- Sleeps: 10 in the main house + 2 in the cottage (10 + 2 = 12 in total)
- Bedrooms: 3 king size doubles + 1 king size double in the annex all with their own en-suite bathrooms, 2 twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
- Bathrooms: 7
- Rents: €16,000 - €17,000 per week
- Key features: Tastefully decorated and comfortable villa
Incredible garden with over 3000 plants
Pagoda covered dining area
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This villa has been tastefully decorated to create a relaxing and luxurious holiday home in the heart of the beautiful Umbrian countryside.
A lavender walkway brings leads straight into a semi formal courtyard, surrounded by more lavender plants as well as formal box hedges with a central “green” in front of the main villa. The Main villa overlooks its own olive grove and boasts the most beautiful gardens, with more than 3000 plants that bloom at different times of the year giving a wonderful display of colours right through the seasons.
The separate cottage, only a short walk across the garden give a degree of independence for a couple who may wish to seek occasional respite from the main party!
The Ground Floor is a great space that lends itself to conviviality but is not quite open plan. It consists of a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen and utility room as well as one king-sized bedroom, with its own en-suite bathroom.
Living room - the first room you enter is a large welcoming sitting room, with generous armchairs and sofas, some centered around an open fireplace, and others positioned to watch the Large LCD TV, which has Sky Italia television, cinema, sports channels and an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Dining room – The dining room is through a large open door frame and seats 12 around a large round ended dining table.
Kitchen – Across a short passage from the dining room and Living room, is the kitchen. It is well equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine for pods (as well as various other coffee making methods), a double sink, gas hob, an oven, washing machine as well as a useful number of other kitchen appliances. There is another breakfast table in the kitchen seating up to 4.
Utility room – with a washing machine, a sink, iron and ironing board as well as another fridge/freezer for extra capacity.
Guest bathroom – with a wash basin, WC and shower.
Bedroom 1 – This room is accessed through the large sitting room, with a kingsized bed and its own en-suite Bathroom 1, which has a large walk-in shower, a WC and washbasin.
The stairs lead one up onto a landing and corridor, from which there are 4 bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms.
Bedroom 2: the only room on the right as you go up the stairs. It is a large double bedroom, with a king-size bed, inbuilt wardrobes and two windows. It has its own Bathroom 2 which is accessed by crossing the corridor and contains a bath, WC, bidet, wshbasin and a walk-in shower.
Bedroom 3: A twin room with two single beds (1mx2m) and an en-suite Bathroom 3, with a washbasin, WC, bidet and a walk-in shower.
Bedroom 4: A twin room with two single beds (1mx2m) and an en-suite Bathroom 4, with a washbasin, WC, bidet and a bath with a shower head.
Bedroom 5: The final double bedroom in the main house, is a large room, which also has its own balcony with stunning views over the valley. It has a kingsize bed and, like bedroom 2, has its own Bathroom 5 which is accessed from the bedroom by crossing the corridor. It has a bath, walk-in shower, washbasin, bidet and WC.
A charming little self-contained cottage, all on one floor, which sleeps 2 people in one kingsized bedroom. It is accessed by walking across the front “green” from the main house. It has its own little gravelled yard where there is an outdoor seating area for 4.
There is one open plan kitchen and living area as you enter the cottage.
The Kitchen is simple, with a sink 2 electric hobs and a kettle, and a little breakfast table seating two.
In the Living area there is a comfortable sofa, arm chair and a TV.
Bedroom 6: A double bedroom, overlooking the “green” outside the main house. With a kingsize bed, and its own en-suite Bathroom 6, which has a walk in shower, WC, bidet and washbasin.
Garden & Grounds
The Villa and the Cottage are set in a charming fenced and landscaped garden, amongst olive groves with stunning views in multiple directions of the Umbrian hills.
There are numerous terraces with comfortable outdoor seating around the grounds, positioned to make the most of views throughout the day. For example, there is an outdoor table seating 12 under a pagoda next to the cottage that is positioned to view the sun as it sets over the valley. There is another charming long wooden table conveniently situated out of a door from the kitchen at the back on the main house, which seats 8. There are also comfortable outdoor armchairs and sofas forming a relaxed seating area in the main courtyard, under a generous sun umbrella.
There is a barbecue that can be moved to the chosen dining area.
Swimming pool – the swimming pool is located up a small gravel path from the main house and cottage. The gravel path that leads to the pool is a caledescopic walkway of flowers, shrubs, bushes and trees in an artistic formation. The pool is surrounded by a low wall and rosemary bushes. The pool measures 7m x 15m x 1.5 deep with built in steps. The pool is heated for bookings in July and August (if required) and has a thermal pool cover. It is surrounded by sun loungers and parasols.
Table tennis: A table tennis table can be made available on request.
Villa Caminata is positioned in the stunning countryside of Umbria. Characterised by dramatic forested hills, interesting and unspoilt architecture and natural beauty.
There are local shopping facilities at Pierantonio (20 mins) including a bakery, butcher, grocer, pharmacy, post office, bank and a couple of bars.
The nearest supermarket is in Umbertide (30 mins) located on the river Tiber, with a number of good walks and an excellent choice of restaurants. There is a market once a week at Umbertide, as well as many other local market towns notably Arezzo (1 hr 20 mins), Gubbio (44 mins) and Camucia (48 minutes)
Gubbio, (44 mins) is one of Umbria’s most perfect medieval hill towns. There is a Basilica high above Gubbio which makes a fine and impressive walking destination.
The nearest town / cities of size are Perugia (25mins) to the South and Florence (2 hr 8 mins) to the North.
The closest airport to the Villa is Perugia (25 mins). There are also airports at Siena (1hr 27 mins) Florence (2hr 8 mins), Pisa (2hrs 55 mins) and Rome (2 hrs 16 mins).
The closest train station is also in Perugia.
Tenants will be met on arrival, and will be shown how everything works, both inside and out.
Villa Caminata is based on a private estate offering a range of concierge services, including private transfer with a private driver, breakfast at the villa and various in villa dining options.
All the bedrooms are fully airconditioned.
There is unlimited use and access to High speed Wi-Fi internet throughout the whole villa, garden and pool area.
There is a hairdryer in every bathroom. A baby cot, child’s highchair and baby bathtub are available on request.
Parking is available outside.
To reach the villa there are 3 kms of winding white gravel road. Please note that the roads are occasionally steep, so they are not suitable for low-height cars or sport cars. This is worth bearing in mind when organising car rentals. Furthermore, for all UK driving license holders, a “check code” from the DVLA must be obtained within 21 days before the start of your car rental. You will need to enter your driving licence number, National Insurance number and the postcode shown on your driving licence into the following website, to receive your code: https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
All the utilities (Electricity, gas, water) are included in the price.
Pool heating included at a standard temperature in July and August on request. At other times it is not included and a charge is based on consumption. Prices in hgh season can vary between €80 and €180/day depending on outside temperatures.Pool heating is not available in mid season.
An in villa dining option is available for meals to be prepared by a chef at the Il Caldero Restaurant. These can be delivered to the villa or there is a take away service to be collected by guests from the restaurant. Bookings and orders need to be placed by 7pm the night before a lunch time delivery and by 5pm on the same day for dinner service. Bookings may be subject to availability and the capacity of the restaurant. Full details and menu’s can be supplied prior to your holiday.
A maid Service for 6 days a week (excluding Sundays and public holidays). Maid service includes: tidying of bedrooms, bathroom and quick cleaning of the kitchen. If guests stay more than one week a deeper clean is included once a week.
Full gardening and pool cleaning service is included within the rental.
A weekly change of linen and towels (both pool and bathroom) is provided if guests stay for 2 consecutive weeks or more. There is a mid-week change of bathroom towels.
A welcome hamper is provided on arrival. The villa is self-catered but includes an initial provision of bottled water, coffee powder, tea, sugar, cooking and table salt, olive oil and coffee capsules upon arrival.
An initial supply of dish soap, paper towels, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid are provided.
Loo paper, kitchen sponges and garbage bags are provided throughout the stay. Garbage will be serviced by the staff as part of the daily maid service.
This is an all year round property and is centrally heated throughout (on request and at additional cost during the low season)
Things to See & Do near Villa Caminata
There is a very helpful information folder with details of recommended local shops, restaurants, markets, cultural, sporting and recreational activities plus many other suggestions on what to do and where to go in the vicinity. The folder also includes maps, brochures and important local contact details.
Food and Cooking - Tuscan and Umbrian cuisine is appreciated the world over for its fine natural and flavoursome ingredients thanks to the local olive oil, pasta, vegetables and meats. The food is typified by its simplicity, championong the fine quality and abundance of local produce.
Wine - The wine is also very good thanks to the siting of the vineyards, the long hours of sunshine and temperature. It is worth trying fine wines such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Sassicaia and Nobile di Montepulciano.
Wine tasting and Tours - can be arranged at the Il Caldero cellar/wineshop or can be arranged at the villa on request. The tours trace the ancient Roman roads and follow any of the following routes:
Perugia, Trasimeno and Altotiberini Hills
Montefalco and the Martani Hills
Orvieto and the Amerini Hills
Spoleto and the Valnerina
Eating Out - There are many local restaurants, ranging from fine dining experiences to comforting and convivial Italian family food. There is an extensive list of restaurants, with descriptions, available in the Villa.
Cooking Classes – Provided for Pasta and Pizza making
Markets - There are several weekly markets on in the area in Arezzo, Perugia, Gubbio, Umbertide and Camucia.
Perugia - The region’s capital city Perugia is just 20 minutes away and offers a wealth of cultural activities that include opera, the famous Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate festivals. Other spectacular hilltop towns include Cortona and Preggio the latter with its annual classical music festival.
Montone - (approx. 20 min) This town is one of the unspoilt gems of Umbria and the perfect place for a wonderful night out. Best to arrive in time to enjoy the sunset from the top of the town and take in the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The town often hosts events including a film festival, an archery tournament between the different quarters, and dancing in the town square.
Cortona, Tuscany (approx. 50 min) Despite featuring in a film and book titled ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, this beautiful Tuscan hilltop town hasn’t lost the charm for which it is famous. With a wonderful square, lovely restaurants and wine shops and a great walk to the monastery at the top of the town, there is much to enjoy and appreciate. From above the town, there are magnificent views across the countryside in every direction.
Assisi - (approx. 30 min) The birthplace of St Francis, Assisi is a must for any trip to Umbria and Italy. It is hard not to be awestruck by the magnificence and grandeur of the Basilica. Above Assisi is the Eremo di Carcere (Hermitage), which is an old monastery built near the caves that were used by St Francis and contains the tree where he preached to the birds.
Spello - (approx. 40 min) A beautiful hill top town at the base of Monte Subasio just a few kms from Assisi. It has wonderful little streets to wander around, many gourmet restaurants and stunning views. This can be visited at the same time as Assisi.
Florence, Tuscany (approx. 120 min) Day trips to Florence are easily manageable, either by car or train. It takes c 2 hours to drive to Florence. Alternatively, it is possible to take a train from Terontola station, where you can take advantage of free parking and cheap train travel to take a relaxing journey into the city, arriving 5 minutes walk from the Duomo.
Shopping- The Mall in Florence has the following brand outlets: Agnona, Bottega Veneta, Emmanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, La Perla, Loro Piana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Tod's, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.
Lago Trasimeno (20mins) - in addition to offering various water sport activities, towns such as Passignano and Castiglione del Lago are the most appealing and the islands of Maggiore and Polvese can be accessed by short and enjoyable boat rides. Isola Maggiore features the ruins of a castle and church which people always enjoy visiting.
Walking and trekking – there are a variety of local paths and routes to suit syuit all ages and states of fitness and these can be guided. Guided treks end up on Monte Tezio , the second highest mountain in Umbria.
Golf: The Antognolla Golf Course is set amidst the 600 hectare Antognolla Estate. This championship golf course offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to play on an expertly designed course, giving a true test of skill and judgement. The driving range is the perfect place to warm up before a round or just for working on your short game. The driving range is available for keen golfers seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. Guests of the Villa receive a 20% discount on green fees to play on the course.
Horse riding, truffle hunting, massages, yoga, pilates, fitness classes, spa treatments, guided tours, truffle hunting, bike rental, quad trips, hot air balloon rides and wine tasting amongst other activities are all available and are detailed in the Local Services and Activities book in the villa.
Rents & Terms
The villa can be rented on its own or with the Cottage. The main Villa and The Cottage are always let as one never let to separate groups at the same time.
Main Villa (sleeping 10) and Cottage (sleeping 2).
The 2023 rental figures below show prices per week:
7th January – 20th May (Mid) €16,000
20th May – 24th June (High) €16,500
24th June - 2nd September (Peak) €17,000
2nd September – 7th October (High) €16,500
7th October – 23rd December (Mid) €16,000
For Christmas/New Year weeks (16th Dec to 6th Jan) and for Easter (1st April – 15th April the rates are the same as for High Season)
Unless otherwise agreed, all rentals will be for a minimum of one week, and will begin and end on a Saturday.
Tenants should arrive as soon as possible after 5pm on the commencement day, and should leave by 10am on the agreed day of departure. They will be met on arrival at
A deposit of 25% of the rent will be payable to Anglo French Properties Ltd on signing the Rental Agreement, with the 75% balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
A refundable security deposit of €1,500 will be pre authorised by credit card (of the leading tenant) on arrival which will then be cancelled following the departure of guests provided there are no deductions to be made.
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