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Tuscany/Umbria Private pool, walking distance to town, A/C & free wine tasting



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Spring 2016 in beautiful Umbria


The external stone staircase takes you directly to the first (and only) floor of the property. From the entrance there is direct access to the large living room with dining room and an additional living room, with comfortable sofa’s, satellite TV and a large fireplace. On the left there is a well equipped kitchen. In front of the main entrance there is a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and shower, whilst on the right there is the remaining of the night area, with 2 twin rooms and bathroom with shower and the laundry room.


The park surrounds the house, and is in part cultivated with lawn. The park extends to about 1500 m². There is also on site parking.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is rectangular and measures 5 x 10 m, its depth varies from 1,20 to 1,40 m. It is surrounded in lawn, plants and umbrellas which provide a pleasant shaded area by the pool, and external showers. The pool, totally fenced, is at guests disposal from the last saturday of April till the first Saturday of October.

Property Features

• air conditioning

• HI-FI system with CD reader

• internet wireless fast connection

• dishwasher

• toaster

• microwave

• stone barbecue

• satellite TV

• DVD player

• washing machine

• iron and ironing board

• hair dryers

• moka

• American coffee maker

• mountain bike

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Murogrosso is a wine cellar, with a selective production of fine wines ... qualified and courteous staff of winemakers and sommeliers will welcome you to taste the secrets of the traditional "barriques".

Mario Soldati * (1906-1999) : " The nobility of wine: is not a detached or abstract subject, that can be judged by drinking a glass, or two, or three, of a bottle that derives from a place where we’ve never been.

What do our senses tell us, when sipping a wine produced in place, in a landscape that we’ve never seen, a land where we’ve never stood, and people we’ve never looked in the eye, or shaken their hands? Little, very little . ...... You should go to wine, not that the wine comes to you. "

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bellissimo Podere nella campagna umbra”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed today for a stay in June 2014 NEW

Bellissimo Podere in mezzo alla campagna per dei soggiorni di assoluto relax. La casa e' grande e ben curata e grazie alla piscina (viene pulita ogni giorno!!) sono anche le gionate piu calde di puro piacere.

I dintorni offrono agli amanti della cultura molte possibilita' di escursioni interessanti.

Noi ci ritorneremo quest'anno per la terza volta consecutiva

Traveling group: Compagno/a

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
May 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The property has fabulous views from all angles. The pool is very private and the views of the surroundings while swimming are lovely. The house is located on a hill which made the views spectacular.

We were very welcome by Debora and Margherita who kindly brought us a delicious cake during her visit. We had the chance to meet the owner who was a charming gentleman. They were all very attentive to our needs and very responsive.

The house was very comfortable and well- equipped. It is close to Fabro Scalo which has shopping facilities, a few bars and restaurants. Definitely no need to travel far to eat out and have a drink with the locals.

I would recommend to friends. We had a really wonderful two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa, fantastic location &well looked after

  • 5 of 5

. The listing of the property was accurate.

. The property was spotless when we arrived.

. We were made to feel at home and well looked after by the managers of the property Margherita and Debora. Leading up to our holiday Margherita was of great help in coordinating our arrival and suggesting ideas for our stay. During the holiday she also dropped in with some local baked goods! As we opted to get the train to Fabro rather than drive we needed to get from the station to the house (apx. 2km). We were planning on getting a taxi from the station but instead Debora picked us up and even took us to the local supermarket to stock up on food! On our day of departure Debora again ferried us to the station which was much appreciated. The owner of the property also made us feel welcome when he dropped in briefly to say hello on the Friday. Overall the level of customer service was exceptional.

. Without a car we could not travel especially far locally. However due to the property's location between Rome and Florence we were able to make the short (apx 20min) walk into Fabro to the train station and take the train (apx 2 hours) either way to each of these fascinating cities. A much anticipated highlight was the wine tasting which was again arranged at our convenience. This consisted of a tour of a local winery by its manager, which was patiently translated by Debora. This was followed by tasting of the wine and snacks. We tried three different bottles, and were gifted anything we didn't drink to take away. The only local restaurant which we had time to get to was the Ristoranti Fabro La Locanda di Desideria. This was located on the hill opposite the house (apx 25 mins walk). The food was delicious and the owner was again friendly and welcoming. Much of the rest of our time was spent at the property eating, drinking, swimming and sun bathing.

. Overall the holiday was very relaxing in a large part due to the competence and help of our hosts. I would thoroughly recommend the experience to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa for our family of five, can't say how much we enjoyed our two week stay! The villa has amazing views and only a few minutes drive into a lovely town where there is access to shops and cafés. The house is spotless, very spacious and bright, everything you can think of is provided, even toys and bikes. Lazy days spent relaxing by the pool, and BBQs in the evening under the covered terrace, sipping wine and enjoying the sunset. Many beautiful hilltop towns to explore in the area.

Margherita is a fantastic host, she was so helpful with our booking and give us lots of ideas to make our stay even better.

Highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing house in Umbria.

  • 5 of 5

The house enjoys some great views and is in a very peaceful and quiet location. Not for everyone, but we loved it! All the rooms in the house are large and airy; simply furnished but of very good quality. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge is a decent size – large enough for both food and drinks (which is not often the case in other houses). There was a new washing machine as well. Very comfortable beds & good crisp linen. The pool is lovely – really good size, was cleaned every morning; good quality pool furniture & a few toys available. We also really appreciated the pool/outside towels that are provided for guests’ use.

Booking through Margherita was very easy and our questions before our visit were answered quickly. During our stay, she visited us mid-week to check that everything was all ok – and the house owner also called in as he happened to be in the area. Both were delightful, welcoming and friendly, as was Deborah who checked us in on arrival & out again when we left. The house is extremely well maintained, very clean and we got the feeling that the owner & manager had gone to great lengths to make our stay trouble-free. We were impressed with the large fruit basket & basics (bread, pasta, milk, water, jam etc.) plus a couple of bottles of wine which we found on our arrival.

There is a reasonably large Coop in town which had everything we needed - it’s within walking distance, but it was so hot that we went everywhere by car! The town has a chemist, gelateria, pizzeria and we even met the local mechanic, Roberto, who helped us out with a flat tyre. Further afield Orvieto, Sienna and Assisi are within easy driving distance, and we loved visiting Citta della Pieve which is only 20 minutes away. Margherita is very helpful in suggesting places to see & go if you run out of ideas; we also really enjoyed having a couple of days just relaxing by the pool doing nothing.

The wine from Murogrosso is delicious! We had some shipped back to us in the UK. It arrived about 5 days after our return and is every bit as lovely here as it was in Italy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castiglione del Lago

Your own piece of Umbria

  • 3 of 5

In idyllic private spot close to all amenities. 5 minutes in car from fabro. Villa is well equipped for self catering family . Good base to explore the region. Warm welcome from owner and property manager .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine du 20 au 27 aout 2016 dans cette magnifique propriété, loin de l'agitation des grandes villes et du littoral mais tout de même très accessible car très proche de l'échangeur d'autoroute (5min en voiture) ou de la gare (2min en voiture ou 15min à pieds). La maison, superbe, toute en pierres et couverte de vigne vierge est très ancienne mais superbement restaurée avec beaucoup de goût. Le confort est total tout en gardant un caractère très authentique. Plafonds hauts, poutres apparentes, pergolas, climatisation dans toutes les pièces, superbe piscine entretenue chaque jour, 4 VTT, un terrain dont les limites sont à perte de vue dans la colline, que demander de plus, un vrai paradis ! Tranquillité assurée, mais très proche de toutes les commodités (centre ville où on trouve de tout à 2min de voiture et 10min à pieds). Pérouse, Sienne, Orvieto, Assise et toute l'Ombrie (magnifique) et même Rome sont ainsi accessibles rapidement. La villa est immergée dans une propriété agricole et viticole de plusieurs hectares, le vin qui y est produit et que l'on peut déguster et acheter un peu plus loin est délicieux. Que dire de nos hôtes qui organisent l'arrivée et le départ ? Margherita, Debora ainsi que le propriétaire du domaine sont charmants, disponibles et accueillants. Petit resto (La Locanda dei Desideri) dans un château médiéval à 1 minute de la maison en voiture : délicieux avec truffes et cèpes en quantité pour un prix plus que raisonnable... En bref : à recommander vivement !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The villa is in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, part of the property which provides high quality wines, produced in the cellar with the possibility of visits and tastings. Murogrosso is the perfect starting point for day trips thanks to its strategic location whether in the search of wellness and cusine, such as thermal waters and truffles, or sightseeing to major cities such as Orvieto, Assisi and even Florence or Rome. Podere Marone can also be easily reached by those who do not have a car, being just a short walk (1,500 m) from the station of Fabro – Ficulle which is on the main line Rome - Florence. All Regionals trains stop at Fabro - Ficulle; The travelling time is about 01:35 hours from Rome Termini and 1.55 hours from Florence S.M. Novella. The Regional Trains are of average frequency, whereas the fast trains that run between Rome and Florence are about every 2 hours. Hiring a car is essential for those who wish to visit the surrounding areas. Podere Marone is proud to announce a favorable agreement with the car rental company called Picchio & Stella located at only 400m from the Station who have a good selection of vehicles of all sizes. It is highly recommended that should you wish to book a vehicle through Podere Marone, that you send a request at the same time as the reservation and your chosen vehicle will be delivered to the station at the confirmed time of arrival.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Fabro at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Fabro at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fabro at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tyrrhenian Sea at 90 Kilometres Car: necessary

Fabro is located at the centre of a very interesting area of western Umbria and southern Tuscany, an area rich of historic buildings, old villages and towns, art treasuries, panoramic itineraries.

In not more than one hour of travel it’s possible to reach by car a number of famous sites: Such as the famous Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza (Tuscany) not to mention some small old villages that are worth visiting for having saved their ancient structure and characteristic rural atmosphere. Among them let’s mention Parrano (8 km), Monteleone d’Orvieto (8 km), San Casciano dei Bagni (22 km). On the road for Parrano, at 4 km from Podere Marone, there is a spring of warm sulphur water, which has been recently conveyed to a small pool, where is possible to bathe. This site, which is known as “Tane del Diavolo”, is also interesting for some underground caves that were inhabited in prehistoric times. A well-organized centre for thermal baths is located at San Casciano dei Bagni.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price includes
gas for kitchen use
initial and final cleaning
weekly linen
Wifi Internet
The price does not include:
electricity (A/C on consumption)
extra cleaning when animals are present (€50,00/animal/ week)
tourism tax (where applicable).
On request
extra cleaning (€12,00/hour/cleaner)
extra linen (€12,00 per person)
heating (on consumption)
firewood (€20,00/100kg)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Podere Marone and the Mediterranean diet The Mediterranean diet is progressively attracting worldwide interest for its proven value in maintaining optimum physical conditions and natural defences towards common diseases. It is based, as is known, on the prevailing consumption of vegetables, proteins, olive oil, lean meats. The Azienda Agricola Murogrosso offers guests of Podere Marone, extra virgin olive oil and a few bottles of wine of our own production. From the end of May to early June, guests can also enjoy fruits such as cherries and plums from our trees. We also give guests the possibility of free collection of our vegetable garden products: you will find, according to the seasonal period, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, courgettes, strawberries, celery, fennel, spinach, salad. The natural cultivation in open fields, rather than in a greenhouse and the absence of forced irrigation, to increase the volume and weight of products, and switching quickly from the garden to the kitchen give these vegetables flavour and taste significantly different from products purchased in supermarkets, as you can immediately detect from your the first experience. Interested visitors will be accompanied in the garden and educated about the choices, method of sampling and the first treatment of the different vegetables. Those who wish to know the most appropriate cooking procedures and preparation of various dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine and the most suitable condiments will receive the friendly help of a member of staff.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 30 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, ensuite
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, divisible beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom
  • Please note that on request beds can be put together to form a double.


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • This property is part of a wine producing company which would be more than happy to take you on wine tours through the vines, and not to mention into the splendid wine cellar where you can indulge in different wine tasting. Please feel free to ask for further information.

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