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Huge country villa - sleeps 11, Aircon, Wifi, Exc Pool, dishwasher, private land

Bedrooms 5
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrms/2 sittg rms/2 dng roms/2 kitch/5 bathms/Pool House/exclusive pool/Wifi

A huge detached 18C villa, built by the ancestors of the family who still own it now. 4 kms from nearest town, La Bruna, with all the facilities you require : bars, restaurants, food shops etc.

11 kms to Spoleto.

Aircon in the upper 3 bedrooms.

This illustrious family own all the land, far and wide, around the villa, for miles and miles. The land consists mainly of olive groves and vineyards. World standard beauty.

They retain a tiny part of this enormous villa in order to keep an eye on the estate. They are not there all the time. However, when they are, their small part of the villa is totally self-contained and tucked out of sight. Indeed, when I went to look for their apt, I could not find it ! They have their own garden, fenced, at the side of the villa.

The rest of the land, the vast gardens, the pool, the Pool House, the pergolas, the shady seating areas beneath trees and bushes, the aia directly in front of the villa, designed for parties and festivals, is ALL exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

As is this grand villa ! Once you are inside, you have NO awareness whatsoever that you are not the sole occupants of the villa (although on occasion, you may be the sole occupants).

The villa is extremely spacious and some of the rooms are enormous eg the upper sitting room, filled with comfy, squashy lounge furniture to seat 15 persons. Here there is also a large inglenook fireplace.

The villa is not a stereo typical luxury villa. I would more describe it as rustic luxury because the member of the family, who redesigned the villa is an artigiano ie an artist specialising in crafts. So, all the orginal features of the villa have been left intact, in a luxury context.

3 of the 4 bathrooms in the villa are all very large. Indeed, one of them has a seating area by the window. The 5th bathroom is in the Pool House.

The Pool House is where we store the garden furniture. Here there is also a washing machine and ironing facilities. And, the 5th bathroom. It would be possible for someone to sleep here although it clearly would not offer the luxury of the villa !

Apart from the small corner of the villa, reserved for the owners, the villa consists of 2 self contained suites :

The EVE Suite :

Occupies the entire ground floor.

Entered via either of your totally private side doors, one into the sitting room, the other into the kitchen - both side doors open onto the front of the house. The centre door leads to the upper 2 floors.

1 sitting room - seats 6

1 kitchen/diner - fully fitted with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob, oven, microwave etc - seats 6

1 bathroom


The ADAM Suite :

Occupies the upper 2 floors.

Entered via your totally private front entrance up a wide staircase with easy steps.

Floor 2 -

1 huge sitting room with Inglenook fireplace - seats 15

1 large sitting/dining room - seats 11

1 fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob, oven, microwave etc

1 bathroom

Floor 3 -

3 double/triple bedrooms, each with its own air conditioning system

3 bathrooms

The Pool House :

Garden furniture

Washing machine

Ironing facilities

1 bathroom

Vast gardens with well maintained grass lawns. Shrubs, trees and bushes dotted hither and thither, concealing shady seating areas, herb gardens and fruit and vegetable patch, where you can pick whatever is in season.

Leisure Pool : 9 X 5 metres

Immediately beyond the pool are the olive groves with some chestnut trees, beneath which are more seating areas, where you can contemplate the good life in the midst of the mysterious ancient olive trees. And to the side are the acres of vineyards. Ahead of you are the mountain ranges.

No chemicals are used in the gardens. This is a totally organic situation. Yet, I had no problem with insects, when sitting with the owners in a shady seating area within some bushes, besides the pool. Nothing ! And, the temperature on that day was 37 degs C. Just cool and beautiful.

I have called this place The Garden Of Eden because it reminds me of that wonderful biblical scene that represents temptation and sin ! This place is SO close to the senses that one feels anything could apples, sex, purity and debauchery ! All at once ! This is what this villa and its grounds evoked in me. An extremely powerful environment. You enter a fantasy. Your spirit is nourished, your senses overwhelmed, your head space filled with a beauty created by other worldliness. You re enter the world a changed person. A miraculous rejuvination !

This place is an adventure playground for those who wish to experience spiritual freedom..... For those who appreciate absolute beauty in its pure forms

More Details

Property Manager
Norma Williams
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Norma Williams

Retired from London. Moved to Umbria. Partied and travelled for 8 years, mainly to Sydney in the European winters. Got a bit bored with "the high life".

Rented out part of our country house to a violinist playing in the Spoleto festival because she begged us to. Fun experience. Renting out became a hobby. The hobby grew !

Now, 15 years later in 2017, it is "a proper business" ! Just shows it's never too late to start something new in life.

I have been a model, a fashion designer, a fine artist, a Philosophy lecturer. Yes, I have had several careers and I was glad to see the back of every one of them.

Yet, still, after 15 years of ups and downs in this business, I have never loved work as much as now !

It is such a privilege to live in this Paradise and to share beautiful and unusual properties in and around central Spoleto, some in the country, many with pools, all with terraces and some further afield.


Spoleto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a late fee of 50 euros for arrivals after 10 pm on the day of your arrival.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , 5th bathroom in Pool House
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Single beds can be joined by request
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
A small totally self-contained part of this enormous villa is occupied by family members at times, in order to keep an eye on the estate. It is tucked away at the back of the villa and, unless you are told about it, you would not know it existed ! For hire : bikes, maid service, chauffeur, chef at home, meals delivered. Inquire re your particular requirements. State Of The Art gym with pool in nearby Spoleto that permits temporary memberships. We offer "chef at home", cookery classes, truffle hunting, wine tasting, olive oil tasting at famous person's house (the Vatican use their olive oil and the Pope has blessed it !).....indeed, any activity you like, we can arrange, and, at much cheaper rates because our activities are "in house" and authentic, unlike the many activities in this area offered by foreigners in business here.


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Rome, Perugia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
San Benedetto
Car: necessary

Please enquire about activities eg chef at home, cookery classes, olive oil tastings, truffle hunts etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $123.06

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.