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  • The Hayloft House, The Umbrian Country Cottages

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    Room facilities:Basic items for cooking (salt, oil, spices), Hairdryer, Heating, Italian espresso coffee maker, Kettle, Kitchenette, Microwave on request, Music system, Oven, Refrigerator, Seating area, Television with DVD, Towels, WiFi

     

    One bedroom on the ground floor features bunk beds (the bottom one is a small 120×200 double), and the second mezzanine bedroom features a large 180×200 double bed . The living/dining area also includes a sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. The cottage includes a private garden and pretty terrace.

     

  • The Stable House, The Umbrian Country Cottages

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    Room facilities:Basic items for cooking (salt, oil, spices), Hairdryer, Heating, Italian espresso coffee maker, Kettle, Kitchenette, Microwave on request, Refrigerator, Seating area, Television with DVD, Towels, WiFi

    A studio featuring kitchenette, bedroom area with a double or twin beds, bathroom with shower and a separate dining area, with space for a cot or cot bed, plus wraparound terrace.

  • The Wine Cellar House, The Umbrian Country Cottages

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    Room facilities:Basic items for cooking (salt, oil, spices), Hairdryer, Heating, Italian espresso coffee maker, Kettle, Kitchenette, Microwave on request, Music system, Oven, Seating area, Television with DVD, Towels, WiFi

    A full kitchen and living/dining area with sofa bed on the ground floor, with a bedroom (with twin beds or a double) and bathroom with shower above.

General

The Umbrian Country Cottages

are three charming family-friendly self-catering houses.                                    . 


Total capacity of the cottages:

  • The Stable House: a studio featuring kitchenette, bedroom area with a double or twin beds, bathroom with shower and a separate dining area, with space for a cot or cot bed, plus wraparound terrace.
  • The Wine Cellar House: a full kitchen and living/dining area with sofa bed on the ground floor, with a bedroom (with twin beds or a double) and bathroom with shower above.
  • The Hayloft House: one bedroom on the ground floor features bunk beds (the bottom one is a small 120×200 double), and the second mezzanine bedroom features a large 180×200 double bed . The living/dining area also includes a sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. The cottage includes a private garden and pretty terrace and is perfect for families.

Useful things to know:

  • A hire car is recommended to get there and around
  • Nearest airports are Perugia (about 25 minutes), Florence (about 1.5 hrs)and Ancona (about 1.5 hrs).

Situated in a stunning valley, the Umbrian Country Cottages are a magical option for families seeking tranquillity and relaxation in the heart of Italy. Three divine stone cottages, sleeping between two and six guests (with extra space for cots) look out over miles of uninterrupted countryside.

With rose bushes clinging to the outer walls and private terraces with fantastic views, the situation and atmosphere is idyllic. Each cottage has been beautifully restored, preserving the heavy wooden beams and natural stone walls, and an enchanting makeover has added bright, country-style kitchens, warm wooden furniture, quilted beds and modern bathrooms.

Offering an ideal combination of self-catering accommodation with the convenience of hosts living on site, the British/Australian owners are always available to help out with advice and recommendations. The two and a half acre grounds (steep in places, so keep an eye on very little ones!) include a sensational fenced pool from which one can gaze down the endless valley, and a playground equipped with plenty of toys and a playhouse. Guests can help themselves to fruits, herbs and vegetables from the gardens, try their hand at making pizza in the old bread oven or enjoy an alfresco barbecue.

Children are bound to love the family of adorable alpacas that live here, as well as the two friendly dogs.  In the event of a rainy day, a library in the main house has a hood supply of games, books and DVDs for kids, and novels, travel guides and cookery books for parents to brose. For a little extra indulgence, chefs can be booked to prepare meals, and breakfast provided if requested. Tennis rackets and gold clubs are provided and on-site massages can also be arranged.

Check-in time

16:00

Check-out time

10:00

Minimum Stay

Please note they have a 7 night minimum booking policy for high and peak season and the change-over day is usually Saturday.

In the lower season the owners are flexible on number of nights.

LOW SEASON DATES:

01/01 to 31/03

28/10 to 31/12

MEDIUM SEASON DATES:

01/04 to 26/05

30/09 to 27/10

HIGH SEASON DATES:

27/05 to 30/06

02/09 to 29/09

PEAK SEASON DATES:

01/07 to 01/09

Prices from

The Stable House: FROM €450 to €800 per week

The Wine Cellar House: FROM €550 to €950 per week

The Hayloft House: FROM €650 to €1395 per week

Prices are inclusive of all local taxes.

An additional security deposit of €150 is required on check in, which is fully refundable on final inspection of the cottage.

Please note prices include all linen, towels and final cleaning and an additional charge will be made for heating.

 

 

Deposits / Cancellations

A deposit of 30% of the total fee is payable upon confirmation of booking with the balance due 2 months before arrival.

If the booking is cancelled before the final payment is due to be paid, the owners will retain the booking deposit, unless they manage to re-let the property.

If the booking is cancelled after the final payment is paid, guests will be required to pay the rental price, unless the owners manage to re-let the property.

If the owners can re-let the property they will refund the money paid less seventy-five (€75) Euro administration fee. 

 

Pets

Pets are allowed.

Facilities

  • Basic items for cooking (salt, oil, spices)
  • Communal BBQ area
  • Communal laundry (with a small fee per load)
  • Fenced Outdoor Pool
  • Golf clubs
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Italian espresso coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Library
  • Microwave on request
  • Music system
  • Outdoor space
  • Oven
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground for kids
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurants close-by
  • Shops close-by
  • Television with DVD
  • Tennis Racquets
  • Towels
  • Traditional, outdoor, wood-burning bread oven
  • Vegetable garden
  • WiFi

Room 1

The Stable House:

A studio featuring kitchenette, bedroom area with a double or twin beds, bathroom with shower and a separate dining area, with space for a cot or cot bed, plus wraparound terrace. This cottage is perfect for a couple with a baby.

Room 2

The Wine Cellar House: 

A full kitchen and living/dining area with sofa bed on the ground floor, with a bedroom (with twin beds or a double) and bathroom with shower above.

This cottage is perfect for a couple with a baby or small child.

Room 3

The Hayloft House: 

One bedroom on the ground floor features bunk beds (the bottom one is a small 120x200 double), and the second mezzanine bedroom features a large 180x200 double bed . The living/dining area also includes a sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. The cottage includes a private garden and pretty terrace and is perfect for families.

sleeptime

  • Travel cots
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby phone
  • Room darkening curtains/blinds
  • Security bed rail

bathtime

  • Baby bath
  • Baby shampoo&gel
  • Bath toys
  • Baby bath

on the raod

  • Stroller/pushchair
  • Infant car seat
  • Booster seat
  • Rain cover for stroller
  • Sunshade for stroller

feeding time

  • High chair
  • Steriliser
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby cutlery & tableware
  • Bibs

play time

  • Indoor toys & books
  • Outdoor area with games & toys
  • Playground on site and nearby
  • Beach toys
  • Beach tent
  • Fenced outdoor swimming pool

pooh time

  • Diaper changing table
  • Diapers and wipes on request
  • Potty

protection

  • Stair gates
  • Fenced swimming pol
  • Balcony netting/protection

other

  • Washing machine
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Doctor on call
  • Shopping possibilities close by
  • Pre-arrival shopping service available
  • Plastic toddler steps
  • Cleaning service
  • Laundry service
  • Toddler step

Activities for kids

AT THE COTTAGES

Alpacas

A family of alpacas are kept in an enclosure and can be freely visited by children and adults alike. These affectionate and endearing creatures are sure to charm young and old alike.

Playground

A well-equipped communal playground has all sort of toys for little ones, including a playhouse, swings, slides, tractors and toys.

Library

A library in the main house is stocked with novels, maps, travel guides and books for adults,  plus toys, children’s books and DVDs.

Pool

A 14.5 x 4.5 metre pool is fully fenced making it safe for children, while parasols, sun loungers and exceptional views also make it an inviting spot for parents to relax with a glass of wine.

FURTHER AFIELD

Waterparks

The Tavernelle water park features two indoor and two outdoor pools with water slides, surrounded by lawns. The Sansepolcro water park also has two pools, slides and a diving board. A large play area and space for picnics makes it a good bet in summer.

Citta Della Domenica Park

A zoo and adventure park on the outskirts of Perugia, featuring both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for families with young children. 

Chocolate tour

Tour the Perugina chocolate factory and museum in Perugia. One-hour tours are available in various languages and include a taste of different chocolates!

www.perugina.it

Ramba Zamba

A large indoor play centre on the outskirts of Assisi this is a good option in cooler weather. There is a nice restaurant and bar and activities to keep children and adults happy for hours.

Activo Park

An outdoor activity park  with obstacle courses involving zip lines and rope bridges as well as a water slide with inflatable tubes. There are activities suitable for all age groups.

Pinocchio Park

A theme park near Florence based on the fairytale, the park features statues and fountains of the Pinocchio characters, a puppet show and wonderful gardens.

Marmore Waterfalls

The spectacular Marmore waterfalls are located close to Terni in Southern Umbria. At 165 metres in height they are the tallest man made waterfalls in the world, created by the Romans.

Lake Trasimeno

Only 20 minutes from the property this lovely lake offers all sorts of recreational opportunities: sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding and boat trips to the islands. There are also plenty of walks on shore, museums, craft shops and restaurants.

Walks

There are lots of easy one and tow hour walks in the valley and your hosts can provide you with maps and directions, or organize a local guide.

 

 

 

Activities for adults

Golf

The championship Antognolla Golf Course is just five minutes away and offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to play on an expertly designed course. Includes a driving range, clubhouse and pleasant restaurant.

Wellness

Choose to have your hosts book a masseur to come to you at your cottage, or indulge in a few hours at the full serve spa 10 minutes away, where you can enjoy the thermal pools, hydro-massage baths, a Turkish bath and a small café.

Markets

Food is an essential part of the Umbria experience and the colourful markets which take place in the surrounding villages are well worth a visit, not just for a glimpse of local life, but also for a taste of the region’s high quality olive oil, pecorino cheese, porcini mushrooms and roast suckling pig.

Truffle hunting

A foodie’s dream, a nearby hotel can take you out truffle hunting in the woods. This is followed by a truffle-themed tasting menu.

Wineries

Several nearby vineyards and wineries offer tours and tastings followed by a delicious meal.

DAY TRIPS

Perugia

An hour’s drive away, Perugia is a vibrant city with a rich artistic past. Spend a day exploring the submerged tunnels beneath Piazza Italia, the maze of medieval alleys and the collection of fine art within the Palazzo del Priori.

Assisi

The Basilica di San Francesco is Assisi’s star attraction, not only for its architecture but for also for the impressive collection of fine art within it. Aside from the basilica, the narrow streets and open squares are fun to explore and the ancient, pink stone houses are particularly pretty.

Florence

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, can be visited in day, by car or train. Top sights in Florence include the Uffizi Gallery, the oldest art gallery in the world, the medieval cathedral with its iconic dome, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, lined with jewellery shops, and Michaelangelo’s David, at the Galleria dell’Academia.

 

 

 

The Area

Located 1.5 km down an unpaved road, the Umbrian Country Cottages are wonderfully secluded, yet only a 5 drive from the nearest village. The immediate surroundings are a patchwork of rolling fields, olive groves and vineyards, with views that go on forever.

The tranquil setting makes slowing down easy and there are plenty of gentle walks accessible from the property, but for those who want to explore Umbria’s charming hill towns, it’s also perfectly positioned for easy day trips.

In summer, Lake Trasimeno’s shallow waters are great for sailing, swimming and meals at the water’s edge, whilst visits to local markets offer foodies the opportunity to taste the regions cheeses, olives and produce, and wine touring offers the possibility of sampling some fine local vintages. 

The charming capital Perugia is less than a half hour’s drive away, and numerous other well-known towns are only a little further afield.

Umbria also has a busy calendar of local festivals and events, which offer a genuine insight into local culture and traditions, so check with your hosts what is happening during your stay.