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Ann Dawson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French, Italian

Exceptional house on private gated estate

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

4 Double bedrooms - ensuite, sleeps 10

A beautiful family home,well furnished and equipped in a wonderful, peaceful location on a private gated estate. More than 700m altitude, but only 1.5km from a tarmac road; once through the gates, you are in another world. In total there are five privately owned houses in nearly 300 acres and each with breathtaking views across the Umbrian Hills towards the Appenines, Scopetaccio is now the only one available for rental.. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Separate media area. Fully kitted out professional kitchen and covered portico for alfresco dining - cooks possible. Scopetaccio has an over-sized private pool 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.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Dawson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

Why Ann Dawson chose Perugia area

This is a perfect house for a large family, or two families to share. Two large doubles and room for at least 6 children, without being overcrowded in any way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please check us out on Trip Advisor, we are very proud of how we look after our guests. Many people prefer to put a review on there.

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May 2014
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1 holidaymaker review

Exceptional house on private gated estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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

  • 5 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: Aug 12, 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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia, Ancona, Rome, Pisa Florence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
3 Apr 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
12 Jun 2016 - 10 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
11 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
12 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £381

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

We ask for 25% to secure the booking and the balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Perugia area in Umbria

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • 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
  • 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
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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