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La Pieve
La Pieve at San Cristoforo, a carefully restored 18thC rural chapel set in outstanding countryside, provides a romantic getaway for two with over 55 square metres (590 square feet) of floor space. Photo below shows exterior of chapel.

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We have kept the old chapel with its pair of arches and four-metre high pitched ceiling as the striking main living space. Photo below shows part of main living area of La Pieve with two double sofas, and the old confessional on the right at the back.

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The well-equipped kitchen/dining area takes up the end third of the space. From here a pair of half-glazed french doors opens on to a large, private terrace overlooking our vines and vegetable garden with uninterrupted views of delightful rolling hills. Photo below shows part of main living area with kitchen at back (reverse view from picture above).

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The rest of the chapel is equipped as a living area with two comfortable sofas, writing desk and bookshelves as well as a wood-burning stove for colder weather. The photo below shows the kitchen area in detail.

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The former sacristy at the back of the chapel has been made into a double bedroom (see photo below) with an en suite bathroom.

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The photo below shows details in bedroom and bathroom.

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The chapel is attached to our own house but walls over a metre thick assure good sound insulation. Moreover, the chapel and its garden face in the opposite direction to our own living spaces thus assuring privacy. Photo below shows terrace with French doors from kitchen area.

Photo below shows part of view from terrace:

The accommodation
The kitchen of La Pieve is fully equipped with utensils and crockery, together with a supply of basic cooking ingredients (salt, peppercorns, vinegar, chillies, etc., and fresh herbs in the garden). There is a high -quality Smeg gas oven and hob, fridge, stainless-steel sink unit and a water purification plant. There are plenty of good food shops and small supermarkets in nearby Cagli. We're also happy to provide you with any ingredients from our own kitchen  - juniper berries, bicarbonate of soda, bay leaves, cloves, etc.,  - that you may not consider worth buying in any quantity. We can also lend you such things as cake tins, snail dishes, chicken bricks or sweetcorn forks should you really need them.

The mattress on the 190 x 160 cm bed is firm and of a high quality. The bed will already be made up for you with cotton sheets and a quilt in cooler weather. There are a wardrobe and chest of drawers in the bedroom. There is also a hair-dryer.

The bathroom has a large shower with a splendid mosaic floor and is supplied with unlimited hot water.

The chapel has full gas central heating for colder months and a very effective wood-burning stove for which we supply logs.

La Pieve has free wireless 2MB broadband.

There is a washing machine and freezer in the main house which you are welcome to use whenever you want.

Electric current is 220 V/50~AC, as in the UK.

The chapel is equipped with a CD player; it also has an AUX IN so you can plug in your iPod/Pad or other MP3 player (we can lend you the right cable). You are welcome to borrow CDs from our eclectic collection. You are also welcome to borrow books from our well-stocked library.

If you are staying for more than a week, we will change your bed linen at a time which is convenient to you.

If you would like further details about La Pieve and the area download our 20-page PDF La Pieve - a User’s Manual - complete with house notes, restaurant and shopping guides, menu translator and more.

If you’d like to read independent reviews of La Pieve (and some on La Casetta) written by former guests in the excellent “Slow Travel” website, follow this link . La Pieve has also been featured in CNBC's Unique Converted Homes 2013 collection.
 

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contact:
Peter Greene and Richard Dixon
strada Santa Barbara 5
61043 Cagli (PU)
Italy

e-mail: mail@le-marche.com
telephone: +39 0721 790215
fax: +39 0721 0431154
mobile: +39 339 2411737
this URL: www.sancristoforo.info

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