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Stunning Villa With Pool close to Montone, amazing views, tranquillity assured

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Near Montone, Umbria, Italy - Peaceful And Secluded Yet a tranquil walk from the beautiful hilltop town of Montone

A stunning country home, ensconced in over twenty acres of private grounds, Casa di Luce nestles into a hill in verdant Umbrian countryside, a few minutes from the beautiful ancient hill top town of Montone. Surrounded by lawns, olives, woods and a mountainous horizon, anyone staying at Casa di Luce will appreciate the superb views and the special sense of peace and calm. The villa has been lovingly restored and decorated in a modern chic style that blends seamlessly with the traditional stone walls and ancient wood beamed ceilings. Special attention has been paid to indoor lighting to create an intimate, but open and airy space. Swimming in the infinity edge pool, with a glass of wonderful Italian wine at hand, or just relaxing after a hard day of visiting idyllic local medieval villages and towns, Casa di Luce is ideal for friends and for families in search of a place of style, beauty and tranquility.

This villa is perfect for friends or families as the reception rooms are large and allow plenty of private space. The external decked area at the rear is a dream for watching those glorious sunsets. The covered loggia is perfect for barbecues and outside didning.

The ground floor has cool tiled flooring and is seamlessly open plan in the living areas. The entrance hall leads to a small office, TV/video games room, comfortable drawing room leading to the pool with a cosy fireplace for cooler evenings and a huge kitchen/dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the valley below. On this side there is also a utility room. On the other side of the entrance hall is a double bedroom suite with separate bathroom and shower room and doors leading to the garden.

The beautiful marble staircase leads to three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a further double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a master bedroom suite with lovely fireplace and superb bathroom.

The surrounding gardens and Olive grove are awash with gorgeous plants and flowers. The pool area is stunning, loungers, hammocks and so much more!

More Details

Owner
Samantha Sears
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

About Samantha Sears

Building the house in Italy has been a long term dream, mainly as a way of friends and family getting together (they are spread around the world). We wanted to create something special enough so that they felt that their holiday was not just about meeting old friend but a really memorable holiday at the same time.

My wife (lawyer) and I (CEO in IT) have a 4 year old and we spend as much time in Italy as we can. The idea of the rental for us is to cover the cost of maintaining the house and to have continual life in the place (empty houses seem to me to slowly die).

We have tried to make this house without compromise as it is where we want to spend our time.

Samantha Sears purchased this villa in 2002

Why Samantha Sears chose Citta di Castello area

The views are stunning. The house is private (only house on its own private road) but near enough to a truly beautiful medieval village (Montone is 1.5 miles) to be able to pop in for an aperitif or for lunch in one of 3 really good restaurants.

We get over 250 days a year of sunshine but still get a pleasant breeze in summer so it never gets unbearable.

The house is located near to really interesting places that we love to visit (Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Cortona etc etc) and we have been so welcomed by the locals that it feels a very special place.

Italy is stunning (ridiculously so), friendly with wonderful food and stunning wine.

All pretty perfect really.

What makes this villa unique

Firstly as you drive up to the house time changes. Watches seem to stop and relaxation happens instantly.

The house is built to be beautiful but functional. We found most Italian properties to be cluttered and dark. We have built something open and light but still with the classic Italian structure.

The pool is beautiful. The horizon edge means whilst in it all you can see is the mountains and valley in the distance.

Although there are all the facilities you could wish for in the area you don't need to move (at all).

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montone in Umbria

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, double sink, bath, wc and bidet. Bathroom 2 has a bath, separate shower, w.c. Bathroom 3 has a separate shower and wc. Bathroom 4 has a separate bathroom with bath and a shower with w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Tower room. Suitable for teenagers
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with private dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 twin beds and bathroom opposite. Bedroom 3 double bed and large shower room opposite Bedroom 4 double bed and ensuite bathroom and shower room Tower room with convertible beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There are a number of games available at the house as well as table tennis. The emphasis internally is comfort and calm. Lots of books and plenty of quiet reading areas which make it difficult to tear oneself away from the house! Docking station for MP3 players. Outside: Private horizon edged swimming pool (15 metres X 4 approx). 10 sun loungers and towels. Hammock. Table tennis table. Barbecue. Outside (covered) eating area (Loggia) which can be accessed through the kitchen or sitting room. The downstairs suite has its own private patio with seating. There are large areas of lawn and 35 or so olive and fruit trees. Utility Room: Freezer, separate sink, ice maker, washer and drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included. There is standard weekly change and cleaning. Additional maid service available at an additional charge. Other: Reading and film room. 40 inch LCD screen with DVD and small film library. Also has Xbox and a number of Xbox games. Study with internet access and printing.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

4

Wonderful stay in Umbria Summer 2016

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of six all adults. We had a wonderful stay in this house in Umbria in Summer 2016. It was perfect with fantastic views and sun sets from the pool. There was plenty to occupy us all as the house was well equipped or to do very little and just enjoy the sunshine as it was in a very quiet location. The interiors were a mix of modern and quirky. We would love to come and stay again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful and secluded villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this wonderful villa at the beginning of August and all are expectations were thoroughly met. The property is situated in a quiet and secluded area nestled in the Umbrian country side with far reaching views over the glorious hills. Nearby hilltop towns of Montone with fantastic restaurants are minutes away by car.

All mod cons were included in the villa and the owner of the property really has gone all out to ensure that a most comforable and enjoyable stay is experienced by all who stay. Our family had the most fantastic time here and we would certainly recommend this to others!

Thank you once again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Holiday, Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house as a place for a post wedding relaxation holiday and our party consisted of family from Australia, Canada, USA and UK. We all loved this house and can not wait to return.

The house exceeded our expectations. It has been sensitively and beautifully restored. It's situation on the hillside affords fantastic views of the surrounding rolling countryside and the sunsets from the outside dining loggia are spell binding.

The house is well stocked with everything you could want from the bathrooms to the kitchen and there is a beautifully written, highly informative guide to your every need in the area.

The local hilltop village a short car ride up from the house is a delight and has a range of delightful places to eat and some small independent food shops.

There are plenty of other towns well worth visiting in the area and we were split between the tourists and the pool side team.

This was a dream holiday for a group that were in need of relaxation and we all felt so happy and restored by our time at Casa di Luce. It is a very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Truly beautiful house,garden and pool. Fully equipped kitchen and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms. Living area cool and very comfortable. Great local restaurants a few minutes away in Montone. A slice of heaven in Umbria.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic Umbrian property in dreamy landscape

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully renovated and combines chic modern furnishings and art in an ancient setting. It is incredibly peaceful with wonderful views and garden and a very large pool. We had 2 families of friends with lots of kids and it worked brilliantly well for adults and children. The village of Montone is minutes away and really is magical and there is lots further afield for those who want to site see

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning villa in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Two families shared this wonderful villa tucked away in the beautiful area of Montone. The villa offers luxurious accommodation with large, airy rooms that remain cool in the heat of the day and present unrivalled views of the breathtaking surrounding countryside. The lavender bushes that lead up to the house give a fabulous fragrance whilst swimming in the infinity pool. With just a short drive to the charming village of Montone, you can enjoy the local restaurants and unspoilt Italian village atmosphere. We bought fresh bread and croissant each morning and supplies from the local market for al fresco dining throughout our stay, though there are also numerous excellent restaurants and cafes nearby if you prefer to dine out. The perfect retreat and a truly exceptional place to re-charge.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,900
for 7 nights
£3,900
 
 
High
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
Mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Mid
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
Changeover days may be flexible, ask for details.. 30% of the fee must be paid on booking if more than 8 weeks before the holiday. The remainder within 8 weeks of rental date. There is an additional refundable damage deposit required, to be paid with the balance of the rental payment.

Changeover Day:
Friday/Saturday depending on the dates of the booking.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Sterling. For other currencies please ask.
In colder months there is an additional charge for heating.
Cancellation Policy
This is set out in our standard rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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