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Charming Farmhouse between Rome and Florence in the Heart of the Tuscia

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lazio-Umbria Border. Set in a Nature Reserve, Gorgeous Swimming Pool, Extensive Grounds, Free Wi-fi

The house occupies a commanding position in the middle of a beautiful valley on top of its own hill, with views in all directions. It has its own olive grove - which produces a delicious extra virgin olive oil - deciduous woodland of oak and hornbeam, extensive grounds with fruit trees and a large covered patio. There are wonderful walks directly from the house all around the valley and to the hill top village of Civitella d'Agliano where there are shops, banks, restaurants and a petrol station. Up to eight people can be comfortably accommodated in the main house and two more, on request, in the separate medieval tower. On the ground floor the house has a large, well equipped kitchen opening to a big dining room and a very spacious sitting room with huge open fireplace. A double and a single bedroom plus a bathroom are also on the ground floor. An external staircase and loggia lead to the first floor where there are two more bedrooms (one double and one with three single beds) and one bathroom. A baby carry cot is available.

Manuela Bruce-Clayton
44 Park Avenue South
N8 8LT London London United Kingdom
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Manuela Bruce-Clayton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Manuela Bruce-Clayton

I am an Italian who has lived in London all my married life with my English husband and our three children. I'm passionate about my country of origin, particularly about Central Italy which has so many wonderful undiscovered places and where some years ago we bought this rather special country house. We have our own olive grove of more than three hundred trees from which we produce our delicious extra-virgin olive oil.

Manuela Bruce-Clayton purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Manuela Bruce-Clayton chose Viterbo Province

When - after a long search - we saw Carpinetta for the first time, we just fell in love with it. We loved its seclusion, the sense of peace that emanated from the beautiful countryside around it, the lusciousness of it, the woods and hills and valleys all around.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Carpinetta is a haven of peace, tranquillity and total privacy, completely immersed in nature and abounding in the most amazing wildlife and yet it's only a short distance by car to local villages where shops, banks and restaurants can be found.

From here it's easy to explore the many beautiful medieval villages and historical towns of Alto Lazio and Umbria and Tuscany. In a word Carpinetta is the perfect location for those - like us - who love to be where nature and culture can be enjoyed at the same time.

Carpinetta is not just a holiday house, but very much a home for us and we are delighted to share it with our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved Carpinetta and the way you have done it up, beautiful place. We did some great walks, loved Orvieto, Bagnoregio and the Lago di Bolsena. Great area and your house is wonderfully quiet and remote." Sara R. and family, August 2010

"The hilltop towns are amazing - life as it has been lived for centuries. We wandered very happily around Civitella and enjoyed a perfect picnic on the Roman amphitheatre at Ferento" Ali and Martin C. September 2011

"We woke to see the sun burning the mist off the valley and spent our evenings in front of the roaring fire with a glass of wine. Carpinetta is just so comfortable!" Claire and Richard, October 2012

"We had a wonderful two weeks visiting, sightseeing, swimming, relaxing, eating, drinking, watching films, all in the most wonderful surroundings. You have restored and created a wonderful house which we were very pleased to borrow for a while, thank you!" Peter B and family, August 2013
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Civitella d'Agliano in Rome & Lazio

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rubbish left at the property will incur a charge.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    laundry room toilet - Toilet
    Tower Toilet - Toilet
  • Main house: Downstairs bathroom with WC, bidet, washbasin, shower. Upstairs bathroom with WC, bidet, wash basin, shower. Tower: Toilet with WC and washbasin. Additional toilet and washbasin in the laundry room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Tower bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main house: Ground floor: Bedroom 1 with one double bed. Bedroom 2 with one single bed. First floor: Bedroom 3 with three single beds plus a cot on request. Bedroom 4 with one double bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and chests of drawers. Tower: 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Carpinetta is not just a holiday house, but very much a family home, furnished to a high standard in a comfortable, rustic style in keeping with the locality. The thick ancient walls keep the house cool in summer and cosy in cooler weather. Carpinetta is the ideal place for families: the children can spend their time exploring our wood and its wildlife, playing table tennis, jumping on the big trampoline or splashing in the swimming pool; the parents can relax in the shade of Carpinetta's many trees lulled by the song of the cicadas while sipping a glass of the excellent local wine! Inside the house offers all the comforts of a beloved family home: a big, well equipped kitchen for your culinary experiments; a lovely dining room with a big table to eat all together; a huge sitting room with soft sofas and plenty of entertainment available; four cosy bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty of storage. All this in the most unique, unforgettable location. Outside: Extensive grounds surround the house with a garden, an olive grove, fruit trees and a wood of oaks and hornbeams. You'll find deckchairs and a barbecue in the garden and a large teak table seating 12 in the shaded area under the loggia. The yet unrestored shepherd's hut houses a table tennis table; there are a selection of outdoor games and a 14 foot trampoline. The restored medieval watchtower in the garden can provide more accommodation on request. A lovely unfenced swimming pool (10x5x1.5 metres) with paved area, sunloungers and sun umbrellas is set in landscaped grounds by the tower and is available for private use from the end of May until the end of September. Some more fantastic bathing and watersports are found at the beautiful and unspoilt Lago di Bolsena, half an hour away. Utility Room: Laundry room with toilet and washbasin, washing machine, ironing board with steam iron, hoover and cleaning materials. Storage space for garden deckchairs and outdoor games. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided as well as initial and final cleaning. Extra cleaning service and bedlinen change can be arranged at a rate of €10 per hour. Other: A truly vast library of DVDs, lots of music CDs, good books to read and a big selection of board games will make your holiday in Carpinetta very enjoyable in the evenings or if you feel like staying in


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely and tranquil place with marvellous views including of a hill town across the valley that looks like a film set. Gorgeous big pool and the garden has lots of beautiful trees giving shade and different shade areas to eat outside. We all absolutely loved Carpinetta.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful isolated and private location with fabulous views and easy (driven) access to local markets. A fantastic spot to base trips from and then to retire to for some peace and tranquility. Excellent facilities, thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Whisper this quietly .....

  • 5 of 5

A property equipped to a very high standard in an idyllic location ! It provides an ideal base both to investigate the scenic hills and medieval towns of northern Lazio and southern Umbria and venture further by train (from Orvieto) for days in Rome. Alternatively, you can just enjoy the tranquility of the property during the day and enjoy local restaurants in the evening. We loved our time at "Carpinetta" and would thoroughly recommend it. That's why we're whispering .... We don't want too many people to hear because we hope to be back ......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Carpinetta: a hidden paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Carpinetta. Everything was beautifully clean and everything we needed was provided. The owners, Manuela and Martin, had left a handy book of information about the house, local amenities and places to visit.

The swimming pool was great to swim in while looking across at the views of the trees and hills beyond.

I would recommend a trip to Lake Bolsena. We hired a boat from Capodimonte( Il Platino boathire) and swimming from the boat near the islands in Bolsena was a highlight of our holiday. You should also definitely go to the panificio in Bagnoregio and try the pizza bread- fantastic to take for a picnic at the lake!

Staying at Carpinetta was a taste of paradise in a quiet and untouristy part of Italy. I would reccommend it to anyone.

Sheila Selby

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

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous converted farmhouse, beautiful scenery and very peaceful. Carpinetta is the ideal place for a get away from it all holiday, but not too remote to rule some sightseeing out (heatwave aside). The facilities were excellent, we particularly liked the kitchen and outside eating area. The pool was a godsend in the heat. Can particularly recommend the local Friday market for cheese and suckling pig, not forgetting frequent visits to the local winery! Their virgin olive oil is also very good. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"all inclusive"

  • 5 of 5

The great views around, the excellent kitchen facilities, the fantastic swimming pool, the tranquility and serenity, the church bells (and the sheep...), the singing of the birds, the garden with the shade areas, the clear skies in the night, the 1,5 kilometer of dirty road to the destination, the charming small villages around and the great weather...these are "all inclusive" in the package.

We were with a large party of 10 and all of us have thoroughly enjoyed the 3 week stay in Carpinetta, which is more than just a holiday house.

Many thanks to Manuela for allowing us to stay in her domain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruud for your review, it really manages to express Carpinetta's magic! We're so pleased that you all loved it. Hope you'll be back!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning and linen rent £150

Changeover Day: Saturday
Carpinetta is available from May until October for periods of at least one week, Saturday to Saturday. In July and August, requests for a two week rental will be given priority. Arrival time: Sat after 4.00 pm. Departure time: Sat by 10 am.
Notes on prices:
Main house: Bed linen and towels are provided.
Hot water, gas, electricity and free wi-fi are included in the rental charge. Additional accommodation is available on request in the medieval tower in the grounds (with 2 single beds+toilet) at a rate of £350 per week. There is a one-off charge of £150 per booking (£220 if the tower is also rented) which covers final cleaning and bed linen and towels rental and final laundry, payable with the initial booking. For rentals of more than a week, a cleaning service is available at a rate of €10 per hour, and a change of linen at a cost of
€ 10 per person, payable directly to the cleaner.
Payments are by bank transfer (owner's bank details provided upon request).
25% of the rental rate and the refundable £200 damage deposit are due at the moment of booking. The balance is due six weeks before arrival.
No pets please.

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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