3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Farmhouse in Castel Rigone, Province Of Perugia

Restored three bedroomed Farmhouse with infinity edged Pool and Panoramic Views in an entirely private and tranquil location in the Umbrian hills.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.

Farmhouse ref : P75472
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  • Property Type Farmhouse
  • Location Castel Rigone, Province Of Perugia
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per week£1200
  • High season price per week£1800
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 14 reviews )
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Elceto sits in nine acres of countryside and has been restored to the highest standard by local craftsmen using traditional materials. Approximately a third of the land is securely fenced off and is mainly pasture aand lawns with an ancient Olive Grove containing some 70 trees. The property is totally secluded and private with access from the village of Castel Rigone 2.8km away via a country track. Inside, the house is fully furnished with three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is extremely well equipped with everything required for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The 12m x 6m pool has an infinity edge looking over the valley to the south-west. The sunsets over the pool on summer evenings are simply stunning.

The local village of Castel Rigone is a typical Umbrian hill-top village of largely medieval stone houses with breathtaking views of Lake Trasimeno some eight km distant. The village contains basic amenities such as a small supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser, pizzeria, restaurant and two bars. Nearby Passignano on the shores of Lake Trasimeno contains a range of excellent restaurants and there is a regular ferry service to the islands on the lake. In July there is the famous Palio delle barche where four teams of oarsmen representing different areas of the town compete in an exciting and frenetic race for the annual championship.
Many of Italy's most beautiful towns such as Cortona, Arrezzo, Siena, Assissi etc are within easy driving distance.

Inside the house, the ground floor is open plan with ancient marble stone flooring on the ground floor and hand made terracotta tiling to the first floor. Ceilings have traditional chestnut exposed beams and terracotta tiling above.

The kitchen is superbly equipped containing a range style cooker with gas hob and twin electric ovens, larder fridge, dishwasher, espresso machine toaster. etc There is a full range of cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery as well as an extensive range of glassware. Some recent guests hired a professional chef from Cortona for a day of cooking instruction, and he declared the kitchen perfect! Off the kitchen is a utility room containing the heating boiler and a washing machine and sink. There is a separate small bathroom with toilet, antique washhand basin and shower.

The living room has a large antique open fire, marble flagstone floor and heavy chestnut beams and terracotta tiles to the high ceiling. There are leather settees, subtle lighting, a hi-fi system, flat screen television, DVD Player and a selection of DVDs and CDs. The wi-fi router is also located in the lounge, and the speed is normally sufficient to stream live TV or movies etc.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms fully furnished, two rooms have double beds and the third twin beds which can be zipped together to form a large double. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with antique stone sink and shower and toilet and there is a separate family bathroom with antique stone sink, bath, shower and toilet. All bedrooms have large wardrobes and more than adequate chests of drawers.

Outside of the house, there is a covered external balcony leading from the master bedroom equipped with a small circular antique table and two chairs. The front and one end of the house is provided with extensive paving with antique marble slabs reclaimed from ancient Roman roads. There is a full width verandah on one end of the house covering the terrace and equipped with a large dining table and chairs, and there is a patio with a rose covered pergola at the end of the outbuilding also equipped with a large dining table and chairs. At the back of the house is the breakfast table located to catch the morning sun.

A few metres from the house is a restored outbuilding mainly used to store maintenance and pool equipment, but there is a built in barbecue at the front of the outbuilding under cover, together with wood fired pizza oven. Wood is provided at no extra cost.

The front of the house faces South West and so benefits from full sun for most of the day. The 12 m long x 6 m wide pool is located quite close to the house, with an infinity edge overlooking the valley below. The pool surround consists of ancient stone paving reclaimed we believe from Roman roads. Below the infinity edge is a paved shelf the full length of the pool where you can sit and relax as you look over the valley below

Elceto is in a rural setting off the beaten track and it is therefore extremely quiet and peaceful. We enjoy 360 degree views and no matter how many times we go to the house we never tire of the views over the valley in front and the hills beyond. There are around 60 olive trees close to the house and a stroll through the olive grove is a very happy and rewarding experience. It takes around 10 minutes to drive up the track to the village of Castel Rigone


A fantastic place to stay!

By Joanna L on 05-Sep-2017

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
19 Aug 2017

The villa has the most amazing views all around and the house is comfortable and well equipped. The pool is clean and large enough to have a decent swim. The only issues we had were to do with the local wasps, who also like the pool! A great peaceful location to explore Umbria.

5 of of 5

Magical place

By Radojka H. on 15-Jul-2017

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
17 Jun 2017
Helpful votes: 0/0
Six of us friends, all well travelled, stayed at the villa for a week in late June 2017. We were awed by the beauty of the location: no traffic, no sound of "civilisation|", only endless views of the hills and sounds of wildlife at night. An owl serenaded us one night and we could hear the boar scrambling in the brush. The house is beautifully kept, with all the modern conveniences. The kitchen is very well equipped and we took advantage of the outdoor grill and pizza oven to cook for ourselves every night with provisions purveyed during our daily excursions to towns and villages nearby. The bedrooms are spacious, beds comfortable and all have lovey views over the countryside. No need for air-conditioning, the evening breeze will cool you even in 30+Celcius. Alfano, the caretaker kept the pool unobtrusively in pristine condition. We loved our stay and would return in a heartbeat, even in winter, to read all the books on the bookshelves. Thank you for sharing your lovely home away from home.

5 of of 5

Pure Bliss

By Jeanette Abrahams on 10-Jul-2017

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
1 Jul 2017

Just loved everything about this holiday home, from the location, magnificent views, peace & tranquility. Bill had thought of everything, it was so well equipped and comfortable that we really didn't want to leave!

5 of of 5

Complete Relaxation

By Darran J. on 08-Jul-2017

Darran J. said...
8 Jul 2017

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
24 Jun 2017

Of all the properties available to book we are so lucky to have found this secluded home. Within ten minutes of arriving we had decided that we will be returning. The moment you see the house appear from the track you fall in love with its still ambience set in the Italian Hills. Nipping out for provisions became an inconvenience to us as we didn't want to leave. Sun from rise to set, beautiful gardens, infinity pool, pizza oven...the list goes on. We expected a great holiday but didn't expect this, cant wait to be back.

5 of of 5

Two weeks of beauty and quiet in Elceto

By Monique C. on 02-Oct-2016

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
17 Sep 2016
Helpful votes: 2/0
We stayed for two wonderful weeks in Elceto and enjoyed it very much. The house is beautiful, inviting and fully equipped. The owners have left well planned instructions so that we felt comfortable using every area of the house as well as the infinity pool and the pizza oven outside. We had a chef come and teach us a cooking class in the well equipped kitchen which was a fabulous experience. The views are stunning and sunsets were truly beautiful. There are hiking paths nearby and the gravel road (about 3 km) from the house to the charming town of Castel Rigone is about a 30 minute walk. The owner was responsive to our questions and made us feel very welcome.

5 of of 5


By Christiana E. on 10-Aug-2016

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
30 Jul 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
Julie summed it up nicely! A 5-STAR property with all the comforts. We are a Canadian family of 6 and had enough space for each of us. The pictures truly do not do the house justice as it has been made warm and welcoming with furnishings and pottery, fiction and non fiction books to read. We have rented many Villas over the past 5 years and this one is on our repeat list. I dare say we want to rebook now for next year for fear of waiting too long and missing out. We arrived well after supper (Due to flight delay and Google Maps misleads) and Alfio was waiting patiently road side. The welcome package of Prosecco and basic necessities he brought was heaven after our long day. Marcello the local store owner stayed open for us so we could pick up things we would need for our evening. The grill and pizza oven were well used and late night swimming under the stars was a daily event to end our evenings after long days of touring Cortona, Siena, Florence (go by train!) and other local areas. Thank you Bill & Margaret for this amazing week and sharing your "paradise" with others to enjoy.

5 of of 5


By Julie W. on 15-Jul-2016

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
25 Jun 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0
The photographs simply cannot do this home justice. It is without question the nicest Italian villa we've stayed in (and we've stayed in many). From the spacious, cool, clean interior to the acres of garden with its superb infinity pool with unparelleled views, and the wood fired bbq and pizza oven. There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Elceto. It is remote so privacy is ensured whilst still being ideally located for jaunts to some of the most beautiful towns and villages in Umbria. There are local markets a-plenty (get there early) and restaurants in abundance. There are plentiful fish restaurants around the lake, and our particular favourite is Trattoria Del Pescatore in Passignano. (booking recommended) But to be honest, you'd struggle to get a bad meal in this area. But for us, unquestionably, the highlight is cooking at home on the forno, watching the sun set, the fireflies flutter and with a hefty glass of red! I'm almost reluctant to leave a review as I want to keep this plot of heaven our secret!!

5 of of 5

Most memorable family vacation ever!

By Anjum K. on 24-Feb-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
1 Jul 2014

My family stayed at the villa during the summer of 2014. Every aspects of the vacation surpassed our expectations and was absolutely outstanding. Bill was extremely helpful with all his instructions and recommendations, which we are extremely grateful for. The views are unbeatable - waking up to the infinity pool and panoramic views were just breathtaking. While the villa itself is secluded allowing for the utmost privacy and tranquility, the location is ideal for making day trips to other areas which gives it the perfect balance for an unforgettable vacation. We made day trips to areas like Florence, Pisa, Cortona - visiting Montepulciano is also a must! The villa and the grounds are extremely well maintained. Couldn't have asked for anything better - would love to visit again. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a scenic, tranquil getaway in a gorgeous rustic Italian setting.

5 of of 5

Umbrian paradise

By Italylovers on 24-Feb-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
25 May 2013
Helpful votes: 0/0
What a gem! Lost in the rolling countryside is the lovely Elceto farmhouse. Well equipped for all eventualities, tranquil, gorgeous views and sunsets. All supported by the diligent Alfio and his family. The perfect holiday if you want to get away from hustle and bustle. Good restaurants and a charming local shop cater for most eating needs. We wanted a tiramisu but the shop didn't have any so the enterprising shopkeeper called his wife and the next day she had made us a huge tiramisu which lasted three days! They don't do that at Sainsbury's.

5 of of 5

Perfect Location

By Christian on 13-Feb-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
7 Jun 2014

A gorgeously located property on the top of a hill with breathtaking panoramic views. Lovely place for recreation. The large terraces, the infinity pool and an own olive grove as well as the surrounding forests invite to linger. The house is spacious, stylishly furnished and has a professional kitchen. The house equipment offers all you could ever need.

5 of of 5

Chill Out in Peace & Serenity

By Mark D on 02-Feb-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
10 Sep 2014

What a fabulous house in the most amazing location. This house & grounds delivers in every way from being in a beautiful secluded location within lovely spacious grounds and an excellent pool. The house has everything you need and plenty of space both inside and with several places to relax outside. The village is a 15 minute walk away with a friendly supermarket, and the owner has directions to a local cantina near the nearest town only 10k away where you can buy excellent wine by the litre. We are fortunate to have stayed in several houses in Tuscany & Umbria & this house & location will not leave you disappointed. Excellent access to Perugia & Lake Trasimeno

5 of of 5


By Scultore on 01-Feb-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
16 Aug 2014

The villa is set in beautiful countryside, a few kilometres down a white road from the nearest village, with shops and bars. The location is quiet and private, and the pool excellent for relaxation and exercise. The villa is also the best equipped of any property I have stayed in. A car is essential.

5 of of 5

Enjoying Elceto

By Jackie B. on 30-Jan-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
9 Aug 2014

Together with another couple - Ki and Martin - we have enjoyed two summer breaks here and loved it. It's hard to beat a glass of excellent white, watching incomparable sunsets and all round glorious views. The house is lovely, the pizza oven great fun and the infinity pool blissful. The road down(and back!) is always an adventure, but the wild life is interesting, (friends were early morning hoopoe watchers) and the little allotment a great asset. We were very fortunate with weather, but the holiday was anyway a delight.

5 of of 5

Umbrian Paradise

By Anonymous on 25-Jan-2015

Elceto - Loc Castel Rigone Campagna 34, Castel Rigone, Perugia, 06065, Italy
Date of Stay
16 Sep 2012
We stayed at Casa Elceto late in the year, mid September. Our search criteria was no near neighbours, quiet, private and a pool. This beautiful property delivered the above in spades! The house is extremely well appointed both inside and out,great pizza oven and BBQ. The views from the grounds are 360 stunning, the only sounds are birds overhead and the lapping of the pool. The house is central for touring the hilltop towns if you can drag yourself away from the pool. Easily reached from Perugia airport. We have booked it again for 2015 in late June/July and cannot wait. We traveled as a couple but this house would make a great 2 family holiday. All in highly recommended.

5 of of 5
4th April - 2nd May
£1200.00 per week
2nd Mayl - 27th June
£1500.00 per week
27th June - 29th August
£1800.00 per week
29th August - 26th September
£1600.00 per week
26th September - 31st October
£1400.00 per week
Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Dishwasher
Dining seats Dining room Internet
Fireplace Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Dvds Video library Music library
Books Private pool Balcony
Family Sports activities
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