Vasciano is an historic farmhouse, located on a hillside in the lovely, tranquil Niccone Valley. It has been beautifully restored to combine traditional features with modern comforts. The accommodation includes a self-contained flat, never let separately. It is surrounded by 5 acres of terraces, sensitively landscaped gardens, olive groves, fruit trees, & a private pool with spectacular panoramic views. There are 3 outdoor eating areas including a shady pergola & a scented loggia. The house is well furnished, with a fully equipped, recently modernised kitchen, a large dining room and a sitting room, once a small chapel. It offers extensive entertainment resources in the form of books, movies, piano, TV, wi-fi, a games room with snooker/pool, table tennis & darts, & a boules court. It is perfectly located for combining visits to the many historic towns in central Italy with peaceful relaxation in unspoilt rural surroundings.
5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10/11
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Dec. 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I rented Vasciano for two weeks in 2018 to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family. The house and grounds overexceeded my expectations even after seeing the beautiful pictures on the website. Waking up to the sunrise over the Umbrian hills every morning was a particular treat. The house is beautifully decorated, outfitted with everything you might possibly need, and the gardens are stunning. We even picked fresh rosemary and figs to supplement our meals. Piers and Carol were very helpful helping us plan before we got there, including recommending a local cooking school which was one of the highlights of our trip (Agriturismo Calagrana). They also helped us order food and a pre-cooked meal for our first night there, which was a godsend after the long flight from the US (the lasagna was delicious). I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to truly enjoy the Italian countryside.
I’m reticent to write about how fabulous is Villa Vasciano but I wish we were still there. The layout and accommodations are way better than what you see in the literature provided online. We recently had our wedding there (the reception) and couldn’t have picked a better site. The view is spectacular; the grounds exquisite; and the home completely comfortable.
The location is very convenient to many historical towns. You can easily drive to the local grocery in Umbertide and many quaint and quality restaurants are within minutes. The owners are very accommodating and communicative and we truly appreciate everything! Piers and Carol....we shall return!!!
Beautiful Tuscan Villa
The exterior and grounds are truly breathtaking. My family absolutely loved this beautiful restored stone farmhouse. We really loved staying here.
idyllic house, beautifully restored
the house itself is full of character and beautifully furnished, with lovely rugs and interesting old pieces. There is even a piano which has a nice tone and is in tune! The kitchen is terrific - we found all the gadgets we wanted and there is plenty of fridge space.
The house is on lots of levels and has little staircases and passage ways - full of interest and surprise, with a wonderful wide landing leading into a huge high-ceilinged, upstairs sitting room.
The outside eating places are many and varied - everywhere pots of tumbling flowers and walls hanging with blossoming climbers. The garden flows between different levels and has great views, lots of comfy seating in shade and sun and a tinkling water trough - very soothing!
So many great little towns to visit nearby.
Perfect Umbrian holiday villa for all types of holiday person : active or lounging
The house, gardens and pool exceeded our expectations in loveliness. The house and gardens were blisssfully peaceful and lounging on the terraces was gorgeous. It was also raucously good fun messing around in the lovely big pool. Great area for walks, nature, food and sightseeing.
The house is characterful and very well equipped for all sorts of entertainment.
The house instructions were very easy to follow and help was always on hand.
Great great great!
We were a party of 10 (inc 4 children under 6) and thoroughly enjoyed the villa, its facilities, its feel and its location. The pool was great - steps for the littlest ones, shallow enough for the younger ones and deep enough for diving for the bigger kids. The space around it was much appreciated too. The villa was fascinating and had everything we needed to be entertained without compromising on comfort. It is obviously a well loved family home. The flowers and vegetation were stunning. We particularly savoured the views over the Tuscan hills each evening - a lovely spot to watch the moon rise. We enjoyed a visit to Lake Trasimeno and to nearby restaurants inc with vineyards too.
Vasciano is one of a small cluster of old stone houses sprinkled on the hillside of the beautiful Niccone Valley - an unspoilt agricultural area growing sunflowers, maize, vines, olives. Walkers & riders love the spectacular views all around. Along the valley and on some hilltops are small villages, with numerous places to eat good local food & wine. Nearest is Mercatale, a small, friendly place with essential shops, bars, & restaurant. Over hills at one end of the valley, a short drive takes you to Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. The other end of the valley meets the Tiber Valley, with easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and many other wonderful Renaissance & Etruscan towns. To see the sights of Rome & Florence, day trips by train are quick and easy, whereas Siena, Urbino & Orvieto are possible by car. The area is famous for its many annual festivals, from opera, music and jazz to those celebrating local gastronomic delights such as truffles, porcini, chestnuts, oil, wine & chocolate.
Other Activities: golf, fishing, sailing & other water sports on Lake Trasimeno
Additional information about rental rates
No taxes are payable on the rental charges. Rent can be paid in pounds, euros or dollars.