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Country house in Umbria with private swimming pool

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Grutti - Villa Le Ginestre

Country house in Umbria with private swimming pool

Villa Le Ginestre is …..living in close contact with nature, smelling the brooms in their full bloom, knowing that just outside the gate of the Villa you can take a long and pleasant walk up to the nearest village…… Then leave your city-home and spend your holidays in full serenity at Villa Le Ginestre.

Your evenings will be under a starry sky, watching Venus and the countless constellations of Umbrian beautiful sky.

Le Ginestre is a pretty country house surrounded by a forest of oak trees in a beautiful location just outside the small village of Grutti.

The house is built in the ancient Umbrian style: stone exterior, the interior ceilings with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles rough. Terracotta floors and tasteful decor add charm to this small country house, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room with adjoining dining area.

The house is surrounded by an area of over 10000 sqm, part of which is fitted to garden with beautiful ornamental and fruit plants. There are also olive trees that increase appeal of the site.

In this garden, detached, yet only a short walk from the house, is located a pergola with beautiful wood-burning oven for barbecue, a fully equipped solarium connecting to the pool, lighted in the evening for those who love swimming under the amazing starry sky.

All the most famous Umbrian towns are easily reached via the E45.

Swimming pool opening dates: last week of May - last week of September

Changeover day: Saturday

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Bruno & Mila
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Country house in Umbria with private swimming pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Home away from home. Peaceful and breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

Gloria met us at the villa when we arrived very late. She had prepared some food for us and left a bottle of wine which was very thoughtful. Villa is lovely, comfortable and has everything you could need. Real home away from home.

Fabulous pool and outdoor bbq area under a pergola covered by grape vines. Perfect for al fresco dining under the stars. Views are just amazing. Highly recommend this villa if you really need to get away from it all and totally wind down and relax. We didn't do to much sightseeing other than a day out to Todi and Oriveto,as the pool and the villa were just to lovely to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay, and the house. Everything was perfect. Except at the end when we had to pay extra for the gas. We were never told that the heating would cost extra to the regular fee. This ment a lot of money and a big disappoinment. We really enjoyed the week but left with some bitter taste in the mouth. Sadly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Genestre far exceeding our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained, with a view that took our breath away. My sisters and I had a great time in the pool, the pool was clean when we arrived and at the end of the first week was cleaned again, the same for the house, we couldn't have asked for more. Our contact in Grutti was Gloria, she met us when we arrived and was a great help showing us around the house letting us know how everything worked, she even called the next day to make sure we were ok and that everything was working as it should, she was very kind and helpful. We visited quite a few places our favorite was Todi it had a great history and is worth more than one visit, Todi also has a wonderful supermarket. We would also recommend Assisi and Terni, which are wonderful, close to Terni are the water falls of Marmore these should not be missed.

It was a wonderful vacation, we can't wait to return, we would have no problem recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect, peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were blown away by the villa and the views. The villa is truly beautiful with a homely feel to it. We felt completely relaxed almost immediately. Our friendly hosts met us and explained everything. The swimming pool is perfect. We shopped in Grutti (small convenience store) and also just outside Todi where there is an excellent large supermarket (emi) We would highly recommend this villa. Everything mentioned in the listing is accurate and the pictures are a useful guide though the real thing is even better!!. Also, we needed to contact our hosts the very next day to sort out a small problem with the water in the main bathroom. We had an immediate response and someone arrived shortly afterwards to turn it all on. All in all, a perfect week here for us, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly beautiful Country House

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in Bruno Martinellis Landhaus verbracht.

Das Anwesen ist ausserhalb von Grutti traumhaft gelegen. Der Blick vom Balkon vermittelt das Gefühl, man wäre Teil eines herrlichen Landschaftsgemäldes.

Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet und liess uns selbst an kühleren Abenden gemütliche Stunden vor dem offenen Kamin verbringen.

Die Schwiegereltern von Herrn Martinelli wohnen im Anwesen nebenan (das ein Stück weg ist, so dass man nichts voneinander mitbekommt), sind sehr hilfsbereit, pünktlich und freundlich und bei Bedarf jederzeit erreichbar. Die Verständigung ist auf Englisch problemlos möglich. Ausflüge in die herrliche Umgebung und Einkäufe sind vom Landhaus aus ohne lange Fahrzeiten möglich. Negative Punkte gab es wirklich keine. Kein Lärm, keine Probleme, kein Stress. Schöner hätte unser Urlaub nicht sein können!

We spent a wonderful week in Bruno Martinellis Country House.

The house is located in a beautiful, quiet location outside of Grutti. The view from the veranda gives an impression of being part of a stunning landscape painting.

The house is tastefully furnished and allowed us to spend homey evenings in front of the open fireplace during cooler nights.

The in-laws of Mr. Martinelle live in the property next door (which is out of sight, so you won’t see or hear each other). They are very helpful, punctual and friendly and are available whenever you need them. Communication in English is no problem. Trips to nearby towns as well as shopping is possible without the need to travel long distances. There were no negative points whatsoever. No noise, no problems, no stress. Our holidays couldn’t have been nicer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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una vacanza meravigliosa

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo trascorso una magnifica vacanza in questa villa che corrispondeva perfettamente a quanto indicato nell'annuncio. Il posto è incantevole, una villa immersa nelle colline Umbre, cena davanti a tramonti indimenticabili.....tutto era perfetto.Un ringraziamento particolare ai proprietari Paola e Salvatore che sono stati gentilissimi ed un arrivederci a presto.

Sicuramente ci ritorneremo.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perugia, Orvieto, Orte
Car: recommended

Located between the two Umbrian provinces of Perugia (40 Km) and Terni (50 Km), Todi area offers to its tourists a relaxing break amongst medieval villages and cities of art.

Moreover, the land of St. Francis of Assisi offers the experience of spiritual itineraries as well as wine and food routes, discovering Umbrian olive oil, wine, truffle and Norcia products.

Around Easter time, Todi hosts the Italian Antique Exhibition (Rassegna Antiquaria d’Italia).

You can also join the Umbria Jazz Festival (July) and the annual Chocolate Festival (October).

Walks and mountain bike excursions are available near the villa. Nearby there are stables, tennis courts, clay-pigeon shooting, a rafting and kayak centre (near the Marmore Waterfalls) and a small airfield, where flights can be arranged, for those wishing to see Umbria from the sky.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Grutti, Todi area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Oct 2016 - 9 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter & MAY
11 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas, New Ears Eve, Easter minimum stay 1 week fixed price € 1250 per week + cleanings.
Obligatory end-of-stay cleanings €150, stays exceeding 7 days it is obligatory mid-week cleaning €100 (include 2hrs house cleanings, bed and bathroom linen change, 2 pool cleanings) to be paid on site.
•Rental rates include:1 set bed/bath linen per week; Utility costs (ie electricity), excluding central heating.
•Rental rates do not include: End-of-stay cleaning; Central-heating (on consumption)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Grutti in Umbria

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Swimming pool opening dates: May 27, 2010 - Sept 29, 2012 (dates are flexible upon weather)

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