Villa Subtilia, Umbria

Quick Facts

Sleeps: 12 - 18

Bedrooms: 9

Self-Catered

Rates from €13,000 (low season) to €18,000(high season) /week

Highlights

BBQ

Castle & countryside views

Infinity pool

Jacuzzi

Description

Quintessential country charm meets understated Italian luxury in this 16th Century farmhouse come luxury villa. Perched on top of one of the rolling hills in a private estate, Villa Subtilia enjoys spectacular views across the surrounding valleys and neighbouring golf course.

The best views in the house are not from in the house at all, but from the large sunken Jacuzzi which sits next to the infinity pool on the edge of the terraced garden. From here you can admire the medieval castle of Antognolla, or look miles beyond it to the hilly horizon.

In contrast to the big panoramic views outside, the main farmhouse is warm and cosy inside, with authentic low beamed ceilings helping to retain lots of the building’s ancient character. The décor also pays homage to the building’s history as a farmhouse; by pairing neutral colours with bright patterned soft furnishings the house feels welcoming and homely.

Just like an Italian farmhouse meant for socialising and cooking, the villa’s open-plan layout means everyone is able to congregate in one place. Then, once the dinner prep is done and the barbeque is lit, a lavender-laden pergola with a dining table means the party can continue outdoors late into the evening.

To cater for those who prefer their own space, and to make the most of the large gardens, two of the farmhouses’ outbuildings have been converted into further accommodation. A two-bedroom apartment sits adjacent to the main villa and comes complete with its own kitchen and lounge, while a lovely one-bedroom cottage in the garden boats a Jacuzzi-style bath overlooking the gardens.

Facilities

Air-conditioning

Laundry room

Well-equipped kitchen

Jacuzzi

BBQ

Parking

Central heating

Fenced and landscaped garden

Sky TV with sports channels

Panoramic terrace with seating

Infinity pool (heatable at an additional cost)

Amazon Fire TV stick

Pergola dining area

What’s Included

Please call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.

Rates include:
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Welcome hamper with produce from the estate farm
Housekeeping 6 days per week (excluding Sundays and public holidays)
Mid-week towel change
Daytime concierge service
Garden and pool maintenance
Shuttle service to/from Il Caldaro restaurant (booking required)
20% discount on Antognolla Golf green fees and 5% discount at the golf shop

Please note pool heating is available at an additional cost. The Jacuzzi is unable to be heated without the swimming pool being heated.

Prices reflects the villa and its annexes in its entirety. For 12-14 people, a reduced price is available for the main villa and the 1 bedroom Tiglio cottage. Please enquire for rates.

Location

Overlooking the vineyards and rolling hills of this private estate, Villa Subtilia is the perfect countryside escape.

Despite the seemingly remote location, Florence airport is only a 2-hour drive away, whilst the airports of Pisa and Rome are a 2 hour and 30 minute drive away. The regional capital city of Perugia is just a 20-minute drive away.

The Murlo Estate also has a restaurant and bar, and there is a golf course and grocery store with a short walk of the villa.

Rooms

Villa Subtilia sleeps up to 18 people in 9 bedrooms, with 6 bedrooms in the main villa, 2 in Olivo Apartment and 1 in Tiglio Cottage.

Bedroom 1 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with king-size bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

Bedroom 2 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with king-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 3 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with twin beds and a balcony.

Bedroom 4 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with king-size bed. En-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

Bedroom 5 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with twin beds. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 6 – Main Villa
First-floor bedroom with twin beds.

Bedroom 7 – Olivo Apartment
Ground-floor bedroom with king-size bed and exterior access. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 8 – Olivo Apartment
Ground-floor bedroom with king-size bed. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 9 – Tiglio Cottage
Ground-floor bedroom with king-size bed and exterior access. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Eating

When you’re surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and little local farms, you can be certain that you’re going to eat well here. Make the most of your picturesque and fertile surroundings and enjoy lots of locally produced goodies during your stay at Villa Subtilia – either prepared and cooked yourself in the villa’s modern farmhouse kitchen, or with a little help from the local experts.

For the ultimate in-villa dining experience, the estate owners can organise for their chefs to come in and cook for you, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the views from the garden with a cold drink. Alternatively, perhaps you’d prefer a change of scenery and would enjoy dinner at the Il Caldaro restaurant, or more relaxed Orangerie Bar and café, which are both located on the estate.

Real foodies might also like to try one of the cooking classes offered at the estate’s cooking school, which can be tailored to any ability and include an element of foraging for you food before preparing and then eating it.

Staff

Firefly pre-arrival concierge service

Villa staff include:
Housekeeping 6 days per week (excluding Sundays and public holidays)
Daytime concierge service

Service of a private chef and nannies can be arranged on request.

Kids

For families with children who love nothing more than splashing in the pool and running around in the sun, Villa Subtilia is the perfect place. Parents can relax with a drink on the poolside sun loungers, with one eye on the views and another on the kids, who will love the shallow section of the pool for paddling and splashing.

Older children might be interested in hiring a table tennis kit, which can be arranged free of charge on request, and there is plenty to see and do on the wider estate too, including bike rental, or nearby horse riding and quad biking.

For animal loving little ones who want the ultimate Italian farmhouse experience, why not visit one of the working farms just outside the estate? The children will love learning how to milk the cows or harvest the grapes – and Mums and Dads might even enjoy it too!

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