Vasciano - Lovely Old Farmhouse, Stunning Views, Tuscany/Umbria Border

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Vasciano is an historic farmhouse, located on a hillside in the lovely, tranquil Niccone Valley. It has been beautifully restored to combine traditional features with modern comforts. The accommodation includes a self-contained flat, never let separately. It is surrounded by 5 acres of terraces, sensitively landscaped gardens, olive groves, fruit trees, & a private pool with spectacular panoramic views. There are 3 outdoor eating areas including a shady pergola & a scented loggia. The house is well furnished, with a fully equipped, recently modernised kitchen, a large dining room and a sitting room, once a small chapel. It offers extensive entertainment resources in the form of books, movies, piano, TV, wi-fi, a games room with snooker/pool, table tennis & darts, & a boules court. It is perfectly located for combining visits to the many historic towns in central Italy with peaceful relaxation in unspoilt rural surroundings.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Both the twin single-bedded rooms can be made up as an extra large double bed if required. The bedroom in the apartment can also offer either twin beds or an extra large double, plus another single bed in an adjoining room....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is no central heating, but a variety of other ways of heating the house in cold weather. There are two pellet burning stoves, an open log fireplace, two wood-burning stoves (a woodshed), and a number of gas heaters. There are also electric blankets for really cold nights! In all the bedrooms there are pull-down mesh screens on the windows, for those times of the year when there are insects in action. There are four different places to eat - one indoors and three outdoors, all of which can seat at least ten people. Special arrangements can be made for cooking, baby sitting, and extra cleaning. There is a large separate games room with table tennis, snooker, pool and darts; plus a boule court outside. There is a piano in the house....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - May 6, 2016
7 night min stay

May 7 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay

Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


No taxes are payable on the rental charges.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perugia (Ryanair)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Il Pino
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 Valdichiana or E45 Promano
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Mimmi's in Mercatale
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lake Trasimeno

Car: Necessary

Vasciano is one of a small cluster of old stone houses sprinkled on the hillside of the beautiful Niccone Valley - an unspoilt agricultural area growing sunflowers, maize, vines, olives. Walkers & riders love the spectacular views all around. Along the valley and on some hilltops are small villages, with numerous places to eat good local food & wine. Nearest is Mercatale, a small, friendly place with essential shops, bars, & restaurant. Over hills at one end of the valley, a short drive takes you to Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. The other end of the valley meets the Tiber Valley, with easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and many other wonderful Renaissance & Etruscan towns. To see the sights of Rome & Florence, day trips by train are quick and easy, whereas Siena, Urbino & Orvieto are possible by car. The area is famous for its many annual festivals, from opera, music and jazz to those celebrating local gastronomic delights such as truffles, porcini, chestnuts, oil, wine & chocolate.

Other Activities: golf, fishing, sailing & other water sports on Lake Trasimeno


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Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Vasciano


  • Courtyard garden and loggia

    Courtyard garden and loggia

  • Pool with view over olive groves

    Pool with view over olive groves

  • Ktichen


  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Bedroom in flat

    Bedroom in flat

  • One of the upstairs bedrooms

    One of the upstairs bedrooms

  • Hall with piano

    Hall with piano

  • View from the pergola

    View from the pergola

  • Dining loggia

    Dining loggia

  • Corner of the garden

    Corner of the garden

  • November harvest in the olive grove

    November harvest in the olive grove

  • Courtyard


  • Courtyard


  • Pergola


  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • One of four bath/shower rooms

    One of four bath/shower rooms

  • One of the middle bedrooms

    One of the middle bedrooms

  • Games Room

    Games Room

  • Meal in the pergola

    Meal in the pergola

  • Steps down to the rose bower

    Steps down to the rose bower

  • Children's play area in garden

    Children's play area in garden

  • Early morning mist in the valley

    Early morning mist in the valley

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