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Spacious Villa in Tranquil Setting with Solar Heated Pool, Views and Wifi

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

San Pietro a Monte, near Trestina, Umbria - On Beautiful Wooded Hillside with Uninterruped Views across Valley

Ca de Luca is a 200 year old stone-built former farmhouse with private solar heated pool. The accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, sleeps 12 + 2 infants. It is situated 1.5kms up a white road in a clearing on a beautiful wooded hillside with uninterrupted views extending across to the other side of the valley. It is conveniently located for visiting all the key attractions in this beautiful part of Umbria and Tuscany. The location is peaceful with very little if any traffic noise. The property retains all its intrinsic character including terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. The house has been furnished as a home rather than a holiday rental and is child friendly with 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs and plates and cutlery suitable for children. Trestina is 15 mins away for all your food shopping and other practical requirements. The house has recently been installed with wi fi internet access for those of you who want to remain in touch.


Owner
Lucinda Yorke
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

About Lucinda Yorke

I fell in love with Italy many years ago when as a child I holidayed there often with my parents. As an 18 year old I went to live and work in Florence for 2 years and traveled throughout Tuscany and Umbria. My husband has a job which necessitates us moving house every couple of years, so we bought Ca de Luca to be our "home" and we return as often as we can. We have our own apartment within the house which we use during the winter months, which is not accessible for our guests. In the Summer we open up the rest of the villa for rent and for 3 weeks we invite friends and family to stay with us.

Lucinda Yorke purchased this villa in 2000

Why Lucinda Yorke chose Umbria

Primarily we bought Ca de Luca as a house to call home and for us to be able to have all our friends and family to stay. We fell in love with the property straight away, despite seeing many houses and despite the fact it was very neglected. The garden had nearly overtaken the house, there was a colony of bats living in the house and it was filthy inside. Over a number of years, we made renovations and improvements and did a huge amount of DIY. This was a joy for us as the housing provided by my husband's job didn't allow for us to make any changes or make the house our own. Umbria is a beautiful region, not maybe the classic Italy that everyone thinks of, which is Tuscany, but it is less touristy even now 17 years after we bought the house and there are SO many beautiful villages and towns to visit close by or just enjoy the tranquil and peaceful setting and lounging by the pool.

What makes this villa unique

Ca de Luca is over 200 years old and has beautiful views across unspoiled countryside. It is easily accessible, being only 1.6 kms up a white road (as they're called in Italy i.e. an unsurfaced track). Many houses will be a long way from a road (which the owners won't tell you in their adverts!), so it's easy to get to the local shops, restaurants or to travel further afield for sightseeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third visit and as always it was a fantastic holiday.
Aug 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

It is about 50 mins drive to the beach at Tuoro on Lake Trasimeno where you can windsurf, canoe, pedalo, kite surf (when conditions permit) take a ferry trip to the islands or just soak up the sun.

Travel:

Perugia - 40 mins, Ryanair from Stansted. Rome - 2.5 hours. Bologna - 2 hours - BA from Heathrow, Easyjet from Gatwick and Ryanair from Stansted. Ancona - 1.5 hours - Ryanair. All the major car hire firms are represented at the airports and it is essential to have a car. Detailed directions will be supplied together with a map when you rent this property.

Distances:

Distances by car for sightseeing, Citta di Castello, Monte Santa Maria Tiberini 15-20 mins, Monterchi, Anghiari, Sansepolcro 30 mins. Arezzo 45 mins. Gubbio, Perugia, Cortona 40 mins, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno 50 mins. Florence 1.5 - 2 hrs.

Further Details:

The nearest town, Trestina, is 15 minutes by car and has several supermarkets, post office, baker, butchers, fishmonger (Fri), freshly prepared takeaway food, bars, chemist, internet cafe, clothes and toy shops and tennis court. Just a few minutes from the house in the next door village of Calzolaro, there is pony trekking available. There are several restaurants and pizzerias, 1 in particular is highly recommended with an extensive menu and wine list.

Ca de Luca is an ideal base for sightseeing trips including Perugia and Assisi, Florence and Sienna. There are also many smaller hilltop towns in the area; Gubbio, Citta di Castello, Sansepolcro, Monterchi, Cortona and Montone among others.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Città di Castello in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed outside only
  • Up to 2 infants in travel cots allowed over and above 12 adults/children in beds
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 2 shower rooms, both with basin and wc. 1 large bathroom containing a bath and handheld shower, basin and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 + 2 Infants (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 good-sized double bedrooms (1st floor). 1 twin bedroom (1st floor). 1 large double bedroom (2nd floor). 2 good sized twin bedrooms (2nd floor).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is well-equipped for children, with 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs at no extra charge. The house is let on a self-catering basis. We provide a welcome back of basic foodstuffs for your arrival. We have 2 English caretakers who will come and see you the day after you have arrived to ensure that your stay goes smoothly. The double bedrooms all have 5' 3" metal framed beds. The linen is crisp, predominantly white cotton with light summer duvets for cooler nights. The twin beds are 3' wide and again all the linen is cotton. All the rooms are prettily but simply furnished and decorated. All the windows have built-in mosquito nets on them. There are room fans available for each bedroom. Pets - only by permission from the owners. Outside: Terrace with steps leading up to the pool house where sunloungers, cushions, pool toys, barbecue, WC and drying racks for wet clothes can be found. The swimming pool is 10m x 5m and has a saltwater chlorinator (very good for the skin!) The pool has a large paved surround with ample room for sunbathing, but with plenty of natural shade as well. At one end of the swimming pool is a large covered pergola with an enormous travertine marble table with seating for 16 people. It provides shade for long leisurely lunches, and has electric lighting, together with candles for warm evenings. The gardens, extend to approximately 3 acres, of terracing, trees, and shrubs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The maids come once a week on changeover days to clean and change the linen, including swimming towels. Other: Dining room with a large table seating up to 12 and French doors leading onto the breakfast terrace complete with table and chairs. Entrance hall with guide books and maps for the area and French doors leading out onto the terrace.

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Spacious Villa in Tranquil Setting with Solar Heated Pool, Views and Wifi
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Super vakantie, ongestoord genieten in alle rust.

  • 4 of 5

Heel erg fijne vakantie gehad met een familie van 11. Ontzettend genoten van de rust, de stilte. De omgeving rond het huis is fantastisch. Wel redelijk afgelegen wat maakt dat je toch even moet rijden om bij een grote supermarkt te geraken.

Beddenlinnen, handdoeken, handdoeken voor rond het zwembad waren allemaal aanwezig.

Ook de kinderbedjes en stoelen waren aanwezig. De buitentafel voorziet meer dan genoeg plaats en regelmatig ook schaduw om te schuilen van de warme zon.

De problemen met het internet werden zo snel mogelijk verholpen.

Algemeen heel erg genoten van 10 dagen in san pietro a monte. Zeker een aanrader voor wie weg wil uit de toeristische drukte en wil genieten in de volle natuur.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Città di Castello, Italy

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
 
Low Season
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Low Season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Cot and highchair hire is free of charge, but please tell the owners if you require them. There is no breakage deposit, but we would ask that you notify the caretakers so it can be replaced if required.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive after 4.00pm and depart by 10.00am to allow time for cleaning and linen to be changed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are inclusive of cleaning, electricity, gas, linen, towels (bath and pool), 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs and basic food for Sat evening and Sun morning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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