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Beautiful country house with private pool in the green heart of Italy

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Quarata di sotto is a lovely family house located in Niccone Valley, on the Umbria-Tuscany border.

Quarata di sotto is the ideal choice for a relaxing break in the green heart of Italy.

The house has a spectacular position with wonderful view and complete peace and privacy.

It is 10 minutes by car to the village of Spedalicchio (with a little grocer's shop).

The house is spacious and provides two floors.

The ground floor living area is open- plan over three levels. On the highest level there is a well equipped kitchen with a large cooker, gas oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine (Nespresso) and more tools and a big sink.

Outside the kitchen there is a covered Pergola with a big table.

A spacious dining room is at the second level, with a large wooden table and on the other side a sofa to watch satellite TV (Italian, English and German programs) or enjoying a DVD.

On the lower lever there is a relaxing sitting room with sofas and armchairs, coffee table and wood burning stove. From here there is direct access through opening windows to the cozy veranda with an outdoor table and chairs, in front of the beautiful pool area.

There is also a big utility room containing washing machine, ironing board and a second large fridge/freezer.

One double ensuite bedroom is located on the ground floor.

A staircase with a little library leads from the kitchen to the first floor where the master bedroom ( ensuite bath) is located with an amazing view over the Niccone Valley.

Two more bedrooms with 4 singles beds , complete this floor, all with ensuite bath/shower room.

The house is about 15 minutes drive distance to the town of Umbertide and near to the best restaurants in the area.

Many of Italy's most beautiful towns such as Cortona, Perugia with Lago Trasimeno, Assisi and Siena are within easy driving distance.

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Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Martin

Me and my family are living in Germany and In 2016 we decided to buy a property in Umbria. We immediately fell in love with this place, the nature around and the quietness and magical mood the property provides .

The house was restored few years ago, but when I bought it I decided to make some renovation works to improve the internal areas and make it even more comfortable and cozy.

We have two kids, 5 and 9 years old and we always have great fun, using the pool and experience the greenwood.

The house is managed by a company who assists the guests with any kind of problems or needs, in a way to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

We purchased this cottage in 2016.

Martin purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Martin chose Umbertide

The property is located in the Niccone Valley, above 30 min away by car from Perugia as center of commerce and cultural objects. Also, the very famous town of Assisi is just 40 min away. The famous cities of Tuscany like Siena, Arezzo and Florence are within easy driving distance between one and two hours. Even Lake Trasimeno (with some sandy beaches) is only 35 minutes drive from the property. Umbria is a bit quieter than Tuscany and a bit rougher. If you are looking for a place where you can relax, enjoy the quietness and nature on the one hand but want to have the opportunity to reach cultural destinations very easily on the other hand, the Perugia Area is great for this.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is a family and friendly home, in a safe and paradise-like seclusion area in the middle of the nature where you are all by yourself in complete privacy. The house has sourranded by woodland but also provide in the same time a nice view towards the Niccone Valley. The pool is near the house and it has a big pergola providing shade. The are a plenty of room in the garden to play all sorts of games like soccer or Croquet. The architecture of the house is typical for the area and provides coziness.


Umbertide Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The house provides a little a small baby bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful country house with private pool in the green heart of Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

House deluxe

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and we loved it.

The weather beginning of Oktober was great, so we could use the pool and enjoyed the small villages arround and the country side.

The house was perfect. The owner has well renovated the place with lots of small little details. Everything you need for a great stay was there. Well equipt kitchen, even with two fridges and a new barbeque. The sleeping rooms with attached bathrooms were very clean and also well equipt. In the middle of our stay the house got cleaned and we all got new towles etc.

You can see that the owner and Tecla (the woman who is in charge) are more then interested that everything is perfect. They even look atfer the fire wood so that you always have enough wood for a nice fire in the evening. Also they provide you with lots of books and information about the area you are staying. In the house and around you have lots of space to hang out. As it is a little bit off the track, around 7 min. on grevel road, you enjoy nature.

Come and find out.

We will come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property has new owners. They have put a lot of energy and passion into renovating and re-furbishing the house completey. We loved the style and the cosy atmosphere. Everything is clean and very well kept. Each sleeping room has a nice bathroom.

Especially we liked the place in front of the house next to the kitchen where we spent many hours listening to the impressive nature and relaxing.

The pool is a bit cool, but it we took it as refreshment as it was already quite warm in June.

We loved our stay there and will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idylle pur in einem phantastisch rekonstruierten alten umbrischen Steinhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt auf einem großen Grundstück ca. 3 km entfernt von der Landstraße mitten im Wald, erreichbar über einen Schotterweg. Wenn man das Haus erreicht, fällt einem sofort die andersgeartete Geräuschkulisse auf: keine Flugzeuge, kein Verkehrslärm: nur noch Geräusche des Waldes und der Tiere in einer beeindruckenden Vielfalt. Der Pool ist perfekt.

Es ist ein sehr individuell und durch viele Gemälde und Grafiken auch sehr persönlich gestaltetes Haus. Es ist mit 4 Schlafräumen und 4 Bädern sehr geräumig. Die Küche ist sehr komplett ausgestattet, es gibt ausreichend Kühlkapazität. Das Objekt wird sehr gut betreut (Management, Reinigung). Die unmittelbare Umgebung des Hauses eignet sich besonders gut für Wanderungen und für eher sportlich ambitionierte Mountainbiker. Für Ausflüge im Nahbereich empfehlen sich Assisi - ein Muss! - aber auch die Altstädte von Cortona und Perugia, sehenswert ist auch der Trasimeno-See. Besonders zu empfehlen sind auch die beiden sehr nah gelegenen Gaststätten St. Andrea in Molino Vitelli und das Restaurant in Niccone.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf Club
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
113 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is very close to the most famoust and beautiful place of Umbriaand Tuscany, like Perugia, Assisi Lago Trasimeno, Siena, Florence and Rome




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.