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Romantic Cottage : AC, infinity pool, free WiFi, stunning countryside location.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

La Fontanina is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

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Property Manager
Emma Daykin
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

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 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.

Why Emma Daykin chose Perugia area

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.

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at La Fontanina. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits.

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 Umbria

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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 its own 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 28 May to 24 September 2016.


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(5 traveller reviews)


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: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An outstanding villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

With temperatures in the high 30's Celsius the air conditioning was a must and the swimming pool perfect. The villa is a renovated detached farm building thoughtfully furnished in a comfortable farmhouse style and equipped to an extremely high modern standard. Outside are dining and sitting areas with so much space that you feel you have the property to yourselves, particularly as the main building is at a distance and largely out of sight. The owners are very helpful and provided full local knowledge. Just as well as we were spending the week preparing for our daughter's wedding in Montone, a local mediaeval hilltop village which is well worth a visit. The villa was well maintained and faultlessly clean. The local town of Umbertide provides shopping, restaurants etc. and further afield are Perugia and Assisi. The local airport is Perugia but we flew into Bologna and hired a car which worked well. We thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is better than it looks on the photos. It has been designed and finished and furnished with great style by the architect owner who built it for his own guests rather than the public. There are appealing outdoor areas and the hectre of land which is shared with the owner has all sorts of wonderful landscapped touches. The owners take pride in maintaining everything to a very high standard. We really appreciated the infinity pool with sunlounges and distant views. It is like having a resort to yourselves. The charming owners will look after you well (or will leave you alone if you prefer). The property is out in the country so is quiet and is somewhat elevated so it does not suffer from excessive summer heat.

The proof of our recommendation is that we went back a second year for a week and a half. We also recommended the cottage to friends who have booked too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Fontanina Review

  • 5 of 5

Upon driving up the winding road to La Fontanina, you get a little insight into the beautiful views and countryside of what awaits, and it just gets better when you turn into the property. La Fontanina is a charming cottage in a stunning setting. It was perfect for our honeymoon, as the cottage was so cute and romantic and ideal for a luxury break for two. It was incredibly clean and well equipped and the owners added to the charm, by being pleasant, thorough, informative and respectful of our privacy. They really were great - giving us advice on where to go and what to do and showing us around the cottage upon arrival. We arrived to water, prosecco, tea & coffee, etc, which was more than what we expected.

Even though the cottage is set on the owners' land, it is tucked away and surrounded by trees, so you do not feel imposed upon. The cottage itself has all you need and we loved being able to sit outside and have a BBQ in the evening. The pool is fantastic and we were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves - perfect for honeymooners!

The area is stunning - a view to be seen everywhere you go. We kept ourselves busy on some days by visiting cute, old villages and going on wine tours, but we also spent a lot of the time lazing by the pool and eating and drinking. One day we arranged a private chef to come and cook for us whilst we ate wine outside, and the cottage was perfectly equipped for this. The nearby town of Umbertide has plenty of supermarkets that are full to the brim with stunning Italian food.

We would thoroughly recommend La Fontanina for a special trip. We had the most wonderful honeymoon there and didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September to mid-October 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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