Twins 1 Doubles 3 Bathrooms 4 Guest bathrooms 1
If you want to rent an under-the-radar villa on the Tuscan-Umbria border, a gorgeous luxury holiday home with a vista of silver olive groves and enchanting valleys, Casa Antica is the right property for you.
Privacy is the premium quality of this traditional villa rental situated a few kilometres from Mercatale, perfect for all those seeking an Italian vacation of relaxation surrounded only by the peaceful countryside. Beautifully restored, two bedrooms are set in the main villa and two others are in its next-door guest house.
To reach it you will climb the rolling hills from the Niccone Valley towards the Medieval hilltop town of Preggio and arrive along a white gravel road. The iron gates open onto a lovely garden where lavender bushes and pink roses dot the property. The infinity pool and the Jacuzzi pool extend into the bucolic horizon.
The interior of the house has been designed with an emphasis on space and good proportions and flows smoothly from the kitchen through the dining room. Two steps down to the study and on to the living room with its two southwest-facing French doors which lead onto the terrace and pergola, with uninterrupted views across the distant Umbrian hills.
main villa sleeps 4/8
spacious fully equipped kitchen with table for 6 with doors opening to outdoors, big dining area with fireplace and big table for 8 and access to outdoors. 2 steps down: living area, guest bathroom, second living area with big couches, fireplace and doors opening to pool area and covered outdoor eating area.
15 steps up:
bedroom 1 double bed (bed size 180cmx200cm, not convertible into a twin) with en suite big bathroom with bath tub (extra hand held shower) and shower cabin (curtain).
1 double aereo-bed (bed size 140cmx190cm, suitable for children).
bedroom 2 double bed (bed size 150cmx200cm French bed size, not convertible into a twin).
1 double sofa bed (aero-bed bed size 140cmx190cm, suitable for children), 2 steps down en suite bathroom (which also has access from the corridor) with bath tub (extra hand held shower) and shower cabin (curtain).
guest house sleeps 4
entrance, door to outdoor staircase, kitchenette 2 pits and fridge, 1 bathroom with shower cabin (curtain).
bedroom 3 twin beds (beds size 90cmx190cm) with en suite small bathroom with small shower.
17 steps up: no door.
bedroom 4 double bed (bed size 150cmx200cm, not convertible into a twin).
possibility of al fresco dining by the herb garden, or on the terrace under the wisteria-covered pergola. Pizza oven and BBQ. Heated mosaic-tiled pool, infinity jacuzzi and outdoor shower. The fully fenced, landscaped and attractively planted garden with its stone-walled fountain and woodland trail makes the surroundings of this property very special.
Casa Antica is situated at a 200m distance from our villa Cannelle, privacy guaranteed and no overlooking at the pool area. Each bedroom has a fan. Gravel road towards the villa of 2,5km/1,6miles in good condition and steep terrain around the property. Cell phone signal and Wi-Fi reception may be unreliable at times both indoors and outdoors. Non smoking villa. Pets allowed. Due to several sofa beds at the villa, it is possible to accommodate 8 adults and 4 children.
In the second living room, there is a TV not receiving “live” channels but connectable to the DVD player or to a laptop/phone/tablet for streaming content. Wi-Fi has a maximum download speed of 30mbps and a maximum upload speed of 3mbps.
- mosquito nets
- wi-fi internet connection
- i/Pod docking station
- stereo system
- sound system
- fully equipped kitchen
- washing machine
- iron w/ironing board
- baby cot
- private swimming pool
- heated pool
- pool alarm system
- private patio
- alfresco dining
- outdoor furniture
- pizza oven
- outdoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
- golf villas
- tennis table
- parking area
- electric gate
- vegetable garden
- aromatic garden
- heated swimming pool (5x10m)
- outdoor Jacuzzi (hot and cold water)
- stone-built BBQ
- TV (not receiving "live" channels)
- uncovered parking area for 5/6 cars
- small wine cooler
- 1 ceiling fan and 1 stand-alone fan in every bedroom
3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 double aero-bed and 1 double sofa bed (main villa and guest house)
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Sept 23, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023 5,400.00 5,800.00 4,800.00 Dec 23, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023 6,400.00 6,900.00 5,700.00 Dec 30, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024 On Demand On Demand On Demand Jan 6, 2024 - March 30, 2024 5,400.00 5,800.00 4,800.00 March 30, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024 6,400.00 6,900.00 5,700.00 Apr 6, 2024 - May 18, 2024 5,400.00 5,800.00 4,800.00 May 18, 2024 - June 22, 2024 6,400.00 6,900.00 5,700.00 June 22, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024 7,550.00 8,150.00 6,700.00 Aug 24, 2024 - Sept 21, 2024 6,400.00 6,900.00 5,700.00 Sept 21, 2024 - Dec 21, 2024 5,400.00 5,800.00 4,800.00 Dec 21, 2024 - Dec 28, 2024 6,400.00 6,900.00 5,700.00 Security deposit 1000.00 1,080.00 890.00
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.89 GBP
Mercatale 8km/5miles, lake Trasimeno 14km/9miles, Umbertide 15km/9miles, Cortona 31km/19miles, Perugia 42km/26miles, Gubbio 49km/30miles, Montepulciano 50km/31miles, Assisi 57km/35miles, Siena 97km/60miles, Orvieto 120km/74miles, Florence 143km/89miles.
airports and trains
airports: Perugia 45km/28miles, Florence 143km/87miles Rome 244km/151miles.
trains: Umbertide 16km/10miles
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: August - September 2022
Name: Karen G.
"Lovely spot in Umbria, quiet and calm. The house is a beautiful Italian Villa, nicely decorated and very comfortable. We checked in on Saturday afternoon and we were welcomed by Lavinia with Prosciutto, Cheese and Italian wine....an excellent beginning to an unforgettable week in Italy. Thank You so much!!!!! I appreciate all the details of the house that made this week memorable.!"
Date: July 2022
"Nice location, quite and exclusive facility. Relaxing!"
Date: May-June 2022
Name: Nigel B
Would you recommend your villa?: Yes
Service before travel: Excellent. Céline was thorough, incredibly helpful and always responded very promptly. As were Elena and Porcu Serena.
Service while on trip: Excellent. Lavinia was 24/7, efficient, friendly and very helpful.
Villa location: We loved the setting and its quiet, peaceful surroundings. The 2km. track up to the house was a little daunting but you get used to it.
Staff in the villa: Excellent. Lavinia (as per above) and Frances who came to clean the house twice a week (she even took the trouble to clean out the outside grill area.)
Cleanliness: Excellent. Kitchen and bathrooms, in particular, were very clean when we arrived (and that is not always the case in property rentals.)
How would you rate this property?: Excellent.
The outside property/garden were beautiful in an incredible setting. Furniture at the pool area was ok but not top class and not that comfortable. Lack of good umbrellas was not ideal. There were none to start with, then Lavinia was able to find one and a few days later brought another, bigger one. But if we had had more guests or been more fussy it would have been a problem with the sunny days there.
Inside the house was exactly as on the Home in Italy site portrayed and described it (much appreciated and is not always the case.). Kitchen in particular was outstanding.
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: Excellent.
Date: August 2021
Name: Virginia H.G.
"Gorgeous property with breathtaking views and a very comfortable and high end house. We loved the large eat-in kitchen, the well appointed bathrooms and the terrace with pool for the stunning views. There are a few excellent restaurants nearby. Lavinia is an outstanding host and far exceeded our expectations in every way!"
Date: September 2018
Name: Alyssa Garver
"We had a great month at Casa Antica! The property is gorgeous both inside and out. The million-dollar view out back by the pool was the best part of the property. We spent many evenings out there enjoying local wine and making pizzas in the authentic outdoor pizza oven. It had total privacy. The inside is quite large, well-appointed, and has a nice rustic charm. We were very comfortable. The property manager Lavinia was excellent and went way above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. She had great tips about where to go and even went with us to the hospital to translate one day... excellent. The only down-side with this property is that it is quite isolated, about 15-20 minutes drive down a windy road to the nearest town. It was OK for us because we ended up having more lunches / day-expeditions and making dinner at the villa. We did walk to town (Preggio) one day but it was quite far by foot. But overall we had a lovely time and would highly recommend this villa."
Date: July 2016
Name: Christian & Clivia Breuel
"Lavinia did an excellent job and is a very very nice person. Also the house was excellent in all respects, except maybe it is a little too remote from a normal street. "