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Beautifully restored 5 bedroom farmhouse, exquisite views and every comfort



Updated: 18-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Settled in the heart of the Umbrian hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and sunflower fields, La Selva is a beautifully restored 14th century farmhouse with every comfort and modern amenity.

The main house comprises of master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, 3 guest double bedrooms, children’s bedroom with 3 single beds (one on a mezzanine) and 2 bathrooms on the top floor; on the ground floor, a large, eat-in country kitchen, a den, additional full bathroom, 2 dining rooms, and an enormous living room that looks out to the exquisite view of hills, valleys and distant mountains.

The converted barn is equipped with a huge family room incorporating a living room area, gym corner with weights and elliptical trainer, table tennis, a large mezzanine with TV/DVD and a full bathroom.

In addition to the oversized infinity pool is a hot-tub in the shade of a giant oak tree from where one can enjoy, year-round, the ever-changing panorama. The paved deck area between the two buildings is naturally shaded by trees so one can enjoy eating 'al fresco' even on the hottest days.

A special barbecue area, equipped with a huge wooden “picnic table” and benches enables guests to enjoy the typical local cooking tradition while watching the sun-set.

La Selva is close to famous tourist destinations such as Spoleto, Montefalco, Assisi, Perugia and Todi as well as many beautiful historical villages that each offer their own individual character. There are supermarkets, farmer’s markets, butchers and bakeries very close by as well as wonderful, authentic Umbrian restaurants.

The house is cleaned once a week and, if desired, the caretaker’s wife prepares home-made bread, collects the fresh eggs , and will keep the guests supplied with a constant variety of vegetables grown from the garden on the property. She can also clean, do laundry and prepare simple meals. These services must be requested and are charged additionally.

La Selva is a haven of beauty and tranquility from where the only sounds you will hear are those of the tractors in the fields, dogs barking in the distance or cicadas hailing the arrival of evening. While it offers a view from every point of the house, you enjoy total privacy and the sensation of being alone and at one with the beauty of the natural surroundings.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Fiorenza Scholey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Lovely farmhouse with a lot of space and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The house surpassed our expectations. The house was very spacious for two large families and the poolhouse was perfect for kids to play around when it was too warm to stay in the sun. The furnishings and interior was functional and with very good taste decorated. Also the kitchen was well equipped. We loved the swimmingpool area, pool was large and deep enough, and the jacuzzi was nice.

The surrounding with the garden, all the vegetables and fruit trees were fantastic.

Thomas was very helpful, he prepared to us a fabulous dinner one night and he also arranged visits to a vineyard and olive oil factory which were very interesting.

The only small surprise for us was that the housekeeper(s) was actually staying at the poolhouse during our stay. In a way it was convenient when we needed some help, but maybe it would be good to inform guests about that. They where very unobtrusive, so in that way it did not in anyway disturb us.

We really enjoyed our stay, and I think all of us will recommend your lovely property to our friends who plan a trip to Italy. We certainly would like to come back to your lovely house if we plan a new trip to Italy.

Thank you for letting us stay at your house.

Kind regards,


  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review - and I am happy that our home provides as much pleasure to others as to us. I mistakenly thought the presence of the housekeeper was in the descriptions, but I appreciate your comments and we will in fact change the arrangements to have them stay off the property in future, while still being available during the day for any help when required. It would be a pleasure to have you return to La Selva!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia or Rome at 200 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bruna at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Spoleto at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Locanda Rovicciano at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High season
1 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,264.37
Cleaning £337.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 600 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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