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Spacious Country House With Large Pool In Idyllic Umbrian countryside

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Emma
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

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 Terni area

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in San Gemini in San Gemini

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have fantastic views over rolling countryside, high beamed ceilings, floor fans 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Spacious Country House With Large Pool In Idyllic Umbrian countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

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: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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Location

Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Centrale
Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Val Anticha
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Orte on the A1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Campagnola
Nearest Beach
99 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in San Gemini, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
High Season 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
£1,695
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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