Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Umbertide - Vasciano Nove
On the borders of Tuscany & Umbria, with easy access Rome & Florence.
Vasciano Nove is an old stone farm house in serene hills with its own private (salt system) pool in olive grove & mature garden. The house has an individual feel with a sense of beauty and calm. The garden offers privacy and several shaded eating areas. It overlooks lovely old olive terraces, fields, rolling hills, oak woods and valleys with ancient tracks in all directions. The location provides a choice of complete relaxation, physical activities or intellectual stimulation and is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty . The nearest village is 10 mins by car. There is easy access to restaurants, wine tasting, art, architecture, medieval hill top towns, Etruscan sites, panoramic views, Lake Trasimeno and its islands. There are many outdoor activities, fashion outlets, shopping, markets, festivals, sulphur springs/spas. Rome, Florence easily reached by train for the day. Optional extras: starter pack, cooking service. Our local agent speaks fluent English
Mains towns and cities within easy reach by car: By car via the western route out of the valley:
Cortona, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Montepuliciano, San Gimiano, Orvieto.
By car via the eastern route out of the valley:
Urbino, San Sepulcro, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Pienza, Spoleto, Todi.
From Terontola: Rome, Florence. Orvieto
From Umbertide: Perugia, Citta di Castello, San Sepulcro.
Comments from owners' guest book: 'We had a wonderful time at the farmhouse, it really is a magic place. The folders are so helpful. Thank you for again letting us use your beautiful house.' LC. 2006.
“What a fantastic week we had at Vasciano, thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was so good to see for ourselves this place that my parents have been waxing lyrical about for years now – and to realise that they are absolutely spot on when they say how special it is.” AJ.2006.
“We have had the most relaxing holiday ever, enjoying the pool, the walks, the fascinating wildlife. The house is beautifully restored and thoughtfully equipped. ' AL 2004.
“The two weeks here have been bliss. The extra files at Vasciano …..guiding us to some great places. We had some lovely lazy days in your fantastic pool and creating meals in your well equipped kitchen. Possibly our best family holiday ever.” DG. July 2005.
“A little slice of heaven - the church bells, the birds.
Local activities and events : Details of all of these are in the house .
Art and architecture
Etruscan tombs and sites
Abbeys and monasteries
Walking, swimming , golf, tennis , mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, water sports, paddle boats, cookery courses,
Wine producers and wine tasting
Sulpher springs / spas
Markets: food, clothing, antiques and other specialities
Many famous annual local fairs and festivals featuring opera, music, jazz, jousts, archery, flag throwing, processions in medieval costume, competitions, flower displays or celebrating local gastronomic delights eg truffles, chestnuts , oil, wine, chocolate, etc.
Fashion factory outlets: Prada Louisa Spagnoli, Prada, Miu Miu, Jill Sander, Helmut Lang, Gucci, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Ferragamo, La Perla, cashmere, leather.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Hilary or Jack Robertson
We are now semi-retired after demanding careers in special education and senior management in the NHS. We love living in a quiet part of Belsize Park, North London, with its easy access the the West End, theatres, cinemas and art galleries and the wealth of events on in London. We are members of The Tate, The National Gallery, Kew Gardens, The Art Fund and The National Trust and we enjoy South Bank festivals, Open House Weekend, Open Squares Weekend and open gardens days. We walk in London's parks, along the river and the canals and we are avid readers. Jack is the art and musical mentor to Hilary who is the practical DIYer in the family.
Hilary or Jack Robertson purchased this farmhouse in 1988
Why Hilary or Jack Robertson chose Umbertide
Fell in love with it Very peaceful and relaxing yet near to so many delightful places to visit, to eat, see art and architecture, shop, enjoy museums, festivals and cultural events, walk and take boat trips play tennis and so much more
What makes this farmhouse unique
We fell in love with the unique ambiance. This we have retained and the house is now extremely well equipped and furnished as a family home. So has a very personal feel while maintaining the sense of history and place.
Largeprivate relaxed garden and salt system pool