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Country house with large heated pool, 4 ensuite bedrooms, stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria - Peaceful, Private but Readily Accessible to Local Facilities, Restaurants and Cultural Highlights

Casale Sole a large country 4 bedroom / 4 ensuite bathroom house beautifully set within 8 hectares (20 acres) of grounds. The property is on the Umbrian / Tuscany border, 45 minutes from Perugia International airport, near to the ancient hill town of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina and the vibrant walled town of Citta di Castello.

The house has a large heated pool with a generous terrace and pergola, woodland, an olive grove and wildflower meadow. We have been lucky enough to see within the grounds deer, hare, hoopoo birds and fireflies.

On the ground floor of the house is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, a sitting room and a large country kitchen with utility and pantry. All rooms have original exposed stone walls, timbered ceilings and terracotta floors. The kitchen links to a covered dining terrace with views over the Italian countryside. There is a gas BBQ and table tennis table on the terrace.

A stone staircase leads to the first floor that provides a superb double bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom. There is also a magnificent drawing room and library /games room on this floor. Two further double bedrooms both ensuite, one with a bar billiard table are on the top floor.

The local village is a few minutes away with a shop, bar and pharmacy. The beautiful town of Citta di Castello with its historic architecture and churches is a 15 minute drive away and offers a wide range of shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Weekly markets are also held in the town.

Less than an hours drive away are the stunning towns of Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi. The Tuscan town of Arrezzo with its monthly antiques market is also worth a visit.

More Details

Mrs Meg Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mrs Meg Taylor


We are two ageing lawyers who fell in love with Umbria many years ago. 13 years ago a small inheritance enabled us to take the plunge and buy a traditional farmhouse encased in concrete which over the years we have lovingly restored.

We believe we have created a warm, welcoming, stylish and functioning home; we hope you agree.

Monte Santa Maria, Citta di Castello and the surrounding countryside are in a truly special part of the world.

Oh yes, we are aware that online booking entails mutual trust; we are are always available to answer any queries you may have about us, the house and Umbria.

Kind regards,


Mrs Meg Taylor purchased this farmhouse in 2000


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large wet room marbled ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite shower room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large ensuite bathroom with ochre marble
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large ensuite bathroom
  • Bed 2 has a marble and glass walled walk-in shower room +WC and basin Bed1 has a marble bathroom with shower and bath, WC + basin Bed3 has a full-size bath with shower over, WC and basin. Bed4 has a shower, WC and basin. Downstairs cloakroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single antique beds or 1 large double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , A large double or 2 singles as required
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + cot and Z bed Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have en-suites. On the ground floor bedroom with 2 antique beds + french window to terrace. On the 1st a double + dressing room & large bathroom. The 2nd - 1 double bed & 1+ two singles. Singles can be doubled up to suite, Z-bed & cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: With its vines, olives, meadows and woodland, the property provides space and scope for active children or country-minded adults. The large pool, landscaped with Mediterranean plants catches the sun all day whilst the pergola with seating provides shelter from the sun. Inside, the casale provides all home comforts from english satellite 42" flat screen TV DVDs PS3 library with books magazines & games for all ages Italian TV for the news & weather + an eclectic range of CDs. Free wi-fi is provided along with printer Outside: The saline pool is set in its own terrace amongst olives. It is 16 x 6 x 1.5m with lighting and steps down into the water & stone surround there are 8 sun loungers and a shaded pergola with seating, landscaping with Mediterranean herbs and all day sun. The house is approached via its own drive off a tarmac road and is thus accessible and not remote but private. The immediate land around the house is fenced (We are a mile from the centre of the village of Gioiello and 8 from Citta di Castello). We have 250 olives (and our own press) vines, fruit trees, umbrella pines, walks through the wild flowers. You are very welcome to hunt for truffles, pick the cherries and the junipers for your gin, and admire the orchids and fire-flies. We are happy to share our space with deer, lovely hares, red squirrels and less lovely cinghali, pheasant and porcupine. Utility Room: The utility room has a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, sink and worktops. Iron + board, vacuum cleaner + all the other stuff you'd expect to find in a utility room including a bread maker & ice-cream maker. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included - all towels, pool towels & linen changed weekly, and non-intrusive pool maintenance. A meet & greet & help service in english or italian, we can arrange shopping, wine tasting & cultural tours, cooking, truffle hunting etc just ask. Other: Outside the large covered terrace accesses from the kitchen via French windows there is a large marble table, seating for 8+ a large gas BBQ with rotisserie extensive views, geraniums and climbers. Perfect for a slow breakfast or evening meal.


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Country house with large heated pool, 4 ensuite bedrooms, stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Stunning house!

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This property is absolutely stunning! We have just returned from a blissful fortnight at Casale Sole and can honestly say there was nothing we would change. The house is very well equipped and finished to a high standard particularly the beautiful kitchen which led out on to a lovely shaded loggia where we enjoyed numerous home cooked meals and tasty take away pizza from the local pizzeria in Gioello. Nearby San Secondo has a wonderful patisserie with exceptional croissant and cakes that provided for delicious breakfasts as the sun gradually warmed us. The house is really well situated for visiting some beautiful hilltop towns and villages, Montone being one of them.

There were 8 of us at the house plus a 1 year old. Arranged over 3 floors there was plenty of space for everyone. Outside, the pool was lovely and great for the younger members of the party.

Overall, I would certainly recommend this property to anyone after a really special break!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
in the village
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
on lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antonelli Golf Course although others closer
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
San Secondo
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
E 45 at Citta di Castello
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Many locally in Monte S M & Castello the nearest
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno Tuoro
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our ever helpfull management can provide italian cookery courses [in or out of the kitchen] and the ever popular truffle hunting [have a go under the oaks] and wine tours and tasting. This is great walking (maps in the house) and touring countryside. If you have a special interest be it cycling, bikes can be hired, riding, walking, botany or fine arts we can arrange a customised itinery with full back up. The village has some tennis courts and you can kayak on the Tiber


35 minutes from Perugia airport for Stansted. Other accessable airports are Pisa Rome Rimini Ancona Florence and Bologna. The regional railway is just 4 miles away. Regardless you'll need a car.


The house is 10 minutes from the village if you are walking, [2 by car] with it's basic general store, bar and pharmacy, Above the valley sits the Etruscan hill town of MSM Tiberina.

The vibrant walled town of Citta di Castello is less than 15 minutes away, with shops, restaurants, a constant calendar of events and a brilliant Italian buzz. Plus all the cultural treasures of Umbria & Tuscany are on the (well almost) doorstep.

Further Details:

On the Tiber, Citta di Castello is a Roman/Medieval walled city, as well as a thriving modern community where, if you want a stay-at-home holiday there's everything to sustain your retreat. If you want to explore the area, etruscan, roman, medieval and boroque, fauna & flora then we are less than an hours drive from Assisi Gubbio Perugia Arezzo San Sepulcro Cortona, Monterchi is just up the road on the Piero della Francesca route. Performances in the world's smallest opera house in Umbertide. Browsing antiques and majollica in Deruta Cortona but in particular the justifiably famous Arezzo antique market. Never forget Lake Trasimeno [of Hannibal fame] with it's ferries. Each year we update our information sheet with details of things to do, where to go, where to shop etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
To secure a booking we ask for a 25% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. Please note that a security deposit of £500 is payable immediately before and returned immediately after the holiday,notwithstanding the terms of the online booking form this can be paid locally to our ever helpful management. Please always feel able to text, phone or phone me should you have any queries.
We are registered with the police and local authorities which will require details of all members of the party and some bureaucracy.
Despite any small print to the contrary our agreement is governed by english law

Changeover Day:
Saturdays or by arrangement departure by 10.00 hours and arrivals after 16.00 hours. We'll always endeavour to be flexible with days and times - please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. There are no extras save for heating if required out of season for which I ask a contribution.
The house is not subject to the tourist tax notwithstanding we are registered with the police and tourist board

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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