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On the Umbrian/Tuscany border Vasciano Nove is an old stone farmhouse in serene hills above the Niccone valley. Its own private (salt system) pool is set in an olive grove & mature garden. The house, one of a small group, has an individual feel with a sense of beauty and calm. The garden offers privacy and several shaded eating areas with a built in BBQ. It overlooks lovely old olive terraces, fields, rolling hills, oak woods and valleys with ancient tracks in all directions. The only clearly visible building is a 13C church in the hills , The location provides a choice of complete relaxation, physical activities or intellectual stimulation and is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The nearest village, with good amenities, is 10 mins by car.
The house itself has an exceptionally well equipped kitchen and a extensive library including cookery book, guide books and maps .There are CDs, DVDs and a selection of games. TV is erratic. There are files of local restaurants and activities, including market and fashion outlets. There is no air conditioning but we have floor and ceiling fans, central heating and wood burning stoves .
The rent includes bed linen, towels and pool towels, gas, electricity and local pone calls. Extra cost are , central heating fuel surcharge, long distance phone calls, and optional extras are visiting cook and starter pack of provisions
There is easy access to restaurants, wine tasting, art, architecture, medieval hill top towns, Etruscan sites, panoramic views, Lake Trasimeno and its islands. There are many outdoor activities, fashion outlets, shopping, markets, festivals, sulphur springs/spas. Rome, Florence easily reached by train for the day. Our local agent speaks fluent English.
We normally let Saturday to Saturday but are often able to be flexible for last minute bookings and out of mid to high seasons. We are very happy answer any questions by email or phone
Mainy beautiful towns and cities are within easy reach by car:
Tuscany: Cortona, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Montepuliciano, San Gimiano, Orvieto.
Umbria/ Le Marche: Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Todi, Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Citta di Castello
Also by Train:-
From Terontola: Rome, Florence, Orvieto
From Umbertide: Perugia, Citta di Castello, San Sepulcro.
Local activities and events : see also our own website (www.rober.co.uk) and full details of all of these are in the house and include:
Restaurants , Art and architecture, Etruscan tombs and sites
Markets: food, clothing, antiques and other specialities
Many famous annual local fairs and festivals featuring opera, music, jazz, jousts, archery, flag throwing, processions in medieval costume, competitions, flower displays or celebrating local gastronomic delights eg truffles, chestnuts , oil, wine, chocolate, etc.
Abbeys and monasteries, Gardens, Sulpher springs / spas
Walking, swimming , golf, tennis , mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, water sports, paddle boats, cookery courses,
Wine producers and wine tasting, Alpaca farm
Fashion factory outlets: Prada Louisa Spagnoli, Prada, Miu Miu, Jill Sander, Helmut Lang, Gucci, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Ferragamo, La Perla, cashmere, leather.
And much more