Step out onto your terrace, gaze out at that picture perfect view and feel your breaths get a little slower, your mind feel a little calmer.
Villa Barco is a luxury villa in Umbria – the perfect spot to switch off and enjoy a slower pace of life – with a little luxe thrown in. Set on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, in some of the world’s most iconic countryside and within the stunning Castello di Reschio estate, you couldn’t hope to find a location that offers more privacy and peace, as well as lots to keep you busy if that’s what you’re looking for.
With stunning views, a range of outdoor living areas, terraces and a private infinity pool, you could happily spend all week just within the grounds of Villa Barco itself. Shopping and chefs can be arranged so that you need only do as much or as little as you like, and there’s plenty of space in this open-plan property for everyone in your party to find their own niche, socialising when the mood takes them and enjoying the quiet when they don’t.
A deep love of Italian craftsmanship has informed the design and renovation of the villa – terracotta floors, hand-painted tiles, lime-washed beams and more bring a rich, rustic feel and a sense of the estate’s history to the villa. The open-plan spaces are light and airy and perfectly designed for sharing with family and friends. Whether you want big, buzzy gatherings over delicious food long into the evenings, or simply a spot for everyone to retreat to for some me-time, you’ll find it here. Each of the luxury bedrooms is individually designed with eclectic treats from freestanding baths to modern four-posters to antique furniture pieces. Some come with hideaways for children, elsewhere there’s a separate guest cottage where nannies or grandparents can find a quiet moment away from the melee to recharge from time to time. It’s a villa that ‘just works’.
It’s also a villa that really makes the most of its views and location. Head out to the courtyard for breakfast in the fresh air as you gently start your day, linger in the sun by the pool in the afternoons, and sit for long, leisurely evenings at the outdoor dining area. Watch the sun set over the Umbrian hills, with a local tipple or two and some Italian delicacies, as the sky gets dark and a million stars start to twinkle.
The estate can arrange countless activities, from clay-pigeon shooting to horse-riding, and has its own wonderful enoteca, boutique shop and restaurant serving local specialities and classic Italian dishes. Thousands of acres of meadows, olive groves and oak forests make for endless walking routes. You can do as much as you want to, and when you fancy some time alone, simply close the front door on the world and make the most of the quiet of this wonderful villa.
It’s a heady atmosphere here – the very best of everything, from luxury bedlinens to beautiful antiques and artworks, food and drink to tantalise the senses at every turn, and always the aromatic wafts of rosemary, lavender and bay filling your nose in the warm Umbrian sun. We think we’ve found a little bit of paradise in the hills of Italy.
Private infinity pool
Outdoor dining area
Fireplace in living room
Access to estate facilities
Formal courtyard garden
Loggia with outdoor kitchen
Carport for 2 cars
Guest cottage (available at additional cost)
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Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Daily housekeeping (6 days per week)
Welcome hamper on arrival
Towels and linen
Luxury bath products
24 hour helpline to the estate service manager
Villa concierge service
Guests also have access to everything on the estate, including drivers, chefs, stables, shopping service, and estate Osteria and Bottega (at additional cost).
Please note that Villa Barco can be rented with or without the guest cottage and rates vary accordingly.
Villa Barco is situated on a private 2,700-acre Castello di Reschio estate, on the border of Umbria and Tuscany.
The estate is 20 minutes from Cortona, half an hours drive from the beautiful town of Perugia and within reach of both Florence and Rome if you want to take some time out for sightseeing.
The nearest airport is Perugia, just 45 minutes drive away. Florence is around an hour and 45 minutes away and Pisa is 2 hours and 30 minutes away.
Villa Barco sleeps 10 guests in the five bedroom main villa.
The guest cottage can be rented alongside at additional cost to accommodate 2 further guests.
Spacious master suite on first floor with en-suite bathroom, study, sitting area and fireplace.
Double bedroom on first floor with en-suite bathroom.
Double bedroom on first floor with en-suite shower room.
Double bedroom on ground floor with en-suite shower room.
Double bedroom on ground floor with en-suite bathroom.
Open plan double bedroom area with en-suite shower room.
For those travelling with children, there are additional bunk beds in the main villa to accommodate 4 children.
The Castello di Reschio estate has a wonderful restaurant on site – Osteria – which serves classic Italian dishes and room service or poolside meals can also be delivered from the restaurant. If you want to head further afield, Perugia is spoiled for great restaurants and bars.
A private chef service can be arranged for those who prefer the privacy of their villa and, of course, you are welcome to cook for yourselves in the well-equipped kitchen, making the most of the fabulous local ingredients. On arrival your will have a welcome hamper filled with local delicacies.
Shopping deliveries from the local food markets can be arranged throughout your stay. You might even find some tasty treats to use in your cooking in the estate’s delightful enoteca, among the local wines.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Villa staff include:
Daily housekeeping (6 days a week)
Pool service (6 days a week)
Villa concierge service
Additional staff such as a private chef, nannies and driver service can be arranged on request.
Children will love the cute bunk room, with boxed-in bunks with little curtains, and there’s additional bunk accommodation available off one of the other bedrooms, meaning there’s plenty of space if more than one family in your party has young children.
The estate offers plenty of space for children to play safely and make the most of the outdoor areas, dashing across the lawns and playing hide-and-seek in the formal courtyard style gardens. They’re sure to enjoy the infinity-edged swimming pool, which has several comfy loungers so parents can have one eye on a good book while the kids splash in the pool.
Across the estate there are lots of activities to take part in including horse-riding at the estate’s own stables.
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