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4 bedroom stone villa, artistically restored, with original Italian period features & modern amenities. Beautiful private pool set in landscaped gardens- breathtaking views all over the hills and the valley. The local town (with supermarket, restaurants, bars and twice weekly market) are 4 km away & you are close to Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Gubbio, Sienna etc The house is all yours for your stay. 4 bedrooms, comprising two doubles with ensuite bathrooms, one normal double and one twin. There is one additional large family bathroom in travertine marble with bath/shower. Two of the bedrooms have walk in wardrobes. The kitchen is very well equipped so that keen cooks can make the most of the local produce. It has an oven, dishwasher, hobs, kettle, fridge, freezer, Nespresso machine, Magimix etc.The large, secluded swimming pool is for your sole use. The lovely garden has many different areas for enjoying the sun or shade. At night you can turn off all the lights and enjoy the vast expanse of starry skies. There are several different terraces, two of which are al fresco dining areas so you can choose where to have your meals or sundowners. There's a large BBQ too. Private parking space right next to the house. We also are well equipped for babies, with two cots, a high chair, changing mat etc. There is WIFI and TV (but no TV service at the moment) and a DVD player, or bring your cables and plug in an ipad etc. There's a stereo system and CD player through which you can also play your Ipod. We have a lovely helpful housekeeper (who's also a professional chef) who can cook for you or even teach you some classic Italian dishes. We have a gardener/general manager who is just 5 minutes' away to look after any of your needs. The views, the food, the people, the weather- life is truly beautiful in the Italian countryside. If you can manage to tear yourselves away from the house, garden and pool then we are ideally situated to enjoy the traditions and delights of both Tuscany and Umbria. There are the treasures of Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Sienna, Gubbio etc. or you could watch the hustle and bustle of market days in one of our more local towns, while enjoying a cappuccino in one of the many cafes. For the more active, there are the beaches and boats of Lake Trasimeno, you could canoe on the River Tiber, or head off for a walk in the surrounding hills. Perugia is the nearest airport- a 25 min drive away. Otherwise, Bologna, Ancona, Rome and Pisa are all around 2 hours away. There are several main train stations within 30-45 min and a small local one 15 minutes away.
Excellent property on so many levels
By David P on 10-Sep-2016
Capanna is a great place to gather family together (we were a party of 8 adults and 1 child), catch up and build memories. The combination of idyllic setting, tasteful and spacious indoor accomodation makes this a wonderful place to stay. Add to this an outstanding outdoor layout, lovely pool area, quiet places for quiet reflection, solitude and the odd siesta coupled with exceptional views of the surrounding countryside makes it exceptional. We had travelled to Italy before but not to this area, so a big thank you to Anna and Angie for the way in which they patiently and graciously handled my numerous questions prior to our visit and for sharing their beautiful villa with our family.
An absolute gem of a property
By Damian W. on 13-Sep-2015
As mad as it sounds, we drove to Umbertide from North Devon. We had our reasons to do so, but upon reaching the house, the journey had been worth every mile, every minute of motorway boredom and every second of anticipation. There is only one word to describe the property: "wow!" And this journey was no mean feat for a family with four young children under the age of 10.
The location is fantastic; remote, but not too much, quiet, peaceful, secluded and immensely private. The layout of the property and gardens is well considered, innovative and always something to reveal as time goes on. The views from the pool, are breathtaking. We arrived to witness a picture perfect Umbrian sunset - orange embers of a fading sun upon rolling wooded hillsides, interspersed with the odd terracotta roof top and villa. A perfect birthday treat.
The pool is perfect for children and ours certainly came on leaps and bounds in confidence. The house itself is roomy and well appointed. We wanted for nothing. In fact we were spoilt for choice as to where to eat, as well as to sleep.
It was a pleasure and privilege to stay here. We've stayed elsewhere before but this trumped the other places for value, beauty and peace. Great place, perfect for families as well as for those seeking seclusion and pottering by a pool. Well served, well maintained and well worth the effort to get there!
Perfect in every detail!
By Andrew C. on 03-Sep-2015
What a relaxing holiday we had staying at your lovely house. It really is the most stunning and beautiful spot, and as we first explored the house there where shrieks of excitement ( by the girls) as yet another bedroom or bathroom was discovered! The cherry on the cake was walking up the steps to the dazzling pool with lovely sun beds and sparkling water.
It really is such a carefully restored and tasteful house - we were surprised you share it at all. Ornella and her husband made sure we were settled in well, and we really enjoyed her huge and utterly delicious lasagne on the first day.
There were no dramas, except for a short power cut , which was quite fun as we had a candle to sit around, and the hob is gas anyway, so we still could cook dinner!
We all left feeling so relaxed, brown, and slightly plumper than when we arrived!
Many thanks for all the info and directions, and once again for the chance to enjoy such a perfect place.
A beautifully appointed villa in tranquil location
By Philip W. on 07-Aug-2015
We were delighted with the location and facilities of Capanna which exceeded our expectations, particularly the pool terrace sunny during the day lovely at sunset and atmospheric at night. The house is full of character with lots of levels and interest. The property was well equipped with everything needed. It is well located giving us opportunity to visit new places each day, though lounging by the pool is great. We would love to return.
wonderful tranquil corner of Umbria
By Jean H. on 21-Jun-2015
I loved staying in this very comfortable, spacious villa which has been beautifully restored but still retains the timeless quality of places that have remained unchanged for centuries. Although one feels as if one is deep into the countryside, it is really not very far from a nearby lively town and all its amenities. The swimming pool is lovely and the two large terraces are perfect for al fresco dining in style. I highly recommend this truly delightful villa and hope to return someday soon.
By Jeremy L. on 19-Jun-2015
The property exceeded our expectations. It is spacious, clean and finished to a very high standard. Despite being a traditional villa, the rooms are modern and comfortable. There are multiple terraces, each of which comes into its own a different times of the day. The pool area is interesting and fun, with commanding views of the spectacular surroundings.
Although there is little reason to leave the house, visiting the local towns including Umbertide, Perugia and Assisi is rewarded with some stunning sights - particularly for those not familiar with the area. All are easily accessible by car.