Arriving at the summit of this beautiful, private 280 acre estate, gives the impression of reaching the point closest to the sky in Umbria. Five stone farmhouses can be found in this beautiful countryside setting, immersed between fields and woods. Set in different areas on the estate, each one of these houses enjoys absolute privacy and a breathtaking view. The charming owners, an English-speaking couple, live in the one set at the highest point and are always available to assist guests during their stay. Here the 12m x 6m swimming pool, with its separate paddling pool, is situated about 50m from the house up a few steps, which further enhan...ces the dramatic and stunning scenery, and is surrounded by olive groves and trees.
The villa is in an excellent position for driving to lots of the most beautiful parts of Umbria and parts of Tuscany such as Siena and Cortona. Gubbio, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno are the closest and on the typical tourist route, but the small, delightful villages such as Montone, a charming medieval village boasting glimpses of breathtaking views, excellent restaurants and ‘trattorie’, and small shops selling olive oil and truffles.
Siena is just 1 hour 20 minutes drive and to reach Cortona, just 35 minutes drive, one crosses the border of Umbria and Tuscany along a road which runs through the beautiful countryside, passing village after village where it’s always a pleasure to stop in one of the many typical ‘trattorias".
Cataccio and its neighbor Calesa are very similar and can be rented by a larger group that love to holiday together in separate houses. These two houses are totally out of sight and sound of each other, though an easy twelve minute walk along lovely leafy lanes from one to the other. Cataccio's attraction of having a four bedded room makes it perfect for families with children, as this room is designed with them in mind.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
2 Twin beds (can be converted to a Double bed upon request), En-suite shower room
Double bed, En-suite shower room
4 Twin beds (for 4 children or teenagers), En suite bathroom with shower and tub
Double bed, En-suite shower room, French doors leading to external staircase down to the garden
Features & Amenities
Library with books and games
Professional fully-equipped kitchen:
Stainless steel counters
Al fresco dining
Children's paddling pool
Shared Astroturf tennis court
Playing field for football
Staff & Services
At Extra Cost - advance notice required:
Tennis coaching service
Tai Chi/Qi Gong lessons
Maximum 8-10 guests (6 adults + 4 children/teenagers or 8 adults)
Small pets permitted
Security deposit is to be paid upon arrival at the villa in cash
All services not included in rates are to be paid locally
All rentals from Saturday to Saturday
Check-in: Between 4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges)
Check-out: Before 9am
Rental vehicle recommended
3 km to restaurant
6 km to Preggio and grocery shop
12 km to golf course
15 km to:
20 km to Perugia
44 km to Perguia Airport (PEG)
47 km to Cortona
104 km to Siena
146 km to Florence
150 km to Florence Airport (FLR)
270 km to Rome (FCO)
Additional amenities include: games, ice maker, manager, espresso machine, children's pool, alfresco dining, shared tennis court.Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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