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Very Private Villa & Pool with Spectacular Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
The Chapel, Località San Martino, Petriolo - very private, peaceful location and close to the Medieval Borgo town of Citer

This two storey Villa which was formerly a Medieval Chapel (and situated on the St Francis of Assisi Way (near Citerna)) has been creatively restored and is in a serene and peaceful location. This Villa demonstrates how beautifully one can blend the very old with the modern, with an ingenious "touch of flair". The creative elements of the décor and modern design integrate completely with the furnishings. The outside also completely harmonises with the living space. The colours of the Mediterranean garden contrast well with the colours of the Villa's external stonework and the 2 pools. The Chapel complete with original features (altar, ceilings & floors) is now an elegant dining room and lounge area. The Villa with it being a religious building is, of course, in an elevated position with spectacular views over open countryside.

This Villa's perfect location finds you on the Umbrian/Tuscan border, north of Perugia but close to the historical and medieval cities of Citta di Castello, Arezzo, Florence & Siena.

This part of Umbria is a much loved and noted destination for relaxation, healthy living and extraordinary scenery. Above all, it is an area famous for it's excellent food, wine, olive oil, truffles, chocolate, cheeses and cured meats. Famously known as "the Green Heart of Italy".

The Villa offers two pools (one a hydro-massage pool with cascading waterfalls), spacious terraces and pergolas, with an open fire for outside cooking and dining.

The Villa has private parking, a large, immaculate & extremely private garden and remote controlled entrance gates.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The owners of this property are Italian. This is a holiday home that the owners use out of the rental season.

Call Manager
Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Caroline for everything. Ildo has been a great host and I gave left him a little gift of some white wine for his personal consumption and joy. Thank you again and have a great summer!!!
Jul 2016
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2 Reviews

4.5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

4

Amazing villa with a spectacular vista!

  • 4 of 5

The villa is amazing and has been restored and refurbished to a very high standard and the love and thought put into this project oozes out of every room and the gardens. The pool is a large size and the children enjoyed plenty of hours playing in there. The pizzeria is a 100m walk up the hill and the views from the restaurant are stunning, great pizza and vino too all reasonably priced.

The owner Ildo is a very kind and generous man, the fridge is stocked with an array of wine, soft drinks, huge bowl of fruit, fresh bread and milk and the cupboards are full of pasta, plenty of cleaning products and lots of utensils. The two bathrooms are fully stocked with products too so you can pack lightly!

We stayed for 12 nights so the owner and agent (Caroline) hosted and cooked a delicious traditional 5 course Italian meal for us all... it was delicious and beautifully cooked and presented...such a treat. Caroline is a book of knowledge when it comes to Umbria and other parts of Italy and is always to hand via calls and texts, she sorts things out very quickly and offers plenty of help should you need it.

The villa is superbly located re: day trips (you will need to hire a car or drive to Italy as we did...fabulous drive!) Florence, Assisi, Citta di Castella, Pisa, Lake Trasimeno for example are all an easy drive and worth visiting plus many more places. Rome is a 2h train ride from perugia, we did not have time but I'm sure worth doing.

This was our fist time in Italy and certainly won't be our last!

We fell in love and are sure to return as so much to see and do in this wonderful country.

Word to the wise: The mosquitos were rife I advise buying and wearing the mossie bands you can buy, we just had spray and plug ins and lots of candles...they seemed immune and we were bitten a lot. Nets on beds and air con in the villa is a recommendation for the owner to consider as I believe this may reduce their presence at night. However mossies are everywhere abroad so don't let this put you off, just go more prepared then we did! You will love this place it is so tranquil and serene. We have returned feeling so relaxed and refreshed. Perfect place for the soul.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Limerick, Ireland
5

Two weeks of Heaven.....

  • 5 of 5

This property has to be seen to be believed. We had a wonderful time here. Everything about it was just superb. Ildo the owner, was on hand to help with anything that needed doing and brought us pastries and wine which was a very nice touch.

The villa is within easy reach of many sights in Umbria and Tuscany and there are lovely hikes in the immediate area. The pool and gardens are stunning and are looked after with obvious loving care.

Caroline, the agent, was a pleasure to deal with and communications were quick, clear and full of information.

We definitely hope to return to this wonderful place sooner rather than later!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The property was an abandoned Chapel that was in need of restoration. The restoration of this beautiful property was designed and project managed by the owners over a period of 5 years. The restoration of the Chapel itself was carried out in great detail with many of the original & historical features, such as the altar, stained glass windows and frescoes being preserved, which all date back more than 1200 years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 34 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ancona at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Antognolla at 20 Miles Nearest Train : San Giustino at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : E45 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Petriolo at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Fano at 70 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

Car hire is essential and recommended.

There are airports within a commutable distance of this Villa, with daily flights with all the lo-cost airlines. The closest airport is Perugia (approximately 30 miles) from the Villa. Ryanair during the Summer months have a daily service from London Stansted. Others are Rimini, Rome (Fiumincino & Ciampino), Florence, Ancona, Bologna & Pisa.

Any information that you may require on flights then please do not hesitate to contact the Agent for this Villa (Caroline).

Distances:

The nearest small town is Petriolo which is a 10 minute walk from the Villa. The medieval borgo town of Citerna is approximately 10 minutes away.

Other places of interest and within 15 minutes from the Villa are

Anghiari

Città di Castello

Monterchi

Sansepolcro

A bit further afield but still within a reasonable distance from the Villa are

Assisi

Perugia

Cortona

Arezzo

Siena

Further Details:

As stated above there are a number of towns close and within a 10 minute drive of this Villa. All have good local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, post offices, fashion clothing and shoes with weekly or daily markets

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,310
for 7 nights
£2,310
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,310
for 7 nights
£2,310
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 5 nights
From
£330
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Check in is after 3 pm Check out is by 10 am.
The Agent for this property will meet you on arrival to hand over keys and to explain the Villa to you.
The safety of all tenants is the sole responsibility of the tenants and NOT the property owner. The tenants must have in place for the duration of their stay relevant Travel Insurance for health issues and potential loss of personal items. Children must be supervised at all times. The Swimming Pool is in the garden and a reasonable distance from the house and unfenced.
A reservation/security deposit of £300.00 is to be paid to confirm your booking. The deposit is not applied towards the rental price however, it is fully refundable within 7 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
No damage is done to the property or its contents beyond reasonable wear & tear.
No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, animals or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, forfeit the full advance and any deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
This property requires a seven (7) night stay in the high season period. A shorter period can be negotiated for other than in the high season period.
Any booking obtained under false pretences will be subject to forfeiture of advance payments, deposit and/or rent and the party will not be permitted to check in

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests have the use of the whole Villa, it's pools & garden and they are completely private and for the sole use of guests. The Manager of this rental property is Caroline (English) who lives in Italy and is always available to help with any problems guests may have, to give a huge amount of information for the area with additional places to visit that are not always in Guidebooks.. Caroline will be around to meet you when you arrive to explain the workings of the Villa to you and to hand over the keys. The service is very personal and important to ensure that your stay is memorable. The property is located in the mountains, surrounded by woodland, open countryside and in a beautiful Mediterranean garden full of colourful flowers & plants. There are breathtaking views over the valley with the Appenine mountains in the distance

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet, Hydro-massage bath
  • The Villa has 2 bathrooms with WC, Bath, Shower and bidet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 3 double beds

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The pools are a short distance from the Villa and can be seen from the Villa itself. There is an outdoor terrace with a stone wood burning fireplace for outside cooking. All wood for the fire will be provided to the guests by the Owner. This Villa's perfect location finds you on the Umbrian/Tuscan border. This area is a noted destination for relaxation, healthy living and extraordinary scenery. It is mystical & enchanting and is famously known as "the green heart of Italy" . Above all, it is an area famous for its excellent food, wine, olive oil, truffles, chocolate, cheeses, cured meats and the "must see" medieval cities and towns all within a close distance to the Villa. Outside: There are spacious outside terraces, patios and an area for open fire cooking. The pool and the terrace areas have outdoor furniture. There is private parking with entrance gates to the Villa. The Villa is registered to host Weddings. Further info can be provided by the Agent. The generous owner/agent of this Villa will welcome you with an overwhelming basket of local products for you to enjoy during your stay and will not be in addition to the rental price. For more than a 7 night booking a evening meal will be cooked, served & gifted to you by the owner. All linen is provided including separate pool towels. The Villa will be cleaned following each rental period. A maid service may be requested and provided. We also a day or evening babysitting service

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