About the property
- House1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Traditionally built house finished to a luxury standard in a private setting
Il Vigneto is set in an old vineyard in the heart of Umbria, on a private and romantic hillside with spectacular views from the house and pool towards an unchanging Italian landscape. Built in stone in traditional style in 2008, the interior combines traditional terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and travertine tiles with contemporary kitchen and shower rooms. Our guests love the high quality furnishings and immaculate presentation of the house.
The light and airy living room with air-conditioning for summer and a wood burning stove opens onto a spacious terrace with panoramic views over the landscape, a perfect setting for al fresco dining. The house has broadband, TV, Sonos and Bose sound systems and a selection of games, and books. The kitchen is fully-equipped with oven, hob, refrigerator and dishwasher. The washing machine and fridge/freezer are in the lower floor utility room. The separate conservatory/ dining room is perfect for late night dining in Spring/Autumn. There are two large double bedrooms, one twin-bedded room and two travertine-tiled bathrooms with shower. They are all provided with high quality beds and White Company towels and bed linen
Il Vigneto's location in the centre of Italy makes it accessible from a number of airports.The nearest are Perugia at 40 kilometres, approximately 45 minutes drive, and Rome (Ciampino or Fiumicino) at 150 kilometres, approximately 2 hours drive. Ancona and Bologna are also within 2 hours' drive and Pisa within 2 1/2 hours. Perugia airport is small. It takes minutes to pass through customs and collect your baggage. All the major car hire firms have outlets at the airports.
There is a pullman (airport bus) service between Pian di Porto (20 minutes from the house near Todi) and Rome. This bus goes to Rome Tiburtina station (a few metro stops from the Colosseum) in 1 1/2 hours, and on to Rome Fiumicino airport, and is also a useful service for visitors who might want to come during your stay.
From Perugia and Terni fast trains to Florence and Rome make both cities ideal for day visits without the hassle of driving. Both Florence and Siena are also easily reached by road.
There is an amazing variety of culture on offer throughout the summer months. Perugia and Spoleto host world famous jazz and classical music festivals whilst every local town hosts its own festa with days of street parties, open air eating and drinking, and dancing. The nearby historic towns are delightful places to stroll through and soak up the sun and atmosphere of traditional Italy. Todi, only 20 minutes away, has been described as the most beautiful town in Italy.
For art lovers there is the world heritage site, Assisi, with its famous Giotto frescoes, paintings by Perugino and others in Perugia and Spello and frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco.
Nearby vineyards offer plenty of opportunities for wine tasting. Montefalco Rosso and sagrantino, as well as the local white wine,grecchetto, are the best-known local wines.
You can enjoy some fantastic hillside walks, hire a bike to explore the beautiful countryside, or simply while away the day by the pool and then pop into our friendly local agriturismo within walking distance of the house, for a delicious and inexpensive traditional Italian meal or a take-away pizza. Alternatively you can drive to our nearest town Todi, 20 minutes away, for dinner or a drink
There are some great restaurants in the area catering for all tastes and budgets. As well as the agriturismo at the top of the hill, there are restaurants and pizzerias in the local area to meet all tastes and the information pack in the house will tell you all about our favourite restaurants and vineyards to visit. A welcome pack, including wine and food, will be available on arrival and you will be greeted at the house by Lela, our English and Italian speaking local manager.
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- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Patricia Dugdale
We live in a village near Oxford. I am retired and my husband is a self employed management consultant, having worked previously in recruitment for a large global financial services company.
Patricia Dugdale purchased this House in 2008
Why Patricia Dugdale chose Collazzone
We looked for 5 years for house in Italy, mainly in Umbria because it is beautiful and unspoiled. We love Italian art and architecture, the food, wine and climate. We bought the house because it was in a beautiful location, private and tranquil, new but traditionally finished.
What makes this House unique
We love the view from our terrace, an unbroken view across the valley to the distant hills. We also like the layout of the house, with one of the bedrooms and bathrooms on the lower floor, giving additional privacy for us and our guests. We enjoy the garden too, now that we have planted it with Mediterranean plants and flowers.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Unbelievably gorgeous retreat!
What an absolutely gorgeous retreat. Il Vigneto might not be the biggest villa we've stayed in but it is perfectly formed! It's the first villa in years that I haven't felt the need to start cleaning on arrival and having an English manager nearby, especially someone so lovely and welcoming, made it so much more relaxing. The views were staggeringly beautiful and the gardens were immaculate despite the high temperatures. It put us all in instant 'chill' mode and was just so unbelievably tranquil. We had no problems driving up and down the steepish approach road to the villa and the surrounding villages and towns were so easy to reach and full of character. This is definitely the start of our love affair love with Italy!
The recommended Agriturismo at the top of the road was incredibly friendly and it was easy to phone and book a table. The pizzas were delicious and enormous and the other things from their menu that we tried were scrummy. The walk back to the villa is downhill, refreshing after good food and very quick.
Leaving Il Vigneto and coming home was no easy task- we won't hesitate to stay here again if we revisit the area.
Loved our time in Umbria and Il Vigneto was the perfect location and so very very quiet. We didn't want to leave.
A great house in a lovely location
We spent a week here in late July, early August, and it was fantastic! It was the first time we had been to Umbria, and we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful location.
The house is located down a hill from San Terenziano, a really nice village, and was a perfect size for the four of us. This was the first stop on a 4 week tour around Italy, and we generally like to stay put for the first week, to relax and get us in the holiday mood. This was fortunate, as we had temperatures in the 40s for a few days. Thankfully, the pool came into its own and was well used, and the location of the house meant that often there was a breeze to take the edge off the heat.
We walked up to the village a couple of times in the evening, for dinner and drinks, but other than a trip to Todi we made use of the house and pool. The terrace in the evening was a particularly nice place to bbq and eat. The house is every bit as nice as the photos suggest, and I would highly recommend it."
Fantastic Italian holiday!
Perfect location for exploring Umbria. Very peaceful with a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Villa was well equipped and we were very well looked after by Lela and Duncan.
Gorgeous beautifully decorated house in stunning surroundings in the Umbrian countryside
Lovely house - beautifully and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Attention to detail everywhere from the welcome box to the wonderful book of places to visit. Stunning gardens and the view is to be seen to be believed. We sat looking over that view every night. I will miss the terrace and the pool most. Just beautiful.
Believe it or not, the photos and description undersold this place. It was a chunk of Umbrian paradise. The house is solid, well-laid out and nicely furnished with an amazing dearth of IKEA products. There are four separate outdoor seating areas plus a glassed-in solarium. WiFi was strong during our stay and a wireless Bose speaker allowed us to stream sound wherever we chose to hang out. (On the media front, note that there is no cable and the TV--for viewing DVDs--is very small.)
This part of Umbria is particularly beautiful and between the house itself and the scores of lovely hill towns within easy driving distance, I can't imagine a better spot for a relaxing holiday.
Il Vigneto is near Collazzone and close to Todi, ideally situated in the heart of Umbria. Its hillside location makes for a perfect relaxing retreat and a great base for visiting the historic sites of the region The nearest village, San Terenziano, about 3 kms. away, has a good range of shops and excellent local restaurants. Sightseeing opportunities are endless, with many beautiful hillside towns less than an hour away. Assisi is a World Heritage Site, famous for the Giotto frescoes and its narrow cobbled streets. Perugia is an elegant city with a lovely historic centre and great shopping. The smaller towns of Bevagna, Spello, Spoleto and Montefalco are definitely worth a visit. Todi, with its medieval piazza and lovely old streets is only 20 minutes drive away. Music and culture are everywhere. Wine lovers can visit the local vineyards to taste the Montefalco and Sagrantino wines. An excellent train service makes it easy to visit both Florence and Rome for the day. Perugia is the nearest airport, 45 minutes away. Other Activities: Music both jazz and classical. Local festivals. Vineyard visits, Wine tasting, art Golf: Perugia has a golf club with facilities for visitors.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% deposit required to book. Please refer to Owners booking conditions for cancellation policy and cancellation fees Rental includes weekly cleaning of both house and pool , full set of towels and bed linen,laundry and cost of utilities and welcome pack on arrival. Limited use of air conditioning in living room free of charge, can be increased for additional cost by arrangement