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PODERE VIGLIANO- COUNTRYSIDE FARMHOUSE-PRIVATE POOL, VIEWS-WALK TO TOWN

Susan Condon-Crakow

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Susan Condon-Crakow

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Speaks: english, italian
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PODERE VIGLIANO- COUNTRYSIDE FARMHOUSE-PRIVATE POOL, VIEWS-WALK TO TOWN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Monteleone d'orvieto Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Library with queen bed, Sleeps 8

Podere Vigliano, a 275 year old farmhouse, beautifully restored in the old style is situated on 10 acres in the Umbrian countryside bordering Tuscany.

Enter the cypress lined driveway to the enchanting private grounds. Walk among the olive groves, vineyard, fruit trees, oak forest, and manicured gardens, or relax by the private swimming pool, in an easy chair under the pergola sipping wine, and enjoying the peaceful views.

Choose between the four alfresco dining spots on the groomed property - each with views of the surrounding hills and the ever present silent golden silhouette of the hill town above. Relax and refresh by the private swimming pool. Start your day with an outdoor shower by the pool, cappuccinos, figs plucked from the tree, pecorino cheese and local honey-or hike up to the town cafe.

Each bedroom offers a clean, effortless style of its own with window views for fresh air and light streaming in. Several comfy spots inside to gather or find some alone time.

We are walking distance to the walled town with several great restaurants, bars, wine bar, forno, and grocery stores. Monteleone hosts several well known festivals. Cooking classes or a cook at the farmhouse can be arranged, as well as customized tours or itineraries.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Condon-Crakow (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, italian

About Susan Condon-Crakow

I came to Italy alone, a single woman, and fell in love with Umbria and especially Podere Vigliano. Without knowing a word of Italian I made this my home and embarked on the amazingly fun adventure of restoring this 275 year old farmhouse in the old way. Everything about Italy and Umbria has been transformative. The landscape is magnificent, but most of all the Italian people exude the beauty, warmth, and pace of the land.

When I first came to Umbria after the end of my long marriage I felt renewed and my spirit so free that it seemed I could do and be anything in Italy. Soon after, my former husband passed away and my responsibilities to my children, still in high school, made it so I wasn't able to spend as much time here. A house needs to be lived in so I started sharing my home with guests so that they too could experience the beauty and love I have here as well. This way I feel always connected to my home in Italy.

Italy brings out the romance in everyone, and after 12 years of being on my own, my American boyfriend, Greg, flew over from California to get down on one knee and propose marriage on my terrace. I accepted! So many times I dreamt of love on that terrace under the night sky looking up at the lights of Monteleone, drinking local sangiovese wine. It was perfect that his declaration of love was on the very terrace where my dreams soared and my heart opened. Now I have a partner to share in this beautiful life here and in California. Between the two of us we have four lovely young adult children, my two, Steve and Katie; and his two, Kendall and Courtney.

I steal away to Italy as often and long as possible. I have lead many customized tours and love to explore the countryside and bring my discoveries to others. I am an avid cyclist, triathlete, and outdoor enthusiast who believes anything you do outside is always best. Hence, life in the Italian countryside suits me perfectly.

Susan Condon-Crakow purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Susan Condon-Crakow chose Monteleone d'orvieto

I bought Podere Vigliano for its unique beauty, both the home and the land. I wanted to be in the countryside where my neighbors are Italian farmers living as they always have.

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will have access to my local Italian friends for cooking at the farmhouse, preparing pizza in my outdoor pizza oven and intimate cooking classes in their homes. At the town cafe and restaurant/wine bar you will be immediately welcomed when you tell them you are staying at my house. Our town is not on the tourist map and you will feel like you are living the Italian life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're back! Absolutely amazing! We truly cannot wait to plan our next trip. I'm sure I gained 10 pounds, we ate like you wouldn't believe.....Our most favorite dish in all of Italy was Milena's lasagna...oh my gosh! This was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much, I can't believe this opportunity just landed in my lap like that!!
Jan 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Podere Vigliano- Countryside Farmhouse-Private Pool, Views-Walk to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Monteleone d'orvieto Orvieto
California
5

Our hearts are in Podere Vigliano

  • 5 of 5
I nostri cuori sono nel Podere Vigliano per sempre. Grazie Sue per il privilegio.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Monteleone d'orvieto Orvieto
Belgium
5

Fabulous vacation in podere vigliano.

  • 5 of 5
Dear Susan, we spent an unforgettable week in your wonderfull house in monteleone di orvieto! we enjoied the wonderfull vews from the different terraces and marvelous swimmingpool...we visited different towns in the area and followed several instructions from your map of daytrips and restaurants... civita di bagnoreggio was a new discovery.
We have been spending a familyweek in Tuscany for about ten times now and I must say that your house is on our very top of the list!!
Thank you again for all the friendly mails with good advice .
We really hope we can return one day to podere vigliano !
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth!!

  • 5 of 5
This is a little piece of heaven on earth! I did not want to leave! One of the best vacations of my life. The peacefulness and positive energy here is unbelievable! Susan is so attentive to every detail and works so hard to make everything perfect! This home is truly a magical place!!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monteleone d'orvieto Orvieto
buffalo, ny
5

great property

  • 5 of 5
Hi Susan,
I know you've heard from the other girls already, but I just want to echo their sentiments. The villa was absolutely beautiful and it made our vacation the trip of a lifetime. We are so happy we made the choice to stay there. With having a car and easy access to the train station we were able to see so much of Italy and we weren't limited to the big cities. We loved seeing the small towns and the true Italian culture. We will highly recommend Podere Vigliano to anyone who may be traveling to Italy. Thanks again.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
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Monteleone d'orvieto Orvieto
Playa del Rey, CA
5

A MOST MEMORABLE WEEK

  • 5 of 5
My family of four, including my two adult daughters, spent a glorious week at this beautiful villa. We were also joined by my sister-in-law and 2 others for some wonderful family time. The villa was clean, had everything we needed and was so relaxing after spending a bustling 10 days touring Paris and Rome. The location was ideal for exploring Umbria and using it as a base to explore the area.It was difficult to tear ourselves away from this gorgeous, peaceful setting, to do several day trips in the area. Sue has gone out of her way to share tons of information on the surrounding areas, day trips she recommends, along with restaurant recommendations all put together in a fantastic book, complete with maps, as well. The biggest problem we had, was deciding what to see in the week we were there. Interspersing that with relaxing at the villa at the beautiful pool, with book in hand and listening to the church bells ring out in Monteleone, was priceless. We arranged for Alessandro, a local chef and restaurant owner in the area, to come to the villa to give us Italian cooking lessons. He brought everything needed to create the most delicious meals, complete with wine and dessert. He is a wonderful chef, teacher and overall the most personable soul ever. By the end of the second night, it was like he was part of our family.....I wanted to marry him off to one of my daughters!!
We will cherish the memories made during this fantastic week at Podere Vigliano and hope to return sometime in the future:)
Thanks for everything Sue!!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monteleone d'orvieto Orvieto
Sydney NSW Australia
5

A Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Podere Vigliano was nothing short of fantastic. There were no aspects of the website description or photos that disappointed. We made the journey from Australia and New Zealand, we were a family of 8 adults and two 1year olds - my husband, four daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandsons - all my family under the one roof - it was a dream come true, all together to celebrate my 60th. There was plenty of room for all of us to have our own space, but enjoy the many meals and 'happy hours' at the various spots around the house. The outside BBQ was great with delightful views of the countryside and the lovely little village on the hill. We had two Pizza Nights using the pizza oven - and one fantastic night on my birthday that was catered by Milena (lady who looks after the house), and a menu that we could not do justice.
Susan not only has a thick folder with suggestions for restaurants, wines, tours, and things to do, but made a couple of phone calls to ensure all was to our satisfaction.
This property was everything I imagined, and more, I would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends, in fact I have already done so, so maybe another visit in the future from Australia.
The location is great, we had two cars that took us on day trips around the country and made train trips to Rome and Florence.
A pity it is all over, but the memories are precious.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne & family,
Thank you so much for the kind remarks. I am just so happy that you had a spectacular time and enjoyed the farmhouse. I would love to have you back!
Kind Regards,
Susan Crakow

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
143 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Cafe Seven, Monteleone d' Orvieto
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Near Panicale-Lamborghini- 3 courses
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Fabro-Ficulle
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Fabro
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Tana del Gufo Pizzeria & Carne alla Brace
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Monte Agentario
Car: necessary

Podere Vigliano is a 275 year old farmhouse beautifully restored in the old style. It lies on 10 acres in the heart of Italy on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Ideally located midway between Florence and Rome it is easy to visit the famous hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria and return home to the countryside to relax or take a swim in the pool. The A-1 autostrada and the main train station in Chiusi are close by for easy access.

The farmhouse looks up to the medieval hill town of Monteleone d' Orvieto which hosts several well known festivals. We are walking distance to town with several great restaurants, bars, wine bar, forno, and grocery stores.

Orvieto, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Deruta, Montepulciano, and Cortona are all within an hour's drive. Etruscan tombs, hot springs, Roman ruins and the Duomo of Orvieto are just a few of the regions historical features. Local activities include horseback riding, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, cooking and art classes.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $3,350 Per week

Monteleone d'orvieto Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
$12,060
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
$13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes A non-refundable deposit of 25% will confirm a reservation;
balance is due 45 days prior to arrival;
A discount is given for two weeks or more;
Rate includes departure cleaning, utilities
Payments are refundable in the event of cancellation only if the reserved space is rebooked. If this is a concern you may want to look into trip cancellation insurance. Subleasing is not permitted.

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Amenities

Amenities

Monteleone d'orvieto Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , ensuite w/ master
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , upstairs
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be put together for a queen
    Room 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen bed and ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeper and cook available upon request. May arrange for car and driver or tour guides. Private Pool: Very private with expansive views and covered pergola for outside dining. Pool large enough to swim laps, 5 x 15 meters. Wood BBQ Grill: On outside terrace overlooking the hill-town, has sink and lighting. Mountain View: Overlooks the Medieval hill-town of Monteleone d'Orvieto. Lovely views from every window of the landscape, mountains,vineyards, olive orchards. We are a 25 minute walk to the walled town with several great restaurants, bars, wine bar, forno, and grocery stores. Monteleone hosts several will known festivals. Cooking classes or a cook at the farmhouse can be arranged, as well as customized tours or itineraries.

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