Casa di Doris

Exquisite country villa for art and style lovers. Air conditioned

 

Sleeps 6

3 en-suite double bedrooms

4 bathrooms

Salt water swimming pool

Air Conditioning, Wi-Fi, Barbecue, 

 

up to 15% off on the remaining weeks, please enquiry!

 

Weekly rates

Low Season: 2200 Euros 

Mid season: 2800 Euros

High season: 3400 Euros

Peak season: 3800 Euros

 

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Information

 

Casa di Doris is an exquisite 3 bedroom country house in the outskirts of Todi, set in commanding location, just 9 miles from the historic centre of the town. The villa enjoys breathtaking country views of the Tiber river valley and hills.

Recently and totally restored, Casa di Doris offers contemporary comfort, combining the historical architecture with a modern design of the interiors and contemporary artworks.

The owner, a famed stylist, trend watcher, art, food and wine lover who has traveled the world, after the intense restoration has decided to share this paradise with other people looking for a non-conventional way to spend the holidays, away from traffic and urban routine, in touch with art and nature.

Casa di Doris is a peaceful countryside retreat, where guests can feel at home sipping coffee in the garden, enjoying a wine by the pool, listening to a delicious music, reading or cooking the local genuine food of the Region.

It is an unconventional form of tourism, respecting the environment, the landscape, the resources and the inhabitants of the territory. An invitation to discover their habits, traditions and customs slowly, without commitment to the clock. An opportunity to live the place, admire its beauty and heritage, and enjoy its typical food as a special time dedicated to well being. The famous dolce far niente.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY

Surrounded by olive groves (200 olive trees), with endless views of Umbria’s landscape, Casa di Doris has stone-built exteriors with pan-tiled roofs and traditional shuttered windows. Set over two levels, this property is the ideal destination for families or of friends travelling together.

Casa di Doris has a typical farmhouse design and is furnished in a contemporary fresh style with modern facilities, boasting wooden beamed ceilings throughout. It blends traditional and contemporary luxury, with neutral tones and colour touches, resin floors and modern minimalist furnishings.

All bedrooms ensuite, the entire villa is air conditioned, wifi coverage in the villa and the outdoors, large openings, mosquito screens in all windows and doors.

 

On the ground floor, the modern well-equipped open plan kitchen has a dining area with beautiful wooden table, this area leads into a spacious and bright living room, enriched by numerous artworks. On this floor we find the first bedroom, it features a king size bed and en suite bathroom with large shower; a direct access from the outside ensures total privacy. A service bathroom and a laundry room (washing and drying machine) complete the ground floor.

The upper level contains the spacious master suite composed of the bedroom (queen size bed), en suite bathroom (large shower) and a spacious study, with direct access to the back area of the garden. This floor is completed by the third double bedroom with en suite bathroom and independent access from the outside. Casa di Doris has been designed to have the master suite on the first floor accessible from the ground floor (and from the garden, through the study) and the other 2 bedrooms are just accessible from the garden without any opening to the interior of the villa, in order to ensure a complete privacy for couples and friends holidaying together.

The villa is not ideal for young children or babies, due to the internal flight of steps without a safe handrail (there is an handrail but it is quite essential, not ideal for young children) and the "ludic aspect" of the furniture and artworks contained in the villa; for these reasons we prefer to rent the villa to adults or children at least aged at least 12. Exceptions can be considered, depending on the age and number of the children, and other details that we'll be pleased to discuss together, please enquiry.

In the villa there is Apple TV, Netflix, SONOS sound system; there isn't a traditional Tv by choise. In any case, we hope that during the holiday you will mostly appreciate the view, have rest, re-discover the time to read a good book or chat with those you love.

 

 

GARDEN AND POOL

Outside, a veranda directly accessible from the kitchen, with an al fresco dining table and a barbecue, provide the perfect spots for guests to unwind and enjoy the enviable setting. Amazing sunsets can be admired from the front side of the villa.

A green lawn leads to the private pool, with plenty of sun loungers, an umbrella and the natural shade of the olive trees, ideal place to relax whilst gazing out over the vast scenery.

The salt water pool is 12 X 3,5 metres.

The manicured garden with a large variety of flowers and trees, is on different levels, with multiple lounging areas in the front and back sides of the property, including a scenic terrace with table and chairs.

The park is fenced, with private safe parking and electric gate at the entrance.

 

 

FACILITIES/AMENITIES

-  Air conditioning everywhere

-  WiFi internet connection inside and outside 

-  Apple TV

-  Netflix

-  SONOS sound system,

-  Bluetooth surround sound system 

-  DVD player 

-  Washing machine 

-  Drying machine 

-  Dishwasher 

-  Toaster 

-  Electric water heater 

-  Nespresso and coffee machine 

-  2 Ovens, a small one and a larger one

-  Gas stove (5 burners)

-  Iron 

-  Ironing board 

-  Hairdryers 

-  Barbecue 

-  Mosquito screens (all the windows and French doors) 

-  Salted water pool (12x3,5 meters, 1.6 meters deep) 

-  Outdoor shower 

-  Sunloungers (4) and deckchairs with footrests (2) 

-  Umbrella

-  Underfloor heating 

 

 

LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY

Casa di Doris is short drive (15 minutes drive) from all amenities In the hilltop town of Todi. Todi is one of the most enchanting historic towns of Umbria and offers all facilities for food, shopping, art and culture. The nearest bar is in Pontecuti, 5 minutes drive. In Ponte Rio (10/15 minutes drive) there is a large supermarket and the motorway, with easy connections to the rest of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.

 

Casa Doris is immersed in the hilly tranquil countryside, short drive to some of the most famous and beautiful cities of Umbria and nearby Turcany region, thanks to a network of country paved roads and the highway.

Florence is 2 hours 30 minutes drive, Rome is just 1 hour and 30 minutes drive, connected by highway; Perugia and Orvieto are around 40 minutes drive, Spoleto and Assisi around 50 minutes drive.

4 kms of unpaved country road leads to Casa Doris, passing through the countryside and a small beautiful oak wood. The road can be done with all kinds of cars and this enchanting drive to the villa prepares you to leave the stress and troubles behind, immersing yourself in the tranquil and peaceful scenery of the house.

 

Umbria delights its guests with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Local truffles, olive oil, asparagus, funghi porcini, and famous Sagrantino wine, will ensure food lovers will be in for a treat when visiting one of the region’s many excellent restaurants.  

  

 

WHAT TO DO DURING THE STAY...

ART, GASTRONOMY, TOURS, NATURE, SPORT, CULTURE, RELAX

  • International artistic festivals and local food festivals
  • in-house chef, on demand
  • Antique markets (the best ones are in Pissignano and Arezzo)
  • Wine Tours in the vineyards and cellars
  • Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes in the surrounding forests - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing etc.)
  • Bike tours followed by pic-nic lunches prepared by a local chef
  • horse riding
  • farm-to-table tours
  • Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
  • Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
  • Hot baloon tours
  • Cooking Classes and demonstrations in the villa or in other locations
  • Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats);
  • Winter fun (snow rackets trekking/cross country skiing) in the mountains
  • SPA (at easy driving distance from the villa)
  • Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
  • Especially suitable for children (pizza making, riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, educational farm, outdoor adventure park and more).

  

 

RENTAL RATE - minimum stay 1 week 

Includes 

 Welcome pack and toiletries  • Linens and bathrooms change once per week • Utilities (except for heating) • Air conditioning  • internet wifi.

 

Does not include 

• Heating, if used, payable locally  final cleanings (200 euros)   extra services on request (like cooking service extra change of linens and towels, extra cleanings)

 

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