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



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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.

Details for holiday cottage LA FONTANINA, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

1 bedroom with double bed (160 cm x 190cm (5’3” x 6’3”), bedside tables, wall reading lamps, flat screen wall TV, built-in wardrobe and cupboard with shelves, chest of drawers, book shelves, air-conditioning, safe, window with fly mesh and external shutter. Bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, hand basin with wall mirror plus illuminated magnifying beauty mirror, fitted cupboard with shelves, hairdryer, heated towel rail. Fly mesh in window. IMPORTANT NOTE: wall-mounted wc and bidet which can bear up to 120 kgs (appr 18 stone.) Dining room/kitchen with luxury kitchen unit, well equipped with marble working surface, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, large fridge with freezing unit, coffee percolator, toaster, ample cupboard space, ironing board & iron. Lower level sitting room, air conditioning, sofa, flat screen, satellite TV, stereo, DVD, complimentary internet (Wireless), large, panoramic windows. Separate laundry room with washing machine, ironing b. Total privacy.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Emma, I am the property manager for La Fontanina. I have lived locally since 1999 with my husbands 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!

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Speaks English, German, Italian

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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : St. Egidio Airport, Perugia (Ryanair) at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Niccone at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Perugia at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola (Cortona) trains for Rome & Florence at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Spedalicchio at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Spedalicchio at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


Lake Trasimeno, approx. 40 mins drive away, offers beaches and water sports plus boat trips to the islands. The Adriatic coast is about 2 hours drive away.


Nearest airports:

Perugia 40 min (Ryanair).

Rome 2 hrs 30 min. (Easyjet)

Bologna 2 hrs 30 min.

Florence 2 hrs

Ancona 2 hrs

Rimini 2 hrs

Forlì 1hr 45min

Nearest train station: Terontola (40 minutes)

The use of a car is essential.

Car hire service is available from airports and Terontola station. (Prior reservation necessary).


Nearest village Spedalicchio (10 mins by car); nearest town Umbertide (20 minutes by car). Hilltowns and historic centres within easy driving distance: Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia all approx. 35/40 mins drive; Assisi: 45/50 mins drive.

There is a regular train service to Perugia and Sansepolcro from Umbertide:

Trains from Terontola to Florence (1 and a half hours) and Rome (approx. 2 hours).

Further Details:

The nearest grocery store is in the village of Spedalicchio (10 mins by car). The nearest town centre is Umbertide (20 minutes by car) which has a choice of supermarkets, banks & chemists and a good selection of restaurants. Umbertide also has a colourful market on Wednesday mornings selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to gardening tools, clothes and handbags. There are also restaurants in villages nearer the property (approx. 12 mins and 15 mins by car). Local wine producers sell excellent Umbrian wines.

tennis: courts open to public in Umbertide; riding: Montone (25 mins) Trasimeno lake:(40 mins) beaches and boat trips.

The area is also an oasis of wild life, squirrels, wild boar, deer, porcupines and numerous other species.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May and early June 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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

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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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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