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Farmhouse with Private Pool



Updated: 08-Aug-2016
Farmhouse near Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy - Secluded Position on Wooded Hillside with Stunning Views

3 bedroom converted farmhouse in secluded position on wooded hillside with stunning view over valley. Swimming pool and large garden. House is reached by its own private 'white' road (0.7km) through the woods and is a haven of peace and tranquility. Wonderful place to relax and forget the pressures of everyday life.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Stunning private farmhouse with large pool

  • 5 of 5

Rancione is an excellent base from which to explore Eastern Tuscany (Cortona etc) and Western Umbria (Lago Trasimeno, Assisi, Gubbio etc). We were also able to do a short city break with kids to Rome from here (get the train from Foligno for a good direct service at less than E10 per adult each way).

Rancione itself is stunning, a tastefully renovated 3 bed stone farmhouse with exposed beams over 3 floors, with large private pool (ideal for families beyond toddler age, or adults of course), and beautiful views across the valley towards Petrelle. San Leo Bastia is in the valley behind, and has basic amenities, two bars with little shops, one of which is also a friendly, popular and very good pizzeria (Bar Bucci), but the Conad in Trestina is best for your big food and wine shops. Access is not for the faint-hearted (up winding dirt tracks), but follow the (good) instructions and you will be fine, with easier access from the Petrelle side once you have familiarised yourself.

The reward is complete privacy and tranquility amidst the beautiful wooded hillsides. The outdoor area is great for BBQs (just take plenty of insect repellent), while the kitchen is well equipped for cooking, with large fridge freezer and dishwasher. The wifi is efficient, and we managed to get Sky News on the telly. The beds (a double, a twin and and a single, with extra space / bed for someone on the landing) are surprisingly comfortable, and there are ample bathroom facilities (two en suites and a third loo and shower on the ground floor which also houses the washing machine).

All in all, a genuinely lovely place, and we hope to return one day – the photographs on the website do not do it justice!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to truly get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

The house Rancione is located in a wonderful rural location with real peace, quiet and nature around. There are no immediate neighbors and the house really sits in the middle of the forest. The pool is quite big and the surrounding terrace has spectacular views of the valley below and soaks up the sun from early morning until early evening but with some shading from the big trees.

The house is well equipped and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday: well equipped kitchen with a good fridge and dishwasher, the beds are really good quality, the book shelf has a nice selection of guidebooks and maps for the area, there’s even DVD for a rainy day. The top floor does get quite hot but there is a fan and the downstairs remained cool throughout our visit.

As the house is in the rural parts, a car is needed. The local services within a short ride are more than adequate with great restaurants in every direction and so many places to visit from mountain top villages to the Lake Trasimento nearby.

The flexibility, guidance and information provided by the owners before our trip were top quality and really covered all we needed to know, both on the house and the area.

4 & 1/2 stars, if such a rating would be possible.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Rancione, it was our second visit, we thoroughly enjoyed it again, it is a very comfortable and convenient villa, well equipped and in a beautiful setting, there are fantastic views over the hills,and an excellent swimming pool.

It is in a wonderful situation far from "the madding crowd"!

It is lovely to sit on the patio in the evening and watch the fireflies.

There are supermarkets nearby and good restaurants, and in the village of Leo Bastia a great little taverna which serve good basic food and is family run and is great fun.

Also there are some good walks only 5 minutes by car from the villa.

We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Approximately 45 mins to Lake Trasimeno by car. Approximately 2 hours to nearest beach (Fano).


Distances from airports: Perugia: 45 mins. Bologna/Forli: 2 hours. Florence: 1.5 hours. Rome: 2.5 hours. Ancona: 2 hours. Use of car essential as house is approximately 3.5 km from nearest village. Train stations: Trestina 9 km (FCU, i e not on Trenitalia website) and Terontola (Cortona) 26 km (Mainline).


3.5 km from S Leo Bastia which is 9km from Trestina. Perugia: 45 mins. Assisi 45 mins. Cortona 45 mins. Gubbio 45 mins. Montone 30 mins. Umbertide 30 mins. Citta di Castello 30 mins.

Borgo San Sepolcro 45 mins. Arezzo 1 hour. Siena 1 hour 15 mins. Florence: 1 hour 30 mins.

Further Details:

Nearest village, S Leo Bastia, has 2 bars, each with shops attached. Also good local restaurants. Good supermarkets and other shops in Trestina and Umbertide.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 8
18 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 9
23 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit payable on booking if booked more than six months before start date. 50% deposit payable on booking if booked more than four but less than six months before start date. Remainder due 10 weeks before start date. Whole rental payable on booking if booked less than 8 weeks before start date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival not before 4.00pm, except by arrangement and departure by 10.00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros, payment to be made to our Italian bank account. Will consider lower rates for smaller numbers of occupiers at certain times of year. Full payment on booking 6 months or more before start date and also for two or more consecutive weeks booked in one booking. Heating not included in prices.

50% of agreed rental on booking, balance 10 weeks before the beginning of the letting dates.Discount of 10% for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, This is en suite with bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, on ground floor, doubles as laundry room
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Top floor shower room
  • Shower room on ground floor doubles as utility room. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, wc, basin, bidet. Large bathroom on 2nd floor with shower, wc, basin, bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, room has en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, A camp bed can be put in this room and/or on 1st fl landing
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Single bedroom on ground floor plus camp bed. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on first floor. Twin-bed room and large shower room on second floor.


  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large garden surrounded by woodland. Large (12 metre) pool with lights. 4 sun loungers and ample sitting area around pool. Utility Room: Utility room contains washing machine and tumble dryer. It doubles as shower room with basin and wc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels for up to 6 people can be provided. Property is cleaned and linen washed when there is a changeover of guests. Other: First floor landing (ie former entrance hall) contains large fireplace and ample sitting area.

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