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  • Fountain
    Fountain
  • Chiesa Del Carmine Luxury Villa
    Chiesa Del Carmine Luxury Villa
  • Carmine Organic Estate, Producing Wine, Olive Oil and Truffles
    Carmine Organic Estate, Producing Wine, Olive Oil and Truffles
  • Stunning swimming pool, with shallow end and fully fenced
    Stunning swimming pool, with shallow end and fully fenced
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool
  • Ancient Church with the kitchen and living rooms
    Ancient Church with the kitchen and living rooms
  • Ancient Church of Chiesa Del Carmine
    Ancient Church of Chiesa Del Carmine
  • Spacious Kitchen
    Spacious Kitchen
  • Alcove
    Alcove
  • Dining room
    Dining room
  • External dining area with a covered pergola
    External dining area with a covered pergola
  • Farmhouse
    Farmhouse
  • Assisi Master Bedroom
    Assisi Master Bedroom
  • Monte Corona Master Suite
    Monte Corona Master Suite
  • Monte Subasio Single Bedroom
    Monte Subasio Single Bedroom
  • Simple and elegant furnishings
    Simple and elegant furnishings
  • Luxury Bathrooms
    Luxury Bathrooms
  • Marble Showers
    Marble Showers
  • Farmhouse Sitting Room
    Farmhouse Sitting Room
  • Shaded Pergola
    Shaded Pergola
  • Organic Vegetable garden for guests private use
    Organic Vegetable garden for guests private use
  • Playground
    Playground
  • Private Tennis Court
    Private Tennis Court
  • BBQ in the Vineyard - family fun on the tractor and trailer
    BBQ in the Vineyard - family fun on the tractor and trailer
  • Pizza Making
    Pizza Making

Chiesa Del Carmine

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 6050.00 to 10890.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Chrissie Todd (Chiesa del Carmine)

Member since Jan 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:1 day 9 hours

BFB's Overview.

Chiesa del Carmine is a stunning 11th century church and 18th century farmhouse,which has been lovingly restored over five years using local artisans and materials to transform it into a luxurious 8-bedroom villa with private pool. It was completed in 2012 and guests now enjoy it as an idyllic rural retreat nestled in a peaceful valley, surrounded by meadows, woods, vineyards and olive groves. Although it may seem wonderfully remote and tranquil, this luxurious villa is helpfully just 1.5km along a ‘strada bianca’ – white (unmade) road - from the main road into the bustling village of Pierantonio (10mins), which has an excellent range of services, whilst the well-equipped town of Umbertide is about 15 minutes away and the cosmopolitan city of Perugia just 25 minutes away.

The beautifully renovated property is divided into two structures, the first being the ancient church and the second the farmhouse. The 11th century church houses the daytime living space with a large and well-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a stunning drawing room, complete with grand piano housed in the vaulted main section of the church. The restored farmhouse houses the seven bedrooms and six bathrooms which comprise five ensuite double bedrooms, one double room and one single/twin room which share a family bathroom, plus an additional sitting room and butlers pantry, which is ideal for making up nighttime feeds.

The villa is now wonderfully parent-friendly being both luxurious and welcoming for those with little ones. The pool is safely fenced and cots, highchairs, changing mats, toys, books, games, DVDs and babysitting can all be provided by the native English speaking property managers who live elsewhere on the estate. They can also provide catering, from just one meal a week up to to three meals a day, maid service, in-house beauty therapy treatments, guided walking tours, wine tours and truffle hunts. A substantial welcome pack is provided and pre-arrival shopping available on request, so parents can truly relax from the moment they arrive.

The Carmine estate is a privately owned estate lovingly restored over recent years by the present owners. What was once an abandoned valley is now a thriving farm including an ancient olive grove, 5.5-hectares of red and white grapes, a truffle wood and pasture, producing a variety of organic produce. It is located at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley, where the wildlife is abundant and nature is thriving. The views from all aspects are stunning. To the south is Monte Subasio and the town of Assisi, to the west the ancient castle of Antognolla and to the north woodlands and the mountains ranges of the Appenines.


Accommodation Overview:

The farmhouse is a beautifully restored large building on two levels, surrounded by terraces and located across a small courtyard from the church. The main entrance has an arched hallway with stone staircases that lead to both the ground and first floor.

The ground floor comprises of three large bedrooms with twin/king zip'n'link beds, each with their own ensuite shower rooms and private terraces. One of the doubles is wheelchair accessible, whilst another boasts a beautiful free-standing bath with lovely views down the valley. There is also a small room with a day bed, wash-hand basin, small fridge and a kettle, ideal for making up late night feeds or early morning cuppas! It could also be used as a small bedroom for an older child. The final room on the farmhouse' ground level is a laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes dryer and sink.

Up the stone stairs from the vaulted hallway there are four further bedrooms and an additional sitting room, all benefiting from air-conditioning. The master bedroom boasts a romantic large fireplace, private terrace and outdoor stairs, giving it its own entrance, along with its ensuite shower room. Bedroom 5 is a double room with ensuite shower room with shower, whilst bedroom six is similar in size to 5 but has use of an adjoining bathroom, rather than ensuite. Its bathroom can also be used by guests using the upstairs sitting room. Bedroom 7 is a charming small room with a single bed and its own wash-hand basin. The nearby bathroom next to Bedroom 6 can be shared with this room. The rooms all lead onto the centrally located sitting room, with comfortable sofa, stereo system, television and a well-stocked bookcase. There are also games, toys for different ages, and childrens’ pens, paints and drawing paper available.

The former church area has been restored to the exact proportion of the original, together with a recently discovered small crypt. It is a magnificent room, imposing in its sense of peace and history. It is furnished with comfortable sofas and a grand piano, and is wonderful for relaxation, yoga or meditation. It is also a brilliant entertainment space. The large floor to ceiling glass window provides a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Off this main room is a dining room, able to seat 14. The kitchen is located at the front on this property and is very well equipped with a double oven and 6-ring gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, espresso maker and large fridge/freezer. There is also a kitchen table and chairs for casual dining. A toilet (suitable for disabled) is located here. The kitchen leads onto outdoor dining terraces with barbeque facilities, each providing shade during the day.

Outside, the property is surrounded by a lovely stone terrace and beautiful landscaped gardens, There's a handy barbecue area set beside the kitchen a shady pergola over the dining area, which has its own fridge for cool drinks and snacks and a safely fenced but scenic pool set in a tranquil spot with lovely views.

Location Information

Chiesa del Carmine is the former 11th century church at the heart of the beautiful Carmine Estate, a scenic slice of the Umbrian countryside only 20-minutes drive north of the cosmopolitian city of Perugia and close to the borders with Tuscany. It is set down a gravel road in a quiet rural valley just a few kilometres from the small village of Pierantonio, and a short drive from the bustling market town of Umbertide. Car hire is essential.

Managers Chrissie and David are British/Australian with their own young children but are well integrated into the local community making them a fabulous source of information on places to visit, things to do and places to eat. Guest often ask their advice, but here's some basic info:

Shopping: The nearest village, Pierantonio (5mins drive) has a decent market each Tuesday and a good-sized supermarket. Nearby Umbertide (20mins drive) has a selection of large supermarkets and a lovely market on Wednesdays. The cosmopolitan city of Perugia is just 25kms away (35min by train from the village) and has a large hypermarket, many shops, bars, bistros and cafes, as well as a well respected annual Jazz festival.

Sightseeing: The medieval centre of Assisi is within about 30mins drive and is said to be one of the best preserved in the world. Gubbio, another famously beautiful hilltop town is also with half an hour's drive and boasts many bars and restaurants amongst its cobbled streets, plus a funicular railway to the basilica on the top of Monteingino, which offers magnificent views of the town and mountains beyond. Florence is within around 90minutes drive.

Beaches: There are several sandy beaches alongside nearby Lago Trasimeno, of which the Langs highly recommend Zocco beach near San Feliciano, which is within 30mins drive. There's also an excellent waterpark within 50minutes drive, which has four pools including a very shallow toddler/baby pool complete with little slides and fountains.

Kids Love: Our friendly alpacas and the Perugia Chocolate Factory. Little ones who are not scared of heights, often love the 2-person, basket-like, funicular at Gubbio too.

Sports: The villa is set on the edge of championship course at Antognolla. Watersports including canoeing are available at the Marmore national waterpark near Terni. A variety of watersports are available on nearby Lago Trasimeno including kayaks, sailing and power boats.

Eating Out: Great takeaway pizza in nearby Pierantonio at Caccia Pizza or for traditional Umbrian fare that is great value, try Il Caldaro, Boiola and Borgomela all within 10 minutes of the villa.

Getting There: Nearest airports are: Perugia (25mins drive), Ancona (90mins drive), Bologna Forli (90mins drive), Rome Ciampino (2.5hrs drive), Bologna Marconi (2.5hrs drive), Rome Fiumicino (2.5hrs drive) Pisa Galileo (2hrs drive). Try www.skyscanner.net to review the choice available.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

COVID 19 UPDATE: Facilities/Equipment remain largely as described. The playroom is closed. Instead, toys are available on loan and kept in the cottages for the duration. Toys and baby kit are fully disinfected between guests A 25% deposit secures booking & is refundable/exchangeable if travel restrictions are in place in the area local to the rental property. Balance payable 28 days before arrival. Covid-19 inclusive insurance ,such as that provided by Nationwide, should be relied upon for refund after this point.

Rates

26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : €6600 /week17 Oct - 30 Oct 2020 : €6600 /week31 Oct 2020 - 2 Apr 2021 : €6050 /week3 Apr - 21 May 2021 : €6600 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : €8250 /week26 Jun - 3 Sep 2021 : €10890 /week4 Sep - 1 Oct 2021 : €8250 /week2 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : €6600 /week30 Oct 2021 - 1 Apr 2022 : €6050 /week30 Oct 2021 - 1 Apr 2022 : €6050 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : £6600 /week17 Oct - 30 Oct 2020 : £6600 /week31 Oct 2020 - 2 Apr 2021 : £6050 /week3 Apr - 21 May 2021 : £6600 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : £8250 /week26 Jun - 3 Sep 2021 : £10890 /week4 Sep - 1 Oct 2021 : £8250 /week2 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 : £6600 /week30 Oct 2021 - 1 Apr 2022 : £6050 /week30 Oct 2021 - 1 Apr 2022 : £6050 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

COVID 19 UPDATE: Facilities/Equipment remain largely as described. The playroom is closed. Instead, toys are available on loan and kept in the cottages for the duration. Toys and baby kit are fully disinfected between guests A 25% deposit secures booking & is refundable/exchangeable if travel restrictions are in place in the area local to the rental property. Balance payable 28 days before arrival. Covid-19 inclusive insurance ,such as that provided by Nationwide, should be relied upon for refund after this point.

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

The Lang Family

Fast Facts

This 8-bedroom villa sleeps 14+cots in a very special conversion of a former 11th century church and adjoining 18th century farmhouse. The accommodation comprises 8-bedrooms (6 x double & 2 x singles) with six bathrooms

Airport under 2 hours drive

Nearest airports are: Perugia (25mins drive), Ancona (90mins drive), Bologna Forli (90mins drive),

Airport under 3 hours drive

Rome Ciampino (2.5hrs drive), Bologna Marconi (2.5hrs drive), Rome Fiumicino (2.5hrs drive).

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

A 20 minute drive from the house will take guests to the sandy lake beach at Lake Trasimeno.

Any Pool

The house boasts a beautiful pool with safety fence. Pool heating can be arranged on request at additional cost.

Private Chef

Private chef services available for one off meals or regular catering.

Babysitting

Trusted and experienced local babysitting is available day or evening.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The villa management can provide cots, highchairs, plastic crockery and cutlery, baby bath, steriliser and changing mat on request.

Indoor Toys

A handy selection of age appropriate books, toys, games, DVDs and drawing materials will be placed in the villa

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals can be delivered from one off special occasions to 3-meals a day

Visiting Spa Therapist

A local massage/beauty therapist can be booked for in-house treatments.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has beautifully landscaped gardens and a large, well furnished terrace

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided

Golf

The well respected Antognolla golf course is nearby

Tennis Court(s)

The estate has private tennis courts that guests may use but this should be pre-arranged prior to arrival.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to four cots and highchairs can be provided on request.

Daily Cleaning

3 x hours housekeeping is included daily at no extra charge

Reviews

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  • Perfect house, perfect holiday, wonderful in every way. Hosts could not have been more accommodating. Great for kids, ours loved every minute (7,6,4 and 3)Review dated 08/08/2014

Perfect house, perfect holiday, wonderful in every way. Hosts could not have been more accommodating. Great for kids, ours loved every minute (7,6,4 and 3)

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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