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APARTMENT LA CANTINA: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

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Colleen Simpson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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APARTMENT LA CANTINA: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Piegaro - Villa L'Antica Vetreria

Authentic Village Life: Shops, Restaurants, Privacy, Pool, Terraces and Views!

We offer something special: the gem of a beautifully restored historic property within medieval walls of an Umbrian hilltop village with shops and restaurants just steps away; private pool and terraces with outstanding panoramas; privacy but all shopping/restaurants in main piazza. HIGH SPEED WiFi! Enjoy sunny days/night swimming and spectacular sunset evenings in a faithfully restored 9-15th Century property: original features of grand arches, glass ovens, ancient stone walls and tower. Now a vacation self-catering villa and apartments with fully equipped modern kitchens, king bedrooms, baths ensuite, library and tower. Our private pool and three terraces have panoramic views with outdoor tables, chairs, BBQ, sun umbrellas and lounge chairs. Enjoy your holiday vacation in an pristine medieval village living 'la dolce vita' of daily village life. No need to drive miles for food or gelato. Everything is just steps from your home! Visit all of Tuscany and Umbria with EASY TRIPS TO WORLD FAMOUS SIGHTS! Stay in the green heart of Italy. Complimentary tour of nearby vineyard and olive groves and wine, oil tasting!

Local Attractions: All the historic hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany are within a short drive. On the border of Tuscany, you can be in historic Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun), Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Spello, Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. Visit all the historic sights in Tuscany: Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, the iconic Val d'Orcia.. Largest water park in Umbria 4km. Golf and horseback riding. Glass museum. Cooking classes available. Private tours of local region can be arranged.

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Details for holiday apartment La Cantina, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

La Cantina with its own large private terrace & balcony. Originally the place where wine was made, it has two floors. At street level, with panoramic views from every room to pool and countryside. Living, dining and kitchen on first floor which open to the terraceand balcony through double glass doors. Second floor: two bedrooms, one with king bed panoramic windows, and the other two twinbeds, and one large bath with walk-in shower. Sleep 4+2 on sofa bed. Most of the walls are original stone with plaster walls of 'velatura' rose contrast with bright white and red floral linens. This is ideal for families with small children or honeymooners. Kitchen w/full fridge, cook top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, all cooking & eating utensils. European & American coffee maker. Shared washer, DVD player with extensive video library. WiFi. Crib and high chair available. Exclusive wine tasting tour of only 'carbon neutral' vineyard and olive producer in the world with discounts for wines.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Colleen Simpson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks Italian, English
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We are presently living our dream full time in the amazing village of Piegaro! We love to greet our guests, give advice, teach pasta lessons and generally live the good life in a wonderful village where our friends and neighbors are so welcoming of us and also of our guests. Originally from Seattle we always dreamed of living in Italy someday. It is important not only to dream but to chase that dream with great passion! We love to share this passion with our guests from over 24 different countries.

Colleen Simpson purchased this apartment in 2004

It called to us! This vast abandoned glass factory which was the single most historic property in a pristine little perched hilltop village in Umbria on the border of Tuscany. We spent our honeymoon in Umbria in 1994 and fell in love with this region. After searching for 10 years we found our little piece of paradise! We lovingly restored it to become a beautiful and authentic destination for guests.

Every evening the sun sets over the vast panoramic views from the windows and terraces of L'Antica Vetreria. The idyllic countryside is always tranquil and inviting. From the pool one can enjoy privacy and the expanding view over farmlands and hillsides filled with olive groves, vines and sunflower fields. But just steps away is the lively piazza with its shops and gourmet restaurants with outdoor terraces. Each evening one can sit in the piazza and watch the village children play, the elders take their evening walk and feel totally welcomed with warmth. We love to live the authentic life of Italy which cannot be done isolated in the countryside. This way we have the views and tranquility of the country, but the daily rhythms of village life. Everything you need is within these historic stone walls!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Piegaro, Italy

La Cantina
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
business
La Cantina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p98368?uni_id=86601
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Can't Imagine a Finer Place to Stay!

Can't Imagine a Finer Place to Stay!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
I can't imagine a finer place to stay than in the lovely Cantina Apartment at 'l Antica Vetreria in Piegaro. I would open the shutters in the morning to the sunlight flooding over the beautiful hills and valleys of Umbria, and end my day with beautiful sunsets. The life in the village is both peaceful and friendly, truly a relaxing vacation at it's best. One of the wonderful amenities of 'l Antica Veteria was the fully stocked kitchen, where you can bring home treasures from the market and butcher down the street as you feel at home in Piegaro. I really appreciated the two floor format with bedrooms upstairs so if one wanted to sleep, the living room noise was distanced. They have great movies for those nights when you are so tired from traveling you just want to relax with a glass of local vino on the comfy couch. Because of the warmth and intimacy of the town you just have to ask the hostess, Colleen, and she will arrange for local chefs (mamas & papas) to come in, and she even teaches a homemade pasta lesson herself, with supplies available in the local shops to take home so you can bring back your new found skills to share with friends back home. It is so great also that the Inn is in the heart of the village, where a walk to Caffe Via Roma in the morning took 1 minute, and the song of the church bells called to a beautiful worship Sundays at noon at 6 p.m. a very civilized time to worship! I can't say enough about Piegaro as an ideal place to vacation, and for l' Antica Vetreria as the ultimate place in which to stay! What more can you ask for, warmth, hospitality, great rooms, swimming pool, majestic vistas and wonderful people to welcome you. Bella!!
business
La Cantina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p98368?uni_id=86601
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Rare That Actual Experience Exceeds Expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
We hesitated to write a review because we enjoyed it so much. We arrived at La Cantina w/our two kids (7 and 10) after several days exploring the sites of Rome. Colleen picked us up at the train station, arranged for a rental car, helped us grocery shop and then drove us up the hill to beautiful Piegaro. As soon as we arrived we were breath taken by the beautiful views of the Umbrian hills surrounding us. Every room in La Cantina has a window with a picture perfect view of Umbria. Our first evening was spent drinking wine and eating local delicacies while watching the sunset on our patio o/s the apt. Our kids spent the evening searching for lizards and swimming in the pool. Piegaro is a sleepy, intimate village located centrally to all we wanted to see. Our kids played soccer in the town piazza in the morning while listening to the church bells ring. Everyone in town is warm and helpful. It is a lovely place to come home to at the end of the day. The apt. has all the comforts of home, with the style and beauty of Italy. We can't say enough about Colleen and Tom. We felt like we were visiting family. They are a wealth of information, energy and warmth. The kitchen at La Cantina is well stocked with everything you need. There is a central washer/dryer and a great video library for our kids. Really the place is so special that it was hard to leave at the end of the week. With-in 1-2 hours you can reach all the major attractions (and more) of both Umbria and parts of Tuscany. It's rare that the actual experience exceeds expectations, but in this case it really did. Colleen and Tom did an amazing job renovating the old glass factory. We saw all the units and hope to come back with family and friends in the near future and stay in the incredible 5bd Villa! Thank you so much Colleen and Tom!
business
La Cantina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p98368?uni_id=86601
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Friendliness, Ambience, Location and History!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
Piegaro is a nice quiet village with a friendly butcher, baker, grocery store, three bars, a restaurant and a gelateria. All you need. There is also a very interesting glass museum. The town is within easy day trips of all of Tuscany including Sienna. By easy I mean less than 90 minutes. Perugia and Assisi are about 45 minutes by car, and there are plenty of other interesting towns and villages close by. The view from Antica Vetraria's poolside terrace is nice and the terrace is a great place for an evening meal of local wine, cheeses, ham and salami. While we did not cook any meals during our stay, the kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans etc. The staff speaks English. Highly recommended for friendliness, ambience, location and history!
business
La Cantina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p98368?uni_id=86601
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Little Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
"So we've been back home again for over a week now. Many things were better in Umbria -- the weather, the pasta, the wine, the landscape and the time our family could spend together. Before we came to L'Antica Vetreria we asked ourselves and wondered how holidays in an old glass factory would be. And we found a little paradise with ancient walls, a real glass oven in the apartment, a nice village with friendly people and everything one needs for nice holidays. The children liked the pool very much and enjoyed our walks to the bakery every morning and we loved the evenings with a glass of wine and looking over the hills. Thank you very much again for everything. We think we will return some day."
business
La Cantina
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p98368?uni_id=86601
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

Our Girls Loved It!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
The girls often talk about Piegaro and how they loved it. It was a big favorite. They loved the pool, the relaxed atmosphere and the freedom of Antica Veteria and the town itself. The pasta lessons and the glass fossiling topped it off. Ellen was very excited about the old glass straw she found. (300 years old?) It will be highlight of show and tell when she gets back to school. Andrew and I also loved the beautiful apartment, La Cantina, and the friendliness of other guests there, and the town. We've already recommended it to our friends. Hoping to return one day!"

Location

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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fabro or Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Fabro
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Within minutes you can visit Cortona (of Under the Tuscan Sun fame), Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Deruta, Gubbio, Assisi, Montefalco, Spello and all the historic towns of Umbria. On the border of Tuscany: visit Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, and the iconic Val d'Orcia. Suggested itinerary booklet in each unit.

Other Activities: Exclusive wine tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Piegaro, Trasimeno area

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Early Spring
1 Mar 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
€750
7 nights
 
 
Spring
26 Apr 2014 - 30 May 2014
€1,000
7 nights
 
 
Summer
31 May 2014 - 20 Jun 2014
€1,200
7 nights
 
 
High Season
21 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
€1,400
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€1,200
7 nights
 

Notes

  • Cleaning 40 Euro.
    Winter heating: metered usage.
    Available November 30-March 1 by special request.
    We can accommodate weekly rentals only from Saturday to Saturday unless it is low season.

    Book Now to SAVE 200-300 EUROS Spring to Autumn!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Cantinain Piegaro in Trasimeno area

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 61 m²
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fax
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 bath and 1 pool towel provided per guest. Panoramic view from bathroom window. Hair dryer provided and adapter plugs for European plug-ins. Extensive information booklet with suggested tours and itineraries. Owners available for cooking lessons and helpful advice.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 king bedroom with two windows with panoramic views of countryside. 1 twin bedroom with 2 singles. Panoramic view from window.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
La Cantina has many windows with panoramic views to countryside from every room. Private stone terrace and balcony overlooking pool. TV: no satellite TV, but extensive DVD movie library for adults and children. Computer hookup. Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discount pricing to our guests. Glass Museum fully curated with exhibits, models, video of glass-making 750 history of Piegaro village. Special menu and pricing in restaurants to our guests. Many special activities including gourmet catering or cooking classes in nearby historic palazzo. High chairs, portable cribs, baby baths, children's eating utensils and plates, cups, bowls.

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