Restored Umbrian Stone Farmhouse with Pool and Panoramic Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Todi farmhouse description
Il Pianaccio is our home in Umbria, Italy. It is a traditional Italian farmhouse constructed with thick stone walls, wood beams and terracotta floors and roof. We have recently completed a total renovation of the house and it is now available to rent. The house is located on 2.5 acres in the country but within sight of the nearest village, Pesciano. It makes a perfect place for a relaxing holiday with lots of peace and quiet while being near many of the most popular tourist areas in Umbria and Tuscany. The area surrounding the house is ideal for hiking and for viewing native wildlife. Not surprisingly, there are many great restaurants within a short driving distance. We would be happy to recommend our favorites. With its thick, stone walls; shuttered windows and doors; and elevated location, the house remains comfortably cool even during the hottest months. All windows are screened and the lower windows and doors have decorative security grates.
The house comfortably sleeps 10 but can also accommodate smaller groups. It has three floors with five bedrooms, four bathrooms (two of which have separate shower and tub), two living rooms with ceiling fans(one with satellite TV and DVD player), and a dining room with a table for ten. It also features a gourmet kitchen with a large refrigerator and freezer, a five-burner gas stove with two ovens, Carrera marble countertops and a dishwasher. There are three fireplaces and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Outside, there is a large covered pergola with a table for eight and another table for four. A balcony off the middle floor at the other end of the house is a perfect location for a morning caffé. There is a new 12 meter by 5 meter pool with glass tile surfacing and a renovated outdoor wood-burning bread/pizza oven.
The renovation of the house preserved it in the traditional style for Italy with exposed beams and terracotta floors and ceilings. The bottom floor features three brick arches which create an open floor plan for the living room, dining area and kitchen.
The house is located in Umbria, the green heart of Italy, about ten km from Todi. It is convenient to Orvieto, Assisi, Deruta, Perugia, Torgiano, Gubbio, Montefalco, Spello, Spoleto and the other points of interest in Umbria and is a good base for going to attractions in Tuscany. Rome and Florence are each approximately a ninety-minute drive.
Keywords: secluded, private, peaceful, renovated, acreage, family-friendly
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Clothes Dryer:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Nearby marked walking trails to explore the Umbrian countryside
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IT REALLY IS HEAVEN
IT REALLY IS HEAVEN
In July 2011, my husband and I & 8 of our closest friends converged on Il Pianaccio in Umbria, Italy. It was our second visit to this heavenly place. Our first time being in late August/September 2008. The weather was spectacular on both occasions as were the accommodations. The house is very spacious and comfortable for a large group. All the amenities of home and more. We enjoyed great meals on the outdoor pergola, bocce ball games, pool time (with a view) and relaxing. Be sure to take advantage of the pizza oven...nothing better. Some enjoyed the great hiking opportunities that lie just beyond the driveway. Our day trips were equally as special. A trip to Deruta is a must if you love ceramics. Also, the hilltop town of Todi is definitely worth a few hours of exploring the wonderful little shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend a stay at this spectacular Italian villa. You won't be disappointed. We certainly hope to visit again in the future.
- Guest Bob & Cheri (Urbandale, Iowa)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 09/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Paradise- Highly Recommend!
Paradise- Highly Recommend!
After researching Umbrian villas to rent in June 2010 for our party of 10, we decided on this one. It was absolutely wonderful! The Villa is in the picturesque Umbrian country-side and is a perfect place to relax. It is beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home and more. The Villa was immaculate and well-maintained and more than lived up to our expectations. The surrounding area has numerous hiking trails-including a trail over a Roman bridge. The pool provides a soothing place to cool down and enjoy the day. Nearby Todi is a cultural center with fine restaurants and shops. We enjoyed exploring some amazing medieval villages, all just a short drive from the Villa. Overall, it was a five star experience and we would definitely recommend this Villa to anybody looking for a special place to stay in Italy. Two couples in our group are staying here again in June (2011). We're envious!
- Guest Jay & Nancy (Des Moines, Iowa)
- Date of stay 06/20/10
- Review Submitted 05/19/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
June, July, August+ $3,000/week (Sat.-Sat. rental only during this period) May, September+ $1,700-$2,500/week depending on number of guests Other months+* $1,500-$2,000/week depending on number of guests +$130 weekly cleaning fee *plus heating expenses 30% due to reserve balance due 60 days prior to rental
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: After years of renting in Umbria/Tuscany, three Iowa families linked by the practice of law took a leap of faith and jointly purchased Il Pianaccio. We enjoy spending time together and bringing our friends, children, and other family members to experience the peace and solitude afforded by our Umbrian escape. While Il Pianaccio currently serves as our vacation home, the ultimate plan is to retire to our property and enjoy la dolce vita on a daily basis. Whether you are bringing your young children to experience Italy for the first time or renting the house with friends, Il Pianaccio meets the needs of diverse groups. It is our home-away-from-home and is comfortably furnished. We invite you to contact us with any questions that you may have with regard to daytrips or Italian culture in general. We are eager to share our love of Italy with others and hope that you consider spending time at our home.
Why the Owner Chose Todi:
Location, location, location (and the Italian people, climate, food, and vino).....
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
When staying at Il Pianaccio, you will be provided with local contact information for our Italian property manager who can assist you in case of emergency. We will also provide recommendations and assist with reservations with regard to daytrips, local restaurants, and the local cantinas. We have damigiane available to fill at several local continas -- a truly unique Italian experience!
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Gourmet kitchen and adjoining dining room which seats 10
Balcony facing nearby Pesciano -- a picture-perfect place for a morning caffe.
Casual living amid the three arches
The pergola -- our favorite location next to the bocce ball court.
Pizza oven that provides for entertainment and a great meal -- recipe included!
The glass-tiled pool with pergola with retractable-awning.
Master bedroom with door to adjoining bathroom
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Date last modified - Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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