About the property
- House3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
This property located near Orvieto, halfway between Rome and Florence, is always rented to one group at a time to ensure privacy and tranquility of guests.
Nestled atop a hill in Umbria, it is in this property that you will spend a great vacation, enjoying the peace and beauty of the place, spending a relaxing time with family or friends and enjoy the pool, playgrounds and terraces, or exercise your pizzaiolo talents.
You can also visit the nearby small medieval towns in Umbria and Tuscany, discover the typical gastronomy and the excellent wines of the region.
Orvieto is the city that launched the "slow cities" movement and is today its world capital.
In a typical property in Umbria, a farm with a watchtower dating from the 15th century and a pizza oven, all completely renovated in 2009 in the purest tradition with quality materials. It has all modern comforts and is tastefully furnished. Its lounge and large kitchen with dining room, provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The accommodation has a geothermal underfloor heating, reversible to refresh in the summer. Each room offers breathtaking views either on the garden or the hills or the city of Orvieto in the distance. Two terraces with very good quality and comfortable furniture allow you to enjoy the shade or the sun and admire the 360 degrees scenery and enjoy the serenity of the place. The heated infinity pool is fully automated, with stunning views of the property and the Cathedral of Orvieto. Deck chairs, solar shower, shading and games are available, as well as a playground with a petanque field and table tennis. The 4.5 ha property has a spring, a cave, an orchard, a vineyard, an olive grove, a vegetable garden and woods. The gardener delivers a basket of organic fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from the garden. Everything is done to promote exotic and relaxing vacation. Ideal for lovers of tranquility, nature and history
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful place for large family
We were a group of 12 (8 adults and 4 children) who stayed at this property a week in July. Viviane and Emile are lovely hosts and very helpful to our needs. The house is huge. We rented 2 bedrooms+1 bathroom on the ground floor and the 4 bedroom+3 bathroom apartment on the 1st floor. All the rooms are nicely decorated, the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are well equipped. The floor has water based cooling that helps keep the temperatures down a few degrees. However when day temperatures rise above 35degC the bedrooms were quite warm in the evenings. We solved this by opening the windows after sunset to get a breeze.
The pool is even better than it seems in the images. The view is gorgeous. It has roman steps and a shallow area for the little ones, and a deeper area at the other end. There is also an abundancy of high quality sunbeds so that everyone gets a spot.
The outdoor dining area is perfect for an evening meal while watching the sunset. We even tried the pizza oven.
We highly recommend this property to large groups and families with children. Hope to be back one day.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
This is way better than just a farmhouse
The rooms are spacious and the bedrooms are separated nicely
Showers are excellent
Great pool incredible views lovely hilltop village
Would definitely recommend this property
Awesome vacation home
We loved this home. Owners live in a small house on the grounds as well but never interfere in your stay. Rather they are very gracious hosts who attend to your needs, if you have them. They arranged a babysitter for us, arranged a house cleaner for us mid trip, and gave us great suggestions for places to eat and drink in the area. The house is very comfortable and well appointed, especially with plenty of kitchen supplies for a large group. This private home on a farm about a 10 minute drive to Orvieto was a perfect vacation spot for us. Family was able to join us and travel to/from Florence and Rome easily by train from Orvieto. We highly recommend this home and thank the owners for their hospitality.
Thank you, hope to see you again!
A great villa in a fantastic location
The villa is located a few miles away from Orvieto but sits on a hill will a fantastic view of the town; particularly from the pool. The drive into Orvieto takes a few minutes and the Coop supermarket is easy to find with a wide selection. The accommodation is excellent and was great for our party of 12 adults. We made good use of the pizza oven and 2 barbecues. There are two outdoor dining areas each with plenty of room for all of us. I think the pictures of the pool do not do justice to how good it is. The temperature reached 29 degrees centigrade and it is heated when required. The electric cover keeps the temperature up overnight. I think we were bitten by insects less this year than in our previous holidays in Italy.
I would definitely recommend staying here.
Excellent Villa with Unbelievable Views
We were so pleased with Podere il Monte and the photos on the website don't do the property justice. The villa has a perfect location in Umbria with easy access to Rome and Florence and the charming town of Orvieto is actually enough with the amanzing duomo, restaurants and markets. Emile and Vivianne were so extremely accommodating to all of our needs. The house itself is very well equipped for cooking and relaxing with comfortable beds, sitting areas and nice bathrooms. The pizza oven is amazing as are the grounds with an organic vegetable garden, a cherry orchard, wildlife and the pool was outstanding. We can't say enough and would highly recommend the property. What a gem!
our wonderful experience in the charming farmhouse near Orvieto
At a few kilometers from the mediaval town of Ovieto, there is a charming farmhouse on a hill with a view over Ovieto. The view from the property covers a fantastic landscape over nearly 200 degrees, with hills covered by forests, orchards and fields. The farmhouse is at the top of the hill and the area is quite. From within the swimming pool, one can still enjoy the wide landscape. While we stayed with our family alone, this house can accomodate simultaneously several families at the same time, each with their separate bedrooms, bathroom and living room and kitchen. From each bedroom, each orientated in a different direction, there is a spectacular view. And what a wonderfull furniture.
At three sites of the house, there is a different and large veranda, hence one can either sip a lovely local wine in the shade or in the sun, just move with the situation. At the same each side offers either an orchard full of olive trees, or vineyards or fruit trees. You pick your choice.
This farmhouse has kept its former style with thick walls; hence the temperature remains fresh in the summer but for those that is not good enough the airconditioning can take care of it. At the ground level there is large kitchen, where one can prepare the splendid local vegetables and meat, and consume it on a large covered veranda on the back side, while at the same seeing the small children playing in a gigantic grass fields. Wow we come back and next time we stay much longer!!! These owners have treated us as kings.
120 kn from Rome, 140 km from Florence, 80 km from Perugia and Assisi 8 km from Orvieto Rail station Ideal to visit Tuscany, Umbria and Rome