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Secluded relaxing hilltop cottage view and pool ideal for families or 2 families

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Relaxing accomodation for up to 8 people with pool, great value.

Il Casentino is a lovely 4 bed cottage renovated especially with holiday rental in mind with all the facilities guests expect to find in a modern holiday property. It has traditional tiled floors and chestnut beamed ceilings which give a true cottage feel, perfect for romantic getaways or honeymooners. It is located in the Umbrian hills between the bustling historic town of Umbertide and The enchanting Gubbio, enjoying easy reach of the Niccone Valley, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona and Perugia to name just a few. The area is steeped in history, sights and activities. Markets and shops are full of good quality local produce, meats, cheeses, wine and beer.

The elevated setting is enchanting giving some breathtaking views which will welcome you each morning with distant views, scented air and amazing sunrise. The roads are well surfaced and easy to drive making the cottage very accessable but very private and secure due to it being set back from the quiet road and having remote controlled security gates.

The cottage sleeps 4 in comfort in a large double room and a twin bed room which can be made up as a comfortable double depending on guest requirements. There is a bright and airy fully equipped kitchen, the living room is very comfortable and welcoming with ample cosy seating for everyone a log burning stove for cooler early and late season evenings. French windows open onto the secluded private terrace which enjoys the most magnificent views, the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or wind up the day with al fresco dining and a good bottle of local wine under the stars.

The living room has a tv with sky and a dvd player and large selection of dvd's. There is a collection of board games suitable for all ages.

The swimming pool is 12m x 4m it is very child friendly having steps and a gentle sloping bottom from 1.2m to 2.4. The pool is private to your group and is quite secluded with some partial shade from the trees which is essential for hot afternoon relaxing under the Umbrian sun. The pool is opened for June 1st for the summer season.

The owners are English and have lived here for many years developing the property into what is now an idyllic holiday getaway. They have some very friendly dogs and cats which love to interact with guests but they do not enter the rental property grounds. Margot is an excellent cook and will offer a catering option, if you take her up on the offer she will lavish you with an authentic Italian 3 course menue at a minimal cost.

On arrival you will find a generous welcome pack consisting of provisions to make beverages and an evening meal with milk bread and butter, making arrival easier.

The apartment is available to groups of more than 4 and up to a total of 8 guests. The chestnut beams and traditional tiled floors give the apartment a rustic style which can only add to the whole holiday experience. It sleeps 4 in comfort and Umbrian cottage style, all the living areas are spacious and well furnished. The double bedroom has a large double bed, the second bedroom is a twin but can be made up as a comfortable double if requested. The living room is comfortable and relaxing with ample soft seating with a log burning stove for cooler months. the kitchen runs off the living room and is very well equipped and spacious with the door opening onto the private secluded terrace which also enjoyes the views of rolling Umbrian tree lined hills and valleys.

This makes the property perfect for large familys or two familys wanting to share making this a very good value accomodation.

A €300.00 returnable security is payable on arrival.

Now for the 2017 season, A 3 course complementary welcome meal will be left in the refrigerator for you on your arrival, ready to warm up and serve inside or al fresco. The meal will consist of 3 courses from an authentic Italian menu made with quality local produce.

For more information and pictures please click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser.

By renting a property which is managed by "The Italian house management co," you can be assured of good value, quality, clean and well maintained holiday villas. We are an English speaking company and are able to help with any eventuality while you are at Colbiancale bridging language gaps and using local knowledge.


For Christmas and New year bookings the cottage will be decorated with a Christmas tree there will not be a welcome meal provided but either a full Christmas dinner or a New years eve dinner served to all the guests this does not include beverages.

More Details

Eric Read
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

To get your holiday off to a good start you will be left a complimentary welcome meal consisting of 3 courses from an authentic Italian menu made from quality local produce. This will be prepared and left in the refrigerator ready for warming up and serving inside or al fresco.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gubbio in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are clean and recently decorated in keeping with the rest of the accomodation, there is a limitless supply of hot and cold water and ample towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Cottage has a double bed room and a twin bed room to sleep 4 people in comfort plus a cot if required. The Apartment the same, all rooms are well furnished and comfortable with quality linen which is changed on Saturday if your stay is for more than one week.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting


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Very good

  • 4 of 5

The gobsmackingly beautiful views from the house is bettered only by Margot’s hospitality. Her warmth, generosity and herb advice really made our trip special. The house is well located for visiting nearby towns of Gubbio and Assisi as well as Lake Trasimeno.

We particularly enjoyed home cooked evening meals on the terrace and afternoons by the pool. Thank you Margot and Nigel.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky, fantastic views and wonderful host!

  • 4 of 5

Margot is extremely welcoming and can't do enough for her guests.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th visit to Montelovesco, and as lovely as ever. Situated on top of a mountain, with wonderful views over the hillside, within easy reach of the charming town of Umbertide and the magnificent city of Gubbio, it is perfectly situated for exploring the Perugia area, and further afield in Umbria.

Both the Capanna and Cantina, are spacious and comfortable and beautifully furnished and Margot (an excellent cook) goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need. And Nigel is a font of useful information about the area, things to do, eat and drink, and in fact, absolutely anything!

We didn't swim this time, but when we have visited in the summer, we spend lots of time around the pool, and barbecued on the terrace.

We can recommend visits to Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Terni, Montepulciano, Spoleto, even Ravenna and Pisa are in reach, if you can drag yourself away from Montelovesco.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tolles altes Gemäuer in einer herrlichen Landschaft

  • 4 of 5

Uns hat der Aufenthalt im Haus Casentino sehr gut gefallen. Die Lage recht hoch in den Umbrischen Hügeln ist traumhaft und das Klima war sehr angenehm. So kann man herrlich draußen frühstücken und abends bis tief in die Nacht draußen sitzen und den herrlichen Abendhimmel genießen. Tagsüber ist es in den Zimmern angenehm kühl und man kann sich zudem im Pool jederzeit abkühlen.

Bei der Ankunft war der Kühlschrank reich gefüllt, so dass wir erst am übernächsten Tag einkaufen mussten. Zudem gab es am Ankunftsabend ein sehr leckeres durch Margot zubereitetes Abendessen.

Margot sorgte sich über den gesamten Aufenthalt auf eine angenehm herzliche Art um unser Wohlergehen.

Was in der Beschreibung des Objektes nicht klar benannt wird, ist, dass das Ferienhaus quasi aus zwei Wohnungen besteht. Eine Wohnung mit Küche, Wohnraum, zwei Schlafzimmern, einem Bad und Terrasse ist in einem kleinen Nebengebäude und die zweite Wohnung ebenfalls bestehend aus großer Küche, einem sehr großen Wohnzimmer, zwei Schlafzimmern und zwei einfachen Bädern befindet sich im Untergeschoss des Haupthauses, in dem auch die Gastgeber leben.

Die Räumlichkeiten sind intensiv möbliert und vor allem die Küchen sind sehr gut ausgestattet. Ehrlichkeitshalber muss aber auch gesagt werden, dass eine Renovierung der Zimmer durchaus angebracht wäre. Für mich persönlich befanden sich auch zu viele Dekorationsgegenstände in den Wohnungen.

Nichtsdestotrotz haben wir uns im Casentino zwei Wochen sehr wohl gefühlt und wir können das Haus und vor allem die Gastgeberin weiter empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Authentiek, gastvrij en rustig.

  • 4 of 5

Gezellig rommelig, zeer compleet.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rust, gastvrijheid, prachtige omgeving, ontspanning

  • 5 of 5

De woning is van alle gemakken voorzien en ligt prachtig in de bergen met een schitterend uitzicht over het dal. De eigenaren zijn zeer gastvrij voor mens en dier en weten je veel over de omgeving te vertellen. Je kunt er heerlijk tot rust komen en het verblijf als uitvalsbasis gebruiken voor de vele bezienswaardigheden die er in de buurt zijn. Tis alleen een flinke klim om bij de woning te komen, de weg is goed geasfalteerd maar gaat wel steil omhoog. Er zijn winkels binnen tien minuten rijafstand en ook restaurantjes in overvloed. Het zwembad was fijn en goed verzorgd. Zeer zeker een (her)bezoek waard!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Below is a link to my Activity/things to do page, with lots of ideas for things to do during your stay.!activities-for-rental-and-corporate-home/c24t3

The link below leads to an excellent walking guide with walks for all fitness levels and takes in some amazing scenery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gubbio, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018 pool open
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019 pool open
1 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The basic price per week for upto 4 people is €1000.00, groups of 4 or less can choose to stay in the cottage or the appartment at the time of booking. If no preference is given the cottage will be used.
For groups of 4 up to 8 please book for 8 people for a minimum of 7 nights which will give the price for both the cottage and the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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