NEW!

New to our portfolio

Price From € 5500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Accessibility The house is on different levels and while the ground floor is accessible, all the bedrooms are upstairs.
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La Tartufaia


La Tartufaia is the triumphant result of a bold yet sensitive restoration, blending old with new and celebrating modern Italian design


This handsome three-storey villa sits proudly in the Umbrian hills, flanked by a pristine pool. The original stone house has been carefully restored with the addition of further ground-floor wings in modernist styles that flatter and enhance the main building.

La Tartufaia has four spacious, en-suite double bedrooms on the upper two floors while the living space stretches out across the extended ground floor, encouraging an easy flow between the house and the exterior.

Many of the design pieces inside the house were tailor-made for the owners. Most of the lights, the library, the kitchen and two of the beds are by Emanuel Gargano, an Italian designer and winner of the Compasso d’Oro award.

Brick, barrel-vaulted ceilings, cotto floors and antique wood furniture fit harmoniously with the mid-century modern aesthetic. There are earthy colours offset by richer tones, and many usually angular lines have been softened with a curve. The whole effect is beautifully cohesive, the stylised modernity softened by the natural materials, an abundance of texture and the enormous views.  

Outside, the clean lines of the 16mx4m pool are a focal point if you can draw your eyes away from the rolling hills. There is a covered dining area with a serious pizza oven and plenty of spaces to socialise or enjoy some solitude.

The villa is a short drive from the small town of Guardea. A little further away is Orvieto, one of Umbria’s loveliest hilltop towns where the famous cathedral has a gold mosaic façade. The property enjoys total privacy without being remote.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

There are four spacious en-suite bedrooms, each individually decorated but sharing the same exquisite level of comfort and design. The soft plaster pinks and gentle greys of the walls and ceilings are offset by the richer tones of the fabrics and the en-suite shower rooms. The windows have excellent coverings to block the light at night while the beds are made up with cool linens. Each room benefits from floor cooling and mosquito nets. The two big beds are Emanuel Gargano designs.

Bathrooms

All of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with high-performance fixtures and fittings. The rich colours picked out in the bedrooms continue in the en suites, which celebrate Moroccan influences of curves and arches. Please note, there are no baths in this property.

Kitchen

The sleek kitchen design has an industrial aesthetic of shiny steel, softened by wooden cabinetry and anchored by a black ceiling. Expertly equipped, the main appliances are by Nef. The long island includes two five-ring induction hobs while two ovens are on the wall behind. There are two fridges, two sinks and a tall wine fridge (wine to be paid for separately). Guests can use the high-end coffee machine, bread kneader and teppanyaki grill. There is plenty of space for culinary creativity and a wall rack of beautiful copper pans are there for guests’ use.

Living rooms

The ground floor in the original building, the formal barn, is a long room with a brick, barrel-vaulted ceiling and a brick floor. In the main part of the room is a beautiful antique, dark wood refectory table and a vast wall dresser with antique plates. Two thirds of the way along, modernist shelving acts as a seemingly floating room divider. Beyond this is a sitting room with an open fire. One of the additions to the villa is a garden room that is built onto an outside wall and has Crittall-style windows and doors that make up the three other walls. This beautiful modernist space serves as a sitting room as well as a dining room with a large circular table. The third living space is a home office and sitting room. Occupying another new addition to the original building, it has a vast picture window that looks out onto the pool and beyond.

Other rooms

There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the laundry room near to the kitchen. Here is also a bathroom with shower. There are two separate loos, as well as a shower next to the pool.

Facilities


Cleaning

There is an additional weekly cleaning charge of EUR 300 Bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use) are changed weekly. A cleaner also comes briefly, mid-week

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, hob/stove, oven, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, wine cellar

Accessibility

The house is on different levels and while the ground floor is accessible, all the bedrooms are upstairs.

Outside

La Tartufaia is surrounded by a lawned garden and olive trees. There are loungers by the pool (16mx4m, chlorinated) and for al fresco dining there is a large veranda with a pizza oven. All the outside furniture is by EMU, an Umbrian brand. The property is surrounded by a truffle reserve belonging to the owners, and guests are welcome to help themselves from the vegetable garden behind the house.

Notes

Availability & Pricing


NEW!

New to our portfolio

weekly prices
from 12 June 2021 to 11 September 2021 € 7000
from 11 September 2021 to 2 October 2021 € 5500
from 30 April 2022 to 11 June 2022 € 5500
from 11 June 2022 to 10 September 2022 € 7000
from 10 September 2022 to 1 October 2022 € 5500
Price on request.
Weekly cleaning: EUR 300,00

Included in the price of your week’s stay at La Tartufaia are two meals cooked for guests by a local chef using the fabulous outdoor pizza oven.


Security deposit: EUR 750,00 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 from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request

Leisure & Activities


Activities

There are long walks and bike rides directly from the property, while beach and water-sport facilities are available at Lake Bolsena (35km). For golfers, there is an18-hole course at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (80km), but also the Golf course Nazionale (Sutri, Lazio) and Terre dei Consoli (Viterbo, Lazio) approximately 65 Km from the villa.

Specials

Included in the price of your week’s stay at La Tartufaia are two meals cooked for guests by a local chef using the fabulous outdoor pizza oven. Special Umbria is also 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. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.

Happenings

The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. Please ask for more details.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Surroundings There are incredible panoramic views from the property, which is surrounded by a private truffle reserve and olive trees. La Tartufaia lies just outside the little town of Guardea and close to Orvieto – one of Umbria’s loveliest hilltop towns. The first bar is at 3 mins from the property. Shopping can be done in Baschi at the Conad City (10 mins drive) or larger supermarkets, like the Coop, at the A1 exit at Orvieto Scalo (20 mins drive).

Travel

Air - The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (72km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (200km); Ancona Marche [AOI] (182km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (120km); Pisa Galileo Galilei [PSA] (260km) and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (135km). Rail – The train station at Orvieto is ideal for direct journeys to Rome, Florence, Arezzo and Perugia.

Distances

La Tartufaia is close to several towns and cities, including, Orvieto (27km); Todi (35km); Deruta (56km); Spoleto (72km); Perugia (74km); Montepulciano, famed for its wine (87km); Assisi (90km); Cortona (111km); Gubbio (116km); Siena (138km); Florence (183km); and Rome (106km).

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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