Tuscany and Umbria,Perugia
13 - 15 Bedrooms   15.5 Bathrooms 26 - 38 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Enchanting private hamlet on the Tuscan border.

"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, it’s 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.

Special Features

  • Exclusive use of the whole estate
  • Each residence has its own kitchen, dining room, living room and outside dining area.
  • Clubhouse in a renovated chapel
  • Areas for al fresco dining and socializing
  • Tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Large swimming pool
  • Extensive gardens and parklands
  • Alarm system throughout and safes in each bedroom
  • A/C, Heating and Wi-Fi
  • Live-in staff with independent lodgings

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Five independent homes offer comfortable rustic accommodations ideal for groups of up to 26 guests in 13 bedrooms. With the sofa beds and extra beds for children, there’s the potential of sleeping a maximum of 38 people.

In addition, guests have the option of occupying 2 bedrooms above the Chapel clubhouse plus 2 basic service rooms. Note that these rooms do not have access to kitchen facilities and are generally reserved as a last option.

Most bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Bathrooms are very clean though somewhat dated in terms of décor. Overall, bedrooms are comfortable and in keeping with the general classic ethos of the whole estate.

GENISTEAE APARTMENT
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms sleeps 8 guests + 1 in extra bed

BEDROOM 1
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

BEDROOM 2
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. Bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet shared with Bedroom 3.

BEDROOM 3
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. Bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet shared with Bedroom 2.

BEDROOM 4 – GROUND FLOOR
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo plus bathtub safety rails.

LIVING ROOM
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 1 – Sofa bed.

CYPRESS APARTMENT
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6 guests + 2 in double sofa bed

BEDROOM 5
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed or two Twins. Access to patio. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo, double vanity and bidet.

BEDROOM 6
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

BEDROOM 7
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2-3 – King-size bed or two Twins plus space for an extra bed. Big en-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

LIVING ROOM
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Sofa bed. Bathroom with shower and bidet.

OLIVE APARTMENT
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 guests + 1 in extra bed

BEDROOM 8
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2-3 – King-size bed or two Twins plus space for an extra bed. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

BEDROOM 9
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed or two Twins. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

LIVING ROOM
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 1 – Sofa bed.

IL PICCOLO COTTAGE
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

BEDROOM 10
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed or two Twins. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

BEDROOM 11
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – French (Double) bed. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

BEDROOM 12
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed or two Twins. Shared bathroom with shower and bidet.

LEMON GROVE COTTAGE

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 guests + 1 in extra bed

BEDROOM 13
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★Sleeps 2-3 – King-size bed or two Twins plus space for an extra bed. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

RENOVATED CHAPEL
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 guests + 2 service bedrooms

BEDROOM 14
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2-3 – King-size bed plus space for an extra bed. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

BEDROOM 15
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Queen-size bed or two Twins. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo, double vanity and bidet.

SERVICE ROOM A
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 1 – Twin bed. Very basic. Shared bathroom with bathtub/shower combo and bidet.

SERVICE ROOM B
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 1 – Twin bed. Very basic. Shared bathroom with bathtub/shower combo and bidet.

ALL BEDROOMS IN THE MAIN RESIDENCES INCLUDE HOTEL-QUALITY SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, BATHROBES, ARTISAN TOILETRIES, HAIRDRYERS, SAFES, BLACKOUT CURTAINS, INDIVIDUAL A/C, HEATING AND WI-FI.

Living Areas

This property is an absolute treat for both large groups of friends and family as well as groups that might not know each other well when they first arrive – such as when organising a wellness retreat or luxury team building event.

Besides sharing lovely common areas such as the Chapel clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and grounds, each home has its own kitchen, dining room and living room with TV and telephone. You can enjoy private outside areas, too.

The décor in the homes is rustic and comfortable, reminiscent of a glamorous past. The renovated chapel exhibits beautiful details such as soothing frescoes and paintings. It’s a great place for your whole group to come together, with board games, DVDs, Sky TV and books. Here, you can collect the rackets and balls for use in the tennis courts.

  • Large clubhouse in a renovated 13th-century chapel
  • Fully-equipped kitchen in each home plus an industrial-capacity staff kitchen in the Chapel clubhouse
  • TV in each residence plus Sky TV in the clubhouse
  • A/C, heating and Wi-Fi

Gorgeous Gardens

Situated within extensive grounds surrounded by countryside, Borgo Incantevole is a magical retreat in nature. Lush, verdant gardens unite all the residences and common areas on this estate. Forests, fig, pomegranate and olive trees abound as do landscaped gardens and lawns. You can enjoy lovely walks without leaving the estate.

The pool house provides a shower, service bathroom and a lovely sauna to complement the large swimming pool and its many sun beds. The tennis court and practice court enjoy a secluded setting with amazing views.

  • Private pool
  • Sauna upon request ($)
  • 1 tennis court and 1 practice court
  • Extensive grounds and gardens
  • Multiple areas that can be set up for picnics and more formal dining upon request

Rental Price Includes

  • Cleaning and linen changes
  • Wi-Fi connection

Know Before You Go

  • Half and full board options available
  • Classical style with renovations completed in the 1990s
  • Rustic charm in absolute seclusion
  • Lots of stone stairs inside the two apartments in the main hamlet area.
  • A permanent resident has an apartment in the Hamlet, but only visits a couple of times a year.
  • Overnight stays in Italy’s popular tourist destinations are subject to a daily tourist tax payable to the host upon arrival or check out. Between 1-5 Euros per night per person depending on the location.

Staff and Services

  • Cleaning every 3 days
  • Sheets changed once a week

Kids Services & Activities

  • Kid-friendly property
  • Highchairs and cribs available upon request

Pet Policy

  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Antiquing, churches, monuments, sightseeing, walking, wineries, museums.

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations.
  • Other services may be available – just ask!