House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
SWIMMING POOL AND PLAYGROUND COMING SOON
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR SUMMER 2014
We have just finished building and furnishing this modern 3 bed house in rural Umbria, rather a labour of love for us. Here you have space and tranquillity to relax. Enjoy sampling the locally produced food and wines. Take in the unspoilt views from every aspect of the house.
This fresh, modern, light and airy house provides ideal family accommodation. The large garden is simple for now, just laid to grass with some young hedging growing around the perimeter. There is however a really lovely covered terrace area from the kitchen with it's outdoor dining furniture for you to sit and dine, 'al fresco' whilst drinking in the views.
Our fantastic local contact Alessia will greet you and will be on hand should you need her during your stay. You can arrange with Alessia if you would like her to come and cook traditional Umbrian cuisine for you, using the most sought-after local ingredients.
Available locally: Coffee shops, bars, local supermarket, shops, bank, swimming baths.
Places of interest:
Rome: Dip into Rome from here, without staying in the hot city in summer. Take the train from the nearby stations of Attigliano, Orte & Orvieto for a 1 hour trip to central Rome.
Lakes: Lago Trasimeno (the largest in the region), Lago di Bolsena.
Spa Baths, Viterbo: Terme dei papi, exclusive beauty centre Messegué Montecchio
Skiing is possible at Termillo and Monte Amiata
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Montalto di Castro 78 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome Fuimicino, Ciampino is only 3 km more 78 km, Nearest railway: Attigliano and Orte 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs you will find a modern fitted kitchen with all modern appliances and a dining table and chairs, leading out to the covered terrace with it's own dining table and chairs. The hallway leads to the kitchen, lounge with wall-mounted TV and DVD player, downstairs bedroom (bedroom 3), bathroom and stairs up to the landing where you will find another bathroom, master bedroom with it's own four poster bed and balcony with stunning views. The children's bedroom is also upstairs, with slide out beds, plenty of storage space and sofa. This house stays cool in the heat of the summer.
Towels and linen provided.
|Further details outdoors|
SWIMMING POOL AND PLAYGROUND BEING INSTALLED. PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED IN JUNE.
The Umbria region
An extensive guide to local activities including the Terni Waterfalls is provided for our guests both beforehand and in the guest information book in the house.
Umbria is considered "the heart of Italy" and is a land of over one hundred medieval towns. The township of Giove is one of these. Situated above the A-1 Autostrada, which serves as the main artery between Rome and Florence, this restored landmark sits waiting to host its visitors in medieval atmosphere and modern luxury.
With a train station at the bottom of the hill in the city of Attligliano, all destinations are easily accessible. The fantastic cities of Orvieto, Spoleto, Perugia, as well as the ceramic capitol, Deruta and the treasures of Rome and Florence are all close enough for day adventures. If you prefer to explore closer to home, the famous Monster Park at Bomarzo and the hidden medieval hilltop metropolis of Amelia are a stone's throw away.
We love the nature, antiques, historic centres and culture that surround our second home. This region is less touristy than Tuscany and offers an ideal starting point for enjoying the peace of the surrounding hilly and mountainous landscape as well as providing a convenient base to explore. Visits to the remote medieval hill towns scattered throughout the region will take you off the beaten track.
The region has a wide range of cultural events and festivals. The local cuisine is a must for food-lovers, with a diverse array of fine local ingredients and wines to try.
The town has all that you will need including bank, supermarkets, bars, bakers, coffee shops and friendly locals.
The village, located on the surface of a hill that slopes towards the river Tiber boasts quaint medieval cobbled streets, beautiful architecture including that of the castle. An extensive guide to local activities including the Terni Waterfalls is provided for our guests both beforehand and in the guest information book in the house.
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23 Aug 2012
"Beautiful holiday home"
The service we received from the owners, Tamsyn and Ronnie, was superb. They were extremely helpful from our very first enquiry, to booking and throughout our visit. They answered all of our questions - no matter how petty-sounding. They also provided wonderful help whilst there through their Italian contact, Alessia, who was a mine of information and even came to the house late at night (interrupting her dinner with friends!) to help us when we fused the house lights.
The house itself is extremely well furnished and is immaculately clean and spacious. We are a family of 7 but had plenty of room to escape from one another. The kitchen is large and modern and had everything needed for a self catering holiday. There was plenty of room for dining - both in the kitchen and on the lovely patio outside. The garden is very basic but was what we expected with a newly built property. The house is in a fairly remote area (a car is pretty much essential) but is in a nice residential location, though the neighbours aren't too close for comfort! It felt like a very safe, family-friendly location. We spent 2 weeks here and had a great time.
It is quite well located for lots of sightseeing but be warned that you will do a lot of driving - quite an experience in Italy but we soon got used to it and were driving like true Italians ourselves in no time. We took the train to Rome. It was great value (77 Euros including travel passes for all of us) and took less than an hour to get there. There were also local trains to Florence and Sienna though we didn't manage to fit those in - next time maybe! We also drove to Rome once but returned to find the car had been broken into - a 4 hour hassle with the police and car rental company followed so I'd definitely recommend sticking to the train! If you are an EU visitor to Rome make sure you take some ID (a driving licence) to get discounted tickets to the main attractions.
About 10 mins drive away is a lovely clean outdoor pool (in Lagnano inTaverina) which we visited a lot. There were also free thermal pools about 30 minutes away north of Viterbo - basic but an experience I'm glad we had! They'd be even better in cooler weather as the water was very warm (albeit a bit sulphuric-smelling!). The locals in the village of Giove were very friendly (the place comes alive after 9pm) and the gelato (anywhere!) was fabulous! There are lots of great sights to visit and I'd definitely recommend the area. It is however extremely hot in July and August!
A few very minor suggestions for improvement:
The addition of a guestbook where people could make recommendations (or warnings!) about places they visited etc would be useful, as would a file with leaflets and details about local attractions.
A few family board games (and a table tennis table!) would have been great - to keep us entertained in the evening.
We've stayed in lots of holiday homes and this is the nicest by far - a beautiful house and great value for money.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a brilliant review· We will definitely look at getting table tennis or table football, some board games and the guest book with leaflets too.
All the best
Tamsyn and Ronnie
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