This characteristic Italian house is surrounded by organic olive groves and unspoilt countryside in the heart of Italy, Umbria.
The house is fully equipped and ideal for 2 persons but can sleep up to 4.
Its open plan design gives it a spacious feel, with a large room that contains the kitchen/dining area and lounge, with access through an open archway to the large master bedroom.
Outside there is good space for relaxing and dining in the shade of the grape vines and Wisteria together with fabulous views of the surrounding olive trees and further across to Castiglione Del Lago and Lake Trasimeno.
There is a rich diversity and abundance of flora and fauna which includes interesting birds such as Golden Oriole, Hoopoes, Rollers, and many more. A wide range of beautiful and fascinating insects and invertebrates – many butterflies and moths, Praying Mantis, fireflies, and much more.
From the house are some lovely walks through the olive groves into the woods where you can find Porcupine needles and Boar footprints.
The house is a 5 to10 minute walk from the historic village of Paciano with its shops and restaurants. Paciano is ideally situated with easy access to beautiful and historic places such as Assisi, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, and Orvieto - not to mention the great cities Rome and Florence which can easily be reached by train, from the nearby Chiusi Chianciano station.
Please note that in the winter months December, January and February we can only accept stays of minimum 7 nights due to heating costs.
Ho appena trascorso, insieme alla mia famiglia, 5 gg in questa bella casetta immersa nella campagna umbra a poca distanza dal bel paesino di Paciano. Il proprietario, Rowan, e Leslie, la persona che segue la casa, sono stati molti gentili e disponibili in tutto. Meglio scegliere una stagione più calda però, perché in questo periodo la casa è umida e la stufa che la riscalda ci mette un po' prima di portare in temperatura l'ambiente. Forse anche per la nostra scarsa dimestichezza con la vita di campagna ;)
Nell'insieme, se hai lo spirito di adattamento che la campagna richiede, direi che è una buona soluzione per andare a visitare le bellezze della zona.
Wonderful little cottage, just perfect as hideaway for a couple. We had a fantastic time in Umbria in September, walking in the countryside, looking at Lago Trasimeno, making trips to wonderful cultural hotspots such as Perugia, Orvieto, Siena, Gubbio and Assisi. Not to forget the nearby village of Chiusi, which has a truly impressive cathedral dating back in the 7th century! The house has everything it needs, very nice and comfortable interior. Really enjoyed it!
A lovingly converted barn (I think!) in a truly beautiful, idyllic setting. Couldn't recommend enough! Also very friendly inhabitants of the local village, who helped us out immensely when we were unable to find the accommodation in the dark (arrive in the daylight if possible!).
Great place, beautiful, fully equipied, quiet and cosy! We definitely recommend it!
Rowan's place is absolutely beautiful - to be able to stay in the middle of an olive grove is such a privilege. We had a wonderful time and just wish we could have stayed longer!
Merci Rowan pour ns avoir fait découvrir l Ombrie par l intermédiaire de ce superbe endroit... la maison est trés agréable, fonctionnelle, pleine de cha rme ...ns avons trés envie d y revenir,,!
The two weeks in Paciano in the Rowan's house was a great time for us.
- us the wanderers - beautiful area, much places, where man have to go and to admire, everywhere there is green, the woods are super and wild animals also;
- us the runners - a few great trails (difficult and quite easy) to run and see all the beautiful wonders of nature, the mountains in the area are perfect for a runner to practice some running uphill;
- us the traveler - so many fantastic towns and castles in the area... just perfect;
- us the swimmers - the lake and aquapark... just great;
- us the cooks - the kitchen is perfect for prepare spaghetti :) ;
- us the gourmands - very good restaurants in Paciano (and in other towns too);
- us the realy tired people - silence, great view, good sleep and comfortable beds :)
I have to thank Rowan for this vacation. I hope that me and my family will back to his fantastic house. Thanks to Leslie for her protective wings!
My boyfriend and I loved our stay in Rowan's beautiful cottage. We couldn't have found a better place to relax and to enjoy Italy off the beaten path. The cottage is just outside Paciano. Paciano is a nice little medieval town, with two great and cheap restaurants, a supermarket and a great view of lake Trasimeno. It is also a great base to visit the little hill towns nearby (30min.), e.g. Montepulciano, Chiusi, etc., and bigger cities like Perugia, Sienna, Florence, Rome (between 1 and 2 hours to get to). The cottage is very comfortable, clean and has a new stove and washing machine. We most enjoyed sitting outside in the garden, reading books, drinking Umbrian wine, playing card games, etc. Leslie, who looks after the cottage, was very nice, pacient and quick to help out. We really loved our stay and warmly recomend you to visit Paciano!
If you decide to rent the cottage, here a few pieces of advice: 1) Bring Mosquito spray - there are quite a few of them out there; 2) Take into account siesta time when sight-seeing and shopping - all shops and most restaurants close between 1.30/2pm and 4.30pm; 3) Rent a car and visit the cute little towns and cities around Paciano, we most enjoyed Perugia, 4) Enjoy the food and wine - it's fantastic! Have a great stay!
Abbiamo trascorso una bellissima settimana in questa casetta di campagna abbracciata dagli ulivi e illuminata la sera dalle luciole. La posizione è molto comoda per girare in Umbria e il paesino di Paciano è molto carino. La casa è discreta e immersa nel verde percio ci è piaciuta. Niente fronzoli, ma c'era tutto quanto occorre. Perfetta per staccare dal quotidiano e vivere al proprio ritmo.
Speriamo di tornare presto in Umbria questa volta per girare il sud della regione.
Quaint, warm and cosy house with everything you need! Felt just like home...
Nestled in a quiet location amongst the trees, in a small lovely town, but close to wineries and popular areas as well.
Leslie was a very helpful and friendly host, and a pleasure to deal with!