Caidominici is a recently restored large Umbrian farmhouse… perfect for families and friends in search of a truly relaxing break in the “green heart” of Italy. The house has many original and traditional features, combined with modern design and luxury finishings.
Take original stonework, terracotta floors, exposed beams, open fireplaces and the “hear a pin drop” location. Mix with polished concrete, a stunning modern stainless-steel kitchen and luxury bathrooms. Add wi-fi, cooking services, and of course the outdoor wood fired pizza oven and you have a perfect place to enjoy your vacation.
This luxury villa sleeps up to 12 + 2, flexible across 3 areas. 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 3 kitchens (1 main, and 2 smaller kitchens), several living areas, breakfast room, dining room, TV and cinema room, library, bar and games room, laundry and garage.
Fundamentally this is a family home and we are confident you will have the same feeling. The house is extremely spacious with multiple in- and outdoor living areas, yet cosy enough for small groups.
You will not find a more perfect place to wind down and totally relax. For those with a little more energy there are many activities to keep you or the children entertained. Of course there is the stunning 20m heated infinity pool and also a tennis court, bocce pitch, table tennis and the house is surrounded by miles and miles of official “tracks”, perfect for mountain biking or walking.
Close by there are other activities such as horse riding, truffle-hunting (seasonal) and even micro-lighting, and further afield there is an ex Four Seasons challenging golf course. In Umbria and Tuscany there are some excellent vineyards and trips can easily be arranged – some guests have even done this be helicopter being picked up directly from the property!
Caidominici is set in a completely tranquil valley where your closest neighbours are the native deer. The local village of Pietralunga is a picturesque 10-minute drive away...here you will find basic shops for your day-to-day needs and a few rustic, but delicious, restaurants. It’s stepping back to the old, tranquil Italy.
Within an hour you can be in countless stunning Italian towns such as Spello, Assisi, Cortona, Perugia and Todi. Florence is approximately 1.5hrs away and so can also be visited in a day. This estate is the perfect choice for a large (or small!) group of family or friends seeking something truly special and private in Italy.
Daily 2hr cleaning service included and an Italian cook is also available on request (at extra cost).
Estate with 3 levels
6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 9500 square feet
King, King, King, Queen, Twin, and Twin
10 guests maximum
Perugia, Florence, Bologna, Ancona and Rome airports
45 minutes, 1.5 hours, 1 hour 45 mins, 2 hours and 2 hour 45 mins respectively.
The picturesque mountains of Umbria!
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- There is a BBQ & outdoor pizza oven where you can make your own authentic Italian pizza.
- Tennis/Bocce courts are also a short stroll from the house.
- The local area is haven for cyclists and mountain bikers. Equipment can be hired nearby.
- Also, the hills around the estate are perfect for truffle hunting which can be arranged.
- There are a number of fantastic vineyards close too and tours can be organised.
Places of Interest
- Visit a festival! The Umbria Jazz Festival is held in Perugia each summer, and the for chocolate addict the Eurochocolate Festival held in October is a must.
- Known as ‘the green heart of Italy', Umbria is home to rolling hillside that hides fascinating medieval cities and architectural splendours. Top towns to explore include Assisi, Deruta, Orvieto, Todi, Spello, Perugia, Gubbio, Arrezo, Cortona and Spoleto.
- The region is famed for its delicious local gastronomy - from Pietralunga’s truffles and wild boar to the local Umbrian wines from regions such as Orvieto and Montefalco.
Like a dream, even the air is scented
One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in the world. Situated in a hidden valley in an unspoiled part of Umbria, this is a beautifully renovated large farmhouse that speaks to heart, deep sense of home and perfection. Pure luxury. The most perfect place to kick back, read a book, breathe deep and reconnect with friends and family. Like a dream. Thank you James! We very much hope to see you in Kenya!”
Seven of us spend the most wonderful week at the Villa in mid-May. Staying in the 300 year old home that James and his family has renovated is the most wonderful experience. Nothing has been spared in making the home welcoming and very comfortable for groups up to about 10 or 12 people. It is so well done that it can handle groups much larger than ours. The grounds are beautiful as is the view. The property is a bit remote (that is one of the beauties of the location) so rent a car and plan to do a bit of driving but it is worth it without question. The staff is wonderful, the amenities are like being in the finest hotel. A great pizza oven, super kitchen where everyone can jump in and cook or just sip a glass of wine form the "honor" wine cellar.The chef is a do not miss experience. Book her for a couple of dinners and you will not be disappointed. Simonetta is a wonderful cook and lots of fun. Franchescia manages the property for James and she know everything about the home and the surrounding area. She went out of her way to be helpful. There is even room on the property for a helicopter to land. We hired one and spent the day wine tasting in Tuscany. What a blast. The directions that James provides worked like a charm and we found the home without any trouble and were so excited to come through the gates and down the long white drive to a wonderful experience. Enjoy - Worth every key! Thanks to James and family for a wonderful experience. Doug and Pat Sutherland Roseville, California”
Best 3rd home experience ever! Stunning property and location
The photos posted by James do not begin to do this incredible property justice. It has been beautifully restored, with creativity and attention to every detail. Solid wood beams and stone floors and staircases create and old world feel, while contemporary art creates a perfect balance of old and new. Most bedrooms have lovely in suite baths, beds and the antique furniture is beautiful. Towels and bedding are very comfortable. Home has a spectacular, huge, fully stocked chef's kitchen and two additional mini kitchens. The view from the infinity pool was absolutely enchanting. We stayed at the property for two of our 7 days in order to enjoy its beauty and peace. We loved the outdoor kitchen! The cook, Simonetta, was a delight and prepared beautiful, delicious, Italian meals for our group on three evenings during our visit. On other evenings we enjoyed the delicious foods unique to Umbria, including truffles and chocolate! One restaurant in Montone is especially wonderful. The property also includes a fully equipped media room with large projection TV and a tennis court. You need to be prepared however, for its rural location. To reach the main highway, the E45, it a 25 minute drive down a windy, narrow, mountain road...some roads are gravel. It took around one hour of driving to reach the major destinations of Umbria, like Assisi, Perugia, and Derutta. A grocery store is also around 15 minutes away, no walking to a corner bakery. James is an attentive owner, responded quickly to all of our inquiries, and even helped provide a private car transfer for my mother in law, to the airport in Rome, three hours away! He is easy to work with and a perfect gentleman. We enjoyed this property so much that our group is already making plans to try to book this property again! Bob and Michelle”
The stay was very good and all went very well! Umbria is beautiful and the villa is great.”
Caidominici is a stunning property, immaculately restored with a subtle combination of modern and rustic, oozing with style and character. We had the most wonderful time there on our honeymoon and cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is ideal - set in the rolling countryside of Umbria, a perfect base which we explored the entire central region of Italy from. The owners are very helpful and welcoming, with a property manager there on arrival to settle you in, a talented chef available on demand, and various detailed guides to both the property and the surrounding areas. Thank you James for an incredible stay! Tom & Charlotte Mason”
Just returned from a fabulous stay at Caidominici. The house was breathtaking. Everything was first class from the lovely appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, to the kitchen, outdoor pizza oven, pool, tennis courts and numerous sitting areas with fireplaces. Simonetta and her daughter provided superb meals for us as well. Very hard to leave.”
First of all, thank you so much to James for sharing his beautiful home with us! The owner was such a wonderful host I am inspired to be as thoughtful. His property manager greeted us at the house upon arrival, a beautiful welcome basket awaited us in the kitchen and James thoughtfully checked on us numerous times during the week. This home is stunning. Personally, I enjoyed all the large and small architectural and design details that clearly went into remodeling this home. The materials and colors throughout the house were fabulous. Aside from the beautiful house and wonderful Umbrian countryside, I think our favorite part of our week was enjoying the wonderful cook available at the house. Simonetta indulged us with amazing meals and even a few cooking lessons. She was delightful and made our trip extra special! We also loved the pizza oven and bikes available at the house. Thank you James!”
Best holiday at Caidominici!
Having had a full house of all ages, we all had the most wonderful, happy holiday. The house was very comfortable overlooking the superb negative edge pool and the most idyllic views we've ever seen. Rita our cleaning lady was always willing to work longer hours if we needed her and Simonetta the amazing cook and her lovely daughter cooked us delicious dinners and gave us the incredible finale party evening with her amazing pizzas! The pretty, local village was full of friendly faces who even reopened the supermarket for us and let us pay the next day. Lovely little bars for pre-dinner drinks, children playing in the village square and family restaurants with incredible views. We're already planning next year's holiday! ”
Dear All, The Villa was absolutely spectacular, everything was as promised. Gorgeous infinity pool, spectacular views and absolutely amazing gourmet food prepared daily for us by Simomitta!. The outdoor Pizza Oven where we got to make our own pizza's was my absolute favorite. The movie theater was perfect for those few rainy days. I think we had a choice of every movie ever filmed. James was an absolutely wonderful host, and has thought of every detail. We will definitely be back soon!”
Caidominici was amazing. It completed exceeded our expectations in every way. The service was wonderful, and the house was over the top! We enjoyed all of the time we spent at this home. It was the perfect vacation. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- High Speed Internet
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo