BEAUTIFUL RESTORED VILLA ON THE TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER

lola O'Donovan

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED VILLA ON THE TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER

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Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(2), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Borgo degli Olivi is one of 2 converted farmhouses situated on 6 acres of olive groves sharing a magnificent pool. The villa can be used as a single unit sleeping 8 (or 8 adults and 2 children) or as two separate apartments . The downstairs sleeps 6 comfortably and the upstairs 4 comfortably Each apartment has its own private garden and eating area.

The downstairs apartment comprises a living room with fireplace and two sets of French doors - one opening on to a large patio and the other on to garden overlooking pool. There is a very large kitchen cum dining room with dining table which can seat up to 12 people comfortably. There are two double bedrooms downstairs (one en suite) and one separate bathroom with bath and shower. All furnishings throughout the house are of the highest standard. All appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc.) are provided.

There is a separate independent entrance to the upstairs Apt. The upstairs unit has a generous sitting room / dining room with kitchen corner comprising full oven, 4 gas rings, dishwasher, large fridge. There are two bedrooms - one large double bedroom and one small bedroom with two 3 ft bunk beds. The bathroom has a free-standing shower unit and a bidet. Each sitting room has a very comfortable 6 ft sofa-bed.

Keywords: Villa,pool,,Olive Grove, stunning gardens Vineyards, Wine Festivals, Golf

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
lola O'Donovan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

About lola O'Donovan

We are a couple from Dublin with four grown-up children and 4 grandchildren looking forward to retirement in the green heart of Italy. We designed the house in two apartments to give us some privacy and space for our children and their friends when they come to stay with us. Each apartment has its own kitchen and living room area and separate patios / entrances. The property can be used either as two apartments or ideally with extended family or two families as a single house. The photo is of all the family enjoying a meal in the house!

lola O'Donovan purchased this villa in 2004

Why lola O'Donovan chose Panicale

We went there on vacation in 2003 and thought we had landed in heaven! TheTrasimeno area is part of Umbria but culturally and geographically it straddles both Umbria and Tuscany. It is in the exact centre of Italy and is half-way between Rome and Florence. It is an area which is easily accessible but at the same time secluded. A veritable treasure chest, containing a large part of Italy's Renaissance art, as well as much of the art of ancient and medieval times.

What makes this villa unique

Borgo degli Olivi is in the centre of Italy near Lake Trasimeno on the Umbrian/Tuscan border and is at the heart of historical and cultural Italy. The local tourist board claim that 20% of the world's cultural heritage lies within a two hour drive of Lake Trasimeno. Rome, Florence and Siena are within easy reach with Perugia, Assisi and Cortona on your doorstep. There are also many historic walled hill villages in the area waiting to be discovered. The jewel among them, Panicale, is within 5 km of the house. There are many fine restaurants and cafés close by and you will find yourself pleasantly surprised at both the quality and the price! There are weekly markets in most of the local towns where one can purchase fresh farm produce (vegetables & fruit) as well as excellent locally produced wine and olive oil. The locals can be great fun! if required we can arrange for some locals to cook a special meal in the house which guests have found very entertaining

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Panicale Trasimeno
Boston Massachusetts
5

Our little vacation

  • 5 of 5
Myself and my family stayed at this beautiful property for 10 glorious days in April of this year. We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary in Italy. The house is split into two apartments so we had plenty of room for all eight of us. We traveled from Casalini to the surrounding towns and also took the train to Rome for the day. I highly recommend miles to miles for a tour company, very professional and competent.
The owners of the villa Don and Lola are lovely people. Leaving all the comforts of home on place.
Our family loved it so much we can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panicale Trasimeno
Portsmouth, NH
5

Perfect location to fill everyone's needs

Perfect location to fill everyone's needs
  • 5 of 5
My family of 10 just returned from a weeks stay at Lola's beautiful retreat. It was the perfect location for relaxing and enjoying the Italian countryside and local food, wine and culture of umbria while allowing for easy trips to Florence, Assisi, Siena or any number of beautiful medieval villages for a day of exploring and art! The beauty and tranquility of the home, gardens and countryside, including Lake Trassimeno, in which the villa is located is unsurpassed. The property was immaculately kept , the gardens were inspirational and the pool was sooo refreshing on a hot summer day. Lola was so kind and helpful during the planning of our trip. She anticipated all of our needs and was extremely helpful in her suggestions of the best to see in the area. Her suggestion of having a local Umbrian meal cooked for us at the house was perfect and one of the most memorable evenings of our trip! I can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NJ
5

2 weeks in paradise- with wine

  • 5 of 5
We 5 friends are just back from 2 weeks at Lola and Don’s house in Casalini. There are no words to describe the great time we had. Everything was perfect-- the house, pool, the sisters Free and Messi , Giampiero, Rosella, the weather, the food, the wine, the tomatoes, etc etc etc.
We loved the villa and wished we could hide out in the fields and stay for a few more weeks. An Umbrian delight. Lola is a most accommodating proprietor…everything about the booking was easy to arrange and her suggestions for sights and meals was spot on. This villa is a great base for exploring both Umbria and Tuscany, either by car or train. Or for those less inclined to adventure, you can just sit by the pool or on the glider with a glass of wine and good book and contemplate the roses, lavender and rosemary. Looking forward to returning to this little piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Panicale Trasimeno
Atlanta, GA USA
5

Wonderful Place to Stay (Summer of 2011) 8 People

  • 5 of 5
We could not have chosen a better place to have 8 adults in the Tuscony/Umbria area! We fell in love with the property, the pool, the view, the village, and the people that were at the local store/bar! I would recommend this location and this particular villa to anyone who wants to get the "true" experience that Italy has to offer. The owners were SO helpful in providing instructions, helpful tips for the area, and in the overall willingness to work with us! The pictures are very accurate as well as the description...you will not be disappointed in choosing this villa.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panicale Trasimeno
Dublin
5

Wonderful stay in this beautiful villa in summer 2010

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Don and Lola's villa last summer (2010) for ten days with our 18 month old toddler and we can't recommend the place highly enough. The villa is an oasis of calm and beauty located in the idyllic Umbrian countryside. It was such a pleasure to sit outside and admire the gorgeous view, we really felt like we were living la dolce vita! Our son loved playing in the outdoor pool and large garden and it was a tranquil, safe environment for him.
We found that the listing description on the website more than lived up to our expectations. Inside, we had everything we needed, the property is very well equipped and was spotlessly clean. An added bonus for us were the shutters and window nets which ensured we all got a great night's sleep! Lola was very helpful when we were making our booking and gave us all the information we needed.
There was lots to do and see in terms of sightseeing and trips, the villa is near some beautiful medieval villages such as Panicale, Panicarola and Castglione del Lago. We also visited the nearby towns of Cortona, Assisi and the Umbrian capital of Perugia. We'll have to go back and visit places such as Florence, Siena and Montepulciano which are all day trips you can easily do from the villa.
Finally, in terms of our favourite attractions - well apart from the scenery, super-friendly locals, fantastic weather and cultural sights - the food was just amazing! There are plenty of restaurants nearby - many of which Lola kindly lists in her personalised guide book that she has compiled for the villa guests. If you want to eat in, there are also local markets and shops offering fresh and delicious produce and of course the wine is great too! Overall, it was a five star experience and we would definitely recommend this villa to anybody looking for a special place to stay in Italy.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panicale Trasimeno
Chattanooga, TN
5

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for two weeks in mid-November, and it was really a wonderful experience! We met the owners who were finishing up the olive harvest, and a lovlier couple you could not expect. Everything met and exceeded our expectations. The village is charming and the residents are very welcoming. I hope to go back during a different season and experience the area sooner rather than later!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Panicale a sophisticate Reinassance Village
"Charming medieval village with lovely restaurants and a very active tourist commune."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Perugia
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castiglione del lago
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Chiusi
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
village - Casalini
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Panicarola
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
PANICALE
Car: necessary

We are 2 miles from Lake Trasimeno with all its facilites. we are adjacent to many beautiful old walled towns, Panicale, Paciano, Citta Della Pieve, Corciano, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Castiglione Del lago , Isole Magiore - these charming old towns and vilages are all within a 10 mile radius of house. Cortona, Orvieto, Assissi, Perugia, Montefalco, Spello, Spoleto, Gubbio, Todi, Arezzo, Montepulchiano , Chianti region, Arezzo, Pienze, Sienna, Volterra, Terni Falls, Bagno Vignoni are all easily accessible within 45 mins. to 1hr and 1hr1/2 drive. The area is famous for it's local festivalsItalian cooking courses, fresh food markets, archaeology, Etruscan ruins, Renaissance art, National Natural Parks etc. The local Tourist Board claims that 20% of the world'sCultural Heritage is within a 2 hour drive of Lago Trasimeno. It is and ideal base for touring both Tuscany and Umbria.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Panicale Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
, Christmas,
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
8 night minimum stay
€2,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes there is a charge for heating during Winter and late Autumn and reduced prices for smaller numbers.
Initial booking fee paid by Paypal or Bank transfer. Final payment 4 weeks prior to arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

Panicale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • wind-surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
Outdoor Pizza Oven Olive grove, peach trees, fig trees etc. Wonderful gardens, spectacular views
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