Price From € 1800 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility The house is not specifically accessible for less mobile people, although the ground floor bedroom and bathroom will only have 2 steps above ground level.
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Granarco


The sympathetic renovation of Granarco has resulted in a house full of traditional Italian charm balanced by modern comfort. A large pool was added in 2019, while the mesmerising views of the surrounding hills remain ancient.


Records show that Granarco dates back as far as 1534. A sympathetic restoration by the Special Umbria team in 2017 has added modern comfort and colour to long-standing character and charm.

Traditional cotto floors and high wooden ceilings are the main features of the light and airy 220sq m, complemented by carefully sourced antique furniture, modern art and inviting books.

The outside space at Granarco is as important as the inside and the two are beautifully brought together in the main covered dining porch, with its large wooden table and far-reaching views over the Umbrian and Tuscan hills.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

Granarco has two spacious en suite double bedrooms on the ground floor, accessed via a couple of steps. Upstairs are two further en suite doubles. All the rooms have traditional cotto floors, white walls and bursts of cheerful colour.

Bathrooms

All the bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. The modern fixtures and fittings are offset by traditional mirrors, characterful wooden furniture and colourful artwork. Please note, there are no baths in this property.

Kitchen

Granarco has not one but two kitchens, both on the ground floor. Traditionally designed with cotto floors and marble-tiled splashbacks, they are well equipped with two dishwashers, two fridges, two ovens, and an Illy espresso machine. An abundance of fresh local ingredients, mixed with this fabulous space and time to linger, means cooking at Granarco is a simple pleasure.

Living rooms

The house has cosy corners both inside and out providing a smooth mix of comfort and style. The main living area has a sofa and four armchairs while the dining area comfortably seats eight at a round table. There are two woodburning stoves, which make this a wonderful property for low-season stays, too. There is fast internet and the satellite TV also has Dutch channels. Cotto floors, lime-washed wooden beams and double doors to the garden complete the light, natural flow of the house.

Other rooms

Next to the pool there is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as room for storage.

Facilities


Cleaning

There is an additional weekly cleaning charge of EUR 200 Bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use) are changed weekly. A cleaner also comes briefly, mid-week. The garden is maintained throughout the year.

Amenities

private pool, hob/stove, oven, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, satellite TV, television, wifi, central heating, room fans, cot, high chair, barbeque

Accessibility

The house is not specifically accessible for less mobile people, although the ground floor bedroom and bathroom will only have 2 steps above ground level.

Outside

Granarco is blessed with a large lawned garden, shady olive trees and swoon-inducing views over the Umbrian countryside. The pool is beautifully sited near the house with a lawn surround and is protected by stone walls on two sides. There are pool inflatables and children’s toys available for guest use. Relaxation is an art form here and there are sun loungers and parasols as well as huge lounge pillow chairs for by the pool or in the garden. There are two shaded dining porches on different sides of the house. The larger one overlooks the pool and is connected to the house. It has a big wooden table, artisan light fittings and is a delightful setting for family meals.

Notes

Granarco is managed exclusively by Special Umbria. The Special Umbria office is attached to the back of Granarco, behind the garden wall. However, our guests are guaranteed their privacy at all times. The property is also listed under the name L’Arco, for six guests in three bedrooms.

Availability & Pricing


weekly prices
from 2 January 2021 to 22 May 2021 € 1800
from 22 May 2021 to 12 June 2021 € 3300
from 12 June 2021 to 11 September 2021 € 3500
from 11 September 2021 to 25 September 2021 € 3300
from 25 September 2021 to 18 December 2021 € 1800
from 18 December 2021 to 8 January 2022 € 3300
from 8 January 2022 to 21 May 2022 € 1800
from 21 May 2022 to 11 June 2022 € 3300
from 11 June 2022 to 10 September 2022 € 3500
from 10 September 2022 to 24 September 2022 € 3300
from 24 September 2022 to 17 December 2022 € 1800
from 17 December 2022 to 7 January 2023 € 3300
Price on request.
Weekly cleaning: EUR 200 incl. mid week cleaning.
Baby cot: Free of charge
Extra bed (high quality): EUR 250 per week
Security deposit: EUR 500 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

There are long walks directly from the property, while beach and water-sport facilities are a short drive away at Lake Trasimeno (25km). For keen golfers there is a choice of a 9-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in nearby Panicarola (16km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (28km). Tennis is available 2km from the villa at Piegaro and horseriding 8km away at Montegabbione.

Specials

Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks, city culture tours or other activities. We are able to organise a private chef for your entire stay or someone who can prepare traditional, local food when required. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.

Happenings

The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. A high-quality Palio [Medieval festival] brings Città della Pieve to life in August every year with a variety of activities. Please ask for more details.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Piegaro is a sleepy Medieval town with a small collection of restaurants and shops – a butcher, baker and green grocer, a couple of bars, a pharmacy and a church. Tavernelle de Panicale (9km) on the way to Perugia is a little larger with a greater choice, or you could head to Città della Pieve (13km) or Paciano (18km).

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (45km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (165km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (175km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (190km). Train The train station at Chiusi [22km] is ideal for direct journeys to Rome and Florence. There is car rental available at the station. Road The A1 motorway exits closest to the property are at Fabro (20km) for Rome and at Chiusi (25km) for Florence.

Distances

Granarco is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany, including, Castiglione del Lago (26km); Perugia (35km); Cortona (45km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (45km); Deruta (50km); Orvieto (50km); Assisi (55km); Todi (60km); Gubbio (80km); Montefalco/Bevagna (85km); Spoleto (95km); Siena (105km); Florence (145km); and Rome (170km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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