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EXCEPTIONAL HOUSES ON PRIVATE GATED ESTATE

Ann Dawson

Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English, French, Italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Ann Dawson

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Speaks English, French, Italian
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EXCEPTIONAL HOUSES ON PRIVATE GATED ESTATE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Umbertide - Scopetaccio

4 Double bedrooms - ensuite, sleeps 10

Discovered and acquired in 2000, the five ruins on the Castello delle Racchiusole Estate have been meticulously restored using only traditional materials, but definitely with 21st century facilities. More then 700m altitude, but only 1.5km from a tarmac road; once through the gates, you are in another world. Five houses in nearly 300 acres and each with breathtaking views across the Umbrian Hills towards the Appenines. All bedroom have ensuite bathrooms. Separate media areas. Fully kitted out professional kitchens and covered porticos for alfresco dining - cooks possible. Both the available houses have over-sized private pools and there is an exquisite Astroturf tennis court. Plentiful markets in nearby towns to replenish the larders with the most delicious local produce, which can also be enjoyed at endless trattorias nearby.

Details for holiday chateau / country house Scopetaccio, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

At the end of one of the lanes on the estate, Scopetaccio offers maximum privacy. Faithfully restored using traditional materials, but with the comfort of 21st century facilities, the house is light, spacious and particularly children friendly. Set in its own lawns amidst copses and olive groves. There are four large bedrooms, all ensuite, one of which is huge and easily accommodates the two sets of full sized bunks in a colourful children/teens' room. Large sitting room with American wood burner. Dining room with doors to terraces on both sides of house. Barbecue area. Professional kitchen fully fitted to chef's standards. Separate laundry. Media area and library. Large 12m x 6m pool with safely linked paddling pool. The AstroTurf tennis court is a pleasant twelve minute wander away.
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Dawson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English, French, Italian

Why Ann Dawson chose Umbertide

This is a perfect house for a large family, or two families to share. Two large doubles and room for at least 6 children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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May 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

Exceptional houses on private gated estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Exceptional houses on private gated estate
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p62237
+39 -(0)333 3605322
Umbertide Perugia area
5

A stunning house in a great area! We'd go again

A stunning house in a great area! We'd go again
  • 5 out of 5
We booked late and were lucky to find this beautifully appointed house.
The layout has been well thought out and the finish of all the rooms is superb. The bathrooms are lovely and there is even one with a full-size bath. The soft furnishings give this place a really homely feel. The terraces allow outside seating on both sides of the house; one side is completely covered for protection from the sun (and the rain!) The pool is equally good with seating and shade for the maximum number of guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and even has an electric kettle (a kettle of any variety tends to be a rarity in Italian homes). We had 2 weeks of terrible weather but were very comfortable and happy here. The WiFi works well; we did not try the TV etc. There is a refreshingly realxed attitude to groceries with guests asked to use what is left and replace as they see fit which means that there is always a good stock of essentials in the cupboard. We took advantage of the offer to have a meal prepared for us when we arrived and I must say it was very good and most welcome.
I would have to add a few very minor caveats: access is via a somewhat precipitous white road which is actually well maintained and not as daunting as it initially appears (incidentally the directions to the place were fully accurate, truthful and easy to follow); we had an 89 year old with us and she found the short climb to the pool hardwork but not an issue for younger; there are a few single steps on the ground floor and again these caused a problem for our 89 year old who had one nasty fall (thankfully no major injury); finally the tennis court (which is beautiful) is too far from the house for most people to be able to walk.
Having said that this is one of the best rentals we have ever had in Italy and we have been coming to this area for over 20 years.
The owners Ann and Tony are lovely.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests and a real pleasure to have on our little estate. Needless to say, you will be very welcome whenever you feel like returning to Racchiusole and the Umbrian Hills. Thank you for your lovely review. We'll be waiting....!!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia, Ancona, Rome, Pisa Florence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pantano
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Antognolla
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Actually on the estate
Car: necessary

Umbria will thankfully never be the new Tuscany! It retains its traditional values and welcome for visitors, but has never pandered to hordes of tourists. What you see is genuinely what you get - some of the finest salumeria and olive oils in Italy, robust wines, locally grown fruits and vegetables. All this set in the spectacular scenery of the rolling Umbrian Hills - it is no surprise that the area is called The Green Heart of Italy. Ancient historical sites are to be found in every hill top town and the walled cities, such as Citta di Castello. The Etruscans led the good life here long before the rest of us and they left plenty of evidence of doing so! Culturally, the region hosts both internationally acclaimed festivals [Jazz, Opera, Chocolate] and local seasonal festivals often to celebrate the harvesting of olives, wine, mushrooms, asparagus, chestnuts, meats and cheeses.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Umbertide, Perugia area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
for 7 nights
€2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€1,429
for 5 nights
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €500
Notes Christmas, New Year and Easter prices on application. Long weekend availability during low season; prices on application.MONTHLY FROM OCTOBER to MARCH €3500 per month
A deposit of 25 % on booking and the reminder 6 weeks before arriving. Please check us out on Trip Advisor - we are very straight and honest.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Umbertide in Perugia area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathrooms are spacious, fully tiled and well equipped with storage space for toiletries. Bathrooms 1, 2 and 4 all have double basins and walk in showers. Bathroom 3 has a large single basin, walk in shower and hand held shower over the bath. All have heated towel rails for the cooler months and toothbrush holders, soap dishes and so on. On arrival you will find fine soaps and shower/bath gels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each bedroom is ensuite with fully tiled coordinated bath/ shower rooms. Bed linen is Egyptian cotton and duvets and pillows are Goosedown. There is ample hanging and drawer space in each room, and plenty of coat hangers. Bedroom 3 is equipped with two sets of full sized twin beds and the bathroom has both bath and shower. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both what would be described as master bedrooms, so the house can easily be shared by two families holidaying together. Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor and is very spacious, it has two twin beds but can be made up as an over-sized double. The mattress are good quality throughout and each room is well furnished and is equipped with lovely soft furnishings.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully stocked larder plus Welcome Basket with cold meats, cheese, bread, milk, yogurt, cereal, fruit, wine, champagne, beers and soft drinks. Maids come in twice a week and linen is changed weekly. Gardeners/pool maintenance every other day. Maintained vegetable garden for guests' use. Cooks available. Airport transfers can be arranged. Riding and golf nearby.
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