Romantic villa with pool, the perfect rental villa for couples, Tuscany Umbria border
Located on the Tuscan Umbrian border, Ca’ de Bondanza is a very popular rental cottage with a heated pool and great views.
It has the winning combination of being specifically for a couple and with a private heated pool.
With wonderful views across the hills of the Tuscany Umbria border towards Cortona, this beautiful Tuscan country cottage is available exclusively for holiday lettings with Gorgacce Rentals.
The holiday accommodation is in a beautifully restored barn set in the fenced grounds of an English couple’s farmhouse.
kitchen / living room / dining table, covered terrace
The ground floor is an open plan kitchen / dining / living room with a door leading to a covered terrace which has a dining table and gas barbecue. The well equipped kitchen has a gas hob and microwave for cooking, a good sized fridge and ironing facilities. A washing machine is available. Also leading out from the kitchen at the front of the house there is a second terrace with umbrella and a wisteria covered pergola.
Bedroom, en-suite bathroom, second room.
Above is a spacious double bedroom (two joined beds) with a portable air-conditioning unit. French windows open onto a private terrace. The en-suite shower room is equipped with hairdryer and heated towel rail. A second room offers extra space and has numerous books for guests’ use. All rooms have gas convector heaters.
The cottage is next to the beautiful swimming pool with a large stone paved pool surround, sunshades and loungers, there is also a gazebo with table and chairs. The pool dimensions are 10 x 5 metres and it is heated with solar panels, a thermal cover keeps the heat in at night extending the swimming season into the off peak months. From here the surrounding views are particularly splendid. The large garden is fenced in, beyond the holiday cottage garden and pool area, there are olives, fruit trees and vegetable gardens.
The English owners have lived there for many years and can help with advice on all aspects of your stay. They give a generous welcome pack and will also supply fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden in season. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if requested prior to your arrival. As well as bed linen and bath towels, pool towels are also provided.
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Amazing retreat, with staggering views in all directions in a beautiful part of Umbria. Fabulous welcome pack of food and drink and olive oil from olives in the grounds provided by the warm and friendly owners Trevor and Maggie. Wonderful wildlife all around and real silence you can ‘cut with a knife’.
...with fabulous views, comfortable accommodation, an interesting and delightful garden, and hosts who match all this in every respect. Maggie and Trevor will do everything they can to make your stay pleasurably memorable: they are discreet to a fault, but always ready to help and advise if asked. It is also an excellent place from which to venture to all points of the compass and discover the extraordinary wealth of beauty and history that lies all around. Highly recommended
Unbelievable place!!!!! The view, the amenities, and TREVOR and MAGGIE! My husband, and I are both retired from the travel/hospitality fields of business. As critics for travel/hotels, we hope we will have our piece of heaven for the two weeks yearly at Ca de BONDANZA!
Trevor and Maggie and absolutely the most wonderful people we have encountered. Their hospitality graciously has no limitations. From the time we walked in the door, with a hospitality basket waiting with oodles of food to welcome us, to the end of our visit when they wished us goodbye at 4:00 AM in the morning!
We truly love you Maggie and Trevor and so look forward to seeing you both again. Thank you for making our vacations so special!
I must begin by endorsing all the positive reviews already submitted.
Trevor and Maggie are the perfect hosts (they are more than simply the "owners") they are most generous in the provision of the "welcome pack", which sustained us well beyond the first night, generous with their help and advice on the area, and yet remain discreet, leaving you to enjoy their superbly maintained cottage, pool and gardens. The views are stunningly beautiful and the situation is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
If this all sounds too fulsome then I will mention my initial anxieties with driving up the "white road" that takes you up the final half mile or so to the house. It was a bit nerve racking on the arrival day but you soon get used to it and begin to relax and enjoy the beauty of the scenery as you descend to the valley.
We enjoy self-catering so were more than happy to spend our evenings at the cottage. The situation is perfect for visiting the many historic towns in the area. We followed the Piero Della Francesca to Montechi (thanks for this one Trevor) Arezzo and Sansepulcro We also went to Assisi and Perugia. All of these places are easily accessible and wonderfully rewarding. And at the end of your day you know you have a superbly equipped,comfortable and beautifully located cottage to which to return and relax in.
Thank you once again Trevor and Maggie for hospitality.
We keep coming back to this idyllic place year after year. The location is stunning, almost unreal in its perfection: biblical sheep, vines and olive groves- you travel back through the centuries to a silence you have never experienced before. The view is almost unreal; there is an abundance of beauty and natural plenty and from the pool, the view seems so pure and untouched. The water is the texture of silk- satin. Our hosts have made this place a home from home for us- they are friends now -welcoming, helpful, extremely generous with their time and expertise and making us bubble with excitement with touches such as wine and goodies, fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit grown by them, picked in time for meals. Where else would your hosts pick fresh figs from the tree for you? The house is pristine and gloriously tasteful. We could go anywhere in the world, but why would we? This is Paradise.
We feel truly privileged to have spent three weeks at Ca De Bondanza. We’d been looking forward to it for 10 months and the place exceeded our expectations in so many ways.
The cottage, its grounds, the pool, the views, are all first class. The owners, Maggie and Trevor whose grounds the cottage is in, were lovely, welcoming hosts. We were gobsmacked by the generous welcome package they’d put together for us: wine, cheese, tomatoes, courgettes, cured meats, bread, bottled water, even butter and jam! And they really went the extra mile for us, helping us to sort out a fine when our car got towed by the police in Arezzo (our fault!), and remembering my 40th birthday with a very kind card and bottle of fizz.
The cottage itself is cosy and relaxing, beautifully clean and comfortable, but the pièce-de-résistance is the pool: crystal clear clean water sparkling in the sunlight, surrounded by lush greenery. It was blissful lying beside it, listening to the buzzing of bees in the lavender.
The local area has a lot to offer: a very reasonable and well-stocked Co-op, and excellent restaurants, warm and friendly and really cheap by UK and Irish standards. We particularly recommend Il Vecchio Granaio in Calzolaro (try the Affogato al Liquore) and L’Archibugio in Lugnano. For day trips, don’t miss Gubbio and its thrilling cablecar, the picturesque monastery at mountainous La Verna, and spectacular, elegant Perugia.
Let me start by saying that I have very high hopes for my holidays and accommodation and they are often sadly never quite met (bad habit of mine that I really must learn to get over!) and the Ca de Bondanza didn't meet my hopes either - it far exceeded them!
This little villa and the owners, Trevor and Maggie, are simply wonderful and it was everything that we wanted and needed from our holiday. This was our both our wedding anniversary trip and our babymoon, with our little one on the way in 12 weeks time, so we wanted somewhere peaceful, relaxing, romantic and beautiful and Ca de Bondanza ticked all of those boxes for us.
Set in the Umbrian hills, overlooking stunning valleys and surrounded by a lovely garden, Ca de Bondanza is a beautiful little villa that is tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Just perfect for couples. The pool is right next door and is a good size and heated to a lovely temperature - cool enough to refresh, warm enough not to shock! Although the owners do use the pool occasionally, it's pretty much your very own private pool and this was a huge plus point for us and we spent much of the week around this area; admiring the views, using the gazebo area for our meals and keeping cool in the 34 plus degree heat!
Maggie and Trevor are the perfect hosts - both available whenever you need them and discreet so that you feel that the whole place is just yours. They also lay on the best welcome package we've ever had with hams, cheeses, bread, biscuits, chocolates, pasta, sauces, cereals, juices, wines and beers, as well as the usual condiments and teas and coffees, all there ready for you when you arrive. There are even sun hats and umbrellas ready in case you need them and is very well stocked with books and games! It really is like a home from home.
The villa itself is surprisingly spacious inside and perfect for two people. The photos online, although lovely enough, don't do any justice for the actual interior . . . it's been decorated to a very high standard with some lovely finishes and high quality furniture, fixings and equipment. We spent a lot time in the evenings at the villa, as we preferred to stay in and prepare our own meals in the comfort of our own space on this holiday, and we always had everything we needed to do this.
We had the most wonderfully perfect week at Ca de Bondanza and we hope to return one day in the not too distant future (although we'll have to find a babysitter, as it's not a place for toddlers!)
Thanks Maggie and Trevor for a great stay - and we'll be sure to let you know when the little one arrives!
Kay and Ben x
We stayed from 18 May to 1 June2013 and although we weren't blessed with perfect weather, the location of the villa made up for that. We found it beautifully clean and well stocked for our arrival and found the views and tranquility breathtaking. We were able to explore the surrounding area, towns and villages with ease as the villa is so close to so many of the "sights". Perugia is an absolute gem! Maggie and Trevor are delightfully discreet but did all they could to ensure we experienced as much of local Tuscany as possible. We coudn't recommend this villa highly enough and hope to return.
If you are looking for total peace and tranquility with breathtaking views yet within an hour’s drive of some of the best historical sites Italy’s got to offer then look no further. During our 2 week stay we visited Assisi, Gubbio, Montone and Lake Trasimeno “If you like cycling try hiring bikes in Castiglione del Largo and cycle on the off road cycle path round the north west part of the lake” all of which are within easy reach. We could no fault the traditional Tuscan villa which was equipped to a very high standard and the welcome pack provided my Maggie was generous to say the least. The local super market, only 15 minutes away, had every thing you needed and if you want to eat out there are a number of local restaurants with wonderful views nearby. Maggie and Trevor were lovely hosts and had a wealth of local knowledge, having lived in the area for many years. This was a truly wonderful relaxing holiday and somewhere we would definitely go back too, something we rarely do.
‘We loved our stay at Ca de Bondanza. It was all we had dreamed of and a lot more. The stunning beauty of the land and gardens the villa sits in with lovely views, gorgeous heady scents of jasmine, broom and lavender, long extended outside meals at different locations around the villa, quiet lazy and fun days by the wonderful pool, magical fire flies and nightingales at night. The cottage/villa is very well and beautifully appointed with generous provisions and attention to detail. The owners Maggie and Trevor who live on the property are generous with their support and information about sightseeing in both Umbria and Tuscany with lots of insider tips to discovering the local area without intruding on our privacy. We very highly recommend this property.
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Ca de Bondanza Summary
- Villa location: near Trestina, San Leo Bastia, Città di Castello & Umbertide
- 1 bedroom • en-suite bathroom • sleeps 2
- Heated swimming pool • wi-fi
- Portable air conditioning unit provided
- Visit: Cortona, Sansepolcro, Città di Castello, Perugia, Montone, Lake Trasimeno, Gubbio, Spoleto, Arezzo, Urbino, Montepulciano, Orvieto
- There is a friendly pet dog.
- This is a strictly no smoking house.
- Booking deposit is £150 per week.
- The rest is within two months of the rental.
- The pool opens at the start of May and closes at the end of September.