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Character Stone Villa (large private pool & wifi) in the heart of Umbria

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Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedrooms, Huge Pool, BBQ, Tranquil Gardens and surrounding Countryside

Property description

This beautiful old farm house, built of local stone and brick, is located 2km from the small hilltop village of Castello delle Forme, with many local restaurants for sampling the delicious local cuisine nearby. Nestled amongst fields of vines and sunflowers, the house is in a secluded setting in the heart of the magical Umbrian countryside. The property is reached by a narrow country lane, approximately 1km from the quiet main road, with access to the house and grounds via electrically operated gates, then up a sweeping gravel driveway. The house is on two levels and has been lovingly restored using original materials, offering a very high standard of accommodation whilst still retaining its charming character. There is a wealth of old chestnut timbers and beams, aged terracotta floors, exposed stone walls, artisan plastered walls and archways. The rooms are both spacious and comfortable, combining the best of period style with modern amenities.

Accommodation Description

Bedrooms:

Master bedroom with double bed, opening onto large sun terrace with views to the pool and gardens.

Bedroom 2 with double bed and views over the courtyard.

Bedroom 3 with single bed with views over the gardens.

Bathrooms:

Bathroom with shower and WC adjacent to master bedroom.

En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with separate shower and WC.

Kitchen:

Characterful kitchen with adjacent living/breakfast area. Hob, oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

Living Rooms:

Large dining room with French doors opening to a covered terrace overlooking the gardens beyond, furnished for dining outdoors, with a large wooden table, rattan chairs and a barbecue. Living room with patio doors opening to a large partly covered terrace

Other:

The outside living area is a great feature of the property, with dining area, barbecue and relaxation area with armchairs and low tables, all surrounded by low stone walls and covered by wisteria.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Towels and bedlinen are included, together with weekly basic cleaning.

Amenities/Facilities:

Private Pool, Barbecue.

Washing Machine, Oven, Iron, Hob/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher.

TV, Satellite, Central Heating.

Accessibility

Since the property is on two levels, with stone steps in many places, it is unsuited to wheelchair users.

Outside

The large swimming pool (14.5x6m) is set within extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens with an abundance of fragrant roses and herbs and views of the surrounding farmland and vineyards.

The property is secluded and not overlooked, yet not isolated, with views to surrounding farms and villages on the hills.

There is abundant bird life in the gardens and surrounding countryside, with swallows nesting in the nearby outbuildings across the wide,gravelled courtyard and nightingales singing in the trees and bushes close by.

Changeover day

Normally Saturday, but may be negotiable outside the peak season.

Booking notes

We aim to respond to email or telephone enquiries within 24 hours and will be pleased to discuss your requirements. Bookings are secured with a 20% deposit, the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. Payment may be made in UK pounds or in euros (exchange rate from sterling to euro available on request).

About the area

How to get there:

Perugia airport is the closest, being about 25 mins distant by car. Both Rome and Pisa airports are about 2½ hours by car.

Distances

Castello delle Forme village 2km. Perugia 18km. Perugia Airport 20km. Assisi 30km.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard Gray
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2017

About Richard Gray

As owners, Richard and Shan (British), we are passionate about old houses with their interesting history. We have restored the property to its former glory with all the architectural details of the era in which it was built. We have great attention to detail and we have achieved a great mix of contemporary and antique styles, with a high level of comfort and sophistication. We enjoy good food, good wine and beautiful environments in which to enjoy them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful, restful week in your beautiful villa. We would love to return another time.
May 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful, restful week in your beautiful villa. We would love to return another time.
May 2016
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3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Superb house, fabulous pool, all in all a super stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

What a super find for our holiday in Italy - a combination of relaxing by the pool and visiting local tourist areas which were within easy reach by car, Perugia being only a 25-30min drive. The property has lovely period furnishings mixed with modern conveniences. Pool size is important for us and this one did not disappoint, it is massive! We even had evening swims as there were lights. We didn't have to travel far for supermarkets to stock up on supplies (10mins drive to larger shops). Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Italian holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely location for a holiday. 15-20 mins from Perugia and lots of lovely villages nearby. The house is beautifully furnished at the end of a quiet track, with views out over the countryside. The pool is perhaps one of the best we have ever had in a rental property – massive, and with lots of space for sunbathing around.

There are plenty of seating areas around the house, inside and out, if you want some solitude, but all are large enough for the whole family if you want. The garden is beautiful and maintained to a very high standard; with a little herb garden growing most of the essentials. The beds were comfy, with plenty of storage space in each of the bedrooms, The all important water pressure in the bathrooms is good to wash off all that sun cream you are going to use.

We went to a fab little restaurant just down the road called Le Cerquelle which did great local cooking. As a base, Perugia is 15-20 mins away, Assis and Oriveto amongst many others are 30-40 mins away. Even Siena and Florence are reachable on a day trip.

A lovely house, with a fabulous pool, great views and in an idyllic spot in Italy; will definitely be going again.

Loved - the Pool, the large dinning room table, the quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely well appointed house in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a lovely quiet location, the facilities are excellent, especially the lovely big pool. The rooms are all well furnished and the kitchen well appointed.

The area is beautiful, lots of interesting Umbrian villages and towns close by to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia airport is the closest, 25 min drive at 24 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castello delle Forme at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Driving Range at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ancona at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

This beautiful old farm house, built of local stone and brick, is located 2km from the small hilltop village of Castello delle Forme, with many local restaurants for sampling the delicious local cuisine nearby. Nestled amongst fields of vines and sunflowers, the house is in a secluded setting in the heart of the magical Umbrian countryside.

The property is secluded and not overlooked, yet not isolated, with views to surrounding farms and villages on the hills.

There is abundant bird life in the gardens and surrounding countryside, with swallows nesting in the nearby outbuildings across the wide,gravelled courtyard and nightingales singing in the trees and bushes close by.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Season
3 Oct 2016 - 28 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Spring Season
29 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Peak Season
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Late Summer Season
3 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £450

Rental Contract will be sent upon booking.

A non-returnable deposit of £500 is payable when making a reservation. The remainder of the rental amount, plus the £450 security deposit, is payable six weeks before arrival. Payment to be made in UK Sterling. IBAN and SWIFT/BIC codes provided for payment from non-UK bank accounts (please note all currency exchange fees and/or charges to be paid by the renter).

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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large hand basin with wall mirrors, towel rail.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Bedroom 2 also includes large hand basin&mirror

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Master bedroom with double bed, onto large sun terrace
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Single bed with views over the gardens.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double bed and views over the courtyard (ensuite)
  • Master bedroom with double bed, opening onto large sun terrace with views to the pool and gardens. Bedroom 2 with double bed and views over the courtyard. Bedroom 3 with single bed with views over the gardens.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot