Villa Santo is centrally located to enjoy the highlights of Umbria and Tuscany. Cortona & Umbertide are 20 minutes away, Perugia half an hour, and Arezzo, Assisi, Gubbio an hour.
Part of a private estate and nature reserve that covers some 2,700 acres of Umbrian countryside, the Villa is a perfect combination of facilities, privacy, security and nature at its most tranquil. Estate services include in-house meals and food delivery and daily maid service.
Guests have sole access to the pure blood Adalusian stud and stables with grooms to show the trails and best vantage points. They also have access to mountain bike trails and the floodlit Astroturf tennis court on the estate. Other estate activities include clay pigeon shooting, fishing, walking trails, boating on one of the estates 8 lakes, and golf (30 minutes away).
It is the privacy, scenic beauty, and culture combined with a unique option of estate activities which make Villa Santo unique.
Villa Santo consists of an elegant spacious house with its own Chapel, an independent but attached Guest Cottage and a detached Pool House with a Guest Suite.
Villa Santo was converted from a 17th century farmhouse, rectory and chapel. It has been restored to the highest standard of renovation and design. It stands in a commanding position with magnificent 360° views and has extensive private grounds, with ancient olives, an 18 x 4.5 meter overflow swimming pool overlooking the estate and several outdoor sitting and dining areas.
Available as 6 Bedrooms – Main House + Guest Suite (sleeping 11) or as 7 Bedrooms – Main House + Guest Suite + Guest Cottage (sleeping 13):
1 extensive master suite with en-suite bathroom, which has a double shower and free standing bath, a dressing area with closets and direct access to the garden from the first floor
1 large single bedroom on first floor with en-suite bathroom
2 large double bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with queen size bed, on first floor with en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas
1 double bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom on second floor
Pool House Guest Suite:
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and direct access to garden
1 double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom
Other Rooms in Main House:
Large family kitchen with separate larder, fully equipped including 6 burner gas cooker, dishwasher and icemaker fridge, dining table and chairs for 10, a fireplace and access to outside dining terrace and garden
Elegant living room with fireplace, piano and TV and multiregional DVD
Family room with plasma TV, satellite, and multiregional DVD player
Large study with fireplace on the second floor with plasma TV, satellite, and multiregional DVD player
Fully equipped professional kitchen
The Chapel with altar and frescos
Laundry room fully equipped with washing machines, dryers, and ironing machine
Other Rooms in Guest Cottage:
Large open plan kitchen living room
Shower room with WC, towel storage
Well equipped kitchenette
Traditional bread oven (for roasts, grills, and pizza)
Covered loggia with comfortable seating
18 x 4.5 meter overflow swimming pool looking out towards the valley with underwater lighting
Large outdoor dining terrace with table to seat 14
Secluded dining area outside Guest Cottage
Gazebo with seating
Carport for 3 cars and automatic illumination
Automatic gates, private access road, and automatic illumination
Knot garden with fountain
Hidden hot tub with great views
High speed internet access in house
690 square metres (6900 sq. feet) of living space
475m above sea level
Alarm, heat and smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector systems
Large irrigated lawn areas and flowerbeds
Traditionally planted garden with local trees, shrubs and herbs including lavender, santolina, sage and rosemary
Ancient olive trees
UV and water softener system
Continuous hot water supply, pressurized and instant circulation system
Under floor heating on all ground floor areas and separate radiator circuits with radiators in all other areas
Heated towel rails in all bathrooms on separate circuits also functioning in summer
Sun lounge chairs and pool towels
Illuminated garden and terraces
Included in price:
Electricity, gas, water, the services of the Estate Manager, a maid (8 hours per day for 6 days a week excluding Sunday for 11 occupancy and 9 hours per day for 6 days a week excluding Sunday for 13 occupancy), full gardening and pool cleaning service, 24-hour emergency service, linen change, use of pool towels, an ample welcome hamper and day time Concierge Service.
Not included in price:
Heating of house (if required)
Extra maid service available up to full time 6 days a week
Personal expenses such as communication charges, phone, fax, e-mail, etc
Estate and sporting activities such as tennis, horse riding, rental of mountain bikes, picnics and boating on one of the lakes, etc.