NOTE : if you see this villa advertised elsewhere at a lower rate, please send me the link and I will undercut the lower rate. It is not always possible to be consistent across all the sites, although I try my best to be !
Large villa in 42 hectares of private land with large pool, 3 miles from historic centre of Spoleto with WiFi.
In the grounds, next to the pool area, is our paddock with a horse, which you can ride, free of charge.
Can be booked together with LODGE at side for an extra 200 euros/week (except for May, when it is 300 euros/week extra) - to sleep an extra 4 persons : 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room with seating for 8 persons, kitchen/diner with fully fitted kitchen. The lodge is NEVER rented alone. If you wish to see photos of the Lodge, please ask.
The villa by itself sleeps 14 persons.
The villa with the lodge sleeps 18 persons. Costs 200 euros/week more except for May, when it is 300 euros/week more. Quite a bargain !!
In the villa (excluding the Lodge) the bedrooms are configured, as follows : Bedroom 1 : 1 large double bed/ensuite - Bedroom 2 : 2 large twin beds (or, 2 small double beds/cannot be joined)/ensuite - Bedroom 3 : 1 large double bed + 1 single bed - Bedroom 4 : 1 large double bed + 1 single bed - Bedroom 5 : 2 single beds (can be joined) + 2 bunk beds - Or, 2 single beds can placed in the sitting room area.
In the Lodge, the 2 bedrooms are configured, as follows : 1 double bedroom + 1 twin bedroom.
The villa also has an enormous sitting/dining room - can seat 20 persons easily, a separate kitchen/diner, 4 bathrooms and a covered terrace with a BBQ.
In all, this is a comfortable family villa, as perfect for peace as it is for parties.
The weekly rate for the villa, on its own, includes up to 14 persons.
And/or, spare single beds can be easily erected in the villa's enormous sitting room area unobtrusively.
In the villa, by itself, there are 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are ensuite.
A car is not absolutely essential but it is advisable. However, because you are relatively close to central Spoleto, you could rely on a taxi (a driver of which we can recommend).
The famous Carlo Minotti, he of 'the Festival of Two Worlds' fame, spent his holidays here, along with a host of other celebrities throughout the years, all hosted by the owners of this beautiful property.
Now, the owners have moved away and this grand house is available as a luxury holiday rental. This means that you, too, can follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Andy Warhole, Brigit Bardot, Peter Sellers, Pavarotti and the many other friends that Minotti had visit, while he was here.
Villa Vallocchia, a large, spacious, comfortable house, is perfect (with or without the Lodge) for reunions of family and/or old friends. A property with vast amounts of space, where everyone can be private when they want, but, with an enormous sitting/dining room, where everyone can congregate together.
This grand house has a separate kitchen/breakfast room with a dish washer, just off the enormous dining area and next to the outside patio, both of which can easily seat 14 persons, overlooking the pool.
Besides the large lap pool, there is a pergola with seating for 6 persons and......a fantastic sound system. And, for those of you who like discos, you can have the sound system turned up to full volume since all the land, as far as the eye can see and further, belongs to you, during your stay at Vallocchia Villa.
Set in 44 hectares of drop-dead gorgeous countryside, all private, all yours, Wifi throughout the villa and SKY TV, I can assure you there is nothing that can even begin to compete with this luxury villa, in the area. And, with the fairy tale, mediaeval, walled city of Spoleto, a city that predates Rome, just 10 mins drive away, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Montefalco and Gubbio, all within easy reach, and, Rome, a mere 1 hr 15 mins drive (or, by train, from Spoleto station), this heavenly abode is an out and out winner!