A superb property on a private 40 acre hillside estate overlooking olive groves with panoramic views. Only 10 minutes from Umbertide but situated in a totally quiet and peaceful location. The property consists of a very spacious House (4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms) and a separate Cottage (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) sharing extensive grounds and a stunning infinity edge pool with wooden deck. Sleeps up to 12 in total. House can be rented on its own for 8 people. The property is very secluded with great country views across a valley, yet only minutes away from restaurants, shops and under 1 hourï¿½s driving time to cities such as Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Arezzo, Gubbio, Castiglione del Lago and Cortona. The estate is totally private with 40 acres of fruit and olive trees and an organic garden providing fresh vegetables and spices during your stay.
Accommodation Summary : The beautifully restored farmhouse offers an elegant, really spacious and comfortable holiday home. On the ground floor there is a large farmhouse kitchen and a separate dining room. Off the kitchen is a wide covered terrace with lounging chairs and tables. Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor is a large lounge with a fireplace and comfortable Read more
Arm Chair, 3 Seater Sofa, Extra Sofa(S), Extra Chairs
Dining Room :
Dining Table x10 Plus
T.V., Dvd Player
Wireless Access, Broadband Access
Swimming Pools :
Central Heating, Towels Provided, Linens Provided
Notes on Amenities :
Linen and towels are changed weekly. Pool towels are also provided. The house and cottage are cleaned for your arrival and there is also a maid service mid week at no extra charge. There is a washing machine in the cottage and a separate laundry room for guests in the main house. In the colder months central heating is available in both houses at extra charge. Babysitting is also available. A bottle of our own olive oil is provided with our compliments and our gardener will bring you plenty of fresh vegetables and herbs during your stay from our organic garden.
High speed wi-fi internet access is available in the main house.
The houses are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs due to the number of steps and stairs.
We can organise a number of activities, either at the property or nearby, including wine tastings, cooking lessons, massage and Reiki sessions.
House and cottage can be rented seperately - ask for prices.
Prices are in euros and include linen and towels (changed weekly), pool towels, gas for cooking, electricity, water and all cleaning (including a mid week tidy). Central heating and wood for the fires are charged extra at cost.
The nearest town of Umbertide is a 10 min drive and has an excellent supermarket and other shops, a weekly market and a railway station. Cai Meli is well placed for visiting famous Umbrian and Tuscan towns like Perugia 30 mins, Assisi 45 mins, Gubbio 40 mins, Cortona 50 mins, Sienna 90 mins and Florence 2 hours and the towns around Lago Trasimeno 40 mins. There is a train service from Umbertide into Perugia and good rail links to Rome and Florence from Terontola.
Around Cai Meli there are some great walks and hikes with the chance to see local wildlife, deer and wild pig and a superb view from the top of Monte Acuto. If you are a road or mountain biker there are terrific valleys and mountains to traverse up to 926m. To the south west is Lago Trasimeno for sailing or taking a ferry to the island of Maggiore. There are festivals throughout the year; be it music (Umbria Jazz or Spoleto’s music festival), dance, local folk sangras and even Perugia’s chocolate festival. A quick internet search to the local tourist office will update you on everything that is happening (please contact us for details). Lastly, if you are tired at the end of the day, there is an excellent restaurant with an outdoor terrace just a 5 min walk from the property.
There is a superb new golf course now available just 20 minutes away - please contact us for more details. Also tennis and public swimming pool in Umbertide.
Perugia airport 30 mins. Ancona airport 2 hours. Bologna Forli airport 1½ hour. Florence airport 2 hours. Pisa and Rome airport 3 hours. The closest airports are served by Ryan Air and their Perugia service from Stansted. Easyjet fly into Pisa and Rome. All international airlines fly into Rome and some airlines fly into Florence. Car hire is best done at the airport and absolutely vital as the property is in the country with no public transport.