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Il Casale: Luxury Villa With Stunning Views Over The Niccone Valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Villa in Umbertide, Umbria, Italy - Casa Nova Never Fails To Delight - Read Our Reviews

Casa Nova is an idyllic location from which to discover Southern Tuscany and Umbria. It is a small fruit and olive farm, on the south facing slope of the beautiful Niccone valley, 30 minutes from Perugia. The 30 acre estate is a haven for wildflowers and wildlife. The surrounding countryside offers endless possibilities for walking and cycling. The artistic treasures of Cortona, Perugia, Urbino and the Upper Tiber Valley are all close to hand. Florence, Siena and Rome are a daytrip away. The Casale is a luxury 7 bedroom house, combining the best of traditional style and modern design, with private heated 15m pool. It sleeps 5 to 16, has 7 bedrooms (5 en-suite and 2 additional bathrooms), 3 living areas, broadband, a huge, fully-equipped main kitchen and two additional kitchens. Perfect for larger groups who want enough space that everyone can get away from one another from time to time, whilst still being able to be sociable. See website for information about Umbria.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My specialism, as an Art historian, is in the Renaissance artists of central Italy, such as Raphael and Signorelli, and I was first drawn to this part of Umbria when doing research for my publications and museum exhibitions about their works. My wife is a barrister and a passionate cook and gardener. We have three children who have been holidaying in Italy since they were tiny. We share a love for the art, landscape and lifestyle of Umbria and hope our guests will enjoy discovering its many pleasures and will end up as smitten as we are.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the first rental season for Il Casale since restoration was completed, so we do not yet have reviews of that property. However, we have had glowing feedback from those who have stayed at Casa dell'Ortolano (the Garden House) at Casa Nova, since its first rental season in 2007. See the Rentals Guest Book on the Contact Us page of our website for comments guests have left in our Guestbooks.
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Location

From the Owner

We have been coming to this area since 1988. It offers a marvellous combination of unspoilt landscapes, a rich cultural life (ranging from Renaissance masterpieces to modern film or music festivals) and excellent, family friendly restaurants. After many years of searching, we finally found the perfect property here, with a fabulous view, and since then we've been pouring our energies into making it what we've dubbed an "Umbrian Eden". Umbria very much retains its own distinctive local character and, unlike some parts of Tuscany, it could not be accused of having turned into a "Chiantishire", yet at the same time it is very welcoming of visitors. Everything you need is available a short drive away in Umbertide but all you hear when you open your window here is birdsong.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Renaissance art tours led by an expert in Central Italian painting, pottery courses, and cookery courses can all be arranged at certain times of year.

Coast/Beach:

Umbria could hardly be further from the Italian coast (approx 2 hrs to the Adriatic coast), but there are beaches and watersports on Lake Trasimeno (35 mins by car).

Travel:

Our nearest airports are: Perugia (45 mins by car; Ryanair from Stansted), Florence (hour and a half; Meridiana from Gatwick), Ancona & Rimini (both 2 hours; Ryanair from Stansted), Pisa (2 ½ hours; Ryanair from Stansted, Easyjet from Luton, BA and Alitalia from Heathrow and Gatwick), Rome (3 hours; Ryanair from Stansted and Luton, Easyjet from Luton, BA and Alitalia from Heathrow and Gatwick, and other connections from the US and elsewhere). A car is necessary at Casa Nova. See website for map.

Distances:

Nearest shop Spedalicchio (4 mins by car). A good range of restaurants, pizzerias, gelaterias are within 10 mins drive. See website for further details about shopping and eating out. Nearest towns: Trestina (10 mins by car), Umbertide (12 mins by car), Citta di Castello (25 mins by car), Cortona (35 mins by car). Nearest cities: Perugia (35 mins by car), Siena (75 mins by car), Florence (95 mins by car). See website for map and further details about places of interest.

Further Details:

For additional photos of the house, a ground plan and a great deal more information on the house and on what to do and see in the area, please visit our website (link below).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
31 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£17,746
for 7 nights
From
£2,535
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,380
for 7 nights
£3,380
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,535
for 7 nights
£2,535
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,803
for 7 nights
£3,803
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,225
for 7 nights
£4,225
 
 
Peak summer
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 7 nights
£5,070
 
 
Late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,225
for 7 nights
£4,225
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,380
for 7 nights
£3,380
 
 
Low
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,535
for 7 nights
£2,535
 
 
Christmas/NY
17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,380
for 7 nights
£3,380
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,380
for 7 nights
£3,380
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £338

A refundable security deposit is payable on arrival. Terms and conditions can be viewed on our website. Detailed instructions for getting to the house will be supplied after booking is confirmed.
Our normal changeover day is Saturday.

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit of 25% of the total price has been paid. The balance must be paid no later than 8 weeks before the start of the let (or on booking, if less than 8 weeks before). Cancellation charges apply.

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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Facilities

From the Owner

The Farm House and the Garden House (IT970) stand, each in their own private gardens, in the midst of 25 acres of our fruit trees and olive groves. The two are entirely private from one another but can be rented together for larger groups. The land has been farmed organically for over 20 years and offers an abundance of wildflowers and butterflies. There is a vegetable plot and herb garden from which you can gather fresh produce. There is a good network of walks through the surrounding hills and at night the stars will astound you. You are welcome to borrow bikes (we have a range of sizes).

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • All bathrooms have sink, wc and bidet Ensuite 1: separate bath and double shower Ensuite 2: multi-jet shower Ensuite 3: spa bath with shower over Ensuite 4: dual rain/cascade shower Ensuite 5: shower Bathroom 6: bath with shower over Bathroom 7: sh

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1: king size bed (or 2 singles) + ensuite Bed 2: bunk or double bed + ensuite Bed 3: kingsize bed + ensuite Bed 4: kingsize bed + ensuite Bed 5 (apartment): kingsize bed (or 2 singles) + ensuite Bed 6: kingsize bed (plus two singles) Bed 7: sing

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Wireless broadband internet connection. Wired and wireless network. Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and 6 each have a mezzanine platform with a den or study area providing useful additional space. The house has plentiful hot water from our solar-panels and has underfloor central heating in winter (included in the mid-low season rent). Windows are double-glazed. Solar heating of the pool is included (additional gas heating can be arranged at extra cost). The house is not air-conditioned but in our experience this is not needed: the thick stone walls, internal and external window shutters and ventilated roof keep the house naturally cool in Summer. The bedrooms each have a window with a retractable screen, so that you can keep bugs at bay. Please note that the house is strictly non-smoking. Anyone breaching this condition will be charged for additional cleaning and dry-cleaning. Outside: Extensive gardens and terraces around the house for exclusive use of occupants of Il Casale, plus shared access to the Casa Nova estate's vegetable plot, asparagus bed and 30 acres of orchards and woods. Private heated pool (15m x 5m) with plenty of sunloungers, barbecue and a large pergola for meals by the pool (tables seat up to 14). Established trees and vine pergola in front of the house provide lots of outdoor seating areas and dining options. Spectacular views from the many balconies, porticos and terraces. There is another, separate house on the estate with its own private pool (see listing for IT970). Neither overlooks the other and you will each have your own privacy. For larger parties the possibility exists of renting both houses (which together can accommodate up to 25, plus infants). More details on our website. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, airer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, laundry sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our cleaner visits the Casale at the end of each week of rental to clean and to change towels, swimming towels and bedlinen (this is included in the rent). Additional cleaning and babysitting can usually be arranged (at extra cost). Other: There is a kitchenette outside Bedroom 1. Bed 5 (apartment) has its own kitchen, dining area, sofas and TV. The upstairs sitting room has a sleeping platform and can also be divided in two by folding doors to create a separate guest bedroom (Bed 6).

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