Guest Reviews

We want to make sure our guests leave Casa Sant'Anna feeling happy and content. Here is some of the feedback we've received from our guests over the years. We think we have succeded in our aim to provide an unrivalled holiday experience in this beautiful part of the world

"You know everything must be perfect when you realise you just don't want to go home.  The stresses of life soon evaporated in fromt of the pool while admiring the garden and the panoramic views......

 

Thank you Carole for allowing us to share your wonderful home."

 

Julian, Carolyn and Alexandra,

Gloucester. UK

 

 

"We've had an excellent couple of weeks: an Amazing house in a stunning location.

 

All in all a fabulous timer was had by all"

 

Heidi, James, Lily and Oscar

 

London, England.

 

Thanks again so much for your hand in our wonderful, memorable holiday. We adored your lovely home, the handsome property and glorious gardens . We loved the picturesque countryside and the real agricultural backbone of the environs. We also very much enjoyed our visits to Celle, Citta, Citerna, Monterchi, Anghiari, Sansepolcro and Assisi. The lack of crowds and the ability to enjoy the art and architecture in an intimate fashion were a real treat --- especially after the madness of Rome. 

 

Eileen

 

New York State, USA

 

"Thank you for sharing this very special place with us. We needed this moment of peace, beauty and healing and we will Always remember this hilltop in Umbria for the gift it gave us"

 

Steve and Cookie,

California, USA

 

"We've had a fantastic time here.  Our visit to Umbria was everything we hoped for and more.  Thank you for everything.  I'm sure we'll be back before too long"

 

Kristie, Larry, Aidan and Brooks,

 

New York State USA

 

"Many thanks to Carole - we had such a beautiful and relaxing week.  >It is a quiet and calm place with stunning views and a beautiful swimming pool - what do you want more in life?

 

It is to return back!

 

Sibylle, Michele.

 

Zurich, Switzerland

 

"thank you Carole for such a wondeerful week of self indulgence.  This is so much more than a rental villa"

 

Our best evenings were at home looked after by your wonderful cook.

 

We would love to return"

 

Jan and Adam

 

York UK

 

"As I sit overlooking the exquisite Umbrian Countryside, it's hard to imagine sa more beautiful house or location to spend 7 days

 

Finally, thank you Carole for being such a generous host - opening your house brimming with culture ande beauty.

 

We hope to be back soon"

 

John, Ann Tom, Megan and Sophie

 

Oving Uk

Seattle USA

 

"What an exquisite house, so lovoingly created, from the beautiful bedrooms to the spacious kitchen, the library of interesting books and the piano which we played rather badly

 

We spent a lot of time by the pool gazing at the views and enjoying the tranquility.

 

Many thanks from us all

 

Karin, Bridget, Graham, Beth and Jade.

 

Oxford and London. UK

Our stay at Casa Sant'Anna


My friends and I have just returned from two wonderful weeks at Casa Sant'anna and were so captivated by the house and its location that I felt impelled to write this review in order to encourage others to visit this magical place. We arrived at Casa Sant'anna on a sunny Saturday afternoon in mid August 2011 having left behind the stresses of our working lives in London only the day before and we very quickly began to feel relaxed and far removed from that hectic world in those beautiful, peaceful surroundings. The villa is set among the green hills, olive groves and vineyards of Umbria and the exquisite views from the house, its terraces and gardens will be a lasting memory.

The house itself is outstanding - very beautifully designed by the architect who has transformed a typical umbrian country house into a superbly crafted individual residence, full of light and air, completely at ease with its surroundings while providing all the luxuries of modern living. No expense has been spared by the owner in the furnishing of the house and the many antiques and art works were an ongoing source of interest. The beautiful grand piano was a particular treasure and one of our group, who is an accomplished pianist, thought it was a wonderful instrument and enjoyed serenading us with the Italian classics while we relaxed with a glass of wine and a novel on the terraces. It really felt that we were living in a beautiful Italian home, rather than simply being on holiday.
The location is wonderful and gives the feeling of being alone overlooking the umbrian hills within the beautifully landscaped gardens. You can't even see the owner's converted chapel a little way down the lane but it is lovely to know that she is there and always ready to give that precious insider knowledge, if asked, on the best places to eat, shop or park in the local towns. The location is also excellent as, while very private, it is not isolated and is very accessible to all the hill top towns of both Tuscany and Umbria.
Evenings were often spent at the villa with relaxing meals taken on the terrace, several of which were expertly prepared by the wonderful local cook. We will never forget swimming in the black bottomed pool with the moon and stars reflecting in the water. On the evenings we tore ouselves away from the terrace the local restaurants at only 10/15 minutes away were superb.
It was an amazing holiday at a very reasonable price for a villa of this calibre. We will be back soon!

 

Pauline R

London , UK

A Retreat for Sore Eyes

 

"Wow" was the first thought as we approached the entrance to our home for the next week. The glorious views across Umbrian hilltops in the distance, only unrudely interrupted by the tops of Olive trees, was a sight for the sorest of eyes. It was Autumn time but were welcomed with a sunny clear blue sky as the backdrop to this amazing vista.


The House itself continued the wow factor starting from the portico entrance through the luxuriously appointed reception hall filled with tasteful antiques, the stone staircase, past the formal, open dining room & onto the large kitchen & breakfast area.

The pictures do not lie, this ex farmhouse has been exquisitely renovated to the highest standard with luxurious furnishings, contemporary 'Italian' bathrooms & designer kitchen. Indeed, on arrival I noticed a red metallic piece of furniture in the kitchen & thought this was the 'Ferrari' equivalent of a Coca-Cola vending machine but turned out to be a multifuel burner (rather disappointingly) but was most welcome to warm the evenings at this time of year.

The fine weather enabled us to even help the proprietor of the house, Carole, with the olive harvest, November being the time to pick them. This proved to be relatively easy as most of the branches were at ground level. After a little practice with some of us looking too much like Margo Ledbetter picking beans, we soon speeded up & found a method much like milking a cow, squeezing each branch & pulling in a downward motion thus relieving it of it's bounty without a murmur from it's owner.

Venturing out you will find spectacular countryside, towns & villages offering a variety of castellans, shops & eateries. Recommended is the Pieve Vecchia restaurant in the nearby village of Monterchi. Further a field, in Sansepolcro is Ghignoni's, officially 'The Best Ice Cream Maker in Italy' where there's a mind boggling variety available (top tip, take smaller eyes in proportion to your belly & a spare car as you will need more room to 'spread' into after indulging in your most fab flavour(s)).

A trip to Anghiari, a superbly preserved walled city nestling in the foothills of the Tiber valley, is a must, just to take in the heritage, museums & street cafes whilst admiring the breathtaking views of the valley itself. There are many more sights including Assisi & Florence that we missed but that will have to wait upon return, perhaps in the Spring or Summer & definitely for longer!

 

Lloyd & Family

 

Eseex, England

Last year i rented this property between the 21st to 28th may 2011


I rented it with two colleagues who are also in the gardening business.
I was stunned! by the beauty of the antique roses in flower and the perfume pervaded the house when the doors and windows were open.
We were impressed with the standard of the house and the service that was given. The views were magnificient and the pool was beautiful to look at; it even reflected the moon.
I absolutely recommended this property.
I'm thinking to go back
Again this summer, this time I will go 2 weeks as one week is not enough to enjoy the house and the area
There are great restaurants in the area and wonderful walks.
A beauty to be discover!


Thanks


Joaquin 

 

London , England

Contact

carole@casa-sant-anna.com

 

Tel: UK

00 44 (0)1206 323080 after 8pm

 

Mobile: UK

00 44 (0)7771 517228 all day


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What did our guests say

Find out what our guests say about our luxury holiday villa in Guest Review

 

"You know everything must be perfect when

 you realise you just don't want to go home.  The stresses of life soon evaporated in fromt of the pool while admiring the garden and the panoramic views......

 

Thank you Carole for allowing us to share your wonderful home."

 

Julian, Carolyn and Alexandra,

Gloucester, UK

 

 

"Thank you for sharing this very special place with us. We needed this moment of peace, beauty and healing and we will always remember this hilltop in Umbria for the gift it gave us"

 

Steve and Cookie Roberts,

California, USA

 

 

"Thank you Carole for such a wonderful week of self indulgence.  This is so much more than a rental villa"

 

Our best evenings were at home looked after by your wonderful cook.

 

We would love to return"

 

Jan and Adam

York UK