Farmhouses in Montone, Umbria, Italy - Stunning views, peace and tranquillity only a short drive from Umbria's historic sites.
Casa Vialba is a 60 acre private estate in the secluded Carpina valley surrounded by unspoilt Umbrian countryside. From the estate the only visible buildings are those of the distant village of Montone 9 km away. It offers its guests total peace, tranquillity and relaxation yet is only a short drive from Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and all that Umbria has to offer. Florence and Siena are only 1.1/2 hours away.
Details for holiday villa Olive House, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
About the Owner
Carlo is American and his wife Julie is English. Ex investment bankers, they moved to Vialba in 1999 and lovingly restored the estate. They live at Vialba and though they will let you enjoy your privacy during the holiday, if required, they will be on hand to assist you and ensure you spend an unforgettable holiday. On the evening of your arrival you will be invited to a candlelight dinner in the main residence.
Guestbook comments from the owner
A superb stay every time, our 5th trip Summer 2011. We have stayed with Carlo and Julie over 4 -5 years and each time we have had a fantastic experience ! The accomodation and service are exceptional and our 13yr old and 7yr old love going back! We could not recommend a trip to Vialba highly enough and cannot wait to go back! - Darcy Family Ireland
Wow! What a gem! As soon as we arrived we knew this would be something special. The accommodation is superb and the setting idyllic. Eight of us stayed at Lavender House and having four teenage girls the luxury of having four bathrooms was bliss! The owners, Julie and Carlo, have the expertise of being of hand when advice and assistance is required bjut seem to disappear when rest, relaxation and a siesta beckon. We cannot praise Casa Vialba highly enough. We will be back! - Andy & Jan Woking Surrey England
From the Owner
“We fell in love with the estate and bought it in 1998 from Count della Porta whose family has owned Vialba and the surrounding valley since 1730. We restored it with great love and respect for its ancient origins and the surrounding landscape. In 1999 we left London and came to live in the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the valley. Casa Vialba is almost a tiny village resting on the gentle flanks of a hill overlooking the river Carpina and the country lane that winds it way up the valley. The main house, its 3 annexes and stables are surrounded by a 60 acre estate of forest and countryside. From the Casa Vialba, the only other buildings you can see are those in the distant village of Montone.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding all year round included in rental. Wild Boar Hunting in season (October to December). We can arrange visits to local wine cellars (all year round) and olive oil producers (October to December) on request.
Adriatic coast is 1.1/2 hours drive
Perugia - 35 minutes
Rome - 2.1/2 hours
Bologna - 2 hours
Florence - 1.1/2 hours
Ancona - 1.1/2 hours
Car is essential
Montone - 9km
Umbertide - 14 km
Città di Castello - 28 km
Perugia - 32 km
Assisi - 61 km
Florence - 143 km
Rome - 225 km
Montone (9 km) has 2 bars, 4 good restaurants, small food shops a pharmacy and a bank. Umbertide (14 km) is much larger and has a supermarket, banks, a wide array of shops, restaurants and a market every Wednesday morning. The whole of the Upper Tiber Valley is full of excellent restaurants where you can taste typical Umbrian and Italian cuisine. If you like good food this is a place for you.
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1 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (Euro), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
- Booking Notes:
30% deposit on booking
Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival
The preferred changeover day is Saturday although we try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate our guests.
From the Owner
“Casa Vialba offers stunning 360° views, total relaxation and your own private facilities with the owners on hand to assist you only if required. The estate offers free riding facilities either in the manège or on the numerous bridleways which surround the property. Children are welcome and can enjoy riding the estate tractor, or the child's quad bike. The games room is equipped with a billiard table, table football, darts and video games. Archery is available on site as well as mountain bikes.”
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Separate WC
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Casa Vialba amenities: Horse Riding facilities on the estate Games room with pool/billiard/snooker table, 1960s pinball machine, table football, dartboard, stereo hi-fi and video games, Wii. Five bicycles of various sizes together with two child-seats. Archery Range on the estate. Child's Quad Bike is available. Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, ironing board. Maid Service, fresh linen, towells, beach towells provided weekly. Generous welcome food pack provided on arrival. Cots, highchair, booster chair, child stairgates, z-bed, books, games, dvd/videos available on request. Cleaning lady and/or cook available on request. Outside: Each house has a private 5x10 metre pool with sunbeds and parasols, which is cleaned every day, outdoor dining table, barbeque, terrace and garden. Fully equipped stables and manège, common games room, mini gym and archery facilities are available to our guests.