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arcelle
tuscany | umbertide cortona
sleeps 6/7    doubles 3    twins 0    singles 0    bathrooms 3    guest bathrooms 0
Arcelle is a lovely stone-built farmhouse with an attached guest house, set in the enchanting Umbrian countryside. It is within easy reach of the town of Umbertide and the Tuscan border. It is the perfect location from which to explore the area, famed for its cultural and historical attractions such as the towns of Siena, Cortona and Gubbio.
Between the two buildings is a pergola, which is equipped for dining ‘al fresco’ while you enjoy the panorama.
The villa has a private swimming pool set on a raised terrace in the large garden and enjoys stunning views of the rolling Umbrian hills. There is ample comfortable garden and pool furniture available.
This villa has been recently renovated both inside and out, building onto the original medieval walls in order to expose their beauty and give the house a rustic and authentic feel. The spacious interior has been lovingly restored using 19th Century oak beams for the ceilings. It also boasts stone fireplaces and old terracotta floors.
The little village of Spedalicchio is only 3 kms away and has a food shop and coffee bar. For a wider choice of shopping facilities, Umbertide is about 11kms away.
main house
first floor
living-dining room with kitchen area, 1 small room with 1 single sofa bed leading to the bathroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower. Few steps leading down to a lower level, 1 double bedroom (convertible in twin bedroom), 1 bathroom with bathtub, no access to the ground floor.
guest house
ground floor
breakfast area, 1 double bedroom (convertible in twin bedroom) with en suite bathroom with bathtub.
amenities
grocery shops in Spedalicchio 3km/2miles, nearest restaurant and wine tasting 1km, restaurants 9km/6miles, supermarket in Umbertide 11km/7miles, nearest golf course 22km/13miles, massages at the villa: Californian massage, relaxing massage, aromatherapic massage, Shiatsu, Raichi massage - the cost for 1 hour is 120 Euros to pay directly on site. It is also possible to organize Yoga lessons and Taichi Qi Gong lessons for 120 Euro per lesson for the whole group that will partecipate. Ballon ride for 300 Euro per person (min. 2 people), take-off points are Lake Trasimeno, Assisi or Todi
notes
pets permitted, gravel road 3km/2miles in good conditions, guest house accessible for wheelchair.
main distances
Umbertide 11km/7miles, Cortona 29km/18miles, Gubbio 33km/20miles, Perugia 48km/30miles, Lake Trasimeno 34km/21miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Pisa 220km/136miles, Rome City centre 240km/150miles, Siena 105km/65miles.
airports
Perugia 31km/19miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Rome 270km/167miles.
notable features
• convenient location for touring both Tuscany and Umbria
• panoramic views
• private country setting yet close to town for basic supplies and restaurants
 
  • • swimming pool (6x12mts)
  • • WIFI Internet connection
  • • washing machine
  • • laundry room
  • • dishwasher
  • • mosquito nets
  • • BBQ
  • • microwave
  • • toaster
  • • american coffee machine
  • • oven
  • • blender
  • • satellite TV
  • • radio stereo/ CD player, DVD player
  • • mobile phone (no land line)
main distances
Umbertide 11km/7miles
Cortona 29km/18miles
Gubbio 33km/20miles
Perugia 48km/30miles
Lake Trasimeno 34km/21miles
Florence 145km/90miles
Pisa 220km/136miles
Rome City centre 240km/150miles
Siena 105km/65miles
airports
Perugia 31km/19miles
Florence 145km/90miles
Rome 270km/167miles


Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.
2014 weekly rates
6/7 people  villa and guest house  
24 May-28 June
28 June-12 July
12 July-30 Aug
30 Aug-13 Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
2.170,00
2.830,00
3.080,00
2.170,00
1.580,00
2.170,00
800,00
USD
*2.998,29
*3.910,21
*4.255,64
*2.998,29
*2.183,09
*2.998,29
*1.105,36
GBP
**1.780,49
**2.322,02
**2.527,14
**1.780,49
**1.296,39
**1.780,49
**656,40
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.3817 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.8205 GBP.
included
maid service 3 hours once a week, welcome breakfast, weekly rental, all taxes, electricity up to 330kwh, water & hot water, weekly change of linen, change of towels twice a week, final cleaning on Saturday, internet connection
not included
heating 5 Euro per cubic meter, cooking service 15 Euro per hour, maid service 13 Euro per hour
arcelle availability





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posted by: John A. Simone
date: Mon September 27, 2010
town | country: USA
opinion excellent

The place is great. Luca, the owner, was very kind and helpful.

Simone

posted by: John A Simone
date: Mon October 06, 2008
town | country:
opinion excellent

I go to Italy every year to visit family and enjoy the beautiful country. Home in Italy is my choice for renting places to stay. Each house is wonderful. The staff at Home in Italy is great. I highly recommend their services,

John Simone

posted by: Reid Mueller
date: Mon September 22, 2008
town | country: USA
opinion good

Very comfortable and quite villa. Like many villas the kitchen is a bit sparse but functional. The upstairs bathroom emanates the stench of sewer gas that wafts out into the rest of the villa. While this is common in places like Guatemala I have not had this problem in other places in Italy.

The pool is very nice. The area is very quite and beautiful. The local agritourism resturant was fantastic.

Luca the owner is very nice and responsive to any problems.

During our stay we suffered a forced entry robbery, and ransacking of the villa while out for the day. A chain and padlock was quickly provided pending repair of the door.

The beds were comfortable.


posted by: Emmanuelle Guerre
date: Tue August 19, 2008
town | country: Paris, France
opinion very good

The house and the service were perfect. We really enjoy our stay at Arcelle, as the house was very comfortable, well furnished and equipped, and well located for our visits to the nicest places of Toscana and Umbria. The garden too was very enjoyable. I recommend this house in particular and Home in Italy for their kindness, helpfulness and professionalism.

Thank you for everything.

Emmanuelle Guerre

posted by: A Butcher
date: Mon September 24, 2007
town | country: London, UK
opinion very good

Lovely property, Luca and Rosanna were great, friendly and very helpful.

posted by: Larraine e Jeremy White
date: Wed August 30, 2006
town | country: Gillingham, Kent UK
opinion good

Lovely villa with magnificient views lovely and quiet. Kitchen area lets it down a little.

posted by: Debra and Peter Tornaben
date: Tue July 11, 2006
town | country: West Palm Beach, Florida USA
opinion excellent

We felt at home, infact we are interested in purchasing Arcelle if the owner ever decides to sell. We loved living in the home and living with local people. The local Agritourism restaurant is excellent. Thank you we will return next year.


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