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Property Details

Sleeps:
30
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
15
Bathrooms:
14
Type:
Castle
Property #:
20077
Nearest Town:
Gubbio

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Luxury Castle in Umbria for Weddings or Special Events

Castello Ducale - 30

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About The Experience
You’ll be steeped in history during your stay in this magnificent castle from the 1200s, formerly a key point in defense network of Gubbio against rival towns currently owned by descendants of Napoleon Bonaparte. After a meticulous restoration, this castle has taken on a second life as a comfortable, luxurious vacation villa in Umbria. From the old watchtower, there are views of the huge, 500 hectare estate – which includes a swimming pool and rose garden - and the surrounding countryside of forests and meadows. For a large group, it’s hard to do better than this stately villa-castle.
Location Description

This villa is located in Umbria, close to the village of Carbonesca, which has a bar, trattoria, and a small grocery store. A short drive away you will find Gubbio, with its narrow cobble streets. The town has restaurants, shops, and most necessities. A bit farther, Umbria’s capital city, Perugia, features a rich and long history that is evident when gazing up at the ancient ruins and buildings that include old churches and cathedrals. The Piazza IV Novembre, which is the heart of the city, is where locals and tourists like to gather. Any visit to Perugia should include a stroll along the Corso Vannucci for your evening passeggiata (stroll). Should you be traveling in October, attending the annual Perugia Chocolate Festival is a must. The town transforms into an open-air pastry shop where you can find anything chocolate-related. There are also cooking classes, exhibitions, and plenty of tasting opportunities. Lake Trasimeno, one of the largest lakes in Italy, also makes a unique day trip. The towns around the lake have a multitude of castles – there are even some in the lake itself, on its three islands. From Perugia, there are frequent train connections to Florence, Rome, and Pisa.

Nearby Attractions: tennis, golf, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Umbertide, Grubbio, Carbonesca

Florence: 180 km/112 mi
Lake Trasimeno: 72 km/45 mi
Perugia: 48 km/30 mi
Umbertide: 48 km/30 mi
Fossato di Vico (Train Station): 24 km/15 mi
Gubbio: 21 km/13 mi
Carbonesca: 2 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
This villa is a refurbished castle dating back to the 1200s, when it helped defend the nearby town of Gubbio against Perugia. Today, the castle sits on an estate of 300 hectares of forests and fields – great for hiking, a post-meal stroll, or for simply gazing upon from the castle’s lookout tower. A 5000 square meter garden surrounds the castle, and features a rose garden and lovely old trees. There is a private pool (15 x 8 m) and locations for al fresco dining.
Interior Description

Castle
Ground Floor: This floor has a beautiful outside terrace and the main reception area. There is a big industrial kitchen equipped with an espresso machine, oven, blender, and dishwasher. The large dining room has a 16th century fireplace and a door leading to the guest quarters. There is also a guest bathroom.
First Floor: This floor has two sitting areas, each with a 16th century fireplace. One of the sitting areas has a small terrace with views of the countryside. One of the sitting areas also has a TV with a DVD player.
Second Floor: Up 3 little steps, this level has five bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a bathtub in the bedroom and an ensuite sink and toilet 7 steps away. The second has twin-beds (80-90 cm, can be arranged to form a double bed upon prior request) with a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub, hand shower, sink, toilet. The third has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The fourth has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub, handheld shower head, sink, and toilet. The fifth has twin-beds (80-90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand shower.
Third Floor: This floor has a master bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and ensuite bathroom with bathtub, Jacuzzi, hand shower, sink, toilet and a sitting area.

Tower: Up an elegant open staircase, this level has a large bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet.

Guest Quarters: The guest quarters are directly linked to the Castle’s ground floor through an ancient secret passageway, and can also be accessed externally.
Ground Floor: This level has an entrance hall, a dining room, a guest bathroom, and a sitting area with a billiard table. There’s also a small kitchen used only by the villa’s staff.
First Floor: This floor has six bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a wheelchair accessible ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There second has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a wheelchair accessible ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The third has a queen-size bed (160 cm, can be converted into twin-beds upon prior request), fireplace, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The fourth has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub, Jacuzzi, sink, and toilet. The fourth bedroom connects to a fifth bedroom with a queen-size bed (160). The sixth bedroom has a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.
Second Floor: Accessible via an external staircase, this floor has a living room with kitchenette and a small dining table for 4 guests. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cook Service: 150 Euros plus the cost of food
  • Cooking Classes: 220 Euros plus the cost of food and wine
  • Grocery Shopping: 50 Euros per trip
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Laundry Service: 15 Euros per hour or 5 Euros per load
  • Wine Tasting: 220 Euros plus the cost of wine
  • Babysitting: 20 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • This property can be rented under the names Castello Ducale - 14 and Castello Ducale - 22 to accommodate less people.
  • The staircase to the third floor and the tower of the castle are not suitable for small children.
  • The kitchen can be used by the guests and the staff.
  • The guest quarters are directly linked to the Castle’s ground floor through an ancient secret passageway, and can also be accessed externally.
  • Single/twin-beds: We have listed them as 80-90 cm. A 90 cm bed is the standard size for a U.S. twin/single bed; therefore, an 85 cm wide bed is narrow by U.S. standards.
  • Some twin-beds can be joined together to form a queen-size bed upon prior request.
  • Daily Breakfast Service is included. Cost of food is not included. A deposit of 1000 Euros is to be paid in cash upon arrival, directly to the owner. Based on receipts, the owner will return the remaining deposit.
  • Cook Service for lunch and dinner, has a surcharge of 30 Euros for particular food requests.
  • Cooking Classes have the option to include Waiter Service. Waiter Service costs an additional 30 Euros.
  • Housekeeping is provided every day except Sunday (20 hours per week). Linens are changed once per week, towels are changed twice per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Independent Villa
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ipod dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming Only
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Sep-16-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $14,350 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $15,400 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $14,350 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - Apr-07-2018 $15,400 1 wk
Apr-07-2018 - May-26-2018 $14,350 1 wk
May-26-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $15,960 1 wk
Jun-23-2018 - Jul-14-2018 $18,830 1 wk
Jul-14-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $20,370 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $14,910 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $14,350 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $15,400 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • A security deposit authorization form will be emailed to you. You will need to provide credit card info and email the form back to your Travel Advisor at least two weeks prior to your arrival at the property. We will forward this information on to the local agent, who will charge any damage to the property along with other stated expenses incurred during your stay. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating - Daily Charge (request in advance): 150 EUR
  • Grocery Shopping (per trip to store): 50 EUR
  • Food Deposit - must be paid on arrival in cash or with credit card (10% surcharge for credit card): 1000 EUR
  • Extra Bed (Weekly Charge): 210 EUR

Other Notes

  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 5 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Truly amazing time had be all - the property itself (walks, pool, lawn, animals) through to the facilities - bedrooms, bathrooms, eating areas (inside and outside) - with 7 families - 14 adults and 21 kids no one could think of a better place to enjoy the real Italian countryside experience. We could not have been looked after better by the caretakers and the local chefs brought in for the dinners were world class.
Enjoyed Most:
All aspects - truly unique property at all levels.
Enjoyed Least:
Wouldn't be appropriate to suggest anything negative about the property - the experience was amazing and every family who stayed would return in a heartbeat
Surrounding Area:
Proximity to great towns - Gubbio, Assisi, but still wanted to spend equal time at the castle itself - perfect balance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Carbonesca - yes, 3km.
Tips or Restaurants:
Eat in at the castle and get them to utilize Gianni and his wife - fantastic cooks. Gubbio is a great town well worth multiple visits.
Directions:
Two points on the directions - the gate is blue, not green, and it should be noted that once you turn into the blue gate before the soccer field, you then follow the road 2km to the castle - other than that directions are spot on.
Check In Out:
Worked like clockwork - no problems.

Pete, July

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Overall:
A truly magical once-in-a-lifetime stay at this fabulous property.
Enjoyed Most:
The staff was exceptional.
Enjoyed Least:
Mosquitoes.
Surrounding Area:
The views were fantastic.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Carbonesca was about a 30 min walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bug repellant is a necessity. Transportation is required to access any needs outside of the property.
Directions:
There is no signage for the entrance to the property. The gate is painted green and when traveling north, if you reach the soccer field, you have passed the entrance.
Check In Out:
All food and services at the property are required to be paid in cash.

Dan, June

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Overall:
Very tranquil. The surroundings are spectacular. You feel so relaxed and can take in the beauty of the gardens and appreciate the workmanship of all the work that went into building the castle.
Enjoyed Most:
The location.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring insect repellent.
Directions:
Yes we used a GPS.
Check In Out:
Very friendly and helpful.

Bronwyn, June

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