Air conditioning (first floor)
Peak season (July/August): Euro 4500
High season (June & Sep): Euro 3900
Mid-season (May, Xmas & Easter): Euro 3200
Low season (rest of the year): Euro 3000
A CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE THAT SLEEPS 10 IN COMFORT AND STYLE
This casale is your home away from home, a place to experience the authentic pleasures of Italy. It is set amidst olive groves and vineyards, and was once the site of a 12th century village called Villanova.
The garden itself is graced with remnants of medieval walls and the remains of a tower where roses and clematis grow. The ancient stones and low walls still lying in the garden of the farmhouse, create hidden corners and fascinating open-air rooms.
Casale in Località Torregentile in Todi, stands out for its architectural integrity, relaxed style and exquisite views. The garden and pool area boast unsurpassable views of Todi, one of Umbria's premier hill towns, just 15 minutes driving distance. One view is framed by a pair of giant oaks in the garden; poolside the vista is open and it is truly breathtaking.
"In the evening we used to sit outside near the pool and watch as the children chased fireflies" wrote a past guest, recommending this lovely country house to anyone looking for an authentic experience in a quiet and beautiful setting.
The house was lovingly restored and furnished by its current owners and the work was overseen by a prominent Italian architect. Domenico Minchilli's work is featured in Architectural Digest and the book "Restoring A Home in Italy." Torregentile also got rave reviews as one of the architect's best works in a well known American design blog called "Willow Decor".
GARDEN AND POOL
The beauty of the villa owes much to the gardens and views. Old stone walls, dating to the 12th century, create rooms in the garden. The landscaped pool area is safely enclosed by chestnut beam fencing and thick hedging.
There is plenty of natural shade, chaise lounges and deck chairs. There are several marble tables - for dining al fresco - and a kitchen herb garden. It is all about the pleasures of fine food and wine: meals can be savoured under the kitchen pergola draped with flowering vines. The barbecue is a raised stone grill; there is a ready supply of locally supplied logs.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE
The house is decorated with English and French antiques and Oriental rugs; the emphasis is on traditional style and comfort with contemporary accents. The terracotta floors and wood-beamed ceilings throughout use traditional Umbrian materials. The spacious kitchen on the ground floor is a focal point: a raised fireplace is cosy on a cold evening. A treasured housekeeper will always put a smile on our guests' face. She is happy to cook delicious country meals (and babysit) for guests, upon request.
The villa can comfortably sleep ten. (We have a cot and a high chair.) The layout is uncomplicated and flexible. It is perfect for two families to share, as well as ideal for a honeymoon or a couple on a romantic interlude.
On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with fireplace and dining table, the kitchen, a service bathroom, a second living room with fireplace where sofas can become 2 extra single beds, on request, so that the house could accommodate up to 12 if necessary. The groud floor is completed by a double bedroom (queen size bed) with en suite bathroom (shower). Fans are provided in the cooler bedrooms of the ground floor, on request. Thick stone walls keep the heat outside on the lower floor of the house.
The sleeping area on the first floor consists in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms of the first floor are air conditioned (150 euros/week the extra cost for air conditioning, if needed):
2 double bedrooms (double beds) and a twin bedroom that accesses to a covered terrace with table and chairs, 1 shared bathroom with shower and bathtub. A spacious master bedroom (queen size bed) with fireplace and en suite bathrom (shower), this elegant bedroom has a direct access to 2 terraces, a private one, with table and chairs, and the scenic covered terrace that is shared with the twin bedroom. Master bedroom and twin bedroom could become a family suite.
Pets permitted on request, smoking allowed just outside. About 200 meters of unpaved road in good conditions. The property is in a quiet area with a few country houses in the surroundings. The garden is not fenced, however Torregentile garden has privacy and the entire area is safe and tranquil.
- Air conditioning in the 4 bedrooms of the first floor (200 euros/week flat cost)
- Swimming pool (4x11 meters, 1.5 meters deep), the pool area is fenced and safe for children
- WiFi internet connection
- iPod station
- DVD player
- Washing machine
- Electric water heater
- Coffee machine
- Microwave oven
- Ironing board
- Mosquito screens
- Sunloungers, outside dining tables and chairs
- Cot and high chair
This is one of Umbria’s most beautiful areas, just a few kilometres from Todi’s historical town and about a half an hour/45 minutes from the region’s most important historical towns, such as Perugia (30 km), Orvieto (34 km), Assisi (40 km) and Spoleto (40 km). Trasmeno and Bolsena Lakes at easy driving distance. The E45 free motorway and A1 highway, connects all the most important Umbrian cities and allow guests to easily reach Roma and Firenze (1 hour 30 minutes). The railway station of Todi is connected with the line of Trenitalia.
From our town, Todi, you can visit the hilltowns of Umbria to enjoy great wine, food, shopping, art and nature!
Horseback riding, tennis and cycling available. Enjoy spectacular views from every town.
Todi boasts one of Italy's most magificent medieval squares.
Want to learn Italian? Todi has a language school where you can study
Many Umbrian hilltowns are equidisant from Todi. Each has a unique appeal.
Some highlights: Perugia for the Jazz Festival; Spoleto for The Festival of Two Worlds with open air concerts and dance; Deruta for ceramics; Montefalco for linens and wine tours; Todi for its own festival, art, food and music.
Todi, 9 kms away
One of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, Todi, is perched high up in the mountains with spectacular views in every direction. Reached by a scenic road, this ancient city is an unexpected delight. Described as one of the 'most liveable towns in the world', Todi has retained much of the original features and charming character of the town's diverse historical periods in the face of passing time. With a rich history that dates back to around 1300 BC, Todi was settled by the Umbri, an ancient pre-Etruscan people who gave it the name Tudere.
In Todi there are supermarkets, shops, cafè, restaurants, banks, Chemist and Tennis Courts. Horse riding 4 kms; Golf Club 45 kms.
WHAT TO DO DURING THE STAY...
ART, GASTRONOMY, TOURS, NATURE, SPORT, CULTURE, RELAX
International Art festivals
in-house chef, on demand
Antique markets (Todi and Pissignano)
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 et.)
Bike tours followed by pic-nic lunches prepared by a local chef
horse riding in a Horse School at easy distance from the villa
Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
Cooking Classes in the villa
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, Truffle hunting with dogs, Riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, Farm visits, outdoor adventure park and more)
Notes on rates:
- SERVICES INCLUDED:
Weekly linen service (bath towels, pool towels, bed linens), cooking gas, electricity, water, internet WIFI, regular maintenance of the garden and swimming pool. Cleaning each Saturday for reservations of 2,3 or 4 weeks. Toiletries and Welcome Pack on arrival.
- EXTRA COSTS payable locally: Final cleanings 200 euros/reservation; Air conditiong 200 euros/week; Heating is metered.
- LENGHT OF STAY, CHANGEOVER DAY:
We prefer to rent on a weekly basis in the high/peak season, with Saturday as changeover day. However, in some cases, we can make exceptions, please enquiry.
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