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Large Country Villa Private Pool Views Over Umbrian Countryside, Free wifi

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Fontignano, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

The Villa is a 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 some 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. Free wifi.

L'Antica Sorgente is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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!

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

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 the house will understand why. As part of the restoration work the road leading up the hill to the house was re-paved (tarmac) so that access by car is easy.

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 almost every day in summer. The airport is only 32 kms away - a short journey.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Perugia in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove all rubbish and recycling to roadside bins.
  • Departure no later than 10am to give the cleaner time to clean the house for the next guests.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
Rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals.


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Large Country Villa Private Pool Views Over Umbrian Countryside, Free wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this house for a our two families plus parents and are we couldn't have chosen better than L'Antica Sorgente. It was a delightful, relaxing house to stay in, the nearby area was friendly and interesting and the views are just incredible. I wish I was back there now sitting at the table under the pergiola. We did have some issues with the wifi that were quickly resolved.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 stayed here for two weeks and loved, loved, loved it. The pictures really can’t do it justice, because there is a three dimensional luxuriousness about the settling that just can’t be captured. The setting on a hill, overlooking rolling hills of Umbria, with western, sunset exposure from the terrace is incredible. We had all our meals on the large table on the terrace, under the canopy of vines. Dinners, with golden sunset light shining on us. There was a beautiful flowering luscious vine covering the front door that was so strongly scented you could smell it everywhere. The pool was immaculately kept and refreshing, but not too cold, even at the end of May. Almost every day, Adriano, the groundskeeper, would check in, speak in friendly and very patient Italian, and deal with our garbage (which was substantial for a group of 10). The bedrooms in the main house are generous and beautiful, each with it’s own bathroom. The outbuilding rooms are a little more rustic, but fine. Being on the hill, we had lovely breezes to cool down the hot days, and sounds of birds were lovely. We felt like we had dropped into a movie about the ultimate Italian vacation. I can’t recommend this villa enough, if you are looking for the perfect family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Loren, thanks for this great review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to review L'Antica Sorgente. Emma
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An Italian gem

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating my mother's 80th birthday at this wonderful house with a large family party was absolutely brilliant for all the family. We loved the house which is comfortable, well furnished and equipped and the surrounding area is particularly beautiful. In May it was full of wildflowers and we had several walks from the house. We would definitely return given the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your enjoyed your holiday at L'Antica Sorgente.
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Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay at L'Antica Sorgente that we are thinking of booking next year. Loved the house, loved the location and the fantastic weather.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at L'Antica Sorgente and look forward to seeing you again.
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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: 23-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 21-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Ponte san Giovanni, Perugia
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno

Fontignano village is 3/4 of a kilometre down the hill where there is a bar and supermarket. Tavernelle, a larger town, with better shopping is about 6kms away.

Further Details:

Supermarkets/Restaurants: there are four larger supermarkets in Tavernelle of which two are open on Sunday mornings. There is also a good chemist in Tavernelle and a number of plain roadside restaurants of which the best is "Il Salt'in Bocca" (tel: 075 832 463).

On the road towards Perugia the "Casina Rossa" (tel: 075 514 9524) is good value.

Panicale is a very pretty hilltop town some 15kms away where there are two good restaurants - Masolino (tel: 075 837151) and Lillo Tattini (tel:075 823 7771)

Off the road to Magione at San Savino there is a very good fish restaurant "Ristorante da Massimo" (tel: 075 847 6094)

Just outside Tavernelle on the turning towards Panicale there is a public "Water Sports" complex with pools, slides etc for the young which is very popular with young children

Further water sports/boat trips are available from Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno (21 kms).

Chianciano Terme in Tuscany (about 45 minutes) has a renowned thermal spa, and others exist at Sarteano and Montepulciano( also in Tuscany).

Perugia is 22 kms away and worth visiting for it's renowned historic centre.

Day trips to the historic and artistic Orvieto (55km), Assisi (40km) and Todi (40km) all under 1 hour.

Deruta, famous for its pottery is also under 1 hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Perugia, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late June to mid July
9 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
High summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Early September
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Late September and October
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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