About Carol Reid
The property owners, Carol and Jim were born in the UK and have been married for 36 years. We have travelled extensively for both work and pleasure. My husband Jim is a professional engineer working in the Oil and Gas industry. We have two children, both boys (or men to be correct). We originally intended to buy a property in Tuscany but fell in love with Umbria, particularly around the Todi area where the house is located. Our garden is truly wonderful, as our friends tell us "the photographs don't do it justice". There are plenty of restaurants nearby and there is easy access to historic Umbrian and Tuscan towns and villages. Rome and Florence can be visited in a day either by car or train.
Carol Reid purchased this House in 2015
Why Carol Reid chose Todi
We fell in love with Tuscany on holiday a few years ago and thought we might like to own a holiday home there. We started looking for properties in the area and subsequently extended our search to Umbria. We discovered that Umbria is equally as beautiful as Tuscany and the cost of living is less. If, like us, you value privacy, tranquility, and truly stunning hill views from a secluded garden then this is the place for you. The house forms part of a prestigious, gated Borgo of 10 properties set in the Umbrian hills close to Todi. You will experience the best of both worlds, i.e. a secluded location but with plenty of amenities nearby. The house is 10 years old but built in a traditional Umbrian style and furnished to suit, providing a traditional feel but with all the modern conveniences. The garden is truly stunning and a great place to enjoy a glass of local wine as the sun sets. The outdoor patio has a circular stone dining table which seats 10 - you can enjoy, breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst enjoying the views over the Umbrian hills.
What makes this House unique
Private landscaped garden with the benefit of being within a secure, gated development providing shared amenities such as swimming pool and tennis court. The onsite caretaker, Wije, lives in an adjacent property and is always available to help.
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Nice house, beautiful property, breathtaking views
We loved our stay at this property. The house was nice and well-equipped, but the grounds were what really made this place special. Wije, the caretaker, was extremely helpful. The small town of Izzalini is about 5 minutes away and has one nice little restaurant where the food is excellent. I’d recommend this property for anyone looking for a secluded getaway, but it’s around a 20-minute ride to Todi, the nearest busy town with tourist attractions, shopping, etc.
Lovely property in stunning location
We spent two very pleasant weeks in this lovely property with its stunning garden and use of a large pool, excellent tennis court as well as children's play area. It really is a rural bolt hole and place to relax, we immediately felt chilled on arrival with everything so easy to hand and a caretaker to look after everything. The views from the backgarden are to behold. Todi, close by, is a very attractive town and good centre to be near.
Thank you Sarah for your lovely review. I'm glad you and your family had a good time. We would be happy to have you stay anytime. Carol Reid
A great garden and a great swimming pool
We had a wonderful recreation in Izzalini. Everything was exactly like the description of the facility. We were 2 families with 2 children and stayed most of the time in Izzalini because one car broke.
We had a big joy swimming in the large swimming pool and liked to play Boule in the huge garden every night. You can sit outside in front of the house for every meal, and we did so.
Try the icecream in the small village of Izzalini!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always nice when visitors enjoy our home as much as us! Our favourite place is the garden too. You are welcome to stay anytime. Thank you Carol Reid
Lovely property set in a small group of villas around a large swimming pool in the Umbrian hills
The house is comfortably and attractively furnished as the owner's own holiday residence with everything needed to enjoy your stay. Internally there are two comfortable double bedrooms and a twin room with a folding bed, ideal for children. The main living room has sofa and armchairs with a TV and fireplace at one end and at the other a kitchen with a dining table, although in summer most meals will be taken outdoors at the large round table under the pergola.
The property is set in very attractive grounds with a large private garden that is well maintained by the on-site caretaker and is regularly irrigated so feels very lush. The shared pool is large enough for swimming lengths as well as for the children playing and never felt crowded. There is also a tennis court and the children enjoyed playing on that too. There are pleasant walks into the surrounding countryside directly from the property which overlooks a spectacular valley. We brought bikes and there is storage for them in the shed in the garden and enjoyed a number of very decent rides in the Umbrian hills.
Places to visit nearby include Assisi, birth and final resting place of St Francis - his tomb and basilica are decorated with 13th century frescoes, Orvieto, a town built on a slab of volcanic tuffa that has been extensively excavated, and nearby Todi, a very pleasant hill town around 20 minutes drive away with numerous restaurants.
All in all an excellent place for a quiet and relaxing stay and a great way to explore Umbria.
Thank you for your lovely review I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed our home as much as we do. We hope you might visit again sometime in the future.
we realy love the place and location.
We went there for a few days in spring and we realy enjoyed that place. The silence, the nature , the smel of all those flowers and the beauty of the house and the very old towns near bymade that we had a great hollyday. Sure we will return.
Taylors, Houston Texas
Spent 2 weeks here in May. The house is lovely. The back garden is even more impressive than photos. It is huge with unbelievable views.
The location is very private with very nice public areas and an impressive pool. Several local villages with good eating and drinking spots. The town of Todi is interesting with many really good restaurants. We will definitely be returning.
Thanks very much for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Carol