Il Poggio - Agello - Umbria

Il Poggio is a charming rustic retreat for a small family or just a couple. With a fun Jacuzzi tub in the garden, it's also brilliantly located in the beautiful countryside around Lake Trasimeno

Sleeps: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Available: Easter - November
Pool: Jacuzzi tub
Open: May 27 - September 30

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Il Poggio near Umbria's Lake Trasimeno is a homely villa for 3

Il Poggio near Umbria's Lake Trasimeno is a homely villa for 3

The comfy sitting room at Il Poggio. The wood burning stove is a lovely addition for chilly autumn evenings!

The comfy sitting room at Il Poggio. The wood burning stove is a lovely addition for chilly autumn evenings!

The large double bedroom is beautifully furnished with real Umbrian pieces

The large double bedroom is beautifully furnished with real Umbrian pieces

The glorious view from the double bedroom, all the way to the Apennines on the horizon

The glorious view from the double bedroom, all the way to the Apennines on the horizon

The Jacuzzi tub in the garden for a really sybaritic experience! (open end May to end September)

The Jacuzzi tub in the garden for a really sybaritic experience! (open end May to end September)

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Summary

- 1 double bedroom
- 1 bedroom with single bed
- bathroom with shower
- open plan sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining area and kitchen with dishwasher
- Jacuzzi tub in the garden

Welcome/breakfast pack, broadband (wireless), stereo, TV, DVD, covered parking, use of washing machine, mountain bikes.

Delicious authentic home cooking: book a 4 course Umbrian meal served with abundant local wine - 30 euro per person

Estate olive oil on sale


Pool info: Jacuzzi tub, 6 ft x 6 ft

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Description

Il Poggio is another pleasing Umbria villa proposition with that special Summer’s Leases plus! It’s the ideal choice for a small family or a couple in search of a spoiling spot. There's no swimming pool, but there's a fine big Jacuzzi tub in the garden. Bask on a sun bed and then hop in the tub to cool off with a blast of effort-free Jacuzzi toning in the sunshine. There’s delicious home cooking on offer and babysitting too if required. Il Poggio is great! It’s also well placed for sightseeing; you’re barely 15 minutes from the little boats and beaches of picturesque Lake Trasimeno and 30 from the great art of ancient Perugia, the colourful pottery of Deruta and the world class wines made by the Lungarotti family at Torgiano - and that’s to name but a few of the sights to see and the things to do nearby.

Il Poggio lies 1 mile below the thriving hilltop village of Agello, which offers glorious views across the Caina valley from the tumbled ruins of its castle, and is owned by the young couple who live next door with their daughter. You’ll find them - and their friendly dogs - warmly welcoming. About one third of the entire farmhouse has been used to create Il Poggio, a beautifully finished, totally private, first floor apartment. There’s shaded parking in the barn (you can see its sloping roof in our first photo) beside Il Poggio’s front door. Your private garden at the back of the apartment has seriously pretty views; your lawn ends at the beginning of a grove of wonderfully gnarled old olive trees, beyond which are layered picturesque hills. It’s a fine spot for kids and grown-ups alike.

The front door opens onto a flight of terracotta stairs, which lead up to the main room with fine oak beams and traditional tiled floor. At one end, there’s a comfortable sitting room. At the other, a little oak dining table and a beautifully planned and equipped kitchen. Everything is just right: it’s light, bright and delightfully appealing. The kitchen has modern kitchen units which contrast nicely with the old oak beams, a gas cooker, a small fridge with freezer and a dishwasher. There’s a pretty double bedroom and a comfortable single bedroom. Stephie speaks Italian, German and English so you'll have no problems communicating! The whole house is attractively “country style”, as Stephie engagingly puts it and our photos confirm.

Sergio and Stephie will be delighted to sell you their excellent olive oil - from the olive grove at the bottom of your garden. You can also book a home cooked supper on the weekday of your choice: a feast of authentic Umbrian flavours to eat beneath the stars and with no worries about driving home.

Il Poggio has been a Summer’s Leases favourite for many years, and with the Jacuzzi, it’s got even better. Go on, pamper yourselves!!

Reviews
Eddie and Anne Boyd, Scotland, 2016 (5 star clients)
12 years have passed since we visited Il Poggio. What a mistake - we should have returned much, much sooner !

An excellent apartment on a small olive farm just outside the village of Agello.
We received, as before, an extremely warm welcome from Steffi, Sergio, daughter Anna and Nonna Angelina.

A haven of peace and tranquility yet within easy reach of all the good things Umbria and Tuscany have to offer such as quality restaurants, medieval villages, Lake Trasimeno etc.

Our favourite eateries were Masolino in Panicale and Monna Lisa in Castiglione del Lago ( excellent seafood especially spaghetti alle vongole and the calamarrata). Closer to the apartment, about a 10 minute drive Ristorante Al Battibecco in Corciano is vibrant and favoured by locals.

Total relaxation is guaranteed. Walk the dogs, check if the hens have laid eggs and then unwind in the hot tub in the rear garden.

La dolce vita !!

We will return.


Jenny & Michael Blackstaff, Hampshire, 2016 (5 star clients)
Il Poggio is right at the top of the Summer's Leases chart - up there with, for example, Casa di Livia (except that the Poggio dogs don't eat books). Beautifully appointed flat, glorious garden and views, and lovely owners - friendly but unobtrusive.

Having now been there, there are things that we would add to the website that we feel would create a greater "Wow factor" to grab the attention even more. They are as follows:
1. Make explicit in the blurb that visitors are free to wander round and sit in the 3 acres of olive groves that surround the house and come virtually up to it;
2. Add another picture of the near environment; for example a medium zoom of the view of the lovely little hill town of Agello from the house;
3. Also add a picture of Lake Trasimeno. (You mention it in the blurb, but there's nothing like a picture to grab people's attention.) If this were to mean sacrificing one or two pictures of the interior, we think that it would be a price worth paying. What, in our view, really sells Il Poggio, is its peaceful, beautiful environment.

We are currently in the process of trying to sell our house. If and when there is a reasonable degree of certainty in our situation we intend to put in a booking for Il Poggio next year.


Setia Lindsay, Vancouver
Lovely property with a breathtaking view from every window! Sergio and his Mama were wonderful hosts. What a lovely surprise to arrive to a fridge stocked with proscuitto, cheeses, and jam and a bottle of wine! The jacuzzi tub (kept cool for the summer) was a delightful amenity after a long hot day of sightseeing! Mama loves children and the kids really enjoyed her - she even cooled them off with the garden hose one afternoon, which they thought was hilarious!

Do not miss out on the Umbrian dinner!
Fun in the Jacuzzi
View up to villa from garden area


Crispin and Sue Davies, Hythe (5 star clients)
Yet another gem from Summer's Leases. The welcome was excellent from Stephie, Sergio, Anna and the 3 very friendly dogs. Stephie gave us a conducted tour of the apartment and then asked if there was anything else that we needed. The welcome pack was full to bursting and lasted for days.

Whenever we wanted to ask anything Stephie and Sergio were always to hand and very helpful. Having our own car meant that we could buy lots of olive oil - which keeps on reminding us that we need to book for next year!


Pam Tifft, Portland
Our stay with Stephie, Sergio and Angela was magnificent in large part because of these three people and their wonderful dogs Milou, Benno, and Teddy. We had many great conversations and plenty of romps through the fields, as well as a 17th birthday party for our daughter in the garden with lasagna made by Stephie and Angela as a gift for Anika!

We loved the location and the walk up the hill to Agello for food and supplies.... everyone was terribly nice even though our Italian is so limited. We also had the supreme Il Poggio dinner that we still exclaim over when telling friends of that amazing culinary experience. What a fabulous treat that was!


The Hendy family, Dorset
Fantastic property in a perfect location for exploring Umbria and Tuscany. The property owner's were incredibly helpful, finding out train times, showing us the way to station, making sure the hot tub was hot enough (the weather was a little cold, but it was April), nothing was too much trouble. The decor of the property was very tasteful and it was equipped with everything and more that you could possibly need on holiday.

We had the Umbrian supper which was a real treat, the food was fantastic, it is a definite must for anyone staying at the property.


Margaret Stuart, Dumfries (5 star client)
The house is excellent on many counts...

The welcome from Sergio and his Mamma was warm and remained so throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble and any request was met at once, eg a shower attachment to the hose to cool us down in some of the hottest weather they had experienced in their area was provided and was most welcome!! [Webmaster’s comment: this was before the Jacuzzi arrived!]

Mamma was a source of goodies from the garden and from her larder - we shared in the tomato sugo bottling day and enjoyed the outcome.

The Umbrian meal was a great experience, shared with our friends. Mamma cooked for five and we ate the leftovers next day!!!

The location is excellent for sightseeing throughout the central area of Italy with good road and rail links to major cities and lesser known areas. We managed to see a good many hill towns and do some shopping in spite of the temperatures and always were pleased to return “home” to Il Poggio.

The dogs were a bonus for us. We enjoyed their company and the fun of playing with them.

The peace and the luxury of having a little house of one’s own for a few weeks was a great bonus to us. We felt that we were experiencing a real piece of Italian life, especially as the Festa was on in Agello and we were warmly welcomed by the villagers when we joined their al fresco dinners and concerts. We loved the ambience of Umbria and will return again.


Lissa and Dan Hoeprich, Colorado
We loved Il Poggio! The apartment was wonderful as were the grounds and the hosts. It was very convenient for places we wanted to see and very relaxing too. The arrival packet was wonderful plus the kitchen was extremely well stocked. We cooked there every evening, except for Angela's incredible dinner, and all we could need was at hand. We're hoping to return.


5 star clients have been on 5 or more Summer's Leases holidays


Prices
Price per week (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates for 2018 Rent
Mar 24 2018-May 19 2018GBP 390
May 19 2018-Jun 30 2018GBP 440
Jun 30 2018-Sep 1 2018GBP 525
Sep 1 2018-Sep 29 2018GBP 440
Sep 29 2018-Nov 3 2018GBP 390
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Jacuzzi tub open May 27 - September 30
Our prices include all taxes and utilities.
The only extra is the cost of heating in the cooler months.
 
This property is charged in British Pounds
Location
Agello 1 m
Lake Trasimeno 4 m
Perugia 15 m
Chiusi 20 m
Assisi 24 m
Cortona 26 m
Montepulciano 30 m
Ancona 85 m
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