About the property
- Villa5381 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Cooking service available, horseback riding, tasting tours, nature walks
Luxury country house for holiday rentals, private infinity pool, private park, amazing views of Todi, 5 bedrooms and guest house, sleeps up 11. Internet wifi.
Perched between the sky and the green Umbrian countryside, Villa Martana, with its infinity-pool, boasts a spectacular position overlooking the valley and the Medieval centre of Todi which, with its bell towers and domed churches, stands out on the landscape between the farmhouse itself and the far off horizon.
The landscape, that guests can admire from the garden dining alfresco or having an aperitif at sunset, looks like a XV century painting and is a combination of pristine nature and the patient works of mankind who, over two thousand years, has laid the roads that have been in use since Roman times, cultivated the fields, the olive groves and the vineyards, and has constructed a series of hilltop villages.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA
The property is dated back from 17th century and was tastefully restored a few years ago by the owners that are achitects and have a real passion for fine arts. Some of the works of art of their collection are inside the villa.
The property is comprised of a main large farmhouse on 3 levels and a nearby dependance converted in private apartment that can accomodate 2 guests.
The ground floor features a large and light living room with fire place, large french doors and direct access to the garden, this is the vibrant heart of the house.
Unlike most of the farmhouses in Umbria and Tuscany, which have many walls and corridors, here the the architect has designed an open and fluid space between the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. Thi floor has a service bathroom and each room has direct access to the scenic veranda overlooking Todi and the garden with pool.
From the ground floor, through a staircase, is possible to reach the gym and another service bathroom.
The sleeping area is on the first floor. It is composed of two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (bathtub), a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with shared bathroom (shower). One of the double bedrooms, the red one, has a sofa that can be converted in single bed and a normal single bed can be added, on request, to accommodate up to 11 guests (12 with a child on the sofa bed)
The master bedroom has a very large king size bed (220 centimetres width) and the red bedroom has a large bed 180 centimetres with; the other beds are 160 centimetres width, the normal size in Europe for a large bed comfortably accommodating 2 people.
Connected to the main house through a porch, there is the lovely GUEST HOUSE composed by a living room with fireplace, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The outside private pergola, with black smelling grapes, is perfect to relax, read a book or have a meal. THE GUEST HOUSE CAN BE RENTED AT AN EXTRA RATE.
Sleeps: 11 (the villa can accomodate up to guests and the guest house 2 guests)
Bedrooms: 5 (4 in the villa, 1 in the guest house)
Bathrooms: 6 (2 ensuite with bathtub, 2 with shower, 1 service bathroom)
GARDEN AND POOL
The large garden have multiple sitting/lounging areas to enjoy dining alfresco or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets. Particular care has been taken in the creation of the outdoor spaces: the farmhouse is surrounded by a large land of 3 hectares. Starting from the entrance gate, a beautiful drive bordered by hedges leads up to the residence. Secular oaks, olive trees, flowers and numerous lavender bushes encompass the well-kept lawn and garden surrounding the residence, extending all the way to the panoramic pool, which is set in a discreet location next to the farmhouse, overlooking the valley.
The country house has many sitting/lounging area, the best one is the veranda overlooking Todi, equipped with wrought iron armchairs and tables, heart of the whole house, ideal meeting place for our guests.
The swimming pool with infinity edge has a surface of 180 sqm and has a Jacuzzi area.
From the swimming pool the view is gorgeous, guests have lounges to sunbath, chairs and tables to enjoy that area of the garden.
AMENITIES of the villa:
- wifi internet connection
- Satellite TV (the villa has 1 tv)
- DVD player, CD player
- washing machine
- American coffe machine
- Italian coffe machine (moka)
- electric/microwave oven
- ironing board
- mosquito screens (everywhere, except in the french doors and in one of the windows of the main bedroom)
- Soccer table
- Gym: weight machine, tapis roulant, step, wheights
LATEST DEALS in the villas for the low season, from September to December
SEPTEMBER FREE RIDE! On September, when the nature is more beautiful and the temperature is ideal for long rides, the HORSE RIDING CENTER, few minutes from the Villa offer a week of riding lessons and horseback riding in the woods TOTALLY FREE for all our guests. One more reason to choose that elegant villa for a holiday in low season!
OCTOBER: WELLNESS, a free week of fitness and treatments in a nearby Spa
NOVEMBER: COOKING CLASSES AND TASTING TOURS. November is the month of olive oil, wines, truffles, a week of free tasting tours and cooking classes with expert guides.
DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS EVENTS, a free guide to discover the magic atmosphere of Umbrian Christmas. Let's come with our guide for 1 week of free tours to visit the charming Umbrian towns and hamlets with Christmas events and lights, markets and shops. In December we often have some snow and will be great to use the fireplace in the evening, going out in the woods to find mushrooms during the day.
Luana Zangarelli - Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria
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About Luana Zangarelli - Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria
ITALY TO RENT operates since 2009 in the sector of weekly tourist rentals of luxury villas, stylish apartments, Hotels de Charme and exclusive country houses with private pool in central Italy. www.italytorent.com Our portfolio includes a large variety of accommodations: the frescoed apartment in a charming historic centre, the stylish penthouse with rooftop terrace, the medieval castle for special events or the luxury modern villa with pool. We also manage Receptive Structures such as a former Monastery converted into Hotel de Charme, a medieval hamlet with luxury suites Spa and a period villa of great historic value that is ideal for very large groups. Italy to Rent provides many activities and services for a complete and memorable experience during the stay: classic city tours, tasting tours, cooking classes, in-house chef, catering, Italian language and culture lessons, outdoor sports and activities for families, transfer. In addittion we can organize special events, meetings and weddings planning in our most exclusive locations. "Art, lifestyle, history, culture, nature, food: Italy is the place where you would always come back"
Why Luana Zangarelli - Italy to Rent - Apartment and Villa Rentals in Umbria chose Province of Perugia
The country house is amazing, perfectly restored, well maintained, the location is great, with stunning views.
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Beautiful villa, but flawed water infrastructure
We spent 6 days in this villa on April 2016. We were a family of 8 adults and 3 young kids.
This is our 4th holiday villa we rent in Italy (Tuscany, Sorrento and Sicily), along with several villas in other countries (mostly France) in the past few years with our family, so definitely have some perspective.
Our overall experience was mixed. We wouldn't recommend the villa unless the water infrastructure is fundamentally overhauled.
1. The villa is well located in Umbria, very appropriate for "star" day trips.
2. The villa is very spacious - large living room, generous rooms, en-suite for (almost) all rooms. It never felt crowded.
3. The outside of the villa is beautiful, and very well kept. Spacious mowed lawns, nothing but birds song and breathtaking view. The pictures on the web site are true to life...
4. The beds are excellent, with quality linen and blankets, we all had a very good night sleep.
5. House heating works well, we were never cold in the house, although the temperature outside was 10-11 degC during most of our visit.
1. The main issue we had was with the water system in the showers. The water pressure in the bathrooms upstairs ranged from so-so to abysmal. And the water heating system didn't work well - 2 out of 6 nights we didn't have hot water in most of the showers. This was very frustrating, especially after the technician visit that was supposed to resolve the problem didn't resolve it. After the 2nd night of lacking hot water we left the villa. Surely, a cold shower with low water pressure was not what we were hoping for at the end of a chilly day... doesn't live up to the "luxury" title IMO.
2. The inside design - clearly the owners invested a lot, but not so much to our liking (I'd say it's over-design in many cases - design over functionality). Some rooms (e.g. the living room, relaxing room) use so little light they were unusable for us after dark. The kitchen makes heavy use of black tops and cabinets, which we didn't care for, and made it quite dark. The shower in one of the rooms is painted black and lacks a lamp, so when the curtain is closed it's almost pitch black...
3. Other amenities didn't live up to the "luxury" title IMO - again, perhaps it's design over functionality. Examples: basic cabinets in the rooms with no shelves, uncomfortable chairs in the dining table, no tablecloth for the dining table (I was told to use individual placemats...), only a single small TV in the entire house...
Hello Eran, thanks for taking time to leave a comment. First of all the water system of the villa is perfect, there was an unpredictable malfunctioning of 1 boiler (just 2 of 6 showers with lukewarm water) during your stay and was fixed in 24 hours.
I'm happy to hear that in general you had a positive experience at the villa, it was April and even if we had warm temperatures and sun before your arrival, the weather was not very good during your stay. I think that this influenced your experience.
1 - WATER PRESSURE. We have never had troubles with it and we are not having any problem now. Other guests arrived 2 days after your departure, we've asked them if the water pressure was adequate and they told us that everything was ok. They were 10 people, the full occupancy of the house so they used all the bathrooms and showers.
2 - HOT WATER. you had just 2 days of lukewarm water in 2 showers (2 of 6 showers in the entire house) of the upper floor. You contacted us in the afternoon of the first day and the thecnician that was able to fix the malfunctioning the following day. He watend to come the following morning but YOU asked to come in the afternoon. It is wrong that the problem was not fixed, in fact when you left the house you said us that were all having hot showers. Boilers in the villa are regularly serviced (we have documents) but things may accidentally happen, it doesn't mean that a villa is not luxury or that the entire water system is not efficient.
3 - YOU LEFT THE VILLA 1 DAY BEFORE. In your review it seems that you left the villa 1 day before because of you had no hot water. We clearly remember that on arrival you said that would have left the villa 1 day before due to the early time of departure flights.
4 - STYLE OF THE VILLA we'll improve the lightening of 1 bathroom and the kitchen. You could see 40 photos of the villa, I answered all your questions (you knew that there was 1 TV) before deciding to reserve it, the villa is a stylish property beautifully funrnished that reflects the personal taste of the owners.
I have to be honest and say that you pay attention to details but damaged the electric gate of the villa putting masking tape in the sensors without our permission and without informing us on departure (we noted it after your departure), luckily the gate was new and still under warranty so the technician did not ask us money to repair it and we authorized Home Away to give you back the entire damage deposit.
Magnificent Home in the Umbrian Countryside
We spent our vacation in this beautiful home last year. We had such a wonderful time! The home overlooks rolling hills with beautiful views of the nearby hill town of Todi. The property is lush and provided us with a great location to enjoy the outdoors. We especially loved the outdoor patio area and the infinity pool.
The house is gorgeous. It's been beautifully restored with a lot of attention to detail. I loved the exposed wooden beams that were in several rooms, as well as all of the lovely art work. The house had everything we needed - we felt spoiled here. It is truly a magnificent place with lots of space, charm, and amenities.
We took several day trips to nearby towns, like Assisi, Todi and Perugia. The house is in a great location to explore the surrounding hill towns.
I can't say enough good things about our stay here. It's a slice of paradise in the hills of Umbria. We can't wait to return!
Hi Stephanie, what a nice surprise your review! I didn't know you left a comment about your stay at Casa Martana last year and I accidentally saw it today while checking my online listing. I'm trying to get familiar with Home Away reviews, each portal has a differnt way to collect and show reviews. Even if my reply is late, I want to say THANK YOU and I hope you'll be back in the future. We were in touch after your departure, I remember you were a very kind and respectful guest.
I wish you and your family all the best!
Manager at Spoletium Holiday rentals - Apartment and Villa rentals in Umbria
This is one of Umbria’s most beautiful areas, just 8 kilometres from Todi’s historical town and about a half an hour from the region’s most important historical towns, such as Perugia (30 km), Orvieto (34 km), Assisi (40 km) and Spoleto (40 km). Trasmeno and Bolsena Lakes at easy driving distance. The E45 free motorway and A1 highway, connects all the most important Umbrian cities and allow guests to easily reach Roma and Firenze (1 hour 30 minutes). The railway station of Todi is connected with the line of Trenitalia. A nearby medieval village with shops, supermarkets, pharmacy and groceries is just 1,5 km away, for guests' convenience. In the small village there is an excellent restaurant, the best of the entire area. If you are planning your vacation in August you'll be delighted to attend a local festival, it is a vibrant event that brings the village back to the past, offering glimpses of Medieval life. TODI, 8 kms away One of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, Todi, is perched high up in the mountains with spectacular views in every direction. Reached by an exciting drive through winding roads and hairpin turns, this ancient city is an unexpected delight. Described as one of the 'most liveable towns in the world', Todi has retained much of the original features and charming character of the town's diverse historical periods in the face of passing time. With a rich history that dates back to around 1300 BC, Todi was settled by the Umbri, an ancient pre-Etruscan people who gave it the name Tudere. WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR STAY... ART, GASTRONOMY, TOURS, NATURE, SPORT, CULTURE, RELAX - International Art festivals - Antique markets (Todi and Pissignano) - Wine Tours in the vineyards and cellars - Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes in the surrounding forests - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing et.) - horse riding in a Horse School at easy distance from the villa - Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles - Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany - Cooking Classes in the villa - Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats); - Winter fun (snow rackets trekking/cross country skiing) in the mountains - SPA (at easy driving distance from the villa) - Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs); - Especially suitable for children (Pizza making, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, Farm visits, outdoor adventure park and more).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We use to rent on a weekly basis, especially in the highest periods, however we can consider a shorter stay, preferably as a last minute reservation. We offer reduced rates for a stay of 2 weeks or for a long-term stay in the low or medium season. We manage several properties in Central Italy, please enquire firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or alternative options. NOTES ON RATES REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT (500 euros in cash) has to be paid on arrival. The rental rate includes: Internet WI FI, weekly change of bedroom linens, bathroom and pool towels, utilities, a Welcome kit and toiletries on arrival. Weekly maintenance of the garden and pool, mid week cleanings (2 hours in the morning of a designated day) and final cleanings. The rental rate does not include the cost for heating, if needed. Extra cleanings to be paid apart, on request. We leave blank the availability calendars of our properties, except for the reservations taken directly with these portals, because the booking picture changes so rapidly that we wouldn't be able to update all calendars without making mistakes, so we prefer to immediately reply to an enquiry giving the updated availability picture of the property and, if requested, offering alternative properties. TOURS AND COURSES, WHAT TO DO AND SEE What is your ideal holiday like? Is it your first time in Italy or Umbria? There is a large amount of things to do and see in Umbria, with its central location between Rome and Florence, is the ideal departure to explore the main cities of art and charming stone villages in central Italy. Umbria is undoubtedly the perfect place to immerse yourself in Italian history, culture and food. Life Italian Style and Love Umbria Tours are the Companies that cooperate with us to offer an unforgettable stay to our guests. Find out more about classic city tours, fun excursions, horse riding, bicycle tours, picnic lunches, winery tours, farm tours, cooking classes, Italian Language classes and more.