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Casa Cantagallina - Self-catering house in Umbria

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Cantagallina Bassa 4, 06060 Castiglione del Lago, Perugia
Umbria, Italy

Rosemary Morgan

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+44 (0)7921 258481(mobile)

In glorious rural Umbria, a spacious old farmhouse with magnificent views of mountains and Lago Trasimeno, rustic décor and a lovely pool

On a bucolic Umbrian hilltop, a rustic 18th-century farmhouse with oodles of space for large families or groups to spread out and go slow. Rambling gardens shaded with fig, cherry and pear trees slope towards a blissful pool; perch on a sun lounger with a good book and listen to the birdsong. Rosemary has transformed this sturdy old building into a home packed with character and comfort. Beamed ceilings remain and brick arches connect large, terracotta-tiled rooms. A well-equipped new kitchen has a big wooden table for sociable meals; thoughtful welcome goodies including wine, olive oil and jam give you a head-start with your shopping. In sunny weather, eat al fresco under the shade of the pergola, with fabulous views of Lago Trasimeno and the Apennines in the distance. Seven bedrooms, most en suite, are simple, light and airy; cosy sitting rooms on each floor provide escape routes when it's full house and noisy. Play pool and table tennis, or escape to local vineyards for wine tasting, medieval Montepulciano for history and architecture and culture.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Rosemary Morgan:

Local points of interest from
Rosemary Morgan:

  • Cantagallina is a hamlet of 5 houses in the middle of farmed land overlooking Lake Trasimeno, just a few miles from the border between Umbria and Tuscany. There are endless choices of things to do to suit all interests and ages.
  • For those who like wine and food there are good local shops, including weekly markets and farm shops. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking at home, with many cookbooks, or we can put you in touch with local cooks, or you can explore nearby restaurants.
  • There are a couple of vineyards within 6 miles that arrange visits (one stores its maturing bottles in an Etruscan tomb), or visit the enotecas in Montepulciano, the Trasimeno area or, further afield in Montefalco or Orvieto.
  • For those who want more exercise than the pool (12m) offers there are two circular routes from the house for runs of 4-5 miles, tennis, horseriding and golf within 6 miles, windsurfing on the lake and a fantastic shop for cycle rentals in Castiglione
  • For those who just want to chill there are plenty of corners in shade or sun in the garden, beautiful hill towns for some coffee and life-watching. Or be amazed by the exuberant decorations and exquisite pastries at our favourite cafe in Castiglione.
Points of interest

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  • 1 House for 14
Price:(i) 2050 to3600 per week

Cot availble. Extra heating charge in Winter.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights; 7 nights in high season.


Dinner available on request. Restaurants 20-minute walk.




Cantagallina Bassa 4, 06060 Castiglione del Lago, Perugia

Self-catering Casa Cantagallina (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles (en suite), 2 twin/doubles, 2 twins. Cot available.
Price: (i) 2050 to 3600 per week

Rosemary Morgan

Visit website

+44 (0)7921 258481(mobile)