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Our two week stay in Umbria was everything we were seeking, from the charming converted mill to the many small hill towns we visited from this central location. With only two of us in this four bedroom/four bath house, we had more than enough room. Though, given the beautiful early fall weather, we spent much of our time outside. The home is as pictured ... clean, well equipped and sufficiently large to accommodate a small group. To be fair, the living space was on the tad small side, with comfortable seating for only two, but a large dining table sufficed given, as I said, we spent much of the time outside or visiting neighboring hill towns. The weather was on the warm side 25ish/80ish in the afternoons, but the lower level bedrooms remained cool such that a fan at night was more than adequate for comfortable sleeping, and the pool provided an occasional welcome respite. The kitchen, though small by American standards was adequate for evening meal preparation, and the availability of a dishwasher made cleanup a breeze. We especially appreciated the large back yard, the pool, and the views from the back patio. More than anything, it was the hospitality and availability of the owners, who reside on the property, that made our trip so enjoyable. Clearly, they respected our desire for privacy, while also be more than willing to engage socially as we deemed appropriate. Being multi-lingual, Alex was especially hopeful pointing out was we get take best advantage of our time in rural Italy. Charming Maurizia graced us with baked goods occasionally, hosted dinner toward the end of our stay, and delightful and engaging daughter Martina was an exceptionally charming playmate for my seventy year-old husband, who missed his grandchildren.
Contrary to what otherwise might have been said about others' experience, we found the host and hostess relaxed, gracious, accommodating, and flexible, and would have no hesitation recommending this property to our friends and family.
The view from the house is amazing, with gorgeous mountains, crazy cloud formations, and spectacular sunsets every day. The location is ideal for visiting many sights; Gubbio, Arezzo, and Montone were our favorites. The house is lovely and functional, although the bathrooms are somewhat basic. Our young children loved the farm (kittens!), and the owners are kind, intelligent, and friendly. They also speak English well. I think it is a perfect vacation place for a family. The photos definitely do not do it justice. :)