About this listing
Stone house among olive trees in the rolling hills of Orvieto. Full countryside. Independent, three-storey house, old and modern furniture. Suitable for families and groups, since it is informal and spacious. Ground floor (all rooms have French windows): large kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, pantry with back entrance, bathroom with shower, large living room with fireplace and dining area, bedroom with two beds. Groundfloor suitable for wheelchair. First floor: bedroom with double bed, contiguous bedroom for two , and two living rooms, bathroom with shower. Second floor: two bedrooms (double/twin), bathroom with tub. Exterior: big table under a rose pergola, hammock, ping pong table, swing, parking area. Garden sloping towards the olive grove. Outdoor pizza oven.
The kitchen is fully equipped (pots, pans, toaster, kettle ...). We provide sheets and towels. There is now Internet and a telephone for free local calls.
We also leave table games for kids and adults.
The house is 20' by car from the highway, the same distance from Orvieto and 10' from the village with many shops and services (supermarkets, pharmacy, post office, hospital, doctors, herbalist, restaurants, cafés ..) and a public swimming pool ( outdoor and large indoor)
A shepherd closeby makes a highly appreciated cheese from his sheep milk and is willing to show you how he makes it. You can buy organic olive oil , free range eggs and chickens directly from the producers and you can ask the lady in the nearby hamlet to prepare their fantastic lasagne and other specialities for you. She would be willing to give cooking lessons at our house but...in Italian.
The house is the ideal place to rest and enjoy the Italian life style or study and work in a group given the ample space. It is 'also an excellent starting point for excursions to ROME (h 1,30 by car), FLORENCE ( h 2) , AREZZO (h1,30), all reachable by train from Orvieto's station, and to the historic sites of Umbria, Tuscany, Lazio (Todi, Assisi, Pienza, Montepulciano, Viterbo ...) around an hour away. In less than one hour you also find the lake of Bolsena, where you can bathe, do water sports and find inexpensive restaurants on the waterfront.
The house is decorated with family paintings - Italian, English and French - as well as objects brought back from our trips.
The price indicated is for two double rooms ( 4 guests). Extra double room is € 30, if used for one person only 20.
The access to the bedrooms depends on the number of guests
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually there to welcome our guests and then I hand them over the house
The far reaching view and the unspoilt Umbrian/Tuscan countryside
Orvieto is on the main train line Rome/Florence and on the A1 Naples/Milano motorway
Other Things to Note
Dogs are welcome
Use the house as if you were in your own home
About the Host, Laura
Ho molto amato la casa che vi propongo, comprata per riunire tutta la famiglia nelle vacanze. La famiglia è italo/inglese/francese. Ora che i ragazzi sono cresciuti sono tornata a occuparmi di viaggi e di India. I miei studi sono storico/religiosi