Casa del Cambio, Resina, Perugia

Sleeps 10

Villa for 10 with Pool and A/C in Umbria, Italy

Property summary

Sleeps 10

3 double bedrooms, 2 twin/double bedrooms, 1 ensuite bathroom, 4 ensuite shower rooms

Location: Perugia and surroundings

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Village with shops and cafes Resina 4 km, All services and tennis court in Ponte Pattoli 8 km, 18 hole golf course 20 km
  • Perugia, with nearby airport and train station 22 km, Deruta, town dedicated to ceramics 1/2 hr
  • Lakeside towns with clean sandy beach, sailing, water sports, ferries to islands, museums 45 min
  • Cortona, Valdichiana A1 Motorway entrance & Outlet Village 1 hr
  • Alll Umbrian towns eg. Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto, under 1 hr
  • Arezzo 70 min, Siena and Spas at Chianciano Terme 1 1/2 hr.
  • Florence airport 2 hrs, Rome and Pisa airports approx. 2 1/2 hrs
  • The local owners have transformed an unassuming farmhouse into a holiday house of high standard and local craftsmanship. Here a kitchen corner is sculpted with vines, beds are hand-painted or fashioned of wrought iron, and bathrooms are finished with lovely terracotta tiles that evoke earlier days. All is new, yet all gives a respectful nod to country living and age-old respect for artistry.


    While in the past the external staircase would have led to the living quarters, with the ground floor reserved for livestock, a meticulous renovation of the property has prepared the entire building for guest comfort while still maintaining its rustic charm. The door on the ground floor leads directly into a living room whose comfortable sofas face a corner fireplace. A wide archway to the right leads to an eat-in kitchen with a table for 8 and a rear door that accesses a panoramic furnished pergola. As in the rest of the house, the kitchen shows the owner's attention to detail and the skills of local artisans; there is even a small window through which to pass dishes into the adjacent dining room. This room, with a long refectory table for 10 and sideboards, also has a door leading to the outdoor living area. A short corridor off the dining room ends at the only ground floor bedroom suite which includes a double bedroom, a bathroom with tiled tub and a small side chamber with independent garden access that can be set up with a baby cot or single bed.

    An open staircase from a small music room off the living area leads up to four bedrooms on the upper floor. The two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms that can be set up as doubles on request all have ensuite shower rooms. Restoration required that owners were true to the original bedroom layout, which has meant that one of the doubles is complete with an open fireplace and access to the external staircase, while the smaller twin/double bedroom has only a small open corner shower, which perhaps makes it more suitable for children. That said, all bedroom suites are furnished with good quality country antiques and high quality fittings.

    The outdoor living area provides full view of the verdant Umbrian landscape complete with a church spire on the distant hilltop. But it also takes in the infinity-edged pool below the house and the sunbeds and nearby pergola that lets guests just how much sun fair skin is ready for. Midway between the house and pool is a brick BBQ and adjacent pizza oven that make outdoor living all the more enjoyable.

    Local area

    Once the property of one of the most powerful guilds in Perugia, the 'Collegio del Cambio', the guild of money changers, this carefully restored farmhouse, ideal for family reunions or a holiday amongst friends, still nourishes its ties with its illustrious past. Its present owners actually work in the Cambio, no longer exchanging money or adjudicating civil suits, but educating visitors about history seen in the richly carved woodwork, or in the bright frescoes of the Umbrian master 'Perugino'.

    With shops, restaurants and all amenities but 10-15 minutes away, there is plenty of time left for exploring this fascinating corner of Umbria. Perugia, the capital city of the region and a lively university town, may have a history that dates back to the Etruscan Iron Age, but it is modern host to the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and the Eurochocolate Festival in October. For events and culture on a smaller scale, less than an hour's drive brings you to the winding medieval streets of Gubbio, Spello, Todi, Spoleto or St. Francis' Assisi. When muscles want stretching, there are tennis courts and golf courses in the vicinity and only 45 minutes away Lago Trasimeno, Italy's 4th largest lake, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and ancient castles and offering sailing, fishing and sandy beaches. And for those for whom shopping is a delight, there are weekly village markets, the nearby town of Deruta, a haven of Tuscany's famed colourful ceramics, and the large Valdichiana Outlet Village, awash in designer brands. Yet lying poolside at Casa del Cambio looking out on hills of green, you might consider such outings and then decide that tomorrow was soon enough.


    Air conditioning
    In living room and bedrooms (extra)
    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Mountain bikes available
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    An extra single bed, available on request
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    2 bedroom fans, available on request
    Final cleaning included
    In living room, with wood available
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished covered terrace
    Hair dryer
    In bathroom and shower rooms
    Central heating, extra-based on consumption
    Home-grown produce
    Guests are welcome to pick fruit and vegetables grown on site
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens in bedrooms
    Internet access
    Unlimited WiFi internet, even poolside
    Iron and Ironing board
    Mobile phone coverage
    Reception is good outside and spotty inside the house
    CD player
    Pets welcome
    Pets allowed with prior notice - Please note for those with allergies the presence of occasional outdoor cats
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 6 m x 13.5 m., Depth: 120 cm - 2 m, with 1.20 internal surround. Open: 1 June – mid-Sept
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    4 courts at Patol Club in Ponte Pattoli (8 km)
    Washing machine

    Things to note

  • This property requires a security deposit of €uro 500 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.
  • The presence of occasional outdoor cats should be noted for those with allergies.
  • The house sits somewhat higher than the pool level, but is easily reached via steps or a gently sloping lawn.
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