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Traditional Large Farmhouse, Infinity Pool, Large Gardens And La Dolce Vita

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Farmhouse Villa in Cenerente, Perugia, Italy - Rural Setting But Within Easy Reach Of All Amenities And The Historic And Artistic Sites

Casa Timo, named from the smell of the thyme as you walk across the garden, is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Tetzio above the village of Cenerente with fabulous views across to Capocavello and the hills surrounding Lake Trasimeno. Even though it is secluded within its own olive groves and vineyard and is in a national park, it is only a few minutes drive from the amenities of the local village, including supermarket and 'Notorious' the local bar/restaurant. It is only 5 minutes from 2 large supermarkets, 5 miles from the old hill top center of Perugia and 12 miles from Perugia airport. The house, an old farm, has been converted into a private residence with all the Umbrian features of marble, terracotta, pinelle floors and wood but with the modern features of marbled wet rooms and bathrooms, modern full equipped kitchen, a totally private infinity edged pool for your sole use and covered terrace dining area. Along with its working pizza oven, it is very easy to enjoy the full experience of the Italian way of life.

The main house, as priced, is designed for 12 people, with a separate annex that can accommodate an extra 2 people at an extra. All the facilities however are for 14 people.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

David (Historic Building Conservationist) and Jill (Professional Film and TV make up Designer) have rescued and carefully renovated this Casa over the last 9 years.

This property is their personal bolt hole but makes a fabulous holiday home for a large extended family or family friends wishing to go on holiday together.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'How idyllic, what a beautiful place and location.' Dawn H. Epsom.

'What a fabulous house and taste of Italy, we will be back over and over again.' Louis W. Somerset.

'The most idyllic located fig tree in the world' James B. Bristol.

'A fantastic week and everything was even better than expected. We would love to come back and will definitely recommend it.' Jacqui D. Newcastle.

I just wanted to repeat what a wonderful time we had. Casa Timo is a beautiful place with fantastic facilities, and it gave us a really memorable holiday. I will happily spread the word. Peter M. London.

'You totally undersold the villa, it was fabulous, we had a really great time, and I cant stop thinking about the views.' Helen H. Bristol.
Oct 2008
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4 Reviews

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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect Retreat for a Large fAMILY

  • 5 of 5

We used Casa Timo for a week after our wedding, taking all our adult children with us. We named it our familymoon, and we had the most wonderful time. As a group of 14, we never found ourselves on top of one another, there are so many lovely places within the house and gardens to relax and spend some quiet time. The house was beautifully decorated, well equipped and very clean. The information that the owner provided for us was invaluable, it saves a day of your holiday researching where to go and what to see if your host has all those recommendations for you. The pool was lovely, but a little cold for me, the hardier members of the family were never out of it, the chess board in the garden was well used too. But mainly the loggia was our favourite place where we ate and sat out with several bottles of prosecco and just enjoyed the fabulous atmosphere of the house and quietness of the area. The views are wonderful, the house is a real treat and I would recommend highly. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another delightful holiday in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second holiday in this delightful farm house high in the Umbrian hills with easy access by car to Perugia and the surrounding area.

This old farm house has been beautifully converted by the owners and provides very comfortable and extensive accommodation for up to 12 guests. The rooms are large and have either fans or air conditioning, essential for us as the weather was very hot. The kitchen is also comprehensively equipped for everyone.

In the garden the large logia / dining area encourages relaxed leisurely meals and the grounds are a delight with extensive views over the olive groves to the mountains. The infinity pool is perfect for relaxing in hot weather.

The owners go to great lengths to help with advice and are easily contacted by phone or email. All these aspects lead to a really great holiday in Umbria.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday last year in this wonderful farm house, will definitely go back again. In all there were 10 of us and there were plenty of places to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The infinity pool is fantastic with great views over the country side, sunbeds for all of us with shade or sun. There are plenty of games to play too, giant chess, boules and darts. In the evenings we had a barbeque or made pizza's in the pizza oven. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners were very helpful in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect week in Perugian countryside

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family stayed at Casa Timo in June this year, as we were all in Italy for my sister's wedding.

The house, grounds and pool truly look better in the flesh than in the photos. All of the rooms are a great size, especially the master suite upstairs and the suite at lower ground floor overlooking the olive groves. The house has a spectacular vantage so you can see for miles around.

The house is fantastically well equipped (especially the kitchen), so you feel at home straight away. We had great fun using the pizza oven and then sitting outside with a glass of wine.

I would thoroughly recommend Casa Timo, and the owners are extremely easy to deal with and give good tips about the local area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this property with its fabulous views as we were able to see through the years of neglect and ruins that it would make a perfect large family house for future generations. The Casa needed to have modern facilities but still maintain the natural rural Italian feel. We believe we have done that, but still wish to over the coming years operate a programme of updating development.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Natorious at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antonolla at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perugia at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 rome to Florence/ Bologna/ Milan at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bar Notorious at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Amiata at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lago Trasemeino at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We do arrange and run professionaly taught painting, yoga, tango, sculpturing and cookery courses. The annex makes a great studio. We also run professional make up and airbrushing courses from this villa. From groups of people wishing to have a long week end including a make over or yoga sessions to small groups wishing to learn the art of the professional make up artist, along with the Italian taste of Life, please contact us to discuss ideas. We can also organize special interest trips to keep the other half occupied while we run any of our courses.

Coast/Beach:

As you will know, we are located in the middle of Italy and about 1.5 to 2 hours away from the sea on each coast, but we are 20 minutes away from the large Lago Trasimeno which has its own restaurants, beaches, sailing, kite and wind surfing. There are also island with ferries and beach side restaurants. Trasimeno is one of the largest lakes in Italy, larger than most of the better know lakes, and the site of one of Hannibals famous battles when he beat the Romans but without his elephants.

Travel:

Perugia airport is 25 minutes away from our house and quickly improving. Rome, Forli, Ancona and Pisa are all within 2 hours of us, with great train services to Perugia. We often fly in by one airport and out by another. The use of a car is essential to reach us and to enjoy the numerous local sights.

Driving from England is possible and great fun, it takes about 14 hours driving time. Train travel overnight from London/ Paris (TGV) to Florence is also a possibility.

Distances:

We are about 3 minutes driving from the local village Cenerente, 5 miles from the historic hilltop town of Perugia, 3 miles from a main supermarket, about 20 minutes drive from Lake Trasimeno, 15 miles from Assisi, 60 miles from Sienna, 90 miles from Florence and 110 from Rome. 8 miles from the large lake of Trasimeno.

All are within easy day trips or prehaps it the famous wine areas of Mutipulciano or Montefalco for a wine tasting lunch. Both about 35 minutes from the villa.

Further Details:

The ancient hill top city of Perugia is steeped in history and extensive Renaissance Art and contains the best example of a 12th century town square in Italy, including Pisano's fountain. There are so many local hill top towns that it is unfair to pick out any specific ones, always take your camera and sketch book, and remember nothing happens quickly in this area of Italy. Partaking in food and drink is the national occupation and locally you can find it all from family run small experiences to the best gourmet meal. Bacci chocolate and Deruta Pottery are made locally and factory trips are available. Shopping is great as there are numerous Italian fashion outlet stores. Assisi and Sienna are both worth a day visit along with the other hill top towns. There is a small motor racing track locally and a battle field where Hannibal beat the Romans but without his elephants! There are also various boat trips available on Lago Trasimeno. Apart from the recognized culture hot spots of museums, you will find every church seems to contain its own gem.

Horse riding, mountain biking, and tennis are available nearby.

we also have a large Garden chess set, boule court and numerous board games, darts etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% non returnable deposit is required with booking and the balance 10 weeks before departure. A security deposit is also required against breakages at this time.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is now Sunday, but we are flexible, we can arrange pre arrival grocery shopping but most supermarkets are now open on Sunday. On departing please vacate by 9.30 and do not arrive before 4:00 pm when you will be met by our housekeeeper

Notes on prices:
All Prices quoted are based on upto 12 people in Main House, please contact us for price for use of the annex as accommodation for upto 14 people.
Out of school holiday peak time ( July/ August) We will consider bookings for 8/10 people at a reduced cost. Please email for price.
Following on from a very successful booking last year we are prepared to consider (a min of 4 day) for escape/chill out/activity holidays outside the June to August holiday period.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The Casa is perfectly set in a national park and away from other properties but only 2 kilometres from a supermarket, restaurant and shops. It is a idyllic setting, with peace and quiet but accessible to all modern amenities.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 550 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bed 1 en-suite wc, basin, shower. Bed 2 en-suite wc, basin, bath, wetroom shower. Bed 3 en-suite wc, basin, bath, wetroom shower. Family wc, bidet, basin, bath, wetroom shower. Downstairs wc, basin, wetroom shower. (Bed 6). Annexe wc, basin, shower.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, bathroom ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, can be made up as double bed.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, can be made up a double bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, bathroom ensuite
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, On ground floor, shower room adjacent
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bathroom ensuite with private large sun terrace
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed, As separate Annex, Can be made a a double bed on request.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 (6 Bedrooms in Casa + 1 in Annexe) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 Kingsize, ensuite shower room. Bed 2 Kingsize, ensuite bath/wet room. Bed 3 Kingsize, ensuite bath/wet room, patio. Bed 4/5 each 2 singles or 1 double, share family bathroom. Bed 6 2 singles, shower room. Annexe 2 sngl/dble with own wet shower

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms 1,4 and 6 and the annex have air-conditioning and all other bedrooms have fans. Bedroom 6 is vaulted and keeps a constant temperature all year round. It also has a large secluded paved terrace with its own table and chairs and sun loungers, particularly designed for the afternoon and evening sun.The whole house is gas heated as is the hot water. This is our private house built on a hillside and as such has steps and different levels. The infinity pool and terraces are not fenced off, but there are large flat grass areas. The house is ideal for large family groups or a collection of friends of all ages. We are prepared to accept dogs by arrangement, provided that they do not climb on the furniture. House Rules- Strickly no smoking in the house or annex. Ideal location for that family gathering or party. Outside: The private pool, a main feature of the Villa with its infinity edge looking across the valley and hillside. The pool is 15 x 7.5 meters and 3 meters in the deep end and 1 meter in the shallow end. There are three separate paved terraced areas where one can read, eat or just relax. There are numerous sun loungers, seats and hammocks by the pool or round the property. We have a real pizza oven which you can use along with a brick BBQ. There are fabulous hillside walks straight out of the back of the property, the opportunity for the painter are multitudinous with many tumbled down old farms, landscapes and numerous hill top towns. Our land around the house include olives, vines, figs, pomegranates, greengages, apples, pears, cherries, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds as well as a pine grove. We maintain our olives and hope you will enjoy our very organic virgin oil while you are with us, and maybe try the local commune white wine which our vineyard helps to supply. Large piece lawn Chess Utility Room: Washing and tumble drying machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen/towels (not pool) are supplied. Aleandro & Christiana who look after our Casa come on Sat/Sun to clean the house & pool, look after our garden, crops and change the linen (more frequent by arrangement). They can do cooking/babysitting if required. Other: Bed 3 has its own secluded terrace. A separate undercover patio by bed 6. Separate annex used as further self contained accommodation with kitchenette. Loggia seats 14 with BBQ ideal for alfresco meals and just relaxing. Original working pizza oven.

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