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CONTESSA MATILDE 16

Umbria - Perugia - COLLAZZONE

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only). The magnificent monastery Contessa Matilde is located in Collazzone, a delightful medieval hilltop village, characterised by the unmistakable features of the Umbrian landscape and surrounded by a 3-hectare park with local flowers and plants, aromatic herbs and an olive grove of 3,500 sq m. Its history is rich and intriguing. It was built as a Benedictine Abbey and ceded to the Poor Clares in 1228. The Blessed Simon of Collazzone, companion of Saint Francis of Assisi, was witness to the donation and his mother, the Countess Matilde, and her sisters moved to the monastery to live as cloistered nuns. The story goes that the Franciscan poet Jacopone da Todi found his last refuge at the Poor Clares. In 1520 the monastery was the hiding place of Thadea, the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V. Afterwards, the monastery was probably slowly abandoned. When Napoleon invaded Italy, he confiscated and sold countless ecclesiastical property to private individuals, including the Monastery which in 1805 ended up in the possession of the family who still take care of it with great love and passion. The complex of Contessa Matilde, built around an open-air courtyard of rare beauty, is clad externally in old, exposed stone and was recently restored under the tutelage of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage. The preservation of all the original details and aspects were the guideline for the restoration work and the colours and materials are inspired by the Umbrian countryside. The interior is the result of a choice of style that has perfectly blended old and modern, combining fine furnishings with those of contemporary design, having every amenity while all the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The beautiful private swimming pool has a covered area for outdoor dining and a living area. Two other covered outdoor areas are equipped with a wood oven and barbecue, the ideal spots for cooking and enjoying pleasant outdoor meals. Contessa Matilde offers a unique opportunity for organising events and receptions in its large halls and outdoor spaces such as the courtyard. The property includes a Romanesque church located just outside the garden, with an old crypt; the church can occasionally be used for celebrations. On request, not included in the rent, the house is completed by a majestic living area located on the ground floor with direct entrance from the courtyard. The hall is equipped with tables, chairs, projection screen and a guest bathroom and can be used use for business meetings, ceremonies and parties. The Monastery, located in Collazzone, is the perfect starting point for excursions to Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto, as well as to Florence and Rome, as it is just a few kilometres from the E45 highway, that connects all of Umbria as well as Tuscany and Lazio. Services and shops for basic necessities can be found in Collazzone, just 5 minutes away on foot.

CONTESSA MATILDE HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The property is divided in two parts, each with outside entrance. MAIN HOUSE.The main entrance leads, on the left, to the large kitchen which, in turn, is connected to the dining room with windows facing the courtyard, which is set up for outdoor dining, and a guest bathroom. A staircase at the entrance leads up to the first floor with, on the right, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and, on the left, a sitting room with satellite TV, sofas and fireplace and a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. Going up a further flight of stairs, we come to 2 double bedrooms, with 2 adjacent bathrooms with shower, and, completing the floor, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. ANNEX. From the garden, an external staircase leads to the entrance of the annex, consisting of a large open-plan room, equipped with air conditioning, with dining area, kitchenette and sitting area furnished with soft sofas and fireplace. On the left is a double bedroom with loft bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and, on the right, is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. On an elevated floor, with independent access only from the outside, is the Tower of the Monastery, consisting of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have air conditioning.

Park:

The estate in which the house is located extends for an area of about 3 hectares and is partly covered by a beautiful olive grove of 3500 sq m with suggestive light points for the night. Contessa Matilde, with breathtaking views over the Umbrian hills, is surrounded by numerous types of plants, shrubs, tall trees and flowers that brighten up the environment, all strictly from the area. Inside the wonderful open-air courtyard is a large, attractive dining area furnished with table and chairs. Other dining areas, perfect for relaxing and chatting with a good glass of wine, are in front of the main entrance and next to the staircase of the annex, equipped with barbecue and wood oven. For additional comfort, in the pool area, is a large gazebo with kitchenette, fridge, table, chairs, sofas and armchairs. Right after the automatic iron gate is an open-air parking area with space for 10 cars. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

Open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October, the beautiful irregular-shaped swimming pool is situated on the lower terrace of the property and can be reached from the house down a flight of steps. It enjoys an open view of the surrounding countryside in front and you will be able to admire beautiful, exciting sunsets. The pool, lined in PVC with a stone border, has chlorine purification, internal lights and 3 large steps on one side for access to the water. It measures 12 x 6 m with the depth varying from 20 to 210 cm. Along the perimeter of the pool is the stone-paved sunbathing area, equipped with sunbeds and deck chairs, as well as a seating area with kitchenette, fridge, table, chairs, sofas and armchairs protected by a gazebo where you can rest in the shade or enjoy a relaxing meal. There is a hot-water shower. The swimming pool area is completed by a small inflatable hot tub with heated water that could also be used in the summer months when the water in the pool may be too cold.

Pets: Yes. € 50,00 per animal per week.
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air condition in all bedrooms and one living room
  • Satellite TV
  • stereo with CD player
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • books and magazines
  • fire extinguisher
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka coffee maker
  • Nespresso machine
  • cappuccino maker
  • ice cream maker
  • squeezer
  • toaster
  • high chair
  • iron and ironing board
  • mosquito screens in the bedrooms
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • baby cot
  • piano not tuned
  • refrigerator with ice production
  • slicer
  • brick-in barbecue
  • wood oven
TO DO

Location and distances


Collazzone, of medieval origin, retains the essential characteristics of Lombardic military architecture, with its walls, embankments, buttresses and towers all still intact, and small, narrow streets. The territory is of great environmental interest: the hills, covered in oak and pine woods, as well as olive groves, keep the environment healthy and hospitable. From the castle walls you can see the wonderful scenery of the Tiber valley, from Perugia to Todi, set in the characteristic hilly countryside of Umbria. Located just a few km from Todi, Contessa Matilde is the perfect location for those wishing to visit and enjoy our Umbria. Many internal roads will take you in no more than an hour to the historic centres of the numerous villages and towns in the area: Perugia, Spello, Spoleto, Assisi, Narni, Orvieto, Gubbio and Foligno. Thanks to its position, it is also ideal for those wishing to visit Montepulciano, Cortona, Chianciano Terme and other places of interest in southern Tuscany as the property is well connected through the Pantalla exit of the E45 highway and with the Orte or Valdichiana exits of the A1 motorway, the Autostrada del Sole, for Rome and Florence. In Collazzone and Collepepe, you will find bars, grocery shops with typical products, restaurants and other services while there are supermarkets in the shopping centre just off the highway.

Airport: Perugia 34 km, Roma Ciampino 160 km, Roma Fiumicino 178 km, Firenze 192 km, Pisa 259 km
Train station: Perugia 32 km
Highways: From North: A1 exit Orvieto 56 km; From South: A1 exit Orte 80 km.
Shops and services: Collazzone 350m
Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea 170 km, Adriatic Sea 137 km
Parking: Inside the property: 10 outdoor spaces
Access roads: Paved road
Attractions within 100 km: Collazzone 50 m, Todi 19 km, Parco Fluviale del Tevere 39 km, Foligno 44 km, Spello 40 km, Cascate delle Marmore 69 km, Orvieto 60 km, Spoleto 44 km , Perugia 33 km, Narni 61 km, Lago di Bolsena 85 km, Cetona 66 km, Assisi 46 km, Gubbio 78 km, Norcia 84 km, Lago Trasimeno 40 km
Altitude: 431 slm

Reviews

9.5 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.3
General cleanliness
9.4
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9.1
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Susan Flandro
United States 8/1/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It has exceeded expectations.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Great. We feel like the property was priced appropriately.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
None.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Excellent rating. Monica, the owner, was attentive and helpful from start to finish. She set us up with some of the most memorable experiences, from excellent dinners at the villa, to tours and dinners out. I cannot give her high enough ratings. Her staff was respectful and always very helpful, as well.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Surety of having a capable management company at our service.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
If we didn’t have Monica helping us, we would not have had the personal help to make the vacation as special as it was. I’m sure all properties don’t have someone like Monica, and so it would be nice to have a host like that from Emma villas to help curate a special trip.

by Bonnie Meshad
United States 7/5/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Absolutely. We loved the house Especially all the outdoor areas.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Good
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
The check in and check out was made easy by the owner. She met us there and explained the house and gave a great tour. She was also wonderfully responsive with questions and small issues.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Best villa for the price.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
We loved the villa.

by Anonimo
4/21/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
si, ottima struttura, gentilezza e professionalità della persona che ci ha accolto cosi come della proprietaria
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
ottimo
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
Could you be interested in purchasing a property similar to the one you rented?
Certamente
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
ottimo
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
conoscenza personale
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
nessuno

by Jaap Zijlstra
Netherlands 10/4/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It has exceeded our expectations. The villa is not only authentic, but very wel restored and has modern facilities. But mostly, Monica the owner was a special host for our group. She made the property come alive and helped us beyond the ordinary services!
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
I believe it has a very good price-quality relationship. It offers all the luxury and service, but also is made to offer a special experience.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10

by Anonimo
8/24/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
si
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
buono
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
otiimo
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
qualità strutture

by Nicolas MANUEL
France 8/10/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, very much.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Fine.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
9/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Confidence
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None

by Gediminas Macys
Luxembourg 6/11/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Fully. The services provided by cleaning lady and gardener were greatly appreciated. The owner was very helpful too in finding the place for a dinner and with any other questions.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
The price was at the top of our usual budget but the quality of the villa matched the price
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Everything went smoothly and perfectly
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Good selection of villas as well as good experience with Emma Villas in the past
Do you agree to publish your comments on our website?
Yes

Availability Calendar


Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
Before proceeding with a specific request ("Book " -"Option" - "Information") click on the calendar to select the dates.
If you wish to change the date click on "Reset".


WEEKLY RENTALS:
The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

SHORT STAYS and NON-WEEKLY STAYS:
For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

WEEKLY RENTALS NON SAT - SAT STAYS:
Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

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Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 5,422.48
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 6,096.84
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 7,272.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 9,207.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 9,571.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 9,207.00
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 7,272.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 5,422.48
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 7,272.00
From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 6,484.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 7,290.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 8,000.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 10,128.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 10,529.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 10,128.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 8,000.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 6,484.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 8,000.00

The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • Electricity (€ 250,00 per week), tourism tax (where applicable). N.B. These costs, not included in the price list, will be calculated at the reservation time and due at the balance payment.

On Request:

  • Conference room/ballroom € 1.800,00 in case of events or weddings and €500,00 per week as standard use for the guests staying in villa, extra cleaning (€ 20,00/hour per cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00 per person), heating (€ 250,00 per week), extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00/week/animal), firewood (€50,00/week), THE ABOVE MENTIONED SERVICES CAN BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY AT EMMA VILLAS AND HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE AS THEY ARE MANAGED BY THIRD PERSONS OR EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND NOT WITH THE OWNER OR EMMA VILLAS
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
  • Covid-19 Extra Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)

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