The house lies above the village of Pigge (midway between Trevi and Spoleto) and offers stunning views across the valley to Montefalco beyond. Secluded nooks and shady corners abound and below the large terrace, from where sunsets can be watched over a glass of red wine, the new swimming pool (12 by 4 meters) waits among the olive trees, romantically approached by a curving flight of stone steps. All the rooms in the main part of the house and the guest room are light and spacious and have been tastefully furnished and decorated. Beyond the house there are paths and tracks leading in every direction and the surrounding woods and groves are full of wildlife. Excellent restaurants serving local food, supermarkets and small shops all lie within 15 minutes drive in the still unspoiled towns of Trevi and Spoleto (which Shelley called the 'most romantic town in Italy').
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Secluded House Set In Olive Groves With Stunning Views Over The Vale Of Spoleto
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About Philip Sealey
We are a teacher and writer couple who live and work in Munich on a permanent basis. (When we are not in Pigge of course!)
Philip Sealey purchased this House in 2006
Why Philip Sealey chose Trevi
We bought Casa Bellavista as it is ideally situated in Central Italy to explore many cultural centres and the wonderfully wild countryside. Umbria itself remains relatively unspoilt and provides many opportunities to get away from the crowds. Local food and wine is excellent. The house is both relatively remote in its situation just above the village of Pigge and the Spoleto valley, yet at the same time is within fifteen minutes drive of main roads, mainline trains, supermarkets and first class restaurants.
What makes this House unique
The house provides privacy and tranquillity in abundance; has a lovely swimming pool with spectacular views; is surrounded by woodland and olive groves and provides many opportunities for hiking or walking from the doorstep. Watching the sun set over the Umbrian hills while enjoying a glass of Sagrantino red wine on the upper terrace is an experience not to be easily forgotten.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful surroundings with a fabulous pool for all the family.
This is a cool and comfortable property with views that really do take your breath away. The privacy was wonderful and our children didn't miss the internet as there is a DVD player to watch films on.
The house is comfortable and spacious with great bathrooms.
All the surrounding restaurants served mouthwatering Italian cuisine... my children said it was the best food they had ever tasted, and I have to agree!
The only tip, take insect repellent in the high season.
The property was excellent and the photos hardly did it justice. The directions were excellent
The whole trip was first rate and the accommodation was terrific. We had a great time and with the wonderful instructions and recommendations we were able to get the maximum from our holiday
Glad you had such a good time. Perhaps we need to add some more photographs!
The house is in a stunning setting with the most amazing views. Surrounded by trees and plants, it really is a lovely place to chill out and relax. The pool is lovely and well maintained and the kitchen facilities comprehensive. If you're looking for peace and quiet in a lovely Italian setting with numerous villages to visit locally, you will love this place. A hire car will obviously be required and it is a steep drive to the property but we got used to this very quickly. I would highly recommend Villa Bellavista
Bella Vista definitely
What a fantastic house in a most stunningl location. The roof terrace was amazing, 360 degree views. It was had everything we needed with basic larder essentials - and more! Lovely modern kitchen with many coffee making appliances. Useful patio area at front door, again with great views. Refreshing pool, cleaned quietly whilst we slept. Two fridges - one for food and one for drinks- that's how we did it.. Cosy lounge for the evenings when the sun went in. Appreciated the invitation to help ourselves to a bottle of wine on our arrival, which we did. Drive to and from the villa a bit worrying at times in a hire car but we/it survived. Nice walk from villa into Spoleto. Appreciated recommendations for restaurants etc. in the locale - most of which we explored..... Only downside was shower which due to local water supply was a bit disappointing but when on holiday you take things for what they are. Would definitely recommend to people who like countryside mixed up with medieval villages and qiuet times with a view from terrace, book,glass of local vino and cuckoo for company! Thank you Mr & Mrs Searley.
A Hidden Gem
Hiding at the tree line of this beautiful Umbria countryside, surrounded by olive groves and nature. This lovingly restored rustic house is the perfect escape from a busy life. We've returned every year since discovering this place 7 years ago.
Eat and relax in the garden, listening to birds and crickets while overlooking the green valley below. Refresh from the Italian sun with a dip in the amazing pool. Completely private, you can go days without seeing another person.
Every year we're sad to leave, and excited to return. Clearly we want to keep this place a secret :)
Peace and Beauty
We returned to the aptly named Casa Bellavista for our holiday this summer and I was again struck by just how breath-taking the location of this stunning villa is. Located next to The ‘Way of St. Francis', the pilgrim path to Rome, and midway between Assisi and Spoleto, the property, owned by an Anglo-German family, has all the amenities you could wish for, including a large kitchen/living area and even has a self-contained annex so there is plenty of space for family or friends to holiday together while still enjoying their own privacy. The roof terrace, where we ate many of our evening meals, looks out over the vale of Spoleto and is ideal for stargazing. There are also many wonderful places to eat nearby: the local town of Trevi boasts several fine restaurants and another personal favourite is in Montefalco (also famous for its wine as well as its frescoes) about 15-20 minutes drive. The highlight for me is perhaps waking in the morning to a perfect blue sky, then walking down the steps for an early morning swim in the immaculate swimming pool in the middle of an olive grove. Absolute bliss; private and unspoilt yet close to some of the most beautiful places imaginable.
Closest beaches are on the Adriatic coast, just under two hour's drive away. We suggest Numana or Sirolo as the cleanest and prettiest.
Nearest airport (45 mins by car) is Perugia (Ryanair)
Ancona (Ryanair) 2 hours by car / train.
Rome Ciampino (Ryanair/EasyJet) 2 hours by car.
Rome Fiumicino (Many airlines) 2 and a half hours.
Trevi is on the main Rome - Ancona line and trains are regular and very economical; about an hour and a half to Rome, two and a half hours to Florence.
A car is essential for a stay in Casa Bellavista.
Trevi is 10 minutes away by car (50 minutes on foot through the olive groves); Montefalco, Foligno and Spoleto 15 mins by car.
Assisi and Spoleto are 20 mins drive away. Perugia 45 mins, Todi and Gubbio 1 hour and Orvieto 90 mins; Rome is 2 hours and Florence 2 and a half hours away by car.
There are tennis and riding facilities close by and in the valley below is a twenty mile cycle route (from Spoleto to Assisi). All necessary amenities are available in Trevi or Spoleto, including a large new shopping centre. Both Foligno and Spoleto have great clothes shops. Local restaurants serve exceptionally good traditional dishes, using the outstanding olive oil, truffles, celery and wild boar from the area. The wines from Montefalco are highly prized and the famous Sagrantino is unique to the region. There are fabulous walks in the mountains behind Trevi and through the neighbouring Valnerina, where rafting is also on offer.
Booking Notes: An option on the house can be held for three days. Reservations are guaranteed after receipt of a non-refundable 25% deposit. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before your holiday commences. Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally Saturday, but some flexibility might be possible in the low season. Arrival after 3pm and no later than 8pm. Departure before 10am. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for 2 people. We charge an additional 50GBP per week when 3/4 guests are staying. Discounts are available for long rents.