BEAUTIFUL UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL, MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Matt Jackson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL, MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS

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Spacious property with 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10+. Cots available

Casa la Selva is ideal for those looking for a relaxing break in the heart of Italy. Located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, overlooking a quiet valley, Casa la Selva is perfect for getting away from it all, and a convenient base for exploring the area. There are five attractive bedrooms, three bathrooms, two spacious and comfortable living rooms, a large, traditional and well equipped kitchen/dining room and a utility room.

Outside there is a private swimming pool (10mx5m) and large established gardens. Casa La Selva is available for private rentals, of one week or more for up to 10 people, throughout the year.

Bedrooms: Master Bedroom: Double bed, ensuite shower room.

Olive Room: Double bed, French doors to roof terrace.

Tower Room: Double bed, French doors to roof terrace.

Corner Room: Double or twin beds.

Garden Room: Double or twin beds, access to garden.

Kitchen: Well equipped, spacious kitchen with marble worktops, includes: gas hob, 90cm oven, microwave, double sink, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, pasta maker, blender and a meat-slicer. Original stone arch leads through to large dining room. There is also a large utility room containing double laundry sink, washing machine, ironing board, a second large fridge/freezer and re-cycling bins.

Sitting Rooms: There are two sitting rooms, both with wood burning stoves. One room has Playstation 2 and TV, along with a selection of games and DVDs. The other has a CD player with selection of CDs and a number of books, board games and children's toys.

A shaded loggia with large dining table overlooking the gardens. Perfect for lunch on a hot day. Also a play table and chairs for young children.

There are two roof terraces with fantastic views over the valley in daytime, or the starry skies at night.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Matt Jackson

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Casa la Selva is owned by two families (the Squires and the Jacksons). We've been friends since university some 24 years ago and all love Italy.

Matt Jackson purchased this farmhouse in 2002

We love this part of Italy and particularly this area of Umbria; the hills, forests and Niccone valley are beautiful throughout the year and the people are very welcoming. We wanted a house in the middle of the countryside, away from neighbours and noise and when we found la Selva it completely met this requirement. The house sits in the middle of a 1 hectare plot with a further 2.5 hectares of meadow and woodland. In the summer the only noise you're likely to hear is the jingle of bells from the sheep on the hills. We spent the best part of a year restoring Casa la Selva before spending our first summer there in 2003. We look forward to our trips back every year.

We all love to cook so the most important room in the house is the kitchen. It's great to pop out to local markets and pick up fresh ingredients to bring home to la Selva and cook for our family and friends. When we're there we usually spend some time mountain biking and really enjoy a day's cycling from the house around the hills on the tracks and unmade roads. Over the years we've found some great routes and I'm always happy to provide directions and maps. We usually pop into Perugia, Gubbio or Siena to wander round the towns and eat in some of the best restaurants in central Italy. We can recommend some great places for lunch. Our children love La Selva. Their favourite things are the pool, the gardens, making dens and eating ice cream. No need for iPads etc.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16699
+44 01451861534
Umbertide Perugia area
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

'... we had to write immediately to thank you for letting us have an idyllic family holiday in your wonderful Tuscany villa.'

'Your home not only lived up to all our expectations - it exceeded them!'

'... the attraction of the seclusion and luxury of the villa and just being together meant we spent most of our time at Casa del Selva.'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16699
+44 01451861534
Umbertide Perugia area
5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa la Selva. It was the perfect place for our family to gather and celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. A little piece of heaven (yes, I am a little jealous) which I would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16699
+44 01451861534
Umbertide Perugia area
5

A Beautiful, idyllically located Oasis in Umbria.

  • 5 of 5
My first impressions of the 10 minute drive along gravel roads to reach the property made me think we'd chosen somewhere too far from civilisation but I soon realised we were as near to a Supermarket as we are at home in Oxfordshire! The isolation and elevation allowed the most fantastic, peaceful evenings sat looking at the Milky Way for the first time in my life whilst listening to the cacophony of the surrounding forest insects, birds and wildlife.
This truly is a wonderous location. The property is very much a home from home, offering everything you could need and little temptation to leave. The pool and altitude offer respite from the heat with many areas of shade. There are multiple terraces and areas for a large group to sit and eat having cooked something delightful up in the extensive kitchen. Even on the days that we had some wet weather, the inside is full of space to sit and relax. I can only comment on the front bedroom above the kitchen for sleep worthiness but every night was restful, the mattress was comfortable and you can allow as much or little light in through the windows. The bathrooms we had use of were lovely and spacious with copious amounts of hot water for all.
When we left the property, you are perfectly situated for nearby Cortona (our favorite), Citta De Castella, Montone and Umbertide. A longer drive to Sienna is worthwhile if you haven't been yet.

Overall I really can't think of anything negative to say about the property and can thoroughly recommend it to a prospective Umbrian tourist.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Cortona
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Umbertide
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Spedalicchio
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Niccone
Car: necessary

La Selva is set in the hills and there are many good walks and tracks for cycling near by. Boat trips and sailing are available on Lake Trasimeno (25 minutes away by car). The nearest village is Spedalicchio (10 minutes drive). The towns of Umbertide, Trestina and Mertacale have supermarkets, cash point and general facilities and are about 20 minutes by car. Citta di Castello (25 minutes) and Perugia (40 minutes) have extensive facilities and many designer shops as well as great restaurants. One of the best places is to eat is Nonna Gelsa in Niccone (15 minutes drive).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Umbertide Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 
 
Mid
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
Low
Sep 28 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
Low
Jan 1 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
Mid
May 9 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
High
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 
 
Mid
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
Low
Sep 26 2015 - May 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
£975
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes For winter months: This rate does not include gas for central heating, this should be paid locally to the houskeeper.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Umbertide Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Family - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks, bath has hand-held shower
    West - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Olive - 1 double
    Tower - 1 queen
    Corner - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double or singles
    Garden - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double or singles
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins or large doubles. One bedroom has an additional sofa bed. 2 cots available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
We can arrage many additional services to make your stay special: - A cook to prepare meals at the house - A massage therapist - Italian lessons If you have a particular interest, let us know and we will see what we can do to help.
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