Price € 0 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 6
Accessibility
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Podere Polino


Podere Polino is a paean to flawless design. The villa’s indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly curated, harmoniously fusing form with function to create an exceptional and characterful house that is as comfortable as it is beautiful.


Podere Polino is a house that sings of great design, impeccable taste and deep comfort. Designed and built from scratch on what was originally a large meadow, the property was completed in 2016, using stone from the site for the soaring arches, solid door frames and big fireplaces that organically anchor the house to its location. Passion and enthusiasm are everywhere but never spill over into excess.

Conceived, project-managed and interior-designed by Special Umbria, the property is a celebration of the great artistry and crafts of Italy, both past and present. Traditional materials – Tivoli marble floors and the handcrafted wrought-iron balustrade – are complemented by the modern shine of features such as the Gullo kitchen and the specially commissioned Badari chandelier.

The five double en-suite bedrooms are light and bright, and distinguished by the jewel colours of the silk soft furnishings. Antiques and modern designer pieces sit comfortably together in every room, as do floor cooling and heating. Light fittings wow, comfort is integral and the level of artistry throughout is extraordinary. The house offers high style that you can relax in and is designed to bring people together while offering space and privacy.

The temperature-controlled wine cellar has a large tasting room attached. Oenophiles and pizza lovers alike are also served by the wine cantina, outside pizza oven and dining terrace near the property’s entrance gate. This is a house that has love and brilliance poured into every myriad tiny detail.

The property is surrounded by 11 hectares, where guests can enjoy walks through the forest, the olive groves and the vineyard just below the house. The garden design takes in the big views and plays with scale using terracing and planting to create pockets of privacy, interest and entertainment, including the 12x6m oxygenated infinity pool. There are sit spots in the sun and shade, a covered dining area with B&B Italia chairs, and views that look like they, too, are designer.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

Podere Polino has four spacious double, en-suite bedrooms defined by different colours, and a fifth bedroom that brings the outside in. All the bedrooms have access to balconies or terraces. • The green bedroom is the principal suite with embroidered silk by GP & J Baker on the bed, a reclaimed oak herringbone floor, pretty antique chests and chairs, and made-to-measure gloss cabinets • The pink bedroom has a specially commissioned wrought iron bed welded by a local blacksmith, a Knoll armchair and footstool, and a Tivoli marble floor • The blue bedroom has a Manuel Canovas silk bed hanging which matches the blue of the 17th century Chinese plates displayed on the wall, and a Tivoli marble floor • The red bedroom has a large, working fireplace of local stone, a marble floor, sculptural Aballs ceiling lights by Parachilna and a beautiful antique gilt mirror • The fifth bedroom is separate to the main house, next to the pool, and has large arched windows, a huge stone fireplace and bare brick walls, the drama coming from the plants inside and the views outside. There is a separate bathroom and expertly equipped pantry

Bathrooms

The four coloured bedrooms all have en suite shower rooms, while the fifth bedroom has its own separate shower room. Most notably, the en suite to the green bedroom also has a modern slipper bath with an impressive wall surround of cleverly matched travertino de San Casciano and a sculptural light fixture by Cameron Design House. The others mix marble and stone with antique mirrors and modern light fixtures

Kitchen

The handcrafted kitchen is both a visual and practical design feast. An impressive room with a soaring ceiling and Tivolo marble floor, where high-gloss handcrafted units sit next to the big, local Pietra Serena stone fireplace; antique ceramics sourced at local auctions are displayed in ceiling-high arched, dark wood cabinets, next to white, lit shelves of modern glasses, while the Badari chandelier, a special commission, is the jewel in this cucina crown. The design is opulent, but it is also functional. The kitchen is expertly equipped, including a top-of-the-range oven and a wall unit with central wine fridge by the Florentine brand Gullo. Attention to detail is such that the porcelain plates with gold-leaf trim were designed specifically for the house, along with the silver cutlery. The dining table was handmade to Special Umbria’s own design to go with the Knoll Saarinen dining chairs, the legs of which match the stripe in the window blinds – a subtle but stunning touch. This is a room that will launch a thousand design conversations with its incredible sight lines, crisp whiteness, gilt warmth and luxe lighting. It is also somewhere where cooking and dining are next level. Included in the rental is breakfast, and lunch or dinner, prepared by the housekeeper or chef.

Living rooms

The sitting room is, like the rest of the house, a careful curation of antiques, specially commissioned pieces and modern design. A formal yet cosy room, the reclaimed oak herringbone floor anchors the furnishings’ autumnal colours: the ochre silk curtains by Lelièvre and the locally made GM Tendaggi velvet sofa. The solid stone working fireplace is 18th century Umbrian while the Marie José Robben painting and delicate William and Mary 1720 writing desk with pretty floral inlay are both Dutch, a nod to the property owners’ roots. There is a TV as well as beautiful art books to lose yourself in.

Other rooms

• Downstairs is the wine cellar. The accompanying tasting room is dominated by a beautiful, big oak table made by a local carpenter • On the ground floor is a guest toilet as well as a spacious laundry/pantry with Miele washing machine and tumble dryer • The outside covered dining area seats ten with views over the Umbrian countryside • There is a pool house and a separate covered seating area with comfortable Gervasoni Ghost furniture, perfect for enjoying aperitivi • There is a wine cantina at the entrance gate to the property with a pizza oven and a full kitchen where more informal dinners and lunches can be prepared by the staff

Facilities


Cleaning

Daily maid service included.

Amenities

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

Accessibility

Outside

The large garden at Podere Polino was laid out in collaboration with Daniele Spitaleri, a designer from Catania in Sicily. Using the big views, terraced lawns and varied planting, inspiration is both local and from further afield. Cypress, citrus and olive trees, espaliered fruit trees, rose arbours and swathes of lavender help create different ‘rooms’. The pool sits below the house so you can look at the vast views in one direction and the architecture of the house in the other.

Notes

Included during your stay: • Breakfast and lunch, or dinner, are prepared by the housekeeper or chef. Ingredients are paid for separately, depending on personal preferences • Daily maid service invcluded • Welcome hamper with local products • Pool heating • Underfloor heating/cooling in the house • 12 bottles of oak-aged red wine from the property’s own vineyard • 24-hour concierge service through Special Umbria, whose offices are 500m from the house • The property adheres to all regulations regarding Covid, including cleaning of the air-conditioning filters before the stay of guests

Availability & Pricing


weekly prices
Price on request.
Included during your stay:
• Breakfast and lunch, or dinner, are prepared by the housekeeper or chef. Ingredients are paid for separately, depending on personal preferences
• Daily maid service
• Welcome hamper with local products
• Pool heating
• Underfloor heating/cooling in the house
• 12 bottles of oak-aged red wine from the property’s own vineyard
• 24-hour concierge service through Special Umbria, whose offices are 500m from the house
• The property adheres to all regulations regarding Covid, including cleaning of the air-conditioning filters before the stay of guests
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending other bookings) arrival as of 4 PM, departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days on request.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

There are long walks directly from the property, while beach and water-sport facilities are a short drive away at Lake Trasimeno (25km). For keen golfers there is a choice of a 9-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in nearby Panicarola (16km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (28km). Tennis is available 2km from the villa at Piegaro and horseriding 8km away at Montegabbione.

Specials

Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make experiences for our guests, payable at the time or on departure, such as wine tasting or cooking classes. We will organise your private airport transfers, a driver, and guided city or national park tours, as well as advising and booking restaurants for guests (local to 1-2 Michelin stars). Please ask for further details and our concierge will have an itinerary ready on arrival.

Happenings

The World famous Umbria Jazz festival in the first 2 weeks of July. Recent artists: Diana Krall, John Legend, Lady Gaga. In 2020 Lenny Kravitz willl perform. Every year in August in Città della Pieve a high quality 'Palio' (medieval festival) with all kind of activities during this period will be organized . Please ask for more information.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

Piegaro is a sleepy Medieval town with a small collection of restaurants and shops a butcher, baker and greengrocer, a couple of bars, a pharmacy and a church. Tavernelle de Panicale (9km) on the way to Perugia is a little larger with a greater choice, or you could head to Città della Pieve, which is a lovely true Italian town with wonderful restaurants, bars and terraces.

Travel

Nearest airports are Umbria International Airport Sant'Egidio near Perugia (40 km) with flights from Rotterdam Airport (Transavia) and Brussels (Ryanair) and London (BA and Ryanair); Rome Fiumicino (190 km) and Ciampino (175 km) International Airports and Florence International Airport (165 km); nearest A1 Motorway exits are at Fabro (22 km) for Rome and exit Chiusi (25 km) for Florence; international train station of Chiusi (22 km) also hosts car rentals.

Distances

The most important cities in Umbria and Tuscany with all facilities for shopping, culture and art are within reach: (wine in) Montepulciano (45 km), Castiglione del Lago (26 km), Cortona (45 km), Siena (105 km), Florence (145 km), Perugia (35 km), Gubbio (80 km), Todi (60 km), Orvieto (50 km), Spoleto (95 km), Montefalco / Bevagna (85 km), Deruta (50 km), Assisi (55 km) and of course Rome (170 km).

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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