|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set off for a family holiday at a historic estate in the gorgeous Umbrian countryside. This restored 12th-century villa was built by the Bishop of Orvieto and once served as the fortress for the entire Mealla Valley. Lounge by the pool, treat yourself to alfresco meals, and wander the grounds, which are filled with olive trees and still house a small 12th-century church and bell tower.
(11 hectares, 26 acres)
From the main road, one-and-a-half miles of unpaved road leads to the property, which consists of 11 hectares (26 acres) of woodlands, gardens and olive trees. A series of stone steps leads to the entrance of the main villa. Next to the main villa is a terrace with a swimming pool that has lights for evening swims and views of the valley (15 m x 7 m, open June to September). The pool is surrounded by several sunbeds, armchairs and a shaded dining table for 6. There are two separate gazebos, each with a shaded dining table for 12 (an additional small table may be added upon request). There is a barbecue as well as a ping-pong table and space for lawn bowling and golf practice. A small church and bell tower dating back to the 12th century can be found on the property, along with original 15th-century wood oven (located next to the bell tower). There is unlimited parking space.
(1120 m2/ 12,056 ft2)
Ground Floor: There are numerous living areas. The main living area is a large music room with a grand piano, which is next to a billiard room with a billiard table, state-of-the-art stereo equipment and an extensive collection of records and CDs. Other rooms include: an open seating area with a sofa and ottomans; a study with armchairs; a dining area with seating for 8; and a gym with a treadmill and weight machines. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, American coffee maker and table for 8. There is also a bar room, which has direct access to the pool and is equipped with a table football (foosball), pool accessories and sports equipment (balls, racquets, golf clubs). There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (165 cm), garden/pool access and a separate bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. There is also a guest suite with a separate entrance, which features a living room with a sofa, TV, fireplace, dining table for 4 and kitchenette, as well as a bedroom with a TV, queen-size bed (165 cm) and a narrow single bed (80 cm, best suited to a child). The guest suite also has a small bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Sixteen steps lead to the first floor.
First Floor: There is a living room with two sofas, a flat-screen TV with satellite, DVD player, fireplace and desk with a printer, separate scanner and fax machine as well as a second sitting area across the hallway. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (165 cm) and a separate bathroom with a bathtub, shower, double sinks, toilet and bidet. A fireplace is located near the entrance to the master bedroom, and there is a small laundry room with a washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and board. Fifteen steps lead to the second floor.
Second Floor: There are two bedrooms. The first has a king-size bed (180 cm) and two narrow single beds (80 cm each, best suited to children). The second bedroom has a queen-size bed (165 cm). There is a separate bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a sofa, TV, fireplace and dining table for 6. The kitchen features a stove, oven, microwave, toaster, washing machine and table. There are three bedrooms. The first two bedrooms each have a queen-size bed (165 cm) and the third has two single beds (80 cm each, best suited to children). There is one bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
Pre-Stocked Villa: 12 Euros per hour
Babysitting: 12 Euros per hour
Although there are more sleeping spaces, the maximum number of guests is limited to 14.
Air Conditioning: The bedrooms are air conditioned.
There is a GPL heating system (natural gas) with fan heaters.
Single beds may be joined, upon prior request, to make a double bed.