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Superbly Restored Farmhouse with Private Pool in Stunning Countryside Setting

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Laguscello surrounded by sea of sunflowers

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Last updated: 11/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolsena farmhouse description

Surrounded by lovely countryside, with views to distant mountains, the 18th century farmhouse with its large private pool, lovely garden and exquisite views provides privacy and seclusion without isolation.

Beautifully restored, it combines traditional Umbrian features like huge wooden beams, high ceilings, immense stone walls and handmade cotto floor tiles with stylish modern decor and furnishings. Its huge rooms and lovely outdoor space with sun loungers and shady pergolas means a group of up to 10 can each find their own space, yet relax together with drinks and over outdoor meals. It is a perfect getaway for a luxurious self-catering holiday with family or friends.

At one end of the farmhouse is the pretty, self contained 'Little House.' With an additional two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and lounge - plus stunning ground and first floor terraces - it which offers those booking the farmhouse the option to spread out even more! Contact the owners Jane & Peter for more details and prices for adding the rental of the Little House to your booking.

Both the Farmhouse and the Little House have the same stylish mix of modern and antique furnishings, clean white walls, dramatic lighting, traditional beams and handmade 'cotto' floors.

The ancient Farmhouse has 4 big airy en-suite bedrooms - one with its own balcony. A roof-to-floor hall provides a dramatic welcome and opens onto a lounge with 3 big cream leather sofas and satellite TV. There is a games room with table tennis and table football, a box with board games and toys and a huge kitchen. Stretching for 50 feet, the working end has an island unit topped with local stone and stools, plus contemporary kitchen units and all the appliances and with a dining and seating area in front of an open fire. There is also a utility room with a large fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and shower room/wc on the ground floor.

Just restored and newly opened in 2013, the Little House is a pretty cottage built in 1924 which provides a further two bedrooms if required. Ideal as a bolthole for grand parents, noisy teenagers, friends of the main family or as accommodation for a nanny, the self contained cottage has two bedrooms (one with a king size bed, the other two singles), shared bathroom, lounge and kitchen - and a large private first floor terrace with stunning views on three sides. Please ask for rental details if you are interested in renting the cottage as well as the main house - it is only offered to guests renting the main house, so that Laguscello remains private. The cottage may also be rented on its own in winter - from November through to the end of April, when the farmhouse is closed as it has a cosy wood bring stove which also heats the radiators.

Centrepiece of the garden is the 12m x 8m pool with sun loungers. Up to 12 guests can dine on the terrace beneath a shady pergola beside an original working pizza oven, which guests can use. A second pergola provides a perfect spot for after-lunch dozing in the hammock. There is a separate barbecue. An expansive lawn, perfect for ball games, is bordered by flower beds with swathes of lavender enjoyed by colourful butterflies and bees. Guests can help themselves to the figs, cherries and walnuts on the trees and there are also wild flower banks - plus a herb garden beside the dining terrace. At the front, a large gravel area provides plenty of parking within the grounds which are securely fenced and gated.

Laguscello is in a peaceful countryside setting with no other houses in view and only the occasional walker or farmworker to disturb the peace. Birds of prey soar above surrounding woodland, skylarks sing as you swim in the pool, swifts and swallows swoop to snatch insects from the water and colourful bee-eaters dive for grasshoppers in the fields. We think there is a resident Eagle Owl living in one of the unused chimneys and the cantina is possibly home to a porcupine who leaves quills outside the kitchen door and digs runs to get in and out under the fence beside the gate.

For golf lovers, there is a new 9-hole golf course a ten minute drive away and a golf driving range even closer.

It is convenient for the cities and sights of Umbria, Tuscany and beyond and is just 15 minutes from Orvieto and 10 minutes from Lake Bolsena, with its plentiful fish restaurants, water sports, beaches - and lovely sunsets. For more information, please visit www.laguscello.co.uk

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 500 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Children of all ages love Laguscello with its space and its fantastic pool! The garden is securely fenced with a large lawn for them to run around on. Children toys, games, books and dvds are provided. And plenty of inflatables for the pool. There is a high chair, cot, 'potty' and changing mat. Gates are available to install at the top and bottom of the stairs. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement - however, our neighbour's dog Basil is a frequent 'guest' who finds his way in (through his own personal entrance under the fence), usually around meal times - he can easily smell a barbeque from his house a quarter of a mile away! We provide biscuits for guests to give to Basil! ...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 child bed

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              • Each spacious bedroom has exposed beams, high ceilings, cotto floors and a king size bed (double bed in bedroom 4). Each has a wardrobe with hangers provided, a large chest of drawers and seating area with table. Bedrooms 1 and 2 overlook the rear garden, pool, fields and woodland to mountains in the distance. Bedroom 1 has double doors leading onto a private balcony with a table and chairs. The ensuite bathroom in this room also has a bath with shower attachment as well as a spacious separate shower. The other three rooms each have ensuite shower rooms - all with bidets. Bedrooms 3 and 4 overlook beautiful open countryside. One has a double sofa bed, there are two fold up singles available ideal for children and a cot is provided. Each bedroom has a free standing fan and hairdryer, window shutters and flyscreens at each window. There are a further two bedrooms in the Little House which may also be rented. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Each bathroom has a new white sink, toilet, bidet and spacious walk-in shower. The master bathroom also has a bath. Luxurious white towels are provided. Each bathroom has a large mirror over the sink, shaving socket and space to store toiletries. All have windows with shutters except the ground floor shower room/toilet. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Laguscello is securely fenced with double gates and intercom system. There is an original pizza/bread oven outside, which may be used, as well as a barbecue. Indoor and outdoor dining tables are huge and hand-made by a local carpenter, both seat 12. The kitchen is the heart of the Main Farmhouse and has an island unit with stools for informal eating, as well as a dining area and a lounge area with two leather sofas in front of an open fireplace. The separate main lounge has three sofas, writing desk and TV with a selection of DVDs and books for guests to use. There is a CD player and wi-fi for internet connection both inside and outside the house. A separate utility room contains a second fridge and sink, washing machine, tumble dryer as well as extra store cupboards. A selection of board games/pool games/garden games and toys are provided. The separate games room has table tennis and table football as well as a toy box for young guests. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room:

                    Table tennis and table football in this large space off the dining room provides hours of fun....moreless

                  • Games:

                    A big box contains games for all ages and tastes. There are bats and balls for outdoor games and a boules set. ...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    TV and DVD players in the lounges of the main farmhouse and the Little House...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Some toys are provided but we suggest those with children also bring along a few of their own. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Luxury

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Rural

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Dining inside and out are on huge tables seating 12, made locally by Castel Giorgio's carpenter. The outside table is under a shady pergola, next to the working original pizza oven and bbq....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Baby Gate
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        An outdoor clothes line and clothes 'horses' for drying in the sunshine. Plus a tumble dryer. ...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        An open fireplace in the dining room. A woodburning stove in the kitchen of the Little House....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Luxusrious cream leather sofas, a writing desk, TV, dvd player and library of books. ...moreless

                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Masses of secure parking space inside Lagsucello's gates. ...moreless

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bathroom towels are provided and changed once a week. Pool towels are also available, but we ask guests to kindly wash these themselves if they use them....moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Works inside the house - as well as outside by the pool....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We make sure there are always plenty of dishes, glasses, cups etc, cutlery and everything a good kitchen needs. ...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer:

                        A large fridge freezer in the Ultility Room has three large freezer drawers....moreless

                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen/dining room is huge - around 50 feet long with modern appliances, an island unit with stools and well stocked with quality pots, pans and utensils etc...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        There is a new electric oven - and the original pizza oven outside which guests have fun using!...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        We try to ensure that the pantry is stocked with basics like salt, pepper, oil, dried pasta and sauce, coffee and tea. We also provide a welcome pack - bread, butter, eggs, wine, water etc...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        There is a large fridge freezer in the utility Room and a small fridge in the kitchen for everyday use....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        A five ring gas hob above an electric oven, with an overhead fan....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        This is a private balcony for the master bedroom - perfect for bird watching over morning coffee! It has a small table and 2 chairs....moreless

                      • Barbecue
                      • Binoculars
                      • Boat:

                        Boats can be hired on Lake Bolsena...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        A huge table made locally to the same design as the indoor table is located by the pizza oven under a shady pergola and beside the herb garden. The Little House has a terrace with panoramic views...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        There is a new 9-hole golf course a 10 minute drive away - details are at the house....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        There is a large lawn and a second pergola with a hammock for snoozing! Swathes of lavendar, flower beds near the pool and wild flowers planted on the banks. Plus a variety of fruit trees. ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        The original pizza oven is in full working order - and we provide a pizza recipe! Can also be used for roasting meats. Barbecue also provided. ...moreless

                      • Patio
                      • Terrace

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool:

                        12m x 8m and all one depth of 1.5m...moreless

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          May 2 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,500
                          Early summer
                          May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,150
                          Mid summer
                          Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,500
                          High summer
                          Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £3,150
                          Late summer
                          Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,500
                          Early autumn
                          Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,150

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Autumn
                          Sep 26 - Oct 17, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Up to 10 people can be accommodated at Laguscello (or 14 if opting to rent the Little House too). The four huge ensuite bedrooms sleep 8 and there are two fold up beds for a couple of extra children/teenagers sharing a bedroom (an extra charge of £75 per single bed, per week is applied). Rental prices quoted here from 2 May - 17 October 2015 are for up to 8 people in the Farmhouse.

                          A 30% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The rental balance is due 12 weeks ahead of your stay, together with a £250 security deposit, which we hold against major breakages/damage (not just the odd glass or two!). We refund this immediately after your stay.


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                          Location

                          130 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Rome - Fiumicino or Ciampino
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Castel Giorgio - 5 minutes
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Aquapendente 10 minutes
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Orvieto
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Orvieto
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          5 minutes
                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lake Bolsena or Tuscany coastline

                          Car: Necessary

                          Laguscello is 15 minutes from the medieval city of Orvieto and 10 minutes to lovely Lake Bolsena with its fish restaurants, beaches and water sports and to the amazing eroded city of Bagnoregio. It is 5 minutes from shops, bars and restaurants. Rome, Siena and Florence are within easy reach for a day out and there are fast, regular trains from Orvieto - Rome is just over an hour by rail and Florence an hour 30. The thermal springs at Saturnia are 40 minutes and it is 90 minutes to beaches on the west coast. All the must-sees of Tuscany and Umbria are within easy reach, including Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Arezzo....Viterbo is a 30 minute drive and the gardens of Villa Lante and Bomarzo are also close. There are wine and jazz festivals in the area, plenty of walks - including from right outside Laguscello's front door. Animals, birds, wild flowers in spring and fungi in autumn to look out for too. Etruscan tombs are in the woodland, just a few minutes walk from the house.

                          Golf: A new nine hole golf course at Aquapendente - 10 minute drive. Golf driving range five minute drive

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Jane & Peter live in East Sussex. Peter is a garden designer (so Laguscello's garden, although still quite 'young' is a highlight of the property). Jane runs a PR consultancy in London.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bolsena:
                          We had been looking to buy somewhere in Italy since we first holidayed here in the 1990s - in Tuscany and Umbria. We spent years searching for the perfect place and chose this part of Umbria for its convenience to Rome and Florence - as well as to some of Italy's most famous and most beautiful gardens. We fell in love with the ruin that was Laguscello and bought it after much soul searching - it was far too big, too derelict and too expensive! But such a breathtaking location.... and we could see it would be wonderful once restored. When we had almost finished the restoration, a local came up to us with tears in his eyes, shook our hands and thanked us for giving life back to the house he had been born in. We were so proud and happy....

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          As well as being such a beautiful house, Laguscello has to have one of the most stunning locations ever. Every other year it stands in a sea of sunflowers and it has panoramic views across open countryside to mountains in the distance. It is totally peaceful and private, yet just half a mile or so from the main road leading to Castel Giorgio one way and Orvieto the other, so you don't feel isolated. One of its other main attractions is its proximity to Bolsena lake, which is delightful - and rather like being by the sea, especially as the sun sets on a warm summer's evening. Above all, Laguscello is safe and welcoming - its enormous old walls seem protective of those inside somehow and you can really imagine it in centuries past when the animals lived on the ground floor with the farming families above.


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                          Photos

                          • Laguscello surrounded by  sea of sunflowers

                            Laguscello surrounded by sea of sunflowers

                          • Farmhouse - the huge master bedroom with balcony and traditional open fireplace

                            Farmhouse - the huge master bedroom with balcony and traditional open fireplace

                          • Farmhouse - bedroom 1's balcony. Perfect for coffee or nightcaps under the stars

                            Farmhouse - bedroom 1's balcony. Perfect for coffee or nightcaps under the stars

                          • Farmhouse - Bedroom 3 & 4 look similar and both have views over rolling fields

                            Farmhouse - Bedroom 3 & 4 look similar and both have views over rolling fields

                          • Farmhouse - Dining room from the kitchen

                            Farmhouse - Dining room from the kitchen

                          • Staircase

                            Staircase

                          • Pool looking through trees to the corner of the Little House

                            Pool looking through trees to the corner of the Little House

                          • Early morning mist looking at the Pergola with hammock from the Farmhouse

                            Early morning mist looking at the Pergola with hammock from the Farmhouse

                          • The imposing frontage of Laguscello basks in the evening sun

                            The imposing frontage of Laguscello basks in the evening sun

                          • Little House - kitchen.  Simple but stylish furnishings and fully equipped

                            Little House - kitchen. Simple but stylish furnishings and fully equipped

                          • Little House - large terrace with views on 3 sides and all day sunshine

                            Little House - large terrace with views on 3 sides and all day sunshine

                          • Little House - twin bedroom.  Also with its own door to the terrace.

                            Little House - twin bedroom. Also with its own door to the terrace.

                          • Laguscello's large pool has 12 loungers.  There's a pergola and trees for shade

                            Laguscello's large pool has 12 loungers. There's a pergola and trees for shade

                          • Farmhouse - master bedroom

                            Farmhouse - master bedroom

                          • Farmhouse - Bedroom 2, is the same size as the master bedroom

                            Farmhouse - Bedroom 2, is the same size as the master bedroom

                          • The Farmhouse lounge has 3 sofas, TV, desk and opens into the towering hall

                            The Farmhouse lounge has 3 sofas, TV, desk and opens into the towering hall

                          • Farmhouse - Dining room, games room and kitchen. The table seats 12 comfortably

                            Farmhouse - Dining room, games room and kitchen. The table seats 12 comfortably

                          • Laguscello's 12m x 8m pool overlooks fields - swallows dip for water as you swim

                            Laguscello's 12m x 8m pool overlooks fields - swallows dip for water as you swim

                          • Outdoor dining under a shady pergola.  The table  seats 12 and is locally made

                            Outdoor dining under a shady pergola. The table seats 12 and is locally made

                          • View from one of the windows

                            View from one of the windows

                          • Little house - entrance and terrace which doubles as a shady spot for dining

                            Little house - entrance and terrace which doubles as a shady spot for dining

                          • Little House - lounge with windows on two sides which get the evening sun

                            Little House - lounge with windows on two sides which get the evening sun

                          • The pretty main bedroom in the Little House with king size bed + door to terrace

                            The pretty main bedroom in the Little House with king size bed + door to terrace

                          • All 6 bathrooms at Laguscello are large and look much like this

                            All 6 bathrooms at Laguscello are large and look much like this

                          £1,500 - £3,150 per week (GBP)
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                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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