We went there with my 17 year old son, and 18 month old baby girl and stayed in the 2 bedroom top apartment. It is exactly as they describe, and if anything, even more beautiful.
The location is very remote, so if it's lots of local culture and restaurants you're after, this is not the place for you. However, if it is glorious real Italian countryside you want, with superb wine and the best olive oil you'll ever taste, then this place is perfect! Paul and Anita are delightful landlords who understand what it is to have young kids (they have 2 of their own). The pool is lovely and a very welcome relief from the midday heat (we were there for 1 week from 13th to 20th July).
Get a good map and go and explore the area - lots to do and see. The local vineyards do great tours and food, and Paul makes his own superb olive oil which you can buy - I wish we'd bought more!!
Paul and Anita offer some on-site services, but it's worth remembering that this is a self-catering holiday, not a hotel, and they live there too, with their own lives to lead. It's not an issue if you get the perspective right.
As a rustic, remote and peaceful location, it is just about perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful Umbrian stone farmhouse was restored in 2005 and converted into 3 luxury self catering holiday apartments with swimming pool. Santa Chiara is set amongst lush gardens of Oleander, Hibiscus and Figs and has its own Olive Grove with over 100 trees. The house offers fantastic uninterrupted views down the rolling green valley with the imposing figure of Monte Tezio and its nature reserve dominating the horizon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa Chiara Pierantonio, Italy - Province Of Perugia