Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Umbertide - Rancho Grande
Romantic Farmhouse With Pool, 4 Bedrooms (8 Pers), 3 Bathrooms, Unblocked Views
Situated in Northern Umbria right on the Tuscany border, it is a large, very attractive 18th century farmhouse with guesthouse which has been sensitively restored by its artist owner to maintain the ancient origins. The house belongs to a famous choreographer and bursts with drama and a sense of fun: it's comfortable, lived in, furnished with country antiques, original beams and antique floors. Terraces and grounds of 3 acres planted with mature pine, cypress, cedar, chestnut and fig trees merge into panoramic country side. Views are magical, peace and privacy are guaranteed in this unspoiled corner of Italy. The gardens are professionally landscaped and contain a magnificent swimming-pool which is surrounded by fragrant rosemary and lavender. If you want peaceful, Italian country life in ancient and artistic surroundings, you may well find yourself falling in love with Rancho Grande.
The swimming pool complex: Pool 49ft x 18ft, 5,5ft deep, operational from the first of June to the end of September surrounded by terraces and walkways, flowers, shaded terraces and shower. Pool attended twice a week.
There is a barbecue near the pool where you can prepare your delicious meal.
Invisibly wired wood fencing of the 3 acres area surrounding the main house and the guesthouse allows household pets to run around safely.
what to do:: You will very much enjoy eating 'at home' under the pergola in the garden, but there are some very good restaurants, from family run to elegant style dining and wine bars in the nearby villages. Plenty of shopping opportunities and local markets are reachable in a few minutes by car.
What to do in Umbria: explore the close renaissance town of Città di Castello, enjoy the local market, visit the famous Burri collection, visit Assisi, the most famous spiritual place in Italy, visit Montone,Gubbio,Urbino, Perugia Umbria’s capital, the Perugina chocolate factory, visit Orvieto and the St. Patrick well, make a wine tour in Montefalco, explore the Trasimeno lake, visit Spoleto, Spello, have lunch at the Clitunno springs.
What to do in Tuscany: visit nearby Sansepolcro with its corso and designer shops, Anghiari, Arezzo, Florence, Pisa with the leading tower, Lucca, Siena, make a wine tour in the Chianti region. Visit Cortona, San Gimignano, Montalcino e Montepulciano.
Other things to know: This unspoiled corner of Italy is especially renowned for its romantic medieval villages, its valleys and varied vegetation. Within easy reach are Arezzo 40km, Cortona 40km, Florence 120km, Siena 90km, San Gimigniano 110km, Pisa 150km, Perugia 40km, Gubbio 40km, Assisi 50km, (all distances approx). Rome, Bologna, Chianti-region are within one to two hours travel. Both, Mediterranean and Adriatic sea coasts are no more than 1 hours travel. Jewel-like villages, such as Città di Castello, Sansepolcro, Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo (the artist's birthplace) are close by.
Perugia which is 40Km away hosts the international jazz festival” Umbria Jazz” in July, Città di Castello the Chamber Music Festival of Nations in August/September, the National Horse Show in September and the National Fair of White Truffles in November.
The renown sulphurous spa” Terme di Fontecchio” is just 5km down the road.
Other Activities: at 20 km of distance there is a 9 hole golf court, possibilities for lessons.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- pets considered
About Leonide Massine
Leonide Massine purchased this villa in 1991
Why Leonide Massine chose Umbertide
This property was love at first sight.
What makes this villa unique
The quiet location with its magical views with peace and privacy.