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Property

Updated: 24-Aug-2016
Villa in Civitella del Lago, Lake Corbara, Umbria - Stunning Views Overlooking Lake And Olive Groves

Large porch and terrace with views overlooking lake Corbara, Orvieto and the Tiber valley. A secluded yet majestic property located in the heart of the Umbrian countryside .. Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets as you relax in the evening. Nearby characteristic medieval villages, a step back in time. Barbecue, pizza-oven, fridge, night-lighting and bar by pool. A secluded haven overlooking unspoilt Umbrian countryside, amidst olive groves and vineyards . Some of the the best food in the world. Lake Corbara is an excellent location from which to explore the best of Italy. Day trips to Rome, Florence, Perugia or Assisi by train or car, or simply explore nearby Orvieto's famous cathedral, and Todi, rated as the best city in the world. Services available: cook , driver, cleaner, babysitter, childrens activities, horse riding. Tailored stays can be arranged. Weddings etc.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

For 15 years my husband and I lived with our large family at Podere Antico. The villa itself was built my American husband himself.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for a villa. To sit on the spacious veranda watching the sun setting over distant mountains, with the sky reflected in the lake and a glass of the local Orvieto Classico in hand was an unforgettable experience. Add to the setting a well laid-out villa with child-friendly entertainments laid on (including table tennis and table football) and a spectacularly situated pool with its own fridge and bar, and there is the recipe for a wonderful holiday.

Richard and Jennifer Harvey.

The ice-making fridge was a great asset, dishwasher design was so very advanced that it took us rather a long time to learn how to take advantage of its great capability!

We had the most fantastic time thank you, I can understand why you dont want to come back to England - who would when you have the most amazing views - it is an every changing landscape from the pool and I could lay there for days and not get bored, it was Katie and my idea of heaven Thank you.
Apr 2005
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9 Reviews

4.3
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic villa with wonderful views from the pool at the top of the hill and, indeed, from the house terrace for lovely sunsets.

There's everything you need here for the most relaxing stay deep in the Umbrian countryside away from the main tourist trails, though they're within short drives as and when you want them.

The fridge/freezer is huge, the industrial dishwasher is a boon and the wifi is rock solid. Samantha is a wonderful host and is right there at the end of the phone to answer any requests.

We (a three-generation party of nine) enjoyed our time at Il Vecchio Poggio immensely and don't hesitate to recommend it to one and all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing views and pool, and fantastic space

  • 4 of 5

The location and views are breathtaking. The pool is fantastic. The interiors are rustic and a little tired in places but overall a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A wonderful slightly Bohemian villa, set in beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

There were 9 of us, spanning 3 generations sharing this wonderful villa set high on the hillside in extensive olive groves. The view was stunning, the house comfortable, the water for showers hot, the commercial style dishwasher a real boon and a good large fridge/freezer helped us stock up so that we didn't need to worry too much about shopping. The pool was set up steep steps above the house but once you were up there, it was a decent size with a slide which the children enjoyed and under a shaded area, there was a fridge for cold drinks. The children went feral, and disappeared around the grounds collecting insects and devising all sorts of mysterious games. Samantha was friendly and helpful and kindly gave the children pony rides which was a real bonus.

If you want to get away from the crowds, the noise, traffic and pollution, you have found your perfect retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Rural retreat

  • 3 of 5

This villa is tucked away in the hillside in Umbria. Built in traditional timber and stone, good size rooms and furnished in a comfortable and homely way. We were a party of 10 adults, which is probably the realistic maximum capacity for bathrooms etc.

Views over the lake below and the countryside are stunning. With the pool on an upper level, this is a villa to while away the hours in the sun, swimming etc. there are plenty of hilltop towns and villages to explore, but be warned: this is a very quiet unspoiled part of Italy, and not somewhere for anyone seeking the bright lights.

Peaceful, restful, authentic place to recharge batteries.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

One of a kind!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing Villa!

Set on a hillside with some of the most breathtaking views of Umbria I have ever seen. Our host Samantha was there to greet us and show us around and give us the low down on the local area (which is incredible).

The Villa is beautiful and very well kept with everything you would need and more...it is set in the most stunning grounds with panoramic views from every room. The pool is set up from the villa and was very clean and well kept and even had its own private bar!

We stayed with another couple and had 6 kids in tow from 1 to 7 and could not have asked for a better stay.

I would highly recommend this to anyone, we had an unforgettable stay and will be back as often as we can...we have also recommended to other of our friends who have also been bowled over by this very special place.

The local wine and food are some of the best we have had in Italy!

The whole package of this Villa in its idilic setting, the amazing pool, the views, even the smell of the many olive trees and lavender growing all around it makes it one of the best holidays we have had. Next time we will definitely be staying for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

So beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

So beautiful place! So beautiful house in excellent position, and very cozy! It is very Italian with a large number of lovely things. Upstairs pool is really wonderful with pretty pergola. View from downstairs terrace is magnificent, but from the pool terrace is stunning. We had daily unforgettable sunset show there. Equipment of bathrooms and kitchen is very good. My wife is a chef and she can estimate it. Water pressure and temperature were always good and stable.

When I talk about this wonderful corner of Italy, I always want to use Italian superlative degrees "...issimo". It concerns everything: the nature, food, architecture, people… Every inch of the road we passed by traveling through the neighborhood was so picturesque. And it’s situated away from the tourist crowds. If you like to relax and admire the scenery, this is your place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

From the Owner

We discovered this retreat immersed in Nature in 1982 and to this day it has remained as it was, a unique spot overlooking the lake, the local villages and inhabitants as they were. In an area in the heart of Umbria untouched by tourism and the changing in times as other places in Italy, despite the fact that local towns are famous historically for their art and culture, as well as for contemporary arts such as the Umbria jazz. Only an hour from Rome or Florence famous for its simple but finest foods, game, tartufo, not forgetting the top wines and finest oil.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia / Rome at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Civitella del Lago at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Civitavecchia at 100 Kilometres Nearest Train : Orvieto at 14 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Orvieto at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : IL Casasnova at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : Mont'Amiata at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Montalto di Castro at 100 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Personalized riding cooking pottery courses available. Large outdoor porch, games area with table tennis and fussball. Play area Cleaner, cook driver available on demand. Structured activites for children, italian cooking, art, pottery, pony games in caralle, pony care, italian lessons at all levels

Coast/Beach:

One and a half hours to the coast Argentaria Porto San Stefano and ferry to Isola del Giglio.

Travel:

Rome airport one and a half hours, Pisa two and a half hours.

Distances:

Civitella del Lago, a historical medieval very traditional village lies two kilometres to the right and Montecchio another medieval village lies to kilometres to the left. These villages have butcher, groceries, post office etc. There is a bank in Montecchio. Market in Montecchio on Friday and Civitella Monday.

Further Details:

Famous Vissani restaurant lies 10 min. away on Lake Corbara, Trippini restaurant in Civitella del Lago. Il Corno Rosso 10 min away. Great fish restaurant I Gelsi. Orvieto 14 kilometres full of restaurants and attractions. Market Saturday morning and Thursday morning. Todi 14kms in opposite direction. 'The Umbria', great restaurant.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
October-December
18 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Christmas New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
£1,950
 
 
January- March
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
Easter
13 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
April - May
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
£1,500
 
 
May - June
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
July-September
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
October -December
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
From
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Discount out of peak season for smaller groups. Returnable deposit, against damages of £250 sterling. Payment 6 weeks before stay. Childrens activities, italian lessons, childcare on arrangement. Characterisitic independance available on reuest at extra cost, sleeps three to six one double room, one single room, bathroom, kitchen sittingroom, pujll out double bed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover flexible. Second week of July till last week August Sat to Sat exceptions might be considered.

Returnable deposit of 250 pounds sterling paid at booking. Full reny due 6 weeks before beginning of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The property is unique in the space it offers for wining and dining in company on the grandiose outside porch. Its majestic fireplace or luxurious marble pool with bold slide. It has breathtaking panorama unforgettable sunsets and total reclusion, a retreat immersed in the National Park, yet so close to the most stimulating and exciting artistic and cultural locations.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Upstairs bathroom, large cast iron bath, bidet and wc. Downstairs shower and W.C. Third bathroom, beautiful travertine marble en-suite bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed, French doors onto terrace, bedroom 2 double bed, bedroom ,3 double bed on suite bathroom with extra single bed, french doors onto porch, bedroom 4 bunkbeds and double bed, French doors onto porch. Beds can be re-arranged on demand.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Play area available for children. Characterisitic independance available on reuest at extra cost, sleeps three to six one double room, one single room, bathroom, kitchen sittingroom, pujll out double bed.Perfect location for family holidays, child orientated with numerous activites, slide in pool, toys, books, games available. Great for business holidays, good internet access, wifi, peaceful surroundings, plenty of space for outside wining and dining. Top restaurants such as Vissani, famous wine groves and cellars like Barberani and Lungarotti. Retreat for couples , complete seclusion and privacy, unique surroundings, local villages a step in the past, local towns bursting with art and history. Outside: Endless walks in woods and National park, behind property and surrounding hills. Outdoor furniture available on terrace porch and around pool. Long 13m x 5m panoramic private pool for luxurious laps. Pony rides, pony games, horseriding, trekking, structured activities for children. Utility Room: Wifi internet access Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen, towels available in cupboards. Maid service and cleaning available on request. Other: 13 metre pool for luxurious laps!

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