|Space||968 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Lovely two-storey farmhouse half in the countryside, surrounded by approximately 9000 sqm of land with olive trees, vines, fruit trees and a large vegetable garden, directly beneath the imposing Etruscan Orvieto. The house was renovated in 2010 and is functional and comfortable with restored furniture from the family collection. The owner's family lives in a separate building on the property; cats, dogs and chickens are also housed in the property. In the valley below Orvieto and about 1.2 km from the house the A1 motorway and the railway Milan-Rome-Naples runs.
The house is an ideal base for sightseeing in Umbria, southern Tuscany and Rome is easy to reach in an hour of driving or using public transport. Parking in the enclosed grounds.
House equipment: Private Entrance, Heating, Mosquito Net, Tiled Marble floor, Seating Area, Sofa, Fireplace, Radio, Video, flat-screen TV, clothes rack, dining area, dining table, kitchen, electric kettle, kitchen utensils, oven, toaster, Washing Machine, refrigerator, dishwasher, Clothes Dryer, sleeping rooms, Wardrobe, Desk, bedding, Iron, shower, bidet, towels, cleaning products. Wifi Internet only in some rooms.
Languages spoken: english, french and german.
This is one of those places that you just cannot say enough good things about. We are a family of four and this house accommodated us perfectly. The kitchen was large enough to actually cook in; there was a dishwasher, a washing machine and a nice sized refrigerator. The proprietors were extremely friendly and even invited us to help ourselves to the vegetable garden. Just outside of the walls of the old town of Orvieto, there was parking and quiet nights. I recommend this location highly.
On our visit to Umbria after Rome and the beautiful little town of Orvieto, we lucked out by finding this cottage for a 4 night stay and hated to leave! It is a newly built and thoughtfully furnished and well-equipped, neat as a pen, and very clean. It is filled with art by the owner's father and in a separate, stand-alone building near their home in the country right outside of Orvietto. You can see up to part of the town from their property, and it takes just minutes to drive to the parking lot and then take the elevator or escalator is up to the town (walkable in the daylight). The cottage is comfortable and nicely furnished with everything you could want including TV, stereo, and fireplace! The two bedrooms, one with a queen and one with the single bed, share one very nice large bathroom. I hate to make any complaint about this lovely property, but the queen bed was rather hard, at least for my taste. Nothing a foam mattress topper couldn't fix! I also recommend a side table between the sofa and the sitting chair. Although we arrived much later than planned and inconvenienced the owner, she could not have been more gracious and accommodating and helpful! Even brought us fresh pasta sauce and fresh eggs and their own wine. We went on from Orvieto to Spoleto and Assisi visiting many hill towns along the way, but this was by far our favorite accommodation and our favorite town. I also forgot to mention that we were there for the October earthquakes which fortunately did not cause any deaths like in August but quite a bit of damage in nearby town in the mountains region not far from where we were visiting! But we Californians are tough. Thank you Allesandra and Luigi!
A warm welcome, gracious hosts and an unforgettable three weeks in this beautiful county house provided for a wonderful holiday. Not only is the house well equipped for your everyday needs, but appointed with great attention to detail. Fresh eggs, produce and an invitation to the grape harvesting activities were just some of the highlights. The kindness, helpful directions, and the many sight-seeing suggestions we received from Alessandra gave us an experience we will always cherish. The description, photos and details of this property was everything and more we expected.
We had a very relaxing 10-day stay here. Alessandra and Pierluigi went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The house is pristine and has all the modern comforts, including cable tv, wi-fi, dishwasher and washing machine. It also has air conditioning though we didn't use it because the inside stays very cool. Screens on all of the windows were an unexpected surprise. We cannot imagine a better place to stay in Umbria and hope to return often.
Lovely property and the owners were very hospitable. This is a great place to stay and visit surrounding areas or to just stay at the farm and basque in the peacefulness and beauty of Mother Nature. Everything we needed was provided. Would love to stay again some time.
Lovely, comfortable, clean house, with interesting original artwork, classical music CDs to play, good sized TV, comfortable sofa and armchair and well appointed kitchen and dining room that has everything you need. There are well fitted mosquito screens at all windows.
The bathroom was spotless with a large shower, but be careful of any water on floor - tiles are very slippery. Soap, hairdryer, towels provided.
The large double bed was very comfortable. A smaller bedroom had two beds but I couldn't see anywhere to put clothes. The house was perfect for the two of us and we loved it!
There is a relaxed west facing large garden with chickens - which very generously provide eggs for the guests. We had the best omelette ever! The owner is happy for you to wander around and you can meet her dog and cats.
A 4 minute drive takes you to the car park at Orvieto where there is a lift or escalator up to the town.
But it is the owner, Alessandra, who makes the stay so very enjoyable. She is friendly and helpful in a non-intrusive way and very kind. She made a restaurant reservation for us, gave us advice, left us her homemade fresh tomato sauce and pasta - which was so appreciated on our first evening. She offered to meet us at the exit from the motorway as the house is tucked away under the ramparts of Orvieto, but we followed the sat nav and arrived without problems.
A wonderful, relaxing holiday experience - thank you Alessandra and Pierluigi.
Marie and Ian, London.
Orvieto, Bolsena Lake, Trasimeno Lake, Rome, Viterbo, Florence, Perugia, Assisi.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$217.89|
|Final cleaning fee||$54.47|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.