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Restored farmhouse in Val Nese, between Perugia and Umbertide, Mature Shady Garden And Cool Bedrooms
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 large bedroom with kingsize double bed. 1 bedroom with queensize double bed and glazed door into garden. 1 bedroom with 1 Double and 1 single beds. In addition there is a cot for an infant.
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Driving distance is the approximate time required:
Perugia: 30 minutes
Pisa: 180 minutes
Rome: 150 minutes.
A car is essential. Hire cars can be collected at all the airports mentioned above and advice re. companies is given on request. Whilst this hillside region is noted for its beautiful landscape and Lago Trasimeno, the largest lake in Central Italy, with ferry boats to the 2 major islands is less than 15 miles.
Many of the most important towns of Umbria and Tuscany are also with short driving distances:
Perugia: 30 minutes.
Assisi: 45 minutes.
Gubbio: 40 minutes.
Todi: 45 minutes.
Cortona: 45 minutes.
Arezzo: 60 minutes.
Orvieto: 60 minutes.
Sienna: 90 minutes.
Florence: 110 minutes
Rome: 150 minutes.
Florence and Rome are easily accessed by car, but for relaxed day trips the train service, which is efficient and inexpensive, is recommended.
The elegant pool, 12m x 5m has large shallow curved steps at 1 end. The surrounding of the pool is paved with terracotta tiles which lead to the canopied shade of a large walnut tree (a favourite dining place). This tree also provides shade for spectators of boule matches and is, therefore pivotal to both areas otherwise separated and enclosed by hedges.
Molinello is situated low down in the valley. The white road that winds through the valley to it is well maintained. Beyond the garden, the land gently rises in all directions, allowing wide views of the landscape. The surrounding land is owned by sheep farmers, whose farmhouse is 1km away. The lower slopes of the hills are pasture land interspersed with areas of natural woodland, primarily of oak and juniper. The mountain of Montacuto (which was 1 of the most important Etruscan sites in the area) is visible from the house. This is excellent walking country when it is not too hot and there is much to interest wild flower and funghi enthusiasts.
There are many good, inexpensive local restaurants, some of which are in, or close to, the small nearby town of Umbertide (which is also a good place to shop, especially on market days when there is a great range of local produce available). Other well recommended places to eat can be found in nearby villages, and some in spectacular scenic locations in the hills.
There are good tennis courts in the area.
Rae + Chris Cohen
About Rae + Chris Cohen
We fell in love with Umbria on our first visit in the 1980's. In the early 1990's we started a family and shortly afterwards bought Molinello, then a ruined property, and set about renovating it. Since that time we have enjoyed many family holidays at the house and now that our children are adults they take their friends there too for holidays. We have explored the area extensively and never tire of it. As lovers of good food we enjoy shopping for local specialities, searching out good wines and restaurants. When not in Umbria we live in Yorkshire.
Rae + Chris Cohen purchased this Farmhouse in 1995