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villa durante

Tuscany, mercatale
Inland villa
from 16,700.00 € / week

  12/14
Twins 2  Doubles 4  Bathrooms 6

wedding villafamily friendlyfully staffed villapets allowed

Located in Tuscany, on the border with Umbria, in a quiet secluded area, Villa Durante, offers a place to live the countryside in a refined way, a villa where you can feel at home with style and refinement in a pleasant rural setting. This superb family villa has been carefully restored to maintain its original features. The traditional stone lintels and tiled ceilings are juxtaposed with contemporary comforts in bedrooms and living areas designed with understated elegance by combining antiques with works of modern art. The property features an infinity pool, available to guests and private use. Olive groves, wooded areas and a pond complete the beauty of the villa.
The access to the house is through a beautiful garden, composed and designed in an elegantly geometric way, creating green frames around the inviting outdoor spaces. Stunning views of the countryside allow you to admire the Tuscan and Umbrian hills, with their castles that dominate the peaks. This imposing manor house, surrounded by over seventy acres of its own land, is available for weekly vacations rentals and is also ideal for the cooler periods thanks to the heated swimming pool. Portable AC units can be installed in the Tower and the Master bedrooms. From Villa Durante you can reach various small towns of tourist interest, such as Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Trasimeno lake, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Spoleto and Perugia. The nearest towns for shopping are Mercatale and Spedalicchio within nine kilometers and Umbertide which is fifteen kilometers away.

ground floor
entrance, two living rooms furnished with slipcovered sofas and traditional dark-wood side tables, spacious fully equipped and bright eat-in kitchen furnished with a long farmhouse-style table, slipcovered chairs and fresh white cabinets.
bedroom 1: master, four post king size bed with en suite bathroom with shower and bath tub, French doors opening onto the front ground terrace.
bedroom 2: king size bed (convertible into twin), French doors opening onto the back terrace.
Bathroom with walk in shower and double basins.
first floor
galleried sitting room that opens from the staircase, Tower studio/library room.
bedroom 3: master, four post king size bed with spacious en suite bathroom with walk in shower.
bedroom 4: king size bed, bathroom located on the opposite side fo the corridor  with shower and bath tub.
bedroom 5: king size bed (can be converted into twin), bathroom with large walk in shower.
bedroom 6: twin beds, with en suite bathroom with bath tub.

outdoor
over 70 acres of fenced in land surrounding the villa, including meadows, deer park, woodland walk and lake. The estate is fenced in in order to maintain the safety of the natural environment and the protection of the animals that live within the woods. Infinity heated pool set amongst the olive trees, covered lounge area by the pool furnished with comfortable sofa and chairs, curtained lounge beds located around the pool. Table tennis set up on the terrace.
Wide porch exquisitely and conveniently furnished for al fresco dining.
Non-professional tennis court for the guests’ exclusive use located outside the villa complex, 1,7km/1miles, 5 minute drive from the villa, with option to book tennis lessons.

amenities
nearest grocery shops in Mercatale 9km/6miles or Spedalicchio 6km/4miles, nearest supermarket in Umbertide 15km/9miles, several restaurant within 20 minute drive, nearest golf course 30km/18miles, medieval village of Montone 20km/13miles.

notes
the pool is open from mid-May until mid-September. Small well behaved pets are welcome. Villa Durante is suitable for the celebration of a small intimate wedding. Although there is not a proper helicopter pad, helicopters can land at the villa. Smoking is permitted only in the outside loggia area. Upon request and extra cost the tower room can be turned into a bedroom with a king size bed (convertible into twin).


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what we love about villa durante

  • convenient location for touring both Tuscany and Umbria
  • heated infinity pool
  • exclusive use of tennis court
  • charmingly decorated

Facilities


  • portable AC units portable AC units
  • fans fans
  • mosquito nets mosquito nets
  • wi fi internet connection wi fi internet connection
  • satellite TV satellite TV
  • Sky TV Sky TV
  • telephone telephone
  • cd player cd player
  • dvd player dvd player
  • safe safe
  • fireplace fireplace
  • library library
  • fully equipped kitchen fully equipped kitchen
  • Nespresso coffee machine Nespresso coffee machine
  • microwave microwave
  • dishwasher dishwasher
  • washing machine washing machine
  • iron w/ironing board iron w/ironing board
  • board games board games
  • baby cot baby cot
  • highchair highchair


  • swimming pool swimming pool
  • heated pool heated pool
  • tennis court tennis court
  • outdoor showers outdoor showers
  • tennis equipment tennis equipment
  • gazebo gazebo
  • alfresco dining alfresco dining
  • outdoor furniture outdoor furniture
  • lounge area lounge area
  • barbecue-BBQ barbecue-BBQ
  • pizza oven pizza oven
  • golf villas golf villas
  • tennis table tennis table
  • parking area parking area
  • helicopter pad helicopter pad

facilities notes



  • infinity heated swimming pool (6x12m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m)
  • 2 portable AC units (can be installed in the Tower and master bedrooms only)
  • portable BBQ
  • fans and mosquito nets in every bedroom
  • tennis equipment: 4 rackets and tennis balls available at the property
  • smart TV
  • small movie and music collection
  • portable safe
  • uncovered private parking area

Weekly rates


  • From - To EUR USD * GBP **
    Feb 28, 2020 - May 30, 2020 16,700.00 18,250.00 14,550.00
    May 30, 2020 - June 27, 2020 18,700.00 20,450.00 16,250.00
    June 27, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020 19,700.00 21,500.00 17,150.00
    Aug 29, 2020 - Sept 12, 2020 18,700.00 20,450.00 16,250.00
    Sept 12, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020 16,700.00 18,250.00 14,550.00
    Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 5, 2021 19,700.00 21,500.00 17,150.00
    Feb 26, 2021 - May 29, 2021 16,700.00 18,250.00 14,550.00
    May 29, 2021 - June 26, 2021 18,700.00 20,450.00 16,250.00
    June 26, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021 19,700.00 21,500.00 17,150.00
    Aug 28, 2021 - Sept 11, 2021 18,700.00 20,450.00 16,250.00
    Sept 11, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 16,700.00 18,250.00 14,550.00
    Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 4, 2022 19,700.00 21,500.00 17,150.00
    Security deposit
    3500.003,825.123,045.41

    * For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.09289 USD
    ** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.870116 GBP

    included
     Concierge service, maid service (6 days per week, 4 hours per day), final cleaning, weekly linen change, change of bath and pool towels twice a week, exclusive use of tennis court, pool heating.

    not included
     house heating EUR 650 per week, breakfast service buffet EUR 55 per day (food and drinks not included), served breakfast service EUR 90 per day (food not included), local cook  for lunch and dinners EUR 30 per hour (including shopping service, food preparation, food and drinks not included),chef service for lunch or dinner EUR 250 per meal for up to 12 guests (food and drinks not included), baby sitter from EUR 15 to EUR 20 per hour depending on the number of children and required time of the day, tennis lesson EUR 60 per hour, pre stocking service EUR 75, extra general change of linen and towels EUR 350 or EUR 70 per bedroom, extra maid service EUR 15 per hour.


Location

main distances
Mercatale 9km/5,5miles, Umbertide 15km/9miles, Cortona 28km/17miles, Gubbio 45km/28miles, Lake Trasimeno 27km/16miles, Perugia 49km/31miles, Montepulciano 55Km/34miles, Arezzo 68km/42miles, Siena 100km/62miles, Florence 140km/87miles, Pisa 230km/143miles, Rome 214km/133miles.

airports and trains
airports: Perugia 47km/30miles (45min drive), Florence 152km/95miles (1h55min drive), Rome 248km/154miles (2h50min drive).
trains: Perugia 42km/26miles, Umbertide 15km/9miles.


The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.

Guest reviews

Date. August 2019
Name: Lucy 
Country: UK
Rate:

"The most enchanting house with breathtaking views, nestling in the middle of completely unspoilt and gorgeous countryside. The only sounds are breeze, bullfrogs and bells from a nearby village. The loggia, pool and gardens and walks through many acres make for the perfect hide away. The interiors are stylish with clever use of local antiquities, artefacts and furnishings. It is a rare treat to stay in such an exquisite private house."

Date. July 2019
Name: Cheryl
Country: UK
Rate:

"The farmhouse, pool area and gardens were enchanting and suited us perfectly in every way, and it was beautifully set up in terms of relaxation and lifestyle. The kitchen and BBQ were very conducive to self-catering, and the local shopkeepers, both in the little supermarket in Pergo and the butcher and bakery in Mercatale were so friendly. Local restaurants were nice, and they even had a 'senza glutine' one called La Tufa in Ossaia, to cater for one of our group!"

Date. September 2018
Name: Stepheven
Country: UK
Rate:

"Fantastic facilities in great location"