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Exceptional house on private gated estate

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Double bedrooms - ensuite, sleeps 10

A beautiful family home,well furnished and equipped in a wonderful, peaceful location on a private gated estate. More than 700m altitude, but only 1.5km from a tarmac road; once through the gates, you are in another world. In total there are five privately owned houses in nearly 300 acres and each with breathtaking views across the Umbrian Hills towards the Appenines, Scopetaccio is now the only one available for rental.. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Separate media area. Fully kitted out professional kitchen and covered portico for alfresco dining - cooks possible. Scopetaccio has an over-sized private pool and there is an exquisite Astroturf tennis court. Plentiful markets in nearby towns to replenish the larders with the most delicious local produce, which can also be enjoyed at endless trattorias nearby.

Ann Dawson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Why Ann Dawson chose Umbertide

This is a perfect house for a large family, or two families to share. Two large doubles and room for at least 6 children, without being overcrowded in any way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, tremendous views, good food and dear friends combined for a terrrific holiday. Small touches, like fresh lillies and thoughtful provisioning made everything so easy and elegant. Of course the icing on the cake was our 'butler'
Aug 2010
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Umbertide Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled in coordinated colours, with walk in showers. Bathrooms 1 and 3 have double wash basins. There is ample drawer and shelf space for toiletries and so on. Well lit and plenty of large mirrors, toothbrush holders, soap dishes, towel rails ( heated in winter) and hanging facilities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All the bedrooms are ensuite, with fully tiled bathrooms and beautiful soft furnishings. The duvets and pillows are fine goose down and bedlinen is Egyptian cotton. Towels, including pool towels, and dressing gowns are provided and changed each week. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have separate dressing areas, all have ample drawer and hanging space with lots of coat hangers! Bedroom 3 has a queen sized bed as well as a very comfortable small sofa bed which is ideal for a small child sharing with parents.. The Graniao can also be made up as two large singles. Mattresses throughout are good quality. On arrival there will be fine soaps and shower gels in each room. All room have wonderful views, either down towards the valley or across the gardens - some both!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully stocked larder, plus Welcome Basket of meats, cheese, bread, milk, yogurt, fruit, wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks. Maids come in twice a week; bed linen changed weekly. Gardeners/pool maintenance every other day. Maintained vegetable garden for guest use. Cooks available. Airport transfers can be arranged. Riding and golf nearby.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Exceptional house on private gated estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A wonderful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

With glorious views in a secluded setting, this is a very well appointed house with a homely feeling. The pool is beautifully positioned and was clearly well maintained. Not far from Perugia and the market town of Umbertide, we were able to tour as well as enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Scopetaccio.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really special get away from it all place.

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately comfortable property maintained to the highest standard. To sit in the garden or lie by the pool with amazing birdlife and butterflies all around you is worth every penny. Inside the kitchen catered for all our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at this beautiful villa in August. The views were spectacular and the home was well equipped with everything needed for a luxury getaway. Whether you want to visit the many nearby villages for architecture or shopping, or you're looking to dine out at some fabulous local restaurants or you just want to sit and relax by the pool - this house had it all. The professional kitchen even inspired us to try our hand at cooking some of our own meals, although we did have a local chef come in and cook for us one night. This is something we would highly recommend.

Adding to our experience was fantastic customer service from Tony and Ann. They attended to all of our needs including great restaurant recommendations and general knowledge that enhanced our overall vacation experience. They truly made our first visit to Italy a very memorable one.

I have already recommended this property to several people looking for a relaxing week in the italian countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia, Ancona, Rome, Pisa Florence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Actually on the estate
Car: necessary

Umbria will thankfully never be the new Tuscany! It retains its traditional values and welcome for visitors, but has never pandered to hordes of tourists. What you see is genuinely what you get - some of the finest salumeria and olive oils in Italy, robust wines, locally grown fruits and vegetables. All this set in the spectacular scenery of the rolling Umbrian Hills - it is no surprise that the area is called The Green Heart of Italy. Ancient historical sites are to be found in every hill top town and the walled cities, such as Citta di Castello. The Etruscans led the good life here long before the rest of us and they left plenty of evidence of doing so! Culturally, the region hosts both internationally acclaimed festivals [Jazz, Opera, Chocolate] and local seasonal festivals often to celebrate the harvesting of olives, wine, mushrooms, asparagus, chestnuts, meats and cheeses.


Rates & Availability

Umbertide Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

Christmas, New Year and Easter prices on application.

25% to secure the booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival Payment can be made via Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.