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Price From € 9500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 8
Accessibility There is an en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor with direct access to the garden that is suited to those with limited mobility
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Casa Viscarda


Set within the breathtaking Umbrian landscape and yet only an hour from Rome, Casa Viscarda’s generous proportions are full of historical charm and modern comfort


From its position on a grassy knoll, Casa Viscarda has spectacular views up to the hilltop medieval town of Narni and over the rolling Umbrian landscape that surrounds it.

A former farm building that dates from the 18th century, its renovation sought to integrate the old with the new using local materials, with a careful eye on sustainability. As a result, the terracotta floor tiles were made to an original design, the walls are painted in a traditional limewash, the iron-work was forged by local artisans and the ceramic washbasins are handmade by Ripa Bianca.

The ‘moon’ light by Davide Groppi illuminates the staircase and there are chairs by Artemide as well as other pieces of modern furniture by international designers. These contemporary pieces sit beside antique finds – a charming and delightful curation.

Wood-burning stoves, thermal energy panels and a rainwater recycling system are all in place, as is air conditioning, wi-fi and insect nets. Outside, the saltwater pool is surrounded by olive trees and by a bank of medicinal plants, while the mature garden has old-fashioned roses and an abundance of other flowers with lots of places to sit, lounge or dine.

The big and carefully styled bedrooms are the perfect place to rest and recharge; likewise, the yoga studio and the rest of the house and garden. Day trips to Rome are easy and the tranquility of this fabulous farmhouse is the perfect foil to the bustle of the city giving guests an opportunity to reconnect

Rooms description


Bedrooms

The property sleeps 16. Five of the en-suite bedrooms are on the upper floor of the farmhouse and there is another on the ground floor that is suitable for guests with limited mobility. There is capacity for two extra beds in the house. A further en-suite double is in the independent barn where there is a ground-floor living room with a wood-burning stove and a loft-style bedroom. Simply but stylishly decorated, the sustainability of the rooms’ design has been carefully considered, resulting in natural aloe vera foam mattresses, vintage hand-woven linens, pillows stuffed with organic spelt chaff and vintage furniture. Much of the decoration relies on the original quirks of the architectural details, coupled with slubby shades of linen and cotton, and cotto floors. While the rooms are different shapes and sizes they share a common focus of comfort and elegance. All rooms have air-conditioning, wifi and insect screens.

Bathrooms

The old stone walls of the bathrooms are complemented by glass shower screens and high performance fixtures and fittings. The handmade terracotta washbasins are by ceramicists Ripa Bianca and the mirrors are vintage finds.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a professional stainless steel affair with an eight-burner gas hob and all the gadgets and utensils required to do justice to the abundance of fresh regional ingredients. Perfect for guests’ use, however, if you would like the services of a chef, for a special meal or throughout your stay, please ask.

Living rooms

There is plenty of space for guests to spread out in the salons on the ground floor of the farmhouse where the old stone walls and open fireplaces and vintage pieces are complemented by contemporary furniture. Large arched windows allow the sun to pour in. Equally, there are lots of lounge spots in the garden and by the pool, encouraging guests to switch off and relax.. Housed in the former stables with their original stone walls and a new terracotta floor handmade by local artisans, the dining room is simple yet elegant. The large, modern, oak table is by Miniforms, complemented by modern pendant lights hanging in a line above with light pouring in from the glazed doorways. Outside, a dining table on the terrace or under a rose-strewn pergola lets guests enjoy the view and the warmth of the garden.

Other rooms

There is a separate building housing a yoga studio and a small gym. Within the main house is a utility room with laundry facilities.

Facilities


Cleaning

The property is cleaned and the bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use) are changed once a week. Any maintenance requirements for the house, garden and pool can be seen to during your stay. 2 extra mid week cleanings are included.

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, espresso machine, nespresso machine, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer

Accessibility

There is an en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor with direct access to the garden that is suited to those with limited mobility

Outside

Approached by a private drive with ample parking space, Casa Viscada sits in large grounds surrounded by fields and olive groves. The main farmhouse is connected to the former stables that now house the dining room and there is a separate barn and another building housing the yoga studio and small gym. The garden is well stocked with fruit trees, roses and other flowers and shrubs. The saltwater pool is set next to the olive grove below the house and two of the surrounding banks are made up of medicinal plants. Al fresco dining spaces are coupled with loungers by the pool, all of which take in the view of the hills in the distance and the hilltop village of Narni close by.

Notes

Availability & Pricing


NEW!

weekly prices
from 7 January 2023 to 1 April 2023 € 9500
from 1 April 2023 to 15 April 2023 € 12000
from 15 April 2023 to 1 May 2023 € 9500
from 1 May 2023 to 17 June 2023 € 12000
from 17 June 2023 to 16 September 2023 € 13500
from 16 September 2023 to 30 September 2023 € 12000
from 30 September 2023 to 23 December 2023 € 9500
from 23 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 € 12000
Price on request.
Cleaning fee: EUR 350,00 per week
Baby cot & high chair: EUR 100,00 per week
Extra cleaning per hour (on request): EUR 20,00

Security deposit: EUR 1000,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.

Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

The house is perfectly situated to make the most of the fabulous landscape surrounding it. There are walking and cycling routes from the door and horse riding and rafting nearby. Yogis can practise in the studio at the property and we are able to offer yoga teachers on request. There is also a small gym in the same space. For those longing to take a non-pool dip, head to Mole di Narni only 15 minutes away which is a beautiful swimming spot at the bottom of a narrow river valley. The Marmore waterfall, the ruins of the Roman city of Carsulae, and Acquasparta are all within half an hour of the house. And for golfers, there is an 18-hole course at Golf Club Perugia (90km). Antognolla Golf club an 18-hole course, one of the best of Italy (100km).

Specials

Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks, city culture tours or other activities. We are able to organise a private chef for your entire stay or someone who can prepare traditional, local food when required. If you would like a yoga teacher or a personal trainer for the on-site yoga studio and small gym, please ask. The property is also available for events and photo shoots. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.

Happenings

The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in Montefalco in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. There is also a winter jazz festival and smaller events throughout the year catering to different interests, from vineyard open days to the Corsa Allanello in Narni. Please ask for more details.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

The property is close to the medieval hilltop town of Narni where you can find a delightful selection of shops, bars and restaurants. There are larger supermarkets not far away and plenty of places of interest nearby. From the churches of St Francis of Assisi and St Benedict of Norcia, to the olive groves and vineyards of Umbria and Tuscany, and the swimming spot at Mole di Narni, there is lots to see and do.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (86km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Rome Ciampino [CIA] (108km); Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (113km); and Florence [FLR] (235km). Rail The nearest train station is Narni-Amelia (10km)and right after is in Terni (17km) with hourly fast trains (55 minutes) to Rome. Car rental is available from this station. Road The A1 motorway exit closest to the property is at Orte (21km) or at Terni for the E45.

Distances

Casa Viscada lies amongst the rolling Umbrian hills with a breathtaking view of the medieval town of Narni, and yet just an hour away from Rome. Other towns and cities close by include, Amelia (16km); Spoleto (45km); Todi (48km); Montefalco (59km); Bevagna (62km); Trevi (62km); Orvieto (65km); Spello (79km); Perugia (85km); Rome (85km); Assisi (90km); Montepulciano (124km); Montalcino (148km); Siena (175km); and Florence (219km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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