Villa Daniela

Very beautifully done 7 Bedroom villa on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. Very peaceful atmosphere. Can be rented in low seasons for 3 or 4 bedroom at reduced prices. One of our favorites

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. 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 Villa Daniela 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 double fridge leads out onto the pergola, making it convenient to eat outside. Large picture windows in the living areas of both houses maximize 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.

Both structures have been restored 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 lovely hands-on owners have really enhanced what Villa Daniela has to offer, located as it is in an enchanting and unspoiled part of Umbria. You can happily amble along the country lane to a recommended restaurant (Calagrana) offering reasonablypriced delicious meals, typical of the local region. Here, in the area of Cortona - Umbertide, you can experience some of the most 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. Villa Daniela 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.
  • • table tennis, playstation
  • • both the houses are equipped with:
  • • satellite TV
  • • safe
  • • wireless internet connection
  • • washing machine and dishwasher
  • • telephone
  • • DVD player
  • • mosquito nets/window screens
  • • BBQ
  • • hammock
  • • radio/ stereo/ CD player
  • • fridge with ice making machine in both houses • fax machine in the main villa
  • • Ipod dock station
  • • Bose Sound System in the main villa
  • • tennis equipment (4 rackets and balls)
  • • American coffee machine
  • • 2 Nespresso machines
  • • microwave 
  • • private country setting yet close to town for basic supplies and restaurants
  • • convenient location for touring both Tuscany and Umbria
  • • beautifully landscaped gardens with pergolas and terraces for relaxing and dining al fresco • separate houses offer flexibility for larger groups or families
  • • privacy of separate houses
  • • tennis court access
  • • internet connection in both villas
  • • attractive decoration and furnishings throughout 

Main villa sleeps 8 

  • sqm 220
  • Ground Floor: large character-full double living room with fireplace with two sitting areas, TV, dining area with a large with view of the garden. Fully equipped kitchen with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, direct access to the garden. bedroom 1: twin bedroom, beds 90cmx200cm/36x79inch (convertible into double on request), 1 bathroom with shower.
  • First Floor: access via both external and internal staircases. Hall with antique decorative fireplace (non working) leading to: bedroom 2: master bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with ensuite bathroom with shower with a view of the valley. bedroom 3: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with ensuite bathroom with shower and double basin. bedroom 4: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with ensuite bathroom with shower with panoramic view.


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 with fireplace (non-working) and a full range of modern appliances. bedroom 5: master bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), 1 bathroom with shower.
  • First Floor - bedroom 6: twin bedroom (bed size 90cmx200cm, 36x79inch, convertible into a double) with direct access to the pool area, 1 bathroom with shower. upper floor bedroom 7: double bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75


Outdoor 
gazebo with table for 6.

Property Type
Villa
Region
Umbria
Capacity
14
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Features
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

Large character-full double living room with fireplace with two sitting areas, TV, dining area with a large with view of the garden.
Fully equipped kitchen with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, direct access to the garden.
bedroom 1: twin bedroom, beds 100cmx200cm/39x79inch (convertible into double on request), 1 bathroom with shower.

First Floor

Access via both external and internal staircases. | Hall with antique decorative fireplace (non working) leading to: bedroom 2: master bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower with a view of the valley. | bedroom 3: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower and double basin. | bedroom 4: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower with panoramic view.

Annex/Guest House

Sleeps 6 (sqm 166) | GROUND FLOOR: living/dining room with fireplace and large panoramic window. Large kitchen with fireplace (non working) and a full range of modern appliances. | bedroom 5: master bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch), 1 bathroom with shower. | FIRST FLOOR: bedroom 6: twin bedroom (beds size 90cmx200cm, 36x79inch, convertible into a double) with direct access to the pool area, 1 bathroom with shower. UPPER FLOOR: bedroom 7: double bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), (convertible into a twin bedroom), 1 bathroom with shower. | OUTDOOR: Gazebo with table that seats 6

Exterior

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

Staff

Maid service and cook on request

Exclusions

Refundable security deposit of 2370 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. | Airports: Perugia 40km/24miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Rome 270km/ 167miles. | Trains: Perugia 48km/30miles, Umbertide 11km/7miles.

Recommended Local Restaurants

Within walking distance

Ristorante Calagrana-Loc. Spedalicchio, 277  Tel +39 075 941 0865  www.calagrana.com/it/ristorante.asp  A local agriturismo with a great little restaurant. Here a well trained chef prepares local specialtiies, and quite well. Very reasonably priced.

Within a 5 minute drive

Ristorante Simone Corsetti ai Girasoli di Sant'Andrea-Loc. Molino Vitelli, snc, 06019, Umbertide, Italy  Tel +39 075 941 0798   www.ristorantegirasoli.it  Very well regarded restaurant. There is also good quality wine and olive oil produced here. You can also reserve a vineyard, wine and olive oil tasting. The owners of the restaurant are lovely people and their food well worth trying. One of the best restaurants in the area. Moderate prices.

Within a 15 minute drive

Ristorante Locanda Di Nonna Gelsa-Via Caduti di Penetola, 31 | Niccone, 06019  Tel +39 075 9410699 www.locandadinonnagelsa.com/ita/  Nice local place. Good regional food at reasonable prices.

C'era una volta-Via Martiri Dei Lager 2, 06019, Umbertide   Tel +39 075 941 2641  www.facebook.com/Ristorante-Cera-Una-Volta-Umbertide-1402914159926852/  Very nice, reasonably priced local food with a creative twist.

Within 20 minutes of the villa

Locanda del Molino-LOCALITÀ MONTANARE 8/9/10, 52044 MONTANAR  Tel +390575614016  www.locandadelmolino.com  This rustic yet charming and upscale restaurant occupies an old family mill. In the kitchen, the female chef creates traditional specialities such as fried rabbit and nettle with ricotta cheese gnudi (ravioli filling without the pasta) in a fresh tomato sauce. Moderate prices.

Deposit

35% of rental

Availability

Most of year

Fine Print

pets allowed (please notify on booking). Gravel road 3km/2miles in good working condition. 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).

Rates

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

2018 Prices for up to 8 Guests

Jan 06 - May 26 $5,450 Weekly

May 26 - Jun 23 $9,478 Weekly

Jun 23 - Sep 01 $10,899 Weekly

Sep 01 - Sep 29 $8,411 Weekly

Sep 29 - Dec 22 $5,450 Weekly

Christmas and Easter 2018 For Up To 8 Guests

- $5,550 Weekly

2018 for 9-14 Guests

Jan 06 - May 26 $6,636 Weekly

May 26 - Jun 23 $9,478 Weekly

Jun 23 - Sep 01 $10,899 Weekly

Sep 01 - Sep 29 $8,411 Weekly

Sep 29 - Dec 22 $6,634 Weekly

Easter & Christmas 2018 for 9-14 Guests

- $6,634 Weekly

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Reviews

POSTED BY: William

DATE: Mon October 10, 2016

TOWN | COUNTRY: U.S.A. 

opinion excellent

Superb, from the twin standpoints of its accommodations -- equally the main villa and the guest house -- and its location. This property has been restored exceptionally well, with excellent taste in conveniences, appointments and furnishings. The bedrooms are spacious -- more than sufficient, and the main bathrooms are lovely, large and convenient (the smaller bathrooms are a little tight). The two houses feel genuinely Italian, appropriately modernized, and are very comfortable -- good for mixed groups and families, with plenty of opportunity for both togetherness and privacy . The grounds and the views are extraordinary. Working with the staff (first Daniela, then Rachele and Elena) was a great pleasure; I felt as though they were my agents, my hosts and my friends. While there were minor, short-lived difficulties with the heat and hot water (one day in the guest house), and the TVs did not work at first due to a storm that knocked-out the satellite service, Rachele managed the attention we received from Elio (the groundskeeper) and outside technicians professionally and with great care. We could not have asked for better attention to all the details

POSTED BY: Paul

DATE: Tue August 09, 2016

TOWN | COUNTRY: Australia 

opinion excellent

The villa is in a beautiful location, overlooking a wonderful valley. The property is very quiet and peaceful and private well appointed, well furnished with multiple seating area's indoor and outdoor, in shade and in the sun, as required surrounded by established and well cared for gardens ideal for large groups in that there are 8 bedrooms and all bedrooms are comfortable the beds are very comfortable and the linen and towels clean and in good condition.
We could not fault the Villa in any way and would be delighted to return to the property. 

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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