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Alessandro e Maurizia

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian

Pretty riverbank cottage with lovely pool and garden.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Umbertide Cottage Rental Photos and Description

In total 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 people

The Mill is a detached cottages, on the banks of the Tiber River, with a lovely garden in which there is an attractive free-form swimming pool.

The situation is ideal, quiet, yet close to all amenities. The cottages are within walking distance of the village and train station and less than ten minutes drive to the centre of two bustling market towns, Citta di Castello and Umbertide;

We are letting the Mill cottage with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room with satellite TV and kitchen.

The cottage is also comfortably equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cooker, electric oven and fridge/freezer. Has also direct and indipendent access to the garden and the pool, and gives the possibility to eat outside under the wisteria pergola, close the pool and the BBQ

This property makes a wonderful base from which to explore some superb restaurants in the area. One of which offers fantastic cookery courses (in English). If you are interested please enquire and we can book you in.

Fishing and golf: You can fish from the garden, there are mostly roach and chub although at certain times of the year you can catch huge carp!

The nearest golf course is 9 hole at the Fattoria Caldese in Citta di Castello. However a little further afield there is a lovely 18 hole parkland course, Santa Sabina at Ellera in Perugia.

Just 20 minutes away is the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Jr course of Antognolla.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alessandro e Maurizia (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian

About Alessandro e Maurizia

After working eight years as a bank clerk and eighteen as a property manager I finally crowned my dream of moving away from the hustle and smog of the city and manage a tourists accomodation in the country. I grew up with my parents to the sea and my father was the owner of a small hotel, and so since my childhood I liked this work that for various reasons I could not continue. Now I live happy here with my wife in our little daughter Martina.

I also like to devote part of my free time as volunteer at the civil protection service

My wife Maurizia worked for more than twenty years in Rome as a social assistant and educator. She also needed to change completely her life Now she has time, like me, to follow our daughter's growth. She likes to prepare homemade differents breads, cakes and jams with the fruits of our trees.

Together and with love we do our best to keep our property a neat, clean and tidy place in order to make our guests feel at home.

Alessandro e Maurizia purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Alessandro e Maurizia chose Perugia area

Taken in 2011 the decision to change our lives, we started looking on internet a property that would fit our wants. Here was the first place we visited in a long line. But it was also the only one in which we immediately fell in love.The two separated houses, The location, the Tiber river alog the border , the quiet, and the clean air, we were immediately convinced that this was the place that made for us and for our needs. Now, wake up in the green with the birds singing has repaid our sacrifices. Over the years we have made many improvements, investing more money, but now has become a wonderful place where we really feel at home ..... despite the little time that we live here.

What makes this cottage unique

The rustic architecture, all the comforts, the accessories, the large pool, the garden and the BBq for guest exclusive use are just a few benefits of our property.

The new big covered Veranda in the garden with wooden furniture is ideal for eating or for relaxing.

The large stone walls, keeping it cool in summer avoid the need of air conditioning.

We live in the next door house, but we are very discreet and we go by the guests side just to carry out maintenance of the pool and the garden, but at the same time we are present for advice, tips, information, and for any needs our guests may have. In addition, we are just two kilometers from the highway so that the locations of interest are easy reachable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just felt I had to write and thank you for our lovely stay in Montecastelli. The house is charming and comfortable as well as being convenient for excursions and local shopping. Enjoyed spotting kingfishers flashing up and down the riverbank!
Jun 2010
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Pretty riverbank cottage with lovely pool and garden.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 20 reviews

Charming cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending two weeks in this idyllic setting with our two teenage daughters.

We could not fault the accommodation which is spacious, full of charm and was clean upon arrival. We lacked nothing.

Alex and Maurizia, along with their delightful daughter, Martina, made us welcome right from the beginning and were only too pleased to help in whatever way they could.

We have no hesitation in recommending La Barca to anyone who would like to explore the local area by car or further afield by train.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful countryside in Umbertide

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 adults and one child and had the pleasure to stay for 8 nights in this wonderful house.

No need to describe the house in details it was enough to accommodate all of us without any problem... But one can find detailed description above ;-)

What will not be described is the lovely couple who were our hosts!

We really appreciate our time with them!

Best regards


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Lovely renovated place at the banks of the Tiber

  • 5 of 5

We (from Germany) and our friends from Michigan (USA) enjoyed the stay at the lovely renovated old water mill building at the backs of the Tiber River a lot! One week flew by in no time and our kinds (and we) did not want to leave at all.

The location is in a quite spot. However, still close to a small but well sorted supermarket/bakery and a nice affordable restaurant where we had dinner four out of seven times since our five kids (6 to 11 years old) loved the food and space to play outside. We did not mind since they had excellent wine too ;-)

The owners Alex and Maurizia were always helpful to support on any questions for sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting and even how to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara 

We did combined day trips to nearby places such as Assisi, Collepino, Cortona, Montone, Peruiag, Spello, Umbertide, and Largo Trasimeno. Wow, what beautiful places even our kids were impressed and loved running up and down the narrow streets.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the beautiful nice maintained pool, we use it everyday (before and after our day trips) and the comfortable sun loungers helped to digest the impressions of the day and to relax after too much good food and wine.

Also to mention:

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc.

The property was clean and well-maintained.

We already recommend this property to friends and relatives and hopeful are able to rent this place anytime soon again.

Thank you to Alex and Maurizia for having us!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Location with a charm and character

  • 5 of 5

Imagine an isolated, but not distant from the mainroad, location on the river, that you can see from the window of your bedroom. Imagine a house which is a carefully designed mix of old walls and doors and modern, comfortable equipment. Plus swimming pool, where you can relax and enjoy the view on the mountain, trees and river.

All of this you can find in La Barca, plus nice and helpful hosts (Alex, thanks again for your help with a car) and, last but not least, very good kitchen facility. My full endorsement for this place. Piotr Lukasiewicz

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at La Barca, with another family, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It worked very well for 2 families travelling together, and gave us our own space, whilst still having the amenities we needed.

The undisputed highlight was the fabulous pool, which we couldn't keep the children out of! Fantastic size and just right with the shallow and deep end. We thoroughly enjoyed the open space of the garden, and the children enjoyed playing cricket several nights whilst the adults sat watching from the patio! Very relaxing.

Good facilities, very clean and well stocked. We appreciated the new towels mid week! Excellent guide book in the house, with just the right amount of information we needed, and allowed us super days out to Gubbio, the lake, Montone and even Rome for the day.

However, we feel that much of the enjoyment of our holiday was due to the owners, Alex and Maurizia (and Martina, of course!) who were just wonderful. Incredibly helpful, from booking us local restaurants, to helping us plan train times to Rome, to lending us charcoal for the BBQ! A really lovely couple who made us feel very welcome, yet were never obtrusive even though they lived in the main house. Thank you so much, and we also loved meeting Martina too - a real sweetie.

Thank you for a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Very nice and peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 satisfied weeks in "la Barca" where we were very kindly welcome by Alex and Maurizia. We were particularly satisfied by the size and depth of the swimming pool well adapted for children but also for adults, by the good quality of beds in the main location and the general equipment available. The weather was unfortunately not always very good and we didn't take advantage enough of the terrace in the garden. Only downside was the fact that the home provided with a kitchen has no direct access to the garden. It is only the house with rooms only (bed& breakfast) who gives on the terrace and garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Montecastelli local stop
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Fumaiolo
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

The situation is ideal, quiet yet close to all amenities. The cottage is within walking distance of the village and train station and less than ten minutes drive to the centre of two bustling market towns, Citta di Castello and Umbertide; thirty minutes from Perugia airport and within easy day trip distance to Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Assisi and Gubbio. If you are unable to arrive at Perugia airport, Rimini, Bologna, Ancona and Forli are within 2 hours drive.

Due to it’s accessible position this property is a perfect base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany; enjoy superb food in excellent local restaurants and for the more active there are three golf courses not too far away, wonderful circular walks, horse riding, also windsurfing , kitesurfing and canoeing on Lake Trasimeno (40 minutes away) and of course, fishing in the garden!

There are no barriers between the garden and the river so small children should always be supervised.

Other Activities: Day Cookery Courses, kitesurfing/windsurfing course son Lake Trasimeno 35 mins away,

Golf: Three courses nearby one in Citta di Castello, a short 9 hole course and a riding centre in a lovely setting, Fattoria Caldese tel: 0758510197; Antognolla, Pierantonio, Stunning but challenging 18 hole course Tel:0756059563; and Santa Sabina, Perugia Pleasant 18 hole parkland course Tel:0755172370


Rates & Availability

Umbertide Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Medium Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning 1 week $56
Refundable damage deposit $168

In winter time there is an extra charge for heating that will calculate by a gas counter.
Demage deposit at New Year Eve is 400,00 euro.
We also offer B&B for which we charge Euro 60 per night per room including breakfast.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Umbertide Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bath of room 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , New bathroom in the upper floor shared between rooms 1 and 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bathroom of room 4
  • All the bathroom are renovated in 2015. All the bathrooms have hair dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Big bedroom with wiev on the river and fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Nice bedroom with bathroom en-suite.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Possibility to link the beds togheter. Bathroom en suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Possibility to link the bed together wiev on garden and pool
  • Bedroom 1 Is a big room thas has three windows with view on the Tiber river and a big stone fireplace. Bedroom 2 has a nice view to the garden and the pool and an antique wood and tiles ceiling. Bedroom 3 is a nice double bed room with view to the garden and the river with a en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4 is a spacious twin room with view to the garden and the river and has an en-suite bathroom.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Children are welcome although young children should be supervised as there is no barrier between the garden and the river. Suitable for elderly and infirm as long as they can manage a normal staircase. We offer also B & B service if request.

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