Fratticiola Selvatica, Umbria
From £2,260 per week
A beautiful, spacious stone villa just a short walk to the village of Fratticiola Selvetica. Stunning views from the house and pool, perfect for family and friends.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Immersed in the rolling hills of Umbria, Casa Fontefaggio is an ideal holiday villa. Restored to a high standard over the past few years, this stone-built house is located just 1km from the village of Fratticiola Selvatica, where there are two bars, a butcher, baker and well-stocked local supermarket. Reached by a short steep track, the house is well positioned to make the most of the wonderful views over the valley below, and the huge terrace will be your breakfast, lunch and dining room. There is ample parking and entry into the house is to the side.
On the ground floor, there is a large living room with wonderful arches, fireplace and comfortable sofas. At the other end of the house, there is a large kitchen which is equipped to a very high-level breakfast bar, microwave, dishwasher, oven, 5 gas hobs, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, toaster, coffee machine, food blender and many more cooking utensils. Between the kitchen and living room, there is a large dining room with seating for 10 people. Both this room and the kitchen have access to the huge terrace. Stairs lead from the dining room to the first floor. Here there is a second living room with TV, DVD and CD player complete with an excellent collection of DVDs. From this room, there is a double bedroom and a twin/double bedroom with ensuite shower room. There is a very large third bedroom on the first floor which has twin/double beds.
The family bathroom is large and has both a shower and bath. Further stairs lead to the top of the house and the final two double bedrooms. They are both large rooms and very comfortable. Both bathrooms have both shower and bath one being a spectacular free standing roll top bath. Throughout the house, the bathrooms are of a standard rarely found outside 5-star hotels. Much work and money has been spent on the restoration and the results are wonderful. The terrace stretches the length of the house and is equipped with dining table and chairs and enjoys marvellous views across the valley. The pool lies about 15m below the house and is the ideal spot to take in the sun and relax.
Casa Fontefaggio is a great house for families and groups of adults the quality is high and the location ideal for those lazy days and evening barbecues. However, with Perugia, Assisi and the wonderful town of Gubbio all within a 30-minute drive, you will have reason to drag yourselves away from the pool and house. The small village of Fratticiola Selvatica has a newly opened local supermarket and bar and it is possible to walk the 1km to collect supplies, it is uphill on the way.
27/03 — 01/05
25/09 — 30/10
01/05 — 05/06
05/06 — 26/06
28/08 — 25/09
26/06 — 28/08
M. Hulme, London - August 2020
We absolutely loved the villa and we're very much discussing the idea of booking it again for next year - loved it! It is an absolutely wonderful spot and we really had a magical week. If I were to have one criticism but it's nothing to do with the villa at all, it's just the road leading down to the villa is not very well maintained and the cars struggled a little on it. Lastly, I want to say that the service received from Essential Italy was second to none and I've already recommended to many.
Morven Summers, Oban
We had a ball at Casa Fontefaggio. Relaxed and beautiful location. Far enough away to be quiet and relaxed but close enough to Assissi, Gubbio, Perugia to be able to visit by car for a few hours or the day. Also easy to get to Florence for the day by train. Lovely location. …property clean and fully equipped for any family with small children or adults. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Frank Espy, Washington
We thought the property was tremendous value. Essential Italy were extremely helpful and responsive. I would definitely use you again.