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Charming Apartment In Farmhouse with Large Pool & Panoramic Views



Updated: 17-Aug-2016
Apartment Citta della Pieve Umbria Peaceful Getaway Enchanting Medieval Village with Welcome Basket

A charming apartment with private entrance, private patio and large mosaic pool in traditional 16th Century Tuscan style farmhouse. Perfect for singles, couples or a small family. The farmhouse sits in acres of meadows with panoramic views of the Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns. Although secluded, the property is 5 mins drive from Citta della Pieve (bestsmalltownsitaly.com), a lesser known but delightful village in Umbria as well as home to a famous Oscar winning actor. The property is perfectly positioned to explore both Umbria and Southern Tuscany. The farmhouse has traditional features of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, rustic and stylish but with modern amenities. Set in landscaped gardens with communal BBQ and viewing terraces. An extensive pantry is provided with pasta, pasta sauce, tea, coffee, extra virgin olive oil and breakfast staples. All linen, pool towels and toiletries such as shower gel and handmade soap supplied. The villages of Umbria and Southern Tuscany are a drive away and Rome and Florence an easy day trip. An ideal getaway in all seasons.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Australian and after 20 years living in London, I decided to move to Tuscany. 10 years ago I came here to recover from a broken heart and instead fell in love with a whole region! Then 8 years ago, after a blissful lunch of Fiorentina beef and the local red wine, I found myself a charming house! My aim is for people to experience the beauty and simplicity of this beautiful region (as I have been so lucky to do) staying in stylish yet affordable accommodation. I hope to provide an excellent service with personal touches like handmade soap and based on the feedback, I am pleased to have achieved this.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

JULY 2014 Awesome history - how old is old? Thanks for dreams fulfilled and memories. AUG 2014 Thank you Carmelle for a fantastic stay in your lovely apartment. The views of the surrounding area are breathtaking. Everyone is so friendly here. I will be planting lots of lavendar & rosemary in our garden to remind me of Selve Vecchie. AUG 2014 Thank you for sharing this wonderful part of Italy with us. We can fully appreciate why you fell in love with the place. All the little extras and personal touches have made this a special place. We feel really fortunate to have found it. SEPT 2014 What a perfect place to spend a week of our 6 week holiday from Australia to explore the beautiful Umbrian countryside. Selve Vecchie is so special and central for discovering something new everyday. Thank you so much for everything. The information folder was so helpful and the extras your supplied were much appreciated and really added to our wonderful stay. Reluctantly we have to say goodbye. APRIL 2015 Thank you Carmelle for looking after us so well and in particular for showing us around Montepulciano. JULY 2015 A fabulous week spent in this incredible region, so much to see and experience. Thoroughly enjoyed having the pool to retire to after long hot days. JULY 2015 I can see how easy it is to fall in love with this area, the views everywhere have been amazing.
Jun 2014
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Bijou apartment, rustically furnished with a beautiful view from the low level bedroom window

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodation and location not far from the stunning medieval town of Citta Del Pieve. A great setting with views in all directions of the Umbrian hills and countryside. Lovely sparkling pool also with great views and very clean. We met Carmelle at the end of our stay. She was lovely and it gave us the opportunity to thank her for the stocked larder, especially the wine! We would not hesitate to recommend the property or the location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect base for exploring the delightful local area with lots of attention to detail given

  • 4 of 5

This was a delightful little property. The owner has fitted it out beautifully and it's extremely comfortable. There were several interesting folders left with plenty of information on local places to visit, including maps and recommendations of where to eat. This is the perfect base to explore the region and then return to relax by the pool, which has wonderful views towards the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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From the Owner

I was looking for……...A traditional Tuscan style farmhouse...views…renovated... rustic yet modern...rural location but within easy reach of a village...pool…outdoor space...easy airport access! Not such an easy task given many of the properties I previously viewed didn't even have a roof! Then I came across Selve Vecchie. The property had been renovated keeping the rustic charm I was looking for yet with modern amenities. There was a large pool, ample outdoor space and topped off with panoramic views. The location was ideal. Only 5 mins away from the charming village of Citta della Pieve, which is on the border of Umbria & Tuscany. And finally, Perugia airport only 45 minutes drive away. I bought it immediately. I said yes on the spot!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia (45-60 minutes) at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Citta della Pieve at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chiusi Station at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Citta della Pieve at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Trasimeno at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Great destination for:

Food and wine lovers

Designer shopping outlets

Natural hot waters spas (San Casciano - 18kms)

Weekly farmers markets

Sport lovers (cycling, water sports on Lake Trasimeno)

Scenic drives including the famous cypress tree lined roads


Flower carpet festival in Citta della Pieve (June)

Jazz Festival in Umbria (July)

Wine by starlight in Montepulciano (August)

"Palio dei Terzieri" in Citta della Pieve (August)

Fiorentina steak in Cortona (August)

The Palio in Siena (July & August)

Saffron festival in Citta della Pieve (September)

Chocolate festival in Perugia (October)

Grape harvest (October)

Olive harvest (November)


The nearest beach is in Castiglione del Lago, Lake Trasimeno (one of Italy's largest lakes).

Airport driving times:

Perugia 45 mins

Florence 1.30 hrs

Rome 2.30 hrs

Bologna 2.30 hrs

Pisa 2.45 hrs

Milan 4 hrs

Ryanair from London Stansted to Perugia

Ryanair from London Stansted to Pisa & Rome & Bologna

BA from London Heathrow & Gatwick to Rome, Pisa & Bologna

Easyjet from London Gatwick & Luton to Rome, Pisa & Milan

Meridiana from London Gatwick to Florence

Trains from Rome & Florence to Chiusi Station (10kms)

Driving distances:

5 mins: Citta della Pieve

30 mins: Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Chiusi, San Casciano

1hr: Orvieto, Spoleto, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Todi, Montepulciano

1.5 hrs: Siena, Arezzo

Daytrips: Marmore Waterfalls, Rome, Florence

Further Details:

Mid way between Florence and Rome, Citta della Pieve is one of Umbria's finest medieval villages. The village has excellent facilities of banks and ATMs, post office, hospital, pharmacy, fine dining restaurants and supermarkets. Citta della Pieve plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year including the renowned medieval Palio dei Terzieri in August as well as home to Umbria's most famous artist 'Il Perugino' as well as the smallest street in Italy (as well as home to a famous Oscar winning film star)! Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Lake Trasimeno are easily reached as well as Southern Tuscany where you will find the stunning towns of Siena, Montepulciano and Pienza. The property is accessible from all of the major airports (Rome, Pisa, Bologna, Florence, Milan) with the nearest airport in Perugia (40km) with direct flights to and from London. Easily reached is the A1 Rome-Florence motorway (18km) with the nearest train station in Chiusi (10km) where hire cars are also available. Florence and Rome are an easy day trip by train from Chiusi (10kms from Citta della Pieve with free parking where you can see some of the world's most important monuments including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican and Sixtine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Must see in Florence is Michelangelo's David and the Uffizi Gallerie.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Summer 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn 2016
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Check in at 2pm and check out 10am (times outside these hours but must be confirmed at the time of booking). Extra charge applies if heating is used (over and above a normal level) & additional intensive cleaning required.

The rental price is based on 2 staying. For an extra bed, an additional charge of Euro 25 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

When I lived in London, I would catch an early morning flight which took less time to fly to Perugia than it would to cross a busy, grey London. In Perugia, I would collect a car and drive to my house and unpack in time for a long lunch followed by an afternoon relaxing or exploring. Now I live in Tuscany, I am blessed with long lunches every day! But I will never take for granted starting the day with a cup of coffee, blue skies, sun and silence!

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with large glass shower, washbasin, toilet & bidet. Modern amenities yet with rustic charm. Toiletries (shower gel and handmade soap) and hairdryer provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Large spacious bedroom furnished with king size bed, high ceilings original chestnut beams and brick arch wall features. Panoramic views from the bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • A detailed information folder with itineraries and maps at the property. Cleaning is included in the rental price and linen changed weekly. Additional intensive cleaning to be charged additionally.

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