San Gregorio - Solfagnano - Umbria

Pleasingly indulgent and perfectly placed for sightseeing. Splendid views, an Italian billiard table, a fridge by the pool and a unique rose garden!

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3

Available: June - September
Pool: Private pool
Open: June - September

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San Gregorio is a rare blend of the traditional and the up-to-date

San Gregorio is a rare blend of the traditional and the up-to-date

It has a wonderful uninterrupted view over the Umbria countryside

It has a wonderful uninterrupted view over the Umbria countryside

A delicious barbecue down by the pool

A delicious barbecue down by the pool

The beautiful setting of the pool as seen from the house

The beautiful setting of the pool as seen from the house

The Italian billiard table together with the new telescope

The Italian billiard table together with the new telescope

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Summary

Upper floor:
1 double bedroom* with en suite bathroom with bath tub,
1 bedroom* with 2 beds with en suite bathroom with shower,
sitting room,
farmhouse kitchen with dishwasher.

Lower floor:
1 double bedroom,*
bathroom with bath tub,
huge sitting room with Italian billiard table,
kitchen with dishwasher,
laundry room with washing machine and clothes dryer.

* All bedrooms have air conditioning

Domestic help Monday - Saturday, barbecue, broadband (wifi), phone, stereo, TV, pool towels, covered parking, cook available


Pool info: Private pool, 36 ft x 16 ft

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Description

A tarmac lane, lined with ancient umbrella pines, leads you up to this quiet country house just over 10 miles north of Perugia and only a couple of miles from the main north-south highway. The original chestnut ceiling beams and the authentic doors and windows, with ingenious old catches, discreetly make the point that this is the genuine article. There are cool terracotta tiles underfoot as you step out of bed and wander into the big farmhouse kitchen for a reviving espresso.

You enter the ground floor of the house by either the huge sitting room, with lots of inviting sofas, an Italian billiard table and a telescope for scanning the skies, or via a small but well-equipped kitchen. This conveniently opens straight onto the splendid shady dining terrace - one of a plethora of pleasant outdoor sitting areas. There’s also a handsome double bedroom, with views across to hilltop Civitella, and a simple bathroom on this floor.

Outside, brick steps lead to an airy loggia on the upper floor, where you enter the original farmhouse kitchen with its old dining table, open fireplace and authentic atmosphere of times past (plus all the modern gadgets every cook could wish for). The pretty sitting room on this floor has glorious views from its deep windows. There's another double bedroom and a third bedroom with two single beds on this floor too, each with en suite bathrooms. All three bedrooms have air conditioning.

A vineyard and olive trees cover much of the 2½ acre grounds, while around the house there’s a beautiful well-established flower garden. An old arched barn provides shaded parking and there's even a fridge by the pool to ensure well chilled bubbly is always to hand. No wonder San Gregorio is one of Summer's Leases most popular villas.

Reviews
Judith Unwin, North London (5 star client), 2016
Marvelous, marvelous location: pool & view (& garden furniture) perfect! House great, no complaints at all about it. Cleanliness standards excellent, abundance of towels & sheets, lots of good kitchen equipment etc.

An ‘added extra’ was the plucking of produce (by invitation I hasten to add!) from the glorious garden ...


Don & Diana Risling, Vancouver (5 star clients)
We had the most perfect holiday at San Gregorio. We had no problem finding our way around the area and in fact travelled about more than we had planned as it rained 6 of the 10 days we were there. The rain in no way affected our enjoyment of the house. To sit on either of the covered patios in the evening with a glass of local wine, gazing across the fields, while thunder and lightning surrounded us......well it was pure heaven!! John gave us wonderful advice and was patient with our many questions and what a gem you have in Rita! She cooked for us four times and every meal was memorable. Fresh, simple ingredients and the best olive oil we have ever tasted. We had no problem communicating with her and in fact we added at least 10 new Italian words to our limited vocabulary. We must learn more of the language before we return next year.

How wonderful it would be to come during the harvesting of the grapes or the olives. Diana is an avid gardener and spent hours just walking around the grounds, marvelling over the beauty. At one point she counted 153 rose bushes. What hard working gardeners you have, we barely even noticed their comings and goings. I have no doubt there are many nice homes for lease in the area, but none could possibly come close to the beauty of the grounds of San Gregorio. To sum up, Alison, we had fun, we relaxed, we loved every minute of our holiday and look forward to our return *. Thanks so much to yourself and Bob for all your help and advice, Summer’s Leases will be highly recommended to our friends who travel to Italy.


Harry Nealy, Michigan
This is a very nice spot for a quiet vacation ..We were there for 5 weeks and got to know it quite well ..The house is large and consists of 2 separate living quarters ..It is an old italian villa that has been modernized to a nice comfort level ..However the soft furnishings are older and could be replaced ..Outside the gardens are magnificient and the views of Italian farmland are breathtaking ..The area is private and the countryside invites long walks ..Highly recommended ..


Toft Schwarz, Copenhagen
We had a fantastic week at San Gregorio. Sunny & hot weather, very nice pool area with a fantastic view and superb garden.

Really a relaxing holiday for our family (Anne, Henning, Jonathan (6 years) & Mikkel (8 Years) and my parents in law.
View over garden and pool
Jonathan & Mikkel in the pool


Fran and Adrian Beale, Houston
We had a wonderful holiday at San Gregorio. It was a wonderful house - very spacious, well furnished and equipped and in a beautiful setting. It was the best villa we have stayed in with Summer's Leases (and as you know, we have stayed in a few over the years!)

John, the local agent, and the housekeeper were very good. Nothing was too much trouble and we were able to have a very relaxing time.
The villa in its setting
The view from our bedroom window


Sally Hoare, Takapuna, NZ
The arrangements worked beautifully. John kindly collected our daughter and her husband from the train, Saturday pm and had left food in the house for us, as they were without transport at that stage. The rest of us arrived on Sunday morning.

The house was clean and neat and we thoroughly enjoyed every day at San Gregorio, an idyllic setting. We thought that the house was well priced, given that three couples each had a good-sized bedroom with its own en suite bathroom.

We had Rita to cook for us twice and we greatly appreciated not having to locate a restaurant and drive home on unfamiliar rural roads after enjoying local wines. Rita was friendly and efficient and a wonderful cook yet we were left to enjoy our meal in the privacy of the family.

The ‘house book’ is a great institution. We were impressed by the efficiency of the Summer’s Leases team and will certainly recommend the agency to our friends and relations in New Zealand.


Lucy Clark, South East London
The property was absolutely perfect for us. We took my parents and they stayed in the downstairs section. This gave us the option of space apart if we wanted it!


Loretta Prentice, Surrey
San Gregorio is a delightful property, very secluded and with fantastic views. Both kitchens were well stocked and the property was kept very clean and well looked after by Rita who came in every day except at weekends. She also cooked us two lovely meals. We found John extremely courteous and helpful and very willing and able to assist with any problems we had. Both John and Rita managed to be available and around without being intrusive.

The photos do not do the property justice: it has wonderful charm and is very comfortable and nicely furnished. The pool was glorious and there are plenty of loungers and swimming towels available. The pool table was also a great success!


Tom Burns, Oxford
Delightful house - even nicer than the photos suggested. The owner’s personality infused it without intruding and Maria and Elio were real delights.

Wonderful garden and pool.


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


Prices
Price per week (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates for 2018 Rent
Jun 2 2018-Jun 30 2018EUR 2,550
Jun 30 2018-Aug 25 2018EUR 3,190
Aug 25 2018-Sep 29 2018EUR 1,950
Guide prices use current conversion rates
Private pool open June - September
Our price includes all taxes and utilities. There are no extras.
This property is charged in Euro
Location
Solfagnano 1½ m
Perugia 13 m
Montone 15 m
Assisi 21 m
Gubbio 25 m
Sansepolcro 34 m
Cortona 35 m
Ancona 82 m
Florence 98 m
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