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La Palazzina, restored farmhouse with private pool and spectacular views

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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The house sits near the top of a hill in secluded private grounds of approximately one acre. The house is believed to date from about 1600 and is built with thick stone walls , helping to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. We have worked to keep the history of the house whilst making it comfortable for modern visitors. There are four bedrooms, all on the first floor, with two bathrooms. The ground floor rooms lead out onto one of the three terraces which surround the house, the largest of which is outside the kitchen where there is a large wooden table seating eight people comfortably. The pool, with salt purification, is set above the house and is reached by two wide sets of stone steps, one from the kitchen terrace and one from the front of the house. Surrounding the pool th...The house sits near the top of a hill in secluded private grounds of approximately one acre. The house is believed to date from about 1600 and is built with thick stone walls , helping to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. We have worked to keep the history of the house whilst making it comfortable for modern visitors. There are four bedrooms, all on the first floor, with two bathrooms. The ground floor rooms lead out onto one of the three terraces which surround the house, the largest of which is outside the kitchen where there is a large wooden table seating eight people comfortably. The pool, with salt purification, is set above the house and is reached by two wide sets of stone steps, one from the kitchen terrace and one from the front of the house. Surrounding the pool there is a wide terrace for sunbathing, with a stone pergola at one end giving shade above a table and chairs for poolside lunches. The house is surrounded by wide lawns, interspersed with vines and olive trees, with a larger group of trees to the south of the house providing shade on hot summer days and where we have put a hammock between two of the trees. At the very top of the garden ,above the swimming pool, is an area with a swing seat which is perfect for a drink whilst watching the sun set across the valley and enjoying the spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. There is a barn, close to the house, which has a wide covered area with comfortable chairs for reading one of the many books in the house or playing board games. The barn itself contains a games room with table tennis, table football and assorted games. More
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About the Owner
Victoria H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
The house is completely private, but is looked after for us by an English couple who live in a nearby valley. They visit twice a week to maintain the pool and check on the laundry, and on these visits will be able to answer any questions about the area or suggest things to do. They will also be available to deal with any emergencies, and will leave the keys out for your arrival. In the house there are also details about the local area and a selection of guide books.
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

A beautiful house with stunning views. The house has a very cosy feel, and plenty of space for relaxing and dining both inside and outside. You are located up in the mountains, so have near silence throughout the whole of your stay, but are also...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank 165antoninas
victoria17, VR Owner at La Palazzina, restored farmhouse with private pool and spectacular views, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the tranquility of the hills.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

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Date of stay: September 2017
victoria17, VR Owner at La Palazzina, restored farmhouse with private pool and spectacular views, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

Stunning views from the house. The house itself has that warm cosy farmhouse feel. Plenty of rooms downstairs to relax in and lots of airy bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen is a delight. It's higgledy piggledy charm is the perfect anecdote to today's soulless modern kitchens....More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank alisonlb123
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place and a very helpful host. Large rooms, solitary location, nice pool and view. Our stay was a pleasure in every way.

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Jdoddle
victoria17, VR Owner at La Palazzina, restored farmhouse with private pool and spectacular views, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Delighted that you enjoyed the house and your stay.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
victoria17, VR Owner at La Palazzina, restored farmhouse with private pool and spectacular views, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Umbertide is a thriving centre with two weekly markets with local farmers selling seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as truffles, fish, cheeses and salamis. There are many small cafes for coffees and people watching. Concerts are frequently held in the evenings in the main piazza or the cloisters of a local church,and each autumn there is a festival celebrating Umbertides history. In the valley below the house there is an excellent vineyard which from which you can buy wine , and with an excellent restaurant next door which also organises wine and olive oil tastings. Within a 20 minute drive there is horse riding and the 18 hole Antognolla golf course, or slightly further,is Lake Trasimeno where ferries visit the two islands.
How to get there
The closest airport is Perugia, using Ryan Air. It is a 30 minute drive away from the house. Ancona and Florence are both 1 hour away and served by several airlines.Rome and Bologna are also usable, with a very easy two hour drive. Umbertide is linked to Perugia by a small private railway line, with trains approximately 1 every hour. If you arrive this way , there is an English speaking taxi service which can drive you up to the house.
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