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Detached House With Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Oct-2016
Secluded House Set In Olive Groves With Stunning Views Over The Vale Of Spoleto

The house lies above the village of Pigge (midway between Trevi and Spoleto) and offers stunning views across the valley to Montefalco beyond. Secluded nooks and shady corners abound and below the large terrace, from where sunsets can be watched over a glass of red wine, the new swimming pool (12 by 4 meters) waits among the olive trees, romantically approached by a curving flight of stone steps. All the rooms in the main part of the house and the guest room are light and spacious and have been tastefully furnished and decorated. Beyond the house there are paths and tracks leading in every direction and the surrounding woods and groves are full of wildlife. Excellent restaurants serving local food, supermarkets and small shops all lie within 15 minutes drive in the still unspoiled towns of Trevi and Spoleto (which Shelley called the 'most romantic town in Italy').

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a teacher and writer couple who live and work in Munich on a permanent basis. (When we are not in Pigge of course!)

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Speaks English, German, Italian

5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

The property was excellent and the photos hardly did it justice. The directions were excellent

  • 5 of 5

The whole trip was first rate and the accommodation was terrific. We had a great time and with the wonderful instructions and recommendations we were able to get the maximum from our holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time. Perhaps we need to add some more photographs!
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a stunning setting with the most amazing views. Surrounded by trees and plants, it really is a lovely place to chill out and relax. The pool is lovely and well maintained and the kitchen facilities comprehensive. If you're looking for peace and quiet in a lovely Italian setting with numerous villages to visit locally, you will love this place. A hire car will obviously be required and it is a steep drive to the property but we got used to this very quickly. I would highly recommend Villa Bellavista

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Bella Vista definitely

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house in a most stunningl location. The roof terrace was amazing, 360 degree views. It was had everything we needed with basic larder essentials - and more! Lovely modern kitchen with many coffee making appliances. Useful patio area at front door, again with great views. Refreshing pool, cleaned quietly whilst we slept. Two fridges - one for food and one for drinks- that's how we did it.. Cosy lounge for the evenings when the sun went in. Appreciated the invitation to help ourselves to a bottle of wine on our arrival, which we did. Drive to and from the villa a bit worrying at times in a hire car but we/it survived. Nice walk from villa into Spoleto. Appreciated recommendations for restaurants etc. in the locale - most of which we explored..... Only downside was shower which due to local water supply was a bit disappointing but when on holiday you take things for what they are. Would definitely recommend to people who like countryside mixed up with medieval villages and qiuet times with a view from terrace, book,glass of local vino and cuckoo for company! Thank you Mr & Mrs Searley.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Hiding at the tree line of this beautiful Umbria countryside, surrounded by olive groves and nature. This lovingly restored rustic house is the perfect escape from a busy life. We've returned every year since discovering this place 7 years ago.

Eat and relax in the garden, listening to birds and crickets while overlooking the green valley below. Refresh from the Italian sun with a dip in the amazing pool. Completely private, you can go days without seeing another person.

Every year we're sad to leave, and excited to return. Clearly we want to keep this place a secret :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the aptly named Casa Bellavista for our holiday this summer and I was again struck by just how breath-taking the location of this stunning villa is. Located next to The ‘Way of St. Francis', the pilgrim path to Rome, and midway between Assisi and Spoleto, the property, owned by an Anglo-German family, has all the amenities you could wish for, including a large kitchen/living area and even has a self-contained annex so there is plenty of space for family or friends to holiday together while still enjoying their own privacy. The roof terrace, where we ate many of our evening meals, looks out over the vale of Spoleto and is ideal for stargazing. There are also many wonderful places to eat nearby: the local town of Trevi boasts several fine restaurants and another personal favourite is in Montefalco (also famous for its wine as well as its frescoes) about 15-20 minutes drive. The highlight for me is perhaps waking in the morning to a perfect blue sky, then walking down the steps for an early morning swim in the immaculate swimming pool in the middle of an olive grove. Absolute bliss; private and unspoilt yet close to some of the most beautiful places imaginable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Casa Bellavista as it is ideally situated in Central Italy to explore many cultural centres and the wonderfully wild countryside. Umbria itself remains relatively unspoilt and provides many opportunities to get away from the crowds. Local food and wine is excellent. The house is both relatively remote in its situation just above the village of Pigge and the Spoleto valley, yet at the same time is within fifteen minutes drive of main roads, mainline trains, supermarkets and first class restaurants.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Trevi at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Trevi at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Trevi at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Closest beaches are on the Adriatic coast, just under two hour's drive away. We suggest Numana or Sirolo as the cleanest and prettiest.

Travel:

Nearest airport (45 mins by car) is Perugia (Ryanair)

Ancona (Ryanair) 2 hours by car / train.

Rome Ciampino (Ryanair/EasyJet) 2 hours by car.

Rome Fiumicino (Many airlines) 2 and a half hours.

Trevi is on the main Rome - Ancona line and trains are regular and very economical; about an hour and a half to Rome, two and a half hours to Florence.

A car is essential for a stay in Casa Bellavista.

Distances:

Trevi is 10 minutes away by car (50 minutes on foot through the olive groves); Montefalco, Foligno and Spoleto 15 mins by car.

Assisi and Spoleto are 20 mins drive away. Perugia 45 mins, Todi and Gubbio 1 hour and Orvieto 90 mins; Rome is 2 hours and Florence 2 and a half hours away by car.

Further Details:

There are tennis and riding facilities close by and in the valley below is a twenty mile cycle route (from Spoleto to Assisi). All necessary amenities are available in Trevi or Spoleto, including a large new shopping centre. Both Foligno and Spoleto have great clothes shops. Local restaurants serve exceptionally good traditional dishes, using the outstanding olive oil, truffles, celery and wild boar from the area. The wines from Montefalco are highly prized and the famous Sagrantino is unique to the region. There are fabulous walks in the mountains behind Trevi and through the neighbouring Valnerina, where rafting is also on offer.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Late Summer 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
An option on the house can be held for three days. Reservations are guaranteed after receipt of a non-refundable 25% deposit. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before your holiday commences.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but some flexibility might be possible in the low season. Arrival after 3pm and no later than 8pm. Departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 2 people. We charge an additional 50GBP per week when 3/4 guests are staying. Discounts are available for long rents.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house provides privacy and tranquillity in abundance; has a lovely swimming pool with spectacular views; is surrounded by woodland and olive groves and provides many opportunities for hiking or walking from the doorstep. Watching the sun set over the Umbrian hills while enjoying a glass of Sagrantino red wine on the upper terrace is an experience not to be easily forgotten.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Newly renovated main bathroom with shower, bidet, washbasin and wc. Guest room bathroom contains shower, washbasin and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with new (2015) double bed. Bedroom 2 with king size bed in guest suite with separate outside entrance on ground floor. This room also has a fridge, comfortable chairs and an ensuite bathroom/wc. It is only available when the guest room suite is part of the booking.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The guest room suite with separate entrance is not available unless 4 people are staying, or it is requested. An extra 50GBP is charged for the use of it. Because the property has steep steps both inside and outside, it is not recommended for young children. The swimming pool also does not possess a shallow end (the uniform depth is 120cm). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided but guests should bring their own swimming towel. Other: An upstairs lounge with a flat-screen television (Italian terrestrial TV) and DVD player provides access to the large terrace from where one can see the entire valley

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