(x 6 people)
Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | North of Orvieto, Umbria
Independent villa | Private pool | Maid included |
Poggitello is a traditional stone farmhouse nestled into a lovely hollow in the hills near Fabro. Terracotta floors and beamed ceilings set the tone for an interior decorated in a comfortable country style with a mixture of antiques and modern pieces. The bedrooms are all located on the ground floor, each with a modern ensuite bathroom. At the heart of the house is a stunning open plan living area with large windows overlooking the garden and swimming pool with a wonderful view of the wooded hills beyond. A dining loggia off this room offers a splendid spot for al fresco meals. A broad sweep of lawn is encircled by trees and leads to the large swimming pool. Fabro is an ideal base for sightseeing in three provinces - Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
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Poggitello is available at lower rates for smaller parties. For details see Poggitello (x 2 people).
About 30 minutes north of Orvieto, on a quiet road that rises and falls through wooded valleys and vineyards. The nearest villages are Parrano, 3km/2 miles and Carnaiola, 4km/3 miles, each with a shop or restaurant. Good walking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the Monte Rufeno Reserve immediately to the south. Etruscan-founded hilltop Citta delle Pieve lies 40 minutes to the north. Orvieto, on its rocky crag, is a must-see for its spectacular striped Duomo and Etruscan tombs; on the slow road via Ficulle the substantial Antinori winery is worth a visit. Day trips might include Todi, Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno, or Montepulciano, all about 1 hour's drive.
Lower ground floor
Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Two twin bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Upper ground floor
Large room with kitchen, sitting and dining areas, and a fireplace, leading out to a spacious loggia with dining and sitting areas.
An open sweep of lawn on a gentle hillside. The swimming pool, 7 x 13m/23 x 42 feet, is set into the lawn just outside the house, with changing rooms and a WC below.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's owner and his wife, who speak English; they make use of a separate house on the property and share the pool on weekends only. A caretaker is at hand during the week. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [No Sky channels]. CD player. Mosquito nets on bedroom windows. Central heating. Working fireplace. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet access [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence and Rome, 1 hour 40 minutes. Railway station and motorway exit at Fabro, 6km/4 miles along paved roads until the property’s long, white access road. Parking for three cars.
Tennis at Fabro, about 10 minutes by car. Several riding stables in the area; for horseback treks in the Monte Rufeno Reserve the stables are at Acquapendente, about 30 minutes' drive.
Filter coffee maker. Hairdryers in all bathrooms. Iron and iron board.
The swimming pool, 7 x 13m/23 x 42 feet, has a depth of 1.20-1.90m/4-6 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
One crib/cot and one high chair.