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Villa Rosaspina from 1700's. Private pool, Air-conditioning, Jacuzzi, DSL/Wi-Fi

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Ideal Hideaway, privacy, stunning views, between Florence and Rome

Villa Rosaspina is a traditional old oak-beamed Umbrian stone villa dating from the early 1700s. Standing on the Hills of Todi, in the Tiber valley natural park, it lies at the centre of one of Italy’s areas of greatest historical, artistic and cultural interest, and outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries-old oak trees is a perfect place for those who love privacy. From the windows you can admire the view of the stream flowing through the valley below. This villa comes with its own private 12x6m pool, set in magnificent rural surroundings for your exclusive use. You can sit under the gazebo by the pool and share the day’s discoveries with your friends via the villa’s DSL/Wi-Fi. The air conditioning in the bedrooms and the anatomical latex mattresses will keep you cool. The warm-welcoming atmosphere created by traditional materials and furnishings, beautiful antiques and paintings, will make this a truly relaxing holiday.

INTERIORS & GROUNDS: A spacious air-conditioned sitting room with fireplace has large glass door leading to the lawn. A glass door also leads from the kitchen out to a shady dining veranda with a stone BBQ, which lends itself to long al fresco meals with unforgettable views over the Umbrian hills. A terraced garden with lawns, fruit trees and rockeries surrounds the house and leads up to the pool area, set 25m/80 feet from the house. The broad lawn with oleanders leads down towards a paved terracotta terrace with a private large swimming pool, 6x12m/20x40 feet, loungers for sunbathing and a gazebo for reading or siestas in the shade.

GROUND FLOOR: Fully equipped kitchen with dining table, sitting room with fireplace, both of which air-conditioned & with mosquito nets. One double air-conditioned bedroom (which can be converted into a twin-bedded room) & ensuite bathroom with shower suitable for disabled guests. FIRST FLOOR: 3 double air-con bedrooms with ensuite bathroom (1 has a Jacuzzi bath + shower).

TODI : 5 miles away from the villa, is the old town of Todi, founded by the Umbrians (some cite the date 2700 BC). Situated in ancient times on the border between the Etruscan and Umbrian territories, not far from Rome and Florence, Todi has been defined as the most livable town on earth, the 'ideal town' by research of the University of Kentucky for its size, its climate, its hilltop location and for its harmonious relationship to its surroundings. A striking artistic centre in a magnificent position dominating the Tiber valley, celebrated for its Roman and Etruscan remains, for its palaces, its churches and its atmospheric medieval environment. Picturesque winding streets, stone buildings, medieval wells, arches, sudden ascents and descents that create various perspectives and dramatic views of faraway valleys, hills and mountains all contribute to Todi's unique appeal.

TODI ATTRACTIONS: In the centre of town is the long rectangular Piazza del Popolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, onto which face the Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo del Capitano all originally 13th cent. civic buildings and the 11th-12th cent. Duomo. The Temple of S.M. della Consolazione (16th-17th cent), built to a plan by Bramante is one of Italy's finest Renaissance Churches. The newly restored Museo Civico e Pinacoteca houses important pieces ranging from rare Etruscan coins to 16th c. Italian paintings. In Todi one can find many cultural events and exhibitions. The annual Todi Festival hosts avant-garde music, dance and film productions. An antiques fair takes place every spring. Many celebrated artists and artisans live and have their studios in Todi. The town is rich in art galleries, craft-shops (ceramic, carving), antiques dealers and restorers. You can enjoy the world-renowned Umbrian cuisine in traditional restaurants & food shops: truffles, wines, olive oils.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Well what a marvellous place, the villa and pool were fantastic. The local towns were very pretty, each in such different ways. The scenery was truly breathtaking, there is just so much to see and do. An absolutely perfect base for our travels, thanks for your advice. Although at the end of our touring we could never wait to return to the villa and its cosy atmosphere. That was only when we could drag ourselves away in first place. We really enjoyed your friendly hospitality. The villa was perfectly private and secluded and the pool was always immaculate just ready for a dive in!- *Annette and Dominic (UK)*---

WE have had a wonderful 2 weeks in Rosaspina, the pool was wonderful, peaceful and never have we heard crickets like these! We've had wonderful meals in the restaurants in Todi and here at the house: Monina's cooking for Sarah's birthday made it perfect. Truly a place to recharge the batteries. You have created a very special place Bruno.-*The Hammond family (Hertfordshire, UK)*
Nov 2007
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13 Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

kingsbridge
5

Beautifully kept villa and pool

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Rosa and Bruno for welcoming us to your beautiful villa, gardens, and pool. We had an amazing week, and were thoroughly looked after. The location is fantastic for all the hill towns in southern Umbria, but is so peaceful and tucked away in the hills.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful week. The property is well located, very peaceful. The house is charming and well renovated. The pool is also on a great location with a beautiful view. The hosts, Rosa and Bruno are also really sweet, responsive and professional. a special note to Rosa who is an amazing cook. Great location as well, easy to visit around. We will definitely return one day!

Grazie mille Rosa, Bruno!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

After weeks of searching for just the right villa in a great central location in Umbria, my girlfriends and I kept coming back to Villa Rosaspina, and so glad we chose to stay here! It was even better than the pictures and description, we spent a lovely week in this beautifully restored, tranquil and relaxing villa. Rosa was such a delight, very helpful and a great cook! The villa is rustic and simply but so tastefully decorated, and very well maintained. We enjoyed the beautiful landscape and the pool was a wonderful way to enjoy the warm afternoons. Todi is charming and just a ten minute drive with great little restaurants. The local EMI grocery store is also quite close with everything you need. We have already recommended this place to others, and would not hesitate to stay again! We had a great girls vacation and Villa Rosaspina was truly the highlight!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio tx
5

Perfect vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

It was our fiftieth anniversary celebration and we couldn't have spent it in a more wonderful spot. Our family of six rented this lovely villa for a week of celebrating, bonding, relaxing,cooking, exploring, eating (our cooking and the wonderful Umbrian cuisine), no drinking the local wines. We were delighted to find the ideal place to make it happen. This charming well appointed, lovingly reconstructed 18th century farmhouse is a jewel set in a magnificent setting. The view, the pool, the location, the appointments and comfort are hard to beat. The icing on the cake is the Bucci family. Rosa is a doll who is not only beautiful but is also a great cook. Both Bruno and Rosa are helpful and most kind. We will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
5

La Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5

It was a dream realized - two weeks under the Umbrian sun with seven dear friends in a private villa! The magical element of this dream was Villa Rosaspina. We couldn't believe our good fortune in finding such an amazing property. The tranquility, the privacy, and the incredible location immediately transported us into the very heart of Umbria. The villa itself is simply yet elegantly designed, with all the basic amenities. The outdoor covered terrace and the pool area, where we spent most of our time when we weren't touring all the easily accessible sites of Umbria, were perfectly positioned to take advantage of the stunning surrounds. We particularly appreciated the fact that each of the four bedrooms had its own ensuite, and each was of comparable size and comfort. The "democratic nature" of this arrangement meant there was no need for any couple to feel like they had to compromise or make do. But the real essence of the place comes from the care and love that the owner Bruno, and his effervescently charming daughter Rosa have put into the stewardship of this piece of paradise. They are the soul of this place, and their utter devotion to the land is evident everywhere. If you've ever wondered what love looks like, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver
5

La Dolce Villa!

  • 5 of 5

It was a dream realized - two weeks under the Umbrian sun with seven dear friends in a private villa! The magical element of this dream was Villa Rosaspina. We couldn't believe our good fortune in finding such an amazing property. The tranquility, the privacy, and the incredible location immediately transported us into the very heart of Umbria. The villa itself is simply yet elegantly designed, with all the basic amenities. The outdoor covered terrace and the pool area, where we spent most of our time when we weren't touring all the easily accessible sites of Umbria, were perfectly positioned to take advantage of the stunning surrounds. We particularly appreciated the fact that each of the four bedrooms had its own ensuite, and each was of comparable size and comfort. The "democratic nature" of this arrangement meant there was no need for any couple to feel like they had to compromise or make do. But the real essence of the place comes from the care and love that the owner Bruno, and his effervescently charming daughter Rosa have put into the stewardship of this piece of paradise. They are the soul of this place, and their utter devotion to the land is evident everywhere. If you've ever wondered what love looks like, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome, Fiumicino at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Pontecuti at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Civitavecchia at 75 Miles Nearest Golf : Perugia at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Todi Ponte Rio at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Todi Ponte Rio at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Todi at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Trasimeno lake at 30 Miles Car: necessary

Villa Rosaspina is situated 5 miles from Todi and stands on the hills around the river Tiber, surrounded by olive-groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries old oak trees. In addition, thanks to the central position in Umbria,close to TUSCANY,you need only get onto the main road, which is just 2 miles away and the finest towns of artistic interest in Italy are within easy reach: it takes only 40min by car to get to Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto and Perugia. Rome 90min, Florence 120min. ---MAIN DISTANCES in miles: Todi 5miles- Deruta 13ml- Assisi 34ml- Orvieto

22ml-Perugia 25ml- Spoleto 25ml- Spello 40ml- Gubbio 45ml- Rome 80ml- Siena 90ml- Florence 118ml- Pisa 160ml-Lucca 168ml- Naples 205ml-Venice 220ml. ---

A I R P O R T S : Perugia 23miles- Rome 93ml -Florence 118ml -Pisa 160ml. NEW: for those coming from the UK, there is a DIRECT FLIGHT, LONDON STANSTED- PERUGIA S.EGIDIO, which is at HALF AN HOUR FROM THE VILLA by car , the flight is operated by Ryanair.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,884
for 7 nights
£1,884
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,930
for 7 nights
£2,930
 
 
August 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,930
for 7 nights
£2,930
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,884
for 7 nights
£1,884
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 7 nights
£1,340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE: Wi-Fi, Taxes, Weekly change linen & towels;Gas; Electricity; Water & Tap Hot Water; Pool & Garden maintenance;Maid service twice a week(Saturday & mid-week); Helpful owner-caretaker in separate house.
SERVICES UPON REQUEST: Air Con €20/day; Heating €40/day;Additional Maid Service €15 per hour;Shopping Service €30. Welcome dinner or in the week €30 per person (min. 4)

Deposit 40%. Balance due 60 days before arrival. Security deposit €600. Final cleaning €150

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 160 m²

Bathrooms

  • Cherry (ground floor) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Toilet, shower & sink wheelchair accessible
  • Fire - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Linden - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Walnut - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cherry (Ground floor) - 1 Large Double Bed, Air con+fly screens+ en suite bathroom wheelchair friendly
  • Walnut (First floor) - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Air conditioning+fly screens + En suite bathroom
  • Linden (First floor) - 1 Large Double Bed, Air conditioning+fly screens + En suite bathroom
  • Fire (First Floor) - 1 Large Double Bed, Air conditioning+fly screens. En suite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The Cherry bedroom and the Linden bedroom can be converted into 2 twin-bedded rooms. The Cherry bedroom with en suite bathroom is wheelchair accessible.

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Assistance: Helpful owner-caretaker in separate house, independent from the villa, to ensure complete privacy. Garden, lawn & pool maintenance. Maid service twice a week (Sat & mid-week).Weekly change of linen & towels. Services upon request: Additional maid service, local cook/chef, catering, organization of special events. Facilities: DSL/Wi-Fi access outdoor/indoor cable broadband internet access. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms & sitting room & kitchen with thermostatic controls in each room. Mosquito nets at sitting room & kitchen windows. Fireplace. Satellite/terrestrial TV, stereo CD/DVD player - Dolby surround. Central heating. Fully-equipped kitchen: dishwasher, fridge, freezer, stove, oven, toaster, filter coffee machine. Stone barbecue. Washing machine. Jacuzzi, hair dryer, anti-allergenic mattresses. Iron & ironing-board, cot, high chair. Private pool 12x6m/20x40ft with sun-lounger’s, table & chairs. Gazebo & veranda furnished with dining table & chairs

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