Massa Martana, Umbria
From £2,800 per week
A delightful and tranquil Umbrian farmhouse immersed in woodland overlooking the ancient village of Massa Martana, just a few kilometres from Todi.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Il Gallo is an old Umbrian farmhouse immersed in five hectares of oak and chestnut woodland. It overlooks the ancient village of Massa Martana, just a few kilometres from Todi, in the heart of Umbria.
The Casale has been completely rebuilt from its original stone and is ideal for those who wish to escape the chaos of city life, relax in the tranquillity of the Umbrian hills and enjoy artistic, cultural, gastronomic and scenic itineraries.
The Villa is a convenient starting point for short trips to important historical cities like Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco and Bevagna. In close proximity, it is possible to visit archaeological sites ranging from pre-Roman to medieval settlements. For nature lovers, there are 30 kilometres of signposted footpaths through the Martana Hills and wild countryside, suitable for an hour’s ramble or whole day excursions.
The large country villa is on two levels. The ground floor is open plan and the living room, dining room and kitchen all lead into each other. The owners have ensured that the original building is shown off at its best with the stone walls in evidence and yet have also added modern twists for comfort and style. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven and hobs.
In the living room, there is the original open fireplace and super sofas which give colour and life to the room. The interior blends seamlessly with the lush Umbrian countryside via the doors which lead out onto the terraces and large grounds beyond.
The ground floor is completed with a double bedroom with ensuite and another double room with a bathroom which is accessed externally. Stairs lead to the first floor where there are a further three double bedrooms, all en-suite, plus another large living area with open fireplace.
The grounds of the villa are extensive and offer guests plenty of space to spread out. Having said this we are pretty confident that the pool and outdoor dining area will be the focus of much of your holiday. A day in the pool under the sun followed by an evening barbecue will be top of many peoples’ wish list. The villa is also equipped with table tennis table, badminton, toys for the pool and general games.
The nearest village is Massa Martana and is a lovely hillside village and has a great central bar which serves also pizza and marvellous coffee. There is a chemist, bank and post office. It is only 1.4 kilometres from the villa. Further afield the stunning towns of Todi, Spoleto, Bevagna, Montefalco and many more are all within a short drive and make for great days out.
We are sure that Villa Il Gallo will be a real hit with our guests and thoroughly recommend it for the perfect countryside location for the perfect family holiday.
05/01 — 13/04
27/04 — 04/05
28/09 — 21/12
13/04 — 27/04
04/05 — 08/06
31/08 — 28/09
08/06 — 31/08
Security deposit: €500