Il Rospo, private villa with pool and great views

  based on 10 reviews
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  • SQM 140
  •  wifi
  •  Pool


Il Rospo holiday home in the North of Umbria is one of these houses  that has this good feeling of love at first sight. An old farmhouse  lovingly restored in a beautiful setting overlooking the rolling green  hills all around. The place to be for a relaxing holiday in Umbria.

Arriving  at Il Rospo holiday home, one is overwhelmed by the views and the space  around. The pool with behind it the old farmhouse is very inviting. The  house is about 1.5 kms from the small hamlet of Badia di Petroia which  is along the provincial road connecting Città di Castello in Umbria with  Castiglion Fiorentino in Tuscany, respectively 15 and 20 kms away.

Il  Rospo has 3 bedrooms, 2  bathrooms, a living room with open fire place and an open plan kitchen.  All restored leaving the old wooden beams and stone walls in tact.

The  pool is 12 by 6 mtrs and from 1.40 to 2.40 mtrs deep. There are roman  steps to one side leading into the water. From here one enjoys full  privacy and excellent views around.

One  enters the house via the external stone staircase leading into the  living room with an open fire place, a sofa, two chairs and a television  that has only Italian channels. There is a DVD player. An open plan  kitchen is to the right of this area. Here is a long dining table and  plenty of space to prepare lunch or dinner. The kitchen has a gas stove,  an electrical oven, a dishwasher, a small fridge. 

From the living room an antique wooden staircase is  leading up to the top floor. These stairs are the original stairs and  are very steep and uneven. Upstairs there is a bathroom with shower, a  bedroom with two single beds and the master bedroom with a double bed, a  single bed and a cot.

There is an extra studio downstairs with  its own separate entrance from the garden, not connected with the rest of the house. Here is a double bedroom and a few  steps go down in a small living room. In this living room is a sofa bed.  The bathroom with shower is in this living room and there is a mezzanine  sleeping two guests. This studio can host a family with children or  older children all together.

There is a small space underneath the outside staircase with washing machine and extra refrigerator with freezer.

The pool opens mid May and closes by the end of September.


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Loft bed, 2 Queen bed, 1 Sofa bed, 3 Single bed, Fan available
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner, Fly screens
  • 2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Swimming pool
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed,Accessible 24/7
Check in:
5:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Payment instructions to book Il Rospo

20% upon booking to Villa in Umbria

80% one month before arrival to the owners 

Final cleaning of €90 will be paid in cash. 

Bank details for the down payment only:

      Banca Popolare di Cortona
      Terontola (AR) - Italy

Account holder:
      Villa in Umbria di Van der Bolt Saskia M.J.
      Via Santi Bistarelli 6
      06069 Tuoro sul Trasimeno (PG)

IBAN: IT20F0549625401000019002497

For credit card payments: ask us for the payment link. 

Bankdetails for the final payment, one month before arrival


Privredna Banka Zagreb

Poslovnica 224 Kastela 

Kralja Kresimira 1

Kastel Kambelovac

Account holder:

Francesco Corsini

IBAN: HR3823400093112454744


No credit card payments

based on 10 reviews
fons (dilsen belgie)
prachtige view

We hebben 2 weken genoten van een prachtig uitzicht in een uitermate stille en rustige omgeving.Een groot en privaat zwembad samen met het mooie weer maakten ons verblijf compleet! Minpuntje :De 2de badkamer en het sanitair zijn ondermaats.Tevens zou het aangenaam zijn om een schaduwrijke eetplaats te hebben , zeker bij het mooie weer!

Dag Fons, Dank je wel voor je feedback. We leggen dit voor aan de eigenaren. Voor nu wens ik jullie een fijne zomer en wellicht tot een volgende keer. Saskia

replied by the owner (7/21/2021 2:02:43 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2021

Ginny Davis (England)
A lovely holiday home

My husband and I stayed for two weeks and our grown up children joined us for one of them. Everyone had a wonderful time. Tullia and Giancarlo are excellent, caring hosts. The house was exceptionally clean and well equipped. It has four good sized double bedrooms. It has a very special rustic charm with beautiful exposed beams, tiled floors, a barn loft type staircase and taps, shelves, sink and windows which perfectly suit the style and age of the building. We understand that the renovation was done by Giancarlo and his son. The pool is big enough to allow a proper swim (at least nine or ten good strokes from end to end if you're doing breast stroke). The views all around the countryside are lovely. We mostly shopped in Trestina where there are three supermarkets. We went further afield for late afternoon/evening trips and really loved Gubbio in particular. This really is a lovely place for a holiday. Thank you so much Giancarlo and Tullia.

Dear Ginny, Thank you for your review. I'm particularly happy to read you had a relaxing time in this so uncommon year. Tullia and Giancarlo send their greetings. All the best, Saskia

replied by the owner (9/13/2020 11:54:35 AM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 9/2020

Burkhard Damm (Kempen)
ein wunderbarer Urlaub

Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Urlaub bei sehr netten und zuvorkommenden Vermietern. Das Haus ist sehr sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet, in der Küche lassen sich nicht nur Standerdgerichte kochen! Der Pool ist wirklich fantastisch, sehr groß, sauber und mit tollem Blick in die Landschaft. Durch die tolle Lage auf einer kleinen Kuppe ist es auch bei heißem Wetter gut auszuhalten, es weht immer ein schwacher Wind, außerdem sind überall Bäume mit kühlem Schatten. Das Steinhaus heizt sich auch bei Hitze nicht sonderlich auf, auch unter dem Dach konnte man ohne Klimaanlage immer gut schlafen. Die Zufahrt zum Haus ist geschottert, auch mit normalen Autos sollte das kein Problem sein. Von hier aus lasen sich wunderbar die südliche Toskana oder Nordumbrien erkunden. Wir können dieses haus und seine Vermieter uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.

Hallo Burkhard, Vielen Dank für das tolle Feedback. Ich freue mich, dass Sie in diesem ungewissen Jahr einen schönen Urlaub verbringen konnten. Ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gute und vielleicht bis zum nächsten Mal. Saskia

replied by the owner (8/21/2020 12:23:03 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2020

Vanessa Kearney (Northern Ireland )
Fantastic Summer Villa

My family and I spent the week at the villa and I have to say we had an amazing time. There was more than enough room for the seven of us. The pool was just what we needed. We spent the days by the pool and nights playing cards in the villa. We will remember this holiday as being one of the best we have had. Thank you Giancarlo and Tullia for being such hospitable hosts. Would I recommend? 100%.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Jared Kearney (Ireland)
Just what we wanted!

We were greeted on arrival with a tour of the villa. We were shown where everything was and how it worked which was fantastic. We loved everything about the villa as it felt homey and lived in rather than a boring holiday rental. The villa was in such a lovely setting on the edge of a big hill/mountain overlooking Badia Petroia and Lugnano. While it is close to Citta di Castello we actually found ourselves going to the local supermarket and cafes in Trestina instead. It is very local and little tourists but everyone was very welcoming and we ended up going to Kentia for pizza a few times and to Bar Centrale for breakfast/coffee/gelato over our week stay. Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona were a nice drive away for exploring and going to dinner as well, without using up a full day so you can enjoy the pool. We would recommend staying here if you want to relax, chill, and take in the quiet side of Italy. We were a family 7 with all adult children and the villa suited us perfect as it was private enough to have your own space and multiple bathrooms. We loved all the different seating areas outside and in. We tried to hangout in all the spots to really take in the whole villa! We drove from Rome Fiumicino and the drive was nice and casual via a motorway or through the countryside (We did both routes) and never felt like it was too far.

Dear Jared, thanks for your review. Good to hear you fully enjoyed your stay. Maybe until a next time, Saskia

replied by the owner (7/16/2019 12:14:07 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Florian (Deutschland)
Sehr gemütlich

wir möchten uns an der Stelle nochmals ganz herzlich für den zauberhaften Aufenthalt in dem Haus Il Rospo bedanken. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und perfekt ausgestattet. Wir waren eine Familie mit insgesamt 5 Personen und hatten viel Platz im Haus um in der Mittagszeit Schatten zu finden. Ansonsten haben wir den Pool der immer sauber und bestens gepflegt war sehr genossen. Die schönen Obstbäume und der Grill haben das große Grundstück mit dem fantastischen Blick in die Landschaft abgerundet. Wir haben uns bestens erholt und sagen nochmals danke für alles.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 9/2018

Judith and Aidan (England)
Lovely holiday

We had a lovely holiday staying at Il Rospo. The villa is in the most beautiful high position with simply stunning views. It is very private and quiet and the garden and swimming pool superb. The villa itself is extremely comfortable. The location of the villa gives you easy access to many beautiful places to visit including Citta di Castello, Arezzo and Perugia in addition to lots of beautiful small villages up in the hills. We highly recommend Il Rospo and send thanks to Giancarlo for his kindness and support. Judith and Aidan

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2018

Tom (United Kingdom)
It's a lovely villa

If you're looking for a beautiful, quiet holiday villa hideaway in the Umbrian hills then Il Rospo is really worth considering. The highlight for us was the amazing large pool which for the kids in the heat was all they really wanted. Add to that panoramic almost 360 degree views, abundant local birds and wildlife, a proper outdoor BBQ and dining area, and a very comfortable, well equipped and charming farmhouse. There's tons to do locally and we ventured out a couple of times but we really just enjoyed hanging out and living the simple life. Highly recommended!

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2018

Villa in Umbria (Various)
Dutch and English reviews copied from previous Villa in Umbria website

2017: Beste Saskia & Sylvia, Wij hebben zeer genoten van ons verblijf in Casa Il Rospo. De attente & vriendelijke ontvangst alsook de goede zorgen van de gastheer & -vrouw zijn een aangename start van de vakantie. De locatie van Il Rospo op de heuveltop met prachtige uitzichten op verschillende soorten landschappen alom & een fijne bries op warme zomerdagen nodigen uit tot ‘dolce far niente’ Er zijn voldoende plekjes in de grote tuin om in zon of schaduw tot rust te komen en te lezen, lunchen telkens met variabel uitzicht … Que Bello Het zwembad is ruim bemeten, proper en fris & met mooi uitzicht De woning is eenvoudig doch met ziel ingericht en behoudt voldoende frisheid in de warme zomertijd Kortom een stukje paradijs in Umbrië Met vriendelijke groeten, Fam. Stockmans-Brard Dear Saskia, We had a wonderful two weeks at Il Rospo - so much so that is was a real wrench for each of us to leave. The position was breathtaking, with magnificent views over the valley all around us and its situation was ideal for visiting so many of our favorite places in Umbria, and across into Tuscany. The grounds were lovely, with lots of different areas to sit, read, relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Needless to say, the pool was a special draw, and we spent many enjoyable hours there. The house was great, once you got used to the staircase, and well appointed, and was comfortable, even with five adults. We certainly hope to be back soon... Thank you for all your help arranging what was a very special holiday! Warm regards, Alistair Dear Saskia, We had a wonderful stay at Il Rospo. The setting and house were gorgeous - even better than the photos show. Tulia and Giancarlo were excellent hosts - waiting for us on arrival and seeing us off when we departed. Tulia also baked a delicious cake which our group, spanning three generations, polished off over the few days we were there. The setting was beautiful at the top of the hill overlooking 270 degrees of the surrounding valleys, but the drive up was very straightforward. We took a couple of walks in the neighbourhood which were great and would have done more if we had stayed longer. The location was excellent: we had day trips to Assisi, Spello, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno. We were planning to go to Perugia and Gubbia too but instead had a full day at the house because it was so great and we wanted to spend more time lounging around the pool in the hot weather. The house itself was very well equipped and attractively laid out. Our young children (9 and 7) loved exploring the rooms and the surrounding garden. All the appliances etc worked perfectly and we enjoyed catering for ourselves in the evenings and eating outside by the pool. Overall this was an excellent experience. The house was outstandingly good value too. We very much hope to stay again at some point in the future. Please pass on our best regards to Tulia and Giancarlo. Best wishes, Bill Juli 2016 Beste Saskia en Sylvia, we hebben enorm genoten van ons verblijf in Il Rospo. Het huis, het zwembad en de prachtige ligging hebben ons hart gestolen.Heerlijk vrij gelegen maar alle voorzieningen zijn makkelijk te bereiken. Het huis heeft een authentieke sfeer en is toch van alle gemakken voorzien! We hebben heerlijk gegeten van het verse fruit van de moerbeiboom en de pruimenboom.Giancarlo en Tullia zijn enorm gastvrij en we zijn ontzettend hartelijk ontvangen. Na een verblijf op Il Rospo is het moeilijk afscheid nemen van Umbrië. We komen zeker nog eens terug want er zijn nog zo veel mooie plekken te bezoeken! Désirée en Leon 2015: Beste Saskia en Sylvia We hebben een ongelooflijk mooi verlof achter de rug. Prachtig weer, super omgeving. Hier kan je in een privé omgeving heerlijk relaxen. De foto's op de website zijn heel realistisch. Alles is zoals beschreven op de website. Super vriendelijk ontvangst door de eigenaars. Gelegen op (per wagen): 15 min van Città di Castello; 30 min van Umbertide; 60 min van Perugia. Deze vakantie is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Fam. Peiffer Beste Saskia en Sylvia, Il Rospo is een mooi eeuwenoud huis wat op een schitterende plek staat. Bovenop een heuvel uitkijkend over de omgeving. Een antieke inrichting, maar wel met afwas- en wasmachine. Zelfs WiFi, maar wel zeer beperkt, dus ideaal voor de rustzoekers. Een zeer groot zwembad wat regelmatig wordt schoongehouden door de aardige eigenaren. We werden door hen verrast met een zelfgebakken taart. Voldoende supermarkten in de omgeving, en ook mooie weinig bezochte steden, bijvoorbeeld Città di Castello. In het dorpje in de buurt was een week het jaarlijkse bierfeest met vooral veel muziek, wat ook erg leuk is, vooral omdat je de enige buitenlander bent. Het was zeer geslaagd! Groet, Marc Beste Saskia en Sylvia, Prachtig huis, adembenemend uitzicht bijna rondom. Hele rustige omgeving en vriendelijke beheerders. Heerlijk zwembad dat goed schoongehouden wordt. Groet, Michel 2015: Hi Saskia and Sylvia, Thank you so much for recommending Il Rospo, it was perfect. Wonderfully secluded, with amazing views, and the house itself was lovely, beautifully clean, tidy, well equipped and looked after. We enjoyed the big ground floor space which allowed us to chat while cooking together in the evenings. And we enjoyed figs and herbs from the garden, and meeting frogs, geckos, and a wide range of birds. We found some porcine quills while out walking on the hill above the house. The pool was beautiful. We enjoyed looking at the hills and once a double rainbow. It was an easy drive to and from Perugia, and we went on memorable day trips to Assisi, Montefalco and Gubbio. Thanks again for finding us just the right villa. We hope to return. Very best wishes, Helen and Ann

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Villa in Umbria (Various)
Deutsche Übersetzung des Feedbacks aus der vorherigen Villa in Umbria Website

2017: Liebe Saskia, wir hatten zwei wundervolle Wochen in Il Rospo – wir wollten gar nicht mehr weg! Die Lage war atemberaubend, mit wunderbarem Blick über das Tal. Von da aus konnten wir so viele schöne Orte in Umbrien und der Toskana besuchen. Um das Haus herum hatten wir viele verschiedene Flecken zum hinsetzen, lesen, relaxen und Umgebung genießen. Unnötig zu sagen, dass der Pool etwas Besonderes war und wir viele Stunden da verbrachten. Das Haus war super, nachdem wir uns an die Treppe gewöhnt hatten und auch für fünf Erwachsene komfortabel. Wir hoffen, dass wir bald wieder hinfahren können. Vielen Dank, dass du für uns so schöne Ferien arrangiert hast! Beste Grüße Alistair 2016: Hallo Saskia und Sylvia, wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in Il Rospo sehr genossen. Wir haben unser Herz an das Haus, den Pool und die herrliche Lage verloren. Eine hervorragende, freie Lage, trotzdem sind alle Läden usw. leicht zu erreichen. Das Haus hat eine authentische Sphäre und bietet doch allen Komfort! Wir haben die Früchte des Maulbeer- und Pflaumenbaumes genossen!. Giancarlo und Tullia sind besonders gastfreundlich und haben uns herzlich empfangen. Am Urlaubsende ist es uns schwergefallen von Il Rospo und Umbrien Abschied zu nehmen. Sicher kommen wir wieder, denn es gibt noch viel zu sehen. Désirée und Leon 2015: Hi Saskia und Sylvia, wir haben einen unglaublich schönen Urlaub verbracht. Herrliches Wetter, super Umgebung. Hier kann man in privater, geschützter Umgebung unglaublich gut relaxen. Die Fotos auf der Website sind absolut realistisch. Alles ist so, wie auf der Website beschrieben. Superfreundlicher Empfang durch die Besitzer. Entfernungen mit dem Auto: 15 min von Città di Castello; 30 min von Umbertide; 60 min von Perugia. Wir kommen sicher wieder. Fam. Pfeiffer

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

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