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Villa San Martino & Il Fienile - Self-catering house in Umbria

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VIlla San Martino, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Perugia
Umbria, Italy

Alexe Obolensky

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With its books, artworks, landscaped gardens and infinity pool, this deeply comfortable place is fully worthy of its magnificent setting

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Country house par excellence, sitting atop its own knoll before some of the most heart-stopping views you could imagine, dressed in masterly new-from-old stonework, this is a lovely, comfortable, welcoming place with room for eight in the villa on its three levels, plus four in the adjacent cottage, Il Fienile. Inside, you’ll feel instantly at home among the masses of books and cushions, prints and paintings, generous spaces and unpretentious atmosphere. In the comfortable bedrooms, soft light falls on gentle fabrics and lovely antiques. The villa's American-style kitchen is fit for the gourmet cook - or a local chef will deliver. Walk from here through the dining room onto a big vine-covered terrace and thence to the landscaped garden where paths wind past secret corners, myriad scented flowers and tall trees to the view-struck infinity pool. Then go exploring. Walk to pretty little Monte Santa Maria Tiberina for an evening drink or dinner. Venture further for irresistible entertainments: Arezzo offers jousting and Europe’s biggest antiques fair, there’s jazz in medieval Perugia, wine tours and truffle hunts galore, a September horse show in walled Città di Castello.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Alexe Obolensky:

Local points of interest from
Alexe Obolensky:

  • San Martino was a chapel in the 11th Century and abandoned over time and completely derelict when we bought it in 2000. The nearby village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina was a medieval fiefdom with its own currency and jousting and dueling.
  • The house sits on 12 acres of woodland and is completely private. The olive grove consists of 220 trees which produce delicious organic olive oil. The woodland has fresh mushrooms, truffles and wild orchids as well as hedgehogs, boar,porcupine and pheasant
  • Lots of lovely walks can be taken directly from the house, head off into the hills with a picnic. Riding nearby takes you on cool wooded trails. There is tennis in nearby Trestina and golf in Celle next to the local buffalo mozzarella farm.
  • after spending a day sightseeing what better way to end the day than a swim and a glass of chilled prosecco on the terrace, watching the birds, listening to the cicadas and the buzz of bees on the lavender bushes. Then a walk to the nearby restaurants.
  • A cook can prepare you delicious home made pasta and tiramisu for you to enjoy after a day seeing the local sights, classical music concerts in Castello, opera in Preggio and plenty of colourful festivals in the nearby villages and towns.
  • Sometimes its good to just relax and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the surroundings, taking in the changing colours, the church bell striking and sitting in one of the private seating areas with a good book or a set of paints or just contemplating life.
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Guest feedback
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"Best holiday ever, we are booked again for next year!"

Elizabeth - Sussex, United Kingdom

April 2016
"The large kitchen with its enormous island was stunning and so well equipped. It was a joy to cook in though we did get a cook to come in for two nights which was a lovely treat."

Deborah - London, United Kingdom

September 2015

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  • 1 House for 12
Price:(i) 3200 to5000 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Dinner by chef, 3 courses, €25, by arrangement (minimum 6 people). Light suppers available on request. Restaurants 800m.




VIlla San Martino, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Perugia

Self-catering VIlla San Martino & Il Fienile (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles, 2 twin/doubles (all en suite), 1 twin (on the mezzanine); 1 bathroom
Price: (i) 3200 to 5000 per week

Alexe Obolensky

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