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Essiccatoio, Montone - Perugia

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 people 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


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

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

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

First Floor


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.

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. The final 3.5km of the approach road is unpaved but in good condition.

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


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
Fire place (open)
MP3 player
Note: there is no TV
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Filter coffee machine
Ironing board
No pets allowed
No smoking
Pool chlorine free
Maid service available for extra charge
Cook on request - extra cost

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 600 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: included

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
23 Jun - 01 Sep 2018
4590 US Dollar
01 Sep - 29 Sep 2018
3915 US Dollar
29 Sep - 22 Dec 2018
2835 US Dollar
22 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
3915 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
3915 US Dollar
05 Jan - 27 Apr 2019
2835 US Dollar
27 Apr - 22 Jun 2019
3915 US Dollar
22 Jun - 31 Aug 2019
4590 US Dollar
31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019
3915 US Dollar
28 Sep - 21 Dec 2019
2835 US Dollar
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
3915 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

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.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

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

July 2014
Family with older children
Wantage, United Kingdom Wantage, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
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.

Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

7 nights from
2835 to 4590 US Dollar

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