Stunning 4 Bedroom Holiday Villa On Monte Acuto Near Umbertide, Umbria

Casa della Costa is located on the western facing slope (the costa) of Monte Acuto, a landmark mountain near the town of Umbertide in Umbria, Italy. It is a 10-15 drive down to Umbertide and the same in the other direction to the hill top village of Preggio, well known for a classical music festival held in the summer and chestnut festival every October.

The house has many of the features that a visitor to the area is likely to be looking for: stunning views from the house and swimming pool, a quiet location that is not overlooked by other properties and modern comforts combined with original features. Should you manage to drag yourself away, it also makes a good base from which to explore much of Umbria and Tuscany.

Casa della Costa, A Beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa Near Umbertide, Umbria

Villa Layout

The house is built on a slope on the side of Monte Acuto, consequently each of the three floors of the house has access directly to outside terraces. The communal spaces are downstairs and the four bedrooms and bathrooms on the two upper floors. The pool is below the house, reached by stone steps.

Ground Floor

The spacious and fully equipped kitchen, dining-room hallway, and living room are all on the lower floor. The dining table has seating for eight and the living room is furnished with comfortable sofas, from here, french windows lead out from the living room onto the south-facing terrace. The ground-floor has an open plan design, wide arches connect each room and you can seamlessly move to the shady outside terrace with a stone dining table via french windows from the kitchen and hallway entrances. Here you can enjoy al fresco dining whilst enjoying the magnificent views across the Umbrian countryside. A staircase leads from the hallway up to the first floor.

The kitchen is equipped with: 5 burner range-master, kettle, milk-frother, filter coffee machine, toaster, juicer, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher

The comfortable living-room has TV, wi-fi, DVDs, books and board games.

As is usual with Italian farmhouses, the ground floor was originally used to house the family’s livestock whilst humans lived upstairs.


First Floor

There are three bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor:

Bedroom #1: The large master bedroom has a large double bed and a portable air-conditioning unit, it has the biggest bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower. The middle terrace at the back of the house can be accessed by french windows from this room.

Bedroom#2: Large double bed (can be made up as twin beds), en-suite shower room, walk-in dressing room.

Bedroom#3: Twin beds (can be made up as a double), adjacent shower room.

A stone staircase leads up to the second floor.


Second Floor

Bedroom#4: double bed, shower room, french windows connect to the upper terrace at the back of the house. It is thought that the tower formed by this room and the bedroom below were originally the grain store.


The grounds of Casa della Costa are fenced and entered via electrically operated gates, the drive from the gates leads past olive trees to the parking area at the top of the house, stone steps lead down to the main entrance at the “front” (west-facing) of the building. There are three paved terraces around the house.

Terrace#1: The largest, lower terrace, wraps around the west and south facing sides of the house. There are three access points on this terrace to the ground floor from kitchen, hall and living room, from here you can look out across the Umbrian hills or keep an eye on the pool below. This terrace has a pergola with large stone table, this outdoor dining area is easily accessed from the kitchen and is perfect for eating al fresco and admiring the view. At the living room end (south-facing) there are comfortable deck chairs and shade from a tree where you can relax whilst reading a book.

Terrace#2: This middle terrace is accessed from the lower terrace by stone steps and by french windows from the master bedroom. It is at the “back” (east-facing) of the building but there are wonderful views to the south.

Terrace#3: The top terrace is between the top level of the house (a tower thought to have been a grain store) and the steep rock face that makes is the “costa” in the name of the property. It is accessed by stone steps and by french windows from the top bedroom. You can walk around to the car park from here.

Swimming Pool

Stone steps lead down from the house to the 10 x 5 metre swimming pool which is below the house and is surrounded on all sides by stone paving. There are sun loungers for eight people and an umbrella provides shade. The walls and surrounding garden are planted with rosemary, lavender and other Mediterranean herbs.

Pool House

At the north end of the swimming pool  you will find the pool house with small pool (as in billiards) table, fridge, WC and shower, a perfect hangout for teenage children!


The built-in charcoal fuelled barbecue is located near the bottom of the steps the lead down to the swimming pool area.

Table Tennis

Beyond the pool house you will find an outdoor table tennis table standing on a patch of lawn.

Casa della Costa, Weekly Prices In UK Pounds

Holiday rental villa between Preggio & Umbertide, Umbria, Italy

Casa della Costa, Availability

Casa della Costa is located on the western slope of Monte Acuto between the town of Umbertide and the hilltop village of Preggio in northern Umbria, Italy. Visit Tuscany and Umbria from this beautiful villa, Citta di Castello, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Todi, Orvieto, Sansepolcro and Orvieto are all easy day trips, Florence is 2 hours away and Rome 2.5 hours.

Casa della Costa

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  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite, 1 adjacent to bedroom)
  • Traditional materials combined with modern comfort
  • 10 x 5 swimming pool
  • Magnificent views, quiet location
  • 10-15 minute drive to Umbertide
  • Wi-fi
  • A deposit of one third of the rental price secures the booking
  • Rest payable 2 months before the start of your holiday
  • Returnable damage deposit £100 per week
  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels included
  • Heating, if needed, is an extra charge
  • Fenced and gated grounds