Villa La Macchia

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Resort Villa
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Perched atop Monte Santa Croce sits a 6000 hectare family estate, where you’ll discover this exceptional villa in Umbria. Restored from the ruins of a medieval church, inside you’ll find every modern comfort. Plush furnishings and diaphanous curtains lend lightness and elegance to the heavy wooden beams overhead. Outside you’ll marvel at the 360 degree view of the valleys below, perhaps from the infinity pool perched on the edge of it all.

Here your every comfort is the staff’s concern - they can help you arrange spa services, wine tours, or provide hotel services (choose the vill’otel option to have breakfast provided!) You might take many meals at Il Caldaro, the on-site restaurant, or cook in the sweet country-style kitchen. You must dine outside on the stone terrace, where the fragrant gardens make every meal more beautiful.

Hiking, fishing, and golfing opportunities surround this holiday villa. The nearest supermarket is found in Umbertide, and not much farther is Perugia, the capital of Umbria. If you're longing for the culture and historic sites, be sure to visit this pretty town by the Tiber River; in the summer, look out for the jazz festival.

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What you should know…

  • Please be aware, this is not a wheelchair accessible property
  • The Property is in a rural location, on the top of a hill (600 meter above sea level) within a country estate, which is a large Umbrian active agricultural farm. The access road to the Property is a long and occasionally steep private white gravel road, not suitable for sports cars or any other low-height car. We would recommend the use of a 4 wheel drive car
  • Please note that the housekeeper lives in the estate, she will be there to help if needed
  • Larger parties travelling together may also wish to book any of the following properties located within the same estate: Tower Villa (sleeps 8), Villa Subtila (sleeps 18), Villa Savini (sleeps 8), Villa Chimneys (sleeps 12), Monte Tezio (sleeps 14), Villa Palchi (sleeps 8), La Casa Nel Bosco (sleeps 2) and Castello Maddalena (sleeps 20).

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interior

- Three king-size double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Well-equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher, oven, two fridges and microwave oven
- Sitting room
- Dining room with table for 6 guests
- Laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board

Outside grounds

- Heated private infinity pool (13mx5m, depth 1,5 m), open approximately from May to October
- Terrace located outside the kitchen
- Terrace in front of the living room
- Barbecue
- Alfresco dining area
- Sun beds, tables and parasols


- Hammock
- Table Tennis (extra price)
- Large LCD TV
- iPod docking station
- Hairdryer in every bathroom
- Soaps, shampoos and shower caps in every bathroom  
- Cot, child’s high chair and baby bathtub (on request)


About the surrounding area of Villa La Macchia
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa la Macchia has the unique advantage of being situated in the very centre of Umbria, an area where the simple pleasures of country living embrace art, history and architecture offering wonderful food and wine in nearby towns throughout the two adjoining regions of Lazio and Tuscany.

Florence and Rome are within two hours’ drive of the Estate and Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Gubbio, Todi and Orvieto are all closeby.

The region’s capital city Perugia is just 20 minutes away and offers a wealth of cultural activities that include opera and the famous Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate festivals.

Other spectacular hilltop towns include Cortona and Preggio, the latter with its annual classical music festival, as well as the annual Montone Film Festival which attracts an international audience.

Staff on the estate also arrange wine tours, guided tours of the most beautiful towns in Umbria (all within 20-30 minutes by car from the estate), massages and beauty treatments in the villa, as well as pilates and yoga classes in villa, chefs in villa with butler and many other things.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(10 Km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ancona

(126 km)

Nearest Village Pierantonio

(8 Km)

Nearest Town Umbertide

(15 Km)

Nearest Restaurant

(8 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(8 Km)

Nearest Shop

(8 Km)

Nearest Supermarket

(8 Km)


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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

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

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service 6 days per week (9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. excluding Sunday and public holidays) 
- Welcome hamper with Nespresso pods and products from the Estate
- Dish soap, paper towels, dishwasher tables and washing up liquid provision upon 
- Concierge service (available 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.)
- Shuttle service to the Estate's restaurant (for up to 8 guests with prior reservations), please request this service in advance
- 15% discount on the Antognolla Golf green fees and 5% discount on Golf Shop

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Room service from the Estate restaurant 
- Butler
- Extra maid service
- Laundry/ironing service
- Extra bed linen change 
- Extra bath towels change
- Transfers - only transfers arranged through the Estate's concierge are allowed to access the estate
- Transfers within the Estate
- Shopping service
- Firewood
- Table tennis
- Bike hire
- Horse riding
- Yoga
- Personal trainer
- Cooking lessons
- Wine tastings
- Tours with professional guide
- Massages and beauty treatments 

Extra services/activities must be booked via the Estate's concierge in advance - no external providers are welcome at the property. 

All guests coming to the estate this year will also be able to visit our wonderful new Farm House in the heart of the estate where they will find a shop selling local produce from the estate (wine, olive oil, fresh pasta, cheese, charcuterie etc) as well as a specially designed kitchen for cooking classes. The Concierge Team will also be on hand at the Farm House to welcome guests and help arrange anything they might need for their stay – from delicious meals delivered to the villas or private spa treatments to activities and excursions including hiking and biking around the estate or guided tours of local towns such as Perugia and Assisi.

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!

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

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 as a pre-authorisation upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, except in low season.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes (towels are changed mid-week and linen is changed mid-stay for bookings of two consecutive weeks).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool heating charge? Included approximately late June to end-August, on request only. Extra cost approximately late-May to late June and September based on consumption, payable locally. Pool heating is not available during all other periods. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 3 nights September 2023 - April 2024. 7 nights during all other periods.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed weekly for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that extra services/activities must be booked via the Estate's concierge in advance - no external providers are welcome at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £5,688 £7,584 £9,480 £13,271
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 £5,814 £7,753 £9,691 £13,566
Jan 8th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £5,688 £7,584 £9,480 £13,271
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £5,899 £7,865 £9,832 £13,762
Apr 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - £13,271
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - £13,762
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £13,959
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 6th 2024 - - - £13,762
Oct 6th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 - - - £13,271
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 - - - £13,762

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €6,220 €8,294 €10,368 €14,513
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 €6,358 €8,478 €10,598 €14,835
Jan 8th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €6,220 €8,294 €10,368 €14,513
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €6,451 €8,602 €10,752 €15,050
Apr 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - €14,513
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - €15,050
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €15,265
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 6th 2024 - - - €15,050
Oct 6th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 - - - €14,513
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 - - - €15,050

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $6,701 $8,935 $11,170 $15,636
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 $6,850 $9,134 $11,418 $15,983
Jan 8th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $6,701 $8,935 $11,170 $15,636
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $6,950 $9,267 $11,584 $16,215
Apr 6th 2024 - May 25th 2024 - - - $15,636
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - $16,215
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $16,446
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 6th 2024 - - - $16,215
Oct 6th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 - - - $15,636
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 - - - $16,215

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Owner name

How long have you owned the property?
3 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The villa is brand new just rebuilt from ruins of a medieval existing church

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, in our properties in the estate, very famous English actors and singers but they have asked not to be mentioned!!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? A cooking class, a wine tasting or a romantic dinner in villa with chef and butler
Really eat? our pizza cooked in the medieval oven at the estate restaurant Il caldaro
Really see? Visit the most important towns in Umbria, very close and they are amazing

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Visit Assisi at only 30 minutes driving! the most amazing umbrian town and so spiritual!



  • Wonderful time

    on 31/03/2023

    Despite a week of bad weather, we had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the coziness of the villa and the stunning surroundings, and the friendly and welcoming staff at the estate. We will be back! The peace and tranquillity here is something special! Thank you!

  • Fabulous Location!

    Created on 31/03/2016

    We have just enjoyed our third stay at Villa La Macchia and have already booked up again for next year. What a fabulous villa! Absolutely private, and with far-reaching views across the Umbrian countryside.
    The staff are all really helpful - Namal on a day-to-day basis and Elisa looking after everything else. We ate several times at Il Caldaro - the restaurant on the estate. Great food and wine, very fairly priced. This year we also took advantage of the in-villa dining and wine-tasting option. Again, tasty food cooked in our villa and served efficiently in a relaxed style. We also took the trekking day. Nicoletta took us up some relatively easy trails on Monte Tezio until we could look down on our villa from the top of the hill, again enjoying sensational views.
    This is a great place to unwind and quickly feel very relaxed. Sure, it's a 10-15 minute drive into Umbertide for a supermarket, but that is hardly an imposition!

  • Beautiful Villa with Breathtaking Vistas

    Created on 02/11/2015

    We stayed at La Macchia for a few days in October. The villa was lovely and well looked after by the staff of Murlo. The views were gorgeous, the weather, misty in the morning, cleared for beautiful warm days, which we spent hiking and exploring many of the adjacent hilltop towns. Having visited previously in high summer, late October was a pleasant surprise, and we will definitely return.

  • La Macchia Villa: A Commanding View of Umbria

    Created on 08/10/2015

    We recently concluded a week's stay at the magnificent Villa La Macchia. It sits at the top of the ridge and offers a panoramic view of the mountains and valleys of Umbria. The villa itself is beautifully appointed, comfortable, and well-equipped. It's one of those rare occasions when the actual beauty of the place exceeds the promise of the glossy brochures.
    We were very pleased with the attention of the staff both before and during our visit. Elisa and Carlotta were always prompt and responsive, and helped plan activities for our group. They helped us arrange a trek to the cross atop nearby Monte Tezio. As no one in our group would be mistaken for an alpinist, I was concerned for our safety. We were provided, however, with not one but two guides (Maurizio and Enzo), who not only guided us but carried water and a picnic lunch, which we enjoyed at the top. Our exertions were rewarded by a wonderful BBQ (read: a delicious array of Umbrian pork products) at Il Caldaro, which was included in the price of the hike. We had several other fine meals at Il Caldaro, the restaurant on the estate, and enjoyed the attention of their gracious and attentive staff. We also took part in a fun and interesting cooking class directed by the head chef at Il Caldaro, with the amiable and omnipresent Maurizio providing additional instruction and commentary.
    With all there is to do and see in Umbria, it's easy to overlook that Villa La Macchia is also the ideal place to do absolutely nothing. One of our best days there was a rainy day spent reading, napping, and listening to the wind in the trees. It's hard to imagine a more relaxing and tranquil spot.
    We are eager to return to this extraordinary villa. We will be back!

  • Dream Holidays in Umbria

    Created on 31/08/2015

    Together with friends we stayed at Villa La Macchia.The Villa and the surrounding property is just gorgeous. Any additional description would be superfluous.
    This is the place where you want to go when you want to have full privacy, a quite - and remote - place (atop of a hill) and simply a marvellous, incredibly beautiful panorama in front of you.
    Carlotta and Eliza always have taken care for our requests almost "within seconds".
    Fully recommended!

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