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Villa, Tennis Court, Pool close to Umbria Tuscany border

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful traditional farmhouse with tennis court and pool. Discount Aug 2017

Belvedere di Prato offers all you could want for a perfect holiday in this fascinating region. Many of the area’s most famous tourist destinations are within reach for days out, such as Assisi, Florence, Siena, Cortona, or Lake Trasimeno, yet you may be tempted just to relax and enjoy the scenery by the pool, play a game of tennis or garden chess or, in the cooler seasons, settle down by the fire with a book from the extensive library.

There are three large double bedrooms, all with bathroom en suite, and three twin rooms, one with en suite shower, and the other two sharing a bathroom. The comprehensively equipped kitchen has everything you need for making use of the wonderful local produce, and the beautiful garden provides fresh herbs and a choice of several inside and outside dining areas for enjoying the fruits of your labours. Furnishings and fittings throughout the house reflect the character of the region without sacrificing comfort, while many extras, such as pool towels and hairdryers, are included to cut down your packing.

Our local towns, Citta di Castello, Monterchi, Sansepolcro and Anghiari, are all delightful and offer a wide range of shops, galleries, festivals, markets and activities throughout the year. Art lovers will appreciate the works of Piero della Francesca, born in Sansepolcro, and the beautiful countryside offers plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling, or simply enjoying the views. There is so much to see and do in the area that many of our guests return year after year to make the most of it all.

Though we have been letting Belvedere to holidaymakers for many years, it is also our own much-loved holiday home, so of course we know all about it, down to the last teaspoon! It's impossible to include every detail in this listing, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you need further information - we'll be delighted to help.

More Details

Helen Sutton-Mattocks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian, Spanish (basic)
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Helen Sutton-Mattocks

We are based in Sevenoaks in Kent, near London, where we have brought up three children, now all grown up. I lived and worked in France for some years, but a great deal of my time over the past 20 years has been spent organising the restoration, gardening, maintenance and letting of Belvedere, alongside the usual Mum stuff. My husband is a lawyer, now semi-retired and looking forward to spending more time at Belvedere, especially for the olive harvest in autumn, our favourite time of year.

Helen Sutton-Mattocks purchased this villa in 1998

Why Helen Sutton-Mattocks chose Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

We happened across Belvedere when we were on holiday in Umbria nearly 20 years ago. We hadn't intended to buy a property, but were enchanted by the potential we could see in this beautifully located but totally abandoned farmhouse. We have spent many years bringing it back to life and creating the garden, with the expert help of the many highly skilled craftsmen and women to be found in the area, not to mention my gardening friends who have contributed so much to the end result.

What makes this villa unique

A wonderful place to spend time with friends and family, in an exquisite location, yet close to dozens of interesting places. We have loved the opportunity to share the house with others and hope that we will be able to continue to meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our guests, old and new.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Everything you hope a holiday villa will be but so rarely is. Thank you for creating this little piece of heaven'

'One of the best holidays I've ever had. Loved the villa, its facilities and ambience'

'We cannot praise the thought and effort put into the villa highly enough ... everything is absolutely first class'

'It was the perfect setting to have all the family together. You have thought of every detail'
Oct 2007
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Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 (shared) - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bathroom shared by twin bedrooms 5 and 6
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Bed is 170 cm (58 in) wide
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bed is 170cm (58 in) wide
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Beds are standard European singles, 90 cm
    Bedroom 4 Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double bed is 170cm (58in). Single bed available on request
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Beds are standard European singles, 90 cm
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Beds are standard European singles, 90 cm
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Cots and linen are available for use where you need them. Floor plans can be sent on request Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with double bed (170cm). Bedroom 3 with twin beds. 2nd Floor: Master bedroom 4 with canopied double bed (170cm) and single bed (additional bed, which may be available by special arrangement) Bedrooms 5 and 6 with twin beds (6 with low doorway).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We are delighted to welcome children, though the house is not designed specifically with children in mind and supervision will be required for younger ones. Cots, high chairs and a playpen are available. Please note that the pool is not fenced off. Catering and extra cleaning are available by arrangement. Please contact us for full details. Note that the accommodation includes a utility room/downstairs cloakroom with WC, washing machine, sink and drying racks. The kitchen also has a scullery area with sink and additional storage and preparation space. We run a very personal operation and will be delighted to advise you if you would like to contact us by email or phone with questions or particular requirements - we'll do our best to help.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia (no Saturday flights except high season)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
42 Kilometres
18 hole at Antognolla, or 9-hole course near house
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Arezzo (mainline)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Monterchi or Celle
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Adriatic coast (e.g. Rimini)
Car: necessary


Car essential. Nearest airports: Perugia 50 mins. Florence: 1½ hours. Ancona, 2 hours, Bologna and Pisa 2 1/2 hours. Rome 3½ hours. Mainline Station Arezzo 35 mins.


Distances by car: Monterchi, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina 10-15 mins. Citta' di Castello 20 mins. Sansepolcro 25 mins. Arezzo 35 mins. Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona 60-70 mins. Florence, Siena 1½ hours.

Further Details:

Local shops at Monterchi, 10 mins by car. Large supermarkets, twice-weekly markets and many other shops in Citta di Castello and Sansepolcro. Many antique shops and markets in the area, including the monthly Arezzo antique market. Museums and art galleries. Designer outlet shopping, some locally, but particularly south of Florence about 75 mins away. Horse riding facilities at golf club, 5km away. Walking and hiking widely available. Spa facilities, indoor pool, sauna and spa treatments at the golf club, 5km away. Fishing, rafting, watersports on River Tiber and at Lake Trasimeno. Many local festivals and celebrations throughout year, including il Palio della Balestra in Sansepolcro and Gubbio, Il Palio del Saracino in Arezzo, Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate Festivals in Perugia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $415.46

Booking Notes:
Contact us to confirm availability. Once availability is agreed and confirmed, we will send a booking form and details of booking conditions for your approval. A 25% deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of the rental. N.B. Our booking conditions will give full details of our cancellation policy, which is not as any of the tickbox options offered by this site, so what is shown below is not wholly accurate.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival from 4pm. Departure 10am. It may be possible to offer flexible arrival and/or departure dates in low season or at Christmas/New Year periods, for a minimum booking of 7 nights (14 nights at Christmas/New Year)

For all dates not shown in the table, please contact us

Notes on prices:
Low season (all dates not shown in pricing table) and Christmas/New Year - please contact us for pricing and availability. Flexible arrival/departure days may be possible in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund