Beautifully Presented Rural Villa, For Peace And Wonderful Views
This beautifully presented Italian holiday rental villa is in the narrow part of northern Umbria that lies between the regions of Tuscany and Le Marche, it is located between the towns of Pietralunga and Città di Castello.
The villa comes with a pool and is available exclusively for holiday lettings through Gorgacce Rentals. The villa’s peaceful location and marvellous views make this restored farmhouse ideal for a relaxing vacation in Italy.
La Rondinaia is a holiday villa in a commanding position with 270 degree views of the hilly landscape of northern Umbria. La Rondinaia (the Swallow’s Nest) is a three hundred year old stone farmhouse.
It has been exquisitely restored and is located near the Umbrian town of Pietralunga. The villa is built in the classic Umbrian style with exposed chestnut beam ceilings, thick stone walls and hand made terracotta floor tiles.
La Rondinaia has three bedrooms, three ensuite bathrooms with enclosed showers, a large modern farm kitchen with separate dining area, and a large sitting room surrounding a massive stone fireplace. Every window commands stunning views of the valley and gentle hills below. Two bedrooms each contain a wrought iron queen size bed and traditional furnishings, while the other bedroom has a pair of twin beds, it can comfortably accommodate a party of 6 persons.
Ground floor: kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom 1 (double bed), bathroom, laundry room
The kitchen is equipped with a large refrigerator, dishwasher, five-burner gas cooktop, convection oven and a wide range of cookware and cooking utensils. Next to the kitchen is the spacious dining room with table and easy chairs. French windows lead out to the terrace and a wide opening leads through to a comfortable living room. The living room is furnished with a sofa and easy chairs. The focal point of the room is a large stone fireplace. There are CD and DVD players for guests’ entertainment. Off to one side is the first bedroom with double bed and adjacent bathroom. French windows lead directly out into the garden. Near the bottom of the stairs is the laundry room with washing machine.
Upper floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
There are two bedrooms, each with a bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed and the other two singles that can be made together to form a double bed.
Garden and swimming pool
There are fantastic views from this villa across the Umbrian countryside. The grounds of La Rondinaia are three acres in total, the garden around the holiday house is landscaped and planted with lavender, herbs, olives and cypresses, this is adjoined by oak forests. The 10 x 5 metre swimming pool has a paved surround and is set in a lawned area on a terrace below the villa. At the back of the villa and a few steps up from the swimming pool, a traditional vine-covered pergola and expansive brick patio provide guests the opportunity to dine al fresco and enjoy the stunning vista. The patio is furnished with outdoor table and chairs.
La Rondinaia, Villa In Umbria Near Pietralunga, Italy
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La Rondinaia, Umbrian Villa Near Città di Castello, Italy
Pietralunga, the lively walled medieval hilltown, which serves as the local commercial centre, is 8 kms away. It has two bakeries, two supermarkets, a butcher shop, a bank and several charming restaurants. One restaurant, La Locanda del Borgo, is featured in the Gambero Rosso guide. Citta di Castello, in the other direction, is a larger town with a lovely historic centre and plenty of shops and restaurants. Halfway between La Rondinaia and Città di Castello is Bar Sasso, the attached restaurant well known for regional cooking and, across the road from the bar, the river forms large rock pools, a popular hangout with locals in the summer.
Map Showing The Location Of La Rondinaia, Villa In Northern Umbria, Italy
Visit Tuscany, Umbria & Le Marche from this holiday rental villa.
La Rondinaia is perfect for those wanting to get away from it all and immerse themselves in the peace and beauty of the Italian countryside. For those wishing to sight-see; medieval Gubbio (35 minutes), Sansepolcro (35 minutes) and Citta di Castello (15-20 minutes) are nearby. Further, but within reach are Urbino, Perugia, Assisi, Deruta and Cortona. Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano and Pienza can also be reached for a day trip. Even Rome can be explored as an extended day trip.
Aerial Video Of La Rondinaia, Peaceful Holiday Villa in Northern Umbria, Italy
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I have taken some time to write this review mainly because I don't really want other people to find out about it! It is quite simply the best holiday we have had in Italy. The property is beautiful - the countryside is stunning. The owners are helpful and the local town is charming. I would say that the property is quite isolated and this may not appeal to everybody; the drive to it takes some time from the nearest motorway. However if you are looking for a restful holiday with peace and quiet then this is the house for you. We took our bikes with us but found some of the local hills a bit challenging; we'll stick to walking next time!
Not for people who are looking for excitement or glitz but the perfect restful family holiday!
We had a fabulous time at Rondinaia, it's a beautiful, well equipped house in a tranquil location and was the perfect spot for our holiday. We also loved the waterfalls and pools in the river at nearby Sasso.
We had a lovely time and the house was perfect, it was a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
We had a wonderful time at La Rondinaia. The house and pool are fantastic, and the location is perfect - after the hustle and bustle of Venice the total peace and quiet of La Rondinaia was wonderful.
I am pleased to report that everything was exactly as "advertised", in fact the photos don't quite do the house and location justice. The directions were spot on too - and you do get used to the roads!
The views and scenery from the house are magnificent and we enjoyed our stay in rural Umbria.
The house was amazing, wonderful views, very relaxing!
We had a lovely holiday and what a lovely peaceful place. it was great to get away from all the hussle and bussle of normal life.
We did enjoy staying at the house, it is a beautiful house with stunning views.
The house was fantastic, the house was huge and a lot of time and care has obviously been put into the refurbishment of it. The views were breathtaking and the house was really well equipped. For me it was as good as anything we have stayed in before and I would definitely stay there again and hope to be booking soon for next year.
It was, as always, a wonderful stay and the accommodation was fantastic. I will be booking with Gorgacce again next year, we just need to coordinate family plans before we book.
Thank you very much. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house and countryside were quite beautiful and our holiday was wonderful. The cleanliness of the house as a whole was excellent and equipped to a very high standard. We truly loved the property and would like to thank you and the owners for the privilege.
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- Villa location: near Pietralunga, northern Umbria, Italy
- Rents Saturday to Saturday
- 3 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • sleeps 6
- Free WiFi internet
- 10x5m swimming pool, deep end to 2.2m
- Elegantly furnished and well-maintained
- Secluded location some distance to villages, towns and restaurants
- Returnable housekeeping deposit £200 a week.
- Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided
- £300 booking deposit per week – rest within two months of departure
- Welcome basket provided, extra shopping upon request
- Approached on several kilometres of white road
- Strictly no pets
- Cook available
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