Chiesa del Carmine is the ancient church on the Carmine Estate which is located in the heart of Umbria, only 20 minutes north of Perugia and close to the borders of Tuscany. Carmine Estate is privately owned and has been lovingly restored over the last 5 years by the present owners. What was once an abandoned valley is now a thriving farm including an ancient olive grove that produces a DOP awarded olive oil, 3 hectares of red and white grapes, a truffle wood and pasture producing a variety of organic produce.
Chiesa del Carmine offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere although the property is not completely isolated. The nearest village of Pierantonio and its shops are a 10 minute drive and the nearest small town of Umbertide is about 15 minutes away.
The property is divided into two structures. The ancient church features a large well equipped kitchen including a double oven, 6 gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. The dining room seats 14 and there is a wood-burning stove for cooler days. The door from the dining room leads onto an outdoor dining terrace, with a covered pergola to provide shade, a large dining table and dining chairs. In the main section of the church there is a magnificent drawing room furnished with comfortable sofas and a grand piano. This room is wonderful for relaxation, yoga or meditation. It is also a good entertainment space. There is a large pull-down screen and projector perfect for watching films.
The 15 x 5.5 mt swimming pool is located in a quiet and secluded position. There are sunbeds, umbrellas, tables and chairs, outdoor heated shower and a toilet in the underground pool house. A large pergola provides shade and there is a fridge to keep drinks cool.
The farmhouse is located across a small courtyard from the church. It is a beautiful large building on two levels. The ground floor has 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have ensuite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms and bathrooms on this floor is suitable for disabled use.
The first floor has 4 bedrooms 2 of which have ensuite bathrooms and the other 2 share one bathroom.
The rooms lead into a central sitting room with a comfortable sofa, stereo system, satellite TV and a well-stocked bookcase.Three of thebedrooms and the living room on the top floorhave air-conditioning. There are also games, toys for different ages, colored pens and drawing paper for children. This room also has a wood burning stove for cooler days.
The Estate has a small private fishing lake with a number of wild carp. Guests are welcome to use the facilities of the lake during the stay. ;
- 8 bedroom country house
- 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Suitable for disabled persons
- 3 bedrooms and the living room on the top floor have air-conditioning
- Internet wi-fi broadband available
- Intercom system between the 2 buildings
- Stereo and I-Pod docking stations throughout the property
- Satellite TV and DVD player and retractable screen for TV
- Pool towels provided
- Hairdryers in each room
- Organic vegetable garden available for guests
- Children's facilities provided upon request including babysitting service