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RESTORED FARMHOUSE ON UMBRIA/TUSCANY BORDER, BREATHTAKING VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

Joanna

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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RESTORED FARMHOUSE ON UMBRIA/TUSCANY BORDER, BREATHTAKING VIEWS & PRIVATE POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Citta di Castello Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom house to sleep 6 plus baby

Halfway between Florence and Perugia on the Umbrian Tuscan border a beautifully restored farmhouse with private swimming pool and glorious uninterrupted views over the Tuscan hills. In a strategic position to explore the medieval towns nearby or just get away from it all. The interior has been lovingly restored with beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and terracotta flooring. It is comfortably furnished with a mixture of antique and modern. The accommodation is on three floors. On the ground floor the kitchen flows through to the living room, which opens onto a covered terrace for outside dining. The top floor master bedroom has its own bathroom. The 2 other bedrooms and bathroom are on the 1st floor area as is the private balcony which overlooks the pool. Outside there are paved terraces and grassy areas with garden furniture for relaxing and alfresco eating. The house and pool all benefit from a south facing aspect and the garden is planted with olive trees and lavender. The swimming pool is on a lower terrace with a solar shower and the most spectacular views!

The pool is open from end May to early October weather permitting. There are a number of neighbouring farms where it is possible to buy olive oil, eggs and firewood. The surrounding woods are also a good place for mushroom picking and some wonderful scenic walks.

Citta di Castello is the capital of Northern Umbria and the region is host to many festa's throughout the year, including a Truffle festival in November.

Perugia, the capital of Umbria hosts the internationally acclaimed Umbria Jazz Festival in July each year plus its famous Chocolate Festival in mid-October.

Florence, Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi, Sienna and Rome are further afield but are well worth a visit.

The house is about 30 mins from the Circolo Golf & Country Club Caldese at Lerchi and 25 mins from the Canoe Club at Citta di Castello.

Getting There: It is essential to have the use of a car to get to the house as well as whilst you are there. So if you fly it is advisable to hire a car from the airport rather than relying on local transport.

I highly recommend checking out the Michelin website www.viamichelin.co.uk as the maps are good and it is great for planning your journey.

Fortunately there is a wide choice of airports all within reasonable distance -

Perugia, approx 45 minutes via Ryanair.

Florence, approx 1 hr, 30 minutes via BA / Alitalia / CityJet / Meridiana etc.

Ancona, approx 1 hr, 30 minutes via Ryanair.

Rimini, approx 1 hr, 50 minutes via Ryanair.

Forli, approx 1hr, 45 minutes via Windjet.

Bologna, approx 2 hours via BA / Ryanair.

Pisa, approx 2 hours via BA / Easyjet / Ryanair.

Rome, approx 2 hrs, 30 mins, 2 international airports (Fiumicino & Ciampino) served by most airlines.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Restored farmhouse on Umbria/Tuscany border, breathtaking views & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Restored farmhouse on Umbria/Tuscany border, breathtaking views & private pool
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Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
5

Stunning views. The best holiday ever!!

  • 5 of 5
Arrived on the Saturday, greeted by Maria who could not be more helpful and accommodating, and what a view from the house! There was a lovely basket of Italian goodies to welcome us which was a really special touch. The restored house had everything we needed. There isn't wifi, however it was so refreshing that everyone was freed from their mobile devices! We thoroughly enjoyed playing all the board games. The house & pool are just so tranquil and it makes a great base for either lounging around and recharging one's batteries or for a spot of sightseeing. I would highly recommend this place to all. The time just flew too quickly and I wish we could have stayed longer than the two weeks we had. There is always next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Restored farmhouse on Umbria/Tuscany border, breathtaking views & private pool
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+39 -043 2775504
Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
5

A beautiful house in a simply stunning location!

  • 5 of 5
Three weeks just wasn't enough in this charming house. The peace and tranquility was wonderful and the views spectacular. Living in London I am unable to star gaze but here on this beautiful hillside the stars at night were incredible. The weather was particularly hot so it was wonderful to have sole use of the pool and we regularly enjoyed alfresco dining on the covered terrace. We loved the house and all it's amenities and made good use of the herbs and vegetable provided in the garden in our attempts at Italian cooking!
It made a fantastic base for sightseeing... Cortona, Firenze, Castiglione Fiorentino, Citta do Castello, Gubbio, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo just to name a few...word of warning though, unless going for lunch, avoid 1-4pm as most places will be closed in the smaller cities/towns.
Citta di Castello has some wonderful restaurants and we often enjoyed our evenings sitting in the piazza enjoying the vino and people watching! It was a lovely retreat from our usual lives!
I would highly recommend this house and would happily come back.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restored farmhouse on Umbria/Tuscany border, breathtaking views & private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444957
+39 -043 2775504
Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing two weeks in September in this blissful place. Not even the comprehensive website pictures had prepared us for the property's spectacular situation, high up and surrounded by Tuscan and Umbrian hills.
Due to the exceptionally hot weather we were glad of the soft breezes that arose most afternoons and spent most mornings in and around the beautiful (and well-maintained) pool.
We have stayed in a lot of self-catering properties and this ancient Volterrano farmhouse with its special atmosphere really did feel like a home-from-home. The furnishings are comfortable and interesting rather than luxurious, though there are modern shower rooms, and a pleasantly rustic kitchen-diner. Foodstuffs and other supplies were generously provided and there was a basket of local pasta, coffee and wine on arrival. The bed was large and comfortable, the linen and towels clean - and freely available for you to change more frequently if you didn't mind doing the washing. (Drying outside took ten minutes in these temperatures). There was no TV but a well stocked bookcase, board games and a plentiful supply of guide books and tourist information kept us occupied. The main, covered terrace was the ideal spot for a glass of wine while taking in the incredible views all around.
We have to admit though that we found the steep lane from the village to the farmhouse, which becomes a gravelled track with some hairpin bends, rather daunting. Maybe this is due to our age and younger visitors wouldn't find it at all challenging. However, it did mean we felt discouraged from going out in the evening as we couldn't face the drive home in the dark. The other thing to mention - again, perhaps for older visitors - is the narrow spiral staircase which connects all the bedrooms and bathrooms. We eventually got used to it but found it impossible to unpack our large suitcase upstairs.
Despite these points, we would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others. The owners went out of their way to give us helpful information in advance of and even during our holiday. Many important Tuscan and Umbrian sights are a short drive away, though, like us, you might find it impossible to tear yourself away from the house and pool and the unforgettable sunsets from the terrace.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Volterrano
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Lerchi
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Trestina and Castiglion Fiorentino
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Citta di Castello Sud (on the E45)
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Morra
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Fano
Car: necessary

On the borders of Umbria & Tuscany with a stunning view overlooking the Nestore Valley, the house is 1km from Volterrano which is famous for its Presepe Vivente living nativity scene which is televised every year over Christmas.

This part of Italy is an area of great scenic beauty with the landscape ranging from wooded hills to terraced farms. The whole region is steeped in history with much medieval architecture including hilltop castles, churches & watchtowers.

Citta di Castello is a beautiful walled city with fine buildings, museums, wonderful restaurants, and a hot thermal spring and health spa dating from Roman times.

Perugia, the capital of Umbria and Assisi are both an hour away, these stunning medieval cities are great for sightseeing.

Lake Trasimeno, the largest lake in Central Italy is good for bathing and other water sports with a number of resorts around its shores.

Florence, the capital of Tuscany is easily accessible on the motorway about an hour and a half away.

Golf: Circolo Golf & Country Club Caldese. Vocabolo Caldese, Lerchi, PG 06012. Tel +39 075 851 0197

Antognolla Golf Club. Antognolla, PG. Tel: :+39 075 58 42 008

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Rates & Availability

From €105 Per night

Citta di Castello 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
 
Rate 11
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
From
€200
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,250
 
 
Rate 1
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€135
From
€145
Fri,Sat,Sun
€895
 
 
Rate 2
Apr 11 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
From
€120
Fri,Sat,Sun
€695
 
 
Rate 3
May 16 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
From
€160
Fri,Sat,Sun
€995
 
 
Rate 4
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
€190
From
€210
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,295
 
 
Rate 5
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Rate 6
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,575
 
 
Rate 7
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,295
 
 
Rate 8
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€895
 
 
Rate 9
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rentals begin and end on a Saturday during the peak summer season.
Check-in time: from 4pm to 8pm.
Late check-in is 25 Euros from 8pm to 11pm or 50 euros from 11pm to 1am - estimated arrival time to be confirmed to owner 5 days before arrival.
Check-out time: from 8am to 10am.
All costs include linen, towels and heating.
A deposit of 25% of the rental is required within 1 week to secure booking, balance to be paid six weeks
before the first day of the holiday.
It is possible to obtain a discount for holidays of longer than two weeks.
A security deposit of 150 Euros against any damage to the property is payable on arrival, to be returned on departure.
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Amenities

Citta di Castello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 is on the 2nd floor with its own bathroom and two single beds plus a single camp-bed. Bedroom 2 has a double bed plus a cot. Bedroom 3 with its own balcony has twin beds and single size futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
To keep everyone happy there are plenty of games as well as maps and guidebooks to help plan your sightseeing trips. Outside there is plenty of space on the various terraces for sunning, relaxing and alfresco dining.

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