Il Berneto sits about 500 metres altitude, in 300 acres of flowered fields and olive groves with woodlands, and has stunning views of the Umbrian hills. In 1050 AD it was the first castle of Monteleone d'Orvieto, later a farmhouse. It is built entirely of local stones and combines the typical Umbrian ambiance of wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and stylish décor with modern amenities. The villa is air-conditioned, heated and has Internet access. The property is child friendly, and includes an expansive yard all around. The pool is 20 metres from the house, with beautiful views on the hills, a vegetable-garden with seasonal vegetables and herbs is available for the guests. The villa has maintained the original structure of a farmhouse: ground floor for cowsheds and cells, today charming living rooms; first floor for kitchens and dining rooms; other floors for granary, today comfortable bedrooms. At the same time it is simple and easy to clean!
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Country House in Monteleone d'Orvieto, Umbria, Italy - with Private Pool
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Il Berneto is a beautiful home on the edge of a village that is almost too Italian to be real and barely gets a mention in the guide books. Our host was responsive, friendly and a pleasure to deal with. The house is huge and can easily accommodate 3-4 families. The house has character, charm and was well equipped for the whole family from grandparents to kids. We would happily return.
We love Il Berneto
From the moment we arrived, we knew this was a special place. Martina and Carlotta met us @ the house after our long journey, so kind and engaging. We already felt @ home! The house was perfect for our large group of friends and family. The first week we even used the fireplace, which made it all the more magical. They have everything you need, including an incredibly well-appointed kitchen where we cooked many meals. The house is so clean and well-maintained, and Anna and her crew go out of their way to be helpful. Definitely eat lunch @ Seven (we went many times), and enjoy their wine selection. Andrea and Michele are terrific. Visit cafe latte for gelato and treats. The butcher in town is fantastic too. Everything so fresh!! We had an amazing time. Thanks for sharing your home. We loved it!!
What an amazing place
We spent a fantastic week at Il Berneto in July 2014. We were a large group of 6 adults and 8 children and all of us were hugely impressed. The swimming pool is great and the rooms all very comfortable and some with fantastic views. We love cooking and the kitchen seemed equipped with everything we could possible think of wanting. The standard of everything was very high and you could sense the property is maintained by a family who takes great pride and who thoroughly enjoys spending their own holidays there. Martina and Marco made us feel incredibly welcome on arrival and we would have no hesitation about going back to Il Berneto again in the future - I hope we will have the opportunity. Don't hesitate - you will love it here.
This property was absolutely perfect for our family holiday. A group boasting 8 adults and 8 children under 12, il Berneto was everything we could have possibly hoped for. With families traveling from Switzerland, Britain and the US the location was great and easy to get to. Plenty of attractions nearby as well. With Monteleone only a short walk away, there was never any need to take the car out for shopping.
The house is brilliant with plenty of bedrooms and space. It's very clean, well appointed and everything you could possibly need is provided. The pool was more than ample in terms of size. The grounds are huge, plenty of space for the children to play and explore.
The landlords could not have been more helpful and were there for us whenever we needed anything.
Special interest holidays:
Cooking lessons in a typical restaurant walking distance, Wine tours.
Nearest train stations: Chiusi Scalo (20 minutes), Fabro scalo (10 minutes), Orvieto (35 minutes). Nearest international airport is Fiumicino, Roma, a 2 hours drive. Car hire is recommended to go around and visit the Tuscany and Umbrian surroundings.
Walking distances: 5 minutes to the bar and supermarket, 10 minutes to the village. Driving distance: Città della Pieve 10 minutes, Cetona 20 minutes, Cortona, San Casciano dei Bagni 30 minutes, Orvieto 35 minutes, Perugia 40 minutes, Todi 1 hour. Arezzo 1.5 hours, Assisi 45 minutes, Lago Trasimeno 30 minutes, Spoleto 40 minutes, Montepulciano 40 minutes, Montalcino 45 minutes, and Pienza 50 minutes. Florence 1.5 hours, Rome 1 hour 20 minutes, Rome Airport, Fiumicino, 2 hours.
Monteleone d'Orvieto is a small typical Umbrian village. There are good restaurants, two supermarkets, shops, post office, bank, catholic church, a pharmacy, herbalist's shop, hair stylist and tennis court - 250 metres from the house, available by prior arrangement. The fish vendor comes every Wednesday in the village, and every Thursday there is the open market. However a 10 - 20 minute drive there is a large shopping area. The nearest big village is Città della Pieve which has many artistic attractions, and a good hospital. All over the year in the various villages there are exhibitions, feasts, and music concerts etc.
Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturday. Arrival from 2.30 pm, departure before 10.30 am. In low season or last minute, flexible changeover. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in euros. From September to May the house can host up to 12 people. In June July and August (when the swimming pool is open) we do accept groups up to 20 people. Discount for early bookings, and in the event that booking is for more than one week. Parties are forbidden if not agreed with the owner.