HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL

Karin Ender

Speaks french, german, italian, english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL

San Giustino Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plus 2 conv. rooms, sleeps 8-10

Located on the Tuscan/ Umbrian borders, perched on a hill, in the Rennaissance heart of Italy you will find this stunning historic 18C farmhouse. The villa has a privileged prosition standing proud above the Upper Tiber Valley, Anghiari, Citerna, Città di Castello. The garden and grounds have been professionally landscaped and contain planting typical of the region: sunflowers, olives, vineyards, lavender, cypress, figs and roses.

OUTSIDE AREA AND POOL: the magnificent modern pool has been built inside an antique Roman 'vasca' from the 19 century to keep the original structure, unique in its kind. It is surrounded by big gardens with summer beds, plants and olive trees and overlooks the Tuscan and Umbrian Hills.

The villa is suitable for a single group or a group of seperate families and friends who would prefer more privacy as the property can be devided into several self-contained units due to its various independent entrances. The main area is composed of a charming living/dining room with a big country kitchen and summer dining pergola in the garden where the whole group can gather together.

Recently a well-planned restoration has transformed the casa padronale, the former tobacco drying house and the barn in a residence full of elegance and charm with antique terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and original country furniture.

Accomodation in detail:

The former tobacco drying house has been restored and renovated to create a completely independent and characteristic apartment, sleeping 4-5. There are two spacious sleeping rooms each with kingsize bed, one has an additional single bed, big separate living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, big library, table, kitchen corner with fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, kettler, etc. There is a large bathroom with full size bath, shower, sink, toilet and bidet.

In the same part of the house there is another big double bed room, our suite, with separate entrance. This bedroom has its own large living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, fridge for your drinks, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

The barn is a independent apartment with a double bedroom with king size bed, own separate living area with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, sofabed, small kitchen with fridge, hop. There is a spacious bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

For social gatherings, the ground floor of the barn has been converted to a living room which opens onto the large country kitchen, very well equipped, with family sized fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher. The kitchen doors open to a wonderful summer dining pergola situated in the garden which is covered with vines. Seating is for up to 10-12 people with its’ own bbq.

Just imagine sitting sipping your cool glass of white wine whilst the men do the cooking for a change!

The lounge contains a pull out double bed for those extra guests complete with bathroom, toilet, sink and shower.

All units have free wifi internet access,sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd player with dvds, library with books in all languages.

As well as embrancing the 'dolce far niente' attitude clebrated by the Italians and indulging in some complete relaxation, on request guests can enjoy acts such as cooking lessons, where a professional chef will come to the house and show how to make home made pasta. After this a 3 course menue will be served to you in the garden.

A Olive oil and wine tasting tour in the neighborhood is included in the price!

The surrounding countryside offers endless possibilities for walking and cycling. The local town of San Giustino and the nearby villages Sansepolcro, Anghiari and Città di Castello offer historic centres, weekly markets, a big variety of shops and boutiques, outlets within a few minutes drive. If you are interested in art you will find them all: Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Signorelli.

Città di Castello and Perugia host Umbria Jazz in July, Horse Show in September, Eurochocolate in October and the National Fair of White Truffels in November. Antique trades all year. Italys biggest Antique Market takes place every month in Arezzo.During summer you can find everywhere open air concerts, festas and sagras where the locals serve you typical food and wine.

On your arrival the owner will delight you with welcome Prosecco and typical Italian specialities

FROM OUR GUEST BOOK: I want to tell you that every day I happily think back on the time we spent at your beautiful villa. (We were part of a group of 7 in June) I know the fire-flies have gone, but the lavender is probably just as beautiful and olives must be setting on the trees. The sights and sounds at your place are magnificent and the apartments are so comfortable and inviting. We stayed in the apartment at the base of the garden where the birds sang sweetly and sleep came easily. Our time with you was pure joy. Thanks again, Penny Bader

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We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon, thank you, Michael

We enjoyed the typical Italian atmosphere, farmhouse and garden - just wonderful, Annie and Jim

Local activities: Swimming, walking, fishing, golf, mountain-biking, horse riding are available

More Details

Details for Casa Spertaglia 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

The house is famous for its stunning views all over the Tiber Valley. Settled in a very quiet position you will need only 2 minutes by car to get to the next village where you will find numerous shops and restaurants. The outside aera is very romantic with lavender, rosmarin, roses and olive trees. There are two terraces with tables for your al fresco dinners with bbq
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Karin Ender

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a warm welcome awaits you from the owner Karin who ensure that everyone who stays at the farmhouse experience an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Italy. Swiss born Karin, is multi-lingual and her years of experience and knowledge of the surrounding countryside and what it has to offer, will keep you coming back year after year. Karin is always available to answer any questions on the surrounding area, where to go, what markets to visit and more important she makes sure her guests are comfortable and lack nothing.

Karin Ender purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Steeped in history, the main part of the house was fromerly used to dry tobacco, but has been restored into an elegant country residence complete with antique terracotta floors, beamed ceiling and original country style furniture.

The house is famous in the whole valley for its stunning views over Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. The gardens contain a myriad of local plants including sunflowers, olives, vines, lavender, cypress, figs and roses. The whole property is quiet and secluded, yet the property is just a short drive from local amenities and supermarkets

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5525
+39 075 85 60221 (Italy)
San Giustino Citta di Castello
5

LOVED CASA SPERTAGLIA!,

  • 5 of 5
Staying here made my first trip to Italy a fabulous experience. The grounds are gorgeous and the views breathtaking. Best of all, Karin was a wonderful host and went out of her way to make each day special. She gave us great advice on where to go and what to do and some days we truly enjoyed just relaxing at the Casa. I would go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
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+39 075 85 60221 (Italy)
San Giustino Citta di Castello
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4

A FAMILY ADVENTURE WITH A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

  • 4 of 5
Our time at Casa Spertaglia was too short. Two weeks was not enough. Every morning and the evening the view across the valley was remarkable, breathtaking. Too wonderful to believe it was true. Our family took all the apartments and lived all over; in the yard, the swimming pool, the kitchen and pergola where we dined every night. Casa Spertaglia is old with thick walls and new with a modern kitchen and en suite amenities. We actually watched the grapes turn purple.
And Karin and Stephano were quiet hosts and left us to our own entertainments. It was lovely! Thank you.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5525
+39 075 85 60221 (Italy)
San Giustino Citta di Castello
5

SUPER HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
First time ever for our family to spend summer holidays together.
Big challenge was to find the right place for all of us, matching our desires and requests, and here we go: Casa Spertaglia!
The house was simply perfect from all aspects: space and privacy for everybody, wonderful landscape, enough isolated to feel the peace and the silence of the place, charming swimming pool, inspiring well-kept garden and last but not least, the welcoming warm Karin (the house’s owner) : all ingredients were there to make this week an unforgettable family successful vacation!
The house is very well situated to visit the north of Umbria, so it was easy to come and go and find the perfect balance between the curiosity to discover the surroundings (Anghiari, Gubbio, Assisi…) and the resting time nearby the pool.
The experience has been thrilling, and after this “first time ever”, the family is ready to repeat it once again!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie, thanks for this wonderful review. It was nice to have you and your fantastic family here.
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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5525
+39 075 85 60221 (Italy)
San Giustino Citta di Castello
5

FIRST TIME EVER FOR OUR FAMILY: TRHILLING PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
First time ever for our family to spend summer holidays together.
Big challenge was to find the right place for all of us, matching our desires and requests, and here we go: Casa Spertaglia!
The house was simply perfect from all aspects: space and privacy for everybody, wonderful landscape, enough isolated to feel the peace and the silence of the place, charming swimming pool, inspiring well-kept garden and last but not least, the welcoming warm Karin (the house’s owner) : all ingredients were there to make this week an unforgettable family successful vacation!
The house is very well situated to visit the north of Umbria, so it was easy to come and go and find the perfect balance between the curiosity to discover the surroundings (Anghiari, Gubbio, Assisi…) and the resting time nearby the pool.
The experience has been thrilling, and after this “first time ever”, the family is ready to repeat it once again!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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HILLTOP COUNTRY HOUSE, UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER, STUNNING VIEWS, POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5525
+39 075 85 60221 (Italy)
San Giustino Citta di Castello
5

"BELLA VITA" IN DER CASA SPERTAGLIA

"Bella vita" in der Casa Spertaglia
  • 5 of 5
Habe mich selten so wohl gefühlt wie in der Casa Spertaglia. Karin ist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin, hervorragende Köchin und erfahrene Reiseführerin. Ihre Tips für Ausflüge in die Umgebung waren sehr wertvoll. Ausserdem kennt sie die besten Restaurants, Bars, Shops etc. in allen Preisklassen. Der Besuch einer Ölmühle und die anschliessende Degustation waren ein absoluter Hit. Mein Schlafzimmer war einfach traumhaft, das Bett himmlisch. Habe schon lange nicht mehr so gut und erholsam geschlafen. Das Anwesen bietet einen wunderschönen Ausblick. Auch der Garten und der Pool sind wunderbare Plätze für das "dolce far niente" oder um zusammenzusitzen, zu feiern etc. Der Aufenthalt hat von allem etwas zu bieten: Erholung, Kultur, Shopping, Gaumenfreude uvm. Die Hotelbeschreibung hat nicht zu viel versprochen, meine Erwartungen wurden sogar übertroffen. Ich kann die Casa Spertaglia jedem jederzeit wärmstens empfehlen. Werde auf jeden Fall wieder Ferien bei Karin buchen.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Marion, ganz herzlichen Dank fuer diese tolle Bewertung. Es war wunderbar Euch hier zu haben, ihr habt mir ein Stueck Heimat wieder gebracht. Auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perugia or Forlì/Bologna (Ryanair)
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
San Giustino
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Fano, Rimini
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Giustino
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
San Giustino, 2 minutes drive
Car: recommended

Although nestling in the hills, the property is quiet and secluded but is very conveniently located, close to the village of San Giustino, just. 2 minutes by car. Its position on theTuscan/Umbrian border makes this villa a perfect base for touring Tuscany, Umbria and The Marche.

The artistic treasures of Sansepolcro, Cortona, Caprese Michelangelo (the artist’s birthplace),Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto and Trasimeno Lake are close by. Florence (120km), Siena (120km), Pisa (150km), San Gimignano, (119km), Chianti region (60km), Montefalco wine road (80km) Mediterranean and Adriatic Costs, Rome and Bologna are are no more than 2hrs travel by car. New: visit Rome with Italys fast train: 80 minutes from Arezzo!!!

The place is easily accessed from international airports. The farmhouse is located close two old market towns, Città di Castello in Umbria (15km) and Sansepolcro in Tuscany (6km). Both offer a big variety of shops and restaurants, often with 'all fresco' eating. The local food and wine is delicious!

WHAT TO DO IN UMBRIA:

Visit the local 14 century Bufalini castle, explore the close renaissance town of Città di Castello, enjoy the local market, visit the famous Alberto Burri collection (New York is hosting an important Burri exhibition at the Guggeneheim Museum in October 2015), relax in the new termal bath and day spa 'Fontecchio', visit Assisi, the most famous spiritual place in Italy, visit Montone, Gubbio and Perugia, Umbrias capital, the Perugina chocolate factory, visit Orvieto and the St. Patrick well, make a winetour in Montefalco, explore the Trasimeno lake, visit Spoleto, Spello, have lunch at the Clitunno springs.

WHAT TO DO IN TUSCANY:

visit nearby Sansepolcro with its corso and designer shops, Anghiari, Arezzo and the antique market, Florence, Pisa with the leading tower, Lucca, Siena, make a winetour in the Chianti region. Visit Cortona ('under the Tuscan Sun'), San Gimignano, taste the Brunello wines in Montalcino and Montepulciano.

Have your best 'gelato' in Italys most famous Gelateria owned by the Italian champion of Gelato making in San Giustino, 2 minutes drive from the house.

Head for a 'sagra' and experience real rural Italy!

Go for a typical wine and olive oil tasting in the neighbourhood

Go shopping to Italys biggest designer outlet 'the mall' near Florence

Key words: historic, Umbria, Tuscany, Country House, Stone built

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San Giustino Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Rate 6
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
 
 
Rate 7
Oct 11 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Rate 8
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
low season
Jan 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 
 
low season
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
mid season
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
high season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
mid season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
low season
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Notes to the rental rates:. Rates include lodging, linen for all beds, bath + kitchen and all utilities except central heating (paid daily according to consumption). Free fresh linen every week for bath and bed, pool towels available if requested. Final cleaning 10 Euros a person. On request maid service, laundry service..
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Amenities

San Giustino Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • ISDN Access
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • fax
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are very confortable, one of them has a bath tub, all the others have showers. Every bathroom has its own hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , big bedroom with kingsize bed and additional single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , our biggest bedroom, additional single bed on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom in the barn with kingsize bed, plus sofabed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 big bedrooms each with kingsize bed, (3 double bed rooms with additional single beds in the mainhouse, in the barn 1 big bedroom with kingsize bed and one room with only sofabed convertable to sleeping room), living space in barn convertable with sofabed queensize, baby cot available. All rooms are very spacious and well furnished. Bathrooms are modern and comfortable. All rooms have stunning views and overlook Umbrian and Tuscan countryside.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Services included in the price: American Coffee maker, Barbeque, Wifi Internet, Cooking Equipment, Cooking Gas, Crib or Cot, Dishwasher, electric Oven, Fridge and Freezer, Gardener, Pool, Ironing supply, Kitchen, Microwaver, Toaster, Sat-Tv, Sun Beds, Towels and Linen, weekly linen and towel change WELCOME PROSECCO AND ITALIAN APPETIZERS ON ARRIVAL Services excluded from the price: Babysitter (on request), Brunch (on request), Breakfast (on request), Meals (on request), Cooking Lessons (on request), Copy machine (on request), Drinks (on request), Extra cleaning (on request), Olive Oil Tasting (on request), Wine-and Cheese Tasting (on request), Supplementery Linen change (on request), Supplementeray towel change (on request), Italian dinner served in the garden (on request)
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