxed, brown, and slightly plumper than when we arrived!

Many thanks for all the info and directions, and once again for the chance to enjoy such a perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully appointed villa in tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the location and facilities of Capanna which exceeded our expectations, particularly the pool terrace sunny during the day lovely at sunset and atmospheric at night. The house is full of character with lots of levels and interest. The property was well equipped with everything needed. It is well located giving us opportunity to visit new places each day, though lounging by the pool is great. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful tranquil corner of Umbria

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in this very comfortable, spacious villa which has been beautifully restored but still retains the timeless quality of places that have remained unchanged for centuries. Although one feels as if one is deep into the countryside, it is really not very far from a nearby lively town and all its amenities. The swimming pool is lovely and the two large terraces are perfect for al fresco dining in style. I highly recommend this truly delightful villa and hope to return someday soon.

Jean Harvey

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded our expectations. It is spacious, clean and finished to a very high standard. Despite being a traditional villa, the rooms are modern and comfortable. There are multiple terraces, each of which comes into its own a different times of the day. The pool area is interesting and fun, with commanding views of the spectacular surroundings.

Although there is little reason to leave the house, visiting the local towns including Umbertide, Perugia and Assisi is rewarded with some stunning sights - particularly for those not familiar with the area. All are easily accessible by car.

Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Activity and Interests


Lake Trasimeno is 30 minutes away with beach type facilities. The coast at Rimini/Fano is about one and half hours' drive away.


A car is essential. Although close to Umbertide (4 km away), we are in the countryside with no local transport available.

Airports: Perugia-30 minutes. Ancona-2 hours. Bologna-2 hours. Rome- 2 hours - all approx.


Umbertide: 5 minutes by car (superb supermarket etc)

Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Citta di Castello, Lake Trasimeno: all close by and easy to drive to.

Florence, Bologna 90 miles. Rome 125 miles.

Further Details:

Some superb restaurants in the area. Umbertide -the local town - offers excellent supermarkets, weekly market on Wednesday, banks, restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, post office, internet cafes. Good rail links mean that towns like Florence, Bologna and Rome can be easily visited in a day. Road links to these major cities are also excellent.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
30% deposit on booking.
£200 refundable deposit against breakages and damage.
Sepember - December heating and 'logs' at cost.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Vacate by 10.00am. Access at 4.00pm.

Notes on prices:
For bookings from September to March, there will be a separate charge made for central heating and the supply of logs. Please discuss these charges with the owner. 30% deposit required at time of booking. £200 deposit required against breakages and damage. Payments to be made in UK sterling cheques, bank orders or by cheque in Euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite tiled shower room with basin and wc. Bedroom 2 has en-suite tiled shower room with basin and wc. Main bathroom has marble (travertine) walls/floor, bath, basin and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, ensuite bathroom (shower, basin, wc), walk in wardrobe, windows on 3 sides. Fabulous views. Bedroom 2: As bedroom 1 but windows on 2 sides. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds (can be double) Bedroom 4: Double bed, huge wadrobe, views


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is central heating throughout and powerful log fires in sitting room and bedroom 1. Roofed eating area for outside shaded meals Outside: Private pool 12m x 6m in separate landscaped area, with stunning views. 8 quality sunbeds. Large covered dining loggia. Several sunny and shaded terraces. Large barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Changing and cleaning is done weekly. The local person who does this can do more by arrangement. She is also a marvellous cook. Other: Dining hall with soaring ceiling. Large table and chairs for 8.

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