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Stylish House In Idyllic Hilltop Village With Beautiful Views and Interiors

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-8, 2 Bathrooms, Private Garden, 5 mins from amenities

Ventinove is a beautiful stone house set in the medieval, hilltop village of Silvignano 600m above sea level and located in 'an area of outstanding natural beauty'. This is our second home which we have loving restored in the last few years with the help of locally renowned architects, taking great care to create a home from home which is full of light and colour. It has been furnished from specialist local furniture stores renowned for contemporary Italian design. We have added our own finishing touches including lots of lamps a wide variety of prints and paintings with an Italian theme, as well as a large selection of english books for all ages from classic to modern, and a large selection of DVDs and board games for all the family.

The whole house has wonderful chestnut beams, wooden shutters (some painted a soft grey) and painted wooden floors (with the exception of the bathrooms which have stone flooring).

Upstairs the very large living room runs the length of the house and has large double doors to a cool stone upper garden area. At the other end the windows overlook two valleys, from which you can see the sunset. It has two sitting areas either side of a very large stone fireplace; one perfect for evening aperitivos with 2 sofas and upholstered benches. The other a TV area with sofa (sofabed) and two leather armchairs. Walls are filled with pictures as well as a Designers Guild rug, handmade linen curtains from Montefalco and two bookcases of books and DVDs making this the perfect room for everyone to gather.

On this level is a travertine lined shower room with a hand carved basin and 'wet room' shower with large glass screen. In addition there are two bedrooms: the pink room can be arranged as a twin or double with a small sofa bed on a gated mezzanine level. The blue room has bunk beds and full single bed on gated mezzanine level, in addition a large desk area.The upper levels of the bedrooms are accessed by purpose made wooden ladders.

WIFI is provided throughout the house and some of the garden.

The two levels are connected by a bespoke metal staircase with painted wooden treads and filled with light from the landing window. Downstairs is the kitchen and dining room, with a further sitting area. The modern, fully fitted kitchen has a wonderful curved ceiling with glass door to an ancient storage cave accessed via a floodlight tunnel which looks wonderfully dramatic when light in the evening. The kitchen is totally equipped for the most enthusiastic cooks with a large array of locally sourced crockery, serving dishes, glassware. Coffee lovers have a choice of the traditional Moka pot or Nespresso machine. There is a large dining table for 8+ people and a cosy sitting area with sofa and comfy chairs in front of an wood burning open fire which we light whenever we can.

A small lobby provides gives a sense of privacy to the Master bedroom suite with a king size bed with french doors directly to the garden and another travertine lined shower room with large rain head shower and heated mirror above large hand carved basin.

There is also a small laundry area with a washer drier.

The house comfortable sleeps 6, but depending on the mix of adults and children we have accommodated 8+ with the sofa bed.

The small garden has an ancient well which helps us keep the grass nice and green, no matter how hot. There is a wisteria covered pergola with marble table and benches and lighting. From here as well as the rest of the garden are the most amazing views through the valley filled with olive groves. At the end of the garden we have our own olive grove of 50 trees which you are free to wander and gather wild asparagus and garlic when in season.From the small stone store (attached to the house with garden furniture and extra fridge) there are stone steps connecting the upper and lower outside garden areas.

We have our own parking are for one car but there is additional parking in the small square in the village.

It is almost impossible to give a truly comprehensive picture of all there is to do both in the area and up to a couple of hours away. Umbria

In the area: There is a remarkable range of things to do in the local area:

Outings and Activities: Swimming, Hiking, Running, Mountain and Road Biking, Horse Riding and Mule Trekking,Yoga, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Antique and Flea Markets

Food and Drink: Cooking lessons, Wine trails, Olive Oil trails, Truffle hunting, Wild asparagus and herb foraging

Festivals: Arts (music and dance), Jazz, Wine, Oil, Medieval and Roman re-enactment, Cheese

Historic Towns: Spoleto, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Montefalco, Trevi, Spello and Bevagna

We will provide lots more information and recommendations on request. We are compiling a portfolio of information at the house along with personal recommendations for shopping, eating out, and other invaluable "insider information" which will help you ensure that your stay is the perfect blend of tourist must dos, as well as insider off the beaten track experiences.

With the help of our wonderful housekeeper we can arrange shopping, meals, taxi services, book train tickets and help with itineraries. Allowing you to maximise your time in this special corner of Umbria.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, small amount of French and Italian spoken
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018


We are a family of 7 from the UK who have always loved to rent houses where we visit so that we can try and experience the local life as much as possible. That, and the fact we have five daughters from 8 to 19, has meant that hotels are a rare luxury for us! Having spent many years renovating houses in England we decided to give our selves the challenge of renovating a house in the country we have all grown to love as family.

NICOLA A GRANT purchased this house in 2013

Why NICOLA A GRANT chose Umbria

Having spent may years exploring Italy, we always came back to Umbria as a place that we could identify with; Unspoilt with amazing scenery and a wealth of culture and activities to keep us all happy. Food is our main passion and we love that the people of Umbria love to share their passion for locally sourced food. For them it is a natural way of life for everyone. We have been warmly welcomed into our community and have been lucky enough to make many friends over the last few years. Despite taking every opportunity to visit we never seem to get past the first few items on our "must do" list as we are get distracted by hearing of new places to visit or just end up being unable to leave our lovely house!

What makes this house unique

We spent a memorable Easter as a family viewing a wide range of properties from town centre apartments to ramshackle properties in remote villages complete with resident wildlife. It was an amazing experience which none of us will ever forget and has given us many funny memories. However on our final day we were called up about one final property in a village we had on our wish list. Finally a property we all agreed on and loved immediately: That the house would work for our family was no mean feat with five girls, but the clever use of bedroom space combine with the fantastic sized living room, generous kitchen diner and amazing views won us over despite the need for complete renovation. Having spent our first summer "camping" in the house whilst planning the renovation with our architect, we were fortunate to finish the project within the year. We love our house in Silvignano which is such a lovely little village overlooking two beautiful valleys. Although we need to drive to our local shops and restaurants we


Umbria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can be arranged as either twin or double.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Stylish House In Idyllic Hilltop Village With Beautiful Views and Interiors
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had in this wonderful house. It was the beginning of March 2017 but the weather was still 20 C and sunny, what a luxury at this time of the year to be able to sun bathe in a deck chair taking in the most incredible views from the garden at Ventinove.

The house was only renovated and furnished 2 years ago so everything is almost as new really good quality, you can definitely tell it is a second home and not just a rental property.

We had a wonderful time visiting such a variety of attractions: ancient hill towns, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. The most amazing 50km cycle track from Spoleto to Assisi which we rode part way as a family having rented bicycles from a charming hire place with a great restaurant for post ride snacks.

We loved all the local restaurants and visited 4 or 5 within a 10 minute drive from the house serving the best local produce you are likely to find with welcoming owners.

My family and I (6 in total) highly recommend this house and the location and have already booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am so glad you love our house and the area. We are constantly finding new places to visit or eat at and love to hear of places discovered by our guests; an added bonus! We are happy that you have decided to return and look forward to welcoming back.
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Can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have been back to Ventinove in the last 18 months – we absolutely love it. The

house is great and is of the highest quality throughout, the views from the garden and olive grove are

just breath taking and this area of Umbria is great for walking, cycling, culture and of course amazing

Italian food.

We come with our 2 teenage children but whether you have kids or are a group of adults there are

endless things to do. Throw in the fabulous all year round great weather and you just can’t go wrong

with this place. We strongly recommend you give a try.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you back again, we really love that you always find so many interesting things to do and that all your family have such a great time. You seem to love it as much as we do!
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We have just had the most perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a brilliant house and location this is. We have rented lots of houses throughout Europe but this is definitely one of the best. The house is fitted out to the highest standards and we cannot think of anything that did not exceed our expectations.

The area is also stunning, the weather is perfect and the food absolutely outstanding. We had lots of day trips to the local hill towns, went to the spectacular Adriatic coast for sand and sea (this is 1hour 15 minutes drive) and visited a variety of local vineyards. The activities in this area are too many to mention, anyone visiting will not be short of things to do.

This holiday has definitely made it into our all-time top 5 and we have already booked to come back very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed our house as much as we do. It is always a bonus when people appreciate this fabulous area. Its seems like you really got the most out your holiday and very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Fantastic authentic rural bolthole. So relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 wonderful weeks here with a group of friends. The whole house was beautifully decorated with many little touches that made it feel like a home from home; a real difference from many of the usual soulless holiday properties on offer. We spent many evenings cooking in the very well equipped kitchen and there are plenty of different places to enjoy a quiet glass of wine while enjoying the large selection of books.

Though not large, the garden has plenty of room to enjoy the amazing views either from the shaded dining area or sitting on the lawn. Although we were a party of adults, Ventinove would also be good for families as is well equipped with children's books, toys and DVDs. There are a number of walks in and around the village, but a car is necessary to make the most of the area, which is stunningly unspoilt. We had wonderful days out in locally in Spoleto, Montefalco, Trevi and Spello. With the help of our lovely housekeeper, Bianca, we also organised a memorable day trip to Rome by train, totally stress free.

The owners provided lots of advice and recommendation for trips, food shopping and restaurants in the area. Everything we tried hit the mark and we were only sorry we did not have time to do more. We shall have to return very shortly

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerry Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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A Wonderful House with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I spent a relaxing holiday here last summer. Ventinove was such a lovely house; brightly decorated with excellent quality furniture and with lots of books, games and dvds to make a really comfortable stay. We slept really well in the King size beds as did our children who fought to sleep in the mezzanine areas and loved having their own desk and hangout areas in the bedrooms. Bianca our housekeeper was very welcoming and helpful. We arranged for shopping and food to be prepared in advance and everything was perfect throughout our stay. It was difficult to get everyone out on trips as it was so tempting just to chill out at the house. However the wonderful village pool in the local mountain village was great fun for the children as was the people watching and the slides at the large pool in Trevi. There was a fantastic selection of local restaurants all within a 10 minute drive. During our stay we enjoyed excellent pizza, both takeaway and eat in, amazing chargrilled meats and homemade ice cream at a farm cafe, as well as many family run trattorias all serving excellent Umbrian food. When we couldn't be bothered to go out there were many fantastic food shops in the village at the bottom of the hill including farm shops selling estate oil and meat, a lovely lady selling amazing handmade pasta dishes, two more butchers curing and cooking their own meat, a fish shop with fresh and cooked fish, bakers, grocers and a super wine shop run by a lovely couple who also sell lots of interesting deli products. All this without even making it to the supermarket! Spoleto was enchanting as were all the lovely hill towns in the area. The children had great fun rafting in the Sibillini Mountains where we also visited the unique town of Norcia. One of the best holidays we have had as a family; there really was something for everyone both in terms of the charming house as well as the region.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback. We are always delighted when guests enjoy our house as much as we do and really immerse themselves in the area. We really feel so lucky to have a second home in such a wonderful area and love it when others appreciate it to the same extent.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Campello Sul Clittunno
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini
Nearest Beach
135 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $129.45
Additional Guest Fee $194.17
Refundable Damage Deposit $647.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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