A message from Helen and Panaghis

In 1984, while passing through southern Umbria with friends who wanted to drop in on the ‘friend of a friend’, we stumbled upon Poggio le Stalle and instantly fell in love. With its evocative views, beautiful old stone buildings, and the tranquillity of the secluded valley, it was not difficult to be seduced.

It took many years of gradual investment to transform the old farmstead’s buildings and land. At first, as a much-loved family holiday home; later, as our permanent residence when we transferred full time from the UK; and finally, a Farmhouse Rental & Agriturismo business launched in 1998.

Over the last 30 years, we have carefully invested to develop the constructed and natural spaces on the property, always with particular attention to maintaining its rugged originality, while at the same time ensuring it remains comfortable and welcoming. 

Protected on all sides by the forested mountains of a Nature Reserve, Poggio le Stalle has gradually become a small corner of peace and tranquillity that is completely surrounded by undisturbed nature, far from the modern world.

During this time we've gained tremendous pleasure from living in harmony with the natural surrounds, most evident when taking the long walks in the surrounding countryside keenly observing and delighting in the views offered by the changing seasons. We've had great fun and created wonderful memories celebrating local holidays, birthdays, christmases, easters and weddings with family and friends. Indeed, we've made many friends here and have been fortunate to meet many more interesting folk over the 20 years that we've run our family business as B&B, villa rental and while hosting a variety of workshops and retreats.  

But alas, time has passed. Increased age and health issues have brought this chapter of our lives to a close. No longer able to give the property the time and energy required, we've decided to put the property on the market, hoping to find new owners who will fall in love with it in the way we have. New owners who will pick up where we are leaving off, and gain the same immense pleasure and satisfaction that we’ve had as they undertake their own Umbrian journey.