- Sleeps: Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms: 2 king size doubles + 1 double bunk bed room (4 single beds) all with their own en-suite bathrooms
- Bathrooms: 3 en-suite
- Rents: €13,500 - €14,500
- Key features: Breathtaking Views
Tastefully decorated and comfortable villa
Large Infinity Pool with adjoining Jacuzzi system
Air Conditioning in all the bedrooms
All bedrooms have their own bathrooms
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Villa Torre is a stunning villa rebuilt on the ruins of a medieval tower integral to the defence of the area. It is almost impossible to find a view as enthralling as the wooded valley below Torre.
The infinity pool and the spectacular roof terrace offer stunning and unforgettable panoramic views. There are three bedrooms, each individually decorated in warm, typically Italian colours with over sized beds, and elegant living room with an open fireplace.
The combination of the style and the position of this Villa are exceptional.
The main building consists of the restored defensive tower, which is square with the dining room on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the floors above. Adjoining the defensive tower is a rectangular building with the kitchen living room and Bedroom 1 all on the ground floor.
The Dining room has three doors to the outside, making it a very light room. It has tables that can be joined or separated to seat 8.
The dining room leads into the Living room - which has two long comfortable sofas, a couple of arm chars around an open stone fireplace.
Kitchen – a well equipped kitchen adjoins the dining room.
Bedroom 1 – This bedroom is accessed through the large sitting room, but it does also have direct access outside via its outdoor seating area. It has a kingsized bed and its own en-suite Bathroom 1, which has a bath tub with built in shower, a WC and wash basin.
Underground laundry room – a spacious room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
The stairs lead up the defensive tower from the dining room to Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 2 is a fun childrens room with two double bunk beds forming 4 single beds. It has its own en-suite Bathroom 2 with a shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 3 is at the top of the old defensive tower with breathtaking views in multiple directions. It has a kingsize double bed, and its own en-suite Bathroom 3, with a shower, washbasin and WC. This bedroom also has steps up to the Roof Terrace, which is a solarium with comfortable seating to enjoy the outstanding views and sky at night.
Garden & Grounds
Given the defensive position of the tower, from a strategic point of view, it is no surprise that the views from this Villa are beyond incredible. Given its elevated position, the villa is often above the clouds giving wonderful effects in the valleys below, particulary in the early mornings and evenings. The Villa is set in a charming fenced and landscaped garden, on a cleared hilltop and is surrounded by manicured lawns.
There is a pergoda attached to the Villa outside the living room, which covers an outdoor wooden dining table seating 8 on wooden and metal chairs. This is positioned to enjoy the view as the sun sets over the valleys of Umbria below. On this same terrace, there is an outdoor seating area, with comfortable arm chairs and a coffee table.
There is circular dining table on a terracotta terrace, on the opposite side of the pool to the Villa, seating 6 its position is designed to appreciate the magnificent sunset views.
The swimming pool is an infinity pool. It is a large heated pool measuring 6m x15m with a jacuzzi system on pool stairs. Pool heating is included at a standard temperature in July and August on request. It is surrounded by sunbeds, chairs and parasols. There is a pergola next to the swimming pool, which provides an additional source of shade during the day.
There is a barbecue which can be situated as desired.
Villa Torre is positioned in the stunning rural countryside of Umbria which is 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 for an enjoyable and impressive walking destination..
The nearest town / cities of size are Perugia (20mins) to the South and Florence (2 hr 10 mins) to the North.
The closest airport to the Villa is in Perugia (25 mins). There are also airports at Siena (1hr 30 mins) Florence (2hr 8 mins), Pisa (3hrs) and Rome (2 hrs 30 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 Torre is based on a private estate offering a range of concierge services, including private transfer with service with 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 large LCD TV with Sky Italia television, sports channels and Amaxon TV Fire Stick, a DVD player and an iPod docking station.
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 is included at a standard temperature in July and August on request. In other periods it is not included and is charged, if desired/requested, on consumption. Prices in high season can vary between €80 and €180/day depending on outside temperatures. Pool heating is not available in mid season
Daytime Concierge Service is available
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.
Maid Service everyday (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.
A 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 during 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 Torre
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 thank to the local olive oils, pasta, vegetables and meats. The food is typified by its simplicity, highlighting the fine quality and abundance of local produce.
Wine - The wine is also very good thanks to the well sited vineyards giving long hours of sunshine and warm 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. Wine Tours trace the ancient Roman roads and follow any of the following main four routes of your choice:
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 Italian family food. There is an extensive list of restaurants, with descriptions, available in the Villa.
Cooking Classes – Provided for Pasta making, 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 and 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 attract people. From above the town, there are magnificent views across the countryside in every direction.
Assisi, Umbria (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 sheer 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, Umbria (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 is worth visiting at the same time as a visit to 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, 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 rental figures below show prices per week:
7th January – 20th May (Mid) €13,500
20th May – 24th June (High) €14,000
24th June - 2nd September (Peak) €14,500
2nd September – 7th October (High) €14,000
7th October – 23rd December (Mid) €13,500
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.
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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