|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Two storey contemporary eco house in elevated position with large views southwards at the fork of the Valle Umbra and Valle Tiberina. Its location is on the northern periphery of the city of Perugia. The property is built into a hill and one enters the living/kitchen area at the top level. One bedroom suite is on this level, the other three bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Outdoor terrace on top level with open fire with grilling facilities plus dining table and coffee table and chairs. Big beautiful views from all bedrooms and living room overlooking quintessential
Umbrian landscape of olive groves and hills. A 8 x 4 swimming pool is located in the olive grove with reclining chairs and table and chairs for entertaining. It is visible from the house and sitting room/terrace.
We are a married Australian couple with two adult daughters - one engineer/artist, one passionate foodie. We have loved visiting Italy for years, study the language, and looked to buy. We came upon the opportunity to build a contemporary highly ecological house in the hills of Umbria. This greatly appealed to the engineer and Our project has been one of enthusiastic collaboration between us, our Australian architects, the German builders who prefabricated the house, and the Italian building team who completed the construction. Villa del Verde is our second home and we have furnished it with original Australian art. It embodies all that is contemporary in both furnishings and the latest technology for thermally efficient houses and we want others to embrace and enjoy all it offers.
Catherine Sutton purchased this house in 2011
We particularly love being in a country environment while, at the same time, not being at all isolated. Our close proximity to a beautiful city, to real working italian towns, and many famous medieval villages is unique and offers a vast choice of activities. We have two neighbouring families closeby with whom we have good friendships and hence a sense of community. One lives there permanently and the other only for holidays. Our views are stunning and the environment peaceful and relaxing.
A point of difference for our house is obviously the International A+ energy certification it has received. Our state-of-the-art air exchange system allows the house to maintain an even temperature of your choice (low 20 degrees) all year round. Heating costs are not an issue as they would be in a typical traditional italian house. This makes our house comfortable and affordable all year round. The architecture and design is contemporary, and while local materials are featured, they are incorporated into a modern, light-filled, open, comfortable and highly efficient house. The house also has lots of security with outside sensor lights and an alarm system.
"All the previous villas we have visited have been the traditional brick style. Your modern, air conditioned, functional villa full of light
with the spectacular views was totally different and the best of all. We really enjoyed our stay. We have to say to that you have done absolutely
fabulous work to find the plot, design and construct the villa. The location of your villa is also very central to visit the nearby charming towns. We made day trips to Montepulciano, Gubbio, Orvieto and visited even Forum Romanum in Rome (missed it last time). Cortona, Siena and Florence would have been also easy to reach".
We have just returned from an incredibly relaxing week's holiday in this fantastic house. Our plans to explore the area came to little because it was so nice to lie by the pool in the partial shade of the olive trees. The house is clean, well equipped and nicely furnished. Property manager Caroline was very helpful while leaving us to enjoy our holiday in peace. We will definitely be back.
I wanted to write to you to thank for letting your stunning house to us. The house is truly wonderful. Everything about it was faultless. From the decor to, the layout, the art work, the views the list is endless. There was nothing missing, the house was well stocked with all the essentials, kitchen utensils, towels and bedding. It was a home from home. We had an amazing Christmas in an amazing setting. We loved being there so so much that we are thinking of renting it over the summer if there is availability! Thanks again. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
We spent seven amazing nights in David and Cate's wonderful villa and did not want to leave. The location is fantastic, as it gives you a chance to really switch off and slow things down. There is no need to rush when you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills, and the views of neighbouring villages basking in the Italian sun.
With a car, everything you should desire is only a short distance away. Visits to Perugia and Assisi for 'La Passeggiata' is a must. There is something about the light in Umbria that is hard to explain until you experience it for yourself. Incredible.
In terms of household amenities - the house is more than well stocked for wining and dining. We ate almost every meal at home with supplies from the local co-op and supermarket near by. A berry crumble was even made from the blackberry bushes that dominate the roadside around the house!
Cate was extremely friendly and helpful in the early stages prior to our arrival, and was always quick to respond to my emails. Once we had checked in, Caroline the property manager greeted us and made us all feel welcome. She also went far out of her way to organise things (when our collective Italian was lacking) and gave us great information on the area.
All in all, highly recommended!
We had a great week. Visited Perugia and Assisi in the morning or evening, and spend the afternoon at the pool or in the house. Very beautiful, sunny and luxurious house, with a great view.
Overall it was a perfect holiday: amazing villa, perfect cleaned and maintained, Caroline (the housekeeper) is as good as gold, nice view, for golfers a must to visit the Antognolla Golf Club, Umbria is a lovely region with many nice old towns like Assisi, Todi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Perugia within a radius of 50 km. The only negative in some nights was the barking in the neighbourhood.
Car Hire recommended
Perugia Airport - 9 ks (12 mins)
Rome Airport - 206 kms (2 hrs 10 mins)
Florence Airport - 183 kms (1 hr 50 mins)
Perugia Train Station - 8 kms (15 mins)
Foligno Train Station - 38 kms (30 mins)
Ponte San Giovanni Train Station - 16 kms (15 mins)
Perugia Bus Station (Sulga Line from Rome) - 8 kms (13 mins)
Ponte Felcino - 2 kms, local town on Tiber River with 3 supermarkets, shopping
Monte La Guardia - 3 ks
Perugia - 7 kms
Assisi - 24 kms
Deruta - 25 kms
Lake Trasimeno - 35 kms
Gubbio - 33 kms
Spello - 30 kms
Montefalco/Bevagna - 40 kms
Citta di Castello - 48 kms
Todi - 53 kms
Spoleto - 64 kms
Orvieto - 82 kms
Arezzo - 85 kms
Siena - 119 kms
Villa del Verde is central to Umbria’s medieval hilltop villages: Assisi (20 mins, Spello (30 mins), Todi and Gubbio (45 mins), and Spoleto (50 mins). Umbrian, Tuscan and Le Marche’s many treasures are all well within day trips: medieval villages, art and history trails, hiking routes (marked by Italian Hiking Club), famous wine regions and food hubs, and skiing slopes.
Ponte Felcino at the bottom of our hill has supermarkets, banks and most essential shopping.
Monte La Guardia, has excellent Bar/Coffee/Wine (in the guide)
Perugia, Umbria's capital, is a famous and vibrant university city, has a rich history and culture, magnificent medieval architecture, theatre, music, restaurants and one of Italy’s best known people-watching streets. in Summer it hosts the international Jazz Festival attracting the world's best-known performers.
Assisi, viewed from our house and situated on the side of Mount Subasio, is the world famous birthplace of St Francis who founded the Franciscan Religious Order and St Clare who founded the Order of the Poor Sisters.
Bevagna - a delightful medieval village in the wine growing region of Umbria. It is a treasure to wander through with many excellent restaurants, a beautiful piazza.
Medieval hilltop towns of Spello, Todi, Montone, Trevi, Deruta (famous for majolica ceramics), Montefalco (wine region) Spoleto (Festival of the Two Worlds) Orvieto (wine, glorious cathedral, underground caves), Gubbio.
Norcia (food lovers paradise - truffles, pork butchers, lentils)
Umbria, known as the green heart of Italy is a noted destination for relaxation, healthy-living with extraordinary scenery. It is mystical and enchanting. It has many mountains and hills and boasts the largest lake in central and southern Italy, Lake Trasimeno, which provides a moderating influence on much of Umbria's climate. Above all, it is known for its excellent food – olive oil, truffles, chocolate, sheep’s cheese, pork, game and open fi
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$271|
100% 60 days out
Safety Deposit required to confirm booking. Acts as a bond. Refundable if house is left as it was found.
Changeover day is Saturday but can offer flexibility in low season
Check in not before 2 pm
Check out by 10 am