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Secluded 17th century villa in 40 acres with pool and tennis court

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 large double bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms, sleeps 12, completely private.

Casivieri sits at the end of a valley, promising absolute privacy, in an idyllic setting of 40 acres with truly incredible views. Absolute peace and privacy is guaranteed as the villa is set well away from any road within grounds that include a truffle wood, olive groves, wild meadows, streams and a rich variety of fruit trees. Following many years of neglect the villa has been beautifully restored preserving the classic qualities of the structure, while making a superbly finished and luxurious home. If you can tear yourself away from the pool and recently completed professional tennis court, the local towns of Citta di Castello, San Sepulcro, Monterchi and Anghuiri are flush with adventures promising an unforgettable Italian experience. If that's not enough Florence, Perugia, Sienna, Assisi and the enormous Lake Trasimano are all within easy reach.

Understanding Umbria: Umbria is famous for its contrasts, stunning food, a rich tapestry of medieval towns, wonderful lake side beaches, brilliant walking and moutain climbing, couled with all the traditional images of Italy such as fields full of sun flowers and meadows awash with wold flowers. The people, not suffering too much from the influences of the cities are very welcoming and don't take an eternity to deliver your first beer after a long hot walk!

Local Help: The house is managed by 'Patrizia' and her three daughters who live just round the hill. Patrizia is a qualified walking guide and can take you on some wonderful routes through the best of Tuscany and Umbria. Her daughters are all excellent cooks who are happy to cater for lunches or dinners on request. They all speak English and are very willing to help.

The Climate: On the whole the region enjoys very comfortable weather. When is does get too hot Casivieri is situated up in the hills benefitting from the cool evening breeze.

The walls of the house are roughly four feet thick and all the windows are shuttered. On hot days the interior stays very cool allowing for pleasant uninterrupted sleep.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicky Fuller
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Vicky

Thanks for the email. Casavieri was perfect! We all loved it - you have struck the perfect balance of a welcoming home with great decor which is not fussy but very easy to relax in - thankyou! The DVDs and books etc were also great and added to the homely feel.We are already talking about when we can return. We have stayed in a number of v nice properties over the years and we have all said casavieri ranks amongst the best - if not the best! We are in a property in le marche this week and it's not a patch on casavieri as it feels so much more like a rental than a home if you know what I mean.

Also you have been brilliant to deal with - efficient and easy ( and with reminders as it's always hard to remember when amounts need to be paid by)
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Monte Santa Maria Tiberina around the Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 2 family bedrooms, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is laid out over three floors. On the ground floor the well equipped kitchen looks out over the patio onto the swimming pool, so children are never out of view. A utility/washing room leads off the kitchen as does the dining room. Just inside the back door on your way into the house from the pool there is a large shower room/wc. A cool ground floor sitting room (with fireplace) provides a wonderful area to doze during the heat of the day. The two master bedrooms (one with an en-suite) lead off the main galleried hall on the first floor, as does a separarate bathroom. The original 17th Century fireplace makes the hallway an ideal place to find some peace. There and two bedrooms with three single beds and one bedroom with two single beds that lead off the gallery on the third floor. These rooms can easily be made up as 'double' bedrooms. All windows have shutters and fans. The garden borrows from the original ‘working’ site of terrace and features all manner of fruit trees

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded 17th century villa in 40 acres with pool and tennis court
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 22 reviews
5

Outstanding property and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to spend three weeks at Casivieri in June 2018.

First impressions of both the house and landscape are spectacular. Situated on the slopes of a valley, the panorama genuinely does take your breath away. Rolling, wooded hills in all directions, the castle at Monte as a persistent landmark, it is almost as if the scene was constructed to appeal.

The house is very old, substantial, and it feels like a privilege to be one of the many who must have passed through. The wisteria clad terrace was where we spent most of our time. Family meals, and games late into the night; that’s what the holiday was all about and Casivieri provided the catalyst for the experience. The garden is very well maintained and beautifully laid out. I didn’t read about it on the website, but there are plenty of herbs in the garden. An entire hedge of rosemary, bay trees, sage, oregano and plenty of fresh mint (required for mojito time).

The kitchen was unusually well equipped. The stovetop has 8 gas burners, which is very helpful for a large group with a multitude of cooking needs and waking times. One thing that impressed me, the knives were sharp. Not always a given at a rental.

With two living rooms, one on the first and the other on the second floor, there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The bedrooms had lots of storage space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and three on the third. There is no bathroom on the third floor, but with two bathrooms on the second floor and one of the first, we were fine.

The pool is very well kept, large, and a refreshing temperature. The new sunbeds around it were much appreciated. We used the tennis court most days, but a word to the wise, it is fast and older knees need some getting used to it.

Though we didn’t have any little children with us, it is clear that they would be well catered for with a tree house and sand pit, together with toys in the bench on the terrace.

I would describe the property as secluded (rather than remote). I timed it, and it is a 15 minute drive to Monterchi, where the local grocery store has pretty much most of what you’ll need. In 20 minutes you can drive to the grocery store in Citta, and absolutely everything you might want will be found there (charcoal for the BBQ, medicines for the infirm etc.).

I've run out of characters for this review, but I'll leave it by saying "just go", you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very special review. Thanks you so much for taking the time and effort to write it. It was really nice that you touched on some of the smaller points we tend to overllook. Sharp knives, toy chest, sand pit etc. Thanks again and we would welcome you back any time.
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5

Perfect at the Countryside

  • 5 of 5

I have to say, the Casivieri were just beautiful.

We had the most perfect time there and all nine of us just fell in love with this place.

I cant really think of anything that didn’t meet our expectations.

I would definitely recommend this house to my best friends.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for this lovely review. Delighted you had such a great time.
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5

Beautiful hidden away gem

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house in a beautifully secluded setting. A wonderful contrast with the bustle of London. We were six adults and 5 children under 5, and found the house well equipped and comfortable. And everyone loved the pool! Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - great to hear you had a good time.
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4

Beautiful, secluded villa in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Cassiveri for a week with our extended family. We had a wonderful time. The villa is very remote but in a beautiful location and we didn't feel the need to leave very often. The pool and surrounding terrace are lovely with a great covered pergola over a corner sofa providing a very relaxing place to shade from the sun. The tennis court was enjoyed by all in the late evening sun. The villa is very well equipped with all you could need, it feels like a well loved family home. The owners were helpful and easily contactable.

I would certainly recomend this villa if you are looking for a peaceful break in the Italian countryside and would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mant thanks for our review. Glad yoou had a good time. As this will be published on site, can I just clarify that Casivieri is not too remote. There are at least three restauarnts within 15 mins drive and the major town of Citta di Castello is 20 mins away. Thanks again.
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Nether Wallop, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
5

Totally relaxing hideaway in the Umbrian hills

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks as a group of 12 from 3 families with plenty of kids and had a wonderful time at Casivieri. The pool is an excellent size for the adults to do a few laps and the kids to play in all day. There is loads of outdoor space around the villa to explore and escape to with a great little hammock pad for an afternoon snooze. We spent a lot of time cooking at home and made full use of the BBQ, the two fridges and a well kitted out kitchen. The house is at the end of a single track path so there is absolutely no "though traffic" with the occasional visit from the gardener or the cleaners. There are literally hundreds of paths and tracks to follow on a bike or on foot and there is relatively easy access to the main road to get out to Arezzo, Florence or Perugia. We played a lot of tennis which was best early in the morning or in the evening when the sun had gone down. Vicky so was easy to deal with when we were planning and paying for the villa and gave us all the advice we needed to get going. Highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Great to hear you had a good time.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, CA
5

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to know where to begin to describe such a wonderful villa. We found it perfect for our family of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children ages 1 1/2 to 10. The setting of the villa is spectacular. The condition of the villa is first rate. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. We spent most of our time outside, but should the weather turn cold or rainy there are multiple spaces, other than bedrooms, where people can gather. There is a box of toys for young children and large and varied collections of DVDs, VCR tapes, games and books, including guidebooks. The grounds of villa are very well maintained and part of its charm. The pool is well designed for young children and adults. The villa, while secluded, is within easy driving distance of many hilltowns in northern Umbrian and Tuscany. What more could one ask for? Communicating with Vicky before our trip was simple and easy; she answered all questions quickly and thoroughly. Patrizia, the local contact, and her daughters are available to cook meals. We had two, both delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, delighted you had such a good time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
162 Kilometres
Perugia/Florence/Pisa/Rimini/Bologna
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Arrezzo
Car: necessary

Casivieri is situated on the Tuscany/Umbria border in the hills above Citta di Castello and San Sepulcro. Sitting in 40 acres of truffle wood, olive groves and meadows it offers a completely remote and tranquil setting. Set 2kms back from the nearest road their is no traffic noise and can only be accessed down a private drive.

While there is an abundant choice of restuarants nearby, most of our guests choose to spend the majority of their tie enjoying the peace and quiet of the villa. Swimming, tennis and gentle walks through the olive groves interspersed with al fresco dining and something chilled - the Tuscan dream come true.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A minimum of one week rental allowed High and Peak Seasons beginning on Saturday.

A minimum of three days rental allowed in Low Season.

Low season prices are for four people max. Supplement of £35 per person per night for each person over four people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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