About this listing
We are happy to invite travellers into our home in the beautiful Umbrian countryside. The house is comfortable with a mixture of original and modern furniture. Todi is a pretty little town & our home is ideally located as a base for exploring Umbria.
Welcome to our charming home in the Umbrian countryside. The property rests on the side of Todi hill surrounded by 10 hectares of fields, fruit trees and olive trees.
We provide guest accommodation in our spacious guest bedroom, with a kingsize bed, antique furniture and fresh clean towels and bedsheets. There is a small wardrobe and chest of drawers for those who want to unpack.
While the bathroom is shared, we’ll mostly use the other bathroom during your stay, so no waiting to brush your teeth at night!
Breakfast is self-service, with a push-button Nespresso coffee machine, plenty of milk, cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit. And no need to worry about doing the dishes, we have a dishwasher! Our well-equipped kitchen is there for your use if you want to make any other meals.
We have a living room with a comfy sofa, Sky TV and a cosy glass-fronted fire. There is a table in the dining area, another in the kitchen and one in an outside pergola area if you want to eat at home. We also have broadband WiFi internet. The property’s thick stone walls keep it cool during summer and keep the heat in during winter, so you should always be comfortable inside.
Todi has a good range of restaurants serving traditional local dishes and there is a well stocked supermarket near the house. The house is 1.6km from the historic centre of Todi, about 20 minutes walk for those willing to brave the steep hill up to the town. There are no sidewalks and few streetlights so it isn’t ideal for walking from one part to another, but there are beautiful countryside footpaths which lead from our house to other places, you can walk to an old monastery or alongside the Tiber River.
If you want to visit Rome, our house is 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from the Villa Borghese. Other towns and cities are also in driving distance: Assisi 45 minutes; Perugia 40 minutes; Deruta (famous for ceramics) 20 minutes; Montefalco 40 minutes; Orvieto 45 minutes; Spoleto 50 minutes; Civitavecchia di Bagnoregio 1 hour; Arezzo 1.5 hours and Florence 2 hours.
Guido and I are good fun, chilled and enjoy a peaceful life. You can be sure of a warm welcome from us, our 6 cats and especially from our 2 dogs! We throughly enjoy meeting new people and hearing their amazing stories about their travels!
If you would like to know anything else, don't hesitate to ask.
Guests have a spacious private bedroom with plenty of closet and drawer space. Our newly refurbished bathrooms are shared with Guests and the household. The household will use the shower on the ground floor to allow the guests frequent access to the shower next to their bedroom. The kitchen and dining area are shared. All outside seating areas can be used by guests.
Interaction with guests
We work during the day, but we are around most evenings when we enjoy chatting to guests. We also enjoying cooking and eating with guests from time to time. Occasionally we stay away a night or two in Rome, in which case we make sure the guests have everything they need and know everything they need to.
Our property nestles on the side of the hill below the historic town of Todi. Set in green rolling hills of the Tiber valley, close to the village of Ponte Rio.
The area is best explored by car, though some guests have managed on foot and with the very limited public transport. Those who have managed on foot have been young, fit and fearless, since there are no footpaths or street lights and we are at the bottom of an extremely steep hill.
Other things to note
We have pets, 2 dogs and six cats. They are always happy to socialise with people. If you don't like animals or this seems too many ours is not the place for you.
You really need a car to fully enjoy the area.
Have people round to visit - Yes
Use our washing machine & drying rack - Yes
Smoking indoors - No
Smoking outside - Yes
Food & drink in the bedroom - Yes (but be careful)
Other pets - yes and no (we want to know something about your pet first (no big dogs for example)
Our Pets - are NOT allowed in the guest bedroom and especially not allowed treats in the guest bedroom.
The rest, really just common sense respect for shared space.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
We are a friendly Italo-Scots couple with a love for animals and the great outdoors. Jon-Scot grew up in a small town near Edinburgh and Guido in Modena. We left our busy jobs in Edinburgh for a new life in the Italian countryside in 2009, why don't you come and see how it's working out!