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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
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.