Villa Il Gelso
- Property Name
- Villa Il Gelso
- Property ID
- 4610 USD Weekly
- Sub Location
- Umbria Todi
Welcome to Torre Gentile!
Escape to Umbria and Sample the unprecedented beauty and tranquility of the Garden of Italy!
Widely regarded as the garden of Italy, Umbria's sunflower covered hills and valleys are unrivalled in their natural beauty. Situated in the heart of Umbria is the walled city of Todi, dating back to the Etruscan period. Architect and Interior designer, Michael and Gabriella Blampied fell in love with tranquil Todi and so began an ambitious project to restore two 15th century stone built farmhouses and 16 acres on the road from Todi just 200 metres before the village of Torre Gentile. The villas of Le Terrazze and Il Gelso are perfectly placed to explore Todi and the beautiful area outside the city walls. Venture down ancient cobbled streets, order an aperitif from the bar in the town square which has been voted by an American University as the most beautiful in all Italy. Visitors from the UK and Northern Europe will enjoy visits to Todi and its museums and restarurants but their priority may be relaxing by the pool and viewing the exquisitely landscaped gardens across the olive groves and poplar trees to watch the sunset over historic Todi, a perfect backdrop to any holiday.
Our Guests will find an illustrated hand book in the villas with guidance and telephone numbers plus maps for restaurants (including the closing day in the week) location for supermarkets, banks and shopping outside the city walls. Location of the bar restaurant and tennis club at Ponte Naia which is within easy reach.
Villa Il Gelso: Sleeps eleven!
The owners Home -Sleeps 9 in four bedrooms each with bathroom or shower facility.
Stands on high ground above the road from Todi to Torre Gentile. With a total of four double bedrooms three of which can be divided into two single beds as required. Il Gelso has it’s own swimming pool (13x7m) together with external terraces and parking areas. The gardens are separated by fencing covered with Virginia Creeper and tree planting including weeping willow and coniferous trees.
There is enough space to host a wedding with table setting under marquees to seat 100 guests plus the dance floor. The wedding service was also arranged in the gardens which also provides ample parking. The villa is very spacious and can cater for most family holidays or 2 families sharing. The main villa will sleep 8 and a further 3 (ideally 2 adults sharing with children) can be accommodated in the cottage a few yards away.
- Reception / Sitting Room with open fire 9x5m.
- Kitchen with breakfast Table 7x3m.
- Outside porch, covered with Wisteria 5x4m.
- Entrance Hall 4x4m.
- Utility room storage.
- Guest toilet with shower adjoining.
- Bedroom 4; 9x4.5m with seating area and open fire.
- External dining by the fountain 9x4m.
- Terrace 12x3.5m with comfort seating over looking the pool.
- Master Bedroom 7x4m - bathroom dressing room 4.5x4.5m.
- Bedroom 2; 4x4m with shower.
- Bedroom 3; 4X4m + bathroom.
- Housekeeper’s room.
- To Pool House
Places to visit:
If your holiday is for two weeks you may have time to visit one of the beautiful Historic Towns and Cities such as Assisi, Bevagna, Orvieto or Perugia. All within about 40 kms. The airports at Fiumicino and Ciampino are situated on the ring road sign-posted as the GRA surrounding Rome . The exit to the North sign posted FIRENZE takes you directly to Orte and from there to Todi on the E45
The nearest airport to the villas is St Elena nr PERUGIA 35 kms and 35 minutes Ryanair only The flights with BA Alitalia and Easyjet to FIUMICINO or CIAMPINO are much more frequent but the journey is 135 kms Car Rental is available at both.