Villa near San Leo Bastia and Mercatale di Cortona , Tuscany/Umbria border Nr. Cortona, Italy - Secluded Location above the valley, 5 Minute Drive from the Local Shops and Restaurants
Tegolaio is a beautiful Villa originally converted from a tobacco barn, with landscaped gardens and a large private pool with incredible views over the valley to Tuscany and Umbria . It has been fully renovated to a very high standard, but retains original features and decorated with a homely feel. Tegolaio, offers 4 large bedrooms and 1 study with double sofabed , sleeps 10, with 4 bathrooms, lounge and dining room. The villa is located on the Tuscany / Umbria border, giving you the ideal opportunity to visit the wonderful surrounding hill top towns of Montone, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Siena . Tegolaio is ideal for groups and families and has everything required if travelling with small children including children's play area The perfect retreat to relax and enjoy the slow pace of italian life. There are shops and restaurants locally, and ideal for walking, cycling, golf, tennis, horseriding and there are watersports on nearby Lake Trasimeno.
Top Traveller Review
High quality property. in beautiful location in rural Italy
About the Owner
We are a semi retired couple, with a large family of children and grandchildren. Having restored Tegolaio, and renovated it into our second home, we feel ready to share all it has to offer.
Guestbook comments from the owner
...had the most wonderful holiday at Tegolaio. Complete privacy but fabulous restaurants close by. The day trips to the other cities in Tuscany and Umbria essential for us. We especially loved Assisi. The villa had more luxuries than home, together with the charm of Italy - vino on the terrace or around the pool. Certainly the best of both worlds..and the wifi such a bonus.. Looking forward to . Maria and Mike Cansick
Lovely house in a beautiful place. Can't wait to visit again this summer! Emma & Ella, Aga and Jacek Szumlas
'We had a glorious time at your superb 'Tegalaio' villa even in the midst of October.... situated in a most idyllic spot surrounded by beautiful treed mountains, sun all day long, a good sized pool and total silence...this was a paradise for us and our day trips to Montone, Cortona, Gubbio and Assisi were absolutely exhilarating. No doubt we'll be back'!
Geri Dunlop and Trisha Weir - Canada and UK.
4.8 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Tegolaio is one of the nicest properties
Tegolaio is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in over many years of holiday rental. Beautifully equipped and maintained and professionally run to the last detail to ensure a perfect holiday for the whole family. We are 6 adults and a baby under 2 yrs who loved the children's facilities and the pool, that was safe and gated.
Lots of comfortable outdoor seating and loungers round the pool and different seating areas around a very peaceful garden.
Andrews attention to detail, the house instructions and directions to the house,
Lloyds local restaurant and places to visit guide guide we really enjoyed on days out. All helped make it a really wonderful stress fee holiday and would recommend it without hesitation.
31st July to 11th Aug 2016
High quality property. in beautiful location in rural Italy
Two families (8 people) spent a great week in Italy at this amazing Villa in Umbria. Hot days by the pool, walks and rides to the local town (San Leo Bastia). Villa has been re-furbished to a very high standard but has rustic Italian feel you would expect from a property in Italy. Extremely well equipped and the owners are very helpful and responsive. Great location to explore beautiful towns in Umbria and Tuscany.
Wonderful family Villa
We were 2 families with a mixture of adults teenagers and children and we all had a fantastic time at the Villa. The villa has a lovely pool area this is where we mostly spent our time but there areas all around the villa where you can relax. There is a small children's area with slide and swing for the little ones, the area outside the main doors has a large dining table where we often had lunch and dinner. Inside everything has been thought of, the kitchen has all modern appliances, lounge has Sky TV to keep the little ones entertained when they are tired. The surrounding area and gardens are beautiful so in keeping with the whole area. We went to the local restaurant in San Leo Bastia for one night where the food was very good, there was a local shop which sold enough food for when you first arrive and there are good supermarkets a few miles away, all this information can be found in the owners information pack. This a fantastic place for relaxing with the family and would highly recommend it.
A gem in the Umbrian countryside
We stayed a week in the property Tegolaio in July 2015. The place is absolutely stunning - located a little off the beaten track, but in a wonderful location. Wonderful house, pool area and outdoor dining area with a nice view to the surrounding hills. It is far more beautiful than the pictures show....
Owners have thought of every little detail. All rooms were well-equipped and you can see that they have catered for every little detail. Our group comprising 3 families and 5 small children were all very pleased with the stay. Pool is fenced off, so the children could not access the pool area. Also a very nice playground for younger children.
The way to the house from the village of San Leo Bastia can be difficult to find if you arrive late in the evening, but it does not take more than 5 minutes once you are familiar with the road.
It takes around 20-25 minutes to get to the highway and Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, Trasimeno lake and Cortona can be reached within one hour.
We had dinner in a couple of the local restaurants and they were all nice and had very fair prices. There is a mini-market in the nearby village, but for real groceries shopping you will need to go 15-20 minutes by car.
Stunning holiday venue!
We had a glorious week here.
The accommodation is very comfortable and the pool area and gardens beautiful places to sit and relax in fact we only left the property once all week!
The owner was very helpful and provided us with lots of information about the property and the area.
I would definitely return to this beautiful house and recommend it to others.
From the Owner
“We love our Tuscan/Umbrian location as it is within the untouched rural and secluded mountains, but you have the ability to be in the local bar/shop in a 15 minute walk. There are both traditional and more modern towns to be visited, and only a direct train-line to Rome and Florence within 30 minutes drive. With only a 35 minute drive from Perugia Airport, Tegolaio holds the perfect holiday location.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There are fantastic walks available in the area and from the House, Horseriding in the local Valley and cookery courses by the best chef in the area are available on request.
There is a beach on Lake Trasimeno at Castiglione del Lago and the nearest sea is a 2 hour drive at Fano on the Adriatic.
Perugia airport is 40 minutes, Rome 2 hrs 30 minutes, Forli 1hr 30 minutes, Ancona 1hr 40 minutes, Bologna 2 hrs and Pisa 2 hrs. Car hire is essential.
San Leo Bastia 5 minutes.Mercatale 10 minutes Trestina 15 minutes. Citta di Castello 25 minutes. Umbertide 25 minutes. Montone 20 minutes. . Cortona 40 minutes. Gubbio 50 minutes. Sienna 1hr 30 minutes. Perugia 45 minutes. Assisi 55 minutes.Lake Trasimeno All times by car. San Leo Bastia, has 2 mini markets, post office, church, butchers,Pizzeria 3km, Verna, pizzeria restaurants, ice cream bar, supermarket (Spar,open mon - sat open all day) 7km, Trestina, All shops and several supermarkets.
Local shop in San Leo Bastia has everything you need and there is a new supermarket in Verna which is 10 minutes drive away.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
Deposit of 25% of the full amount is payable to confirm booking. Balance due 6 weeks before the first day of your holiday. The full amount is due to confirm last minute reservations. Cancellations and refunds - the deposit is non refundable, 50% refund of remaining fee if cancelled 20-45 days prior to arrival. There is no refund if cancellation is made less than 20 days prior to arrival. A returnable security deposit of £250 is required.
Changeover day is normally Saturday but there is some flexibility subject to owner's plans!
Guests are requested to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 10.00 am on the changeover day.
25 % Deposit on booking and balance payable 6 weeks before start of holiday
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Ceiling Fans
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathrooms: 3 shower rooms (1 on ground floor next to Study with double sofa Bed) and 1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower. All bathrooms have wc's and washbasins and all fittings are high quality
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms +Study with Double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: with double bed & en suite. Bedroom 2: with private shower room. Bedroom 3: double bedroom, with private terrace. Bedroom 4: twin beds. Bathrooms: 3 shower rooms (1 on ground floor next to bedroom 5) and 1
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: All main terraces are south facing, with amazing views and all have tables and chairs, ideal for eating alfresco and there is a gas BBQ. The beautiful Pool has plenty of space for the sun loungers and chairs , plus umbrellas, Dining table and chairs, an ideal place to spend the day. The main terrace, covered with wisteria, offers shade from the mid day sun, has magnificent views, to watch the sunset over Tuscany, you can watch the sunrise whilst enjoying breakfast on the Loggia terrace The outside terraces at Tegolaio have all been re-tiled in non slip terracotta tiles. It is possible to follow the sun round the whole house on terraces and there are steps down to a private pool with plenty of sunbathing areas around and an outside shower. All main terraces are are south facing. Utility Room: Tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included, house cleaned before and after each stay, and more often by arrangement. Other: There are four outside Terraces set all around the villa, with non slip tiling on all the terraces and pool area. Wifi Internet access. Garden is completely fenced and gated off.