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Pretty riverbank cottage with lovely pool and garden.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Umbertide - La Barca

In total 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 people

The Mill is a detached cottage, on the banks of the Tiber River, with a lovely garden in which there is an attractive free-form swimming pool.

The situation is ideal, quiet, yet close to all amenities. The cottage is within 2 minutes drive distance of the village and train station and less than ten minutes drive to the centre of two bustling market towns, Citta di Castello and Umbertide;

We are letting the Mill cottage with four bedrooms with attached bathrooms, living room with satellite TV and kitchen.

The cottage is also comfortably equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cooker, electric oven and fridge/freezer. Has also direct and indipendent access to the garden and the pool, and gives the possibility to eat outside under the wisteria pergola, close the pool and the BBQ

This property makes a wonderful base from which to explore some superb restaurants in the area. One of which offers fantastic cookery courses (in English). If you are interested please enquire and we can book you in.

Fishing and golf: You can fish from the garden, there are mostly roach and chub although at certain times of the year you can catch huge carp!

The nearest golf course is 9 hole at the Fattoria Caldese in Citta di Castello. However a little further afield there is a lovely 18 hole parkland course, Santa Sabina at Ellera in Perugia.

Just 20 minutes away is the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Jr course of Antognolla.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Alessandro e Maurizia
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Alessandro e Maurizia

After working eight years as a bank clerk and eighteen as a property manager I finally crowned my dream of moving away from the hustle and smog of the city and manage a tourists accomodation in the country. I grew up with my parents to the sea and my father was the owner of a small hotel, and so since my childhood I liked this work that for various reasons I could not continue. Now I live happy here with my wife in our little daughter Martina.

I also like to devote part of my free time as volunteer at the civil protection service

My wife Maurizia worked for more than twenty years in Rome as a social assistant and educator. She also needed to change completely her life Now she has time, like me, to follow our daughter's growth. She likes to prepare homemade differents breads, cakes and jams with the fruits of our trees.

Together and with love we do our best to keep our property a neat, clean and tidy place in order to make our guests feel at home.

Alessandro e Maurizia purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Alessandro e Maurizia chose Perugia area

Taken in 2011 the decision to change our lives, we started looking on internet a property that would fit our wants. Here was the first place we visited in a long line. But it was also the only one in which we immediately fell in love.The two separated houses, The location, the Tiber river alog the border , the quiet, and the clean air, we were immediately convinced that this was the place that made for us and for our needs. Now, wake up in the green with the birds singing has repaid our sacrifices. Over the years we have made many improvements, investing more money, but now has become a wonderful place where we really feel at home ..... despite the little time that we live here.

What makes this cottage unique

The rustic architecture, all the comforts, the accessories, the large pool, the garden and the BBq for guest exclusive use are just a few benefits of our property.

The new big covered Veranda in the garden with wooden furniture is ideal for eating or for relaxing.

The large stone walls, keeping it cool in summer avoid the need of air conditioning.

We live in the next door house, but we are very discreet and we go by the guests side just to carry out maintenance of the pool and the garden, but at the same time we are present for advice, tips, information, and for any needs our guests may have. In addition, we are just two kilometers from the highway so that the locations of interest are easy reachable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just felt I had to write and thank you for our lovely stay in Montecastelli. The house is charming and comfortable as well as being convenient for excursions and local shopping. Enjoyed spotting kingfishers flashing up and down the riverbank!
Jun 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Pretty riverbank cottage with lovely pool and garden.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 21 reviews
5

Bellissima vacanza a Pretty Cottage

  • 5 of 5

VACANZA A PRETTY COTTAGE

Questa è stata la prima casa ad attirare la mia attenzione e anche se ho continuato a cercare ritornavo sempre qui, sia per il piacere delle immagini sia per il rapporto prezzo –valore.

Avevo ragione!

Siamo stati benissimo in questa deliziosa casa di pietra, rinnovata nel rispetto delle tradizioni artigianali locali e anche delle esigenze del viaggiatore moderno.

E’ immersa in un giardino spazioso, armonioso e molto curato, con un lento fiume da un lato e bei campi agricoli da un altro, il tutto contornato e protetto da bellissimi alberi alti. La piscina è perfetta per una famiglia o gruppo di amici e il patio coperto ti permette di mangiare comodamente fuori - anche sotto la pioggia!

La casa è mezzo nascosta in un piccolo bosco a forse 200 metri dalla strada, quindi molto tranquilla. Lì ci siamo sempre sentiti completamente al sicuro perché i proprietari Alessandro e Maurizia con la loro simpaticissima bambina vivono a pochi passi, sempre presenti in caso di bisogno o curiosità ma mai invadenti, come sottolineano quasi tutti i relatori di questa pagina. Una coppia che ha già viaggiato in tante parti del mondo, sono aperti, accoglienti, attenti alle esigenze dei loro ospiti e molto disponibili, generosi con il loro tempo e anche per i fortunati di settembre come noi – con i prodotti del loro favoloso albero di fichi!

All’interno l’atmosfera è familiare - calda, comoda e colorata. La cucina è piccola ma compatta e attrezzata. Le 3 camere matrimoniali sono spaziose e tutte le camere hanno una bella vista sul giardino. Ci sono spazi armoniosi, travi di legno, pavimenti di terracotta morbida o parquet e alcune porte antiche in legno massiccio che è un vero piacere aprire e chiudere, mobili semplici e naturali d’epoca scelte con gusto dai proprietari, come i quadri e alcuni oggetti artistici.

Proprio nessuna lamentela?

Béh, alcuni dei nostri eccellenti cuochi hanno dovuto chiedere un coperchio più grande e qualcuno dei nostri accaniti bevitori di tè avrebbero apprezzato cucchiaini in quantità maggiore!

Per il resto questo è stato l’ambiente perfetto per una riunione tra 8 vecchi amici provenienti da 3 continenti diversi, alcuni dei quali non si vedevano da 50 anni!

Un progetto davvero riuscito. Grazie Alessandro, grazie Maurizia, grazie Martina, per la vostra tanto apprezzata ospitalità!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Claire e grazie per la tua recensione, per favore saluta e ringrazia da parte nostra il resto della truppa.! E' stato bello avervi come ospiti e speriamo di rivederci presto. Cordialmente Maurizia e Alessandro
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5

Charming cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending two weeks in this idyllic setting with our two teenage daughters.

We could not fault the accommodation which is spacious, full of charm and was clean upon arrival. We lacked nothing.

Alex and Maurizia, along with their delightful daughter, Martina, made us welcome right from the beginning and were only too pleased to help in whatever way they could.

We have no hesitation in recommending La Barca to anyone who would like to explore the local area by car or further afield by train.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful countryside in Umbertide

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 adults and one child and had the pleasure to stay for 8 nights in this wonderful house.

No need to describe the house in details it was enough to accommodate all of us without any problem... But one can find detailed description above ;-)

What will not be described is the lovely couple who were our hosts!

We really appreciate our time with them!

Best regards

Desimir

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely renovated place at the banks of the Tiber

  • 5 of 5

We (from Germany) and our friends from Michigan (USA) enjoyed the stay at the lovely renovated old water mill building at the backs of the Tiber River a lot! One week flew by in no time and our kinds (and we) did not want to leave at all.

The location is in a quite spot. However, still close to a small but well sorted supermarket/bakery and a nice affordable restaurant where we had dinner four out of seven times since our five kids (6 to 11 years old) loved the food and space to play outside. We did not mind since they had excellent wine too ;-)

The owners Alex and Maurizia were always helpful to support on any questions for sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting and even how to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara 

We did combined day trips to nearby places such as Assisi, Collepino, Cortona, Montone, Peruiag, Spello, Umbertide, and Largo Trasimeno. Wow, what beautiful places even our kids were impressed and loved running up and down the narrow streets.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the beautiful nice maintained pool, we use it everyday (before and after our day trips) and the comfortable sun loungers helped to digest the impressions of the day and to relax after too much good food and wine.

Also to mention:

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc.

The property was clean and well-maintained.

We already recommend this property to friends and relatives and hopeful are able to rent this place anytime soon again.

Thank you to Alex and Maurizia for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location with a charm and character

  • 5 of 5

Imagine an isolated, but not distant from the mainroad, location on the river, that you can see from the window of your bedroom. Imagine a house which is a carefully designed mix of old walls and doors and modern, comfortable equipment. Plus swimming pool, where you can relax and enjoy the view on the mountain, trees and river.

All of this you can find in La Barca, plus nice and helpful hosts (Alex, thanks again for your help with a car) and, last but not least, very good kitchen facility. My full endorsement for this place. Piotr Lukasiewicz

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at La Barca, with another family, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It worked very well for 2 families travelling together, and gave us our own space, whilst still having the amenities we needed.

The undisputed highlight was the fabulous pool, which we couldn't keep the children out of! Fantastic size and just right with the shallow and deep end. We thoroughly enjoyed the open space of the garden, and the children enjoyed playing cricket several nights whilst the adults sat watching from the patio! Very relaxing.

Good facilities, very clean and well stocked. We appreciated the new towels mid week! Excellent guide book in the house, with just the right amount of information we needed, and allowed us super days out to Gubbio, the lake, Montone and even Rome for the day.

However, we feel that much of the enjoyment of our holiday was due to the owners, Alex and Maurizia (and Martina, of course!) who were just wonderful. Incredibly helpful, from booking us local restaurants, to helping us plan train times to Rome, to lending us charcoal for the BBQ! A really lovely couple who made us feel very welcome, yet were never obtrusive even though they lived in the main house. Thank you so much, and we also loved meeting Martina too - a real sweetie.

Thank you for a fantastic week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Montecastelli
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Montecastelli local stop
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Norcinarte
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Fumaiolo
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

The situation is ideal, quiet yet close to all amenities. The cottage is within walking distance of the village and train station and less than ten minutes drive to the centre of two bustling market towns, Citta di Castello and Umbertide; thirty minutes from Perugia airport and within easy day trip distance to Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Assisi and Gubbio. If you are unable to arrive at Perugia airport, Rimini, Bologna, Ancona and Forli are within 2 hours drive.

Due to it’s accessible position this property is a perfect base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany; enjoy superb food in excellent local restaurants and for the more active there are three golf courses not too far away, wonderful circular walks, horse riding, also windsurfing , kitesurfing and canoeing on Lake Trasimeno (40 minutes away) and of course, fishing in the garden!

There are no barriers between the garden and the river so small children should always be supervised.

Other Activities: Day Cookery Courses, kitesurfing/windsurfing course son Lake Trasimeno 35 mins away,

Golf: Three courses nearby one in Citta di Castello, a short 9 hole course and a riding centre in a lovely setting, Fattoria Caldese tel: 0758510197; Antognolla, Pierantonio, Stunning but challenging 18 hole course Tel:0756059563; and Santa Sabina, Perugia Pleasant 18 hole parkland course Tel:0755172370

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Umbertide, Perugia area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£465
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£423
for 3 nights
From
£127
£718
 
 
Medium Season
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,437
for 7 nights
£1,437
 
 
Medium Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£296
for 2 nights
From
£127
£718
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£296
for 2 nights
From
£127
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning 1 week £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

In winter time there is an extra charge for heating that will calculate by a gas counter.
Demage deposit at New Year Eve is 400,00 euro.
We also offer B&B for which we charge Euro 60 per night per room including breakfast.
Ask owners about cleanig service

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Umbertide in Umbria

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bath of room 3
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , New bathroom in the upper floor shared between rooms 1 and 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathroom of room 4
  • All the bathroom are renovated in 2015. All the bathrooms have hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Big bedroom with wiev on the river and fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Nice bedroom with bathroom en-suite.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Possibility to link the beds togheter. Bathroom en suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Possibility to link the bed together wiev on garden and pool
  • Bedroom 1 Is a big room thas has three windows with view on the Tiber river and a big stone fireplace. Bedroom 2 has a nice view to the garden and the pool and an antique wood and tiles ceiling. Bedroom 3 is a nice double bed room with view to the garden and the river with a en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4 is a spacious twin room with view to the garden and the river and has an en-suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Children are welcome although young children should be supervised as there is no barrier between the garden and the river. Suitable for elderly and infirm as long as they can manage a normal staircase. We offer also B & B service if request.

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