Villa Francis

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Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Wedding Venue Exclusive Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

Leave your worries behind at Villa Francis, a 12th century villa in Umbria near the Tuscany border, which sits amid sunflower fields and wooded hills with the feeling of being untouched by the passage of time. The grounds include beautiful gardens, a 13x5m pool with hillside views, a hot tub and a splendid courtyard perfect for relaxing in the sun. Umbria’s ruggedly beautiful landscapes and wines will amaze you.

This former monastery consists of 7 self-catered apartments containing 8 bedrooms for 17 guests. Each apartment has its own entrance and an en-suite modern bathroom, and many have original elements like stone walls, brick floors and wooden beams.

Umbria is near it all; from your location northwest of the village of San Giovanni del Pantano (5 km), medieval hill towns like Assisi, Perugia and Gubbio are within 40 km, and the art and culture of Arezzo, Siena and Florence are just 45-90 minute drives. Schedule a wine tour and go truffle hunting to enjoy the region’s gastronomic delights. You can even book a cooking class to learn how to make handmade pasta.

Villa Francis is 35 km from the Perugia airport and 15 km from the Umbertide train station. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Unfortunately, due to the old stone stairs, this villa isn’t right for those with mobility issues.
  • The nearest supermarket and bank are 12 km away, so a car is necessary.

Property Features

Shared Pool Internet BBQ Spa/Massage Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating

The villa comprises of seven self catered apartments containing 8 bedrooms for 17 guest with en suit bathrooms. An additional 12 guests can sleep on sofas in the living rooms of several of the apartments.

- Il Re (4+3 pax)
- La Regina (2+2 pax)
- Sette (2+1 pax)
- Otto(2+2 pax)
- Novo (3+2 pax)
- Dieci (2+2/3 pax)
- Il Paggio (2+1  pax)

Additional Amenities
- Barbecue
- Cots available
- Swimming pool, Dimensions: 13x5m  Depth: 1.5m

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Francis
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby
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For Art & Culture Lovers the medieval hill towns of Assisi, Perugia, and Gubbio, as well as Cortona are only 40 km away; Arezzo, Siena and Florence are just a 45 – 90 minute drive away.

For Wine Lovers- The famous Gritti Family Vineyard  offers a very popular vineyard tour, dinner  and wine tasting in the Niccone Valley.

The world renowned wine trails of Montefalco in Torgiano where you can visit the Lungarotti Wine Cellars; and the prestigious Brunello wineries of Montalcino in Tuscany are only a 1 hour drive from Villa Francis. The beautiful Montepulciano and his famaous "Vino Nobile" is just a 40 minute drive.

For Music Lovers – The Spoleto Classical Music Festival of the Due Mondi and the Umbria Jazz Festivals is in July and the Preggio Chamber Music Festival is in August.

There is also an 18 hole golf course at Antognolla Golf Club (5km)

Fly fishing (Tiber River 14km), tennis, mountain climbing, trekking, horseback riding (2km); and water recreation ( Lago Trasimeno 25km).


Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(31-35 Km)

Nearest Train Station Umbertide

(12 Km)

Nearest Village San Giovanni del pantano

(5 Km)

Nearest Town/City Umbertide

(12 Km)

Nearest Restaurant La cantina

(5 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Umbertide

(12 Km)

Nearest Shop San Giovanni del pantano

(5 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Umbertide

(12 Km)

Nearest Beach Fano

(91-100 Km)

Nearest Golf Antognolla

(5 Km)

Region

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.

Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

 

BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT

Baby bath: x 1

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • English speaking babysitter available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Step back in time by hosting your wedding at this 12th century villa in Umbria, a rural retreat most romantically situated amidst Umbrian wooded hills and fields of sunflowers. The former monastery retains a peaceful ambiance and offers so many lovely locations for your ceremony and celebrations, both inside and out. The arched cloisters frame pastoral views, the illuminated pool looks over the hills and the charming stone courtyard can be bedecked with fairy lights. Your guests will love the hot tub and separate apartments where original features are skilfully combined with modern comforts. When the celebrations are over, the glorious cities of Rome and Florence are easily accessible for a day trip.

Wedding Reception
Up to 70 guests can be hosted for an outdoor reception in the villa courtyard or up to 45 people can be seated inside the villa.

Dancing can continue in the courtyard or beneath a hired marquee in the grounds with music permitted until 1am outside and 3am inside.

Wedding Ceremony
There are many options for an outdoor symbolic ceremony at this villa. The cloisters, piazza by the swimming pool, courtyard and gardens can all host up to 70 people while up to 45 guests could attend a ceremony inside the villa.

This villa is not recommended for couples wanting a civil wedding as the nearest town hall is 18km from the property.

There is a church 8km from the villa which may be available for a Catholic ceremony.

The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 17 people can sleep on-site.

Nearby, all guests would be able to find accommodation between 8 and 20km from the property.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can suggest a wedding planner or the client may provide their own.

The venue has supplier suggestions for all aspects of the planning and prefers clients to choose from these.

Catering
The venue can recommend a range of external caterers or the client may provide their own.

Other information
Events can run until 3am.

The venue prefers clients to use their suggested suppliers but special requests can be made.

Wedding planning packages are available.

Extra costs may apply to the use of certain areas for the event – this depends on the guest numbers and choices made.

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

Cots available: €7.00 per day

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

Security deposit €1000
Arrival time Between 3 Pm - 6 Pm
Departure time Between 8:30 Am - 10 Am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outside yes
Pool heating charge? No
Changeover day any day of the week/Saturday
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 £3,534
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £6,405
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £3,534
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 £4,594
Jun 22nd 2020 - Aug 18th 2020 £6,405
Aug 18th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 £4,594
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 £3,534
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £6,405
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £3,534
Apr 17th 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 £4,594

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 €3,910
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €7,086
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €3,910
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 €5,082
Jun 22nd 2020 - Aug 18th 2020 €7,086
Aug 18th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 €5,082
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 €3,910
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €7,086
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €3,910
Apr 17th 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 €5,082

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 $4,351
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $7,885
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $4,351
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 $5,656
Jun 22nd 2020 - Aug 18th 2020 $7,885
Aug 18th 2020 - Sep 21st 2020 $5,656
Sep 21st 2020 - Dec 17th 2020 $4,351
Dec 17th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $7,885
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $4,351
Apr 17th 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 $5,656

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
3 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
location and atmosphere

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Local folklore recounts of a connection between the five important medieval structures of the area: the Church of San Bartolomeo dei Fosse, Monestevole Castle, the Inquisitors Palace in Preggio, Convento and Bisciaio Castle which was used by monks in the Middle Ages to house abandoned/ illegitimate children.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
yes

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
participate on truffle hunting
Really eat?
handmade local pasta
Really see? small hamlets and castles

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
That you should come back and visit Villa Francis again....what else?

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