Dating from the 12C, this borgo is perched at 700m looking down into the Niccone Valley. The main house has 7 double bedrooms, 2 drawing rooms, open fires, a large dining room and fantastic views. The borgo additionally has a stand alone - non-consecrated chapel - and an old grotto where Saint Donino is said to have contemplated life. This house has soul, is very old and been renovated to honor its past as well as adding in some of today's comforts - pool etc. Close to Citta di Castello, Assisi and other historic towns, it provides a great location with true peacefulness. Great for the summer, but also for Christmas and Easter family and friends get togethers. Would also entertain - encourage long lets for the person who would like the seclusion to write, study or contemplate life. www.fattoriasl.com
- House5381 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Beautiful House, Quiet, Peaceful, Rural and Close to the true Umbrian Towns
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- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Jul 2018
Why William Davies chose Città di Castello
Architecturally it is beautiful. It is very old. It has space. It has soul, is very peaceful - all the while being within 30mins of some beautiful towns, restaurants, etc. You can eat outside on the terrace and at 700m have unobstructed views into the Niconne valley. In the winter you can light the fires and have some great meals in the dining room for 20 ! If you like to run or mountain bike - the dirt roads and ups and down are nice..
What makes this House unique
Great family and friends location. All can have space, yet have 3-4 locations where all can gather for meals outside and inside.
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Peaceful haven to explore the delights of Umbria
A wonderful rural retreat from which Perugia Assisi Cortona and many beautiful historic Umbrian and Tuscan towns and villages are easily explored.
The borgoo is a calm oasis set high on the Umbrian hills with stunning views over the beautiful Niccone valley. It is warm and welcoming with large airy rooms and a typical country kitchen with modern appliances and every kitchen utensil you could imagine.
The guardian knows the area well and is friendly helpful and an invaluable source of local knowledge. The owner is very helpful and really wants his guests to enjoy Umbria as much as he does.
We had a lovely week exploring the area and returning "home" to San Lorenzo often to delicious locally prepared meals. These can be ordered in advance and delivered or cooked in situ by a delightful local lady. Absolutely amazing to have a dinner served in the baronial dining room after a tiring day of sightseeing! The guardian was also able to shop locally before our arrival.
in an adjacent valley is an authentic family run pizzeria which deserves more than the one visit we managed!
We had a wonderful week of exploration and relaxation and are already very much looking forward to our return to San Lorenzo next year
We had a magical week here. The house itself is so big, and old and beautiful that it seems to have a personality of its own, which creates within you peace and gladness. On a more practical note, the rooms are cool and clean and have lovely furniture. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need to cook enormous meals for large groups. There is a dining room inside in the manner of a baronial hall which remained cool even in the August heatwave, but there is also a table outside with the most beautiful view - the photos do not do it justice. In short, this is not one of those properties which fail to live up to the on-line promise; quite the reverse. It delivers even more than you hoped for. Wonderful!
Stunning, private hillside setting
We’ve just returned from our second holiday in two years - we can’t get enough of this wonderful house in simply stunning location. It’s spacious enough to fit at least four or five families without getting on top of each other and it’s the perfect antidote to city life, it’s just so quiet and feels delightfully remote. There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore, a brilliant pool that’s very safe for the kids as well as lawns and play area and different beautiful locations to eat. The caretaker can organise local cooks and childcare on request and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.
A beautiful hillside get away with fantastic views
The farmhouse where we stayed is a wonderful authentic Tuscan Borgo with tall ceilings, exposed beams and cool spacious feel and parts of the house that you can disappear off into and gaze out across Umbria. It is set on a quiet hillside amongst the old farm buildings, a pretty court yard and terrace. We spent most of our time at the pool, which is perfect for kids as it is fenced and has great views over the valley. We enjoyed eating out on the terrace in the mornings to watch the mist rise over the valley floor and evenings as the sun lights up the surrounding hills, we also enjoyed hunkering down in the kitchen or medieval dinning room on colder nights. This place is perfect for families and as a base to explore some of the local Umbrian or Tuscan villages and towns. The owner and the couple who are caretakers were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place.
A fantastic week with friends
A brilliant venue for a gathering of old friends and our assorted children - and by the end of the week the farmhouse itself felt like a friend! There was plenty of space for us all to spread out, both inside and out, as well as to come together for communal dining. The terrace and well-equipped kitchen were particularly appreciated. We loved the peaceful hilltop setting and expansive views and the pool was a godsend in the heatwave. The owner was very helpful before we travelled in providing all the information we could possibly need -
even fixing a chef for one evening who treated us to a delicious meal - and the caretaker and his wife helped us feel immediately at home as well as introducing us to the history of the house and local area. Thank you all very much!
Incredible Italian Hideway in the mountains
We went away with a number of other families and the property is ideal for group family get away. There's plenty of breakout space with two sitting rooms and a lovely dining room with a big wooden table perfect for colouring in on, plus it's really well equipped for kids with 4 high chairs, 2 cots and lots of really sweet kids crockery and cutlery. There are also sturdy stair gates in place and although we weren't there in the wintertime, it was good to see that there was a really good fire guard for the wood burning stove in the main sitting room too.
The house is lovely and cool in the daytime too which is perfect for when it gets a bit too hot for little ones down by the pool. There were four families in total and it was easily big enough to accommodate us all as there's so much space both inside and out. When they weren't at the pool, the kids loved playing on the rope swing in the back garden and we also set up a hammock between a couple of trees which was very popular. There was also room in the driveway to set up a short tennis court which the kids loved playing in the early evening.
The owner was really easy to deal with and very helpful and there's also someone on site to help out with any queries. We asked if they could stock the kitchen with a few bits for us and they were very accommodating in this respect and they also helped put us in touch with a local chef who came and took over the kitchen and cooked us two delicious dinners which was a real treat.
Breakfasts and suppers on the terrace were an absolute delight with stunning views of the mist draped valley in the morning and the pink sunset on the hills at night. There's also a barbecue there which was very useful.
It really feels like a home away from home and not a rental place. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with pots and pans and every kind of kitchen gadget you could ever want or need and there's lots of wonderful antique furniture and comfy sofas to sink in to at the end of the day.
The best thing about it for me though is that it's totally quiet – there's no cars, no road noise, no planes - just birds tweeting and crickets chirping and the sound of happy children splashing by the pool.
Rural Umbria, unspoilt oak forests, beautiful unspoilt valleys, close to the beautiful historic towns of Assisi, Citta di Castello, Montone and Preggio. 2.5hrs drive from Florence. 2.5hrs drive from Rome. 5hrs drive to the Alps. Local Tuscan and Umbrian vineyards near by, fantastic trail running, hiking, mountain biking on the doorstop. Quiet, very peaceful, true light, so stars at night and unspoilt by town light.
In the winter you will require fire wood and wood-pellets for the hot water. The Owner will provide, but these will be small additional costs and based on length of stay.