|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
On a hilltop in the Niccone Valley is the enchanting and marvelously restored hamlet, Villa Bastia Estate.With 360 degree views of the valley, the Villa Bastia Estate is surrounded by forests with fig, pomegranate and olive trees.
Guests can be accommodated in the three incredibly spacious, bright apartments and in the two small, detached stone houses at the bottom of this hamlet. All are furnished elegantly with local tiles from Deruta.
The wide range of accommodation includes large living areas with open fireplaces and floors laid with handmade terracotta tiles. All the apartments are elegantly furnished with antiques and there is satellite television. The comfortable bedrooms all have en suite facilities and air conditioning.
The kitchens are all fully equipped (i.e. dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and convection oven) and offer wonderful views from every window. An easy to use alarm system has been installed in every apartment.
For a relaxed, but exclusive holiday, the property of Villa Bastia is completed by a beautiful pool (16x8 mt) with superb views over the valley. The old hamletâ€™s chapel was converted into a warm space for delicious buffet breakfasts and dinners by reservation. There is a tennis court, a sauna and private grounds with many shady corners available for sitting and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.
A free wi-fi connection is available throughout the hamlet. The various individual accommodation options, the services, and the helpful but discreet Villa Bastia staff make this an exceptional and unique place for an independent family or a coupleâ€™s holiday.
Villa Bastia is also ideal for special events such as marriages, family reunions, or business meetings in a secluded, exclusive and enthralling location.Perfectly located between Umbria and Tuscany (Cortona 25km), Villa Bastia is situated on the top of a hill with a spectacular 360 degree view of the rolling countryside overlooking the historic Niccone Valley, North of Perugia (the capital of Umbria). This historic hamlet dates back to 1433.Umbria & the Niccone ValleyUmbria well deserves its description as the â€˜green heart of Italyâ€™. More lush and less developed than Tuscany, its cities and medieval hill top towns are steeped in centuries of fascinating history.Despite being one of the smallest regions in Italy, Umbria has a wealth of attractions, with enchanting towns and beautiful countryside.Those seeking relaxation will find it in abundance amid the tranquillity of Umbriaâ€™s rolling hills, covered with vines and olives, cypresses and Aleppo pines, oaks and chestnut trees. Painters in particular will relish the seasonal splashes of colour â€“ the brilliant red of poppies or rich yellow of sunflowers in summer, and the browns and golds of autumn. Walkers can enjoy the splendours of Umbriaâ€™s mountain and hill scenery.Few summer visitors will want to miss a visit to Lake Trasimeno, central Italyâ€™s largest lake. They may choose to relax on the beaches, enjoy the restaurants of the lakeside towns, or take a ferry to one of the lakeâ€™s islands. Throughout the year, Lake Trasimeno offers particular delights to naturalists, who may observe at leisure grebe and duck or catch a glimpse of osprey. Even those with a more casual interest in wildlife may see hoopoes, or buzzards and hawks wheeling in the clear blue skies. At night, guests may enjoy occasional sightings of wild boar or porcupine and in early summer, the magic of fireflies and the song of the nightingale.For those wishing to combine relaxation with more active pursuits, Umbria offers a fascinating history. From Etruscan through Roman, medieval and Renaissance times, the region contains a wealth of evidence of its varied past. Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto are artistic centres renowned worldwide, but the discerning visitor may find much to enjoy in a host of smaller towns and villages, such as Gubbio, Todi, Bevagna, Spello, Citta di Castello and many more.Home to St. Francis, Umbria holds many reminders of the saintâ€™s presence, from the great basilica at Assisi, with its frescoes by Giotto, to the colourful fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco. In the regionâ€™s arts and crafts, past meets present, seen in the centuries-old pottery centres of Deruta, Gubbio and Gualdo Tadino, or in summer music festivals presenting symphonic or chamber concerts, opera and jazz.A chance to meet local people and share in their love of good food and wine is provided by the numerous festivals, or sagre, held in small villages throughout the region each summer. Besides its wealth of attractions, Umbria is the ideal base for a wider exploration of central Italy. Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, and Rome are easily accessible by road or rail a couple of hours away.The area where Borgo Bastia Creti is situated is called the Niccone Valley. The Tiber River runs through the entire length of the valley for 50 km, bestowing fertility on the soil.The Niccone Valley is named for the stream that flows through it, spilling into the Tiber River at its eastern terminus near Umbertide. Part of the valley is in Umbria and part is in Tuscany. At either end are the Umbrian towns of Lisciano Niccone and plain Niccone. A small section from Mercatale to La Mita is in Tuscany.The valley was a much traveled route throughout Italy's history, and evidence of its strategic position can be seen in the castles that dot the hilltops, facing off from both sides across the border.It is in the northern-most Umbrian territory, a border zone between Umbria and Tuscany repeatedly crossed by cultural and artistic influences that have determined its particular development in comparison to the neighbouring regions.The entire district teems with splendid works of art and a happy balance has been achieved between ancient and modern, traditional and progressive.Citerna, Montone, Pietralunga and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, all deeply imbued with ancient civilization, combine the panoramic beauty of their position with sober medieval town planning. In Umbertide, S. Giustino and Lisciano Niccone, the many castles, parish churches, and abbeys bear witness to a past history of intense social upheaval and artistic and religious lifestyles. Citta di Castello is a rare Umbrian example of Renaissance art and culture which harmonises perfectly with the events of national importance organised through the year.The area is also considered a great gastronomic point, with specialties that can be tasted in the typical restaurants and trattorias of the Umbria region.Staying in Villa Bastia will give guests the opportunity to visit Tuscany and its beautiful towns such as Cortona (25 km) Montepulciano (55 km), Siena (95km), Arezzo (57km) or Sansepolcro (40km).Nearby:- Closest village is Spedalicchio: 3km (for very basic shopping and a bar).- Umbertide: 12km (shopping centres, market, shops, regional train station, and hospital).- Montone - historical town, one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy: 20km.- Trasimeno Lake: 25km.- Cortona: 25km.- Perugia: 50km.- Gubbio: 45km.- Assisi: 60km.- International Airport San Francesco dâ€™Assisi (in Santâ€™Egidio-Perugia): 45km.- Train station: 24km.- Antognolla International 18 holes golf club: 25km.Choosing Villa Bastia for your holiday allows you to combine elegance and exclusivity.Villa Bastia is a small hamlet which combines I Cipressi, Gli Ulivi and Le Ginestre. Each have a number of warm and stylish rooms, well equipped kitchens, spacious and comfortable living rooms with wood burning fireplaces.
There is plenty room to relax in the bright bedrooms with en suite baths. Two completely separate and free standing houses Il Cottage and la Limonaia slightly smaller, but which provide much greater privacy, complete the Villa Bastia Estate.
Gli Ulivi - Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms + 2 bathroomsThe apartment is located in the old Hamletâ€™s courtyard on the first and second floor.Gli Ulivi is a bright, very spacious 2 storey apartment with entrance a few steps up from the old Hamletâ€™s courtyard. It offers astonishing views from every side. Gli Ulivi has its own space in the shady, ivy-covered courtyard (shared with another apartment called I Cipressi) or guests can sit in the large park a few steps from the apartment.Ground floor: Living room with fireplace, large kitchen with large table. First floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower, twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower.
I Cipressi - Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms + 4 bathroomsThe apartment is located in the old Hamletâ€™s courtyard on the first and second floor.Outside steps from the suggestive Hamletâ€™s courtyard lead up to the small entrance lobby of I Cipressi, where an important marble staircase connects the 2 floors of the house. This extremely spacious and elegant house has lovely views from each window. I Cipressi has its own space in the shady, ivy-covered courtyard (shared with another apartment called Gli Ulivi) or guests can sit in the large park a few steps from the apartment.First floor: Large sitting room with fireplace open on two sides one of which on the large kitchen with an important table. There is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bathtub, private terrace. Second floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub, 1 twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
Le Ginestre - Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms + 3 bathroomsLocated on the outside wall of the hamletLe Ginestre is a wide apartment with private space outside accessible via several ground floor French windows. It has enchanting views of the valley ideal for large families or groups of friends looking for an extremely comfortable accommodation.Ground floor: Spacious living room composed of 2 areas, large kitchen, double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with bathtub. First floor: Double bedroom, double bedroom, bathroom with shower and bathtub. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
Il Cottage - Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms + 3 bathroomsIndependent houseIl Cottage is a free standing bright house in a panoramic position. The private space composed of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ideal for one or two families with children or couples.The villa offers a living room with fireplace, kitchen with dining table. French window open onto a paved terrace with garden furniture and sun umbrella. There is 1 double bedroom with French bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom with bathtub and 1 double bedroom with access to garden.
The first floor, access through spiral staircase from the living room, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub.La Limonaia - Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom + 2 bathrooms Independent houseLa Limonaia is a lovely bright independent house in a very secluded position with private space and an enchanting view of the valley, composed of 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, perfect for a couple or for a family with a small child.There is a dining room with fireplace connected into a bright living room, kitchen with French window opening on a paved terrace with garden furniture, powder room, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub and over bath shower.The ChapelThe original chapel has been converted into a magnificent dining and drawing room - Club Bastia - for guests, with outside grassy terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco. The Chapel is a space used as a communal area between the hamletâ€™s guests, as a welcome and information office, as a place where breakfasts or dinners on reservation are served, or where guests can find books, guides, tennis rackets, laptop of common use. The chapel kitchen and all its equipment in the chapel cannot be used by guests.
A gentle stroll leads to the pool tucked into a panoramic grassy terrace and there is plenty of space and shady and peaceful corners in the extensive gardens for all guests. House features- Air conditioning in all bedrooms- Wi-fi internet connection- Fireplace- Fully equipped kitchens- En suite bathrooms with bathtube or shower- Satellite lcd television- Dvd player- Cd player- Hair drier- Washing machine- Ironing facilities- Vacuum cleaner- Drying rack- Insect screens- Garden furniture- Alarm system.Outside features- Swimming pool 16x8mt- Private fenced grounds- Garden furniture- Har-Tru tennis court- Sauna- Car park- Automatic gate- Equipped barbecue area.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessAir conditioningWi-FiAll bedrooms en-suiteTennis court on siteSauna/SteamRecommendedVilla Bastia makes a unique setting for a small wedding, family event or other important occasion.
For these special groups, 2 extra double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 2 single bedrooms with a shared bathroom are available in the chapel. They maximum number of guests that can be accommodated is 32.
Ceremonies can be held in the beautifully maintained private grounds planted with aromatic bushes and flowers and offering outstanding views.A stunning, beautiful, paved, ivy covered courtyard makes a perfect place for a romantic wedding banquet by candlelight.
The de-consecrated chapel has been converted into an elegant space for a special banquet. A fresco filled room, naturally cool, with a beautiful open fireplace can seat a maximum of 60 people.The panoramic pool area with superb views over the valley has a fully equipped barbecue area which can be used as a dance floor after the wedding banquet.Civil marriages can be held nearby in the Tuscan town of Cortona, in the â€œSala del Consiglioâ€. They can also be held in the medieval hill village of Montone, or the nearby market town of Umbertide.Religious celebrations can be held in the stunning crypt of Montecorona in Umbertide. Only Roman Catholic weddings are legal in Italy.
The old chapel can host a maximum of 60 people. Tables, chairs, marquees and everything which concerns the meal is not included and has to be brought by the catering company.The Chapelâ€™s use as an empty space as a contingency in case of bad weather has to be confirmed at least one week before the wedding.
Up to 32 people: â‚¬1000Access reserved only to Villa Bastia guests. The package includes: use of the external property (grounds, courtyard, pool), the chapelâ€™s kitchen on the wedding day as a support kitchen for the catering service, and the use of the internal chapel space as it is furnished now.From 33 to 60 people: â‚¬1500External guests as well. The package includes: use of the external property (grounds, courtyard, pool), the chapelâ€™s kitchen on the wedding day as a support kitchen for the catering service.From 61 to 100 people â‚¬2000External guests as well. The package includes: use of the external property (grounds, courtyard, pool), and the chapelâ€™s kitchen on the wedding day as a support kitchen for the catering service.ExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)