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Converted Granary With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Bonsciano, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy - Quiet Location With Views Of Open Countryside, Yet Easy Access To Local Town

The granary is a recently restored property which has been renovated as a family home with an emphasis on comfort. The traditional features of the vaulted ceilings, original beams and cotto floors have been preserved, yet the house has been furnished to ensure that the guests have an enjoyable holiday.We have fitted a new kitchen including dishwasher this year. At the end of a 150 metre drive, just off a tarmac road, the house has excellent access, and yet is secluded and not overlooked. A car is essential at this property for guests to fully enjoy the fascinating hill-top towns in abundance in the area; however, we suggest that guests use the small local private railway line to visit the county town of Umbria - Perugia, and the delightful towns of Citta di Castello and Sansepolcro, the latter famous for its' Piero della Francesca paintings.

Property Manager
Paul Eason or Michele Couzens-Eason
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the World around the

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is one bathroom on the first floor with shower, loo, bidet and basin, and a second bathroom with shower loo and basin on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 has a double bed and bedroom 3 has twin beds.
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: The covered terrace stretches the whole length of the house and looks out onto the grassed area of the garden, and the fields and woodland beyond. There is a pine table and chairs here for outside eating and along the end of the house there is another pergola overlooking the 12X6 metre pool. There are sunbeds and deckchairs for to reading and sunbathing and guests generally like to use the barbecue several times during their stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided and the house will be fully prepared for guests' arrival. Beds are changed weekly, kitchen and bathrooms cleaned for those who book for more than 1 week. Extra cleaning is available to be paid locally.


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Converted Granary With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
10437 Berlin

tastefully and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Everthing was fine, easy business with Paul and it was so nice to meet Marianne and Andrew who rounded up the comfortability of the house.

The property was clean and well kept within the possibilities of such a big house, the pool is keept nicely and it is such a relief at 36 Celsius...

Only the hornets bothered a bit, the nest could be removed and this would be fine again...

Our trip to nearby Peruggia was impressing and fun - I certainly could recommend the house to friends!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive comments. You did not mention the hornets- we could have removed the nest, where did you find it? Best wishes, Marianne
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The house couldn't be further from the sea but Lake Trasimeno has a man-made beach where sunbeds can be hired and water sports available. Guests often enjoy taking the ferry to the largest inhabited island Isola Maggiore for lunch - there is also a ferry to the smaller island Isola Pavese which is a wildlife sanctuary.


The nearest airport is Perugia - Ryanair flies from Stansted.

Ancona, Rimini and Bologna are approx 2 hours drive and Pisa and Rome 3 hours.


The nearest small town is Trestina where guests do their main shopping, and Citta di Castello is about 20 mins drive with its daily indoor market and main outdoor market on Thursdays and Saturdays. The beautiful ancient town of Cortona is about 45 min drive, and Perugia and Sansepolcro can be accessed by train.

Further Details:

The nearest town Trestina has 3 supermarkets each with a large deli where guests can buy all the ingredients for preparing delicious lunches and dinners, much of the produce is locally grown in the season. One supermarket has fresh fish, and they all have extensive bakery and meat departments - there is no frozen meat available in this part of Italy, so the beef, lamb and chicken are all fresh.

There is a wide selection of bread, the main local loaves are baked with no salt the local people have become used to unsalted bread since salt was an expensive commodity- so guests need to ask for "pane salato" if this is not to their taste!

Wines and many spirits (including the well-known Grappa) are still inexpensive, each supermarket has a large selection, but there is the local Trestina cantina which offers tastings of local wines including the delicious after dinner Vin Santo.

The town has several banks with cash machines, 2 garages, hairdressers, and a weekly small outdoor market on Tuesdays. There is a chemist and post office also.

Meat-eating guests must not miss the local delicacy -" porchetta" which is a boned roasted pig stuffed with fennel and garlic, and can be enjoyed in a bread roll at the market, or taken home to eat with salad for an easy, delicious lunch.

There are many good restaurants nearby, one serving the best pizzas (from their own wood oven )for miles, to the more sophisticated places specialising in home-made pasta, wild boar and truffles. The house book has many suggestions for different tastes, and we can advise and book if necessary.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse around the World,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of 50 % of the total rental - this should be sent at the same time as the booking form, the rest being due 6 weeks before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will normally be Sundays, but can be changed for convenience for dates outside the high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices out of season are negotiable please ask for winter pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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