Under renovation

We are currently restoring this property - it is available to rent from August on. Some of the images are examples only.

Price Starting from € 400 per day (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Accessibility The house is not specifically suited to those less mobile, although there is a ground-floor bedroom, it is accessed by two steps.
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Larco


A bijou property for four where original, modern interior design and a sleek pool perfectly offset the vast views of this ancient and beautiful landscape


The magnetic view of soft green hills rolling towards Tuscany has changed little over the centuries. This 16th century farmhouse, however, has seen several restorations, the latest of which has been carried out by our own design team and will be completed in time to welcome our first guests into the new Larco in early summer.

Larco is a two-bedroom villa, with a gorgeous pool, a spacious garden and unrivalled views. The perfect size for a small family or group of friends, the house has two double en-suite bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the other upstairs. Designed for year-round living, it’s as cosy in the cooler months as it is welcoming in the warmer ones, making it ideal for longer ‘workations’, too.

The design team has created a house for 21st century living, while retaining the warmth and feel of the former farmhouse. Traditional cotto floors sit alongside modern resin ones and bleached ceiling beams and an expanse of glass bounce light around the 110sqm interior, where there’s a careful edit of designer furniture, modern art, and inviting books.

Much of the property’s appeal lies in its exquisite setting. The fabulous pool (12m x 4m) was added in 2019 and is protected on two sides by a beautiful stone wall framing the westerly view over the garden and olive trees to the hills beyond. Here, guests are guaranteed front-row seats for the magnificent sunsets.

A shaded porch for dining and lounging makes the most of this ravishing view, while sun loungers by the pool give another angle on the landscape. If you can bear to tear yourself away, the small medieval town of Piegaro is just 2km away and Città della Pieve, a larger hilltop town, is just 15 minutes by car. The perfect place to stroll with an ice cream in hand, you will also find a good selection of restaurants and bars. Other beautiful places, such as Assisi, Lake Trasimeno and Perugia, are sure to entice you with their abundance of culture, ‘cucina’ and unalloyed prettiness.

The villa is part of a bigger building, that is exclusively owned by SpecialUmbria, and our offices are behind the rear wall. Guests are guaranteed their privacy at all times and you won’t even know we are there, especially as Larco feels like a stand-alone property. We have added pictures from our interior design mood boards to the photos below that we will update as soon as the work has been completed.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

Larco has two spacious (22sqm), en-suite doubles, one on the ground floor accessed via two steps, and one upstairs. Traditional cotto floors complement the soft paint colours and the comfy beds made up with beautiful pure linens and just the right number of pillows.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The modern fixtures and fittings, including the mirrors, are matched with characterful wooden furniture and fresh natural paint shades.
High quality waffle towels, including bathrobes.

Kitchen

The brand-new kitchen is expertly equipped with everything that’s required to do culinary justice to the abundance of fresh, local produce. A traditional Italian espresso machine is a must and, whether you live to cook or you prefer to hand over to a chef, you will find everything you need in this delightful, light-filled space. Pans are from the Stanley Tucci collection.

Living rooms

The living room, as with the rest of the property, mixes high-end style with full-on comfort and doesn’t stint on the elements you can’t see in photographs – for example, fast internet is a given. Guests can take their pick of the cream-colour bouclé sofa and the design armchair for relaxing, while the round dining table comfortably seats four. A resin floor, lime-washed wooden beams, a careful edit of design and vintage pieces and double doors to the garden bring light and a natural easy flow to the property. The same thought has gone into the outside spaces where guests will find plenty of room to kick back in comfort.

Other rooms

There’s a utility room next to the pool with a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as room for storage.

Facilities


Cleaning

Luxury pure linen 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. Extra cleaning & linen change service on request €200

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, room fans, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer

Accessibility

The house is not specifically suited to those less mobile, although there is a ground-floor bedroom, it is accessed by two steps.

Outside

Larco is blessed with a large lawned garden, old olive trees that offer shade, and swoon-inducing views over the Umbrian countryside. The pool (12m x 4m) is beautifully sited close to the house with a lawn surround and is protected by stone walls, built from local stone, on two sides. There’s a BBQ and, since relaxation is an art form here, there are sun loungers and parasols as well as comfortable lounge chairs for by the pool or in the garden.

Notes

Larco has been recently fully restored by Special Umbria and we own and manage the property. Our office is attached to the back of Larco, behind the garden wall. However, guests are guaranteed their privacy at all times and you won’t even know we are there. Guests at Larco will find complimentary soap, shower gel and shampoo made in Umbria from bio essential oils.

Availability & Pricing


Under renovation

We are currently restoring this property - it is available to rent from August on. Some of the images are examples only.

daily prices
from 6 January 2024 to 1 June 2024 € 400
from 1 June 2024 to 15 June 2024 € 500
from 15 June 2024 to 14 September 2024 € 550
from 14 September 2024 to 28 September 2024 € 500
from 28 September 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 400
Price on request.
Min stay in High Season is 5 nights. All other Seasons min stay 3 nights.

Mid week and final cleaning: included in the rental price.
Baby cot: EUR 100 each week
Dog stay: On request, EUR 200 each stay

Security deposit: EUR 750 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Flexible arrivals & departures days. Check-in from 4 PM & Check-out latest 10 AM.

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 (25 km). For keen golfers there is a choice of a nine-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in nearby Panicarola (16 km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (28 km), while Antognolla Golf Club, an 18-hole course and one of the best in Italy is 56km away. Tennis is available 2km from the property and horseriding 8km away at Montegabbione.

Specials

SpecialUmbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, such as guided tours of national parks or city culture tours. We can also organise a private chef for your entire stay, someone who can prepare a special lunch, dinner or BBQ when required, or cooking lessons for guests. 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.

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Surroundings


Location
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Surroundings

Piegaro, a sleepy medieval town with a small collection of shops and restaurants including a butcher, baker and greengrocer, a couple of bars, a pharmacy and a church, is just 5km away. Tavernelle di Panicale (9km) on the way to Perugia is a little larger or head to Città della Pieve (13km), Panicale (13km), or Paciano (18km). Lake Trasimeno, with its beaches and water sports, is 25km from the house.

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

Larco 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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