- SQM 400
Beautiful and incredibly spacious villa or country house on the Tuscany Umbria border, with 5 ensuite bedrooms and 20 hectares of land.
La Villa's thick old walls provide a naturally cool atmosphere in summer and protect against the cold in winter. La Villa has been turned into an agriturismo (farm holiday rental), with the big difference that here you can rent the whole 400 m2 house to enjoy your farm holiday in comfort and privacy.
The nicely curved ecological pool is a joy to swim in and provides views over the Umbrian hills you will never forget. The owners live in a small house on the premises in complete separate settings. Guests enjoy total privacy but the owners can help with anything from organizing cooking courses to bringing you fresh vegetables from their vegetable garden.
Children can play at La Villa until they drop. Apart from the pool (with whirlpool in one corner), La Villa has a volleyball field, bocce, soccer field and a few games for younger children.
This villa is situated 15 minutes drive from Citta di Castello and on 3 km from a 6 hole golf course with well equipped riding-school. The area is on the border between Umbria and Tuscany and from here within one hour one can visit most important and famous cities of North Umbria and South/Eastern Tuscany.
Inside La Villa
The ground floor has a huge entrance hall, with on the left a bar, attached to the kitchen behind. The whole right side of the villa's ground floor is taken up by the open arched dining area with beautiful old wooden table where you can all eat together, and the sitting area with TV. The kitchen opens to the garden where you can also dine. The bar side has a few ceramic tables outside also, making a colorful private terrace.
The 5 bedrooms each have TV and a spacious bathroom with fohn. The bedrooms are as follows:
Bedroom 1: queen size bed with bunk beds for 2
Bedroom 2: queen size bed with double sofa bed
Bedroom 3: queen size bed with bunk beds for 2
Bedroom 4: queen size bed with double sofa bed
Bedroom 5: queen size bed with single sofa bed
There also is an attic with extra 3 rooms. Since the ceiling is rather low, this is a solution for kids that like to sleep all together, leaving the rooms downstairs for parents only.
Outside La Villa
La Villa being a real farm, animals are part of life here. Leonardo the peacock lives in a tree opposite the house. He gets on very well with the cats and the four dogs. The sheep and chicken are kept away from the house, but they don't mind if you come looking for them, curious as they are.
One side of La Villa's garden consists of pine trees where a small sitting area has been constructed, providing a welcoming cool area in summer. The other side has the ecological pool and the best views one could wish for. Quiet green woody hills interlaced with the odd field. In one corner you can see Citta di Castello. The property is still in Umbria, but literally borders Tuscany.
The property is a jewel and often rented for marriages (which the owner is proud to have organized many times up to the finest detail).
The ecological pool of La Villa has wonderful views over the Upper Tiber Valley (Alta Valle del Tevere) and ample terraces. There is a lot of garden furniture and umbrellas. Moreover, the pool area has two toilets and both an inside and outside warm water shower. Lastly there is a small bar with big fridge where one can keep drinks and some snacks.
La Villa has a cool forest (pineto) with several tables in an area that can be lit at night. The rest of the 20 hectare are occupied by a big vegetable garden (for use of the guests), a vineyard for both red and white wine, fruit trees, an olive grove, chestnut trees, woods and some areas are cultivated.
The enthusiast owner is not only very good at organising your marriage in Umbria, she also organises the following activities (prices upon request, and some depend on the season):
- hiking tours with a guide who knows, apart from the route, also many details on the local flora and fauna. Don't want a guide? Patrizia will give you a detailed map and you can wonder off on your own as well. Prefer to go by bicycle? Also this can be arranged.
- cooking lessons directly at La Villa, learn how to prepare some basic Umbrian dishes
- chestnut events - help the chestnut yield and taste which wonderful applications they have in the Umbrian cuisine
- wine making - the agriturismo produces wine. Come to see how they do this.
- mushroom guided tour, starting at La Villa.
- truffle searching; the property has truffles and an experienced truffle hunter with his dog will take you around to show you how it all works.
- want to be picked up from the airport? A chauffeur driven minibus for up to 15 people will pick you up and bring you safely to La Villa.
These services and activities are not included in the price.
The owner can offer, upon request and against payment, breakfast (Eur 6,50 pp) and dinner (Eur 22 pp), light lunch (Eur 12 pp).
5 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Toilet
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 5 Double bed, 3 Studio couch, Bunk bed, Fan available
CookingChild's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
Heating/CoolingCentral heating, Fireplace
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
SanitaryBidet, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
Spa & GymPing-Pong-Table, Unheated Swimming pool
OutsideCharcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden, Private Playground
Payment instructions to book La Villa
Payment via bank transfer:
30% upon booking and the balance one month before arrival.
Banca Popolare di Cortona
Terontola (AR) - Italy
Villa in Umbria di Van der Bolt Saskia M.J.
Via Santi Bistarelli 6
06069 Tuoro sul Trasimeno (PG)
Credit card payments are accepted via PayPal.com for guests from outside the Eurozone.