Chiesa del Carmine sleeps 14 people in luxurious surrounds, with a daily maid service and a multi-lingual chef who can serve up everything from simple, light meals to gala dinners, as well as organising cooking classes for adults and children. There is an onsite 11th century chapel and stunning gardens which make for the perfect location for a wedding.
The eight rooms – six doubles and two singles – in the former farmhouse are all different. The double rooms on the upper floor open directly onto the common living room, while the double rooms on the ground floor have private outdoor patios. Chiesa del Carmine also has an organic vegetable garden on site where guests are encouraged to pick their own vegetables, and a pizza oven and barbecue for use.
The property is surrounded by farmland, vines, olive groves and a truffle wood, and the gardens are stunning. Throughout the estate there are mapped walking trails for varying levels and bikes can be hired.
They also have a sommelier who takes tours through the vineyards of the estate and runs tutored tastings of the estate wines with local produce.
Less than five minutes away there is a Robert Trent Jones Jr championship golf course and Umbria’s hill towns and culture are on your doorstep. The hardest part, people find, is to drag their children away from the beautiful pool and start exploring — but there is always the lure of gelato to help with this.