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Country Villa With Private Pool And Views Over Umbrian Countryside

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
farmhouse
People
14
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse in Fontignano, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

The Villa is a luxurious two story 300 year old stone farmhouse, with a separate self contained annexe, situated on a hillside outside the village of Fontignano to the south of Lake Trasimeno. The property was recently restored to a high standard, with terracotta floor tiling and old oak beams throughout. It stands some 1200 feet above sea level with spectacular views to the south and west. On a clear day the peak of Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Tuscany, is visible on the horizon. The rental includes 2 hour daily maid service. The property is set in about 5 acres of olive groves and oak trees, with landscaped, terraced gardens. The patio outside the sitting room is shaded by an old almond tree and a pergola with climbing vines and passion flowers. A stepped, gravel path with a traditional chestnut handrail/fence leads down to a 11 by 6 metre pool, similarly fenced. There is accommodation for 14 people (plus two infants - cots provided) in four double bedrooms and one twin, one with 1 set of bunk beds and single bed. There are five bathrooms, four of which are en suite, and one ensuite WC. Please note that the owner does not wish to exceed 6 children. the maximum number of adults is 10. total party number not to exceed 14.

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

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Property Manager
Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Emma Cordingley

I am the booking agent for L'Antica Sorgente, my name is Emma and I live in the Niccone Valley, Umbria, with my husband, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts!

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

The owner:

I fell in love with Italy and Umbria as a student when learning Italian at the "University for Foreigners" in Perugia, and always felt that I wanted to end up with a home nearby. When I retired I found a 300 year old abandoned farmhouse in an idyllic position on a hillside in the country 22kms from Perugia and bought it some years ago. It took me three years to restore.

Emma Cordingley purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Emma Cordingley chose Perugia area

The property is in an elevated position on a hillside about 365 metres (1200ft) above sea level and 750 metres out of the village of Fontignano, where the Renaissance painter Perugino died and is buried. It is a stone's throw from the remains of Fontignano's medieval castle - a romantic and peaceful setting. Thus, although tranquil and completely secluded, with panoramic views for miles over the Umbrian countryside, it is not remote.

Umbria is known as the "green heart of Italy" and visitors to my house will understand why. As part of the restoration work I had the road leading up the hill to the house re-paved (tarmac) so that access by car is easy.

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at L'Antica Sorgente. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Apart from the beautiful position, a feature of the property in summer is the swimming pool which is 11mts by 6mts (about 36 by 20 feet).

For those with children there is a well known water park in nearby Tavernelle with slides etc, said to be the largest in Umbria.

The house has WiFi and satellite TV.

Ryanair now offer flights from Stansted to Perugia every day in summer. The airport is only 32 kms away - a short journey.

The rental price includes 2 hours per day by my cleaner, who can often babysit and also cook by separate arrangement.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom
5

23 August 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week with great friends, at Nigel's Farmhouse in mid-August last year. The farmhouse is set in high up on a hill with stunning views of the Umbrian countryside, which were all the more spectacular at sunset, as we enjoyed an aperitif or two. The farmhouse has been beautifully restored and is well appointed, as described accurately on the website, with plenty of space for two families. Having the luxury of the housekeeper, meant that it did feel truly like a holiday, and we did use her for babysitting in the evening, so that we could enjoy a couple of Nigel's recommendations for dinner. The pool was refreshing and many a happy hour was spent there by the children. The farmhouse is well situated, while feeling off the beaten track, is close enough to good amenities and things to do. There is plenty to do for all ages, but as we had young children (ranging from 4 - 9) it was the Water Park that was particularly popular. I hope that we may come back, and would not hesitate in recommending staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Wonderfully located Umbrian farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed here with family and friends in early October, I would highly recommend this handsomely restored farmhouse. The house is beautifully furnished and well equipped, and the views from the terrace across the serene Umbrian countryside are superb. The perfect spot for sundowners after long walks in the surrounding hills.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

We spend the last three summers in this fabulous farmhouse. The house is of a very high standard and is maintained very well (housekeeping, gardener, poolboy). The location is perfectly suitable for families with children < 12 and the nearby borgo`s, villages and countryside do offer all the Italian essentials without the mass tourism.

Clearly a place to relax & rewind

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Beautiful Umbrian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for a week. The house has beautiful views from the pool over the Perugian countryside. It was great value, given the high standard of the accommodation. It is clearly well-looked after by the owners.

The house is set back from the local village up a small driveway, and there is a lot of privacy. The surrounding area is beautiful, with a lot of small villages and local restaurants to explore.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica
5

Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

Anyone who has read novels that offer up romantic notions of escaping into an idyllic life in Italy, and has dreamt of experiencing such a magical rural italian time would be utterly content when renting this property. It is rural, unspoilt, beautiful, quiet and romantic. Yet it has every modern comfort, is highly accessible from both Rome and Florence, and situated within easy reach of Tuscany and Umbria's prettiest villages and wonderful restaurants. We had a perfect time, whether as tourists exploring Orvieto or lounging by the pool. I can't believe I am sharing this secret.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Perfect Perugian relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to relax and unwind. A group of us stayed for a week. We took full advantage of the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, and the terrace where you can have meals while the sun sets.

The nearby villages have a stunning Cathedral and delicious restaurants respectively, with winding streets and lots of sun-faded Italian terracotta. We spent a few evenings having dinner and gelato with the Perugian locals!

The house is very spacious and well appointed and the bedrooms are clean and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms and high ceilings with authentic Italian shutters. The pool is a good size (some of the more energetic enjoyed their morning lengths!) and a great place to lie in the sun as it is set in the lush gardens, where the lemon thyme grows along the path.

I had a truly wonderful holiday here. It is a very special place, with everything you need for a wonderful Perugian experience. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
LaEarly June 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June - Early July
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 7 nights
£1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
End of July & August
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,090
for 7 nights
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 7 nights
£2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Why I don't take payment through this website:
I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Fontignano in Umbria

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , Note the beds are 2 sets of bunk beds for children only.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) with 2 cots for infants Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with double bed; Bed 2 with double bed; Bed 3 with twin beds (can be converted to double); Bed 4 twin beds (suited to children); Bed 5 (in detached annexe) with double bed. 2 cots available for babies
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Why I don't take payment through this website: I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

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