Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The elegant country house, submerged in the peace and quiet of the surrounding nature, is placed on a small hill surrounded by sunflowers, corn and olive trees.
It is the ideal destination if you wish to relax in the shade of a panoramic veranda, at the side of a heated swimming pool or lost in the steam of a Finnish sauna after a day touring the Green Heart of Italy.
The small and calm town of Marsciano, which is only 2km away, offers the chance to get to know the true customs and habits of this splendid region. You can find genuine local dishes to savour and walk peacefully through the streets of the town enjoying the simplicity of the local people, who are always sociable and helpful. From here, at a short distance it is easy to visit important centres of historical and cultural interest such as Perugia (30 km), Assisi (35 km), Todi (20 km), Orvieto (40 km), Deruta (12 km - famous for its ceramics), Gubbio, Spello and the lake Trasimeno.
The Cottage degli Ulivi is a true country home boasting warm sunny colours, broad porches, wooden beams, terracotta flooring and the arte povera style of internal furnishings which is typical of the area.
The house is divided into three floors:
Ground floor: the living room, with fireplace and satellite TV, is next to the large rustic kitchen, which also includes a fireplace. Both of these rooms look onto and cool and shaded porch with a fine view over the pool and the surrounding countryside.
The first floor also includes two double bedrooms, boasting toulipie wood furniture and wrought iron beds, as well as 2 bathrooms, each with a shower and sanitary fixtures.
Second floor: There are two single bedrooms, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower and fixtures.
Third floor: There is a recreation area where you can take advantage of the Finnish Sauna, relax on a rattan deck chair, or work out in the gym or you can play with oru table football or table tennis. You can use the mountain bikes available to go on long free cycle paths or have fun surfing the internet and listening to good music
For the little ones we have a swing and a wooden house in front of the view which are guaranteed to provide hours of fun. For the needs of your children, on request and at no extra charge we provide a cot, car seat, high chair for meal times, shower reducer and nappy changing table, baby bag, crib, baby transistor, baby cooking machine. All included in the price.
The large swimming pool is heated whenever necessary so you can enjoy a relaxing swim from the first Saturday of May to the end of September. We also provide personal bath robes and towels for pool which we change every week.
Our trusted gardener visits twice a week, to keep the garden in perfect condition and clean the pool so your stay is relaxing at all times.
You may also take advantage of the following: an electric barbecue; colour satellite TV; DVD player; 2 fireplaces; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave oven; electric oven; iron and board; 2 hairdryers; bed and bath linen; towels for swimming pool; kitchen equipment and linen; Italian and American coffee makers; a fenced car park with electronic gate, mosquito nets at the windows of all bedrooms and bathrooms; a computer with 24 hour wi-fi Internet connection.
On arrival you will find a large book providing information on the Region of Umbria and the house itself, and we will of course also be happy to provide you any further advice to make your holiday unforgettable.
All is inclusive in the price.
- At your request we can organise a typical Umbrian meal at the Cottage. You may choose from dishes such as fresh home-made pasta with meat ragout, wild boar with 'torta al testo' (local pizza-type bread with a filling), grilled meat, home-made desserts, local wine and much more…..
- To make the beginning of your stay start smoothly we are happy to buy, on your behalf and following your prior instructions, every type of food you may wish to find at the Cottage when you arrive.
Why us? The difference is that we do not consider you as mere clients to hand over the keys to, but as foreign friends to welcome. We care that you find a clean pool and well-tended garden during your stay, that you find a little gastronomic treat awaiting you when you arrive and that throughout your entire holiday, we can offer useful, advice, suggestions and availability to care for your every need. We want you to fall in love with our beautiful region and appreciate the welcoming warmth of its people.
Please visit our website: www.cottagedegliulivi.com
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aereoporto di Sant.Egidio 38 km, Nearest railway: Stazione di Marsciano 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The Umbria region
Every inch of Umbria is ancient. The landscape of rolling hills and meandering country roads has been perfected over three millennia. Known as ‘the green heart of Italy’, it’s the only region that borders neither the sea nor another country. Umbria has retained many of Italy’s old-world traditions. You’ll see grandmothers in aprons making pasta by hand and front doors that haven’t been locked in a century. In spring the countryside is splashed with red, pink, yellow, purple and blue wildflowers. In summer it explodes with the vibrant yellow of the sunflowers harvested to make cooking oil. The rolling mountains of the Apennines in the north and east descend into hills, many capped by medieval towns, and eventually flatten out into lush valleys along the river Tiber.
An Umbrian adventure can span from nightlife in the region’s student-filled capital, Perugia, alive with its famous Università per Stranieri (University for Foreigners), to a peaceful stroll through 2700-year-old rural villages. Assisi is one of Umbria’s most magnificent hill towns, with buildings that glow pink in the sunset. To boot, it also happens to be the home town of St Francis who, not surprisingly, preached about the beauty of the natural world. He wandered through towns like Gubbio, a stately medieval stronghold, and Todi, once called ‘the most liveable city in the world’. In the southeast, Spoleto attracts art patrons to an international festival that has put the charming city on the map year-round, and in the southwest, Orvieto’s cathedral wows millions of visitors.
Vacationing foodies will delight in Umbrian food and wine. The earthy, addictive tartufo (truffle) finds its way onto every menu, gracing the local strangozzi or umbricelli pastas. Pork from the Norcia area is so well respected, quality pork butchers throughout Italy are known as Norcineria. Orvieto’s golden wines and the Sagrantino of Montefalco have made their way onto tables around the world.
Todi is a picturesque medieval hill town in Umbria, surrounded by medieval, Roman and Etruscan walls. Although it's a hill town, its center at the top of the hill is flat. The central piazza, originally the Roman forum, has several beautiful medieval buildings. Sights are close together and there are good places to linger, enjoying the views or the ambiance. Todi or the surrounding countryside would make a peaceful base for visiting southern Umbria.
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