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Beautiful 15th Century Stone Farmhouse with Pool and Olive Grove - Laura (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Jun-2015
Medieval Stone Farmouse Outside Spoleto, Umbria, Italy - Superb Location, only 5km from the Centre of Spoleto

Perched on a hillside, overlooking the majestic hills of Valnerina, the sensuous landscape of Spoleto Valley, in full view of the romantic ruins of an ancient Lombard fortress, this fairytale 15th century country home is split into two charming units. Perfectly restored, using ancient materials, the property comes with all modern amenities. An 11 x 5m pool is set in a clearing in the olive grove, next to a flower-bedecked pergola and brass shower. Each unit has a private garden with patio/terrace with a view and has its own entrance. The short last section of the road leading to the house is unpaved ("strada bianca") , parking is just above the property or down by the pool-side. Flagstone steps lead down to the front entrance of the larger unit for 6 guests and further down to the entrance of the smaller unit for four guests. Guests may rent one unit or both. The whole place is an ideal place for two families, or simply a large group of friends.

Details for holiday apartment Laura (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

140sq.m on two levels. Several rooms have antique terracotta tile floors, made with original tiles found on the property and traditional chestnut wood beamed ceilings.

Dining room with its antique wooden table is for 10 guests, while the living room has a sofa, armchairs and a beautiful Umbrian fireplace.

Kitchen has ceramic tile floor, an open-fire grill and an original stone sink (both are decorative). Outside the kitchen there's a restored bread/pizza oven.

3 bedrooms, each with wooden floor. Two of them have queen beds and the third has twin beds. The first room has an ensuite bathroom (shower, wc, sink) and direct access to a beautiful private garden, offering truly breathtaking views, which has a marble dining table set under a grape pergola. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom (sink, wc). There is a main bathroom (shower, lion-claw tub, wc, sink, bidet). The bathrooms are in traditional style with ceramic floors.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool

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About the Owner

London-based Americans in love with Italy.

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Speaks English, Russian, Italian

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Beautiful property in unspoilt Italy

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Delightful property on a hillside outside Spoleto, the owners are extremely helpful and conscientious; the property is spotlessly kept to a very high standard, fully equipped and very tastefully furnished. The pool is blissfully peaceful and secluded, being accessed down the hill through scenic olive groves. We had a wonderful stay here and have no hesitation in recommending the property for a taste of Umbrian life.

Spoleto is an unspoilt and authentic Italian town, and the Appenines and national park are within easy reach to the East with spectacular scenery. To the west lies a softer countryside. The local winegrowing properties are well worth a visit, too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We had looked for a house in Central Italy for three years, searching high and low in Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche until we found this house and instantly fell in love with it,. We love Central Italy for its unique combination of great landscapes, history, culture, art, food and wine.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

In-house Umbrian cooking lessons are offered at extra cost.

Coast/Beach:

While most travellers come to Umbria for the fabled beauty of its landscape and incomparable art treasures, incurable beach-fleas can reach the Adriatic shore in about 1.5 hours. Lake Trasimeno (30 minutes by car) offers good bathing in fresh water and a chance to catch a few rays on the very spot where Hannibal defeated Roman legions in 217 BC.

Travel:

Perugia airport (under 50km) is served by Ryanair. Rome's airports are 100km. Spoleto (5km driving) has a railway station and can be easily reached by train from Fiumicino Airport in Rome. A car is however essential for exploring the beauty of the surrounding area.

Distances:

Spoleto is 5 km. Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Norcia, Trevi - all within 30 minutes driving time. Todi and Orvieto - 1 hour. Cortona - 1.5 hours. Siena - 2 hours. Florence - 2.5 hours

Further Details:

Beautiful Umbria is home to many historical and cultural jewels of Italy. Spoleto (home of the famous Spoleto Festival), Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Todi and Orvieto are just a few of the area's many attractions, while the nearby walled town of Norcia, home of Italy's best prosciutto, is considered one of the gastronomic centers of Italy. The beautiful Valnerina valley (http://www.valnerinaweb.com) and Monte Sibillini national park (http://www.sibillini.net) offer hiking, trekking, rock-climbing, white water rafting, mountain-biking, horse-back riding and other outdoor activities. Bazzano Inferiore, the site of the house, provides a charming glimpse into the days of old Italy. In Spoleto, however, guests may find cutting-edge art, excellent restaurants, shopping and even theatre and opera amidst medieval palazzos and Roman monuments. The area is justly famous for its olive oil, wine, and truffles, while carnivores will delight in the sublime taste of local Chianina beef and wild boar specialties. And, of course, Spoleto is the home of the world-famous Spoleto Festival held in June-July.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Deposits:for accidental damages (refunded).
    Laura: 500 euros.
    Olivia: 400 euros.
    The whole house 900 euros.
    Deposit is required at the arrival for accidental damages (refunded).
    Timing of payment: 30% booking; 70% payable 2 weeks before arrival (by bank transfer).

    Changeover Day:
    Arrival: Saturday 5pm - 7pm. Departure: Saturday 11am. Please note that the arrival is possible only at this time.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in euros, and include utilities and cleaning. Security deposit will be collected in cash on arrival and refunded upon departure.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The property is uniquely positioned on a hill and offers blissful seclusion and incredible views anywhere you look, yet it is only 5 minutes by car from the centre of Spoleto, which is one of the prettiest and liveliest hill towns in Central Italy.

Property Type

  • apartment

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating systems, Sky, WiFi, CD player/stereo, telephone line, washing machines, iron, fully equipped kitchens. For additional cost guests may request maid services, catered meals, and even Umbrian cooking lessons! Outside: The guests have private garden, terrace, patio for dinner al fresco, barbecue (for each apartment), sun chairs, tables with chairs and an ancient stone oven for pizza (larger apartment). Pool area with a pergola, shower, sun chairs. The 11m x 5m pool is open May-October (only for guests). Children are welcome, but pets are OK only in exceptional circumstances.

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