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Family-friendly country house for holidays Podere La Vigna

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two-story farmhouse with two bedrooms and one bathroom

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.

More Details

Pierluigi e Alessandra
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


Orvieto Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Family-friendly country house for holidays Podere La Vigna
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Frome, United Kingdom

Simply Fantastic - Beautiful House, Lovely Location and Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Where do you start when something is this good? The house is an attractive semi detached converted farmhouse in the owner's picturesque smallholding on the outskirts of the small town of Orvieto. This is quite simply one of the best places we've ever stayed in and we really didn’t want to leave and come home.

The house is good looking from outside, but the inside is truly special. This was Alessandra’s and Pierluigi’s family home before they built and moved into the adjacent property which is also on the smallholding, and the love and care that has been put into the place shows. It is a beautiful home and was a privilege to stay here.

Alessandra and Pierluigi are fantastic hosts who are warm, friendly, welcoming and a fountain of knowledge of things to see and do, they could not have been more helpful. Add to that the wonderful welcoming touches such as fresh eggs from their free range chickens, fruit and vegetables grown on site, a simple selection of cooking ingredients in stock like salt, pepper, olive oil and herbs, some pasta and a jar of Alessandra’s wonderful homemade tomato sauce and we felt right at home straight away.

As a base to explore the region, this is superbly placed but note you do need a car to make the most of it as there are many local towns worth visiting. The main car park for Orvieto, the railway station, the local supermarkets, and the autostrada if heading further afield, are all with in 5 to 10 minutes drive. Situated on the southern border of Umbria, it is easy to explore this region and that of Tuscany to the north, or to visit Rome which we did by train for a day trip. We did have a day out to the seaside as well which took about an hour and a half to get to so it is doable.

This place is superb for families of all ages. It is also ideal for couples who want to explore the region, irrespective of the time of year. We certainly intend to come back to this wonderful place.

Grazie mille, Alessandra e Pierluigi!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Alessandra could not have been more kind and helpful. Bringing us fresh eggs and produce from the grounds was a nice touch. Very convienient location. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodi and John were very nice guests, they left the apartment in order and clean. We could only recommended them to all. We really hope to host them soon again.
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Fabulous Italian home

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with this farm house and Orvieto as our home base. Allesandra and Perluigi were the perfect hosts, bringing us fresh eggs, fruit and jam and allowing us free range of the farm and its bounty. It really exceeded our expectations, which were already high based on previous reviews. Under any circumstances, this is a wonderful home, but with a 3-year old it was perfect. He loved eating tomatoes off the vine, "driving" the tractor and checking on the chickens. We could be in town in quickly for a meal or shopping, but also easily drive to any number of charming hilltop or lake beach towns in under an hour. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Words fail us to thank for such a warm comments! It was really a pleasure knowing you and your wonderful family. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. It was so amazing to see the adorable Jona walking around without shoes full of curiosity! Thank you for the absolutely respect you had for the house and the environment, you are really the perfect guest. We really hope to see you again. We wish you and all the family all the best. Thank you for choosing us! Alessandra, Pierluigi e Piergiuseppe
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This place is one of the most perfect to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely cottage and owners!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne thank you so much for your kind warm words. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we would happily have you back. You are really perfect guests, discreet and respectful of the property. Thank you for the time you dedicated to us, we will make good use of your details in order to make future stay more enjoyable. We wish you all the best and hope that in your programs there is still a trip here. A presto Alessandra e Pierluigi
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Beautiful country home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Rick You will be our unforgettable guests! It was a great pleasure knowing you, so kind, polite and friendly, I loved our pleasant coffee-conversations. Thank you for participating to our life and being so cooperative and open to dialogue. You are the guests everybody would host, definitely respectful. Thank you again for the time you dedicated to us. Please, come again!
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Nearest Airport
147 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Ski
78 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Orvieto, Bolsena Lake, Trasimeno Lake, Rome, Viterbo, Florence, Perugia, Assisi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.89
Refundable Damage Deposit $235.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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