House in Preggio, Umbria, Italy - Quiet Village Location at the Heart of Historic Umbria
At nearly 2,000ft above sea level, Casa Preggio enjoys breathtaking views across the Niccone Valley. This 15th century house was built into the hilltop village's perimeter walls with its front door near to the village square and its garden and living rooms facing outwards towards the valley. The house is very tastefully furnished internally whilst retaining its traditional features. The village of Preggio boasts a delightful restaurant called La Castagna, serving Umbrian delicacies, a cafe/bar and delicatessan.The surrounding area has a wealth of fascinating places to visit including the ancient towns of Perugia, Cortona, Gubbio, Montone, Castel Rigone, Assisi, Sienna and slightly further afield, Florence, Pisa and Rome, all easily reached either by car or train for a day trip. Lake Trasimeno is 40 mins away. There are many wonderful places to eat nearby, ranging from local agriturisimos to pizzerias and local restaurants.
About the Owner
I live in East Sussex on the Ashdown Forest.
I have a grown up son and daughter, both living and working in London.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had wonderful feedback from our guests over the past years since we bought the house. The majority of comments say that the house is very well equiped and the view is spectacular!
From the Owner
“When my husband and I first saw this property we fell in love with it straightaway! The view from the terrace is spectacular and we were told the sunsets were magnificent (and they are!). We offered the asking price (something my husband has never done before!) as there was stiff competition from other buyers, and it was accepted. We completed in July 2007 and went out to buy new furniture and fittings. Sadly my husband passed away in December 2012 but I will continue to visit this wonderful place as it is so peaceful with many happy memories.”
Activity and Interests
Lake Trasimeno is about 40 minutes drive away and has several good beaches for swimming or sailing.
Ryanair flies daily from Stansted to Bologna/Rimini/Ancona (each approx 2.5 hours) and flies 4 times a week to Perugia which is 40 minutes away (although not on Saturday). BA (LGW) flies daily to Pisa, Bologna and Rome, (each approx 2 and 2.5 hours away). Easyjet (LGW) flies to Pisa and Rome. Meridiana flies from LGW to Florence (about 2.5 hours) daily. A hired car is essential. Alternatively the journey can be made easily by car from Calais using the motorway system with 1 overnight stop.
Perugia, Cortona, Montone, Gubbio, Castel Rigone and Lake Trasimeno are all within 40 minutes drive. Sienna, Assisi, Orvieto and Montepulciano are approx an hour and Pisa, Rome and Florence are approx 2.5 hours. We recommend taking the train to Rome and Florence from Tarentola.
There is a wide range of activities on offer in and around Preggio. The region is a food and wine lover's paradise with a great variety of wonderful restaurants to choose from and opportunities to go winetasting and explore beautiful vineyards or to take cookery lessons at the local agriturismo, cooking with (and then enjoying) local produce and creating Umbrian specialities. Umbria is also famous for its food festivals throughout the year.
For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, there are some amazing walks and cycle routes in and around Preggio during which the spectacular views from the village can be truly appreciated. Fishing, tennis and golf are also available within a half hour drive of Casa Preggio as well as watersports at Lake Trasimeno, 40 minutes drive from the house.
As far as shopping goes, Preggio itself offers basic facilities with a bar, newly opened delicatessan, a post office and a pharmacy. Umbertide, northern Umbria's largest town, holds a weekly market and also has a supermarket, bank and other shops. Many of the nearby towns have a good selection of interesting shops and boutiques, stocking everything from leather goods, clothes, paintings and books to a selection of wines and local specialities for taking back home as a reminder of your trip!
More information on all of the activities mentioned can be found at the house.
- Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit of 50% due at time of booking with balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. 250 euros cash deposit on arrival to be refunded as appropriate.
Please see our booking conditions for further information.
Changeover day Saturday. Please do not arrive before 4 pm and vacate by 10 am on day of departure.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Preggio is a very small sleepy hilltop village. Although Preggio is fairly remote, it is near to many local attractions so you get the best of both worlds - peace and quiet when you want it and historic sightseeing when you want to explore Italian culture. The small swimming pool on the terrace is a wonderful bonus when the weather is particularly hot and it is lovely to cool off after a day of sunbathing or sightseeing.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Large bathroom on first floor refitted in 2012 with bath/shower attachment, wc, washbasin and bidet. Again, spectacular views.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, fireplace, wardrobe, chest of drawers, travelling cot. Bedroom 2: twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, en-suite WC, washbasin and bidet. Bedroom 3: small-twin beds and 2 bedside cabinets. All rooms have spectacular views.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Central heating and wood burning stove in dining room. Bedrooms are arranged on 2 floors, with the main bedroom and bathroom on first floor and the second and third bedrooms on the second floor. The third bedroom is very small, mainly suitable for children or very friendly adults! Stairs are narrow. Families with small children should be aware of this. Outside: Large terrace with private swimming pool 3m x 5m with constant depth of 1.2m. Outside table with 6 chairs under shady vine covered pergola together with plenty of space for sun loungers. The terrace, which is surrounded by wrought iron fencing for safety, is highly suitable for al fresco dining, and enjoys an elevated position to provide outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and filled with terracotta pots providing a glorious display of colourful plants. Outside shower. Gas fired barbecue. Utility Room: Large utility room with upright fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels/linen included, changed on a weekly basis if required. Property cleaned weekly. Local housekeeper is happy to cook meals with prior advance notice.