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The chapel

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Quercia is the largest of the apartments and is located on the first floor of the building. It is reached via an internal staircase. Next to the staircase on the ground floor is a communal room with dining table and chairs, sofa, fireplace, and a computer with internet access.

The stairs lead up to the front door, which opens into a stunning lounge with high beamed ceiling and terracotta tiled floors. Furnished with comfortable sofas, armchairs and a small circular dining table with four chairs, the main feature of the room is the ancient oversize stone fireplace. This is the hub of the apartment and from this room doors lead off to all the other rooms.

To the right is the first of the double bedrooms, this is a corner room and has two windows both of which have great views. The room also has a large triple wardrobe with matching chest of drawers and side tables.

Next door is the fully equipped kitchen which has fitted units with oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. There is a traditional wooden dining table with six chairs and a brick wood burning oven.

To the left of the lounge is a corridor off, of which are the remaining three bedrooms and the bathrooms. The first room on the left is a bathroom with shower, WC and basin. Next door is an attractive family bathroom which has a full size bath with hand held shower, WC and basin. Next to this is a lovely twin bedded room with beamed and tiled roof, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Opposite this room is the triple bedded room which has a high vaulted beamed ceiling with matching twin beds and a wardrobe. A wooden open staircase leads up to the mezzanine level where the third single bed is located.

The final bedroom next to the triple is the master bedroom which has a wooden ceiling and matching wooden furniture. The ensuite bathroom has a WC and basin.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: ROME 140 km, Nearest railway: Orvieto Scalo 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

CD player

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Furnished pergola

Stove top espresso machine

Electric fans

Video player

TV Sat

DVD-MP3 player

DVD player (Euro)

Alarm System

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED

Hairdryer

Microwave oven

Iron

Internet WI-FI Inhouse

Oven

Fire place (open)

Decorative fireplace

Washing Machine Inhouse

Safe

TV

Further details outdoors

The large inviting swimming pool is positioned in one corner of the garden; it is completely surrounded by fencing with a gate for safety. The paved pool surround is furnished with sun loungers, chairs and umbrellas.The pool may occasionally be used by members of the owner's family

The pool is mainly rectangular in shape with an extra section in the top left hand corner where the internal steps lead down into the refreshing water. From the pool and garden you have far reaching views across farmland to the rolling Umbrian hills in the distance.

The original farmhouse was built on this plot around 1000 AD, although the current house is much later. It was also at one time a Benedictine Monastry which is why there is the church attached to one side of the building. The area itself has been inhabited for far longer than that, it was during the renovation work that a Roman cistern was found.

The property has three separate apartments and a detached cottage. The three apartments are located in the main building and the cottage is located opposite the main house. The largest apartment is on the first floor while the ground floor houses the two smaller apartments. Each accommodation has its own private outside space where you can enjoy dining al fresco.

The large communal gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. The owners have placed large terracotta pots throughout the grounds which are planted with brightly coloured Mediterranean flowers. The Roman cistern that was discovered during the building works can also be seen in the garden.

There is a 13th century chapel attached to the left side of the house which has lovely 16th century frescoes inside. The chapel is still consecrated and at the end of July each year there is a service held to celebrate a local religious festival.

The property is surrounded by farmland and has spectacular seemingly endless uninterrupted views across the countryside.

Swimming pool - The pool is 6x12mtr, the shallow end is 1 metre increasing to 1.45 metres at its deepest, open from mid May to mid September.

Sailing lessons - available on the Bolsena lake

Water sports - on the Bolsena lake

Mountain-bike rental on site - 4 bikes are available for an extra cost

Local Leisure - walking, biking, wine tasting

Horse riding - in the nearby village called Porano

Tennis - Tennis courts in Bagnoregio 5km away

Cook on request

- info and prices available from owner on arrival

Cooking Courses - for further info please contact Velia at: Click here

Parking - available for guests on site. It is covered

Restaurant - A local restaurant is just 5 minutes walk from the villa

Railways - the nearest railway station is in Orvieto Scalo, 12 Km away

Internet WI-FI Onsite - There is free WIFI connection throughout the villa and at the pool area. Within the house there is a fixed computer that you can use to check emails or you can bring a laptop to allow you to roam throughout the house. These services are free of charge.

Other services - 2 cots and 1 highchair available on site free of charge. Please check availability before booking.

Distances - Orvieto 18Km, Bolsena 12 Km, Perugia 80Km, Todi 38 Km, Arezzo 120Km, Siena 138km, Florence 176km, Rome 140km, Pisa 250km

Approach road - all paved only last 150m good unpaved

Further details

7 Night Villa Price for 2011 - in GBP up to 9 people - NOT per head

The Umbria region

Umbria is a region of modern central Italy. Is one of the smallest Italian regions and the only peninsular region that is landlocked. Its capital is Perugia. The official language, as in the rest of Italy, is Italian.

Umbria is bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. Mostly hilly or mountainous, its topography is dominated by the Apennines, with the highest point in the region at Monte Vettore on the border of the Marche, at 2,476 m (8,123.36 ft), and the Tiber valley basin, with the lowest point at Attigliano, 96 m (314.96 ft). It is the only Italian region having neither coastline nor common border with other countries.

The Tiber forms the approximate border with Lazio, although its source is just over the Tuscan border. The Tiber's three principal tributaries flow southward through Umbria. The Chiascio basin is relatively uninhabited as far as Bastia Umbra. About 10 km further it joins the Tiber at Torgiano. The Topino, cleaving the Apennines with passes that the Via Flaminia and successor roads follow, makes a sharp turn at Foligno to flow NW for a few kilometres before joining the Chiascio below Bettona. The third river is the Nera, flowing into the Tiber further south, at Terni; its valley is called the Valnerina. The upper Nera cuts ravines in the mountains; the lower in the Chiascio-Topino basin is in a fairly large floodplain.

In antiquity the plain was a pair of shallow, interlocking lakes, the Lacus Clitorius and the Lacus Umber. They were drained by the Romans over several hundred years, but an earthquake in the 4th century and the political collapse of the Roman Empire resulted in the reflooding of the basin. It was drained a second time over five hundred years: Benedictine monks started the process in the 13th century and it was completed by an engineer from Foligno in the 18th century.

In literature one sometimes sees Umbria called il cuor verde d'Italia (the green heart of Italy). The phrase is taken from a poem by Giosuè Carducci — the subject of which is not Umbria but rather a specific place in it, the source of the Clitunno river.

Orvieto Bolsena

The nearest town to the house is Lubriano which is only 1 mile away. Here you will find all the basic essentials at the mini market, butchers, greengrocer and bakers. There is also a post office, bank and a selection of bars and restaurants. For a greater choice of shops and restaurants the larger town of Bagnoregio is approximately 3.5 miles away.

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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014

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  • Italian
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