Exclusive Christmas & New Year Offer Now Available~
In the heart of rural Umbria, surrounded by ancient olive groves, vineyards and the estate’s very own truffle wood stands the ancient 13th Century church, Chiesa del Carmine. Nestled at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley in the stunning Italian countryside, Chiesa del Carmine has been lovingly restored to its former glory with its adjoining 18th century farmhouse and ancient 11th century church, sleeping up to 14 guests.
The historic church is the ideal spot for family and friends to celebrate the festive month. Decorated with unusual and stylish furnishings, exquisite taste can be felt in every corner, from the sleek baby grand piano and antique wall tapestry, to the large cinema screen and wood-burner, perfect for those cooler winter evenings. The spacious kitchen is equipped with a state-of- the-art oven and the dining room seats 14 comfortably, providing the perfect space for Christmas and New Year parties.
The Farmhouse, just a couple of footsteps across the courtyard is set on two levels and surrounded by individual terraces. The interior has been decorated with much thought – from the grand antique chandelier in the entrance, to each of the bedrooms, all of which are individual, named after local towns and mountains. Monte Corona, the master bedroom, has a large open fireplace, making it truly cosy and comfortable. The living room boasts a large comfortable sofa, real wood-burner, satellite TV and surround-sound stereo system. A vast array of games, extensive DVD and book collection, and pens, paints and drawing paper for children will keep everyone entertained all holiday long.
The private estate manager can provide a full and extensive Christmas menu including decoration of the entire property and luxury Christmas catering. Swap traditional turkey and stuffing for a truly spectacular Umbrian Christmas lunch including cappalletti pasta served with shavings of parmesan, wild goose with season vegetables, followed by Tiramisu and local cakes such as Pandoro or Torrone.
Venture out and celebrate Christmas in true Italian style by visiting one of the many Christmas markets offering local, seasonal produce and local historical centres such as Gubbio and Corciano where guests will find ‘presepi’, an Italian nativity. Each church passed, music and choir song will be heard and in local streets, fine displays of beautiful decorations can be found.
To celebrate its first year, the luxury Italian hideaway is offering its guests an exclusive 2013 Christmas & New Year offer of €3500 (*£2,930) for one week at the stunning estate, sleeping up to 14 (including wood for two wood burners) special price valid for stays up until 31st January 2014.
Visit www.chiesadelcarmine.com or call +39 075 9414219 for further information.
Standard weekly rates at Chiesa del Carmine start from €4,000 (*£3,460) villa only. Sleeps 14.