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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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).
This place is a peaceful beautiful place between Toscane and Lumbaria. We loved the view and the swimming pool. Briefly, a jewel to discover!
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.
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
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....