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Cool Villa, exceptional well equipped house in a fabulous location, book now!



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa with a view to die for, pool, 3 bedrooms and bathrooms

Welcome to our house in Umbria.

We purchased the land in 1999 and built our house in the middle of olive trees and with the most lovely view. While the house fits into the landscape the interior is modern with an open style and plenty of space. Because the house is built on the side of a hill it has 4 levels with the living area being in the center there is a modern, spacious and well fitted kitchen at one end, the dinning room is in the middle of the room and the sitting room at the other end. on the top floor of the house is the main bedroom this has a large bathroom, dressing room and a private terrace and is a great place to have early morning coffee or drinks at sunset, it looks over the olive trees, the pool and the view of the landscape from here is wonderful and always changing depending on the time of the day. All bedrooms have there own shower rooms. The pool is very smart and matches the style of the house, it is in a secluded spot with a large sun terrace to one side. There is a blind that can be used when it is very hot. The mature garden has lots of sitting places so you can enjoy sun or shade throughout the day. It is a really special private place.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live mostly in Germany but come back to our house in Italy with our family whenever we can. It is a good place to unwind.

We found the land in 1999 and started preparing the plans and eventually started building. It took us about 8 years but it was such a fantastic project to have. We always try and come to Italy for the olive harvest which is a very important part of our year, we have over the years learnt how to prune the trees and have done all the harvesting, picking, taking olives to the mill for pressing and finally putting it in tins ready for sale.

We love the social events in Monte Castello throughout the Summer, we are sure our guests will too.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful House in a lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this beautiful spacious home. The pool, the views from the terrace, the barbecue and the well furnished rooms all helped us have a truly relaxing break. Sue provided lots of helpful advice and a great welcome pack and we managed to have many great days out in the beautiful Umbrian towns and villages.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our house.
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Beautiful house and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very relaxing holiday in Monte Castello di Vibio. The house is wonderful - very comfortable, very well equipped and very clean. Thank you to Sue and Gill for making our stay so enjoyable and for the very welcome 'Welcome Pack' including the bottle of prosecco! The garden is beautiful and the stunning views were glorious. It was a joy to sit on the terrace during the day watching the butterflies, and then in the evening watching the sun set and the fireflies. We had many trips out to all the wonderful Umbrian hilltop towns; and what bliss it was to return for a refreshing dip in the beautiful pool. Thank you Sue for making us feel so at home. I would highly recommend this house and hopefully will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tessa Thank you for such a great review it helps to explain to prospective guests what a fantastic place this is. You were very nice guests it was a pleasure to have you staying in our home.
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A beautiful house in a beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to arrive hot and weary after our journey down in constant heavy rain to such a beautiful, clean and comfortable house. The location is lovely, with amazing views of the hills and there is a lovely large garden and pool. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The welcome pack of milk and other essentials was thoughtful and gratefully appreciated. It was great to be able to have a cup of tea and a piece of toast when we arrived! We had no problems - the facilities were really user friendly. We had a really lovely restful week and would highly recommend this house and are already planning to return next year if it is available.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Umbria. The house is really nice, with a beautiful big pool and wonderful views. The house is beautiful furnished, very clean and very well equipped. The rooms are great with comfortable beds and the kitchen is big and well equipped. The location is just beautiful and very quiet. What we really appreciated was the warm welcome of the owner. Big thanks to the lovely host Sue, she was so helpful in every way. There was even a bottle of prosecco and some food waiting for us when we arrived. All in all I would highly recommend this house and we will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Having lived in Milano for four years we decided that we would love to have a house in Italy to come back to. Our search began in Umbria and we discovered the hill top town of Todi, what a gem! this became the center of our search. We fell in love with the ruin and the land in Monte Castello and the rest is history! We couldn't believe the amazing location with the view. Spina with its striking convent stands proud on the distant hill, The panorama changes constantly so there is always something to look at. We have a wonderful house and pool, lots of space, privacy a marvellous view and we are surrounded by olive trees.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Monte Castello di Vibio at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fratta Todina /Ponte San Giovanne at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Monte Castello di Vibio at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Adriatic coast is 2 hours 30 minutes drive away.

The coast around Rome is about 2 hours drive away.


Perugia airport is 45 minutes from the house

Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino are approximately 2 hours away

The Sulga bus can be taken from Rome Fiumicino to Todi

Driving time from Calais 15/16 hours

Overnight train service putting your car on the train in Den Bosh Holland and arriving in Alessandria or Livorno

NOTE: use of car is essential


Monte Castello di Vibio 2km

Todi 16km

Perugia 50km

Assisi 35km

Cortona 55km

Lake Trasimeno 45km

Lake Bolsena 67km

Rome 110km

Siena 150km

Arezzo 80 km

Florence 135km

Further Details:

Supermarkets are about 10km away: there are several supermarkets at the edge of Marsciano and a new supermarket which has a good selection of food on the way into Todi. Supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings. On bank holidays everything is closed.

Wine: there is a good selection in the supermarkets but there are many vineyards near Monte Castello, (details are in the house), it is fun to go and taste! Montefalco is the centre of the famous Umbiran wine area a lovely hill top town about one hour’s drive from the house.

Festivals: many festivals happen throughout the year from Cantina Aperto in the spring (when you can go and taste wine which is usually served with finger food or a main dish - a good way to see the different vineyards) to local village festivals. These run in turn with each village hosting the festival - you can eat, the food is delicious and all cooked by local people, you can dance to the excellent bands or just have a drink and watch. Whatever you decide it is fun. In August Monte Castello has a medieval dinner.

Perugia, Orvieto and Spoletto all have jazz festivals through the summer.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Season
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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 £336

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 35% of total rental to be paid when booking. Balance of total rental to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made in euro and should be done by bank transfer. A deposit of 400€ will be required on arrival or with the final payment. This will be returned as long as there are no breakages.

Changeover Day:
Fridays during July and August. Very flexible at other times of the year.

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From the Owner

A lovely family home in a very special location. With our red colour scheme it is cosy in the winter with the fire one end and the Aga the other and a great place to chill out. In the summer with the doors open onto the terrace it is a special summer house with lots of places to relax. It has been our home so it is well equipped with decent appliances in fact it is a house that works...well!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Large en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, two hand basins, walk in shower, bidet and WC; Private bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, bidet and WC; En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, and WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) with Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed, Bedroom 2 with large double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is on 4 floors. The main living area consists of a large kitchen at one end, the dining area in the middle and the sitting area at the other end. Large double doors open onto the terrace. From the living room going up a flight of stairs there is a double bedroom with it's own bathroom. From this level and going up another flight of stairs are the main bedroom, dressing room and large bathroom. The main bedroom leads onto its own terrace which overlooks the pool and the valley. Going down the stairs from the sitting room level is a large bedroom with en suite shower room. This bedroom, has twin beds, On this level is the utility room and boot room which has the second fridge in it. Outside: Outside the living room through the garden doors is a very large terrace this has a gas BBQ and large table. All around the house there are tables and chairs so you can enjoy sun or shade throughout the day. The private pool is partly surrounded by olive trees; it is 1.40 mm deep and does not have a deep end. There are corner steps which take you into the water. The view is wonderful. The end wall has a large blind which provides shade. There is a table tennis table for outside use. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. In this part of the house there is a second fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, property is cleaned once a week. Other: The main bedroom has a dressing room with a large bathroom it opens out onto its own terrace which overlooks the pool and the valley. A perfect spot for breakfast and an aperitif in the early evening.

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