Villa La Stella - Preggio - Umbria
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
large sitting room with fireplace,
kitchen with dishwasher and dining area,
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower,
2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (1 with shower,
1 with bath tub).
Insect screens, satellite TV & DVD with small selection of cartoons for children, stereo with selection of CDs & and bring your favourites too, washing machine, barbecue.
Domestic help 12 euro/hour, Pizza Party with expert cook, cookery lessons available
Pool info: Private pool, 40 ft x 20 ft
There’s an Italian phrase “immerso nel verde”, which translates into "immersed in nature", and that perfectly describes delightful Villa La Stella. High in the hills, between the charming little citadel of Preggio and the bustling market town of Umbertide, you'll wake to the sound of birdsong in the pure sweet air. This totally private, 4-bedroom villa is in the nature reserve of Monte Acuto - wonderful for walkers! Yet you’re only 15 minutes drive from your nearest supermarket and a veritable host of excellent Umbrian restaurants.
This villa has been restored to a very nice standard, using only the best of Italian materials as you can see. Although from the outside it looks quite small, it is deceptively large - it's actually a 3-story building! The front door, with spacious outdoor dining terrace beside, leads into the middle floor of the villa, with the sitting room, kitchen-dining room and a double bedroom. The bathroom on this floor serves as an en suite to the bedroom by night and doubles as a family bathroom by day. A wide spiral staircase leads up to the gallery bedroom (with its own bathroom) and a commanding view down onto the sitting room! On the other hand, going down the spiral staircase takes you to the lower floor with two more, rather chic double bedrooms with glass doors opening directly out to the garden. Both bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms, one with bath tub and one with shower.
The kitchen is superbly well fitted, but if it's too hot for indoor cooking, there’s a fine barbecue down by the pool. In fact, the owners have thought of everything at Villa La Stella, right down to speakers by the pool so you can listen to the stereo, sizzle in the sun and cool off in the pool. Leonella, the capable owner, also offers expert lessons in making perfect pasta or delicious Umbrian puddings in your own kitchen. She offers in-depth morning that will ensure you take home a very special holiday memento to share with your next dinner guests!.
The location is perfect for exploring the charms of both Umbria and Tuscany. The nearby village of Preggio, with its restaurants and bars will please you with its slow pace and picturesque medieval buildings. The busy town of Umbertide is a must on Wednesday morning for its big farmers' market - snap up a kilo or two of traditional Umbrian sausages for the barbeque - we guarantee you'll be impressed. Add a salad, a loaf of bread and lashings of local wine and revel in living the life!
The E45 north-south superstrada is 20 minutes drive from the villa, while Perugia's airport is only a 40 minute drive - from passport control to a sunbed by the pool in no time at all! The E45 gives swift access for explorations into both Tuscany and Umbria, but we think you may find it hard to drag yourself away from the sublimely relaxing, natural splendour of your surroundings at La Stella!
The pool and outside lawns and gardens were beautiful - so well kept, and the location was simply so peaceful and relaxing. In the week we were there, we saw 2 groups of walkers stroll past (with a look of envy at 'our' pool!) and just one vehicle. The sounds of birds and crickets and the occasional cow added extra tranquillity.
Our hosts were welcoming, and keen to do all they could to make our stay perfect. This was a special 'senior' birthday celebration week, and Leonella came to the villa one evening, and cooked and served a beautiful meal.
I think my overall impression was that it was even better than the photos, warm and inviting, with everything we could need for our comfort. One week was NOT enough!! A beautiful holiday...
We had a fantastic week, and can only recommend this place to everybody. The trip up to Mount Acuto is well worth taking - we did it 5 o´clock in the morning and saw the sun rising over the beautiful landscape.
Our three teenage children also loved the house - especially the pool, the barbeque and most importantly the outdoor speakers for the sound system - they were in seventh heaven!!
The kids spent most of their time in the swimming pool and had a great time.
Thank you for being helpful and thoughtful, the villa is very well equipped, we highly recommend it to anyone and would love to come back again.
|Rental Seasons for 2013||Rent|
|Mar 2 2013||-||Mar 30 2013||EUR 1,790|
|Mar 30 2013||-||Jun 15 2013||EUR 2,290|
|Jun 15 2013||-||Sep 14 2013||EUR 2,890|
|Sep 14 2013||-||Oct 19 2013||EUR 2,290|
|Oct 19 2013||-||Dec 14 2013||EUR 1,790|