About this listing
Country house “Al Dolce Farniente”
It is not just a name, but rather a whole holiday concept/idea.
Enjoy your stay in the heart of the countryside: open spaces, fresh air, the silence of nature, a splendid view of Perugia, surrounded by rolling hills suggestive of a Perugino landscape. Explore the great outdoors on foot, on horseback or by bicycle. An environment that the owners are keen to preserve by adopting environmentally friendly solutions.
The country house is in Umbria, near Perugia, Todi and Lake Trasimeno, surrounded by lovely villages well worth a visit and historical towns brimming with culture and distinctive flavours.
“Al Dolce Farniente” is a large design country house not far from Perugia. Tradition and innovation blend in with their green surroundings: this has nothing got to do with the production of fancy square apples, of course, but rather with a vividly painted country house equipped with modern home-automation systems and microchips.
Leave your watch behind at home! Hours are longer at the country house “Al Dolce Farniente”. Tiles and resin, exposed beams and chromotherapy, old roof tiles in a 26-hectare estate at a stone’s throw from town. An appealing contrast of lights and colours in blissful quiet. It’s a bit like living in a rainbow: the green of the land, the blue of the sky, and the red of the country house, just like a bonfire to sit around.
Satellite TV, Internet WiFi, minibar, equipped kitchen, breakfast provisions, en suite bathroom with shower, complimentary vanity set, hair dryer, towels, bed and table linen, magnetic card to operate the systems, independent air conditioning and central heating, alarm system, electric gate opener, bills, cleaning service every 3 days, living room with fireplace, equipped outdoor patio.
Fresh laundry and cleaning service every day
Landry service and barbecue
Bicycle and Vespa rental
E' una villa appena ristrutturata con materiali di pregio e piuttosto delicata nella manutenzione
Richiede di essere amata dai suoi ospiti come fossero i proprietari
We stayed for 15 days at this house just south of Perugia. The location is nice & quiet – just what we desired but there were several major issues which others should know about when considering to rent this place.
1. This was advertised as being a large farmhouse but in fact is a bed & breakfast setup that is still under construction! There is no living room, no couch to sit and relax – unless one sits in the bedrooms. The living area is a kitchen & dining space that is fully overtaken by a table composed of 4-5 smaller tables. There are no windows, no AC, no real ventilation to circulate air without a fan and strong breeze between open doors. It should not be marketed and rented as a house!
2. Violation of Privacy – undisclosed by the owner! There are webcams all around the outside of the house and IN THE HOUSE! We covered the internal web cam but in my mind this is a clear violation of one’s privacy. Only the bedrooms do not have web cams monitoring your every move.
3. Marina while very nice – would visit the house several times while we were out and would got into every room and pull out the electric card that keeps the power on individually in each room – despite the fact that we have the AC & lights off but I was trying to recharging my laptop. Again – not your typical behavior if you are renting a house.
Had we known of these misrepresentations we would not have spent 15 days of our precious vacation at this house.
Marina è una persona molto gentile e attenta ai bisogno dei suoi ospiti. La casa è nel mezzo della campagna umbra.
We were a group of 4 couples + a baby 1.5 years old. We took the whole villa for 8 days.
The place itself and the owners Marina and her husband, were beyond all our expectations.
The vlla & the whole sight are much more beautifull and convinient than they appear in the web sight.
The villa is surrounded by a big garden – with grass and fruit trees. When we stayed there, there were fields of sunflower blosseming (so beautifull to get up in the morning and see them "smiling" to you…)
The villa itself is well furnished and everything is new and very clean. The kitchen is equiped with what ever you need in order to cook comfortably.
The porch is big and we enjoyed it so much in the afternoon – watching beautifull sunsets.
The place is isolated (no houses around) which was lovely, and yet the nearer small town (Pilla) is less than 5 minutes drive and there are there a supemarket and restaurants.
To conclude: our stay was gorgeuos. I wish there were more places like Dolce Fariente and their owners who hoasted us with a lot of care and jenerosity.
Thank you Marina
Ariela & Rony
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About the Host, Marina
Estroversa, ospitale e curiosa, ho aperto un B&B a Perugia qualche anno fa lasciando il lavoro in ufficio ed ho poi ampliato la mia passione aprendo un piccolo agriturismo nel 2010 nei pressi di Perugia.
Mi piace partecipare a seminari e dibattiti sul turismo e seguo le novità on-line; mentre in Umbria ho pensato di promuovere un gruppo Airbnb locale.
Sempre in cerca di nuove conoscenze e di persone con cui condividere le mie passioni, faccio parte di un circuito di B&B di qualità, B&B Around Italy, per ampliare la cerchia di amici ed esperienze.
Sposata e con 2 pesti di figli, Guglielmo e Matilde, al cui nome ho dedicato l'attività, il B&B Il Giardino di Matilde, adoro le comodità, le novità, il giardinaggio e la vera cucina. Il mio gatto si chiama Briciola.