Cottage near Tavernelle, Perugia area, Umbria, Italy - 18th C Cottage, Adjoining Barn Quiet Location Near Lake Trasimeno.
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About Rosemary Ellison
The owner who lives in Edinburgh, is a professional violinist and teacher and has spent a lifetime performing with leading orchestras. Studying in Rome led to a love affair with Italy and more recently to this Umbrian hideaway which she comes to as often as possible. When not there she hopes other people will enjoy it as much.
Why Rosemary Ellison chose Panicale
I bought the property because it is in a quiet and private position yet has easy access to the many beautiful towns of central Italy and beyond. The Umbrian hills with their chestnut and oak trees are a joy to explore and the contrast of Lake Trasimeno, make for a great variety of things to do. There are also many summer festivals and good restaurants in the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is only a short distance above the hamlet of Macereto so is not isolated, and only 5 minutes by car from the shops. In a way it has the best of both worlds. For anyone keen on cooking, the kitchen has excellent equipment and access straight onto the terrace makes for easy living
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Beautiful cottage in quiet village, close to many medieval & Renaissance towns
We stayed at "La Carina" for two weeks with our three sons (ages 13, 13, and 9). It was a great vacation spot, and we all enjoyed it. Two children stayed in the "annex" bedroom--a converted barn with twin beds and its own modern bathroom. The youngest stayed in the small bunk-bed room next to the main bedroom (there is also a bathroom on that floor of the house). The house is just above the small village of Macerato, across the valley from Panicale (the drive up to Panicale takes about ten minutes). In between is Tavernelle, a more modern small town with all the necessary amenities (bakery, groceries, banks, etc.) and a very nice swimming pool, good on hot afternoons. Within a 30-60 minute drive are MANY charming historical hillside towns, with medieval walls, palaces, churches, Renaissance art, and lots of delicious dining. The cottage itself is as charming as the photos suggest and a peaceful place to relax. The view from the front terrace (with dining table and sun chairs) is lovely in the morning and evening. The host and her agent are very pleasant and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Pretty house in a lovely position
The house is on its own in a glorious position overlooking the valley and the hill towns on the opposite side. The inside is creatively furnished and decorated and the kitchen is very well equipped, and there is lots of useful information about places to visit.
We found it an excellent base for exploring the surrounding towns and villages, which are beautiful and interesting, and for visiting the Lake Trasimeno area and the wonderful city of Perugia.
Holiday in Umbria 2013
The two of us had a really nice fortnight when we stayed in La Carina this year. We enjoyed the lovely green outside space with its views and also the comfortable and tasteful interior. You can feel that this is the cherished holiday home of the owner and we shared with her the feeling that you can keep coming back here ... so much so we shall return next year for two weeks! We enjoyed relaxing at La Carina, but there are also lots of great places to visit in Umbria and the near part of Tuscany. We recommend this as a really nice base for your holiday.
This was our second visit to La Carina -we had fallen in love with it on our first visit the previous year. We love the peace and tranquility here. Breakfast every morning on the terrace surrounded by fig and olive trees, looking out across the trees to neighbouring hills, cosy evenings in front of the log fire (it can still be chilly at night in Spring). Lots of great local food and wine available just a couple of miles away in Tavernelle. The house is a t the top of a steep hill, but no problem for competent and confident drivers. Not the sort of road for high heels! but if you enjoy your trainers this could well be the perfect place for you. We will certainly be back, and are already looking forward to it.
Très jolie petite maison en pleine nature, équipement complet, on sent la touche personnelle de la propriétaire, tout est fait pour se sentir chez soi! L'annexe avec sa salle de bain est également très agréable et plus spacieuse que les chambres à l'étage dans la maison principale et auxquelles on accède par un escalier en colimaçon plutôt étroit. Nous y avons passé une semaine et, il faut le dire, la montée par la fameuse petite route non goudronnée très raide devient un petit peu lassante à faire tous les jours ainsi que les escaliers. Néanmoins, magnifique vue, belles excursions dans les différents villages et villes d'Ombrie, propriétaire et agence locale au top!!! A conseiller sans hésitation!
Wir hatten 12 erholsame Tag in La Carina. Das Haus liegt landschaftlich sehr schön, der Garten und die Terrasse sind sehr schön, die Küche top-ausgestattet. Im Innernen hatten wir mit einigen Unannehmlichkeiten wie Sauberkeit, vielen Skorpionen und kaputter Toilette zu kämpfen. Die Anfahrt über die kleine Straße ist auf keinen Fall mit allen Autos möglich. Mit unserem VWBus wären wir nie hochgekommen, da die Zufahrt sehr steil ist. Die Vermieterin und die Agentur waren in punkto Service und Erreichbarkeit sehr gut. Für Naturliebhaber empfehlenswert.
Unfortunately Eva Buhl found there was a plumbing problem although everything was in order when I was staying there three days before she arrived. The plumber was called very quickly but obviously this was an inconvenience, although there is a second bathroom.
There are mosquito nets on all the windows but if doors are left open
Insects will get in, as in all hot countries.
It is possible to swim on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, and on the Islands which are interesting to explore.
Car hire is essential. Distances to airports are approximately, Perugia, 35 mins. (London, Stansted.) Rome, 120mins, Pisa, 150 mins. Bologna International, 180 mins.
Chiusi station (25 mins) has car rental firms and is on the main line to Rome and Florence.
The nearest town is Tavernelle, 5 mins by car. Panicale is 10/15mins, Perugia, 30 mins.
Castiglione del Lago, 20 mins and Cortona, 40 mins.
The fast trains to Rome and Florence from Chiusi take 1.5 hours so day trips are possible.
Panicale has several good restaurants. Tavernelle has a range of Pizzerias and all around Lake Trasimeno are restaurants in all price ranges. Castigliano del Lago has good tourist shops and restaurants in the Old Town, and Citta della Pieve also has good restaurants and and a large market on Saturdays.
In the vicinity there are many areas for walking.