|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 29 Jun - Sat 6 Jul 2013||£1800.00 / week|
About the home
Sant'Orsola is a stunning 13th century former monastery and villa sleeping up to 10 guests in spacious luxurious accommodation. It has a beautiful renovated chapel suitable for formal or informal weddings.
The house sleeps 10 comfortably in five en-suite bedrooms. Sant'Orsola is set in large grounds, full of mature trees.The large 12X6 swimming pool is easily accessible from the property.
Sant'Orsola is a perfect base for exploring cultural and spiritual places of interest both in summer and winter. Christmas (Natale) and New Year (Capodanno) are good times to visit Umbria and Sant'Orsola and to enjoy an explore the medieval centres out of the the tourist season.There are always musical concert throughout. the year ( a lot of them are free) many staged in beautiful villages such as Pannicale. As English owners living here we offer our local knowledge of village food festivals, excellent restaurants and local places of interest. We do offer long winter rentals in the winter (heating not included). For anyone wanting to spend some time in Italy whilst perhaps contemplating buying here, or waiting for a house to be built, this is an ideal opportunity to become immersed in Italian life and learn the language. There are many reputable language schools in the area.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lago Trasmeno|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The interior of the farmhouse lends itself well to groups of families or friends with a huge living area and smaller private library and television room. It sleeps up to ten comfortably. There is an eat in kitchen and huge eat on terrace with stunning countryside views.
Our chapel was restored two years ago when we discovered a 15th century fresco! The chapel is not consecrated and is available for symbolic/clebrant weddings. Local caterers are available.
The whole house is beautifully furnished with antiques and retains its original character with chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout. It is situated on a quiet farm road yet within a five to ten minute drive of shops, restaurants and bars. It's possible to walk to the nearby village which has three bars and a supermarket.
A one bedroom apartment which leads out to the pool, is also available.
The beautiful restored chapel can be used for quite reflection or small wedding parties. Many of our guests visit Sant'Orsola to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, with their friends and families.
Further details outdoors:
The grounds are laid to lawn with a large selection of fruit and nut trees and manicured hedges, large terracotta pots and statues. There are many private places away from the swimming pool, such as the olive grove, for resting and reading.
The pool is open from April to October and cleaned daily The house and monastery rooms are cleaned once a week inclusive in the price.
In the winter it's possible to rent Sant'Orsola for a long let of 4-5 months. This is a good opportunity for anyone wanting to spend the winter in Umbria or anyone needing to rent whilst waiting for a house to be built or renovated.
Further cleaning is available at a rate of €14 an hour. The linen and towels are changed once a week. Pool towels are provided. A small speedboat is available for hire at nearby Lake Trasemeno.
The house is available for shorter rentals for the popular Christmas (Natale) and Capodanno periods.
If guests arrive before 3pm we can meet and greet them. Otherwise we will leave a key and visit the next day.
We ask for a 200 pound security deposit brought in cash and fully refundable if there are no serious breakages.
The Umbria region
Umbria enjoys beautiful warm weather in Spring and Autumn. May is a lovely month, warm temperatures and Green Umbria certainly lives up to its reputation.! Lots of blossoms and wild flowers. A fanatastic time to see Umbria without too many tourists. June offers beautiful warm to hot days. The local village food sagras festivals get into full swing. Fantastic for enjoying balmy evenings and watching the locals enjoying themselves. Throughout June there is always plenty to do and see, and of course there's guaranteed sunshine for just lazing about the gardens and pool. InJuly and August expect emperatures of around 25 to 34 degrees. During these high summer months there are plenty of events to enjoy such as Umbria Jazz (always wise to book tickets in advance!) and may local traditional festas and hilltop town food sagras. September is a perfect month, not too hot, and quieter because there are not so many tourists at popular places such as Todi and Perugia. There are always musical events to be enjoyed during September. For those guests not tied to school holidays we always recommend the months of May, June and September!
The region is steeped in history and the medieval towns of Perugia, Todi, Assisi and Orvieto are within a thirty minute drive on good road. It is possible to do day trips to Rome and Florence using the rail network.
All the nearby historic centres stage special events throughout the year, one of the most famous being the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia .This event attracts big names from all around the world.
The Todi / Marsciano area
Schiavo is a small village, five minutes walk from Sant Orsola with three bars (one does takeaway pizza),and a small supermarket.
During the summer months the local villages stage food sagras where local recipes are dished up. There are three good restaurants within a five to ten minute drive. We can always recommend and book restaurants for our guests.
How to get there
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From April 2008 it will be possible to fly with Ryanair from London Stansted to Perugia on Saturdays. Ryanair already fly to Perugia on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. Perugia is just a twenty minute drive from Sant'Orsola and forty five minutes from Todi. Ryanair also fly to Rome Ciampino as do Easyjet. Other airports within driving distance are Ancona (2 hours) Forli ( 3 hours) and Florence (3 hours).
The journey from Rome is one hour forty five minutes. From the airport take the GRA around Rome following signs to Firenze. Leave the GRA at Uscita 10 still following signs for Firenze. Once on the AI do not exit until Orte. Then take the E45 (ss3bis) following signs for Cesena and Perugia. Exit the E45 at Marsciano/Collepepe. The first unmade road on your right signposted for Il Magnifico. Our house Sant'Orsola is 2.7 kilometres, a large yellow house on the right surrounded by cypress trees.
Activities near Todi
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
07 Jun 2012
I had the pleasure of staying at Sant' Orsola for two weeks in August 2010.
Jane and Dick were there to welcome us and show us around the property.
The house is absolutely stunning. Every... more
12 Jan 2012
tranquil, old, characteristic building, beautiful gardens, large bedrooms, open fireplace and a lovely marbel kitchen.. we had a nice relaxing stay, and were within easy travelling distance to visit Orvieto, Todi, and Perugia.
20 Sep 2011
My husband rented the villa and 2 apartments for me to fill with friends and family to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday.
Jane and Dick were there to welcome us and show us round,... more
I am very sorry that this guest felt unhappy when she left because she had written very positive comments in my Visitors Book about her wonderful experience at Sant'Orsola. The fact that they... more
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|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April 28- May 12||29 Apr 12||13 May 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|13 May - September 15||13 May 12||16 Sep 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Sept- 27 October||16 Sep 12||28 Oct 12||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|October -December||28 Oct 12||23 Dec 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas /New Year||23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1500||£ 214||-||3 Nights|
|April - May||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|May - September||25 May 13||14 Sep 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 29 Jun - Sat 6 Jul 2013||£1800.00 / week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Christmas (natale) and New Year (Capodanno) negotiable. Central heating NOT included.Enquire now
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