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Selve Vecchie

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12 reviews

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Perfect for couples, single travellers or a small family in all seasons. This 400 year old farmhouse sits in 37 hectares of meadows with breathtaking views of the Tuscan and Umbrian hilltowns. Although secluded, the property is 5 mins drive from Citta della Pieve, one of the most enchanting medieval villages in Tuscany and Umbria. Perfect for travellers who prefer to stay in a quainter and less touristy part. Citta della Pieve has also become home to a famous Oscar Award winning actor as well as host to year round festivals. It is perfectly positioned to explore both the Umbrian and Tuscan regions with Montepulciano, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Lake Trasimeno and Todi only a drive away whilst Siena, Rome and Florence are an easy day trip by car or train. The farmhouse has been beautifully restored keeping traditional features of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, rustic and stylish yet with modern amenities. Set back from the road in landscaped gardens with 360 degree views and complete with a large mosaic pool. The apartment is perfect in all seasons. A luxury welcome basket including bottle of wine and full check in and check out service as well as detailed information folder with itineraries and maps. Detailed directions provided before departure. Quality linens including The White Company pool towels and bathrobes provided along with toiletries & a full pantry of rice, pasta, pasta sauce, tea, coffee, biscuits and oil. Flat screen TV and stereo available. Cleaning is included in the rental price and all towels and sheets are changed weekly for a 2 week booking or mid way for a stay of longer than a week. 5 star rated on Trip Advisor with 11 positive reviews.

JUL 08. Beautiful apartment in a beautiful spot. We had a lovely stay. It was tastefully decorated and stunning views. The pool big & peaceful & a lovely village. AUG 08. We had a wonderful relaxing time & leave with fabulous memories & sure knowledge we will be back. OCT 08. What a fab week! The apartment is glorious & peaceful & so well situated to explore amazing towns nearby. JULY 09. A lovely stay in Carmelle's gorgeous apartment & wish it was for longer-we had the pool to ourselves-bliss! JUL 09. After 3 days in Rome it was fantastic. JUN 10. The home of an artist with every detail perfect-a place one could live happily ever after! SEPT 10. What a fab apartment with attention to detail, everything the highest standard & so well equipped. MAY 11. Superb setting & facilities. SEPT 11. A truly fantastic holiday. We highly recommend to couples looking for la dolce in a wonderful setting. SEPT 12. A wonderful holiday home, also the 2nd time around. JULY 13. Charming & cosy getaway.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Trasimeno 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 40 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

POOL - large mosaic pool with 360 panoramic views (20 x 50 x 4.2ft pool) max depth 4.2ft. with children's pool.

PRIVATE PATIO - perfect for an alfresco meal with table and chairs for 4.

CANTINA - former private wine cellar located 20 feet underground with 2 caves.

OUTDOOR FURNITURE - sunbeds, umbrellas, outdoor shower provided.

TERRACE - raised wooden terrace/platform.

BBQ - Stone built bbq with bbq tools and charcoal provided.

PARKING - secure parking provided.

Further details

BEDROOM - spacious room with king size bed and quality linens.

BATHROOM - luxurious glass enclosed shower with hairdryer, shower gel, shampoos provided.

KITCHEN - fully equipped kitchen including Dualit combination oven.

LIVING AREA - flat screen tv, CDs & book library provided.


PANTRY - well stocked with tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, pasta, pasta sauce, oil, rice & condiments.

LINENS - quality linens including towels, large pool towels & bathrobes - changed weekly.

HOUSEHOLD - all essential products provided.

CHECK IN/OUT - full check in/out service & full information folder with itineraries & maps.

DIRECTIONS - detailed directions provided before your departure.

The Umbria region

Umbria and Southern Tuscany are everything you read and more. Umbria being the famous green belt of Italy and Southern Tuscany, a paradise of gently rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards.

Easily accessible and halfway between Florence & Rome, Citta della Pieve, a charming medieval town, is 3kms drive from the property with excellent facilities of bank, post office, hospital, pharmacy, many fine dining restaurants and pizzerias, two supermarkets and an exquisite theatre. Citta della Pieve is also home to the smallest street in Italy! It plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year including the renowned medieval festival for 2 weeks in August - the Palio dei Terzieri - a definite must see - as well as home to Umbria's most famous artist 'Il Perugino'. The town has also become home to an international film star.

Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Lake Trasimeno are easily reached as well as Southern Tuscany where you will find the stunning towns of Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona. The property is accessible from all of the major airports (Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna) with the nearest airport in Perugia (40kms) with direct Ryan Air flights to and from London. Easily reached is the A1 Rome-Florence motorway (18kms) with the nearest train station in Chiusi (10kms) where hire cars are also available.

Florence and Rome are an easy day trip away by train from Chiusi with free all day parking in Chiusi.

Florence - 1 hour / Rome - 1.30 hrs

Florence and Rome are an easy day trip by train from Chiusi (10kms from Citta della Pieve) with free parking. See some of the world's most important monuments including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican and Sixtine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Must see in Florence is Michelangelo's David and the Uffizi Gallerie.

Citta della Pieve

Things to do in the area

FOOD: porcini, Fiorentina steak, handpicked oil olive, pecorino cheeses.

WINE: don't miss Montalcino for the famous Brunello.

RESTAURANTS: wonderful selection of restaurants and bars in the village.

DAY TRIPS: all Umbrian & Tuscan villages + Rome & Florence easy to reach by train - free parking at Chiusi.

ART: in every village but must see in Florence, Assissi & Perugia.

HISTORICAL: all medieval villages and must see Chiusi for Etruscan relics.

SPAS: natural hot waters of San Casciano & Bagno Vignoni - amazing views from the hot water pools.

ANTIQUES: Perugia & Arezzo's monthly markets.

MARKETS: weekly market in every village - Saturday market in Citta della Pieve.

FESTIVALS: fiorentina bistecca (enormous steaks) in Cortona, wine in Montepulciano, chocolate in Perugia, the famous horse race (Palio) in Sienna, Umbrian jazz & the "Palio dei Terzieri" in Citta della Pieve in August.

DRIVES: don't miss the famous cypress tree lined roads in Monticiello & La Foce.

SPORT : cycling, water sports on Lake Trasimeno, golf, hiking

HOBBIES: unlimited scenery to paint & photograph.

SHOPPING: variety of outlets including Prada!

SPRING: see acres of wild red poppies.

SUMMER: hot days & balmy nights.

AUTUMN: go porcini hunting and see the olive & grape harvests & sample hearty food & wine.

The nearest 18 hole golf club (near Perugia) has wonderful services such as practice ground with open and covered bays, 2 x chipping greens, practice putting green and driving range. It also houses a restaurant (open Wednesday to Saturday serving typical Umbrian food) as well as a swimming pool and hydromassage for members and visitors. 18 holes: 6,272 yards, PAR 72, SSS 70 hire equipment and services. Open all year, see below link for more information.

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2 Jul 2012


"Charming & cosy getaway"

I stayed at this sweet & charming studio between 4 - 8 June 2012. After such a hectic pace in the city, it was wonderful to arrive at Citta della Pieve for a change of pace. The studio is exactly as described and very quiet and relaxing. The owner had thoughtfully provided all the basic needs and a much needed bottle of wine upon our arrival! The location was good and served as a good base as we managed to visit Montepulciano, Assisi, Penza, etc and it was always good to return home to the charming studio to unwind. Very good value! I highly recommend it! Judy Millar

5 Apr 2012


"Superb setting and facilities"

Its taken a year to get round to this review due to slack inbox management and the reminder of the value of other peoples reviews now we are looking at a 2012 holiday. We are heading back to Italy again but a different part of the country. It would be wonderful to be able to lift Selve Vecchie and move it to Calabria. The property lived up to the previous good reviews. It is clean, well equipped and an absolute pleasure to stay in. We visited early in the season and although the pool wasnt ready for us we did have the whole area to ourselves. There are a handful of properties here but we hardly saw anyone. The only downside (and this could easily be a positive for someone else) is the distance in to town. Its definately a drive.. It would be a long and fairly perilous walk. I would happily visit again and gladly recommend the property to anyone wanting to visit this stunning area of Italy and still have that 'this is very cool' feeling when they get back home in an evening.

5 Oct 2011


"A lovely holiday home with attention to detail, excellently located!"

Our 2-week stay in Selve Vecchie last September was wonderful! The property is superbly located: amidst the Umbrian hills yet only a short drive away from Citta della Pieve, a very nice village with all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants, lively festivals etc.). The apartment itself is perfectly equipped and definitely spacious enough for 2 people. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and everything was supplied for a first dinner and breakfast the next morning (which was ideal as we arrived on a Sunday). The outside table & chairs are excellent for al fresco dining and enjoying a star-filled evening. If you are as lucky as we were, the remainder of the property is virtually empty and you can enjoy the gardens and very large pool (excellent for early morning swims) all by yourselves! Numerous trips are possible from Selve Vecchie: Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto and many more. The Trasimeno Lake is very close by surrounded by multiple lovely villages. Highly recommended for sporty people is a bike ride around the lake: amazing! In short: a truly fantastic holiday and we would highly recommend Selve Vecchie to any couple looking to enjoy la dolce vita in a wonderful setting!

10 Sep 2011


"Really relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings"

We had a lovely time together in Selve Vecchie, exploring Umbria and Tuscany. The apartment is gorgeous with lots of beautiful soft furnishings. We really enjoying using the well stocked kitchen to cook authentic Umbrian fare. Would really recommend as a retreat for a couple.

26 Aug 2011


"Fantastic apartment – welcoming and homely, with great attention to detail."

My boyfriend and I stayed at this property for a week during our summer holiday in Italy and didn’t want to leave!  The apartment was fairly compact – though with more than enough space for two – but was very well equipped and furnished, and we felt completely at home from the moment we arrived. It was evident that a lot of thought had been put into all the details, from the welcome goodies (handmade soap, pasta, tomato sauce, a bottle of prosecco and some olive oil from the local area, on top of the basics you might expect) to candles, complimentary toiletries and luxurious bathrobes – which even got used in August. There was lots to see and do nearby, which the wealth of information provided about the local area helped us with, and we also enjoyed relaxing by the pool which had fabulous view of the surrounding area. On top of this, booking was easy, the directions were very clear and check-in and check-out were quick and easy. Overall a great experience – highly recommended.

21 Jul 2011


"Peaceful stay on glorious Umbria"

A lovely villa in the tranquil surroundings of Umbria. We flew to Perugia and with Carmelle's directions in hand found the villa in about 40 minutes by car. Upon arrival Deborah was most helpful and we felt quite at home quickly. The villa is well appointed and very comfortable. We spent some days travelling to reasonably accessible places - Orvieto, the Lake and our favourite Montepulciano. Citta della Pieve is quite small but has decent amenities and some nice restaurants. Overall thoroughly recommended.

15 Jun 2011


"A small but comfortable"

Lovely apartment, small but well equipped,comfortable bed. Complimentary wine and soaps etc. A folder full of useful information and travel ideas. Only one problem was with water wastage whilst waiting for the hot water to come through,about 10 minutes sometimes. Would recommend to a friend if the problem was fixed. However, the apartment is set in a beautiful part of Umbria and we thoroughly enjoyed the peacefulness and location.

I am really pleased you enjoyed your time at Selve Vecchie and always lovely to welcome fellow Australians. As we discussed, water is precious and all efforts have been made to stop additional wasteage but as explained, you were the first customers with sole occupancy after a long cold winter, therefore the water had to run longer than usual to be piping hot. In summer this is not necessary. Many thanks and do hope to welcome you back again one day.

16 Mar 2011


"A lovely homely place to return to for relaxation after a hard day's sightseeing."

Selve Vecchie is a delightful small complex of refurbished buildings which have been converted into homes of various sizes. This one bedroom hideaway is ideal for a couple. There are numerous personal touches from the owner with a welcome bottle of wine, olive oil and soap to an eclectic choice of music to play on the CD player provided for guests. The patio is a lovely place to start the day with a leisurely breakfast and the good sized swimming pool an ideal place to relax before or after tackling the many nearby sightseeing attractions. A great spot on the Umbria / Tuscany borders.

16 Mar 2011


"best equipped holiday rental ever."

The property is what i would call a bijou appartment. it is not very big, but it was right for us.The appartment is extremely well appointed.Litterally everything was there. Toiletries,hairdryer,kitchen stuff,cleaning things,tea,coffee,sugar,an extensive array of books. The appartment is situated in a nice garden amongst other rental properties. The location is central for visiting bigger towns and villages around. However, for 4 adults the space would be a bit crammed.And with regard to a family,the appartment is one open space,with only a door into the bathroom.

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      • 6 Years listed

      70% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:03 Aug 2015

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian

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