Casa Di Luce, close to Montone. Ancient Tower, designer interior. Sleeps 8/10 location Montone
A stunning country home, ensconced in over twenty acres of private grounds, Casa di Luce nestles into a hill in verdant Umbrian countryside, a few minutes from the beautiful ancient hill top town of Montone.
Surrounded by lawns, olives, woods and a mountainous horizon, anyone staying at Casa di Luce will appreciate the superb views and the special sense of peace and calm.
The villa has been lovingly restored and decorated in a modern chic style that blends seamlessly with the traditional stone walls and ancient wood beamed ceilings.
Special attention has been paid to indoor lighting to create an intimate, but open and airy space.
Swimming in the infinity edge pool, with a glass of wonderful Italian wine at hand, or just relaxing after a hard day of visiting idyllic local medieval villages and towns, Casa di Luce is ideal for friends and for families in search of a place of style, beauty and tranquility.
This villa is perfect for friends or families as the reception rooms are large and allow plenty of private space. The external decked area at the rear is a dream for watching those glorious sunsets. The covered loggia is perfect for barbecues and outside dining.
Sleeps: 8 to 10.
The ground floor
On several levels the living accomodation is spacious and luxurious.
There is a large eat in kitchen/dining room with floor to ceiling windows to peruse the beautiful countryside.
The Kitchen has a double oven and large hob, fridge,dishwasher and ample crockery and cutlery. The utility room adjoining has a washer, dryer and freezer.
The lounge has an open fireplace and comfortable sofas. Doors lead out to a covered Loggia for outdoor dining and down to the pool and garden area.
A level up from the lounge is a TV sitting room and cloakroom.
The grand entrance hall also leads into a small study area on the next level.
The first of the double bedrooms is located on this floor. In fact this is a suite with a full bathroom and shower room.
On this floor we find three further bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The first is a double bedroom.
The second is a twin bedroom
There are two bathrooms opposite the two bedrooms.
The Master suite is fantastic. A large bedroom complete with fireplace and a dressing room and full bathroom with walk in shower.
There is a small room with mattresses for children or teenagers.
Cooking / shopping, by arrangement
First day's shopping arranged by request.
LCD TV / DVD / MP3 player
Private horizon edged swimming pool (15 metres X 4 approx). There is a shady pool house area for watching the countryside. Wonderful sweeping gardens surround the property. Completely private. Outdoor parking.
Sun loungers and towels. Hammock. Table tennis table. Barbecue. Outside (covered) eating area (Loggia) which can be accessed through the kitchen or sitting room.
The downstairs suite has its own private patio with seating. There are large areas of lawn and 35 or so olive and fruit trees.
The gardens are tranquil with plenty of independent sitting areas and beautifully tended gardens. You even have your own herb garden!
About the area
90 minutes form both Italian coasts. 30 minutes from Lake Trasimeno (60 miles long) for local sailing etc.
A Robert Trent Jones designed ch18 hole championship course surrounding a medieval castle (with restaurant) is 20 minutes drive from the house.
The course is beautifully maintained with really well thought out bunkering. Its also stunning to look at.
Perugia has a golf course which is 35minutes drive.
Special Interest Holidays
Cooking courses available by prebooking.
Beauty treatments available at the house.
Pilates Yoga classes available.
Italian lessons available at the house.
Sailing at Lake MonteDoglio or Lake Trasimeno.
Guided Bike Tours.
The English house managers can assist with activities and tours
How to get there
The local airport is Perugia. It is 28km from the house (20 minutes drive). Perugia is a direct flight from Stansted. It is also 2 hours from Ancona, Florence and Rome airports. We think a hire car is essential, however there are taxi services available.
2 km from Montone (rated one of the top 5 most beautiful villages in Italy). 28km to Perugia (also easy to get to by train from the nearest town, Umbertide (8 minutes by car). 100km to Rome, Sienna and Florence. 30km to Assisi and Cortona. Other places not to miss and within 45 minutes are Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Spello and many beautiful small medieval villages.
There are 3 supermarkets in Umbertide which is 8-10 minutes away by car. There are a number of excellent restaurants from great local fare to a michelin star restaurant 20 minutes away. Montone has 3 excellent restaurants and a bank. Locally there is easy access to horse riding, micro lighting, tennis etc.
Welcome pack on arrival
House manager can organise many activities for both adults and children
Wine tasting at the villa or at Cantinas.
For ladies who like to shop we have a personal shopper who can escort you to the designer outlets such as Gucci, Prada, the Mall and Valdichiana.
Nearest shops / restaurants in Montone 5mins
Supermarkets at Umbertide and Citta Di Castello 15mins
9 January to 24 March 2017 £3000.00
25 March to 26 May 2017 £ 3300.00
27 May to 30 June 2017 £ 3570.00
1 July to 8 September 2017 £ 4200.00
9 September to 29 September 2017 £ 3570.00
30 September to 27 October 2017 £ 3300.00
28 October to 22 December 2017 £ 2750.00