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Chiesa del Carmine  La Bruna, Umbria

Stunning 11th century church set in the rolling hills of Umbria

Chiesa del Carmine

Chiesa del Carmine is a stunning 11th century church with an 18th century farm house. Both were lovingly restored in 2012 and provide contemporary accommodation in a very classic setting. There are a total of eight bedrooms sleeping up to fourteen people.

Entry is into a large spacious kitchen which is extremely well-equipped with everything required to rustle up Italian feasts for your party. There is a dishwasher, large double fridge/freezer, oven, six burners and a coffee machine.

From the kitchen there’s an entry into the church where you’ll find a large lounge area complete with home cinema and a grand piano. To the side of the lounge there’s a formal dining area should you wish to entertain inside. These areas are bathed in natural light with glass doors leading to the terraces.

From the church you cross a small courtyard to the farmhouse where there are eight bedrooms and six bathrooms along with a second lounge area.

On the ground floor there are four bedrooms; one double with and ensuite bathroom and private terrace. The bathroom has a free-standing bath. There are a further two double/twin rooms each with an ensuite shower room and finally on the ground floor there is small single room.

A staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find a second lounge area and an additional four bedrooms; One large double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, private terrace and stone steps leading directly down to the garden. Two twin/double rooms again both with ensuite shower rooms and finally a small single bedroom. There is a bathroom which is shared between the lounge and single room.

The beautiful, large pool is situated behind the villa offering superb views over the Umbrian countryside with ample umbrellas and sun loungers with a lovely covered dining area too. Dotted around the land there are several quiet seating areas where you can enjoy the view or simply relax with a good book or glass of wine (or perhaps both!). You have the added bonus of a Cantina where you can purchase local wine just a short walk away down the hillside.

The rates include daily maid service and should you require additional services of a cook this can be arranged with ease.