Villa with Pool in Historic Village
A Rare Opportunity to Holiday in an 18th Century Palazzo.
Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms)
Beautifully restored, retaining its original medieval features, Villa Susanna enjoys an incredible panoramic position at the edge of the classic hill village of Preci. Two large terraces offer stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys - ideal to soak up the sun and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere or enjoy the sunset followed by dinner under a canopy of stars. There's also a large garden for children`s games or a barbecue. Whats more, at 600 metres, you get the best of the glorious weather long, hot sunny days and pleasantly cooler nights. Theres a gorgeous swimming pool for our guests free use at a small hotel just a two minute stroll around the corner. With local bars, great restaurants and shops within a 10 minute walk, you dont have to go far to soak up the Italian way of life! Families can enjoy activities including river rafting, walking, cycling, mule trekking, horse/pony riding and mountain chairlifts all safe even for young children.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|29 September 2012 - 14 December 2012||850||5|
|15 December 2012 - 4 January 2013||1600||5|
|5 January 2013 - 3 May 2013||850||5|
|4 May 2013 - 28 June 2013||995||5|
|29 June 2013 - 12 July 2013||1400||7|
|13 July 2013 - 23 August 2013||1750||7|
|24 August 2013 - 6 September 2013||1400||7|
|7 September 2013 - 27 September 2013||995||5|
|28 September 2013 - 13 December 2013||850||5|
|14 December 2013 - 3 January 2014||1750||7|
Notes on prices
The following discounted prices apply for parties of 5 people or less per week:
Parties of 5 or less still have exclusive use of the whole of the villa.
29 Sep - 14 Dec 2012 695.
5 Jan - 3 May 2013 695.
4 May - 28 June 2013 800.
29 June - 12 July 2013 1300.
24 Aug - 6 Sep 2013 1300.
7 Sep - 27 Sep 2013 800.
28 Sep - 13 Dec 2013 695.
Normal use of gas and electricity are included (gas central heating is charged as used).
Changeover day is flexible
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with double/twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with double/twin beds.
Bedroom 4 with double/twin beds.
Bedroom 5 with bunk beds.
All the bedrooms are spacious and furnished with antiques.
|Bathrooms:||Bathroom 1, large shower, basin and toilet.
Bathroom 2, large shower, basin and toilet.
Bathroom 3, bath and shower over, basin and toilet. Washing machine.
|Kitchen:||Very traditional with corner fireplace for barbecue cooking, separate oven and hob, marble double sink, fridge freezer, microwave, ironing board, steam iron and clothes airer. Ample crockery, glasses, and cooking utensils for ambitious cooks.|
|Living Rooms:||Large lounge with sofabed and armchairs, coffee table, TV, DVD/CD player. Extensive DVD film and paperback library. Large dining room with antique oak refectory table and stone fireplace. Two large terraces, tables and chairs, parasols and loungers.|
|Other:||Games room with cards, scrabble, monopoly and other board games.|
|Included in the rent: Towels, bed linen, tea towels (changed weekly), final cleaning and a welcome pack with a little tea, coffee, milk, sugar and water.
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer microwave washing machine iron/ironing board
tv central heating cot high chair
Notes on accommodation
Guests have use of a local information library including maps, walking and driving guides and local flora and fauna identification books.
The stand-out feature of Villa Susanna is undoubtedly the incredible view from both of its terraces. The mountains, valleys and hills of the Sibillini Mountains National Park unfold in front of you and in the evening you can literally dine under a carpet of stars.
There's also a large flat garden with plenty of space for children`s games, dining and barbecues. The quiet cobbled lanes of the village have changed little since their medieval origins and provide great opportunities for exploration of the many fascinating buildings, architecture and little hidden corners. As the village is traffic free, the children are safe to play and explore or pop down to the shops in the morning to collect your fresh bread and pastries while you have a few more minutes in bed! They can also easily and safely visit the swimming pool by themselves. There is a playground within 3 minutes walk.
Lake Fiastra - Beautiful freshwater swimming lake with sandy beaches. Kayaks and pedelos. Peaceful even in high season. 2 restaurants and bars. 60 minute drive.
San Benedetto - Adriatic coast. Safe sandy beaches. Shallow water - great for kids. Blue flag. Many restaurants and bars. 90 minutes drive.
Civitanova - Adriatic coast. Blue flag beaches. Many restaurants and bars. 70 minutes drive.
Lake Trasimeno - Sandy beaches. Island ferries. Many restaurants and bars. 90 minutes drive.
The house is 30 minutes from Frontignano, (1340m 1950m), with 14 km of pistes of varying difficulty, 9 lifts and usually no queues! There are several good restaurants and snack bars, ski and snow board hire, snow kite hire, ski school, a snow park and indoor skating rink. Day ski passes cost 15-22. Week passes cost around 100. The season runs from December to March.
Christmas 2012. A Christmas break with tree and decorations.
Sing carols at our local abbey. Enjoy nativity plays with live animals. Join in the village festive fun activities.
Skiing, ice skating and snowboarding.
Roast chestnuts on the open fire.
Board games, DVDs and sledges are supplied.
Special interest holidays
Walking circular walks can be done from the village in the Monti Sibillini National Park, one of Italys most beautiful and unspoilt. A paradise for walkers with countless trails criss-crossing the hills and passing through villages virtually unchanged since medieval times. Its a haven for wildlife and the famous Piano Grande, a high mountain plain that becomes a tapestry of wild flowers and orchids in the spring and early summer, is not to be missed with excellent trails to suit all levels of walkers.
Other family activities mountain or road cycling, mule trekking, horse riding, river rafting, kayaking, indoor ice-skating and trout fishing. The chairlift to the summit of Monte Bove (2000 metres) is particularly popular and offers breathtaking mountain views and great walking or cycling down.
Adventure sports - rock climbing, canyoning, white water rafting, paragliding and hang gliding.
We can help arrange and provide information for the activities including maps and guides.
How to get there
The nearest airport is Perugia, an hours drive. Ancona is 1 hour 45 minutes, Pescara 2 hours and Rome 2.5 hours. Ryan Air flies to all 4 airports and Easy Jet flies to Rome.
Car hire is available at all airports.
Hertz and Avis are in Spoleto. There are shuttle services from both Rome airports to the main train station in Rome, Roma Termini. From here regular and Eurostar trains take less than 90 minutes to reach Spoleto which is a 40 minute drive from Preci.
Visso & Norcia both 20 mins. Architecture, excellent restaurants, artisan food shops.
Spoleto 40 mins. Roman and Renaissance architecture, art. Food, wine and art festivals in June and July.
Trevi, Montefalco, Spello. 50/60 mins. Classic medieval hill towns. Excellent olive oil and wine region.
Assisi 60 mins. World famous pilgrimage site with stunning architecture and St. Francis' Cathedral.
Perugia 70 mins. Art/culture. Famous chocolate.
Rome 2.5 hours by car or train.
Preci is traffic free but there is plenty of free off road parking within two minutes.
Here's a selection of our local bars and restaurants:
Agli Scacchi Hotel. Serves very good traditional Umbrian food. There's a shady terrace and a nice little bar/coffee area overlooking the pool. Fresh pasta with meat, truffle, trout or prawn sauces. The pasta filled with salmon trout with lemon sauce is always recommended. 2 minute walk.
La Piazzetta Pizzeria/cafe. Good, inexpensive pasta and pizza. Seating outside in Summer. Nice for a morning coffee, pastry or evening beer. 2 minute walk.
Il Castoro Restaurant. Great atmosphere and Italians flood here to indulge in the freshest truffles that the owner collects from around Preci himself. A must have starter is the truffle omelette served on its own or with a platter of prosciutto and salami or crostini (with cheese) or bruschetta (without). The juicy veal steak is excellent as is the wild boar stew cooked with juniper berries. Pasta focuses on truffles and porcini mushrooms. The huge wood fired pizzas are perfect food for kids. House wine is around 4 euros a litre. Il Castoro is always lively, very Italian and really good value. 8 minute walk.
Il Castoro Bar. Very popular with the locals. 8 minute walk.
Bar Memole. Friendly bar with outdoor seating. 10 minute walk.
Il Porcello Felice. Very pretty restaurant with stunning views. Outside dining on a beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking the swimming pools. Also inside seating. Very good traditional food. Wood fired pizzas, pasta, meats and trout. The sirloin with truffle sauce is fantastic. 10 minutes by car.
In July, Preci hosts a traditional food and wine festival with tastings and free evening shows. Visitors are welcome.
There are local markets at Norcia and Visso every week.
At reservation: A deposit of 40% paid by bank transfer (sterling or euros) or PayPal (credit card) in euros.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Balances are payable by bank transfer or PayPal (both in euros only) eight weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of 300 euros or £300 is also due at this time, payable by bank transfer.
The swimming pool is open for the summer season months (usually mid May to late September).
Please see www.tripadvisor.co.uk for other independent reviews about this property.
"We loved our stay at Villa Susanna!
Perched on top of the hill in the centre of the old town with spectacular views over the valley, this lovely stone villa was perfect for our group of nine. The villa has the feel of a spacious and comfortable family home, with a beautiful stone fireplace in the dining room. Barbara and Kevin were very welcoming and helpful, and were available if needed for the duration of our stay. The village was a delight -totally unspoiled by tourism, and safe enough for the kids (aged 9-16) to wander around. We all loved the little cafe which is a stones throw from the villa. There are excellent restaurants in town: Il Castoro in the valley was our favourite. Preci is great for relaxation, but there are many things to do within a short drive of the village. We visited Spoleto, Norcia, Visso, Castelluccio and the Piano Grande.
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref IT1760
Barbara and Kevin
(ITALY) +39 3406924538
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