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Villa with Outstanding Views of Lake Corbara and Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Nov-2016
Villa near Civitella del Lago, Nr. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy - Between Orvieto and Todi, Easy access to Rome and Florence

A magical house, tastefully furnished, set in a hectare of its own grounds at the edge of a Roman village in the Tiber National Park, with stupendous views of the Tiber Valley and Lake Corbara. The classical Umbrian house is well equipped with 2 en-suite bathrooms, a huge fireplace, plus its own pizza oven, barbecue, table football, bikes and a large trampoline. It is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt Umbrian countryside, olive groves and vineyards everywhere, with some of 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 medieval Todi.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Three of us bought the house in 2006, Emma Barker, her husband David Poyser, and his sister Angela Paterson. We fell in love with the area taking our little daughter to a place called the Villa Pia on the Umbria/Tuscany border every year. Emma and David live in London though David works in Brussels. Emma runs a television company in London. Angela has three grown-up children and lives in Surrey where she teaches English to Japanese students.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"It's hard to do justice to the view with pictures - you've kind of got to see it to believe it" Alison Hirst.



"After nine holidays in Italy, it's without doubt the loveliest place" Ruth Pitt, Ilkley, Yorkshire



"Swimming in the pool on the roof of the world" Hazel and Keith Morris , Surrey



"Try visiting Assisi in the afternoon and enjoy the sights as the tourists go home" Angela



"Such spectacular and dramatic scenery - the area is beautiful and the house is simply stunning" -Stanford family



"The house worked really well for us as two families holidaying together, with 5 children aged between 6 and 18" THe Hirst family, Christchurch, Dorset



"I had Mars Bars for bakfarst. I had great time playing in the pool" Isobel (aged 6) Norfolk.



"There can be no better place in Italy to escape to" Steve Wilkinson, Bucks
Aug 2009
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Very good stay

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a very good stay in Umbria, in the casa. The magnificent view, splendend pool and beautiful house itself makes us want to come back another time.

The house was very well equipped, it felt like home. There is no noise in the neigbourhood and privacy is garanteed. Shops and the city of Orvieto are nearby. Hope to come back sometime! Thanks to the owners for making this a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A blissful retreat in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic holiday at Casa Emilia. It hit the mark for everyone in our group: grandparents in their 70s, 40-something parents and a young 3-year-old - from the trampoline-with-a-view, clean and modern pool, table football and spacious kitchen and dining areas indoors and out, to the tranquil 'prosecco terrace', luxurious bathrooms and quality linens. The rockery garden was abuzz with hummingbird hawk-moths, cicadas and swallowtail butterflies, and we were all spied over by large circling birds of prey.

With so much to enjoy, it was a shame not to spend all our time at the villa, but we made the most of being within an hour's drive of Assisi, Orvieto and Todi for some memorable cultural visits too.

The steep slope to access the property would probably not suit visitors with limited mobility/adventurous toddlers and Scoppieto village may be a bit quiet for lively teens. For us it was perfect. We flew to Perugia airport, an hour away, and hired a car, which was essential.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in your villa for the first week in July and I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we've enjoyed as a family. Your villa is beautiful, so relaxing, the gardens and the pool are fabulous, and the view is to die for. It was great being together, we were a large group of my parents, my sister and her children, my husband and our children, and everyone agreed that it was the best holiday we've had in Italy. It was our first visit to Umbria, and the villages were facinating and the food delicious.

Thank you so much for letting us use your holiday home (it as a lovely happy and "well cared for" feel to it) - it has given us many happy memories, not least walking down to the house in the dark with the fire flies all around us, just magical.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We liked the proximity to Rome which is excellent for transport and also the world's best city for tourism, in our view. Florence is also easily accessible by train or car in the other direction. Since we bought the house, we now have a 'local' airport at Perugia for Ryanair flights It is extremely well situated when the airport at Viterbo is opened up.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

A great area for walks around the national park. The restaurant in the next village, Civitella del Lago, has said it does cookery courses, though we have not pursued this. There is an architectural dig in the village - probably not active in the hot summer months.

Coast/Beach:

We are told the coast at Argentaria / Porto San Stefano is less than 3 hours away, and there is a ferry to Isola del Giglio from there

Travel:

Perugia airport is about an hour. Rome (Ciampino or Fiumicino) under two hours. Orvieto Railway Station (linked to Paris and Eurostar) 25 minutes. A car is essential.

Distances:

Civitella del Lago (Roman/Medieval village) five minutes by car, Florence – two hours by car (also trains from Orvieto), Orvieto (25 minutes) – a medieval town. You may well recognise the exterior of the stripey Cathedral. Todi – half an hour. A really, really pretty medieval hilltop town. Assisi one hour.

Further Details:

Excellent shops and supermarkets in Orvieto, 25 minutes away. In the nearby village of Civitella del Lago (5 minutes by car) there's a variety of shops (butcher's, chemist, deli with groceries & wine, post office and bakery) and two bar/cafes.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off-peak
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Off Peak
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Off Peak
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
"Shoulder" Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
"Shoulder" Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Off-peak
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but willing to consider other days.

We ask for a 20% deposit on booking, and then payment 8 weeks before you go

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It is really good fun to live in a working agricultural village. They supply grapes for Orvieto wine, and they make top end of the market olive oil. The Roman history of the village makes it special. The garden is massive, we have not yet explored the boundary even after three years. It is a total contrast from London.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and wc to bedroom 1. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and wc to bedroom 2. Bathroom with wc, bath and bidet for other bedrooms.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with king size bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with 2 singles. Bedroom 4 with 2 singles. Additional double sofabed and fold up beds if required.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: At the moment the property is not really suitable for toddlers, but is great for slightly older children. Outside: Private pool 11 x 4m with loungers and sun umbrellas on pool terrace, large outdoor table comfortably seats 10, pizza oven, barbecue, trampoline. Big garden with fruit trees. Very tranquil. Small upper terrace with outdoor seating under vines for sunset viewing! Utility Room: Table football, 3 bikes (adults and children), games e.g. swingball, plus various board games. Also washing machine and iron/ironing board, high chairs, and plug adaptors. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, pool towels, and linen are provided. The property and swimming pool are cleaned every week. Other: Master bedroom has a four poster bed. All beds have good quality linen/duvets and towels.

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