The Silvignano Residence

umbria, italy
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
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£155 per night (GBP)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This ancient house in a medieval village near Perugia has plenty to offer kindergarten kids and above. It has a large living room with a TV area perfect for family life; surrounded by olive groves and decorated in contemporary style, it has a unique style. The bedroom layouts offer flexibility, particularly in the children's rooms. Local activities include wine trails, national parks with rafting and horse riding, beaches, water parks and the coast, less than 2 hours’ drive away.

Why Kids Love it

The house has 2 bedrooms set up for children: a twin bedroom with a sofa bed on the mezzanine level and a second room with bunk beds and a single bed on a mezzanine level. It is equipped for children age 6+ ideally with books, games, desk and play zones – items for younger children are not provided. There is a local pool in the mountains, 10 minutes’ drive away, that is perfect for families and there is a large pool in nearby town of Trevi.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 days. Note that the house is not baby-proofed and we recommend it for those with children aged 6 and above. The unique modern open stairs are not ideal for toddlers and are not gated; there is a very small landing upstairs close to top stairs. The bedroom layout has a master bedroom downstairs and children’s bedrooms upstairs. These children’s bedrooms have gated mezzanine levels accessed by ladders. The bathroom has a shower only. There is parking for one car and further parking in village. Car rental recommended. There is a road beside the house but no road noise.

About the Location

The residence is in the medieval village of Silvignano, approximately 600m up on a hill. It is 15 minutes away from Spoleto and 30 minutes from Perugia, where the nearest airport is located. Within an hour’s drive there is plenty to do, from Spoleto and Perugia towns to wine trails, national parks with rafting and horse riding and more. Beaches at Lake Trasimeno, water parks and the coast are under 2 hours’ drive away; the train to Rome door-to-door takes under 2 hours for a fun day trip.

Accommodation Details

This ancient stone house includes a living room, dining room, 2 bathrooms with showers and 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is downstairs and has an ensuite shower room and kingsize bed. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs: 1 with 2 twin beds (which can be changed to a double bed on request) and a sofa bed on a mezzanine level, and 1 with a bunkbed plus single bed on the mezzanine level. The sitting room has a sofa bed and there is a further shower room. The outside space includes an olive grove and terrace with outdoor dining area.

Style Notes

Ancient meets modern. This ancient house in a medieval village retains some beautiful details and is decorated in contemporary style using local Italian design. Bright and well lit with lots of artwork on walls, it is a second family home for the owners, who bought and revitalised it in 2014. The main living space has comfortable leather armchairs and gray sofas along with a fireplace and shelves of books. We love the original stone walls, the bright colors in the children’s cheery bedrooms, and the grand red brick fireplace in the main living space.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
Member since January 11, 2017
About the owner: We are a family of 7 from the UK who have always loved to rent houses where we visit so that we can try and experience the local life as much as possible. That, and the fact we have five daughters from 8 to 19, has meant that hotels are a rare luxury for us! Having spent many years renovating houses in England we decided to give our selves the challenge of renovating a house in the country we have all grown to love as family. Why the Owner Chose Spoleto, Perugia, Italy: Having spent may years exploring Italy, we always came back to Umbria as a place that we could identify with; Unspoilt with amazing scenery and a wealth of culture and activities to keep us all happy. Food is our main passion and we love that the people of Umbria love to share their passion for locally sourced food. For them it is a natural way of life for everyone. We have been warmly welcomed into our community and have been lucky enough to make many friends over the last few years. Despite taking every opportunity to visit we never seem to get past the first few items on our "must do" list as we are get distracted by hearing of new places to visit or just end up being unable to leave our lovely house! The Unique Benefits at this House: We spent a memorable Easter as a family viewing a wide range of properties from town centre apartments to ramshackle properties in remote villages complete with resident wildlife. It was an amazing experience which none of us will ever forget and has given us many funny memories. However on our final day we were called up about one final property in a village we had on our wish list. Finally a property we all agreed on and loved immediately: That the house would work for our family was no mean feat with five girls, but the clever use of bedroom space combine with the fantastic sized living room, generous kitchen diner and amazing views won us over despite the need for complete renovation. Having spent our first summer "camping" in the house whilst planning the renovation with our architect, we were fortunate to finish the project within the year. We love our house in Silvignano which is such a lovely little village overlooking two beautiful valleys. Although we need to drive to our local shops and restaurants we

1 review

Kim S.
Visited in August 2017
We loved this little slice of Italy! Nestled in a little hamlet up in the mountains we had a week at this chic, but family friendly home and loved it! Our boys are 3 and 6 and were fine with the open stairs mentioned. Loads of great kitchen gear, fans, nice book selection for adults and kids and a bit of garden gear to play with. The garden is small but sufficient for a bit of play. Local towns of Spoleto and Foligno are lovely and the region is very untoursity which we love. There are some great local food shops in the local village with a park, bar, bakery, supermarket, veg shop, newsagents and a best little shaded park. Highly recommend this place!

Umbria, Italy

Green valleys and chocolate kisses

Bordering Tuscany in the middle of Italy, Umbria is a region of sweet green hills and sweet chocolate - Baci chocolates, (baci means kisses in Italian) are made here in Perugia. There are lots of attractions for families, from vineyards to Italy’s highest waterfall, shrouded in mist and shining with rainbows. For kids that love natural history, there’s a cave with dinosaur remains and a fossilised forest to visit; not forgetting the more obvious delights of Perugina chocolate factory and Tavenelle waterpark in Perugia. And this is Italy: “no thanks, I don’t like gelato, pizza or pasta” said no kid, ever - the food is delicious.