Villa Paola, Traditional Property with Modern Comforts and Great Views
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
PRIVATE STRUCTURE (ACCOMMODATION ONLY). Villa Paola, known by the name of Casale Margherita, as can be seen on the stone engraving at the front of the house, is an old residence immersed in the lush Umbrian countryside in a panoramic position whose origins can be traced back to the nineteenth century. Built entirely of stone, with a characteristic U-shaped plan, it was used by the old castle of Parrano as a lodge for travelers going to the castle and then later became a farmhouse, with pigsty and barn on the ground floor and the living quarters on the first floor. In 2000 it was acquired by the present owners who modified the original structure only minimally but furnished it, both inside and outside, with their own personal style, providing all the modern conveniences to satisfy the needs of clients of all ages. The geographical position of the villa, thanks to excellent road links, makes it the perfect departure point for visiting the famous centres of great historical and cultural interest in the vicinity, such as the Umbrian towns of Orvieto, Todi, Citta della Pieve, Assisi and Perugia and also the great art centres of nearby Tuscany, Siena and Florence. The property can be reached along a short dirt road about 40 m from the main road which, curving upwards, goes around the entire property and, after about a kilometre and a half, leads to the small village of Parrano where guests can find all necessities.
The house has two floors. The entrance, on the ground floor, leads directly into the dining room, connected on the right to the well-equipped kitchen and on the left to a large living room. The kitchen, with access to the porch outside, leads to the laundry, hobby room (with direct access to the inner courtyard), and a bathroom with shower. On the other side of the dining room, besides the living room, is a billiard room and a twin bedroom (with divisible bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower. The first floor, reached via a staircase from the billiard room, is composed of a study, double bedroom (with non-divisible bed) with ensuite bathroom with tub and 3 twin bedrooms (with single beds). Two bathrooms with shower complete this floor.
The property covers a total area of about one hectare, planted mainly with lawn alternating with terracotta-paved areas. The beautiful inner garden, looking out over with the valley of the Chiani and, in the distance, Castello di Carnaiola, is brightened by a rich assortment of trees such as olives and oaks, walnuts and almonds, by colourful flowers, mainly roses, and more fruit trees, apricot, peach and pomegranate, which guests are free to pick. In front of the French window of the kitchen is the porch covered in wisteria and jasmine which, furnished with tables and chairs next to a handy American gas cooker, a brick barbecue and wood oven, constitutes the ideal spot for alfresco meals in the company of friends. Those wishing just to relax can sit in the panoramic lounge, furnished with sofa, armchairs and umbrella, next to the kids’ play area with swing. Finally, at the back of the house, surrounded by the three sides of the villa is a spacious inner courtyard, covered with a well-kept lawn and accessible directly from the hobby room.
Open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday in October, the pool is south facing and enjoys excellent views over the valley. About 80 m from the villa, it is situated on the same level and can be reached across the lawn though an iron archway covered with roses. The rectangular-shaped pool, measuring 15 x 6 m with a depth varying from 1.2 to 2.5 m, is lined with PVC with a travertine border; access to the water is by Roman steps and diving board. There is lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding area and it has a chlorine purification plant. The ca. 200 sq m solarium area surrounding the pool is paved with travertine stone and is furnished with sunbeds, wooden benches and chairs. On one side is a wrought-iron gazebo surrounded by beautiful white roses and furnished with table and chairs. Completing the pool area is a cold water shower and a handy changing room.
Check in time: Saturday between 4:00 PM at 7:00 PM
Check out time: Within 10:00 AM
Security Deposit payment: Pay cash on arrival
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1).
- 5.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
Air conditioning in one of the bedrooms and in the Study at the first floor Satellite TV Sky decoder DVD player Stereo with CD player Home theatre WiFi internet fast connection Computer Telephone Fax Dishwasher Microwave Kettle American coffee machine Moka Toaster Food processor Professional machine for milkshakes Waste disposers grind American fridge Mixer Electric grill Babycot High chair Iron and ironing board Washing machine Dryer Hairdryer Games for kids Books and magazines Table games Ipod Billiard Soccer table Piano Videogame console Table tennis 3 mountain bike American gas kitchen Fix barbecue Wood oven Mosquito screens...morecollapse
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Winery Tours
Parrano is in a great central position with respect to interesting places: halfway between Lake Trasimeno and Lake Bolsena, halfway between Rome and Florence (130 km), close to Orvieto and 70 km from Perugia. It can be reached from Fabro Scalo (12 miles) along the SS71 road (Fabro exit on the A1) and from the railway station of Fabro-Ficulle on the Rome–Florence line and so has excellent transport links. Just get off the motorway or the train, and 8 km will take you through an untouched landscape of green hills, cultivated fields and old farmhouses to the beautiful and picturesque old town centre with its majestic castle. ...morecollapse
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12/22/2012 to 01/05/2013 Euro 3.040,00 01/05/2013 to 05/04/2013 Euro 2.465,00 05/04/2013 to 06/01/2013 Euro 2.653,00 06/01/2013 to 06/29/2013 Euro 3.117,00 06/29/2013 to 08/24/2013 Euro 3.932,00 08/24/2013 to 09/28/2013 Euro 3.117,00 09/28/2013 to 12/21/2013 Euro 2.465,00 12/21/2013 to 01/04/2014 Euro 3.117,00.Security deposit: € 700.00
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- Nearest Airport: Perugia 60 km, Firenze 162 km, Roma 187 km, at 187 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Fabro - Ficulle 7 km at 7 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: A1 exit Fabro at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Montalto di Castro 94km, Marina di Orbetello 132km at 132 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Parrano 1,6 km, Fabro 9 km at 9 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Parrano 1,6 km, Fabro 9 km at 9 Kilometres
Bathroom with shower
Bathroom with tub
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