The Strada di Colombata Villa

umbria, italy
7 bedroom - 10 bath
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€1,600 - €2,270 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

Secluded within the spellbinding Umbrian hills and yet only 1 hour from Rome, this stunning, tranquil Italian farmhouse has views of a medieval town, a saltwater pool surrounded by olive trees, a yoga studio and gym, and a garden perfect for lounging, surrounded by flowers and Mediterranean herbs. It sleeps 14 + 2. Surrounded by fields and olive groves, the villa has big and carefully curated bedrooms to rest and dream. A separate barn, the former stables, houses a dining room – perfect for big, family feasts in style. Reached by a private drive with ample parking space, the villa is private, peaceful and luxurious.

Why Kids Love it

The lovely gardens here provide space to play with fruit trees to pick a few treats for breakfast, and the large saltwater pool will provide hours of fun for the kids. For a freshwater dip, you can hop in the car for 15 minutes to Mole di Narni, a beautiful, crystal clear swimming spot at the bottom of a narrow river valley. For more water fun, there’s the impressive Marmore waterwall, made by the Romans, and for kids interested in history, check out the Roman cities of Carsulae, and Acquasparta, all within half an hour of the villa. Or head to Rome to see where lions and gladiators used to fight in the Colosseum.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. There is one queensize bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the ground level that is available for those with limited mobility. The cleaning fee covers 2 mid-week cleanings. Your stay comes with air-conditioning and mosquito nets. Other amenities include WiFi, a Nespresso machine, Sonos music system, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and grill. For babies, a crib and highchair are available. For those with limited mobility, there is an ensuite double bedroom on the ground floor with direct access to the garden. Cleaning, bed linen and towel changes occur weekly, with 2 extra mid-week cleanings included. A private chef for your stay can be arranged or traditional, local food can be prepared for you when required. Please ask if you would like a yoga teacher or a personal trainer for the on-site yoga studio and gym.

About the Location

The villa is close to the medieval hilltop town of Narni where you’ll find a selection of bars, restaurants and shops. You can make the most of the landscape surrounding the villa with walking and cycling routes that start from the door, and for the adventurous horse-riding and rafting are nearby. Vineyard tours and tastings abound in Umbria and you’ll be spoilt for beautiful churches to marvel at including St Francis of Assisi and St Benedict of Norcia. Look out for Corsa All'anello a Narni, a week of festivities at the end of June with medieval re-enactments culminating in a night equestrian race. Nearest airports are Perugia (approx. 1 hour’s drive, 55 miles) with direct flights from Rotterdam (Transavia), Brussels (Ryanair) and London (BA and Ryanair). Alternative airports are Rome Ciampino (67 miles); Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (70 miles), and Florence (145 miles).

Accommodation Details

This villa has 7 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms on 2 floors, spread over 2 buildings. Five kingsize bedrooms are on the upper floor and there is another ensuite kingsize bedroom downstairs. Two single beds are available to sleep an additional guests if required. A further double with ensuite bathroom is in the separate 2-level barn, where there is a living room with a wood-burning stove and a loft-style bedroom. The fully equipped chef’s kitchen has an 8-burner gas hob and all the gadgets and utensils you could wish for. Several stone-wall salons in the main building are for guests to relax. The dining room in the old stables seats 16 at an oak table and there is al fresco dining on the terrace under a pergola with views. In a separate barn is a yoga, studio, gym and outside are gardens and a saltwater pool with sun chairs and shade.

Style Notes

Heavenly rustic luxury. This 18th century farmhouse has been renovated with the utmost care, mixing old and new. Wood-burning stoves, thermal energy panels and a rainwater recycling system marry with old stone walls and vintage pieces. Terracotta tiles have been made to an original design, walls are painted in traditional limewash, and the ironwork has been forged by local artisans. Dotted around are pieces by contemporary designers including chairs by Artemide and a Davide Groppi moon lamp illuminating the staircase. Large arched windows allow the sunlight and views of the landscape to pour in. Sustainability and natural textures abound in the comfortable and elegant bedrooms where you’ll find natural aloe vera foam mattresses, vintage hand-woven linens, pillows stuffed with organic spelt chaff and antique furniture. We love the design touches including handmade terracotta washbasins are by ceramicists Ripa Bianca, and the mature garden with old-fashioned scented roses and an abundance of other flowers with lots of places to sit, lounge or dine.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
7 king
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Rob L.
Member since December 20, 2017
Rob Landeweerd worked in various roles in the Hospitality Industry and later in Recruitment and Head Hunting. Since 2007 he lives in Umbria, Italy. Within the SpecialUmbria team Rob has his primary focus on rentals, building/restoration project management and interior design assignments.

Umbria, Italy

Green valleys and chocolate kisses

Bordering Tuscany in the middle of Italy, Umbria is a region of sweet green hills and sweet chocolate - Baci chocolates, (baci means kisses in Italian) are made here in Perugia. There are lots of attractions for families, from vineyards to Italy’s highest waterfall, shrouded in mist and shining with rainbows. For kids that love natural history, there’s a cave with dinosaur remains and a fossilised forest to visit; not forgetting the more obvious delights of Perugina chocolate factory and Tavenelle waterpark in Perugia. And this is Italy: “no thanks, I don’t like gelato, pizza or pasta” said no kid, ever - the food is delicious.