Villa Daniela

Very pretty and quiet 7 Bedroom villa on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. Can be rented in low seasons as a 3 or 4 bedroom at reduced prices.

Umbria Villa 14

With a commanding panoramic view over the tranquil rolling countryside, Villa Daniela has a truly special quality about it. Only a stone's throw from the Tuscan border, it peers down over the famous Tuscan landscape from its perch on the top of a hill, offering luxury in an exceptional setting. It comprises a large stone farmhouse (main villa) and its annex (guest house) just 40 metres away. Each house has its own driveway and parking area.

The swimming pool is situated on a raised terrace next to the villa, enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. A pretty pergola alongside it offers welcome shade in the heat, as well as a table so you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun setting over the dramatic scenery. A shared hard tennis court located in an exclusive club nearby can be used by our guests, only 3 minutes away by car, or 7 minutes on foot along a pretty path. Set in a large garden, the main villa has an attractive pergola entwined in climbing roses, shading a large dining table which can comfortably accommodate 14 people. With stunning views and a superbly peaceful location, it makes for a very inviting place to dine. There is also a well-equipped BBQ, and several comfortable sun-loungers dotted about the garden to allow you to unwind and soak up the delightful atmosphere. A well-equipped kitchen with an American-style fridge leads out onto the pergola, making it convenient to eat outside.

Large picture windows in the living areas of both houses maximise the enjoyment of the rolling Umbrian hills, the owners having taken their inspiration from the spectacular vistas all around, and the regular dramatic sunsets on offer. They have carefully restored both properties to the same high standard, with attractive décor throughout and using prestigious materials: antique doors, 18th Century oak-beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces and old terracotta floors. The property has been tastefully yet comfortably furnished with some beautiful antiques and quality furnishings.

This villa is perfect for two families sharing a holiday together, whilst allowing each a good level of privacy.
The smaller house also has a pergola with a table suitable for 6, perfect for an al fresco breakfast.
The owners have really enhanced what it has to offer, located as it is in an enchanting and unspoilt part of Umbria. You can happily amble along the country lane to a recommended restaurant (Calagrana) offering reasonably-priced delicious meals, typical of the local region.

Here, in the area of Cortona - Umbertide, you can experience the best of many worlds – fascinating medieval towns, delightful restaurants and trattorias, golf, wine tasting and leisurely walks. Its strategic geographical position allows you to visit many places of artistic and architectural interest such as Cortona, Siena and Gubbio, as well as the beautiful Lake Trasimeno.

During the low season, it is possible to rent either the main villa or the annex separately, the other remaining closed during your stay, allowing you perfect privacy and peace. This villa is a highly recommended property, offering value for money as well as a uniquely tranquil setting, conducive to total relaxation.

7 Bedrooms(5 doubles, 2 twins)/7 Bathrooms   386 m2/4155 sq. ft.

  • • swimming pool (6,5x12mts)
  • • private tennis court to share 2 km approx.
  • • both the houses are equipped with:
  • • satellite TV
  • • safe
  • • wireless internet connection
  • • washing machine and dishwasher  
  • • telephone
  • • DVD player
  • • mosquito nets/window screens
  • • BBQ
  • • radio/ stereo/ CD player
  • • fridge with ice making machine in the guest house
  • • fax machine in the main villa
  • • Ipod dock station
  • • tennis equipment (rackets and balls)
  • • 2 Nespresso machines 
  • • microwave

Main villa sleeps 8 
sqm 220
ground floor
large character-full double living room with fireplace, two sitting areas and dining area with a large with view of the garden.
Fully equipped kitchen with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, with fireplace, direct access to the garden, 1 twin bedroom (convertible into double), 1 bathroom with shower.
first floor
access via both external and internal staircases.
Hall with antique decorative fireplace (non commissioned), 1 master bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub (and hand held shower), with a view of the valley, 1 double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub (and hand held shower) and double basin, 1 double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower.

Outdoor 
large gazebo with table seating up to 14 people and a BBQ.

Guest house sleeps 6 
sqm 166
ground floor
living/dining room with fireplace and large panoramic window.
Large kitchen/breakfast room with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, with fireplace. Master bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), 1 bathroom with bathtub (and hand held shower).
first floor
1 twin bedroom (bed size 90cmx200cm, 36x79inch) with direct access to the pool area, 1 bathroom with shower.
upper floor
1 double bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), (convertible into a twin bedroom), 1 bathroom with shower.

Outdoor 
gazebo with table for 6.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Umbria
Capacity
14
Special Selection
  • Best Value Property
Features
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

Large character-full double living room with fireplace, two sitting areas and dining area with a large with view of the garden. Fully equipped kitchen with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, with fireplace, direct access to the garden, 1 twin bedroom (convertible into double), 1 bathroom with shower.

Notes 
Gravel road 3km/2miles in good working condition. During low season, the 2 villas can be rented separately. At time of booking, we can guarantee your sole occupancy of the site for the duration of your stay. The tennis court is located in the neighbourhood and it is available for guests’ use, subject to availability, during the week it is open from 8.30am - 7pm, closed on Sunday.

Staff

Maid service and cook on request

Exclusions

Refundable security deposit of 2000 Euro

Distances

grocery shops 3km/2miles (Spedalicchio), supermarket 11km/7miles (Umbertide), restaurant at walking distance (about 500mtres), other restaurants 4km/2,5miles, wine tasting courses 4km/2,5miles, nearest golf course 22km/13miles. Umbertide 9km/6miles, Cortona 29km/18miles, Gubbio 33km/20miles, Perugia 48km/30miles, Lake Trasimeno 34km/21miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Pisa 220km/136miles, Rome City 240km/150miles, Siena 105km/65miles.

Deposit

35% of rental

Availability

Most of year

Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2017 Prices for up to 8 Guests

May 27 - Jun 24 $8,640 Weekly

Jun 24 - Sep 02 $9,936 Weekly

Sep 02 - Sep 16 $7,668 Weekly

Other Periods For Up To 8 Guests

- $5,152 Weekly

2017 Prices for 9-14 Guests

May 27 - Jun 24 $8,640 Weekly

Jun 24 - Sep 02 $9,936 Weekly

Sep 02 - Sep 16 $7,668 Weekly

Other Periods for 9-14 Guests

- $6,272

20% off last 2 weeks in May & first week in June!

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Reviews

POSTED BY: TomDATE: Mon October 20, 2014TOWN | COUNTRY: Germany opinion excellent

The location of the villa was just great for our production. Even if the weather was kind of tricky (mornings full of fogg) we did manage to shoot all what was planed.
Also the sweet catering was very nice. She did a great job.
For our next time we just have to talk about the heater system ;-)
We didn`t expect this cold but it worked out well in the end.

Thank you very very much for your support during our stay. You did an excelent job and me and my team where very happy to have you.
Looking forward for the coming projects in autumn and hope to get back to your sweet portal as soon as possible.
 

POSTED BY: SeanDATE: Wed September 24, 2014TOWN | COUNTRY: New york-USA opinion excellent

I'm happy to give my feedback, which is mostly positive. 

The villa is a beautiful, gracious home. It has been beautifully renovated, designed and landscaped, and was a perfect place for three couples to stay. 

I particularly want to commend and thank Chiara, who was available to me at all times for many small problems, and who was always quick to offer a solution. She really made the trip more pleasant. 

We were very happy with the cook (Giuseppina) who we hired on two occasions, and with the driver who had been recommended to us by Villas of Distinction. Leonardo was another real jewel, and he should be mentioned to other guests in need of a driver. 

I am back in New York now, but part of me is still sitting on the patio, looking at the beautiful, peaceful view.
Thank you.

POSTED BY: JonDATE: Thu May 08, 2014TOWN | COUNTRY: U.S.A. opinion excellent

A terrific stay in a beautiful setting. The villa includes a 4-bedroom main house and 3-bedroom guest house, both of which are beautiful and well-equipped. The grounds are lovely and expansive, with terrific views from the side of the mountain. We played tennis twice on the nearby court (just up the mountain), and visited nearby towns and cities all within less than an hour's drive (Gubbio in particular was amazing). The owners, who speak very little English, live about an hour away. Our only word of caution concerns heating -- which is charged separately and is quite expensive (for us, it was 360 euros for 1 week in April). We highly recommend this property.

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