|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
- Situated on its own 4 hectares of farmland in a rural valley, the house looks across to the ancient hilltop village of Capitone,
- ~10km from Narni, with easy rail access to all major tourist hotspots including Rome, Perugia and Florence, home to the ancient Ponte d'Augusto
- ~15km from Amelia
- close to Orvieto, Spoleto & Todi
- 1 1/2 hours by car to Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini
This 285m2 house was built using authentic old style building materials to create a comfortable airy typically Umbrian country house, completed in 2010. Exposed beams and terracotta tiles are used throughout.
It is built on two levels and ground level consists of a large living /dining area with open fireplace and kitchen opening onto a 50m2 pergola-covered outside area, perfect for al fresco dining, and one bedroom with shower / WC / bidet. The second level comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and loggia. Each bedroom has 2 beds. Views from all rooms are spectacular. There is an extra bed.
The garden is simple with lawns terraced down to a 10 m pool. Corgneda is peaceful in beautiful countryside and offers the holiday maker a place to chill as well as proximity to historic sites, good local food and wine and a variety of outdoor activities. There is a great variety of scenic walking routes straight from the house.
Travel Arrangements: Airports: Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino ; travel from Rome airport to Corgneda either by train to Narni Scalo or by car (120km).
Trains stations : Narni Scalo (~5km), Terni, Orte
Car hire : most major car rental companies are represented in Terni and Rome airport.
Directions: From Rome airport, take the GRA (blue) to Rome and follow signs to A1 (green), Firenze (GRA is the motorway that circles Rome, A1 is the main north – south motorway from Milan to Naples), take exit 10 off GRA to A1, Firenze Go through toll gates, cost will be less than €10 from Rome to Orte. Go up A1 for ~ 65 km to Orte turn off. Pay your toll then turn right : follow signs to Terni / Perugia. Before you reach Terni take turn off to Narni Scalo / Capitone.
This beautiful Umbrian country home can be described as nothing less than idyllic. A friend and I were looking for an escape from the intense summer heat and humidity in Venice and were lucky enough to spend a glorious long weekend here.
Yes it is a farmhouse in the sense that it is on a small holding and surrounded by quaint farms but the interior decor and quality of the facilities elevates this farmhouse to a luxury retreat, all the while maintaining that sense of homely comfort which ensures maximum relaxation in a stunning setting.
Points of interest such as Orvieto and the Umbrian winelands are easily accessible and the swimming pool was a very welcome addition during the long summer days.
We had as much fun exploring the countryside as we did relaxing and reading in the garden, cooking up Italian feasts in the great kitchen and enjoying the late sunsets from the upstairs balcony.
Umbria is far less "touched" by the herds of foreigners that move through Tuscany so if it is a quiet authentic Italian break you're looking for, look no further. I will be back and I have recommended this property to a number of friends.
* Cleanliness - 10/10
* Maintenance - 10/10
* Customer Service - 10/10
Corgneda is located in southern Umbria, central Italy in the countryside between Narni and Capitone. Narni is the centre most point of the Italian peninsular and is a beautiful, ancient, off-the-main-tourist-route hilltop village, steeped in history and culture. There are many good supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, delis, restaurants and other shops in Narni Scalo and other nearby villages and excellent shopping in Terni, about 15 km away. The ancient towns of Todi, Amelia, San Gemini, as well as mountains, waterfalls (Cascade delle Marmore) and lakes are close by. Further afield are Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Gubbio, Citta di Castello, the wine lands of Orvieto, Montepulciano, Spoleto, Montefalco and the “Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso dei Monti Sibillini” in the Sibilline mountains with its wild horses. Florence and Rome are 1 -2 hours away by car or train. Umbria is well known for its food, most famously truffles (Norcia), pork, olive oil, wine and “home cooking” cuisine.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
1 Sep 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 2 weeks before arrival. A damage/breakage security deposit of Euro 500 is payable with the final payment and will be returned in full, less the cost of any damages or breakages within 2 weeks of departure.
Utility costs are included in the quoted price for each week.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.