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Spacious Country House With Large Pool In Idyllic Umbrian countryside

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 10 with 13m pool, idyllic rural setting but 10 mins from the village

Peace and tranquillity, in a secluded valley yet within minutes of restaurants, a medieval village and the shops. Everything you could hope for from a traditional Umbrian farm house, combined with everything you would dream of in contemporary living.

Take a look at our Video Tour: https://youtu.be/0f8eSYu2Nko

A thirteen meter swimming pool looks out over sunflower fields and olive groves to the mountains of the Marche in the distance. The pool is fenced for your children's safety. Combined with an adventure playground, home cinema, broadband internet it's the perfect family holiday destination.

The house has 5 bedrooms and 3 shower/bathrooms. A large 49 square meter barrel vaulted sitting room with grand piano and French doors to the garden. A real chef's kitchen with 5 burner Smeg, twin fridges, multitude of appliances, pasta maker, Magimix, microwave, blender, wok, masses of pots pans and kitchen utensils.

The house is set in a hectare of land with walnut, olive and fruit trees providing plenty of shade from the Umbrian sun. A small river runs through the valley which is brimming with wildlife, birds, butterflies and even the odd porcupine.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Emma

We bought and restored the house in 2000. I write music for a living and have frequently used the house as a base for work - hence the grand piano! My wife used to run a fresh organic baby food company so the kitchen won't disappoint anyone who loves to cook. The local community is wonderfully supportive and filled with character and characters. You won't forget a holiday here.

Emma purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Emma chose San Gemini

Once you see where it is it will be obvious why we chose this one. The combination of rural peace and tranquility, you can hardly see another house, the deep dark of the night and the proximity to the most wonderful medieval village was a real winner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We went to casanova to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The house is fantastic and the area surrounding everything we hoped for. The little village is onyl about 5 minutes drive and had everything we could need. We would definitely recommend it to others.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in San Gemini in Province of Terni

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Portable air conditioning unit
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Portable air conditioning unit
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , bunk beds, a baby crib and portable air conditioning unit
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Portable air conditioning unit
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Portable air conditioning unit
  • All bedrooms have fantastic views over rolling countryside, high beamed ceilings, air conditioning units and chest of drawers. Bedroom 1 with double bed and double aspect. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds - can be configured as a double. Bedroom 4 with double bed and double aspect. Bedroom 5 with twin beds and double aspect. The configuration means it's ideal for two families sharing as each will have their own space ast eiher end of the house.Two bathrooms on the first floor both with walk in mosaic showers. Downstairs there is a small shower and toilet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • tennis


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Spacious Country House With Large Pool In Idyllic Umbrian countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Homely and spacious property with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a fun and relaxing week in Umbria at this beautiful country house. The interior was spacious and well stocked with everything you'd need for a relaxing holiday. The two toddlers were well provided for as well, which saved us bringing a lot of additional luggage.

The exterior was beautiful. A well maintained pool, play area and outdoor eating space kept us all entertained.

Emma was quick to respond to our little queries and questions.

This is a great find. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded large family house, Relaxing loggia, wonderful pool, fascinating nature, lovely open views.

  • 5 of 5

Casanova, a wonderful house to relax in and step away from the hectic pace of life in London. It is a real home from home. The owner Emma is so very helpful - nothing was too much trouble and she responded quickly to any queries we had. She and Guy have really thought of everything at Casanova so we could relax fully on holiday! We appreciated the well equipped kitchen, a drinks fridge for the hot weather, the large loggia with pretty lights strung up for the evening, a huge table for eating outside which we loved. We enjoyed family games nights in and out. We spent many days in the large pool complete with a selection of inflatables which were provided. We had wacky races in the pool, handstand and diving competitions with our 3,6,9,12 and 15 year old. We had table football tournaments many evenings,and my dad and I enjoyed the grand piano too. The boys played basketball and if it had been cooler would have used the bikes. There are colourful sunflower fields and olive trees all around. There are great places to eat just a 5-10 min drive away. The beds in the rooms are comfortable, the bedding pretty, the showers were powerful too! We had many fascinating encounters with nature in the garden: holding a baby lizard which we found near the pool, pretty butterflies, a toad, a giant grass hopper, swallows, baby ladybirds, waking to the sound of birdsong, an abundance of fireflies which delighted us in the evenings, beautiful clear nights and thousands of stars to behold. There a several good places to eat nearby, a smaller supermarket 10 mins away, and the very interesting Cospea supermarket in Terni. From San Gemini, we visited many interesting places too. Our favourites were Narni from which CS Lewis named Narnia, the beautiful town of Spoleto, amazing Roman ruins at Carsulae, Orvieto, 2 very doable day trips to Rome by train from Orte, a water park south of lake Trasimeno, the Marmore falls, Assisi. We spent three memorable, fun and relaxing weeks at Casanova. This is a perfect family holiday retreat if you want to get away from it all and experience the real Umbria. Selfishly, I would love Casanova to remain a well kept secret but it is a place to be shared. We would have happily spent another 3 weeks here! We will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It is lovely when guests really get the most out of the house and surrounding area and appreciate the wildlife too. We look forward to welcoming you again. Emma
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Magnifique propriété au calme absolu

  • 5 of 5

Après avoir silloné la Toscane pendant des années, j'ai découvert l'OMBRIE qui est tout aussi belle !!! La région est magnifique avec beaucoup de choses à visiter: Assises, Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Narni, Perouse et Civita di Bagnoregio. N'hésitez pas non plus à aller a Bolsena et manger au bord du lac (La Trattoria da Giggeto est une merveille). Rome n'est qu'à une heure et vous tendra les mains aussi. Au niveau de la maison, elle est parfaite si vous cherchez le calme absolu dans un endroit un peu retrié de la ville, le premier village se situe à 3 ou 4 km et vous y trouverez tout ce que vous avez besoin. Le boulanger (près du Conad - suivez les indications) vous apportera même le pain tous les matins à domicile et ses pizzas sont délicieuses !

Points positifs:

- Maison bien tenue, spacieuse et bien agencée.

- Piscine est à 50 m de la maison ce qui vous permet de faire une sieste pendant que les enfants continuent à jouer.

- Propriétaire répond très vite à vos mails et très gentille.

- Grande piscine de 13 m (avec 2 m de profondeur par endroit)

- Magnifique vues et maison au calme absolu (mais proche de l'autroroute +/- 10 minutes)

Points d'amélioration:

- Les alentours de la piscine nécessiteraient un entretien (couper quelques branches pour garantir plus de soleil l'après-midi à la piscine) et le placement d'une petite douche.

- Pas d'air condionné : Ce qui peut etre compliqué lors des grosses chaleurs (mais le placement serait bientot prévu - a confirmer)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In een prachtige omgeving hebben wij enorm genoten van ons verblijf in het landhuis Casanova. Compleet en van gemakken voorzien, fijne (ook schaduwrijke) zitplekken, ruim opgezet, veel groen, charmante/ gezellige inrichting en schoon.

Goede service en contact met eigenaren, supermarkt op 5 min rijden. Leuke plaatsjes iets verder rijden (circa 45-60 minuten). Niet erg toeristisch, vriendelijke mensen.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Centrale
Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Val Anticha
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Orte on the A1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Ski: Rieti, just 45 mins from the house, is the favoured ski resort of Romes winter sports fans.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in San Gemini, Umbria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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