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Romantic Cottage : AC, infinity pool (not shared), free WiFi, stunning location

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Above Spedalicchio, Nr. Umbertide, Umbria, Tuscan/Umbrian Border - Peaceful Location, Niccone Valley On Tuscan/Umbrian Border, Ideal For Couples

La Fontanina is a charming, cosy country cottage in the grounds of the large house; Casa Rosetti where the owners live. La Fontanina is completely separatefrom the main villa Casa Rossetti, enjoying complete privacy; ideal for couples. The cottage has modern comforts & air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The 5x10 meter tiled, infinity pool, with salt system, is set in a spacious lawn with comfortable garden furniture and shady pavilion. In the heart of the countryside, the area offers wonderful walks or trips to nearby historic centres (Cortona, Assisi, Gubbio) and day trips to Florence, Siena and Rome. The village of Spedalicchio, with grocers and bar, is a 10 minute drive away on well kept gravel road. The nearest town, Umbertide, is a 20 minute drive away. Free wifi.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Daykin
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Emma Daykin

My name is Emma, I am the property manager for La Fontanina. I have lived locally since 1999 with my husband and 2 daughters who have grown up here. We live here all the time and have run a small rental agencies of local properties for many years - taking over from my parents who started the business before the internet existed!

Why Emma Daykin chose Umbertide

The peace and beauty of the countryside surrounding La Fontanina can not be exaggerated, it is still very accessible. For a very comfortable stay for a couple in a very well-maintained property, La Fontanina can not be beaten.

What makes this cottage unique

This a managed property, very well cared for. It has AC, Wifi and an infinity pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at La Fontanina. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Thanks once again. We had a wonderful week.

We've just got home from Umbria and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at La Fontanina. The cottage was perfect for us and we had a lovely time enjoying the garden, pool and the wildlife.

I will certainy recommend you to others and if we ever decide to stay in the area again we will be hard pushed to find anywhere as lovely and will definitley contact you!
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Umbertide in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is not suitable for children. Guests are kindly requested not to smoke indoors. No pets. Included in rental: Weekly cleaning and complete linen change (sheets, towels, tea towels, tablecloth, table mats, pool towels). The cottage is equipped with one kitchen roll, sugar, salt & spices, 2 bottles of mineral water, rubbish bags, toilet roll, small supply of soap and shower cap. There is also a holiday house-book with full information for guests regarding the property, places of interest to visit and local restaurants, etc. Outside: The entire property is fenced and has an electronically operated gate. The cottage has its own parking area and al-fresco eating area with built-in barbecue (carbon-burning). The property has a terraced garden with 3 separate lawns, pathways, steps, and olive grove. Tiled, infinity pool with salt system, 5m x 10m. Garden furniture consists of 6 sun beds and two umbrellas by pool. There is an open sided pavilion near pool with table and chairs for relaxing in the shade. The pool is only for cottage guests and is open from the early May to the end September.


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Cottage : AC, infinity pool (not shared), free WiFi, stunning location
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Outstanding accommodation and countryside

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Umbria and we didn't know what to expect. We were delighted with our choice of La Fontanina, it couldn't have been better. We completely relaxed with the warm welcome, lovely weather and the tranquility of the stunning countryside. The cottage was all we needed, comfortable and exceptionally clean. Many thanks to Anne and Giancarlo.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gently rolling hills and total peace

  • 5 of 5

The cottage although compact is very well presented and beautifully clean, everything was in good working order. There are numerous shady seating areas throughout the grounds. The pool was always spotlessly clean. Anne and GianCarlo were friendly but discreet. Very good value for money and in many ways a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for taking the time to write it. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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La Fontanina is an amazing property - immaculate and beautifully maintained.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at La Fontanina. We visited Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Montone and Citta del Castello but were always glad to return 'home'!! It was extremely hot during our stay and we were very glad of the air conditioning and the pool. We thoroughly enjoyed food at La Locanda di Nona Gelsa and wine tasting at Ristorante I Girasoli di Sant' Andrea, both of which are not far from La Fontanina. Ann and her husband, who own the property, are delightful hosts. The property is high up and the views of the Umbrian landscape are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hilary, we are grateful for your review and very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent property which meets all your requirements: clean and well equipped House, superior garden with a pool.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 wonderful weeks at La Fontanina. What a beautiful country, friendly people and fabulous food! Giancarlo and Anne, were a lovely, kind couple. The villa was perfect in every way, gardens, pool, views, peace!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property lacking nothing.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored La Fontanina; the property is stunning and wants for nothing inside and the location is superb. Ann and her husband were perfect hosts, there to help when needed and very much invisible when we were around the villa. We will be back either next year or 2018!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
St. Egidio Airport, Perugia (Ryanair)
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Terontola (Cortona) trains for Rome & Florence
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Umbertide, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Rates are for up to a maximum of 2 guests. Up to 10kW of electricity free/day - this is more than enough for normal use. Any additional is charged separately and paid directly.
Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day, minimum stay 3 nights. Arrival time between 4pm and 7pm. Departure time by 10.00 am (Please advise the owner if the arrival time cannot be met).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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