Casa Collina Villa, Near Gubbio, Umbria, Italy - Peaceful Countryside Location, Luxury accommodation. Four double bedrooms all en suite.
Perfect for families and large groups, Casa Collina is ideal for those seeking privacy in a rural setting in the heart of Italy. Casa Collina offers a very high standard of accommodation, with travertine floors on the ground level and solid oak flooring in the bedrooms. It is equipped with modern luxuries and traditional stylish antique furniture. This villa comes with its own private 14x5 metre pool. You can relax under the gazebo by the pool surrounded by attractive flower filled gardens, whilst admiring tree lined hillside views on all sides. Set on a hillside amid olive groves and vineyards, Casa Collina is near the medieval town of Gubbio. It has good access to Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Siena and the facilities of Lake Transimeno. Riding, sailing, cycling and water skiing are available on the Lake. A golf course is 20 minutes drive away. The owners take pride in providing well presented accommodation and strive to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday.
The Villa is spacious and well equipped. The large kitchen with an adjoining dining room is great for preparing meals and eating in should the temperatures be too hot on the patio just outside. The owners too enjoy cooking so there is an extensive collection of cookery books and plenty of kitchen equipment. The sitting room is self contained to allow for television viewing or listening to music. There are three double doors leading from the sitting room to the gardens which creates a wonderful 'inside/outside'ambience.
There are four double bedrooms. All have ensuite shower rooms. The master bedroom has a super kingsized bed, two have double beds and one has twin
beds. All windows have fitted mosquito nets which is particularly useful in the bedrooms to allow for well ventilated bedrooms on warm summer nights!
The outside area features pretty lavender and rose filled flower beds. The swimming pool is a 'good' 14m x5m size and is not too deep which is perfect for young children. Next to the pool is a 10m long gazebo which gives good shade from the sun in the height of the summer. Nearby is a large stone built tettoia or barn which a great games room. It features a full sized table tennis table, dart board and hammock. The owners can provide lilos and other 'games' suitable for using in the pool.
The drive provides access to the front door of the house. There are fences which are safety features screening little children from the swimming pool.
At the top of the steps to the loggia is a table and four chairs which gives a great view of the pool and garden area. There are two other patio areas both next to the kitchen, one is in full sun all day, the other has shade for most of the
day so there is ample choice for places to sit to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine!
Top Traveller Review
Spacious and luxurious
About the Owner
We are a working couple with two children in their early twenties. The Italian house project came about as a result of amazing family holidays spent in similar villas in the Cortona area. We were experiencing the ‘children flying the nest’ syndrome, and needed a new interest that would act as a diversion and steer our life in a new direction. We stumbled on Casa Collina almost by chance and after demolishing the old house, decided the best course of action was to have a fresh start. We are very pleased with the result and judging by visitors comments, others are impressed too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Photos do not give this holiday retreat the justice it deserves'.
'The owners have been most helpful when planning our holiday'.
'Truly magnificent! Something here for everyone and perfectly positioned for visiting Umbria'.
'We appreciated having a house manager on hand to help our holiday go with a swing'!
'What an utterly glorious house! Beautifully built and finished and we loved the pool'.
'Thank you for such a memorable stay. I think we've all decided we would move in, in a shot if we could!'
'The house is fantastic, better in reality than the pictures suggest'.
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Spacious and luxurious
We had a wonderful week tucked away in the Umbrian hills near to Gubbio. The generously proportioned villa and pool more than met our expectations, and we hope to return next year.
Beautiful villa in peaceful rural setting
Within easy reach of the main road , local town and surrounding restaurants this villa nestles in the Umbrian hills and provides a peaceful get away from it all retreat.The villa is very new with a bathroom for each bedroom all beautifully modern and clean and has a very spacious feeling with a high standard of construction.The lofty master bedroom is particularly stunning and the living room with windows on two sides and stunning views of the hills.The house manager is English and extremely helpful and friendly. There is plenty to do around and about. Our highlights were: a winery tour,visits to numerous stunning medieval hill towns, white water rafting, local motor racing hill climb to watch in Gubbio( end of August)Our highlight restaurant has to be Organic restaurant (Calgara) Niccone valley,dining al fresco on the terrace high up overlooking the stunning surrounding fields and hills as the sun went down. Off the beaten track but worth it! We would highly recommend this lovely villa.
A lovely Umbrian retreat
We are a family with 3 teenage children and found Casa Collina to be an excellent base for our holiday in Umbria. The listing description is entirely accurate, indeed the photos perhaps don't do the property full justice. The house is in a secluded setting, surrounded by its own land, yet within easy reach with a hire car. The pool is excellent and the house interior is well-planned and very comfortable. The property is scrupulously clean and well-maintained whilst the house manager, Paul, is friendly and attentive. The beautiful town of Gubbio is just a short drive away and Perugia is also nearby. There are any number of stunning hilltop villages to explore and the only issue with eating out is deciding which of the many wonderful restaurants to choose. We have no hesitation in recommending Casa Collina.
A lovely roomy casa in a peaceful mountain setting
The large and spacious house was tucked way yet conveniently placed half way between historic Gubbio and Umbertide, and close to the main motorways giving us access to Rome, Florence and the Adriatic coast. A brilliant stay enabling our own choice of activity, travel, or just relaxing. We will definite be going again.
Stunning villa in rural location
The villa is beautiful and so are the gardens and grounds it is set in. We enjoyed spending time visiting nearby areas - Gubbio, Sienna, Lake Tresimeno etc and being able to come back to the quiet and restful villa and the swimming pool. I would certainly recommend it to friends and family.
Casa Colina is a beautiful property hidden away just off the road linking the historic towns of Umbertide and Gubbio. It is a calm and quiet oasis where you can truly get away from it all. The house is magnificent and finished to a high standard using traditional materials of excellent quality.
The kitchen is well resourced with a basic range of cooking ingredients and a selection of Italian cookbooks. If you cant stand the heat outside - get into the kitchen - its a lovely place to be in the midday sunshine!!!
All the bedrooms have excellent storage and are all en suite. The mosquito nets on every window ensure that the rooms stay cool during the night.
The pool is amazing. It is a decent size if you want to do a few lengths or just laze around on an airbed. The canopy offers a welcome relief from the August sunshine!
The house is set in beautiful grounds and there are outdoor seating areas on all sides of the house so you can choose to sit in the sun/shade at all times of the day. The main outdoor seating area is just outside the kitchen and living room which makes access easy for eating al fresco.
On arrival, the directions to the house were a little unclear but we contacted the property owner and he has promised to address this. The owner has provided a welcome pack with useful information. We found the Euro Spin and Coop in Umbertide had all our shopping needs.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Colina and will be returning in the near future.
From the Owner
“We love the area and feel it is in a good location. We enjoy the fact that the house is in a quiet rural place, but is not far from towns giving easy access for shopping, sightseeing trips.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Guests can be directed to activities, including yoga, pilates, cycling, sailing, walking, cookery courses, horse riding and wine tasting. The owners are happy to supply details about these activities.
Meals can be provided 'in house' by a local accomplished chef.
The owners are happy to recommend interesting day trips around Umbria,Tuscany and Le Marche regions.
The Lake Trasimeno is 30 minutes away (beach and water sport facilities).
Both Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts are 90 minutes drive away.
Nearest airports are Umbria International Airport Sant'Egidio near Perugia 45km. Ancona 130km,Pisa 160km,Bologna 180km, Rome Fiumicino 190km and Ciampino 175km International Airports and Florence International Airport 165km.Car hire available at these airports. Nearest A1 Motorway exits are at Fabro 20km for Rome and exit Chiusi 25km for Florence. International railway station of Chiusi 22km also hosts car rentals.
Umbertide 8 miles, Gubbio 10 miles. Perugia 28 miles. Assisi 31 miles, Ancona 67 miles. Siena 93 miles. Florence 98 miles. Rome 104 miles. Pisa 150 miles.
Umbertide has a mixture of medieval remains and modern developments. It is appealing as a busy thriving town where it is possible to experience traditional Italian modern culture. There is an ample selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, banks etc. Within walking distance of the house you will reach small bars where you can buy drinks and fresh pastries.Should you want Italian cuisine but not want to visit a restaurant, we can arrange for a meal to be prepared and brought in. The meal will be cooked on site using the best local ingredients and will be served and tidied away so the holiday feeling is still there!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Cheques or direct bank transfer. Deposit of 30% on making reservation, balance eight weeks before holiday commences. A deposit of £300 is required in addition to the balance to cover breakages or damage and is refunded after final inspection of the property at the end of the let.
Usually Saturday to Saturday. Arrival times after 4pm and departure by 10am. (Changeover day open to negotiation).
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Additional Costs such as use of central heating will be charged in Euro or converted to sterling at the prevailing exchange rate. We can arrange pro rata rates for smaller parties in April, May, June and September.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The house is a new building whilst having the charm of an old Umbrian farmhouse design. The house is situated half a mile off the main road from Umbertide to Gubbio, which is easily accessed on a well kept 'white road'. The house is equipped with everything needed to make a perfect holiday. The pool is filled with salt water, so has no strong chemicals in it. There are many good restaurants in the area, but should you want to eat in we can arrange for a meal to be prepared. The meal will be cooked on site using the best local ingredients and will be served and tidied away so the holiday feeling is still there! All visitors have been pleased to stay at Casa Collina. Paul and Anita our house managers are extremely thorough and ensure that the house is presented in a impeccable manner.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 300 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- There are spacious walk-in showers in each bathroom. The Master bedroom is also equipped with a bath. There is travertine tiling to complement each bathroom giving a stylish feel. The property has 4 en-suite bathrooms.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All four bedrooms are equipped with fitted furniture plus en-suite facilities. For extra comfort there are internal shutters and mosquito nets fitted to all bedroom windows. There are two folding guest beds if extra sleeping capacity is required.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The house is a quarter of a mile down a well surfaced ‘white’ road which is well maintained and easy navigable by an ordinary hire car. There is ample parking for several cars. If central heating is used,there will be an additional charge to cover the cost. Outside: Private salt water swimming pool 14x5 metres.Terrace by pool with 8 sun beds and a 10 metre long covered gazebo offering poolside sun shade. A further gazebo is adjacent to the pool offering shaded seating and table for 4 people. When relaxing at the pool-side one has a peaceful feeling of being surrounded by nature. There is a teak patio table and 8 chairs on the main patio. There is another table, 4 chairs and lounger on the second patio. There also other sitting areas which offer shaded seating at all times of the day. A table tennis table is located under the tettoia. There are extensive gardens and natural areas with quiet walking/jogging routes around the house and surrounding area. Plenty of parking space. Utility Room: The washing machine is located in the utility room together with ironing and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included with cleaning once a week. Extra cleaning can be arranged if required. Pool and garden maintenance once a week. Swimming pool towels are provided. Other: The dining room seats eight people around a traditional Georgian style table. Three wood burning stoves, situated in the kitchen, living room and upstairs landing. Central heating for use in the winter. Double doors lead to loggia from upstairs landing.