Farmhouse | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 29
The ancient rural complex of “Antico Podere Santa Barbara” is set on an enchanting hilltop, on a 20 hectares estate encircled by oaks and chestnut woods in the heart of the Etruscan countryside. A fascinating secluded retreat, yet close enough to the highlights of the area, first Rome, just 50 minutes drive.
The property includes two quiet and comfortable holiday homes, ”The stable ” and " The ancient farmhouse ", surrounded by a wide and neat garden with panoramic pool, trimmed grasses, flourishing hedges, outdoor verandas and an antique woodstove.
"The Stable" and "The ancient Farmhouse" are fully independent, with separate entrance, own garden, dedicated area on the pool terrace, but close enough to be shared by one large group up to 30 people. There are many wonderful outdoor seating and eating areas, whether for two people or thirty!
The cottage The Stable has been divided into two independent and connected holiday homes.
"The Stable" can host 14/15 persons. Created by an old horse barn, the holiday home is tastefully decorated and paved in terracotta. It is perfect for large groups of friends or family gatherings, yet guaranteeing enough privacy to everyone.
The seven bedrooms, all except one with ensuite bathroom, gather around the large and bright living room.
In the living room the big table of the dining area, the warm reading room, the sofas around the fireplace offers a lot of opportunities to enjoy the company. The cosy kitchen next door is fully equipped with a large stove with baking oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, toaster and oversize pots and pans. The kitchen opens out directly onto the covered outdoor loggia with a barbecue facing the pool area. The air is sweet with jasmine climbing up the columns of the spacious shady veranda, furnished with table and chairs for al fresco lounging and dinner. From the living room with beamed ceiling all bedrooms are accessible. Each of them (apart from a triple room) has a small ensuite bathroom and a short hallway offering a maximum of privacy and it is decorated with different colours and typical furnishing.
"The small stable“ , suitable for 6 persons, lays in the front part of the restored former horse barn, surrounded by furnished blooming pergolas. On 110 sqm living area you will find a comfortable dining room with French door that leads outside into a veranda with climbing jasmine pergola. Two double rooms with ensuite bathroom and one double room with French door face a larger jasmine covered veranda and furnished with table and chairs; a comfortable and well fitted kitchen also overlooks the western garden.
On the hilltop overlooking the Etruscan landscape stands " The antique farmhouse“.
The former monastery has been thoroughly renovated in traditional style and offers two twin bedrooms and one large triple room, three bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a large living room with dining area.
The massive walls give witness to its past as a monastery dating to XVIII century.
Via an antique external stone stairway you access the first floor where you find the spacious and bright living room with sofas, fireplace and a large dining table beneath a beautiful beamed ceiling. On the left side there is the charming and well fitted kitchen. A long hallway connects and separates at the same time the living and sleeping area: two twin bedrooms and one triple bedroom overlooking the dense wood are furnished simply and matching the rural atmosphere. The triple bedroom has an ensuite shower bathroom. One bathroom with tub and one bathroom with shower are also available.
On the ground floor of the ancient farmhouse there is a very large hall for parties and for playing table tennis.
Behind the house, a charming furnished pergola covered with climbing vine and a woodstove is waiting for the guests.
An hedge with yellow flowers in full bloom and olive trees surrounds the pool (6m x 12m, depth 1,50m, open from May to October) with exterior shower, sunshades and deck chairs. The panoramic position is a lovely setting overlooking the Etruscan landscape.
A path leads through the forest to the town of Sutri with its Roman amphitheatre. Within walking distance of the estate there is a railway station with trains going to Rome. A restaurant- pizzeria, a supermarket, a chemist, are just 1 km away from the estate. You can park on the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 29, 12 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Santa Marinella 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 55 km, Nearest railway: Capranica Sutri 1.2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 8 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Double beds (11), Cots (2), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 50|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Lazio region
Latium is mostly known for its capital. Rome is worth a trip in every season. A whole life wouldn't be enough to visit all the sights of the Eternal City. But the central region of Italy, the heart of the antique Roman Empire offers also astounding landscapes ( rolling hills, wide valleys, woods, lakes and coasts), many of the best Unesco - world heritage sites of Italy and also the greatest number of lakes and rivers. The lakes Bolsena of Vico and Bracciano, of volcanic origin, boast some of the best water qualities in Italy.
Etruria, the land of the Etruscans, is waiting. This people has already left its mark before the Romans in form of impressive cities and necropolis. The visit to the several Etruscan Necropolis is certainly one of the highlights of traveling trough Latium.
In a relaxing atmosphere it's easy to history lovers enjoy the witnesses of antiquity. Latium has been - apart from Rome - spared mass tourism and is thus almost an insider's tip.
L'antico podere Santa Barbara si trova a breve distanza da Sutri, in una posizione strategica a metà strada tra Roma e Viterbo, nella Tuscia meridionale. La regione ha un patrimonio storico ed archeologico ricco e vario.
Si possono ripercorrere le tappe della sua storia con brevi tratti in auto. Partendo dalle necropoli rupestri: Le più vicine sono quelle del Parco Archeologico dell'Antichissima Città di Sutri. A pochi km quelle di Barbarano Romano, San Giuliano San Giovenale, Norchia, Blera e Castel d'Asso. Sono anche notevoli le vestigia romane, l'anfiteatro di Sutri e il Teatro di Ferento.
I borghi medievali: Viterbo, San Martino al Cimino, Ronciglione, Oriolo Romano, Nepi, Civita Castellana.
Le meravigliose ville Rinascimentali, Palazzo Farnese a Caprarola e Villa Lante a Bagnaia
I parchi e i laghi
Questa zona è da sempre fuori dalle grandi vie di comunicazione. Ciò ha consentito di preservare la natura e l'ambiente.
Ancora oggi è possibile ammirare un paesaggio antico e incontaminato
Riserva naturale del lago di Vico
Parco naturale regionale del complesso lacuale di Bracciano e Martignano
Parco naturale Marturanum
Riserva naturale Monterano
Il territorio è ricco di acque albule di cui si possono apprezzare le proprietà nei centri delle Terme dei Papi di Viterbo, alle Terme di Stigliano, alle Terme di San Sisto , oltre che in alcune sorgenti naturali sparse nella campagna
Living in " Tenuta Santa Barbara"
The pool overlooking the woods is an ideal destination for those who want a moment of relax: the charming landscape is the perfect setting for a pause. The right place for a country break in the peace of an area which also offers various possibilities for interesting excursions in the pristine woods all around, offering the opportunity to discover the enchantment of the "Etruscan land".
It is possible to walk reaching unspoiled places through old paths. The ancient "Francigena road", valle Mazzano with the ruins of the Caporipa fortified castle are just steps away. Guests are supplied with a map of the land and it is possible to see many varieties of wild animals and birds. Just 2 km away it is also possible to rent mountain bikes and start to explore!
Art and culture, sport, activities
The property is accessed via own private road and it is privately secluded.
From Santa Barbara you can easily visit the region and reach several resorts of historical, archaeological and natural heritage.
Its strategic position will enable you to explore Rome as well as the rich setting of Tuscia with its Etruscan necropolis, medieval towns, Renaissance villas and historical gardens.
The small Sutri-Capranica Station it is just 1 km away: you can get the center of Rome in less than 1 hour!
The ancient town of Sutri, in the immediate neighbourhood (5km) of the estate ( for trekking lovers, an ancient path leads through the forest to Sutri) offers several monuments of special interest, such as the Etruscan necropolis, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Mitreum.
Not too far away, you may visit many charming villages of the region "Tuscia", its natural beauties, such as the lakes (Bracciano, Vico and Martignano) or the thermal baths of Stigliano and Terme dei Papi. You may also practice a wide range of sports: you can play golf at Golf Club Le Querce; you can sail on the stunning Lago di Vico, you can go horse riding or rent mountain bikes in a beautiful and wide estate nearby, Associazione Ippica Sant'Elia (2 km).
Not far from the estate (6km) you find the "Aviosuperficie Alituscia" with its flight school.
Whatever your passion, we will do everything possible to ensure you a pleasant stay.
I casali dell'antico podere Santa Barbara si trovano su un verde rilievo di tufo. Il paesaggio è tipicamente etrusco: prati verdissimi, boschi fitti e rigogliosi, sorgenti d'acqua, torrenti che nei secoli hanno scavato profonde forre e hanno creato i profili scoscesi delle pareti di tufo. La valle su cui si affacciano i casali si chiama "valle Mazzano" è percorsa dal tracciato dell'antica via Francigena.
E' ricchissima di bellezze naturali, di una fauna molto varia e di reperti archeologici notevoli come il "Castrum di Caporipa", fortificazione che gli Etruschi costruirono nel tentativo di difendersi dall'avanzata romana.
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"Un luogo fantastico a pochi km da Roma"
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