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

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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.

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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

To arrange your authentic Italian country-style wedding, the villa can put you in contact with experienced wedding planners, who will work closely with you from the early planning stages to the actual event.

They will also assemble the documentation for your marriage that can take place in the municipality of a nearby medieval hill town - the Comune Gubbio, Montone or Corciano are favorites. Or, a Roman Catholic ceremony in a church.
According to your budget, they will arrange live music, a wedding photographer specialist, fresh flower arrangements; a hair dresser and all the trimmings to create your event in just the way you want it – from simple and down to earth to fanciful.

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

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 21st 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 £3,553
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 24th 2019 £4,619
Jun 24th 2019 - Aug 20th 2019 £6,440
Aug 20th 2019 - Sep 23rd 2019 £4,619
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 £3,553
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £6,440
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £3,553
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 £4,619
Jun 22nd 2020 - Aug 18th 2020 £6,440
Aug 18th 2020 - Aug 24th 2020 £4,619

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 21st 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 €3,910
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 24th 2019 €5,082
Jun 24th 2019 - Aug 20th 2019 €7,086
Aug 20th 2019 - Sep 23rd 2019 €5,082
Sep 23rd 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 - Aug 24th 2020 €5,082

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 21st 2019 - Apr 20th 2019 $4,435
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 24th 2019 $5,765
Jun 24th 2019 - Aug 20th 2019 $8,038
Aug 20th 2019 - Sep 23rd 2019 $5,765
Sep 23rd 2019 - Dec 19th 2019 $4,435
Dec 19th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $8,038
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $4,435
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 $5,765
Jun 22nd 2020 - Aug 18th 2020 $8,038
Aug 18th 2020 - Aug 24th 2020 $5,765

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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