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Rural location, traditional characteristic colonica -Tuscan/Umbrian border

Umbertide, Umbria, Italy
Rates from EUR €280 | Weekly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From September 17, 2024 until October 16, 2024


A perfect place to get away and immerse yourself in natural surroundings in an ancient building which was once a Roman watchtower; be in nature, relax, write, chill and create! For the right kind of people, my home on the Tuscan/Umbrian border can be your base for a very rewarding and peaceful stay in the countryside of Umbria, Italy in authentic Italian ambiance. If you want to come to live in a home, not a tourist rental, something original and imaginative, comfortable and cozy, you will like my home. Imagine looking at these views every day, all pictures were taken from immediately around the house. The ever changing light creates such beautiful scenery. Although this "apartment" is part of a larger building, it does not feel like an apartment. My longtime neighbors are discreet, keep to the other side of the building, and are of help when needed. Family meals can be arranged or prepared meals by Sergio who is a professional chef, or Emma and Soudy who are excellent chefs and know how to good vegan very creatively. My quiet unique one bedroom place is ideal for study and contemplation; writers, artists, art historians -come and enjoy my unique home, I now live part time in Greece. Casa del Grano is not far from San Sepolcro, Gubbio, Siena is an hour away, Cortona, a half hour's drive. Mercatale di Cortona is the closest village. Plentiful shopping choices and a weekly market are to be found in Umbertide. The countryside here is just too beautiful to describe and my part of the colonica is the ancient Roman Watchtower; here you are surrounded by history -this farmhouse is part of the Sorbello Castle Estate the fortress/castle is just across the valley, many small hill towns with Assisi or Perugia are less than 40 minutes away. As I am located on the Tuscan-Umbrian border, you get the best of both worlds for touring the hill towns. While I find this place fascinating, it is to some quite rustic. This is not a remodeled Tuscan villa. Casa del Grano is a place for enjoying peace and quiet, nature, and history, it is welcoming and comfortably furnished with antiques and period pieces;I am an artist, traveller, and a sailor. My home is filled with curious and beautiful objects that I have collected in my travels and original artworks; it is a cozy place for one or two guests. Available at other times than listed, please inquire. Heating in the winter is extra, it is expensive. In the winter, I live with layers on, and use the wood burning stove. A deposit of $70/week or $200/month to cover utilities will be required for winter stays. You will be reimbursed for any overpayment.




700 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From September 17, 2024 until October 16, 2024

Minimum Stay

14 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: all inquiries welcome


House in Umbertide, Umbria, Italy

Closest University


Nearby Universities


Nearby Cities

Cortona | Umbertide | Perugia | Gubbio

Comments: quiet,rural,pastoral, hillside, woods & farmland

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €280 Weekly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: 10 days 370, 2 weeks 570 euro, 3 weeks 770 one month 950


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: we are 15k from Umbertide with all major services. 1K of white(dirt) road.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with plants or garden

minor maintenance, some pruning, cleaning

Comments: a lower rate available at certain times of year in exchange for some help





High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking



Temperature Control








Comments: wifi available (it is possible to purchase pay as you go locally for a better connection) it is sufficient for normal work. I do not have a highspeed internet connection.


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Listing Owner

Member Since 2008

Trust Score (29)
Individual Outside of Academia

Listing Owner

Member Since 2008

Trust Score (29)
Individual Outside of Academia
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