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Chiesa del Carmine

La Bruna, Umbria

Lovingly restored 11th century church and 18th century farmhouse set in rich Umbrian countryside

  • 14
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
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£5005-9009 per week

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 4 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book

Chiesa del Carmine is owned and managed by Chrissie Todd.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Chrissie Todd.

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The highlights
  • Delightful rural retreat spread over two separate buildings in a protected valley with private swimming pool.
  • Stunningly styled interiors with exposed walls, wooden beams and plush furnishings all set off with a beautiful lighting scheme.
  • Chiesa del Carmine has its own organic vegetable garden, and guests are encouraged to pick whatever produce they like.
  • Although advertised as a self-catered holiday, the English speaking on-site managers are happy to arrange for a catering service to any guests who request it.

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You should know
  • A car is recommended for access. Although the small village of La Bruna is only a kilometre away, it has limited services; many of the attractions of the nearby area are only reachable by car.
  • Only one double bedroom on the ground floor has disabled access and bathroom facilities.

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The detail

A remote church and farmhouse set atop a valley in the magnificent Umbrian countryside; Chiesa del Carmine is the ultimate retreat for those seeking to experience a secluded break, while they immerse themselves in the grand history of the locality.

The result of an extraordinary renewal project, the bones of this 11th century church have been carefully restored to their prior glory, while the interior has been transformed to create a stylish modern space. Nowhere is this more apparent than the church’s nave which is now the main daytime living space. It has been renovated to the exact proportions of the original building – including a recently discovered small crypt – and has been done so using locally sourced materials. The result has an authentic yet contemporary feel; the large floor to ceiling glass window provides an airy, spacious sense to the room as well as amazing views of the valley below.

Similar care has been lavished on the 18th century farmhouse. Here the bedrooms are spread out over two floors, able to sleep 14. There is living area and small kitchen in the farmhouse however the main kitchen and dining room are in the church building and contain all the necessary amenities for a night of fine dining in. The real delight here is the two shaded dining areas on the stone terraces outside the property. With the valley stretching out below, you can appreciate the beautiful landscaped gardens lush with young olive trees, umbrella pines, lavender and rosemary to name but a few.

The olive groves and vineyards in the valley are once again being farmed using sustainable organic techniques. The valley contains a number of brilliant walks, allowing you to meander through the farms, and enjoy the striking Umbrian countryside. Should you not feel like walking to get a vantage point on the nearby Monte Tezio, you can just gaze it from afar, relaxing by the brand new swimming pool.

For excursions, nearby is the university city of Perugia. The ancient centre of town is full of monuments to its Etruscan, Roman and medieval past, speaking of its fascinating history. For those looking for something a little less chilled Lake Trasimeno will appeal, with sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing all popular here.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Deluxe
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Mosquito netting
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Netflix
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Table tennis
Nearby
  • Markets
  • Restaurants
  • Pub/Bar
  • Beach (lake)
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
  • Bird watching
  • Art classes
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
£5005-9009 per week
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 4 nights low season & 7 nights high season

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Chiesa del Carmine is owned and managed by Chrissie Todd.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Chrissie Todd.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Low Season - €5500 euros per week
Medium Season - €6000 euros per week
High Season - €7500 euros per week
Peak Season - €9900 euros per week

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