2 bed, 2 bath. Great views of Niccone Valley. Ideal for couples or a family.
Martin and Emma Daykin
- english, german, italian
About Martin and Emma Daykin
I am the booking agent for Casa Sant'Anna, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts! Martin runs regular wine tastings at the vineyard in the valley. He is also a keen walker and often takes people on guided walks and he has written a book of local walks available as an e-book called "Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border".
Why Martin and Emma Daykin chose Umbertide
The architect owner of this house has created a marvellous interior. It is a spacious house beautifully furnished with some really unusual pieces. The garden is magical, very well planted and with several places to sit in sun or shade and admire the views.
What makes this Villa unique
As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Casa Sant'Anna. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.
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Perfect getaway for a quiet Christmas
We stayed for a week over Christmas and loved it here. It's a lovely house, really well-cared for, you can tell the owners must love being here. We were looking for a comfortable house with nice views to spend some quiet time. We found it here. What was additionally pleasing was the sun streaming in at the front of the house and onto the balcony. The Girasoli restaurant in the valley was very good and very friendly. I would be happy to recommend Casa Sant'Anna to anyone wanting peace, comfort and stunning views.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Casa Sant'Anna.We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house. Hope to see you again. Emma
Charming and well looked after house and garden with very extensive beautiful views. Several good restaurants within a short drive. Sarah and I enjoyed our holiday here.
Stunning views fabulous house
Incredible views from the pool area and the loggia, where we spent a lot of time in the shade just enjoying the views over the mountains. Nice small courtyard style cottage garden, well looked after, the gardener did visit to water twice during our stay. Roomier inside than you would expect from a 2 bedroom property. Immaculately clean and well presented. Great pizzeria/trattoria a short drive away.
Views, flowers, interiors to die for in this haven
After a large family holiday at a nearby property my husband and I found peace and tranquility in this delightful haven. The fabulous pieces of furniture make this place something really special compared with other rental properties and we got so many ideas and took so many photos of the different items. Outside the garden full of roses, jasmine, lavender, irises and many other flowers was so pleasant to sit in. There are incredible views over the mountains which we enjoyed from the pool and the loggia. Do visit you won't want to come back.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to review.
Lovely house and beautiful view
Casa Sant'Anna is a lovely ,well appointed house with a beautiful view over the Niccone valley. The interior is light and well furnished with everything that you could need provided. The garden was a delight for the senses,full of gorgeous smelling lavender and herbs.Although in a group of houses ,the outdoor seating areas and the pool are private and not overlooked. We would thoroughly recommend this property.
Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Sant'Anna we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
My husband and I have stayed at several properties around the Niccone Valley and Casa Sant'Anna is without doubt the best furnished. You can tell that the owners are designers from their eclectic and stunning choices, we went home with lots of ideas! The house is easy to live in, with lots of space for a family although we were only two. The garden is full of flowers and very well cared for. Easy to get around from, and great not to have to negotiate any terrible gravel roads!
Dear Ash, thank you for reviewing Casa Sant'Anna. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
There are 4 great restaurants/pizzerias all with outside dining within 10 minutes drive of the house. The two closest are 5 minutes drive (note not walking distance as there are steep hills. The nearest shop is in Spedalicchio about 4km from the house, it has a small grocery store with a deli counter. The town of Umbertide is 12km away and has supermarkets, shops, a colourful weekly market and many restaurants and pizzerias