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Villa Umbriana Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

Villa Umbriana - (Sleeps 10) Villa Umbriana is a stunning stone villa that sits on a promontory once the site of a 12th century village called Villanova. We have a picture postcard view of Todi- one of Umbria's premier hilltop towns- which is framed by a pair of giant oaks. The garden is laced with the remnants of medieval walls and a tower where roses and clematis climb. Villa Umbriana was lovingly restored and furnished by its current owner and the project was overseen by a well-known Italian architect whose work in the area has been featured in "Architectural Digest" and other publications; the house is featured prominently in the book Restoring a Home in Italy. The house has also received rave reviews as one of the architect's best works in a well-known American design blog called Willow Decor.

INTERIOR: The house is decorated with English and French antiques and Oriental rugs: the emphasis is on style and comfort. There are terracotta floors and high wood-beamed

Villa Umbriana - (Sleeps 10) Villa Umbriana is a stunning stone villa that sits on a promontory once the site of a 12th century village called Villanova. We have a picture postcard view of Todi- one of Umbria's premier hilltop towns- which is framed by a pair of giant oaks. The garden is laced with the remnants of medieval walls and a tower where roses and clematis climb. Villa Umbriana was lovingly restored and furnished by its current owner and the project was overseen by a well-known Italian architect whose work in the area has been featured in "Architectural Digest" and other publications; the house is featured prominently in the book Restoring a Home in Italy. The house has also received rave reviews as one of the architect's best works in a well-known American design blog called Willow Decor.

INTERIOR: The house is decorated with English and French antiques and Oriental rugs: the emphasis is on style and comfort. There are terracotta floors and high wood-beamed ceilings and original art. The spacious kitchen is the house's focal point: its raised fireplace warms the kitchen on a cold evening. Our treasured housekeeper will always put a smile on your face with her gracious hospitality. She is happy to cook delicious country meals for guests upon request.

LAYOUT: Villa Umbriana comfortably sleep ten people. The villa has an uncomplicated yet flexible layout so it is perfect for two families and even additional overnight guests. It is also ideal for a romantic retreat.Bedrooms: There are four bedrooms upstairs: one master bedroom suite, two doubles and a room with two single beds. Downstairs there is a guest suite, which comprises a sumptuous bedroom with an en suite bathroom plus an adjacent sitting room/bedroom with two daybeds and a fold out sofa bed. Bathrooms: 3 1/2 total; two of these bathrooms are en suite, one upstairs and one downstairs. The two double bedrooms upstairs share an ample bathroom and there is an additional powder room downstairs.

Location description from owner

The Umbria region

UNSPOILED: Todi lies in the green heartland of Umbria, Italy's only landlocked region and one of its most charming. Todi has been hailed as Italy's most livable town due to the beauty of its setting and the authenticity of its culture and cuisine. Umbria is a region that still feels relatively untouched by the flocks of foreign tourists drawn to its better known neighbor, Tuscany. Todi is still largely inhabited and run by the Italians who grew up there. The surrounding countryside- though dotted with splendidly restored villas and castles- is still tended mostly by families who have tilled the soil and looked after their olive groves and vineyards for generations.

SIGHTS AND FESTIVALS: Many of the region's architectural and artistic highlights are in Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Spoleto and Spello, all an easy drive from our house. Most towns are reachable by car within an hour or less. In many towns you will find Romanesque or medieval churches tucked away inside a meandering warren of cobbled streets that spill down hillsides; you will discover frescoes, oil paintings and art treasures that rank with Italy's finest. In each town you can enjoy locally produced fine food and wine before setting out to visit the sights. You can duck into local craft or wine shops, or enjoy a panoramic view of swathes of sunflowers in the warmer months. Music and dance is celebrated at world famous outdoor summer festivals: there is Umbria Jazz in Perugia and The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto. There is yet more jazz played live in Orvieto in December. You can visit the wine museum near the vineyards of Torgiano and buy hand-painted ceramics at any number of shops in nearby Deruta. You can savor the celebrated red wines of Montefalco and buy the richly textured Umbrian traditional linens availalble at several shops Todi itself.

Todi

Villa Umbriana sits near the tiny hamlet of Torregentile. just 7 km south of Todi in the Umbrian countryside. Todi is ideally situated in the heart of the rolling hills of Umbria, which is filled with olive groves, fields of nodding sunflowers and world class vineyards. Similar in some ways to Tuscany, without the crowds. It is equidistant from many of Umbria's famous hilltowns (Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Deruta and Perugia). There are nearby tennis courts, fabulous restaurants, wine tasting tours, the world renowned ceramic town of Deruta and the jazz and music festivals of Perugia and Spoleto. We are ideally located for touring the region, and an easy one hour 45 minute drive from Rome airports. Ryanair flies from Stansted to Perugia, which is only a 35 minute drive from our house.

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Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Karen W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
02 Aug 2016
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Mar 2013. Located in Province of Perugia, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £931 to £2740.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Aug 2016.

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“Charming villa close to Todi”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2015

Situated down a quiet,white gravel road near the quiet hamlet of Torregentile, the villa is set amongst the rolling Umbrian landscape and has a fantastic view of Todi (we especially loved the night-time view with all the lights twinkling in the distance). The villa has been restored to a very high standard and sleeps up to 10-12 people comfortably. The kitchen is well-equipped and we mostly dined outside under a lovely pergola at the rear of the property. You could also dine inside informally at the kitchen table, or more formally at the long dining table in the huge sitting/dining room. The pool is a delight and formed the focal point of 1-week stay. Surrounded by trees and with picturesque planting, you can while away the sunny hours reading, swimming, and snoozing. The villa has wi-fi too so if you absolutely must go online you can. The villa has a comprehensive "book" of helpful details to enable you to get the most out of your stay, including locations of supermarkets, restaurant recommendations, and ideas for day trips to places such as Spoleto and Perugia. The housekeeper Trestina is a fabulous cook and the complimentary meal she provided us for our first night at the villa was superb - not only home-cooked but we found out that she grows a lot of her own vegetables too. Todi is well worth a visit and is only a short 15-minute drive away. We'd recommend taking the funicular railway that takes you up to the old centre of the town with interesting alleyways, antique shops and (most importantly) gelateria! You can walk along the old walls of the town and enjoy the magnificent views. We had a wonderful week here and would definitely come again!

“A Dream Come True”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2015

We had two magical weeks at Karen’s villa. The house was a perfect fit for two families, and we loved spending as much time outside (by the pool or under the pergola) as indoors. We took numerous day trips to Assisi, Spoleto, Perugia, Orvieto and even further afield to Venice and Pompeii. I have traveled throughout Italy but never in Umbria, which is now my favorite part of Italy! Triestina, the housekeeper, cooked dinner for us on two occasions and we thoroughly enjoyed her expertise with local dishes. The kids (ranging in age from 14 to 20) loved seeing Italy from this very special perspective. We would love to come back someday. Thank you for an incredible vacation.

“A Magical Todi Villa”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2015

Karen’s villa is everything it was advertised to be and more. My direct communications with the owner assured me that I was not going to be disappointed in my choice. Karen was responsive, helpful and there were no hidden costs or surprises. Her directions were clear and when we reached the property, it was more than we had dared to hope. Her fabulous housekeeper, Triestina, was there to greet us and we had arranged for her prepare our dinner that first night. As I glanced at the kitchen counter, I could tell we were in for a treat! Everything was fresh, vegetables and herbs from her garden, fresh pasta, fabulous mozzarella and chicken that needed nothing but a fork to cut. Our first night was Magic, ten of us sitting outside under the pergola being served fabulous food by the sweetest woman in Italy. We were all speechless....pretty amazing for our group. When Triestina left, the kitchen was spotless. The house is beautiful, comfortable and unbelievably well equipped. We needed nothing, everything was there. The gardens are beyond beautiful and the pool area brought hours of pleasure to young and old alike. In the evening we would sit outside near the pool and watch as the children chased fireflies. Karen provides an informative binder with everything you could wish to know about the house and the area. There are restaurant recommendations, which were terrific, and we followed them and were not disappointed. The proximity of the house to the Umbrian hill towns is perfect. Within a ninety minute drive are: Assisi, Spoleto, Deruta, Perugia, Todi (a few miles away) just to name a few. We visited all of of those mentioned, as well as a beautiful mountain lake resort called Lake Trasimeno. We came from the San Francisco Bay Area and it was worth every dollar we spent. Our goal is to return in a few years and visit this magical place again. You will not be disappointed.

“Charming and elegant stay in an amazing setting”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2013

The house and location were exactly what we were hoping for. Our party of 10 was very comfortable in the spacious house, and we enjoyed the yard and pool tremendously. Views are amazing. The location is remote, but trips to many hill towns are very manageable. The style and comfort of the home is exceptional.

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