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BEAUTIFUL UMBRIAN FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL, MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Matt Jackson

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Umbertide Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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 (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Matt Jackson

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

Why Matt Jackson chose Umbertide

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'... 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.'
Nov 2007
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful Umbrian Farmhouse with Private Pool, mature gardens and grounds
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Umbertide Perugia area
5

Perfect for an idyllic, relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5
Having spent a wonderful week at La Selva in the summer of 2013, we (and in particular our two children, 13 and 11) eagerly awaited our return this summer. We were not disappointed and had another happy, relaxing and sunny week at this beautiful old farmhouse, together with another family, with younger kids.
Although just a short drive from the small town of Umbertide (where we stocked up at the excellent supermarket, which has wonderful fresh produce and a great wine selection), La Selva is sufficiently rural to allow us to “get away from it all” and enjoy undisturbed peace and quiet, mountain air and family time, in a beautiful corner of Italy.
We awoke every morning to find the sun streaming through the shuttered windows of our luxury bedroom. After a short jog up the forest roads and back, we repaired for a leisurely late breakfast on the kitchen terrace. A day by the pool typically followed, usually with a game of pool volleyball before tea. The kids explored the grounds and surrounding fields, playing football and cricket on the well kept lawn. As the day drew to a close and the sun set over the valley, we enjoyed aperitifs under the fig tree and then an al fresco dinner or BBQ on the roof terrace. Sipping a digestif under the starry night sky, the kids watching a film before bed, we glimpsed bats circling above us and heard the sound of crickets in the distance. Another long night of undisturbed and deep sleep beckoned.
On other days, we enjoyed mountain biking through the valleys and visits to beautiful and historic local towns, including Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi. Some evenings, we dined out, enjoying the tasty local cuisine.
The week flashed by. Before we knew it, Saturday arrived. We left refreshed and looking forward to coming again next year.
This is our 11 year old son’s thoughts: “Italy’s really fun because it’s got lots of things to do, like the pool. There is also a TV which has really good films on it. For kids it’s very good because you have a treehouse and you can go blackberry hunting and do different sports.”
Taking advantage of La Selva’s excellent location on the Tuscany/Umbria border and low cost flights into both Rome and Pisa (which are cheaper during the week), we extended our holidays by a few days and showed our kids a bit more of Italy. Last year, we spent three days exploring Rome before heading home; this year, we visited Siena, Florence and Pisa.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
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
business
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
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Spedalicchio
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Cortona
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Umbertide
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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Rates & Availability

From £975 Per week

Umbertide Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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.

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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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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