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Il Saraceno

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | The Sabine Hills, Lazio

Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioned bedrooms |


Il Sareceno is a delightful stone farmhouse that’s set at the end of private drive in the pretty hills of Sabina, in northern Lazio. It is only 3 Km from Tarano village that can be reached only by a white road and there is no view of other houses, but only woods and country fields. Walking or biking starts directly from the house without crossing asphalt road, is possible to ride or walk several kilometers reaching unspoiled surrounding village ( Fianello, Cicignano ) through the old abandoned walking road.
It is located in a valley that is Regional Park, with lot of wild birds and animals living there. The house has been lovingly restored by its owners who transformed it into a home full of light, furnished in keep with its ancient history, but with all modern needs in a very tasteful fashion as two air-conditioned bedrooms and the sitting room on the first floor of the main house.
The swimming pool and pool loggia with garden furniture are set on a terrace, overlooking the house enjoying unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside. The interior, has the house’s original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, a well fitted kitchen, and modern bathrooms.

Clients reviews

Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely country home, it was so relaxing. We enjoyed your restaurant suggestions and Flavia's delicious cooking. Many thanks.

Robert Morgan
(United Kingdom)

Terrific villa for people who want to relax and swim and commune with nature and each other. A little tough for people who imagine going out on day trips every day. We were here for a writers' retreat (five professional women writers) so we loved the place and took only four excursions. If you want daily excursions, I would not stay here. If you're happy to relax and read and swim and drink wine, this place is lovely.

Susan Elizabeth George

We were so grateful for such a warm welcome to the beautiful villa and all the information and guidance. We've had a fantastic week with trips to Bomarzo, Tivoli and Farta and a great true Italian meal at La Pineta. There are many more things we would love to do and we plan to come back.

John Roberts
(United Kingdom)

FAB - U - LOUS!!!! Thank you so much for allowing us the use of your beautiful home. The pool the house and the surrounding countryside is all stunning. We have had a lovely Italian holiday and we will come again. Flavia is a star; her home cooked meals were fantastic! the wide life was an unexpected treat.

Helen Ankers
(United Kingdom)

Thank you do much for the use of your lovely house. We had a marvellous Italian holiday, with lots of great local food! You have done a fantastic job with your house; it's paradise. Very best wishes; James, Frances & Alex.

Saverio Apollonio
(United Kingdom)

We had a fantastic week in this lovely place, in fact apart form a lovely day in Rome we hardly left the house and grounds. The combination of peace and quiet, beauty, nature and the splendid house, gardens and pool will live long in the memory. We were so lucky with the weather-hardly a cloud all week-and will head back to London feeling thoroughly refreshed!

Leslie Allen
(United Kingdom)

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely house. We had a great two weeks. Fully equipped. Flavia's cooking was a real treat. Thank you again.

Leslie Allen
(United Kingdom)

Excellent séjour en famille dans une maison et ses dépendaces fort agréables, et très calmes au milieu de la campagne et autour de la piscine. Bravo et encore merçi!

Ursula Martin-Malburet

Thank you for the most brilliant time! Truly perfect!

Vivienne Chapman
(United Kingdom)

Thank you for the most brilliant time ! Truly perfect! Mrs Chapman 2012

Vivienne Chapman
(United Kingdom)

The entire property was great, but the owners' help and attitude was particularly wonderful. He took us on a tour of the neighbourhood and he was really trusting and wanted us to enjoy his house as much as he does. He also made some great recommendations for restaurants and trips.

E Buquet

Had a wonderful weeks holiday. What a fantastic house and a beautiful pool. Would really recommend taking up the offer of a home cooked meal - the food was superb, much better than restaurant food. Thanks for a great week.

Rowan Woodward
(United Kingdom)

The overall appearance, inside decor, cleanliness were excellent. The pool was fantastic and a real highlight. We also took advantage of the catering one evening which was fantastic and great value for money.

Rowan Woodward
(United Kingdom)

A fantastic house and pool with fantastic hosts. We all had a fantastic week! I'll be recommending this stunning house to all our friends. Thank You!!

Rowan Woodward
(United Kingdom)

We had a wonderful week at Il Sarraceno and took full advantage of all the many things that the house has to offer. Thanks very much Francesco and Isabella for keeping such a well stocked house. Flavia and Daniela cooked a fabulous dinner for us and took care of us really well. Thanks for everything!!.

Rowan Woodward
(United Kingdom)

What a wonderful place you have. A home! we have had a very enjoyable week, nagging for a place like this of our own. From Singapore not easily done. I could write an essay,,, but…

Jayne Grey

We have truly enjoyed our visit. The weather has been very nice. The kids have mostly been enjoying the swimming pool. Since it is shallow on one side, it could also be used by our two kids that cannot yet swim. The house has given us plenty of room and have had all things needed to make our stay comfortable. On Sunday we took a stroll in Tarano, all the people we met were very friendly and was eager to talk, even though our Italian is very limited.On Monday, Flavia cooked us a very nice dinner. Considering the quality, the size of the portions and the number of courses, the price was very reasonable and something we can highly recommend for future guests. In the afternoons we have mostly been outside enjoying the chilly temperature in the evening, mosquitoes have not given us much trouble at all.Thank you very much for the service, enthusiasm and hospitality you and your wife have shown us.

Jan Edvard Faugstad

Delightful 'away from it all' location, in an area unspoilt by tourism! We had an absolutely marvellous week at your villa and would like to thank you for everything.The villa was so well equipped with all we needed and many extra thoughtful touches such as the products in the bathrooms. Most of all we appreciated your personal welcome - food was so good after our journey and mozarella salad was repeated many times through the week! However, most valuable of all was the local information which you gave us so that we could make the best use of our time - the boys were brave enough to drive to Rome not once but three times even though our guide books discourage this!! Anyway we had a wonderful time and were sad to leave.

Gillian Vidler
(United Kingdom)

We loved Il Saraceno and had an absolutely magical week here. You've done a fabulous job creating a beautiful home away from home

Selina Knoblanche
(United Kingdom)

We had a fantastic time at Il Saraceno . The owner and his wife were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were settled in. The villa itself is very comfortable and set in beautiful surroundings. If you want a quiet week away from it all we would suggest this villa is the perfect location. We cannot recommend it highly enough and every member of our party will be looking to return next year.

Paul Telford

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