About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights
Detached villa with private and fenced pool 1,6 km Montecchio, 20km from Orvieto
The villa, surrounded by olive trees, lies 2 km from the charming village of Montecchio in a hilly and very quiet location with panoramic sights on the Tevere valley, halfway the beautiful cities of Orvieto and Todi (both around 25 kms far away) and 35 kms from the sand beaches of the Bolsena lake. It is a quiet location and there aren't other houses directly around (nearest one at 700 meters) so it is an ideal place if you search privacy. The whole property is for private use of the tenant and it is suitable for up to 10 persons. There are 4 bedrooms (two with double bed, one with double and single bed, one with 2 single bed). Baby cot and extra bed available on request. In front of the house there is a 9 by 3 meter swimming pool, the pool area is fenced for the security of the small children. There is an equipped covered terrace to eat outdoor with sight on the pool and panoramic sight on the Tiber valley. On the lower floor there is a large dining/living room with a well equipped kitchen. Bedroom with double bed, bedroom with double and single bed (both have direct access to the garden). One bathroom. At the upper floor there is a double bedroom and the oter has 2 single beds. This floor has 2 bathrooms. All the most common household appliances are available. Broadband Wi-fi internet connection available through satellite. From Montecchio it's possible to reach quickly the principal cultural and naturalistic beauties of Umbria, Rome and northern Lazio, southern Tuscany (it's at 20kms from the motorway Rome-Florence, exit Orvieto). The train station of Orvieto is at 25 Kms, from the train station it is possible to reach Rome and Florence in around 1h30. In the village of Montecchio thereare: bar, baker, butcher, small supermarket, grocery, pharmacy. There are 3 more supermarkets and other shops in Baschi (11km). Big supermarket, often open on Sunday, available in Orvieto Scalo close to the motorway exit. Recommendend restaurants: La Perla (in the centre of the village of Montecchio, Sala della Comitessa (Baschi, 11 kms), Casa Vissani (Baschi, 11 kms...very expensive), Il fontanile (7 kms from Montecchio). At 10 km it is possible to visit the Falesco winery (visits and tasting from Monday to Friday).
Ground floor: dining/living room with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
First floor: living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Private garden and parking places (2 covered)
Garden chairs, sun loungers and sun umbrellas
Terrace on the northern side with ping pong table
Terrace with pergola on the southern side furnished with tables and chairs for outdoor dining.
Private fenced swimming pool (9m x 3m depth: 1m-1,50m).
Mr Guido Bauduin
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, italian, dutch, Native Dutch-Italian, speaks also English & French
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 01, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Montecchio calm and peaceful
We had 2 wonderful weeks in Montecchio, nice place, nice people, nice food. Very good position between Siena and Rome, + lot to see like Orvieto and Viterbo
Umbria is really fantastic
Good house with a great view in remote location
Great stay - the house is located on a challenging dirt road around 2 km from the nice town of Montecchio. The team dealt swiftly with some minor issues upon arrival. Good sized bedrooms and nice living room. Pool a little small, but nice and terrace is also nice, but only limited shaded space. View is second to none! You can see Monte Amiata from there!
Be aware the house is around 30 min from a motorway exit.
Lovely villa - in the olive groves above Montecchio. Stunning setting - total peace.
Villa comfortable & well equipped - there was plenty of space.
Loved the Umbrian Hills & will be back.
Many thanks for your review.
Away from it all, Tasteful house, Perfect setting
We, - myself, wife, son and girlfriend, daughter and boyfriend AND mother-in-law ( ! : ) , spent two absolutely wonderful weeks in this spacy and tasteful house, situated in perfect surroundings, - ( if you couldn't care less about the missing walking trails in the surrounding area ). The dirt road leading to the house is somewhat rough - and steep in places - but both our Kia Picanto and daughter and boyfriend's leased Mercedes-Benz ( Oh lord.. : ) survived just fine.
You know, - I really can't tell you how much I loved this house, this place, these surroundings, - fabulous view of the valley and hills beyond, - perfect micro-climate, - ( better - "cool" mornings, fresh, gentle breeze, perfect day temperatures - than any other place I've been to ! - e.g. Southern France, Israel, India, California..), - but what if I tell you that not at any moment did any of us step on each others toes, - quite the contrary, - as it was two weeks of smiles and laughter, and what can I tell ya.., - except YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO !
As a matter of fact, we were so overjoyed with our stay, that I hesitate to report a few minor, insignificant issues.. - unsecured wifi for instance, power plug dimensions and positions, not all that comfy outdoor dining chairs, occasionally the distant dog(s) barking..
Conclusion: I / We'll be back !
Lago di Bolsena is Italy's largest lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. The water of Bolsena is so clear, in fact, that it is completely safe to drink it. The local government has gone to great efforts to maintain the lake's natural purity; a technologically advanced purification system has eliminated the errors that might have been made before pollution-awareness was so developed. Luckily no industrial development mars Bolsena's shores, nor its views, and the gently sloping nature of the encircling land limits the amount of spill-off and soil erosion which could effect the water's transparency. The native fisherman still use the lake's water to make the local culinary specialty - a fish soup called sbrosia - a rarity to find.The lake is 12 km. long and 14 km. wide, with a maximum depth of 151 meters. The most important town on the lake is called Bolsena. Like so much of Italy, it bears the signs of almost every important period of the Italian peninsula, going back as far as the Iron Age and progressing through the times of the martyrs, catacombs and miracles and on to the Middle Ages. The Rocca Monaldeschi della Cervara sits at the top of the hill, overlooking the medieval quarter of town. The castle was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. It has been completely renovated and since 1991 has housed the Museo Territoriale del Lago di Bolsena (Lake Bolsena Territorial Museum). The museum is well laid out; each of its three floors is dedicated to various aspects of Bolsena's history, ranging from its prehistoric volcanic origins to its Etruscan-Roman period. A walk along the ramparts of the castle offers a gorgeous view of the entire lake and should not be missed. The Church of St. Christine is the town's other major site. It is a Romanesque church built in 1078 in a typical basilica style over the catacombs where St. Christine, a young woman martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was buried. From April to September, excursion boats depart Bolsena town headed for Bisentina and Martana, the islands in the lake. Both are privately owned and Martana is not open to the public, but Bisentina is an ex-summer residence of the Popes and has a large church on it. There are also seven small chapels built around the island. Don't think that Bolsena is just for history and culture buffs. It is also ideal for swimming, sailing, relaxation and dining. One of my fondest memories is having a delicious meal of grilled coregone (a local fish from the lake) at one of the many unpretentious restaurants lined up along the shore. If you happen to find one that's serving sbrosia, consider it your lucky day. Orvieto is a place of great historical importance. So you see tourists the whole year round. Lots of them only visit the well known cathedral, the cathedral square and the central street full of ceramics and souvenir shops. They are wrong, because there is a lot more to see in this city and even more in the surrounding area. You have to go right through Orvieto to get a real impression of the unfamiliar setting of the city and the gleaming city walls on the volcanic tuff stone hill, plus characteristic monuments and museums with Etruscan finds.
Additional information about rental rates
The rental prices include: -Electric power, water, gas -Bed linen/bath-towels -Wi-fi internet connection Additional charges to pay on spot: -(on consumption) Heating costs -(mandatory) Final cleaning €.150 -(on demand) change of bed linen/bath-towels Euro 5 per person Breakage deposit: €.200