Borgo Incantevole

Rustic Luxe $2,201 - $3,179 / night Bed: 13 - 15   Bath: 15.5 Pax: 26 - 38  

"Enchanting private hamlet on the Tuscan border.” - Reviewed by Deborah

This fully-restored medieval hamlet is a fabulous find for families and friends searching for the perfect setting for a luxury reunion, a breath-taking rural wedding, or indeed to organise an upscale yoga and meditation retreat. With five self-contained homes sharing a picturesque estate that includes a clubhouse in a renovated 13th-century chapel and a large swimming pool with sauna and tennis courts, Borgo Incantevole is like having a boutique resort all to yourself.

Remote and totally private, the 6.5-hectare estate has staggering views of the beautiful Niccone Valley. You will feel like you are the only souls for miles around. To reach the hamlet, guests drive through forest and avenues of trees, following a road that seems to spiral into nowhere. That’s when you know magic is about to happen.

Upon arrival, you will notice three apartments are housed within the main cluster of medieval buildings near the Chapel clubhouse. Two more recently-built cottages are in secluded areas within the estate. The residences and all communal facilities are rented as a whole for the exclusive use of your group.

The beauty of this historic hamlet for large groups is that each residence has its own kitchen, dining room, living room with TV and outside dining area. They all have access to the Chapel with its huge dining room, sociable lounge and flat-screen TV.
The Chapel functions as the estate’s own private restaurant, complete with an industrial kitchen used by staff only to prepare your meals upon request. Outside the Chapel is a fabulous area for enjoying meals together as a group.

The retreat’s secluded location is no disadvantage for guests wishing to explore Umbria and Tuscany. It is perfect for cycling and walking, and you are within easy distance of great attractions such as Cortona, made famous by the novel and movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Lake Trasimeno where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing and waterskiing, and the mystical medieval town of Assisi. Furthermore, Perugia is only an hour away by car to the south and Arezzo an hour to the north.