18th-cent. 2-floor cottage+pool.

House - Entire home/apt · Perugia, Umbria 06068, Italy

An ex-water mill originally built at the beginning of the 18th cent. On a large olive-oil producing estate in the rolling hills near Lake Trasimeno in central Italy (Umbria, Tuscany), Peaceful, immersed in nature, beautiful views, interesting area.

The Space

Umbria - central Italy, near border with Tuscany, close to Lake Trasimeno, beautiful hamlets and historic towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Città della Pieve, Pienza and Cortona. Delightful, fully-equipped (includes internet connection), elegantly furnished and totally air conditioned cottage in a 18th-century recently-restored stone farmhouse in the hills, on a large agricultural estate (organic olive oil production).
This independent, and very characteristic house with private terrace is called "Il Girasole", and it is on 2 floors: on the top floor there are a spacious double bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub/shower; on the ground floor there is a living room with double sofa bed and wood-burning stove, and fully-equipped wooden kitchenette decorated with hand-painted tiles.
The apartment looks out onto a beautiful terracotta terrace equipped for eating outside and immersed in greenery.
Il Girasole was built in 1703 and was originally a water mill. Infact, underneath the living room floor, protected by a glass panel, you can see the channel that used to feed the mill.
There is a shared pool (there are a cottage and a villa in this complex) with a spacious terracotta terrace with large stone barbecue and outside shower, equipped for eating outside.
In our property there are several trails for nature walks, jogging, trekking, and we have mountain bikes available for our guests.
The closest town (Tavernelle di Panicale) is 10 minutes away by car. Here you will find pizzerias, bakeries, supermarkets, shops, etc. There are delicious restaurants in the area serving typical Umbrian meals. The beaches and islands of Lake Trasimeno are 20 minutes away by car. In Tavernelle you will also find a tennis court and a great water park.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the pool and terrace surrounding the pool. This terrace is equipped with sunbeds, tables, umbrellas, an outsde shower and a barbecue. Also, the cottage looks out onto its own private terrace equipped for eating outside. Guests can walk and hike in our 130-hectare property and in the area.

Interaction with Guests

My sister Monica and her companion Ernesto, who manage the property, live on the estate, just a few minutes away by car. We meet our guests daily, when we pass by to see that everyone is happy at the farmhouse, and when we come daily to clean and maintain the pool. We will be happy to give you any information you may need or to help you book restaurants, or others

The Neighborhood

Upon booking we will send you our suggestions on interesting places to visit, activities and our favourite restaurants in the area. We would certainly reccomend a visit to the beautiful hamlets that overlook Lake Trasimeno, such as Castiglione del Lago with its castle and Panicale; old, charming towns such as Città della Pieve; and famous art and cultural sites such as Assisi and Perugia. From the farmhouse you can easly visit the towns of Chiusi (Etruscan museum and stes), Montepulciano (famous for its wine production), Cortona and Pienza in Tuscany. There are two islands on Lake Trasimeno, one of them a nature reserve, and there is a bird reserve on the shores of the lake. Also, you may want to go wine tasting and visit some wine-producing estates, or buy local cheese produced from our neighbours. It is also possible to go truffle hunting (during the summer months) or taste a local meal at a summer fair. In your apartment you will find a list of local events (summer fairs, music festivals, theatre, concerts, etc.)

Getting around

We are in the countryside, so there is no local public transport. You must have a car to reach us, visit the area and go to the shops, that are about 10 minutes away by car. Lake Trasimeno is about 20 km away, as are the towns of Città della Pieve and Perugia. Assisi is about 45 minutes by car; Montepulciano and PIenza are an hour away. We have a parking lot, right near the farmhouse (free parking).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $925 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
  • This place is a peaceful beautiful place between Toscane and Lumbaria. We loved the view and the swimming pool. Briefly, a jewel to discover!

    September 2013
  • Sabine and her family were excellent, we could not have asked for a better experience! They were so helpful and made us feel right at home.

    September 2013
  • We had a wonderful relaxing time in the authentic place and the room was a whole Apartment with wonderful views over Tuscany! Sabina was very helpful and provided tons of good tips what to do and where to eat so we truly enjoyed our time. We would go there again! Mille grazie to Sabina - Raphaela

    August 2013
  • Amazing spot and very well equipped..... Perfect getaway....

    If your looking for a spot with no children might be best to check who the other guests are first as you all share the pool....

    July 2013
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I deal with the Marketing and Bookings of this family-run agricultural estate and "agriturismo" (rental of apartments in farmhouses) and I live in Rome. My sister Monica and her companion Ernesto live in Colle San Paolo and manage the farmhouses, and they will be assisting you during your stay. We produce extra virgin and organic olive oil on this beautiful property on the hills that overlook lake Trasimeno, in the Umbrian countryside. We have about 2.000 old olive trees (250 are more than 150 years old), and we have recently planted 500 new trees. About 5 years ago we restored three 17th-century farmhouses, creating 9 apartments, 2 independent cottages and a villa. We have built two pools and several panoramic terracotta terraces around the farmhouses, and planted many flowers and flowering bushes in the gardens. The area is very interesting (mediaeval hamlets, historical towns, castles, Etruscan tombs and Museums, wine and cheese-producing estates, etc.), and there are quite a few delicious local restaurants - we will be pleased to give you all the information for touring the area and discovering this enchanting part of central Italy, between Umbria and Tuscany.
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