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VILLA IL CONVENTO, pool. Near Assisi. Sleeps up 16

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7 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
16 guests
4 nights minimum
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Main Villa| 5 bedrooms (sleeps up 8) Guest House | 4 + 4 bedrooms (sleeps up 8) Villa il Convento is a former medieval convent converted in charming dwelling with pool, surrounded by silvery olive groves on the top of a hill. It is the ideal place to spend a holiday with the family in the heart of Umbria, in deep contact with nature ans history, feeling the mystical atmosphere of the property. The main villa accomodate up to 8 people, the nearby guests house has 2 indipendent apartments, each one can accomodate 4 people. The entire property slepps up 16. In any case, guests staying at the property will have the exclusive use of the entire property and the pool. LOCATION The famous town of Assisi, with its patron Saint Francis, revered around the world, is just 15 minutes driving distanc...Main Villa| 5 bedrooms (sleeps up 8) Guest House | 4 + 4 bedrooms (sleeps up 8) Villa il Convento is a former medieval convent converted in charming dwelling with pool, surrounded by silvery olive groves on the top of a hill. It is the ideal place to spend a holiday with the family in the heart of Umbria, in deep contact with nature ans history, feeling the mystical atmosphere of the property. The main villa accomodate up to 8 people, the nearby guests house has 2 indipendent apartments, each one can accomodate 4 people. The entire property slepps up 16. In any case, guests staying at the property will have the exclusive use of the entire property and the pool. LOCATION The famous town of Assisi, with its patron Saint Francis, revered around the world, is just 15 minutes driving distance. This is the Wine and Oil district of Umbria, where the best wines and excellent extra virgin oils are produced. Important Umbrian cities and places of interest like Perugia, Spello, Bevagna, Spoleto, Gubbio, Todi, Trasimeno Lake, are around 15/40 minutes driving distance. At easy walking/driving distance there is a small village with basic shops (a small but complete minimarket with bar, green grocery, butchery and bakery). The villa is 5 kms (3.1 miles) from Foligno, with larger supermarkets and shops. Foligno is a fascinating city of art, history and culture. It offers many attractions for visitors, restaurants, museums, parks, monuments and cathedrals. In Foligno there are historic and artistic events throughout the year including historic pageants, art festivals, and food festivals. At easy driving distance is one of the most beautiful Abbeys in central Italy: Abbazia di Sassovivo. Guests of Villa Il Convento can also reach the Abbazia on foot through the olive grooves. There is a large variety of nature walks to experience directly from the Villa. GARDEN AND POOL In the beautiful well-kept park surrounding the villa is the large swimming pool, where guests can admire amazing sunsets and an open view overlooking the entire Umbrian valley and the mountains on the other side. The villa enjoys a secluded location on top of the hill. The park has multiple sitting/lounging areas with umbrellas to enjoy dining alfresco, sunbathing or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets. Just in front of the main villa there is the outside dining area: a smaller garden surrounded by low walls, with a spacious table and an umbrella, 2 smaller tables on the corners, a barbecue and a large hammock near the rose bushes. This garden is shaded by the villa in the first half of the day. The outside dining area can accomodate up to 16 or more people, adding the other tables that are in the park. This garden has a low wooden gate for the safety of children, such as the main doors of the ground floor. The villa has a beautiful night lightening with lights at the buildings facades, led lights around the pool and light spheres in the garden, this makes the atmosphere even more magic. DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA The Villa is a country house that reflects in the decoration and in the furnishings the local traditions and the personal taste of the owners. It is not a modern stylish villa, but has an authentic and country taste. The villa still preserves some of the original features: large fireplaces, arches, exposed wooden beams and uneven terracotta floors. The ancient wooden doors have been preserved and restored and guests can still admire medieval nooks on the stone walls. The villa is on two levels. The main entrance hall consists of a beautiful cloister that serves as a point of connection between the various parts of the house. It is the original cloister where sisters would meet and pray together centuries ago. To one side is the large country kitchen with a wood-fired oven. This area of the Villa provides direct access to the garden once used by the sister's, which is now enjoyed as a garden for outdoor dining. The kitchen also leads to the laundry and ironing room. On the other side of the cloister is the living area of the villa. It is very spacious and consists of a dining room overlooking the pool, a second and smaller kitchen with access to a characteristic stone cave (perfect for storing wine bottles), the billiard room, a corner sofa with television, a reading room, a small bathroom and an elegant living room with a fireplace. There are some dining tables in the villa, one of them can accomodate up to 12 people, another one (on request) can be exceptionally prepared to accomodate up to 20 people, for events or large groups. From the living room a staircase leadsto the first floor which is dedicated entirely to the sleeping area. It consists of three double bedrooms (queen size beds), two single bedrooms, a bathroom with a walk in shower, and a bathroom with a bathtub. In the villa there is a little cave carved into the rock which is now used as wine cellar. Here it is is possible to see the beginning of an ancient underground passage-way that was recently closed. According to legend, the secret passageway connected the Convent to the Benedictine Abbey of Sassovivo a few kilometres away, and was used for meetings between monks and sisters. GUEST HOUSE The villa has a nearby guest house, 30 metres from the main building: a lovely country house inside the same garden and pool area. The guest house has its own outside sheltered dining area. The guest house has been recently restored, new bathrooms and kitchenettes, new beds. it has been tastefully furnished with a modern and simple style. It has 2 indipendent apartments, one of the ground floor and one on the first floor. Each apartment consists of a dining room/kitchenette, two double bedrooms and a bathroom with walk in shower. The apartment on the ground floor has mosquito screens on teh windows, one of the bedrooms on the upper floor has air conditioning because that is the top floor apartment. It is possible to rent just the main villa, or the villa and the entire guest house, or the main villa + 1 apartment. The second apartment, if no needed, will be left locked so that the guests staying at the villa and at the first apartment will have the exclusive use of the property and pool. the guest hosue has no washing machines AMENITIES: Wi-Fi Internet in the villa, guest hosue and the garden Swimming pool Billiard room Outdoor dining and lounging furniture for a large grouo of guests Television with satellite channels Washing machine - Dishwasher Barbecue - Wood Stove Cleaning Service (mid-week) included in the rental rate. Final cleanings to be paid apart. Private parking ROAD The free motorway (E45) access is just 5 minutes driving distance from the villa, from there guests can easily reach the main cities and attractions in Umbria and central Italy. From the motorway, there is a paved country road that leads to the countryside, it becomes unpaved reaching a few houses (pay attention, it is recommended to surround the houses passing on the left, because the road passing through the houses becomes too narrow. After the few houses (Serra Bassa village), turning on the right, the unpaved country road leads to Villa il Convento in a few minutes. It end at the Villa. The unpaved country road is quite narrow but large enough for cars and minivans. DISTANCES: The small village of Uppello: Less than 1 km (easy walking distance) Free Motorway: 4 kms Perugia Airport: 20 Kms Rome Airports: 180 kms Train station: 4 kms Foligno 5 km Spello 10 km Assisi 22 km Trevi 14 km Bevagna 15 km Montefalco 17 km Perugia 38 km Gubbio 64 km Spoleto 30 km Terni 61 km Todi 70 km Orvieto 105 km WHAT TO ENJOY DURING YOUR STAY... ART, (GASTRONOMY/FINE CUISINE), TOURS, NATURE, SPORTS, CULTURE, RELAXATION ·International Art festivals: The most important are the 'Giostra della Quintana' historic festival in June and September, the 'Segni Barocchi' festival in September, and the 'Primi d'Italia' pasta festival in September. · Antique markets (the largest is in Pissignano) · Wine Tours in the vineyards and cellars · Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes in the surrounding forests - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing etc.) · Bike riding (cycle lane from Spoleto to Foligno) · Horseback riding · Truffle Hunting Excursions followed by lunch including truffles · Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany · Cooking Classes in the villa · Gourmet Tours (which include olive oil, cheese, cereals, and cured meats) · Winter fun (snow rackets, trekking/cross country skiing) in the mountains · SPA (an easy driving distance from the villa) · Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs); · Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by a picnic, Farm visits, an outdoor adventure park and more).More
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Languages spoken:English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
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Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Horse Riding Nearby
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