Santa Chiara

  • Child friendly 10 x 5 m pool
  • Birdseye view of Santa Chiara
  • View of Santa Chiara from the pool
  • Santa Chiara from the main gate

Santa Chiara Amenities

Santa Chiara Amenities

Santa Chiara is a small cluster of three pretty apartments within a beautiful Umbrian stone farmhouse, set in glorious rural seclusion, yet within a few minutes drive of a well serviced village (Pierantonio) and the main route between Rome in the south and Florence in the north, making both relaxing and sightseeing a breeze.

The owners, the lovely Harrington family, moved here from London several years ago, swapping careers in finance and marketing for the good life bringing their own two little ones up amongst the rolling Umbrian countryside. As well as providing a genuinely warm welcome to guests and very handy services in the form of pre-bookable home-made ready meals, grocery shopping and babysitting (fees apply), they also provide a very reassuring presence for those travelling with little ones as they are happy to be called on for advice and tips on the area, as well as emergency translation services if anything should go wrong with rental cars, illnesses etc.

Anita and Paul's experiences with their little ones show enormous list of nursery gear (detailed in grey column) that makes light work of packing, along with the safely enclosed pool and gardens with play areas scattered throughout. Other parent-friendly touches include private outdoor dining areas with each apartment and the highly recommended meal service, which allows parents to enjoy relaxing evenings together, even when not taking up the babysitting services.

Although only around 40mins from the airport and city of Perugia, and on the edge of a popular village, the farmhouse is a real haven of rural beauty and tranquility. The safely enclosed gardens are filled with oleander, hibiscus, figs and the estate's own olive grove, which is the focus of the Harrington's side-line as artisian olive oil producers. They harvest each November, taking the fruit to be cold pressed locally. They then bottle it by hand and use it for cooking the home-made ready meals, as well as offering it for sale to guests, many of whom rave about its delicious peppery taste, so much better than what masquerades as extra virgin olive oil on UK supermarket shelves!

As there are just three apartments, of which two can be interconnected and rented together, the large pool area is never crowded and it is easy to while away days lounging by it or watching over little ones as they gambol around the grounds with their new friends seeking out the play fort, wendy house and swing set, or playing with toys provided in one of the handy sun tents. Evenings are generally spent enjoying good food and wine on the apartment's private terraces, whilst absorbing the beautiful scenery and seemingly endless star-scapes, whilst conserving energy for sightseeing in pretty local towns, days on the nearby lake beaches, or big days out to the famously beautiful towns of Asissi, Cortona, Sienna, Florence, Pisa and Rome, all of which are within one to two hours drive.

Apartment Pietramelina:

This apartment sleeps 2 plus an infant in a cot. The bedroom has a double bed but it can be converted into twins. It has a lovely charcterful feel thanks to its beautiful exposed stone walls, wood burning stove and terracotta floors throughout. The spacious lounge dining area is flooded with light from its dual aspect windows and French doors leading on it the apartments' private, flagstone paved terrace which has wonderful views of the estate's olive groves and the valley beyond.The lounge is equipped with a flatscreen TV, DVD player, free to air satellite TV and CD player. It is open-plan to the kitchen area which comes with fridge freezer, microwave, oven, four-ring gas hob and grill. The bedroom has an ensuite shower room with a luxurious deluge shower (baby bath provided).

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Santa Chiara Rural Apartments

Santa Chiara- Pietramelina

  • £700.00 - £950.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Santa Chiara- Pantano

  • £1190.00 - £1690.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Santa Chiara- Rancale

  • £1090.00 - £1590.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Santa Chiara - Maggiore

  • contact for price
  • Sleeps 8 in 3 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Paul and Anita Harrington

Member since Jun 2010
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  • We really enjoyed our stay at Santa Chiara, in spite of the 40 degree heat! The pool was very welcome and our daughter loved playing in the little play house, which also made it easy to keep her in the shade. Our apartment felt very private and had everything we needed for our weeks' stay. We would definitely make a return visit.Review dated 06/08/2017

  • Great location for exploring towns of Gubbio, Assissi and Perugia. Owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. We have a 7 month old and the property has a good range of facilities for babies/toddlers. Is located down a long track and very remote, so very quiet and peaceful. Not sure I would describe the property as 'luxury' but it is very comfortable.Review dated 20/09/2014

  • Beautiful setting, superb facilities, friendly welcome. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and our baby was well catered for.Review dated 27/06/2014

  • We had an excellent stay in early September 2011, staying in the smallest of the 3 apartments which was fine for 2 adults and 1 little one. The accommodation was perfect for our needs with all the child essentials provided. The pool area was great for lazy days and, whilst the property feels very isolated, is not too far from the main roads in the area - we enjoyed some lovely day trips to Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and Montone. We certainly hope to return.Review dated 08/10/2011

  • We had a fantastic time at Santa Chiara. Paul and Anita made us feel really welcome and it was a perfect place for our first family holiday with our toddler.Review dated 22/09/2011

Fast Facts

sleeps 2+infants in 1xdouble bedroom (can be converted to twin) + shower room with enormous deluge shower (baby bath provided)

Airport under 2 hours drive

Perugia airport is just 30 mins drive away, Ancona is 1.5 hrs away.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Bologna is 2.5hrs away.

Any Pool

There is a 10 by 5 metre shared pool set on a secluded sun-trapped terrace. The pool is designed to be child friendly with stepped entry and a shallow ledge around its perimeter. The area is fenced with access via a gate and has a large patio area with ample sun loungers

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child friendly apartment has a baby monitor with walk-about handset, microwavable sterlizer, baby bottle warmer, Plastic plates, cups and cutlery, 2 highchairs and booster seat, hand blender, bibs, 2 travel cots with mattresses, bed guard, potty, changing mat, baby bath, night light,plastic step, mattress protectors, baby towels, push chair, sun tent with toys, sun shades for car, electric fan and baby pack available.

Indoor Toys

This child friendly apartment has a range of toys, books and children's DVDs. The apartment has a television, DVD player and free to view satellite.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There is a pre arrival shopping service available, which can include baby essentials, and a pre-bookable evening meal service.

Outdoor Toys

Outside there is a swing set, play castle, wendy house and play area.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The apartment has a safely fenced, private terrace with far reaching views along the valley and towards the swimming pool.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is available

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two cots and highchairs can be provided on request