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Essiccatoio, Montone - Perugia in Umbria

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 guests Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Set on a lavender-producing estate in hills on Tuscany’s eastern border with Umbria, Essiccatoio offers the chance to explore some wonderful towns and cities in both regions. Città di Castello, Perugia, Cortona and Assisi are all easy day trips, however the villa’s outlook might delay you a while. Surveying undulating meadows and woodland promotes a deep intake of fresh air and quick switch into unwinding mode.

One of three traditional properties that form a loose hamlet, Essiccatoio has been beautifully restored by the owners, who live in another villa within the cluster. They have an eye for colour and detail. The interiors, which can absorb up to six guests, are rich in feel and interest. In warm weather, the generous private pool and terrace, set on a lower, secluded level of the garden, will demand your attention. But visit in cooler seasons and it will be a pleasure to spend time appreciating the indoor spaces. The lounge, with its grand stone open fireplace, marigold-orange walls, huge window on to the garden and excellent stereo system, is a brilliant place to enjoy time together, whether that’s with friends or family.

Ground Floor

Hall

Cupboard, chair, stairs to first floor, main entrance.

Lounge
Sofa, three armchairs, sideboard, coffee table, bookshelves, fireplace.

Kitchen-Diner
Fully equipped kitchenette, table and chairs, armoire, chest of drawers, double doors to furnished covered terrace.

First Floor

Hall

Stairs to ground and second floors.

Bedroom 1
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), two hanging rails, sideboard, blanket chest, two chairs.

Bathroom 2
Bath with handheld shower, two sinks, small cupboard, WC.

Second floor

Bedroom 3

Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), chest of drawers, chair, stairs to first floor.

Our Thoughts
There are many things to rave about here. So much catches the attention, from the well-kept garden where you can stargaze at night to beautiful oriental rugs, ceramics, antique chests and prints, glistening copper pans, original artwork and vivid colour-washed walls. Dinners on the covered terrace outside the kitchen-diner are sure to be memorable, as well as cool drinks from the fridge in the shaded poolside area, which is a great chilling-out zone. Montone, your nearest hilltop town, has lots of restaurants and small convenience shops. You are welcome to use the owners’ bicycles to explore locally.

Notes
Three bedrooms. Two bathrooms, one en-suite. The bedrooms have sloped ceilings with restricted headroom in places. The owners live in an adjacent house with their cats and two dogs, which roam freely, and there is a small shop selling lavender products on site, but Essiccatoio and its pool are yours alone - the third building at the hamlet is not occupied when guests are staying at Essicatoio. Pets are not allowed.
Fire Place: open

Pool
The large, salt-cleansed pool located slightly below the villa, is entered by steps and has a good deep end for diving and a pool shower. To one side of the surrounding paved sun terrace, which has sunloungers, is a small stone building with a fridge, stereo and covered terrace with table and chairs, this can also be used as a pool changing room.
Pool size: 5x12m, 1.3-2.3m deep. Open May to September, weather permitting


Facilities

Flexible dates
Washing Machine
Internet
Pool towels
Infant bed/chair
Kitchen
Dishes/Utensils
Fridge/ Freezer
Bed linen and towels
Lounge
Stove top
Barbecue
Terrace
Fire place
Espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
No pets
No smoking

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Villa rates

  • 2021
  • 2022
Date range
7 night price
25 Sep - 18 Dec 2021
$2,835
18 Dec - 01 Jan 2022
$3,915
Date range
7 night price
01 Jan - 16 Apr 2022
$2,835
16 Apr - 02 Jul 2022
$3,915
02 Jul - 27 Aug 2022
$4,590
27 Aug - 01 Oct 2022
$3,915
01 Oct - 17 Dec 2022
$2,835
17 Dec - 31 Dec 2022
$3,915

House rules

The Security Deposit is €600 or equivalent in your own currency, cash payment is required on arrival. You will be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay.

Tourist tax: included in the rental price

Charged based on usage: Heating Villa

Arrival guide

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Parking: Private, onsite parking


Layout (196 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Terrace
Dining Room
First floor
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Second floor
Bedroom

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 42km - 0h 37m
  • Rimini Airport : 132km - 1h 56m
  • Florence Airport: 159km - 1h 57m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Perugia: 44km - 0h 40m
  • Cortona: 49km - 1h 01m
  • Castiglion Fiorentino: 54km - 1h 04m
The nearest village is Montone, it is about 5km away. It has a small grocery shop, petrol station, bakery, bank, a couple of restaurants and café/bar. Further away in Umbertine there is a wide range of amenities including a hospital.
In the villa the owners provide a list of suggested restaurants in the area.

Guest reviews: Essiccatoio <div class='textCenter'>10/ 10</div>Score from 1 review - Superb (1 Client review)

Hazel
July 2014
Family with older children
Wantage, United Kingdom Wantage, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
10/10
The owners were so warm and welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. They provided an excellent grocery pack and a lovely selection of home produced wine, olives, honey and lavender products on arrival. The house was in a wonderfully quiet location with stunning views all around and excellent opportunities for star watching! There were lots of lovely places to eat and relax outside and the lovely private pool was refreshing on hot days. Our teenage children loved the pool, the use of the owners' bikes and making friends with the many cats. We didn't miss having a TV because there was a good Wi-fi system in the house and a fantastic hi-fi.
Local attractions Montone lovely hilltop town with small convenience shops and lots of restaurants. We loved having coffee in the square and exploring the tiny streets. Our favorite restaurant was in the square called L'Antica Osteria. Great service and reasonable prices. Lots of local food including truffles.

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adults Ages 16+

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