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La Buia Villa 'The Tobacco Tower' Umbria - Luxury in a Beautiful Hidden Valley

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Villa
The Tobacco Tower is a beautifully recently restored boutique villa. It has a large kitchen with three picture windows onto pretty secluded and unspoilt valley. The interior is beautifully decorated with a contemporary feel. There is a laundry room and several different living areas where people can sit undisturbed. The beds are all high quality as are the fluffy towels provided. Old tiled floors and travertine work surfaces give a villa a luxury appeal. All around the villa there are pockets of lovely landscaped garden leading you up to a secluded private swimming pool and a secret olive grove with trees and shrubs. Fireflies, butterflies and birds live around this paradise where you can sit out on a balmy evening sipping Sagrantino wine or chilled prosecco, planning your stay as yo...The Tobacco Tower is a beautifully recently restored boutique villa. It has a large kitchen with three picture windows onto pretty secluded and unspoilt valley. The interior is beautifully decorated with a contemporary feel. There is a laundry room and several different living areas where people can sit undisturbed. The beds are all high quality as are the fluffy towels provided. Old tiled floors and travertine work surfaces give a villa a luxury appeal. All around the villa there are pockets of lovely landscaped garden leading you up to a secluded private swimming pool and a secret olive grove with trees and shrubs. Fireflies, butterflies and birds live around this paradise where you can sit out on a balmy evening sipping Sagrantino wine or chilled prosecco, planning your stay as your busy work life retreats further away each day you are there. Wifi makes it easy to connect with any concerns you may have. Within easy reach are a wealth of charming Tuscan and Umbria towns, the jewels that bring people to central Italy from far and wide. Once on the motorway at Arezzo (30 minutes away) you can zoom up to Florence in half an hour and mingle with the visitors there who have pilgrimaged to see Michelangelo's of David and the wealth of Renaissance treasure that are housed in this splendid Tuscan City. Perugia, in the other direction, is also a wonder of medieval architecture and history - 40 minutes by car. The Tobacco Tower is situated 15 minutes from a choice of two old market towns; one in Tuscany; Sansepolcro and the other in Umbria; Città di Castello both with weekly markets where you can have a beer or a Campari in the piazza whilst sorting over your morning finds. Everyone who has stayed at the villa is bowled over with its charm and beauty, often saying the photos don't give it justice. Great attention to detail has been paid to everything inside and outside this wonderful house. No-one is ever disappointed!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking outdoors only.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Richard / India S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Having only recently moved from Australia to London, it was a perfect place to breathe, away from the hustle of the big city. Richard and India are tremendous and really do make you feel at home. 11 stars!

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Elegant bright and soaring decor, large gourmet kitchen, charming spacious bedrooms, exquisite meandering gardens, intimate terraces with breathtaking views of the gorgeous Umbrian Hills, a generous, atmospheric swimming pool...the villa is equivalent of a fine Relais & Chateau with much more privacy. It is an...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank GoPlaces745276
Reviewed 6 January 2018

La Buia was the perfect setting for a delightful holiday. On the border of Umbria and Tuscany, the surrounding countryside is gorgeous and the house is near-perfect. My in-laws booked a one week holiday for them, their two adult children, spouses and one teenager (7...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Caroline S
lucyinumbria, VR Owner at La Buia Villa 'The Tobacco Tower' Umbria - Luxury in a Beautiful Hidden Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Caroline, this is a heart warming review! Thankyou very much. Richard and I thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay in the villa. You were such accommodating guests, so appreciative of everything. I'd like to say that the little road through the valley was newly Asphalted...More

Reviewed 5 January 2016

My words cannot do justice to La Buia. I fell in love the moment I woke up to the blue skies and spectacular views from my room. The tobacco tower and grounds are simply stunning - not to mention the wonderful Umbrian backdrop. Lucie and...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank harriet142016
lucyinumbria, VR Owner at La Buia Villa 'The Tobacco Tower' Umbria - Luxury in a Beautiful Hidden Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thankyou for this review Harriet. So appreciated. Happy New Year and bet it wasn't as good as the one spent here!

Reviewed 20 September 2015

Where do i start . There is so much to say. We are couple from Montreal Canada in their 40's. Traveled a lot, all over the world expect for Asia so far. I also micro manage ALL our vacation , and we do vacation a...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank barbeaujo
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

The landscape within which this amazing Tower sits is simply stunning. Quiet, peaceful and full of the meditative sounds of nature with amazing views. The gardens are filled with herbs, honeysuckle, jasmine and lavender. The tower is decorated in neutral tones and is in impeccable...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank ChristineL589
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The perfect rental for a catch up with friends/family, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and each one on a different floor. Plenty of living space too to spread out and enjoy the calm. This is also a feature of the garden with lots of separate...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank poppy1026
Reviewed 18 August 2014

It would be very hard - if not impossible - to find a nicer property than this. The owners go out of their way to be helpful and friendly (without being intrusive). The house has been painstakingly and stunningly restored. Everything possible has been thought...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank ChrisKenber
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We began our search for something special back on a dismal January evening. Having found La Buia we quickly realised that we had stumbled upon a gem and had very high hopes that the property would be all we wanted for a family holiday. From...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank womble1972
Reviewed 30 August 2012

La Buia is more than what I had anticipated. Lucy and Richard raised it from ruins to create a beautiful, comfortable and extremely well-appointed villa. Each of the three bedrooms (all located on different floors) is comfortable and spacious with on-suite modern baths. The kitchen...More

Date of stay: August 2012
2  Thank Hopewk
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Located on a small promontory on the side of the valley surrounded by beautifully kept stepped gardens - the views are breathtaking and yours to enjoy at all times of day, although morning and evening walks are highly recommended - it's just a short distance to the top of the hill where you will be greeted with a spectacular view over Lippiano and Monterchi in the next valley or just relax and enjoy the valley views.
Getting around
The best means of daily transport is by car for shopping etc.., but once you get here (and are of the right constitution) we are in the heart of the most stunning walking and cycling country, on-road and off-road.
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