Villa with Private Pool with Distant Mountain Views
Peaceful and Secluded yet only 5 minutes from the Beautiful Medieval Village of Montone
Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms)
A stunning country home, ensconced in over twenty acres of private grounds, Casa di Luce nestles into a hill in verdant Umbrian countryside, a few minutes from the beautiful ancient hill top town of Montone. Surrounded by lawns, olives, woods and a mountainous horizon, anyone staying at Casa di Luce will appreciate the superb views and the special sense of peace and calm. The villa has been lovingly restored and decorated in a modern chic style that blends seamlessly with the traditional stone walls and ancient wood beamed ceilings. Special attention has been paid to indoor lighting to create an intimate, but open and airy space. Swimming in the infinity edge pool, with a glass of wonderful Italian wine at hand, or just relaxing after a hard day of visiting idyllic local medieval villages and towns, Casa di Luce is ideal for friends and for families in search of a place of style, beauty and tranquility.
2 large suites with en-suite bathrooms.
2 double bedrooms with own private bathrooms.
1 tower room that can be used as a 5th bedroom.
The master suite has its own dressing room and fire place.
Master suite bathroom with open shower, double sink, bath, wc and bidet. Suite 2 has a bathroom and a separate shower room with wc.
Bedrooms 1 has a bath, separate shower and wc.
Bedroom 2 has a shower and wc.
Fridge, hob, 2 ovens, breakfast bar, table to comfortably seat 10. Dishwasher and double sink. All pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc are high quality and new. The kitchen opens on to the Loggia (for outdoor eating) which seats 12+.
Freezer, separate sink, ice maker, washer and drier. Large amounts of cupboard space for storage.
Large living room with open fire place. 3 French windows connecting the room to the outside space (pool and loggia). Leather sofa suite (seats 8+) 2 further leather modern chairs and pouf. Floors are all travetine. Original artwork.
Reading and film room. 40 inch LCD screen with DVD and small film library. Also has Xbox and a number of Xbox games. Study with internet access and printing.
Towels and linens are included. There is standard weekly change and cleaning. More regular cleaning and cooking are available if required.
Private Pool, Barbecue.
Iron, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Oven, Hob/Stove.
Cot, Room Fans, Central Heating, Internet Access, TV.
There is a suite downstairs that can be accessed easily. However the house is on multiple levels and has steps from the library/TV room down to the sitting room. The upstairs rooms can be accessed directly from the car parking area.
Private horizon edged swimming pool (15 metres X 4 approx). 10 sun loungers and towels. Hammock. Table tennis table. Barbecue. Outside (covered) eating area (Loggia) which can be accessed through the kitchen or sitting room. The downstairs suite has its own private patio with seating. There are large areas of lawn and 35 or so olive and fruit trees.
Important notes on accommodation
There are a number of games available at the house as well as table tennis.
|Rental periods||Per week|
|June - end October||4500 euros|
|November - end May||3800 euros|
Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Booking is pretty flexible as the house is used by the owner and his family when not rented out. 50% of the fee must be paid on booking if more than 8 weeks before the holiday. The remainder within 8 weeks of rental date. There is a deposit equal to 50% of the total rental fee required, to be paid with second 50% payment.
Villa Near Montone, Umbria, Italy
About the area
90 minutes form both Italian coasts. 30 minutes from Lake Tresimina (60 miles long) for local sailing etc.
A Robert Trent Jones designed ch18 hole championship course surrounding a medieval castle (with restaurant) is 20 minutes drive from the house. The course is beautifully maintained with really well thought out bunkering. Its also stunning to look at. Its not busy and a round costs about 50 Euros (including buggy).
Special Interest Holidays
We are able to provide shooting holidays (wild boar and deer) in the Autumn. Everything can be provided. This also coincides with the Truffle season.
How to get there
The local airport is Perugia. It is 28km from the house (20 minutes drive). Perugia is a direct flight from Stansted. It is also 2 hours from Ancona, Florence and Rome airports. We think a hire car is essential, however there are taxi services available.
2 km from Montone (rated one of the top 5 most beautiful villages in Italy). 28km to Perugia (also easy to get to by train from the nearest town, Umbertide (8 minutes by car). 100km to Rome, Sienna and Florence. 30km to Assisi and Cortona. Other places not to miss and within 45 minutes are Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Spello and many beautiful small medieval villages.
There are 3 supermarkets in Umbertide which is 8-10 minutes away by car. There are a number of excellent restaurants from great local fare to a michelin star restaurant 20 minutes away. Montone has 3 excellent restaurants and a bank. Locally there is easy access to horse riding, micro lighting, tennis etc.
About the Owner
Building the house in Italy has been a long term dream, mainly as a way of friends and family getting together (they are spread around the world). We wanted to create something special enough so that they felt that their holiday was not just about meeting old friend but a really memorable holiday at the same time.
My wife (lawyer) and I (CEO in IT) have a 4 year old and we spend as much time in Italy as we can. The idea of the rental for us is to cover the cost of maintaining the house and to have continual life in the place (empty houses seem to me to slowly die).
We have tried to make this house without compromise as it is where we want to spend our time.
Year property purchased:
Why this location?
The views are stunning. The house is private (only house on its own private road) but near enough to a truly beautiful medieval village (Montone is 1.5 miles) to be able to pop in for an aperitif or for lunch in one of 3 really good restaurants. We get over 250 days a year of sunshine but still get a pleasant breeze in summer so it never gets unbearable. The house is located near to really interesting places that we love to visit (Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Cortona etc etc) and we have been so welcomed by the locals that it feels a very special place. Italy is stunning (ridiculously so), friendly with wonderful food and stunning wine. All pretty perfect really.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Firstly as you drive up to the house time changes. Watches seem to stop and relaxation happens instantly. The house is built to be beautiful but functional. We found most Italian properties to be cluttered and dark. We have built something open and light but still with the classic Italian structure. The pool is beautiful. The horizon edge means whilst in it all you can see is the mountains and valley in the distance. Although there are all the facilities you could wish for in the area you don't need to move (at all).
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
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