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Villa With Private Pool And Woodland Views



Updated: 30-Oct-2016
Villa near Gagliettole, Collazone, Umbria, Italy - Modern Villa With Traditional Features In Peaceful Location

Villa Carolina is an independent cottage or villetta built in 2002 near the village of Gaglietolle in Umbria. The villa is situated on a gently sloping hillside with views of the surrounding woodland and valley below. It is built in a traditional style with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings but has all the modern facilities required.

The rental accommodation has 2 bedrooms, one with king size bed and an en-suite wet room and the other with two single beds that can be made up as a double. This room also has an additional single bed which is available for a small additional fee. There is a good sized family bathroom between the bedrooms with a double shower, sink, toilet and bidet. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen adjacent to the living room with views over the valley below and there are double French windows leading from the living room onto the covered terrace which has views of the fields and woodlands behind the house. There is also a boot room/utility room as you enter the house which houses the washing machine.

The villa has a nice, secluded garden on three levels, including a newly planted orchard and a vegetable patch, which provide fresh fruit and vegetables in season. The virtually chlorine free private 5 x 10m infinity pool and covered terrace offer a cool respite from the hot summer days.

The villa is close to the border with Tuscany making a number of the major cultural centres of both Umbria and Tuscany such as Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Sienna, Cortona and many more easily accessible.

Festivals are held in the area throughout the year, and Spoleto's Festival Dei Due Mondi in June & Perugia's Umbria Jazz in early July both provide a special experience.

The owners live in a separate apartment on site and are available to assist you in enjoying your holiday and can also arrange extras such as winery visits, visits to a local olive oil mill and on site beauty therapy treatments. Meals and fresh bread can also be provided on request.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have been spending as much leisure time as possible in Italy for over 20 years. We were married in Volterra, Tuscany in 1993 with family and friends in attendance. In 2004 we decided to take the plunge and buy our own home in Italy. After searching estate agent web sites and viewing many houses that summer, we fell in love with Villa Carolina. 6 months later we finally closed the deal on our new Italian home. Since then we have built up a number of friends in Italy, both ex pat and local Italians. We have been letting Villa Carolina to guests for the past 10 years and enjoy helping our guests to have a wonderful holiday. In 2009 we created additional private accommodation in Villa Carolina for our own use and live on site.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you both for letting us enjoy a slice of your Umbrian heaven. We had all the ingredients for a fantastic holiday - great villa and essential pool, historic sights to see, good local food and wine, perfect weather.' - The Parker Family, Newbury, July 2007.

'We had a wonderful time in your beautiful 'viletta'. The swimming pool is fantastic and the house is well equipped with everything you could need. Thank you for all the effort you've put in to make such a lovely place for guests to enjoy. We're sad to leave!' - Ed and Eilleen Naughton, Fife, Scotland, July 2007.
Nov 2006
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25 Reviews

based on 25 holidaymaker reviews


The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew that this was going to be a wonderful place to stay. We were greeted by the owners Carol & Mel who sat us down with a chilled glass of prosecco and nibbles while we took in the beautiful views that beheld us. The accommodation had everything you could possibly need and we truly felt at home.

The real selling point however is the outside space. The swimming pool and surrounding area is lovingly cared for by Carol & Mel and the abundance of colour is beautiful. Sitting in the evening on the upper terrace (off the main living area) and looking out at the breath taking views cannot be adequately described in words alone and the tranquillity we felt was just what was needed to recharge our batteries.

We also took advantage of Carol's excellent culinary skills and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious freshly made lasagne she prepared for us. Definitely worth a try especially if you are going out for the day and want a lovely meal on your return.

Carol & Mel were also extremely helpful and informative and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. In fact, they even collected a takeaway pizza for us one evening as they were going themselves - I would say that is definitely going the extra mile!

Their main aim is to make your stay as perfect as possible and I have to say this was achieved ten fold - we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely and detailed review. We do try to give our guests a special experience here at Villa Carolina and are very pleased that we feel that we gave you just that. We look forward to seeing you here again in the not too distant future. Mel and Carol
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Lovely, well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

Great villa, two good size bedrooms, lovely outside seating area and a fab, decent sized pool. It was super clean and incredibly well equipped, Carol has thought of everything from towels for the pool to fluffy dressing gowns in the bedrooms. Also has great wifi and a fab selection of books, board games and dvds.

Carol also provides homemade meals upon request, which we took advantage of twice during our stay. Cannelloni and lasagne, both really delicious!

Nearest supermarkets and restaraunts are only 5 mins by car, and we found some lovely little towns nearby within half an hours drive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Carolina and all our little extras. We do hope to see you all again in the future.
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Lovely holiday. Villa and pool lovely. Hosts are the best x

  • 5 of 5

We decided to try Italy for a change and we are so pleased we did. This villa was great as was the pool. Also having carol and Mel there helped us find different places to visit. We had very hot weather so got out and about a few times. But the villa was so nice and relaxing we just wanted to stay there and enjoy pool and have BBQ s. Not far for the local supermarket and patisserie Some nice local places to visit too with lovely restaurants Also thank you for the amazing welcome pack. You have thought of everything and little extras for us holiday makers. We spent all of our time when at the villa outside enjoying every minute as it is so pretty and nice. So thank you from all of us.Phoebe didn't want to leave. Which is a surprise as she Is usually ready for home Hopefully we will return one day. As this has been my favourite villa I have stayed at. Can see why you are both so happy there. Thank you for letting us share your little bit of Italy. Julie. Len. And Phoebe xxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased that we were able to give you a special first holiday in Italy, one of many we hope. I am glad that all our little extras made things even better and we hope to see you all again here in the not too distant future. Carol and Mel x
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  • 5 of 5

Every aspect of our stay at Villa Carolina was thoroughly enjoyable. Carol & Mel welcomed us very warmly into their beautiful property, where everything is immaculate and superbly equipped. The pool area is particularly lovely and most welcome in the heat of summer. The villa is stocked with everything you could possibly wish for, with superb attention to detail, and is well located to visit the sights of Umbria and beyond.

Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and they continue to develop the property, taking note of suggestions by their guests.

The welcome pack was most thoughtful and much appreciated. We also took advantage of Carol’s catering a couple of nights, and her pasta is equal to anything we ate in Italy. Umbria itself is stunning, with friendly people, spectacular scenery and delicious food and wines at very reasonable prices. I have already recommended the property to a colleague.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and wishing you all the best for the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and found that everything lived up to your expectations. We have spent a number of years improving our service and are pleased to find that you think that we are getting it right. We are aided in that by the setting and our proximity to the E45 which makes getting around so easy. As you found, Umbria has so much to offer right on our doorstep.
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Bella Villa Carolina

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Carolina - 2 weeks of heaven in a lovely house in beautiful Umbria. The villa is extremely well equipped and is in a fantastic location for getting out and about not only to see Umbria but also parts of Tuscany. The infinity pool is superb and the whole pool area beautifully equipped with sunbeds, seating and table and chairs. Carol and Mel are fantastic hosts providing a warm welcome when you arrive, a super welcome basket full of goodies, useful local information and many extras in the house such as fans, pool towels and hair driers - not always provided in rental properties but so helpful if luggage space is an issue. All in all a fantastic holiday spot that we would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to welcome back previous guests. I was especially touched when you told Mel that this was the first time that you had ever returned to a rental property. We hope to see you here again.
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Lovely property & v helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Villa Carolina. The property was well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Mel and Carol who live downstairs were very helpful hosts and went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. We brought our 18 month year old with us and she had a great time in the pool and the villa was perfect for her with a cot and high chair provided. Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you all enjoyed your holiday, always a bit challenging with very small children. We hope to see you all again one day. Regards Mel and Carol
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From the Owner

Umbria is beautiful with many hilltop medieval towns and villages, all with something to visit and spectacular scenery. The local people are friendly and all of our guests have mentioned how welcoming they are. Our home is only a short drive from the E45 Superstrada, making access easy from a number of airports and making Villa Carolina an excellent base for exploring Umbria and southern Tuscany. Villa Carolina is situated in a small hamlet with only a few houses nearby. Once at Villa Carolina you can switch off from the world in a truly unique and peaceful setting.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Lago Trasemeno - Umbria's largest lake, is less than 40 minutes drive away and offers a range of water sports.


The nearest Airport is Perugia which is less than 30 minutes away with flights from London Stansted via Ryanair. Other airports are Rome (Fumicino and Ciampino) and Ancona - all are less than 2 hours away. Pisa airport is approximately 3 hours drive. A number of carriers offer flights to these airports from local airports around the UK. A car is essential to explore the wonderful medieval hill top towns of this part of Umbria.


The capital of Umbria, Perugia, is 30 minutes away and the delightful towns of Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, Montefalco, Trevi, Cortona all within an hour's drive. Sienna, Florence, Urbino and Rome are within 2 hours.

Further Details:

A welcome pack of wine, water, milk, eggs and home made bread is provided and the kitchen is supplied with basics such as tea, coffee, sugar etc. We also provide a regularly updated pack giving more information about the villa and surrounding area. The nearest local shops are only 5 minutes drive away and include a well stocked supermarket. The nearby village of Collepepe offers a full range of shops, including an excellent Macelleria (butcher).

There are 3 local restaurants within 5 minutes drive and many other restaurants within the local area. You will find a number of banks in the local towns and the machines take UK bank cards with a selection of languages.

Information about local places of interest can be found in our welcome pack and in the information pack that we send out to our clients.

We live in our own private accomodation with a separate entrance in the basement of Villa Carolina and and are available to welcome guests and provide assistance where required. We can also offer additional facilities such as home cooked meals and advance shopping if required.

We can also offer a range of beauty treatments to our guests in the comfort of the villa. In addition winery tours and tastings and a tour of a traditional olive oil mill can be arranged - please contact us for more information.

For those with an interest in history, culture and music, there is a wealth of things to do and see throughout the region. Of special note is the Spoleto Festival in late June and Umbria Jazz in July. Perugia's Umbria Jazz attracts a host of big names not all of them traditional Jazz artists. As well as some great traditional jazz concerts and street parades, there are excellent outdoor concerts in the main arena. In past years headline acts have included; Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Prince and Sting.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before your visit (or immediately if booking is within 8 weeks)
A refundable security deposit of £150 is required.
Discounts are applied for multiple weeks.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday. Alternative change over dates may be negotiated off season, please contact the owners. Check out time 10am. Check in time after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are in UK Pounds. Prices for medium and high season are for a minimum of 7 nights. Discounts are available for multiple weeks. Minimum stay in low season is 3 nights.
Additional charges will be applied for heating and/or wood for the fire where required. Normally low season only. These will be applied in the local currency (euro).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Our property has all the conveniences of home with the added luxury of a spectacular infinity pool. We are constantly working to improve our client's experience and welcome comments on improvements, although the suggestion of an escalator from the pool to the kitchen is a little beyond our reach and budget! However, we have installed steps from the terrace direct to the pool so that guests have the option of taking the steps or the walk down the driveway. Now that we are living on site we can offer guests some extras that they may not find elsewhere such as advance shopping for all your immediate requirements, home cooked meals on arrival or during your stay and even Carol's home baked bread. Just tell us what you would like and we will do our best to provide it.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This room is a wet room with toilet, sink and shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En suite wet room to bedroom 1 consisting of WC, shower and sink. Family bathroom with large double shower, wc, bidet and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, A baby's cot is available
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed, Two single beds and one full size day bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds but can be made up as a double. An additional single bed is available in bedroom 2 if required for an extra fee of £10 per night.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Fans are available in the bedrooms and living rooms Outside: Outside the villa there is ample parking for several cars. Surrounding the villa there is a mature garden with outside lighting. The 5x10m infinity swimming pool is open from early May until Late September and is for the exclusive use of Villa Carolina residents. The pool area is furnished with a further ceramic table with 6 ironwork chairs, a seating area with a sofa and two chairs and 4 comfortable sunloungers together with 4 large sunshades and a covered swing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linens and towels (including swimming) are included. The property is cleaned weekly on Saturday. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request. Other: Through the French windows there is a covered terrace overlooking the pool and woodlands behind the house. Furnished with a locally made ceramic table with six ironwork chairs and a comfortable outdoor sofa and armchairs making it a relaxing outdoor room.

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