|Space||1,291 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This elegant two bedroom two and a half bathroom house is located in the lovely village of Monteleone D'orvieto in Umbria, Italy. It dates back to the 15th Century and is perfectly placed between Rome and Florence for the best sightseeing in Umbria and Tuscany. The beautifully furnished living room is on the ground floor with a guest bathroom and laundry room. On the next floor is the dining room that seats six and a brand new fully equipped kitchen. Above that is the guest bedroom with en-suite full bathroom. On the last floor is the master wing with en-suite bathroom and a fabulous view of the surrounding countryside. The floors are connected via a spiral staircase.
There is a 42 inch flat screen TV in the living room and another in the master bedroom. The house has high speed internet and WiFi throughout. We have Sky satellite reception on both televisions with programs and films in their original language. The house comes with an olive grove a short walk outside the village walls, where you can go to read a book under an olive tree or sunbathe. Dinners 'alfresco' as the sun is setting, with a good bottle of wine, are a favorite of our guests. Should you wish we have a maid to clean for you whenever you like. She is also our cook and can be hired to cook typical Umbrian home cooked meals.
The charming village has one of the smallest theaters in Italy and it is an absolute jewel. The village has a bank, two restaurants, two cafes, a grocery store, one butcher, a clothes shop and a newspaper and general supply store. Once a week there is an outdoor market with vegetables and fruits, clothes and linens. Plus a fresh fish truck that comes every Wednesday from the Tuscan Coast.
On August the 16th every year the village has it's own Pablio, a medieval celebration. The villagers get dressed up in their beautiful medieval costumes and there is a jousting tournament with horses and their riders. At the end there is a big fireworks display, it is not to be missed as it is such a colorful and special celebration. It attracts people from all over the region. In fact from the 8th of August till the day of the Palio there is a lively fair on the Main Street selling crafts made by artisans from the region. As well as a festival of Umbrichelli a handmade pasta made by the villagers served with a variety of sauces and other accompaniments like meat, salads and desserts. You eat at long tables set up in tents it is a very jovial and happy event that lasts a week. All summer there are festivals and fairs that are great to see how life is celebrated in this really special region of Italy.
I was born in England and left to travel the world with my parents when I was 9 months old. I was a soloist with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company based in New York City and traveled the world with them. I left New York after 28 years and bought my first house in Tuscany in 1989. In 2012 I published my memoir called: ' Love, Please' which is available on the major buying web site that we all use. As a result of my travels I speak Italian, French, Spanish and a rusty Portuguese.
I enjoy people from all walks of life and love hearing their life stories. I am always amazed at how fascinating most peoples lives are. I love Italy and the Italian people for their warmth and kindness, and general love of life. I live between Italy and Los Angeles and travel frequently to other places that interest me.
Susana Hayman-Chaffey purchased this house in 2010
When I sold my big house in Tuscany I wanted to find something more manageable and started looking in Umbria. On one of my explorations I fell upon Monteleone D'Orvieto and fell in love with it immediately. I then looked for an agency to see about buying a house there. As soon as I walked into the house I felt at home and charmed by how it was renovated. The Count who owned it was an architect and he had done the renovation with great taste and kept the original tile 'cotto' floors which are so authentic. The house is functional and very comfortable. The village is very appealing as well and has one of the oldest theaters in Europe, it is a small jewel and in the summer they have concerts there occasionally. The village also holds it's own Palio every summer on the 16th of August and people come from the surrounding towns to see it.
I did not want to rent it at first and have only rented once to an English couple who rented it for a year from September 2011 to September 2012. You will see their comments in the review section. I have decided to rent for vacation rentals as I am not able to visit so often and would like others to be able to enjoy it.
It is uniquely placed exactly between Rome and Florence and so is the perfect place from which to explore both Umbria and Tuscany. Being just an hour and a half from Rome and Florence and only five minutes from the A1 motorway. It is so convenient for sightseeing and enjoying all the wonderful restaurants and open air markets of the region. In addition it is not far from the train station at Chiusi for Florence and Siena and Fabro Scalo for Rome.
Wow as they say in Texas what a great holiday we all had at your gorgeous house!!!!!! One of the best Christmas and New Year holidays we have ever had. Susana we cannot thank- you enough for all your help and your maids holiday cooking. SO delicious and such a treat not to have to cook and to eat tradition Italian home cooking. We will tell our friends about you and your lovely comfortable house.
John and Marianne
We had a wonderful week in sunny Umbria in August and really enjoyed staying in this wonderful and well-equiped house. The house was very clean and well-maintained and really matches the description on the website - actually it's much nicer being there than just reading about it.
We really appreciated the way Susana cared about our well-being and all the details like the nice soaps and her delicious olive oil. Whenever we had a question we got a prompt reply.
A real highlight and place to relax on sunny days or after long excursions was the olive grove that is a few minutes below the village and offers stunning views in the surrounding landscape, especially at sunset.
All in all we had a great stay, enjoying the house and the atmosphere in the village, going on excursions to Orvieto, Perugia, Lago Trasimeno, exploring neighbouring mountain-top villages and towns and walking in delightful nature.
We hope to be able to come back for another holiday.
We liked our stay here in Monteleone d' Orvieto. The apartment is on four floors so if stairs are an issue this may not be your place. Otherwise the spaces were well appointed and the rooms spacious and comfortable. There are 2.5 bathrooms and a good functional kitchen with a dishwasher! We loved the olive oil! Scott and Anne
Loved the village.The house was just perfect and the host was wonderful with lots of info of things to do and see.the place was very clean and had everything you need for a extended stay.The stairs are hard to get used to but after a while they were fine.
The only thing that we did not enjoy was the bells being very close to them was not a good thing .
But would go back and stay if we get the chance.
Two couples shared this home for nine nights. We selected it because of its location in the village of Monteleone d’Orvieto and for its features which include two ensuite bedrooms (plus another half bath). The WiFi and laundry were also greatly appreciated.
The location is well suited for sightseeing of an interesting portion of Umbria and southern Tuscany. The area has an abundance of both touristy and less visited towns. Those who like to see what is around the bend, or over the next hill will enjoy the results of their explorations.
The very characteristic local village has a beautiful site and contains most essential services, including some very good gelato.
The accommodation is well appointed and a tremendous value. The owner is extremely responsive and easy to work with. She met us at both our arrival and departure.
One caution. The home contains several levels connected by a spiral staircase and would not be appropriate for those with mobility issues. Overall though, wonderful experience...
My stay with friends last year from 5th September to the 16th September, 2014 at Susana Hayman-Chaffey’s house in Monteleone d’Orvieto was one of the BEST vacations I have ever had. The house and it’s accommodations were wonderful and the fact that the house is in the village really gave us a flavor of what life in an ‘old’ Italian village is like. The views from the village across the surrounding country side were amazing. We particularly enjoyed going down to the Olive Grove which came with the house rental, after a long day exploring the surrounding countryside and points of interest, with a bottle or two of Prosecco and some cheese and cold cut delights we found along our way to see the sun set and relax! What a treat!!
The house itself was Great! We particularly loved the multi-level layout which afforded us a wonderful, sense of privacy when we wanted that, or of course the get together spaces at the kitchen level and the living room on the ground floor.
All in all a VERY ENJOYABLE Experience and more than affordable compared with properties we had looked at in nearby Tuscany before finally deciding on this one.
Definitely a 5 STAR experience and one to be repeated more than once!
Thank you Susana for a once in a Lifetime way of letting us get to know another side of Italy!
The date above should be April 1st 2015. I had a most comfortable and delightful stay in this beautifully furnished antique house in an old Umbrian vlllage. The beds are very comfortable with a full bathroom for each floor (3). The kitchen is fully equipped and I had a fabulous cooked meal by the maid-cook. Nearby is a beautiful olive grove where one can sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty of the Umbrian countryside
This elegant house is very comfortably furnished and is in an ideal position one and a half hours from both Rome and Florence.
The living room is on the ground floor with a flatscreen tv and Sky satellite reception as well as a guest power room and laundry. Up one floor via a spiral staircase that connects all three floors, is the dining room with table and chairs for six and a fully equipped kitchen. On the second floor is the guest bedroom with a king size bed, a writing table and a chest of drawers. It comes with an en suite full bathroom with shower. On the third floor you will find the master bedroom with a king size bed, satellite flat screen tv, a desk and chest of drawers. It also has an en-suite bathroom with toilet, bidet, bath tub with shower and a sink. The view from this bedroom is over the surrounding countryside and is bright and sunny.
This charming house is on the Tuscany Umbria border. In Umbria you have, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, Citta della Pieve and the Umbria Jazz Festival. In Tuscany you have, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Florence and Chianti to name a few. The house comes with ain Olive grove with a panoramic view over the hills where you can sit under an olive tree and read a good book or dine 'al fresco' with a bottle of wine.
We have a maid who can clean for you should you choose.
There is a lovely public pool in Fabro Scalo ten minutes away Called Parco Piscine Ondaverde. With a big pool and a children's pool, slides, and a Restaurent. Cost € 7.50 for adults for the day and € 4.50 for children.
The beautiful town of Orvieto with it's spectacular cathedral is just twenty minutes away and it has wonderful shops of all sorts for that special present to take home and some wonderful restaurants. San Casciano Bagni is just a half hour away where you can immerse yourself in the hot springs of the Fonteverde Spa, where in the summer they also have aperitif nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
I will usually be here to welcome you and will show around the house and take you down to the olive grove/garden. In the living room we have a large selection of brochures, maps and places to visit during your stay in this fabulous region.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 20 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$272.37|
We require a 250 Euro deposit. There is a final cleaning fee of 50 Euro.