|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This stunning Umbrian farmhouse is a much loved second home, not a sterile rental property - so it will be a home from home for you for the duration of your Italian holiday, whether with friends or family. It has everything that you need to make your stay wonderful, a terrace for al fresco eating (marble table seats 12), large flat grassed garden with flower beds and plenty of chairs and hammocks for lazy afternoons, a large wood BBQ for grilling your steak and views to die for whilst you sip your prosecco and watch the fireflies in the evening. There are toys for the children and books for the grown ups. Family cricket on the big field and splendid evenings under the wisteria clad terrace. There are wellies and mackintoshes in the hall for the occasional rain days, and hammocks slung between the trees for the many hot lazy August afternoons with a good book (lots provided) and a glass of something nice. As the sun slips away and you sip your first cold prosecco of the evening the fields in front of the terrace are alive with wild deer and the occasional boar. There are lizards on the walls and butterflies in the lavender, nightingales in the trees and hoopoes on the lawn. There is wifi if needed, but you'll probably want to get away from it all and escape into the privacy that 30 acres of olive groves and woodland that surround the house, or nip up to the hotel on the hill for a swim (included in the price). You can easily go and visit the sites (Citta di Castello 10 minutes, Arezzo 25 minutes, Perugia 40 minutes, Assisi 45 minutes, Florence 90 minutes) for art and culture but you may just want to lounge under the trees instead and soak up the view and relax - isn't that what holiday are all about? For those of you feeling energetic, there are mountain bikes, golf down the road (2km), riding (dressage, jumping or endurance) on request, or you can walk or jog wherever you fancy. Have a lok at the pictures to see the state of the art kitchen, luxury bathrooms with claw-footed baths and antiques furniture. Welcome to your home from home in Umbria.
13 years ago we moved to Rome for work. We never went home. Three dogs, two cats, two horses, eight chickens, two ducks and a rabbit later - oh yes, and two children - we are still here. We bought the farmhouse 10 years ago, a wreck with scorpions in the walls and snakes wending their tireless ways through the stonework. We fell in love with the sense of timelessness, privacy, space and peace. We slowly renovated it with the intention of selling up and going home. We are still here, now working in north Italy (so you won't have the owner hanging around the place like a bad smell for your stay!). This house has been our refuge in times of crisis and solace in times of joy.
Martin Pugsley purchased this farmhouse in 2003
We fell in love with the privacy, peace, views, space, olives, sunflowers, woodland, hills, and sense of open space. But is is definitely not remote. All amenities are easily accessible from here. The main art cities are easily enjoyed in a day trip and the surrounding hill towns are full of interesting sites.
This is our retreat. This is where we escape from the world to recharge. Our benefits: getting away from it all, being fairly uncontactable and not being disturbed. Lying up to my neck in a bubbles in a huge bath whilst soaking up the views. Fresh air, fresh figs, home grown olive oil, freedom to walk through woods and hills and not be contained by other people's walls. Frescoed churches and galleries bursting with art, ice cream parlours and village feasts are all easily accessible and when the bustling streets and the heat of the town become too much we retreat to the peace and cool of the hills.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£294.77|
Please email for details or call Martin Pugsley
Changeover is on Saturday arrival 16.00 departure at 10.00. We can be flexible depending on bookings