• Maid services
  • Cook on request
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-fi
  • Tennis court
  • Original bread oven
  • Beautiful garden
  • Private location
Belvedere di Prato offers all you could want for a perfect holiday in this fascinating region. Many of the most famous tourist destinations of Umbria and Tuscany, such as Florence, Assisi, Perugia and Cortona, are within reach, yet you may be tempted just to relax and enjoy the scenery by the large pool, play a game of tennis on the private court or, in the cooler seasons, settle down by the fire with a book from the extensive library.

After being almost totally abandoned, Belvedere is now a beautiful, welcoming family home. Original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors preserve the character of the old farmhouse, whilst furnishings have been chosen with immense care to provide every comfort. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for making the most of the wonderful local produce, and the lovely garden provides a choice of outside dining areas.

The delightful local towns and villages offer art, music, restaurants, markets, festivals and produce fairs throughout the year. Many of our guests return year after year to revel in everything the area has to offer.

N.B. From Spring 2018, we will be able to offer an additional bedroom and bathroom in a self-contained annexe, La Capanna, which is being restored this winter. This would always be in addition to the main house, and never to a separate group if the main house were occupied. Please contact us for further details if this might be of interest.
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3,000 - 5,500 per week
Helen
Hosted by:
Helen
Owner
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Accommodation
  • · 6 Bedrooms
  • · 5 Bathrooms
  • (4 En-suite)
Beds
1 x Super king
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Full length mirror
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Bathroom features
Bath with shower
·
Bidet
·
Toilet
·
Washbasin
Beds
1 x Super king
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Full length mirror
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Bathroom features
Bath with shower
·
Bidet
·
Toilet
·
Washbasin
Beds
2 x Single
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Bathroom features
Bidet
·
Shower
·
Toilet
·
Washbasin
Beds
1 x Super king
1 x Single
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Full length mirror
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Bathroom features
Bath
·
Bidet
·
Shower
·
Toilet
Beds
2 x Single
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Full length mirror
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Beds
2 x Single
Bedroom features
Central heating
·
Full length mirror
·
Garden view
·
Hairdryer
·
Inside access
·
Mosquito screens
·
Wi-fi
Bathroom features
Bath
·
Bidet
·
Shower
·
Toilet
·
Washbasin
Beds & Baths notes:
Bedrooms 5 and 6 share the family bathroom, easily accessible from the same landing. Floor plans are available if needed - please contact us if so. Freestanding fans are available if required.
    • · Dining table: 8 x Seats
    Features
    Blender
    ·
    Central heating
    ·
    Coffee machine
    ·
    Crockery & cutlery
    ·
    Dining table
    ·
    Dishwasher
    ·
    Drinks fridge
    ·
    Food processor
    ·
    Freezer
    ·
    Gas hob
    ·
    Inside access
    ·
    Kettle
    ·
    Kitchen utensils
    ·
    Microwave
    ·
    Outside access
    ·
    1 Oven(s)
    ·
    Refrigerator
    ·
    Toaster
    ·
    Wi-fi
    Kitchen Notes:
    The oven is large (90 cms), with extractor fan. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped, with plenty of pots, pans, serving dishes and tableware. Note that, though not fully open plan, there are no doors between the ground floor living areas. There is a separate, scullery area adjoining the kitchen
      Features
      Central heating
      ·
      DVD
      ·
      DVD selection
      ·
      Fireplace
      ·
      Inside access
      ·
      Music system
      ·
      Outside access
      ·
      Printer
      ·
      Satellite TV
      ·
      TV
      ·
      Telephone
      ·
      Wi-fi
      • Dining table: 14 x Seats
      Features
      Central heating
      ·
      Inside access
      ·
      Outside access
      ·
      Wi-fi
      Features
      Central heating
      ·
      Fireplace
      ·
      Inside access
      ·
      Outside access
      ·
      Telephone
      ·
      Wi-fi
      Notes:
      The first floor sitting room, known as the Old Kitchen, is also the main entrance hall, situated in what was the kitchen of the old house. It has a log burning stove.
        1 x Guest WC
        ·
        Utility room
        Notes:
        From Spring 2018 we will be able to offer an additional bedroom and bathroom in a self-con annexe, which is being restored this winter. Please note that this is in addition to the main house, never to a separate group if the main house is occupied. Please contact us for further details if required
        Staff & Services
        • 1 day per week
        • ·6 hours per day
        • ·Non-resident
        2 Additional housekeepers
        (see notes for details)




        Services
        Linen change: 1 day per week
        Additional hours on request
        ·
        General clean
        Notes:
        Our non-resident House Manager is available by phone or email to assist guests during their stay if problems arise at the house. Our team of 2-3 cleaners prepare the house on changeover day and also come every Saturday during longer rentals to change linen and clean. Extra hours and/or linen are available by arrangement at extra cost, which could include washing up if required.
        • Available on request
        Notes:
        We have excellent cooks in the area who can provide a variety of catering services. Please contact us for full details.
        General
        Gardening
        ·
        Pool cleaning
        Conveniences
        Bathroom products
        ·
        Drinking water
        ·
        Welcome food hamper
        ·
        Wine on arrival
        Housekeeping
        Bath towels
        ·
        Bed linen
        ·
        Pool towels
        Notes:
        Food hamper sufficient for a first breakfast. Further shopping can be left at extra cost.

        Initial supply of wood for winter guests.

        Please contact us if you need more detailed information about available services
        Location
        Kilometres (km) to the nearest:
        50+ Airport
        5 - 10 Supermarket
        50+ Beach
        5 - 10 Town
        30 - 50 Golf Course
        5 - 10 Restaurant
        Outdoor
        • Private
        • ·Fresh water
        • ·Chlorinated
        Dimensions
        Length:
        12m
        Width:
        6m
        Depth (max, min):
        2.5m, 1m

        Features


        13 x Sunbeds
        6 x Umbrellas


        Diving board
        ·
        Heated
        ·
        Ladder access
        ·
        Pergola
        ·
        Pool house
        ·
        Pool shower
        ·
        Shaded area
        ·
        Steps access
        Notes:
        Heating available early and late season (it isn't necessary in high season). There is a thermal cover available. Please contact us for further information if required.
        • 5 Terraces
        • (3 Dining)
        Dining table:
        14 x Seats
        Cover:
        Permanent

        Features
        Coal BBQ
        ·
        Pizza oven
        ·
        Wi-fi
        Dining table:
        8 x Seats
        Cover:
        Partial

        Cover:
        No cover

        Features
        Seating area
        Dining table:
        4 x Seats
        Cover:
        Partial

        Cover:
        Partial

        Features
        Seating area
        Notes:
        The main portico has a permanent roof, while the other covered terraces have shade provided by plants and/or other shading material. The original bread oven (much bigger than a pizza oven!) is at one end of the main portico
        • Size: Large
        • ·2 Acres
        Features
        Lawn
        ·
        Mature
        Notes:
        The garden is well maintained, with a wide variety of flowering and scented plants. There is an olive grove of over 100 trees, a herb bed and a number of fruit trees and vines. The garden surrounds the house on all sides, with beautiful views over woodlands, hills and farmland.
        Amenities
        General
        Area guide
        ·
        Coal BBQ
        ·
        Off-street parking
        ·
        Shaded parking bay
        ·
        Welcome pack
        Electrical
        DVD
        ·
        Music system
        ·
        Printer
        ·
        Satellite TV
        ·
        TV
        ·
        Telephone
        ·
        Wi-fi
        Utility
        Iron & board
        ·
        Washing machine
        Infants & Children
        Children's toys
        ·
        Cot
        ·
        High chair
        ·
        Playpen
        ·
        Safety gates
        Sport
        Croquet

        Tennis court
        Hard
        ·
        Private
        Games & Activity
        Backgammon board
        ·
        Boardgames
        ·
        Chess board
        ·
        Giant chess
        ·
        Table football
        ·
        Tennis racquets
        Notes:
        An extensive library is available, including a selection of guide books and maps. Please don't hesitate to get in touch about particular items that interest you - we have far more than can be listed here.
        Booking Information
        Deposit required:
        25%
        Balance due:
        56 days prior to check-in

        Security deposit:
        On arrival
        Guide deposit sum:
        €300
        Refundable:
        before departure

        Cancellation policy
        Cancellation more than 56 days prior to check-in:
        loss of deposit
        Between 55 and 0 days prior to check-in:
        100% loss of balance
        Villa Information
        Check in after:
        4:00 PM
        Check out before:
        10:00 AM
        Changeover days:
        · Saturday
        Min. rental period:
        7 days
        Max. rental period:
        30 days
        · Not available for events · Children welcome · Low walls at the property · No wheelchair access · Non-smoking household · Pets not allowed
        Notes:
        We welcome children of all ages. Please contact us directly to discuss suitability of the house for your own requirements. We haven't got the facilities for big events, but many families have chosen to celebrate significant anniversaries at Belvedere. In the main season Saturday is changeover day, but we can sometimes be flexible on this at less busy times by prior arranagement
        Availability
        Unavailable
        Available
        Last Updated: 03 Apr 2018
        Hosting & Management
        Local House Manager
        Jane Quaranta
        Jane
        Languages:
        English · Italian
        Host
        Helen Sutton-Mattocks
        Helen
        Owner
        Languages:
        English · French · Italian · Spanish
        About the host
        Having had the opportunity to spend a summer in Umbria with our young children in the late 1990s, we fell in love with the area and bought Belvedere, which was then a total ruin. We spent several years restoring it and creating the garden, and we are now delighted that our many guests can enjoy the house and the region as much as we do.