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18th Century Farmhouse With Private Pool and Panoramic Countryside Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Castel Giorgio, Umbria, Italy - Idyllic location, completely private/peaceful but close to Amenities

This stunning ancient farmhouse stands alone surrounded by beautiful countryside and without another house in sight, yet just a few minutes from 'civilisation.' It has a large, securely fenced garden with shady terraces and a huge private pool. Inside, the very spacious and airy house features enormous rooms with clean white walls and light modern furnishings contrasting with beamed ceilings and hand made 'cotto' floors. Its thick stones walls keep things cool in summer. There is plenty of space for a group of up to ten to have a great time without feeling on top of each other. Ideal for families or friends.

Jane Lawrence
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Jane Lawrence

Jane & Peter both run their own businesses in England - Jane a PR consultancy in London and Peter is a garden/landscape designer and tree consultant. We live in Sussex in a house with stunning views across fields and woodland to the South Downs. After searching in Tuscany and Umbria for several years for a house to buy, this is partly why we fell in love with the ruin that was Laguscello in 2006. The lovely old farmhouse which still had stalls for animals on the ground floor stands alone in breathtakingly beautiful countryside - with vast starry skies!

Jane Lawrence purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Jane Lawrence chose Terni area

We love the area because it is close to all the Tuscan hotspots, to Rome and Florence which you can easily reach on a day trip and to lovely Lake Bolsena, which is like an inland sea - sunsets are fantastic. Laguscello simply took our breath away when we first saw it. It is a huge stone farmhouse hidden from the world along a secluded track, which passes through a wood and then opens out onto stunning open countryside. Laguscello stands proudly amid the fields with uninterrupted views to the west, east and south. It is completely tranquil except for occasional farm workers or walkers, yet is only a five minute drive to restaurants, bars and the nearest town. It stands on the old pilgrim's way to Rome and the best of both worlds - complete peace and privacy without isolation.

What makes this farmhouse unique

As well as its stunning views and privacy, Laguscello is also a really impressive and spacious house. It combines the best of old and new and has been carefully restored to keep its original features and features soaring wooden beamed ceilings and handmade terracotta floors. But the decoration is light, bright and modern throughout. Outside, the private garden is lovely and is centred on a huge private pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Long anticipated holiday fully lived up to expectations. Long lazy days by the pool quaffing beer and bellinis. Kids fully occupied in wonderful pool for two weeks... Fantastic restaurants and great vino - beautiful house and location."

"A beautiful house in magical surroundings that we all appreciated and enjoyed to the full, from the baby to the grandparents. The house is superbly equipped and comfortable and the pool ideal for all. Beyond the house, the countryside, towns and villages are unique."

"Dream location!! Need to spend plenty of time in Orvieto. Recommend visits to Lake Bolsena, Bagnoregio Civita - stunning views. See the gardens of Villa Lante near Viterbo. A lovely place to stay for adults to relax and toddlers to run free! Bolsena, Orvieto and Roma were great. Not a bad restaurant around, food was a little too yummy!"
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Castel Giorgio in Umbria

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • All bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms with contemporary white suites, large walk in showers, wc and bidet. The bathroom to bedroom 1 also has a bath. There is a fifth bathroom on the ground floor with shower, wc and bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king size bed + private balcony Bedroom 2 - king size bed + cot (this can be moved to other rooms) Bedroom 3 - king size bed Bedroom 4 - double bed + two fold up singles (which can be moved to other rooms)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Carefully restored in 2009, Laguscello's beautiful original features have been retained, but mixed with clean, and bright modern furniture/furnishings with a sprinkling of antiques. Everywhere is BIG and there is plenty of seating, large beds and places to escape to. Each bedroom has plenty of wardrobe space and drawers. Each has a hairdryer, free standing fan and a table and chairs. All windows have flyscreens. Large double doors open directly onto the garden front and back. Books and DVDs are provided plus an information book with lots of suggestions for sightseeing locally and further afield and places to eat. A welcome pack is supplied. Attached to the farmhouse is a pretty self-contained two bedroom cottage dating from 1924 - it can be rented to provide extra accommodation by those renting the farmhouse. It is also available to rent in winter - prices given from 24 Oct to 21 May 2016 are for the Little House only and include logs for the wood burner. Outside: On arrival, double gates lead to a large gravel area which can accommodate several cars. The garden has a large lawned area, flower beds, mature trees and two terraces under shady pergolas. One next to the original pizza oven (which guests can use for pizzas - or delicious roast meat) has a huge locally handmade dining table. There is a barbeque and herb garden here for guests to use. The second terrace has a hammock and seating for after-lunch snoozing! The 12m x 8m pool is surrounded by cotto paving and has 14 loungers and 4 recliners. There are fruit trees (including delicious figs to try) as well as swathes of lavendar, wild grass areas and a small (but growing!) copse to attract wildlife. There is a resident owl who is often seen at close quarters as it perches on the trees, bats, swallows which dip in the pool, skylarks sing high above and in late summer, colourful bee-eaters visit for a few weeks to catch grasshoppers in the fields to sustain their journey to Africa Utility Room: Large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, second sink, microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, pasta maker, food mixer, larder, iron and ironing board. High chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are included and changed once a week (on Saturdays) when the property is cleaned. Pool towels are also available, but we ask guests to wash these themselves. Other: A games room has table tennis, table football, a games box with board games for all ages and a selection of toys. Beyond the utility room, a 'Boot Room' has outdoor games, pool inflatables and pump. It leads to the downstairs bathroom and to the garden.

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Oct 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. The rental balance is due 12 weeks ahead of your stay, together with a £250 security deposit which is held against major damage/breakages and refunded after the holiday. Payments are only accepted in sterling, with non UK-based clients absorbing any bank transfer charges or exchange rate anomalies.

Changeover Day:
Bookings run from 4pm to 10am on Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for one week's rental and include once-weekly cleaning, bed linen, towels, electricity and gas, based on occupancy of 8 people staying in the Farmhouse. An additional charge of £75 pppw is made for up to 2 extra fold-up beds, perfect for children/teenagers sharing. The self-contained Little House can also be rented exclusively by those already renting the main farmhouse from 29 April - 7 October 2017 to accommodate larger parties - it has a further two bedrooms, sleeping 4 more people, a shared bathroom, kitchen, lounge and large private terraces - please ask for details. Prices include use of the pool from 3 June -23 Sept 2017. Winter rates from 7 Oct 20176 - 29 April 2018 are for the Little House only, sleeping 4, and include electricity, but not gas, which is charged for additionally at 1.25 Euros per litre. There is a wood burning stove which also heats the radiators.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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