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Dramatic mountain views from spacious and comfortable home with pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 beds, 3 en suite, sitting room and eat in kitchen, pool and barbecue area

8 K from the beautiful Medieval town Of Gubbio and perched 2000ft up a hill looking towards the Appenine mountains and Mt Accuto, lies Poderetto, a 17th century restored stone farmhouse. The height of the house above sea level means that the summer temperature is less fierce and the nights are pleasantly cool. The extensive, artist and architect owned and designed, conversion of the building and surrounding land has just been completed affording a very comfortable home with 12x6m swimming pool and barbecue area. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 en suite, all having large bathtubs, showers, bidets, toilets and 2 wash hand basins; The master bedroom also, as well as a bath, has a separate shower and basin.There is a large well equipped eat -in kitchen with gas CH. and hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, washer/drier and dishwasher. On the first floor is a large double height sitting room with two contemporary sofas, TV and video and traditional open fireplace. All the rooms are spacious.

Gubbio: This ancient Umbrian stronghold and renowned ceramics center is like the last outpost of civilization before the wilderness of the high Apennines. The central piazza cantilevers over the lower town like a huge terrace. The square is bounded on one end by a mighty palace, all sharp stone lines and squared-off battlements. Inside is a cluttered archaeological museum and the same echoey medieval atmosphere that pervades the entire town. Gubbio is unique among hill towns -- an antique center unto itself, to which surprisingly few visitors venture.

Nearby is Monte Cucco Natural Park:

This is a predominantly mountainous park, featuring at the higher altitudes, beechwoods and pasture land, with rocky cliffs and picturesque gorges. Monte Cucco (1566 metres above sea level) is known also for one of the most important karstic cave systems in Italy, partly open to visits. It is ideal for sports, such as: canyoning, trekking by horse, bike and by foot, paragliding and caving.

Short drives away are the beautiful frescoes by Giotto in Assisi,The magnificent Piero della Francescas in Arezzo, Monterchi and San Sepolcro. The hill towns of Perugia, the city of infinite views according to Henry James, Spello, Orvieto, Todi, Montefalco Spoleto and Urbino the birthplace of Raphael. These are just a few of the the easy excursions you can make, if you can drag yourself away from the house and the swimming pool!

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Milroy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a truly wonderful 10 days in your house. The kids loved it, we

enjoyed the pool, the outdoor cooking and the beautiful nature and views.

Gubbio was delightful and we have had a few great trips to Monte Cucco,

Assisi, the coast and more.

Great food in the region, we could have stayed much longer!

The house was spacious and the outdoor area was great.

it was all worth our stay and we have sweet memories of the holiday. We'd

love to return some day.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gubbio in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Bath (no shower) , situated in master bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , off the kitchen grd floor
    swimming pool - Outdoor Shower , swimming pool
  • All the bathrooms are fitted out with contemporary fittings and a mix of traditional and modern finishes. Bathroom 4. is a bath and 2 wash hand basins situated in the master bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeps 2
  • Bed 1. Very large double height bedroom with bath and 2 wash hand basins in the room. Mezzanine office reached by glass staircase and with far reaching views to the Apennines from windows. Separate shower enclosure, bidet and WC. Bed 2. Large bedroom with windows looking towards the Apennines and it's own door to the front terrace. Bed 3. Bedroom with it's own entrance. Has 2 single beds which can be pushed together to form large double. Bed 4. Accessed from sitting room Large sofa bed. If not required as bedroom, can be used as extension of sitting room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Smokers are welcome providing they only smoke outside. There is parking near the house for 4 cars and 50m's away for another 4 cars. The house is reached via a well maintained white road which turns off the main Gubbio-Fano road, with the coast and Fano being about 45 Min drive away. The pool is surrounded by a border of hand made terracotta tiles and lawned areas. Adjoining the pool is a stone built charcoal barbecue with large serving area, fridge and basin with running water. There are dining areas by the pool and on the terrace to the front of the house and there are ample recliners and sunshades for sitting round the pool. The pool and surround is lit for evening dining and swimming and there are breathtaking views down the wooded valley to the Apennines. To the front of the house under a pergola is a large terrace with table(can seat 10), perfect to catch the morning sun whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Internet access is wireless.


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Dramatic mountain views from spacious and comfortable home with pool
average rating of 4.882353 based on 21 reviews

A wonderful Umbrian fortnight

  • 5 of 5

We got exactly what we wanted from our holiday - peace, tranquility and beautiful surroundings.The property was exactly as described, with a good range of equipment and a generous stock of kitchen consumables for use. Colin was extremely helpful and accommodating without being at all intrusive. The area is stunning - Gubbio itself is among the most beautiful towns in Italy, and in the other direction, you are only a couple of miles from the stunning National Park. Within easy reach are the gems of Urbino to the north and Assisi to the south - both within an hour's journey.

We had a wonderful holiday thank you, and would recommend the property to anyone looking for peace, privacy and a true Umbrian experience.

One small word of caution - the wifi, unsurprisingly in the middle of rural Italy, isn't very good. This didn't impact on our enjoyment but it was poorer than we expected and families travelling with teenagers who can't bear to be separated from social media should just be aware that this is the case.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for your positive review. I'm sorry however that the wifi leaves much to be desired. As you say we are in the middle of the beautiful Umbrian countryside and whilst emails can be received, streaming videos is not presently possible. I'm keeping the system under review and when a better system becomes available I will certainly introduce it, but then it may be worth it, to sever the umbilical cord attaching teenager to phone!
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location de rêve, accueil personnalisé, chaleureux

  • 4 of 5

.Nous avons fait un très beau voyage et une splendide découverte de la région des"Marches", on a beaucoup apprécié votre maison: son calme , la vue éblouissante sur les montagnes, la nature , les longues marches dans le parc du mont Cucco; les visites culturelles à Milan,Luca,Gubbio,Pesaro .On s'est intéressé par nos lectures et la vue des tableaux accrochés à vos murs à vos œuvres, félicitations pour tout ce travail de patience pour les nombreux collages

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review and very glad that you had a good time. I'm sorry that you only felt we deserved 4 stars (good) and will have to make sure, that in the future, we work hard to keep up our high standards and continue, with 20 reviews now, our nearly 100% 5 star record. I do understand that you had problems with the electricity after a storm and whilst there was nothing we could have done about this, I am sorry for the inconveniences this may have caused you. We have had our electricity wiring checked since then, and it has been declared in perfect working order.
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Beautiful and private house and setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. It is beautiful inside and outside. One can see that it was all designed with love and attention to detail. There is ample privacy for all within the house as well. The kitchen is also very well stocked so you do not need to worry about the small details. The outside pool and view are fabulous and you could spend your entire holiday there. Tamae and Colin are superb local hosts to answer any questions or concerns. We have rented many homes around the world over the years and this one rates very high.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gregg and so glad you enjoyed our house. It gives us great pleasure when we have happy guests and positive responses to their experiences. However we must not rest on our laurels and continue to work hard to make sure that future guests have as good an experience as you and your family had.
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  • 5 of 5

Wunderbares Haus. Hervorragend ausgestattet und gut gepflegt. Bestens vor Ort betreut. Perfekter Ort für entspannte Ferientage. Wie Urlaub bei Freunden.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Verena, Thank you for your very positive review and for those of you who don't speak German, I have included an English translation below. Review # 9213246 " Magnificent" Wonderful house. Very well equipped and well maintained. Well managed locally. Perfect place for relaxing holidays. Like a holiday with friends.
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A gem!

  • 5 of 5

The Poderetto property is a unique blend of a comfortable, modern and stylish interior, housed in a postcard-perfect centuries old farm house surrounded by ample grounds and a pool. Its location is, at once, remote (set in a valley of working farms and wooded hills), while not being too distant from Gubbio, Perugia and other cultural/architectural gems. Our two week stay consisted of morning hikes in the various nearby mountain nature reserves, lunching in Gubbio (with Bosone Gardens as the favorite) and spending afternoons around the pool. As other guests have discovered, the restaurant at the bottom of the hill makes excellent and affordable pizzas. Local manager Colin and his charming wife could not have been more helpful. An ideal spot for a 'family and friends' vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing house with stunning wiews

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost two fantastic weeks in Villa Poderetto. Wonderful house and the surroundings where breathtaking. It was the perfect place for us (four adults and two children), with a superb pool and close to some of the most interesting cities and sites of the region. The house was a true match to its description, perfectly situated in the heart of Umbria.

The house was spacious, , with plenty of rooms to get some privacy

The bedrooms were large and had attached shower / toilet. Nice spacious kitchen.

Jack was extremely helpfull, he quickly replied to all the questions. Colin, the house caretaker is a English gentleman who gave us information and helped us during our stay.

An example of how we spent a wonderful day at and around Villa Poderetto.

Breakfast and lunch at the pool with stunning views. The pictures don´t really describe how beautiful it is, and the environment is very qiuet

A trip to Fano with swimming in the sea and then eat dinner at one of many excellent fish restaurants

...or a trip to Arezzo with wonderful frescoes of Piero della Francesca, inside San Francesco Church

...or a trip to Asissi if you want to see the amazing frescoes by Giotto

All this can be reached with less than one hour's drive.


Cable car Funivia is a must!

Restaurant Picchio Verde – one of our favorites. The food is amazing, the staff exceptionally friendly and the atmosphere varm and welcomig.

Restaurant Ulisse e Letizia - another favorite, nice, friendly and of very high class

A gnocchi formaggio, which one could die for.

Even the restaurant below the hill is well worth a visit, where many of the local people go to eat, which is very nice

Pam Supermarket, only 10 minutes drive.

The house was a true gem and the location was perfect. We can highly recommend Villa Poderetto for those looking for peace and quiet, yet close to a lot of attractions.

Thanks Jack and Colin, for a very nice accommodating

Family Nilsson, Lindman and Andersson, Sweden

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you families Nilsson, Lindman and Andersson for your very comprehensive and positive review. As owners and creators of the house it's always nice to know that guests have had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. That is what we work towards and it gives us, as well, great pleasure and satisfaction that people enjoy the house and it's surroundings as much as we do. You are right AnnaMaria that the photos don't really describe how beautiful the place is and that is something I must try and put right, although while photos can give you a one dimensional view of a place, they can never replace the actual ever changing scene, the sense of scale, the freshness of the air and that spirit of place. Jack Milroy
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
40 Perugia
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
80 Ancona and airport
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
18 Fossato di Vico (Gubbio)
Nearest Motorway
39 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
60 Fano
Car: necessary

As well as ‘the most beautiful Medieval town in Europe’ Gubbio, with it’s bars and restaurants and shops selling the traditional local crafts of pottery and ironwork and the very colourful Corse dei Ceri which takes place every year on the 15th May, there are many of Italy’s historic towns, churches and sites of artistic interest within short drives. It is 25mls from Perugia, 35 miles from the birthplace of Raphael, Urbino, 100 miles from Rome (2 ½ h by car ) 18 miles to Assisi, and many other important sites, such as Arezzo, Monterchi and San Sepulchro with their wonderful Piero dela Francesco paintings. There is an abundance of animal and bird life to be seen around the house, with eagles and buzzards soaring overhead and in the Spring and early summer, a family of falcons nesting above the front door. The coast at Fano is a short drive away(about 45 min.) with many delightful beaches nearby.

There are daily flights to Ancona 50 min and Perugiia, 30 min drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gubbio, Umbria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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