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Villa with Private Pool and Outstanding Views

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 28 nights

About the property

Villa near Orvieto, Umbria, Italy - Secluded Country Estate

This "casale" has stunning views over Orvieto and Rocca Ripesena. It is set in the midst of a 50 acres estate surrounded by olive trees and woods. Very secluded. Wonderful swimming pool 12 x 6 meters. Lovely gardens. Also has a vegetable garden and lots of fruit trees. The roses and whisteria give wonderful relaxing smells . The house is a typical local "casale" very comfortable with fire places and a fabulous pergola to dine "al fresco"

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Bardo

Hello ! I am a fashion photographer, I've lived in London , loving it ,for 19 years. Am now in Orvieto and occasionally travelling to Milano, Paris and London for Italian Vogue. My girlfriend, her son (aged 16), my son (aged 13) and myself live on the estate in a totally seperate house. I tend to always think positive (there are never problems, only solutions !). Looking forwards to meet you! P.S. This is a very "fashion pic of me!"

Bardo purchased this villa in 1980

Why Bardo chose Umbria

Because it has the most beautiful position and view. It also is totally secluded and away from reality !!! I fell

in love with it as soon as I saw it ( one needed an enormous amount of imagination as it was practically non existent.

What makes this villa unique

Total peace, although only 4 miles from Orvieto.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book summer 2010 ."The booking through internet was made in february , we selected pool , dog , italy ..We never could have guessed that we would end up in paradise ! The view on Orvieto ,the nice atmosphere bardo's olive oil and dinners on the terrace made this holiday perfect !(Rilistus Oosterhuis )

La Carota has such charm ,reminiscent from a place from a bygone world .The gardens, the trees, the setting ...amongst the wild life ,owls, bat, porcupione, deer , wild boar .. and the occasional french girl !( Andrew Oldland)

Dear Bardo I cannot think of a more heavenly place for a holiday or a more green and pleasant one We have adored our stay here ...(Andrew Martin-Smith )

La Carota equals paradise We have had the most wonderful fanmily holiday possible Thank You for letting us share this umbrian heaven (David Shannon )
Apr 2009
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4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Doesn't get better

  • 5 of 5

We just spent ten days with the Duke and couldtn speak more highly of the place. La Carotta has got to have the best View of Orvieto. it is perched at the top of of a rivine overlooking the staggeringly beautiful Giovanni Pisanno Duomo. As the sun goes down the sunlight lights up the jutting sandstone rock face on which Orvieto is mounted. It really is the most beautiful thing to see.

If you wake up early Orvieto hovers ethereally over the mist, it really is magical.

The house is done with style, Bardo the owner is a photographer for Vogue so the place has been done with taste. Its practical and great for kids.

If your lucky Bardo will come down and cook you dinner. He is a hell of a character, and never fails to entertain.

We have had a very happy time, thank you La Carotta!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at La Carota a number of times and I can never wait to return to this magical hill-top house with its unforgettable views of Orvieto. My children have always said that staying at La Carota with its

enchanting gardens and beautiful pool was the best family holiday ever.

But La Carota is perfect for adults who just want to relax and explore

the area. Bardo Fabiani, the effervescent owner, is always at hand to help, advise and even to cook. Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Kids heaven

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful large family holiday at La Carota. Outstanding location, stunning views of Orvieto, quite close to the town and the autostrada for sightseeing.

Extensive well kept grounds and marvellous pool make it ideal for children. Not a modernised house, but spacious and flexible accommodation and exceptionally well equipped kitchen make it excellent for catering for a large group.

Charming owner Bardo always on hand to help, advise, and , in our case, cook superbly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% on booking, 70% within a month of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (usually).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
For long stays prices will be discussed privately.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Orvieto, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 5 bathrooms, 4 en suite.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 double Bedrooms 1 twin room 2 sofas can eventually be used as beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Wonderful gardens, patio with tables and chairs, 12x6 meters pool with extraordinary views, olive groves .. Utility Room: Storage room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen are included as well as heating gardner etc. Cleaning once a week (with change of linen) If wanted additional cleaning available at 14 Euro P/H .

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