La Rustica

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Sleeps: 26 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 14


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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On a hilltop in the Niccone Valley is the enchanting and marvelously restored hamlet, La Rustica estate. With 360 degree views of the valley, it is surrounded by forests with fig, pomegranate and olive trees.

Guests can be accommodated in the three incredibly spacious, bright apartments and in the two small, detached stone houses at the bottom of this hamlet. All are furnished elegantly with local tiles from Deruta.

The wide range of accommodation includes large living areas with open fireplaces and floors laid with handmade terracotta tiles. All the apartments are elegantly furnished with antiques and there is satellite television. The comfortable bedrooms all have en suite facilities and air conditioning.
The kitchens are all fully equipped (i.e. dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and convection oven) and offer wonderful views from every window. An easy to use alarm system has been installed in every apartment.

For a relaxed, but exclusive holiday, the property of La Rustica is completed by a beautiful pool (16x8 mt) with superb views over the valley. The old hamlet’s chapel was converted into a warm space for delicious buffet breakfasts and dinners by reservation. There is a tennis court, a sauna and private grounds with many shady corners available for sitting and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

A free wi-fi connection is available throughout the hamlet. The various individual accommodation options, the services, and the helpful but discreet La Rustica staff make this an exceptional and unique place for an independent family or a couple’s holiday.
La Rustica is also ideal for special events such as marriages, family reunions, or business meetings in a secluded, exclusive and enthralling location.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car is highly recommended due to the property's remote location
  • The pool is not available during winter
  • Heating costs are not included

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Sauna/Steam Chapel on Site

Choosing La Rustica for your holiday allows you to combine elegance and exclusivity.
La Rustica is a small hamlet which combines I Cipressi, Gli Ulivi and Le Ginestre. Each have a number of warm and stylish rooms, well equipped kitchens, spacious and comfortable living rooms with wood burning fireplaces.
There is plenty room to relax in the bright bedrooms with en suite baths. Two completely separate and free standing houses Il Cottage and la Limonaia slightly smaller, but which provide much greater privacy, complete La Rustica estate.

Gli Ulivi -  Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms
The apartment is located in the old Hamlet’s courtyard on the first and second floor.
Gli Ulivi is a bright, very spacious 2 storey apartment with entrance a few steps up from the old Hamlet’s courtyard. It offers astonishing views from every side. Gli Ulivi has its own space in the shady, ivy-covered courtyard (shared with another apartment called I Cipressi) or guests can sit in the large park a few steps from the apartment.
Ground floor: Living room with fireplace, large kitchen with large table. First floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower, twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower.

I Cipressi - Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms
The apartment is located in the old Hamlet’s courtyard on the first and second floor.
Outside steps from the suggestive Hamlet’s courtyard lead up to the small entrance lobby of I Cipressi, where an important marble staircase connects the 2 floors of the house. This extremely spacious and elegant house has lovely views from each window. I Cipressi has its own space in the shady, ivy-covered courtyard (shared with another apartment called Gli Ulivi) or guests can sit in the large park a few steps from the apartment.
First floor: Large sitting room with fireplace open on two sides one of which on the large kitchen with an important table. There is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bathtub, private terrace.
Second floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub, 1 twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bathtub.

Le Ginestre - Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms
Located on the outside wall of the hamlet
Le Ginestre is a wide apartment with private space outside accessible via several ground floor French windows. It has enchanting views of the valley ideal for large families or groups of friends looking for an extremely comfortable accommodation.
Ground floor: Spacious living room composed of 2 areas, large kitchen, double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
First floor: Double bedroom, double bedroom, bathroom with shower and bathtub
Second floor
: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.

Il Cottage - Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms
Independent house
Il Cottage is a free standing bright house in a panoramic position. The private space composed of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ideal for one or two families with children or couples.
The villa offers a living room with fireplace, kitchen with dining table. French window open onto a paved terrace with garden furniture and sun umbrella. There is 1 double bedroom with French bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 bathroom with bathtub and 1 double bedroom with access to garden.
The first floor, access through spiral staircase from the living room, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub.

La Limonaia - Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom + 2 bathrooms
Independent house
La Limonaia is a lovely bright independent house in a very secluded position with private space and an enchanting view of the valley, composed of 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, perfect for a couple or for a family with a small child.
There is a dining room with fireplace connected into a bright living room, kitchen with French window opening on a paved terrace with garden furniture, powder room, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub and over bath shower.

The Chapel
The original chapel has been converted into a magnificent dining and drawing room - Club Bastia - for guests, with outside grassy terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.
The Chapel is a space used as a communal area between the hamlet’s guests, as a welcome and information office, as a place where breakfasts or dinners on reservation are served, or where guests can find books, guides, tennis rackets, laptop of common use. The chapel kitchen and all its equipment in the chapel cannot be used by guests.

A gentle stroll leads to the pool tucked into a panoramic grassy terrace and there is plenty of space and shady and peaceful corners in the extensive gardens for all guests.

House features
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Wi-fi internet connection
- Fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchens
- En suite bathrooms with bathtube or shower
- Satellite lcd television
- Dvd player
- Cd player
- Hair drier
- Washing machine
- Ironing facilities
- Vacuum cleaner
- Drying rack
- Insect screens
- Garden furniture
- Alarm system.

Outside features
- Swimming pool 16x8mt
- Private fenced grounds
- Garden furniture
- Har-Tru tennis court
- Sauna
- Car park
- Automatic gate
- Equipped barbecue area.


About the surrounding area of La Rustica
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Perfectly located between Umbria and Tuscany (Cortona 25km), La Rustica is situated on the top of a hill with a spectacular 360 degree view of the rolling countryside overlooking the historic Niccone Valley, North of Perugia (the capital of Umbria). This historic hamlet dates back to 1433.

Umbria & the Niccone Valley
Umbria well deserves its description as the ‘green heart of Italy’. More lush and less developed than Tuscany, its cities and medieval hill top towns are steeped in centuries of fascinating history.

Despite being one of the smallest regions in Italy, Umbria has a wealth of attractions, with enchanting towns and beautiful countryside.

Those seeking relaxation will find it in abundance amid the tranquillity of Umbria’s rolling hills, covered with vines and olives, cypresses and Aleppo pines, oaks and chestnut trees. Painters in particular will relish the seasonal splashes of colour – the brilliant red of poppies or rich yellow of sunflowers in summer, and the browns and golds of autumn. Walkers can enjoy the splendours of Umbria’s mountain and hill scenery.

Few summer visitors will want to miss a visit to Lake Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake. They may choose to relax on the beaches, enjoy the restaurants of the lakeside towns, or take a ferry to one of the lake’s islands. Throughout the year, Lake Trasimeno offers particular delights to naturalists, who may observe at leisure grebe and duck or catch a glimpse of osprey. Even those with a more casual interest in wildlife may see hoopoes, or buzzards and hawks wheeling in the clear blue skies. At night, guests may enjoy occasional sightings of wild boar or porcupine and in early summer, the magic of fireflies and the song of the nightingale.

For those wishing to combine relaxation with more active pursuits, Umbria offers a fascinating history. From Etruscan through Roman, medieval and Renaissance times, the region contains a wealth of evidence of its varied past. Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto are artistic centres renowned worldwide, but the discerning visitor may find much to enjoy in a host of smaller towns and villages, such as Gubbio, Todi, Bevagna, Spello, Citta di Castello and many more.

Home to St. Francis, Umbria holds many reminders of the saint’s presence, from the great basilica at Assisi, with its frescoes by Giotto, to the colourful fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco. In the region’s arts and crafts, past meets present, seen in the centuries-old pottery centres of Deruta, Gubbio and Gualdo Tadino, or in summer music festivals presenting symphonic or chamber concerts, opera and jazz.

A chance to meet local people and share in their love of good food and wine is provided by the numerous festivals, or sagre, held in small villages throughout the region each summer. Besides its wealth of attractions, Umbria is the ideal base for a wider exploration of central Italy. Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, and Rome are easily accessible by road or rail a couple of hours away.

The area where Borgo Bastia Creti is situated is called the Niccone Valley. The Tiber River runs through the entire length of the valley for 50 km, bestowing fertility on the soil.

The Niccone Valley is named for the stream that flows through it, spilling into the Tiber River at its eastern terminus near Umbertide. Part of the valley is in Umbria and part is in Tuscany. At either end are the Umbrian towns of Lisciano Niccone and plain Niccone. A small section from Mercatale to La Mita is in Tuscany.

The valley was a much traveled route throughout Italy's history, and evidence of its strategic position can be seen in the castles that dot the hilltops, facing off from both sides across the border.

It is in the northern-most Umbrian territory, a border zone between Umbria and Tuscany repeatedly crossed by cultural and artistic influences that have determined its particular development in comparison to the neighbouring regions.

The entire district teems with splendid works of art and a happy balance has been achieved between ancient and modern, traditional and progressive.

Citerna, Montone, Pietralunga and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, all deeply imbued with ancient civilization, combine the panoramic beauty of their position with sober medieval town planning. In Umbertide, S. Giustino and Lisciano Niccone, the many castles, parish churches, and abbeys bear witness to a past history of intense social upheaval and artistic and religious lifestyles. Città di Castello is a rare Umbrian example of Renaissance art and culture which harmonises perfectly with the events of national importance organised through the year.

The area is also considered a great gastronomic point, with specialties that can be tasted in the typical restaurants and trattorias of the Umbria region.

Staying in La Rustica will give guests the opportunity to visit Tuscany and its beautiful towns such as Cortona (25 km) Montepulciano (55 km), Siena (95km), Arezzo (57km) or Sansepolcro (40km).

- Closest village is Spedalicchio: 3km (for very basic shopping and a bar).
- Umbertide: 12km (shopping centres, market, shops, regional train station, and hospital).
- Montone - historical town, one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy: 20km.
- Trasimeno Lake: 25km.
- Cortona: 25km.
- Perugia: 50km.
- Gubbio: 45km.
- Assisi: 60km.
- International Airport San Francesco d’Assisi (in Sant’Egidio-Perugia): 45km.
- Train station: 24km.
- Antognolla International 18 holes golf club: 25km.


Umbria has best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as delicious as you like.

This region is scattered with pretty, picturesque villages, while the area has a rich cultural heritage. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.

Both Rome and Florence are accessible within a day trip, while the closest towns of interest would be Orvieto, the old town which is a fascinating series of winding streets, piazzas and a colourful weekly market. 

History lovers will be spoilt - from the first century Roman amphitheatres to the twelfth-century duomos, to the fourteenth-century hilltop fortresses,  the glut of remnants from the medieval and Bronze Age that punctuate the region is impressive.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

The Oliver’s Concierge Team is available to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference. For example:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Extras available at this property:

- Daily house cleaning; extra towel or bed linen
- Room cleaning service, towels &  Bed linen changing
- Heating on consumption
- Extra single bed on request (max 3 available)
- Baby bed on request (max 3 available)
- Use of the sauna
- Wood for the fireplace or charcoal
- Breakfast service, meals, or private chef organized on request
- Grocery service for a small pre-arrival stock (this is charged depending on time required)

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 

We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Perched magnificently on a hilltop in the Niccone Valley, this restored hamlet dates back to 1433 and offers a truly exclusive venue for your wedding celebrations.  A variety of accommodation is available within its beautiful grounds, enabling a couple to enjoy the company of close family and friends in a secluded location. Surrounded by fig, pomegranate and olive trees there are superb views over the valley wherever you turn. The ancient beautiful chapel in the grounds, now used for dining, would be an atmospheric and mystical setting for a symbolic ceremony, its stone walls retaining special memories of centuries past. An area renowned for its fine wine, olive oil and cheese is bound to conjure up a celebratory feast for the wedding party. Afterwards the happy couple might be tempted to leave their idyll for a day trip to the romantic cities of Florence and Rome.

Wedding Reception
Up to 100 people can be hosted for a reception in a wide range of possible areas on site including the pool area, under the cypress trees, by the outdoor chapel area and in the ivy-covered courtyard. The chapel has room for up to 60 guests.

Dancing could continue in the courtyard, in the pool area or inside the chapel with music playing at a lowered volume outside from midnight or until late inside the chapel.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony could take place on site in any of the same reception areas.

A civil ceremony isn’t recommended at this property as the nearest town hall where this would be possible is 18km from the site.

The owners are able to provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 26 people can sleep at the villa.

Nearby, all other guests could be accommodated at a distance of between 1.5km and 7km from the villa.

The owners are able to supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can suggest a range of recommended planners and prefer clients to use one of these at any event at the villa.

Venue can organise and coordinate events in-house.

The venue has a range of caterers they can suggest for the event.

Other information
Dancefloor hire is required for dancing in courtyard or gardens – the chapel doesn’t need this.

Event fee varies, based on number of guests.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday from 15/06 - 15/09.
Heating costs included? Extra €5/mc, paid locally.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Arrival time Flexible.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and celebrations are permitted on request. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £6,289 £7,949 £9,608 £10,410
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £8,000 £10,520 £13,039 £15,807
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £6,738 £9,855 £10,892 £10,892
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £9,109 £12,226 £13,687 £13,687
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £16,337
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £9,109 £12,226 £13,687 £13,687
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £6,738 £9,855 £10,892 £10,892
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £9,109 £12,226 £15,344 £16,337
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 £6,738 £9,855 £10,892 £10,892
May 1st 2021 - Jun 10th 2021 £9,109 £12,226 £13,687 £13,687

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €7,015 €8,674 €10,333 €11,610
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €8,923 €11,442 €13,962 €17,630
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €7,515 €10,632 €12,148 €12,148
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €10,159 €13,277 €15,265 €15,265
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €18,222
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €10,159 €13,277 €15,265 €15,265
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €7,515 €10,632 €12,148 €12,148
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €10,159 €13,277 €16,394 €18,222
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 €7,515 €10,632 €12,148 €12,148
May 1st 2021 - Jun 10th 2021 €10,159 €13,277 €15,265 €15,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $7,758 $9,417 $11,076 $12,840
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $9,868 $12,387 $14,906 $19,497
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $8,310 $11,428 $13,434 $13,434
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $11,235 $14,352 $16,882 $16,882
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $20,151
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $11,235 $14,352 $16,882 $16,882
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $8,310 $11,428 $13,434 $13,434
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $11,235 $14,352 $17,470 $20,151
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 1st 2021 $8,310 $11,428 $13,434 $13,434
May 1st 2021 - Jun 10th 2021 $11,235 $14,352 $16,882 $16,882

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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