Luxury country home with pool

A stylish, spacious villa in private location with stunning views

 

Sleeps: 9+2

Villa: 4 bedrooms

Guest house: 1 bedroom

Total bathrooms: 6

Private garden with swimming pool

Mosquito screens

WiFi Internet and satellite TV

A/C in 2 bedrooms facing South

 

Weekly rates

8+1 guests (villa): from 2,700 € to 3,900 €

10+1 guests (villa + guest house): from 2,700 € to 4,300 €

 

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Perched between the sky and the green Umbrian countryside, Villa Martana with its infinity-pool, boasts a spectacular position overlooking the valley and the Medieval centre of Todi which, with its bell towers and domed churches, stands out on the landscape between the farmhouse itself and the horizon.

One of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, even described as one of the most liveable towns in the world, Todi is perched high up in the hills with spectacular views in every direction.

 

The Villa has a secluded location but is only 3 minutes drive from the nearest village of Grutti (30 minutes walking distance) with a good restaurant and basic shops.

The landscape, that guests can admire from the garden of the Villa, dining alfresco or having an aperitif at sunset, looks like a XV century painting and is a combination of pristine nature and the patient works of mankind who, over two thousand years, has laid the roads that have been in use since Roman times, cultivated the fields, the olive groves and the vineyards, and has constructed a series of hilltop villages.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA

The property is dated back from 17th century and was tastefully restored a few years ago by the owners that are achitects and have a real passion for fine arts. Some of the works of art of their collection are inside the villa.

The property is comprised of a main large farmhouse on 3 levels and a nearby dependance converted in private apartment that can accomodate 2 guests. The villa is air conditioned.

The ground floor features a spacious and bright living room with fire place, with large french doors and direct access to the garden, this is the vibrant heart of the house. 

Unlike most of the farmhouses in Umbria and Tuscany, which have many walls and corridors, here the architect has designed an open and fluid space between the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. This floor has a service bathroom and each room has direct access to the scenic veranda overlooking Todi and the garden with pool.

From the ground floor, through a staircase, is possible to reach the lower level that has a direct access to the pool area of the garden. On this level there is a gym and a service bathroom.

The sleeping area is on the first floor. It is composed of two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

(bathtub with shower head), a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with shared bathroom (shower). One of the double bedrooms, the red one, has a sofa that can be converted in single bed or a normal single bed can be added, on request, to accommodate up to 11 guests, 12 with a child on the sofa bed.

The master bedroom has a very large king size bed (220 centimetres width) and the red bedroom has a large bed 180 centimetres with; the other beds are 160 centimetres width, the normal size in Europe for a large bed comfortably accommodating 2 people.

Connected to the main house through a porch, there is the lovely GUEST HOUSE composed of a living room with fireplace, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The outside private pergola, with black smelling grapes, is the perfect place to relax, read a book or have a meal. The guest house can be rented at an extra cost.

 

3 bedrooms, facing South, are air conditioned, fans available in the rest of the villa that, having thick stone walls, is well insulated and, being on a hilly breezy location, has a comfortable temperature even in the hottest moments of the day.

 

Sleeps: 11 (the villa can accomodate up to 9 guests and the guest house 2 guests)

Bedrooms: 5 (4 in the villa, 1 in the dependance)

Bathrooms: 6 (2 ensuite with bathtub and shower head, 2 with shower, 2 service bathrooms)

 

GARDEN AND POOL

The large garden have multiple sitting/lounging areas to enjoy dining alfresco or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets. Particular care has been taken in the creation of the outdoor spaces: the farmhouse is surrounded by a large land of 3 hectares. Starting from the entrance gate, a beautiful drive bordered by hedges leads up to the residence. Secular oaks, olive trees, flowers and numerous lavender bushes encompass the well-kept lawn and garden surrounding the residence, extending all the way to the panoramic pool, which is set in a discreet location next to the farmhouse, overlooking the valley.

The country house has many sitting/lounging area, the best one is the veranda overlooking Todi, equipped with wrought iron armchairs and tables, heart of the whole house, ideal meeting place for our guests.

The swimming pool with infinity edge has a surface of 180 sqm, with a dept from 50 centimetres to 1,50 metres and a Jacuzzi area.

From the swimming pool the view is gorgeous, guests have lounges to sunbath, chairs and tables to enjoy that area of the garden.

 

Amenities:

- wifi internet connection

- Partially Air conditioned (the bedrooms facing South), A/C will be metered and is payable locally

- fans provided on request

- 1 Satellite TV (library room on ground floor)

- DVD player, CD player

- washing machine

- dishwasher

- toaster

- kettle

- American coffe machine

- Italian coffe machine (moka)

- electric/microwave oven

- iron

- ironing board

- hairdryer

- barbecue

- mosquito screens in the bedrooms of the sleeping area (those with 2 windows have mosquito screens in one of the window). There aren't mosquito screens in the french doors on the ground floor.

- Soccer table

- Gym: weight machine, tapis roulant, step, wheights

 

NOTES:

PETS PERMITTED on request, at an extra cost of 50 euros for extra cleanings, payable locally. We preferably accept small well behaved dogs.

 

RENTAL RATE

Reductions offered for reservations longer than 1 week or in the non-peak season, from October to April.

Includes:

• Welcome pack and toiletries • Linen change once per week on Saturday (extra changes available on request for an additional charge) • Utilities (except for heating) • internet wifi • light mid-week cleanings.

Does not include:

• Heating, if used, is payable locally • Air conditioning in the bedrooms will be metered  final cleanings 150 euros for the villa, 200 euros villa + guest house

 

 

LOCATION

This is one of Umbria’s most beautiful areas, just 10 kilometres from Todi’s historical town and about a half an hour from the region’s most important historical towns, such as Perugia (45 km), Orvieto (50 km), Assisi (45 km) and Spoleto (35 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 the nearest train station.

A nearby medieval village 3 minutes driving distance offers basic shops: minimarkets, butcher, bakery, pharmacy and groceries, for guests' convenience. In the village there is an excellent restaurant, the best of the entire area. If you are planning your vacation in August you'll be delighted to attend a local festival, it is a vibrant event that brings the village back to the past, offering glimpses of Medieval life. There is a closer village, even smaller, with a pizzeria.

TODI, 10 kms away

Reached by a scenic  road, this ancient city is an unexpected delight. 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.

 

 

DISTANCES:

Nearest village, Grutti: 2,5 kms away, (30 minutes walking distance, 3 minutes drive) with basic shops, butcher, bakery, minimarkets, a good restaurant, bar

Todi: around 10 kms away, is the largest and most important town of the area, with all facilities for shopping, food, art and culture

Deruta: 25 kms

Spoleto: 35 kms

Assisi: 45 kms

Trasimeno Lake: 60 kms

Perugia: 45 kms

Orvieto: 50 kms

Roma: 140 kms

Florence: 190 Kms

Siena: 140 kms

 

Nearest Airport is Perugia Airport: 47 kms

Largest Airport is Rome Airport: 145 kms

Nearest train station: Todi Ponterio 15 kms

Free Motorway: 9 kms

Higway A1: 50 kms

 

 

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 (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 etc.)
  • Bike tours followed by pic-nic lunches prepared by a local chef
  • Horse riding (horseback school at easy distance from the villa)
  • 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).

 

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