About the home
This lovely, recently restored 18th century farmhouse cottage provides seclusion without isolation. Surrounded by beautiful open countryside the house stands in a secure and private garden with huge pool, flower beds, large lawn, shady dining terrace and original pizza oven. Laguscello is convenient for the cities and sites of Umbria, Tuscany and beyond. Just 15 minutes from Orvieto and Lake Bolsena. Inside, a stunning roof-to-floor hall opens into a large lounge. The huge open-plan kitchen/dining room has an island unit with stools, locally-made dining table and seating in front of an open fire. There is also a utility room with American-style fridge, shower room/wc and games room with table tennis and table football on the ground floor.
Centrepiece of the garden is the 12m x 8m pool with sun loungers and wonderful views over open countryside. Guests can dine on the terrace beside an original (working) pizza/bread oven. And snooze after lunch in a hammock beneath a shady pergola. The property is securely fenced and gated with a gravel frontage for easy parking. A really spacious house with wow factor - great for holidays with family or friends. Plenty to see and do nearby or for a day out further afield - to the west coast, Rome, Florence or Siena. Newly restored for 2013 is an adjoining self-contained cottage which offers a further two double bedrooms, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen with fireplace and lounge. With its own private first floor terrace offering stunning views on three sides, it can only be rented in conjunction with the Main House - please ask for rental details if you are interested.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The front door opens dramatically into a towering floor-to-roof hall with an original arch on one side opening directly into a lounge, with comfortable leather sofas, satellite TV and DVD player. To the right is a games room with table tennis and table football. Ahead is a massive kitchen which stretches the length of the house. The 'working' end has contemporary quality fittings, topped with local stone and an island unit with stools on one side. A huge dining table made especially for Laguscello by Castel Giorgio's carpenter, stretches towards a cosy seating area in front of an open fire. There is a separate, fully equipped utility room, boot room and a shower room/wc on the ground floor. Upstairs are four big, airy double bedrooms, to sleep 8-10 people + baby, each with en-suite bathroom. One has its own balcony. All the rooms are exceptionally spacious with traditional beamed ceilings and handmade cotto floors. Decoration is simple with clean white walls and pale grey paintwork on doors and shuttered windows. All windows have fly screens and there are room fans - although Laguscello's walls are so thick, that the rooms stay cool, even during the height of summer. White bed linen and towels are provided and there are plenty of books, toys and board games. The kitchen is well equipped and has modern appliances - including an American-style fridge in the separate Utility Room. The original outdoor pizza oven is a great favourite with guests and can also be used for roasting meat. Many guests find they love Laguscello's pool, garden and amenities so much, that they can barely tear themselves away to explore the many wonderful sights close by or a little further afield - including Rome and Florence, which can be enjoyed for day's out by train from nearby Orvieto station.
Further details outdoors:
Centrepiece of the large garden is a 12m x 8m pool, with comfortable sun loungers and recliners. On the terrace is a roomy table for outdoor dining beside the original pizza/bread oven - which has been restored and can also be used for cooking meat - under the dappled shade of a pergola. Scented by massed lavendar and with its own herb garden there are also fruit trees for guests to supplement their meals with. A second pergola provides a shady retreat - especially for after-lunch snoozing in the hammock! There are wonderful, uninterrupted views. A path passes Laguscello, the original Pilgrim's Way from Canterbury to Rome. It is used only by occasional farm workers and walkers, as it links Lake Bolsena to Orvieto through lovely countryside featuring vineyards, olive groves, kiwi orchards, woodlands and fields full of wild flowers. Within a few minute's walk is a wood containing Etruscan tombs - and mushrooms and orchids in season!
Laguscello has four huge bedrooms with king size beds in three and a standard double bed in the fourth. There are also two fold up beds and a sofa bed, ideal for children or teenagers sharing a room to use. This means that up to 10 adults/children can be accommodated. There is also a cot. Attached to the main house is the 'Little House,' which can also be rented to provide additional accommodation for a further four people, in conjunction with the main house. This is a perfect bolthole for grandparents - so they have their own space to retreat to - to house noisy teenagers, or perhaps for use by a nanny. Please ask the owners for rental details if you are interested. The Little House is also available to rent during the winter.
The Umbria region
Umbria features high mountains and rolling hills and lakes. It has a typical Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 26c in summer with the sun shining all day.
Nearby, Orvieto is not to be missed - take the funicular railway up to the top of the rock before seeing its famous cathedral, caves and charming narrow streets. Also nearby is the isolated medieval city of Civita di Bagnoregio, now so eroded that it can only be reached by a footbridge.
The Orvieto Bolsena / Castel Giorgio area
It is close to Castel Giorgio with everything you need from bakeries to bars. Its location couldn't be more convenient for exploring the famous cities, sights and must-sees of Tuscany and beyond. It is a mere 15 mins drive to the wonderful medieval city Orvieto standing on it's craggy rock. From here the A1 motorway and fast rail connections link directly to Rome - just over an hour to the south - and Florence a little further to the north. In between and around and all within easy reach are Siena, Assisi, Todi, Montepulciano, Sansepulcro, Pienza, Spoleto, Perugia...
How to get there
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Rome Ciampino and Fiumicino airports are both a 90 minute drive, via the A1 motorway. Perugia airport is a little closer and Pisa provides a third alternative at a two hour drive away. All airports offer an extensive choice of car hire.
Fiumicino airport also has a frequent rail connection into Rome, with a direct, one-hour 20 minute train service from the same railway station to Orvieto. There are two car hire offices directly opposite Orvieto station - a 10-15 minute drive to Laguscello, which is just off the main road linking Siena with Viterbo.
Activities near Orvieto Bolsena
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
14 Mar 2013
We had found this Villa when we were on an ATG Oxford walking trip in 2011 and booked it for a family vacation in 2012. We had 13 people staying with ages ranging from 2 up to 65+ and everyone... more
31 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Laguscello with our extended family of 4 adults and 2 small children. The property has been beautifully restored, the finishes and furniture are of a high standard. It is... more
11 Jun 2012
I stayed here for a week in May with 3 other friends - so we each had a bedroom and bathroom each which was fabulous. The villa has anything you could want included with it and everything worked as... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|Winter||26 Oct 13||11 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 10|
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|Spring||4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 3150||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 2150||-||-||1 Night|
|Autumn||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
An early booking discount applies on booking made before the end of 2012. Rental periods run from 4pm on Saturday until 10am on the following Saturday. Use of the pool is included from 25 May- 5 Oct - outside these dates, use can be arranged for a small extra charge. Prices are based on exclusive use for a party of up to 14 using the Main House plus the Little House; for 10 using the Main House only and for up to 4 people in the Little House in winter only. The Little House is NOT available to rent in Spring Summer or Autumn on its own. Prices quoted are based on occupancy of 8 people in 4 bedrooms in the Main House - additional beds and a cot are available at an extra charge of £50 per person per week up to a maximum of 10 people (+ baby), to cover additional bed linen and towels. Cleaning, linen and electricity is included. A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 12 weeks before your holiday, together with a refundable security deposit of £250. Winter rentals are available for up to 4 people in the Little House only (heating is extra - please ask for details). We prefer payment in sterling - other currencies may be considered but with any bank charges or rate differences absorbed by the client.Enquire now
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We do not rent out the Main House during winter/early spring, only the Little House for up to four people.
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