Val di Coreto
(x 6 people)
Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | South of Orvieto, Umbria
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Val di Coreto is a charming stone farmhouse set on a hill that literally rises in Umbria and falls in Lazio. The location is exceptional, with wonderful walking trails and easy access by car to the great historic wine centres of two regions, Orvieto in Umbria and Montefiascone in Lazio. This beautifully restored house is decorated in a simple but elegant rustic style, air-conditioned bedrooms, in keeping with the original beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The views are lovely, covering woodlands, olive groves and calanche - limestone cliffs. A small swimming pool is set in the garden and a pretty dining loggia off the kitchen provides the perfect setting for al fresco meals. Nearby Civitella di Bagnoregio is an extraordinarily picturesque half-ruined village that can only be reached over a dramatic footbridge.
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Val di Coreto is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Val di Coreto (x 4 people).
Comfortably off the beaten track in a lovely farming area east of Lake Bolsena. The nearest shops and restaurants and tennis courts are in Bagnoregio, 5km/3 miles. The town of Bolsena itself, with its lovely lakefront, is 20 minutes away, as is medieval Montefiascone. The famous 'dying town' of Civita Bagnoregio is a winding 25 minutes' drive (and a 10-minute walk across a footbridge). Orvieto lies 40 minutes to the north and Viterbo the same distance to the south.
Large sitting/dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with a fireplace leading out to a loggia furnished with a dining table and a barbeque. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Air-conditioned double bedroom. Air-conditioned twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
The full country experience: a lovely cottage garden surrounded by fields, olive groves and small forests within 3ha/7 acres of private grounds. The swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, is set on a terracotta terrace next to the house.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's owner and his family, who live in Bagnoregio. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Portable barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [No Sky channels] with video. CD/cassette. Working fireplace. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Three portable fans. Mosquito nets on all windows. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Two bicycles available.
Airports: Rome and Florence, about 2 hours. Railway station and motorway exit at Orvieto, 15km/9 miles along paved roads to the property’s white access road. Parking for four cars.
Tennis at Bagnoregio, 10 minutes. Riding stables at Bolsena, about 25 minutes. Thermal spas at Viterbo, about 40 minutes.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Iron and ironing board. Hair dryer.
The swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, has a constant depth of 1.3m/4 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two cribs/cots and two high chairs