3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Living room with fireplace, and terrace
- english, german, spanish, italian
About Laura Conte
We are easygoing hosts and are available to our guests when needed, while also offering them the privacy they need to relax and unwind.
Laura Conte purchased this House in 1992
Why Laura Conte chose Deruta
Villa Bianconi is a magical place--an oasis of calm among the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is something very special about the property that just let's guests let go and connect with nature. Whether you are interested in doing some writing, painting, spending time with family, chatting over a glass of wine, or baking pizza in the wood-fire oven, taking a bike tour, going for a walk in the forest, reading a book in the sun, or taking a day trip to a beautiful Italian city, Villa Bianconi is the place to spend your next holiday.
What makes this House unique
The view from the house is extraordinary. You can feel the calming power of nature as soon as you arrive, and everyone that steps foot on the property leaves a different person--more relaxed and in touch with the truth of who they are. It was love at first sight when we arrived at the property for the first time, 20 years ago. We have since dedicated our time to restoring and renovating the old farmhouse buildings to make them a combination of modern convenience and old world charm.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
- Die tatsächlich angefallenen Kosten für Gas und Heizung in der kalten Jahreszeit (Oktober-April) werden (Zählers) verbrauchsabhängig abgerechnet.
Not what we expected
The property was very rustic but a better description would be “run down”. We thought we were staying in a lovely villa type home in the vineyards but it turned out to be a very neglected and out dated guest home in the middle of nowhere.
The one redeeming aspect was the wonderful views, but had we known that it was a 20 minute drive to civilization, I don’t think we would have picked this place. The home looks like it is close to a village or stores on the home away website but it is seriously WAY out there.
Other frustrating things about the property: there were only hand towels and maybe two very small bath towels for our family of six. When I texted the owner, she said that she was out of the country and someone would bring towels over, but no one did, so we ended up using bedsheets to dry off after showering. My college age sons are over 6’ tall so the little bath towels and bidet towels were a sad joke. Yes, bidet towels were provided for our showers—Old towels that were small and didn’t smell nice.
There was a storm the first night and a tree fell across the road and if we hadn’t had some strong young adults with us we would have been stuck at the resistance.
I was most disappointed by the inaccurate claim that the property had an oven. It DOES NOT have an oven, but a small toaster oven which wouldn’t work to cook a Christmas dinner or a lasagna which we had planned on. We also had to go use a washing machine in town for our clothes because it was old and locked our clothes inside. And it’s not because we couldn’t read the directions become my son lived in Italy for two years and is fluent in Italian.
I read many reviews about this property that were all positive, so I’m confused about what went wrong with our stay. I think if the host had been in town, things may have been different and I think if we had stayed in the summer time it might have been a little better. It was cold and drafty and we had to pay extra for the heat and there were no extra blankets.
We had to open the windows to try and get fresh air to vent when we made a fire, and several large spiders cane in when we opened the storm windows. There were numerous other creatures in the house and my daughter started naming the crickets and “daddy long leg” spiders in the bathrooms.
We would not stay in this home again. It looked so cute in the pictures but it really needs some help: new beds, new linens, cleaner facilities.
Dear Dawna, I'm really sorry that you were not satisfied during your stay in villa Bianconi. I would like to point out that we have done everything possible to make your holiday a pleasant one.
Villa Bianconi is 3 kilometres away from Castelleone, the nearest village, and 7 kilometres away from Deruta, a small town famous for its ceramics production. Deruta has many restaurants, supermarkets, cafés, a museum and shops of every kind. Perugia, the capital of Umbria, with a rich cultural live is 25 kilometres away.
Deruta and Perugia are connected by a four-lane highway. Deruta and Castelleone are connected by a normal country road. From Castelleone an unpaved, well-maintained road leads to the house.
Villa Bianconi is exactly in the same condition as the photos show and I have heard very often from my guests that the house is in a better and more comfortable condition than the photos show. We try to provide everything necessary for a pleasant stay.
Even more I regret that you could not open the washing machine. The reason is inscrutable. The washing machine, as I wrote to you in our first e-mail exchange (see attachment: Information about the house), has a security system and must be switched off before opening it. It is still not understandable for me that you did not get along with the system, although I sent you the appropriate instructions again during your stay.
The cleaning staff provided you with 16 towels (for six days for six people). The oven in the kitchen is new and exactly adapted to the needs of a holiday apartment.
It was also a pity that the communication with you was extremely difficult. You were not reachable by phone at all and you answered my emails very late. When you arrived in Deruta, our friend Alfonso waited for you until 11 pm to drive you to the house and to show you the way and everything around. He waited for you in the next few days and was very surprised that you never went to visit ihm by his place. That would have avoided all problems and that is why it was thought and arranged that way.
The Villa Bianconi, as you also emphasize, offers a beautiful panoramic view, and is located in the middle of nature. This special feature makes the house almost unique. We love it and hope that our guests will love and enjoy exactly this quality of the house.
That is what we can and want to offer to our guests. A special stay in a beautiful environment.
most wonderful place
unique location, very peaceful, beautiful house, very nice and helpful owners - highly recommended.
Ein Haus für den Sommer in Umbrien
Wir (4 Erwachsene) haben wunderbare Ferien in Umbrien verbracht. Das Haus und seine Umgebung sind traumhaft, die Besitzerin sehr hilfsbereit und herzlich, bei der Ankunft wurden wir ebenfalls sehr nett empfangen. Statt im Ort zu frühstücken, haben wir stets auf der Terrasse gegessen, unter blauem Himmel, inmitten von grünen Hügeln und mit einem tollen Panorama. Am liebsten hätten wir gleich den gesamten Sommer dort verbracht...
Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr sauber, und ums Haus kann man sich wunderbar entspannen auf dem Liegestuhl oder der Wiese - und der duftende Lindenbaum im Garten ist das Tüpfelchen auf dem i. Auch der nahegelegene kleine Ort Deruta ist hübsch (Altstadt) und bietet alles, was man für den Aufenthalt benötigt (Supermarkt, Post, Restaurants und jede Menge Keramik-Läden).
Wir werden bestimmt wiederkommen und können dieses Haus von ganzen Herzen jedem empfehlen, der gerne etwas abgelegen wohnt und über ein Auto verfügt. Die Lage ist auch ein guter Ausgangspunkt für den Besuch von all den hübschen Städtchen in Umbrien, von denen wir viele gesehen haben, der Weg dorthin ist nicht weit.
Vielen Dank, es ist für uns eine Freude, dass unsere Gäste die gleiche Freude wie wir an das Haus und an seiner Umgebung erleben.
Bellissima casa in mezzo al verde
La casa é molto funzionale per due famiglie con bambini, un po' distante dal centro di Deruta ma la vista e la gentile accoglienza di Laura compensa il percorso. Consiglio a chi voglia visitare l'Umbria ma anche stare tranquillo nella natura . Grazie!
Ein wunderbar gelegenes Haus
Das Haus liegt auf einer Anhöhe und hat gigantische Aussichten. Die Sonnenuntergänge sind spektakulär. Und in der weiteren Umgebung gibt es fantastische Ziele, für Menschen, die Kunst lieben. Assisi und Perugia sind nicht weit, und auch die anderen Städte bieten wirklich Sehenswertes.
Umbria is a region with many faces.
Our holiday home in Umbria is centrally located near the provincial capital of Perugia. Everything is very close together, so not too long distances must be traveled to from the splendid Lake Trasimeno to the rough and wooded scenarios of Gubbio, from the bright and olive-clad landscapes of the Umbra Valley to the spectacular plateau Castelluccio and Norcia, from the bright green Valnerina (Nera Valley) with its towers and castles to get to the fabled Sibillini and finally descend on the rolling hills of Amelia and the rugged volcanic soil of Orvieto trenches of.
Please visit For more information about Umbria: http: // www. Italy. com.
Learn more about Perugia: http: // en. wikipedia. org / wiki / Perugia.
Golf: The Golf Club Perugia is just 40 km away and offers 18 holes of golf fun in the Umbrian countryside.