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Luxury villa with pool, tennis court, in idyllic Umbrian countryside. Sleeps 8.



Updated: 11-Jul-2016
Villa near Izzalini, Todi, Umbria, Italy - Ten km from Todi, Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports only 1.5 hours by car, Stunning location.

An area with magnificent vistas and huge historical interest. Easy access to Rome (90 mins) and Perugia Airport (45 mins) and a range of fascinating Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns: Assisi, Cortona, Orvieto, Montepulciano, Spoleto, Gubbio, Siena, Florence. Ideal for family or group of friends, keen to explore Central Italy or just enjoy quiet immersion in the tranquil Umbrian countryside. Seen for miles around, its stunning hilltop position dominating the Middle Tiber Valley, Todi can lay claim to a very long history of continual habitation. Probably the best preserved of all the great historical towns of Umbria. The austere beauty of the Piazza del Popolo, the centre of public life since Etruscan and Roman times, makes it one of the most impressive public squares in Italy. Widely known throughout Italy and abroad as a uniquely attractive place, consistently voted one of the world's most livable-in towns because of its clean air, dreamy landscapes and slow pace of life.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We were first attracted to this area because we wanted to get away from crowded tourist sites and yet enjoy the wonderful blue skies and clear light that is an essential part of the Italian experience. Good food and wine is also important to us; there is a deep respect for both in this region. We love the artistic tradition of Tuscany and Umbria, the Renaissance splendor of its architecture and the enduring appeal of its painters. For us, coming from the damp northwest of Europe, the area around Todi has everything we want. And a short drive in any direction brings us to other superb hilltop towns. The cool, airy stone house is a haven of peace, with the day winding down: a dip in the pool,a glass of wine, a BBQ on the veranda as the sun sets... Bellissimo!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our holiday at the villa was everything we could have wished for - and more. The layout of the rooms was perfect, we enjoyed the pool and tennis facilities - and the views - wow! H.P. Liverpool

This is our second visit here and we've enjoyed it as much as the first time. Forgot how lovely the area is and hope to come back again. Villa has everything you could possibly need. M O'B, Australia

What a great place for a family to spend their holiday. Plenty of sunshine, great food and plenty of wine. Hope to come next year. SP, London.

We were looking for somewhere which the whole family could enjoy and we found it! Perfect for all ages! W M, Scotland

We loved the tomatoes, long evenings and mad dog tennis! GE, Chester

This is our second time here and we love it even more this time. The villa is fantastic, everything you could possibly want. TD

A wonderful week in this beautiful villa with our friends. Really enjoyed the tennis, pool and the fabulous views from the terrace. SP.
Mar 2008
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Just perfect!

Well appointed house with everything you need.

We were blessed with great weather, so the pool was ideal for a late dip after our days out exploring the wonderful region of Umbria.

The caretaker staff are friendly and accommodating. The grounds are well kept. The beds are comfortable.

The terrace is great, well shaded with a lovely breeze as you sit and enjoy the spoils of your trip to all the local produce markets and shops.

Do hope we can get to this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Umbrian Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this wonderful villa in lovely tranquil landscaped grounds.

The villa is very well equipped with nicely proportioned rooms. We especially liked the 1st floor terrace overlooking the grounds - a great place to enjoy a relaxing meal.

The pool is a good size and there is also the added benefit of a tennis court.

A car is essential to get around, with the historic town of Todi some 20 minutes away.

There are plenty of good restaurants within a relatively short distance. However, as the kitchen is so well equipped, it's great to cook and eat at home on the terrace.

Overall, a lovely villa in a beautiful location, ideal for a relaxing holiday - somewhere we could keep going back to again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical times in Todi

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in Todi was our first family villa style holiday so although we were very excited about it we were also a bit nervous. We needn't have been. Mary O'Connells house just outside Todi is simply superb. Set in beautiful grounds with just a few villas the minute we saw it we were in heaven. Each of the villas are totally private and not overlooked. The house itself is really lovely and furnished beautifully and yet in a relaxed family style.

Veej the caretaker couldn't have done more for us and we felt at home immediately on arrival.

Prior to our arrival we were given a wealth of information on location, nearby shops, recommended restaurants, places to visit - the lot. We literally took all the advice which made our stay so easy and everywhere recommended was superb.

Our children had a ball in the pool and the tennis court is literally overlooked by the house so the children loved it.

The villa is so well equipped with everything for the kitchen including a great BBQ outside the kitchen door so cooking and eating alfresco was a dream. We would highly recommend Todi for either a family holiday or an adult only holiday - it caters brilliantly for both.

One flick though the visitors book over the last number of years re-iterates the great holiday memories that have been made in the villa, both in Summer and Winter. We're hooked!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning home away from home.....

  • 5 of 5

Having rented many properties in Italy and France over the past 10 years, we're fairly savvy and I had a good feeling about this house and about the owners themselves, from our dealings before booking and post bookings - from their friendly emails to the information sheet they sent us, extremely comprehensive and useful. The pics you see on the site are completely accurate and represent the house with full integrity. The house itself is beautiful and the surroundings are also - there's a lovely sense of tranquility and community about the grouping of houses. The pool is stunning and as a swimmer, I got to do my lengths every day - 20m in length is unusually large for a holiday pool and it was never crowed.. So the pictures speak for themselves, what you won't see there is the sense of "home" - the villa is beautifully equipped.. This is not a house of mismatched crockery and kitchen equipment - it really has everything you need and more. The owners have left a supply of bits and pieces that make you feel like they are welcoming you into their home and of course we ourselves left other bits and pieces we feel will benefit both the owners and subsequent guests. And definitely a high-light for us was the garden filled with fresh tomatoes - three different varieties and so so fresh, sweet and delicious. Bruschetta were the start to every evening with the garden-fresh tomatoes and bread heated in the barbecue. We had a heavenly two weeks and I really hope to go back there... Our favourite rental property in all our years of renting.. Thank you Mary and Farrell!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Unbria

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travelled from Colorado in August 2014 to stay at this wonderful Villa. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that everything looked exactly as it did on the website only better.

The gardens and very large pool were beautiful and everything was maintained by the caretaker to perfection. We also had a tennis court which my husband loved as he is an avid tennis player.

We hired a car and spent some lovely days sightseeing in Assisi, Orvieto, Siena and Todi. Todi is the nearest town for shopping and restaurants which is about a 10 min drive.

We loved every minute of our time here and can't wait to go back.

It is truly a slice of Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Umbria at its best

  • 5 of 5

Eat your heart out, Tuscany! This is way better. The house is spotless, well maintained by an on-site concierge, and can accommodate many more than we had (two x 2 people) with effortless ease. The owners' restaurant and other suggestions are thoughtful and good, but the problem is that just lazing around on the terrace or by the pool is so seductive that sometimes it's difficult to tear yourself away to the local attractions! A car is of course essential. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We considered properties in Tuscany and Le Marche but finally decided on this location, a little south of the wonderful medieval hill-top city of Todi, with its well-preserved links back to Roman and Etruscan civilizations. We wanted a place in the country, an escape from suburban life, and we were not disappointed. We have easy access to airports in Rome and Perugia and we use the fast train links from Orvieto to visit Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice ... whenever the pleasures of the big city beckon. But mostly we like the laid-back life of our borgo, a wonderful place to relax away from the crowded tourist centres. The Tuscan coast is within easy reach by car (2 hours) and the great lakes are all nearby, with lovely restaurants for lake-side lunch: Trasimeno, Bolsena, Corbara.

Activity and Interests


Todi is in the heart of Central Italy, so visits to the sea will take over 2 hours. But local lakes provide good access to beaches, fishing and water sports: Lake Corbara (20 mins), Trasimeno (1 hour) and Bolsena (1 hour). Good set of maps and guide books in the house.


Best access: Ryanair direct from Stansted to Perugia-San Egidio (45 mins). Easy 90 mins drive from both Rome airports. Regular and budget airlines: BA, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Easyjet etc,. Florence (2 hours), Pisa (2.5 hours) and Ancona (2 hours) are also options. Car essential. Online rental (Hertz, Avis, AutoEurope). Good road access to Todi by A1 and E 45. Advise guests to take train Rome to Orvieto or Terni (both 45 mns drive from Todi). Todi train station is 9km ( not mainline service).


Umbria is particularly proud of its food and wines. The fine character of its DOC and DOCG varieties, especially Sagrantino di Montefalco and Torgiano wines, have until recently been well-kept secrets. The wine museum in Torgiano (30 mins drive) provides a good starting point. Nearby Deruta (25 minutes) is a famous pottery centre. Perugia (45 mins) Orvieto (45 mins) are each worth a day's visit, as is Isola Maggiore on Lake Trasimeno (60 mins).

Further Details:

Courses in Italian, cooking and wine-tasting available in Todi and surrounding area. Todi is a founder member of the Slow-Food movement and has many fine restaurants. Our favourite is Hosteria de la Valle, which produces exquisite food at everyday prices.


Rental rates

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Rate 3
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
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Booking Notes:
25% of rental fee is due with booking. Full rental fee due 6weeks before your stay begins. €200 damage deposit, to be repaid within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory property inspection.

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is flexible. Managed by resident caretaker.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • (a) En suite bathroom with shower, bath, wc, bidet, basin. (b) En suite bathroom with shower, wc, basin. (c) Separate wc and basin off utility room (d) Main bathroom with shower, wc, travertine basin, wc and basin. Gas-fired hot water, all power showers.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps nine (four bedrooms, one very large) Notes on bedrooms: 4 rooms with double beds (including two superkings that convert to 2 singles, plus an extra day-bed). Double doors open to the garden. Airy and light-filled, with chestnut beams above and warm pastel colours throughout. Tastefully furnished.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Elegant, detached house, beautifully furnished in Umbrian rustic style that gracefully blends maximum comfort with respect for traditional architectural charm. Stones walls, rustic fireplace, handmade tiles, high ceilings with chestnut beams. Inside and outside staircases. Magnificent lounge (50 sq. m) with plenty of sitting and dining space. Two sets of double doors open on to very large terrace (with BBQ) for al fresco dining and enchanting views to the West. Splend private garden. Shared pool and tennis court. Eight other houses, each with its own private garden, are well spaced across the estate. Daily maintenance by caretaker. Deck chairs at pool and adjacent outdoor shower. Enchanting woods for exploration. Children's play area. Stunning views across the hills of Umbria. Picturesque stone-flagged piazzetta at heart of the borgo, flanked by lavender, roses, vines and jasmine. All lawns with automatic sprinkler system. Log fires and central heating for shoulder season. Outside: Set in 35 acres of parkland, centuries-old woods, farm tracks and olive groves. Easy access from Todi. Electronic gates and short avenue. Large shared pool (20m x 10m) and floodlit tennis court (racquets and balls provided), as well as beautiful private garden surrounding the house. Situated on a large estate shared with neighbours, each with own private garden. Other properties include another detached house and luxury apartments created in beautifully restored old farm buildings. Year-round resident caretaker manages arrivals and departures. 1km to village bakery, bar and church. 2km to restaurant and supermarket. 15 minute trip to Todi's stunning mediaeval centre and fine range of shops, restaurants, antiques, art galleries, churches and cafes. All of Tuscany and Umbria within easy reach. 45 minutes to regional capital Perugia, and to Orvieto or Terni. Adjacent to Spoleto, Assissi, Montepulciano and Siena. Easy access to the placid waters of Lake Trasimeno and Lake Corbara. Utility Room: Utility room with large-capacity washing machine, iron, ironing board, wash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for house and pool and all linen provided. Weekly cleaning included in the price. Additional cleaning can be arranged with the caretaker for €10 per hour. Other: Summer days (and nights) are mostly spent on the spacious terrace, with its dining table that seats 10. Traditional Umbrian rustic style: handmade tiles, chestnut beams, stairs descending to garden. Lovely views to pool, tennis court and distant hills.

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