Santa Giuliana, San Giovanni Del Pantano Perugia, Umbria€5,000/Weekly
Chiesa Del Carmine, Sleeping 14
Villa - Perugia Umbria
Chiesa del Carmine is the ancient church on the Carmine Estate, located in the heart of Umbria, only 20 minutes north of the cosmopolitan city of Perugia and close to the borders of Tuscany.
Carmine estate is privately owned and has been lovingly restored over the last 5 years by the present owners. What was once an abandoned valley is now a thriving farm including an ancient olive grove, 3 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.
Chiesa del Carmine has been restored along with its adjoining farmhouse into a simple but elegant country house which sleeps 14, with precise attention to detail and use of the very best of local materials, producing accommodation of outstanding quality.
The property is divided into two structures, the first the ancient church and the second the farm house.
The ancient church features a large well equipped kitchen, a dining room and a large drawing room in the main section of the church.
The restored farmhouse features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms: five ensuite double bedrooms, one double room and one single room (with a basin), which share a bathroom. There is another small single room with a basin, which can share a bathroom.
Accommodation: Ancient Church
The main 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 good entertainment space. The large floor to ceiling glass window provides a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. There is a large pull-down screen and projector, perfect for watching films, sport, matches etc.
Off this main room is a dining room, able to seat 14. There is a wood-burning stove for cooler days. Doors from the dining room lead onto an outdoor dining terrace, with a covered pergola to provide shade, a large table and dining chairs, to comfortably seat 14 or more.
The kitchen is located at the front on this property. It is very well equipped and includes a double oven and 6 gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There is also a small kitchen table and chairs. A toilet (suitable for the disabled) is located here.
The kitchen leads onto outdoor dining terraces with barbeque facilities, each providing shade during the day.
The farmhouse is a beautiful 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.
Assisi is a large double bedroom, with a terrace. The ensuite bathroom has a shower and free-standing bath, with lovely views down the valley. There is a generous sized double bed.
Pierantonio is a double bedroom, with its own stone terrace; it has an ensuite bathroom with shower. The bed can be made into two singles if needed.
Antognolla is a double bedroom that is suitable for disabled use; it has its own terrace and an ensuite bathroom with shower. As above, the bed can be double or two singles.
La Bruna is a small room with a single bed, hand basin, small fridge and kettle. It would be suitable for an older child or teenager.
In addition there is a small laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
Umbrellas are available (just in case!) in the entrance hall.
Stone stairs from the vaulted hallway lead to the first floor where there are 4 further bedrooms and an additional sitting room.
Monte Corona, the master bedroom, has a large double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a large fireplace, private terrace and outdoor stairs, giving it its own entrance.
Monte Acuto is a double room with ensuite bathroom with shower. The bed can become two singles if necessary.
Monte Tezio is similar to Monte Acuto, but has a bathroom right next to it which can also be used by guests using the sitting room. Again, the double bed can be two singles.
Monte Subasio is a charming small room with a single bed and its own hand basin. The nearby bathroom next to Bedroom 6 can be shared with this room.
Sitting Room. The rooms all lead onto the centrally located sitting room, with comfortable sofa, stereo system, satellite TV and a well-stocked bookcase. There are also games, toys for different ages, and pens, paints and drawing paper for children. There is a wood-burning stove for cooler days.
Swimming Pool and Gardens
The property has stone terraces surrounding it and there are beautiful landscaped gardens, with young Olive trees, Umbrella pines, Cyprus trees, Lavender, Rosemary…and much more. There are big flower-filled terracotta pots around the church and house.
Between the farmhouse and the church there is a stone terrace with wide steps, where you can sit on cushions and enjoy the view.
There are two shady dining areas with large tables seating up to 14, one under a pergola next to the dining room and another under a large Holly Oak. There is barbecue nearby.
There is a pond (toddler-safe) with a fountain, and nearby a shady place to sit and contemplate, read or just simply be. Above this is an area with a vegetable garden where guests can take their pick for dinner.
The swimming pool is reached via a ‘Roman’ walkway, bordered by an avenue of Cyprus and Holly Oak. Around the pool area is a low fence for safety.
The property and beyond the garden is a field, planted with very young trees of various varieties, which will become a truffle wood in about seven years time. This field leads down to the banks of a stream (which is often dry in the summer months). The entire property is fenced.
Each ground floor bedroom has its own terrace with seating, and the master bedroom has an outside staircase and terrace.
The 15 x 5.5 m swimming pool is located in a quiet and secluded position. It has a shallow section leading into the main pool which is perfect for young children. There are 10 sunbeds, 6 large umbrellas, tables and chairs, outdoor heated shower and a toilet inside the underground pool house.
A large pergola provides shade, and there is a fridge to keep drinks cool, with a storage cupboard for glasses etc.
The area around the pool has been fenced for safety but this does not impose on the wonderful views
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