“Come and discover the wild and unspoiled beauty of Umbria — Tuscany's hidden next door neighbor and the green heart of Italy. ”
This charming family-run 17th century stone farmhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside is nestled in a protected natural reserve in Orvieto (Umbria). At a crossroads between Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, this country house is the ideal point from which to discover a myriad of enchanting medieval towns or just to take a break from everyday life. The owners, Marco and Daniela, both native English speakers, believe in the "slow way of life" and wish to show you the way as well.
Following a faithful renovation of this ancient stone farmhouse, 6 large rooms were created each with their own bathroom & shower and lovely panoramic views. The rooms have been redecorated in a traditional rustic style and several rooms still possess the house's original wooden cross beams, cotto floor tiles and fireplaces.
Breakfast is served on the veranda and includes homemade cakes, bread and jams while dinner is served on several evenings during the week with a fixed menu. The rooms, the living room and the dining veranda provide for Wi-Fi internet connection and a rustic fireplace is located in the living room.
A lovely garden with an outdoor pool and sunbeds surround the farmhouse which is situated on 7 hectares of fertile land including 700 ancient olive trees, a forest, a small fruit orchard and an organic vegetable garden. A panoramic viewpoint which offers breathtaking views of Orvieto by day and by night is complemented by a gazebo and a stone veranda from which to enjoy the views and the glowing sunsets.
Thanks to its strategic position, the most important historical towns in Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio can be reached quickly. Rome and Florence can easily be reached by train from the Orvieto train station. The area offers a wide range of activities including: horseback riding, cycling and trekking routes, water sports, thermal baths, food festivals, ancient religious celebrations, medieval costume parades and jousting competitions. Many regional and national mountain parks surround the farmhouse as well. The Umbria Jazz Festival takes place every year in Perugia in July and Orvieto in December.
The owners use their own organic grown vegetables, fruit and olive oil to prepare their guests' meals three times a week. They also offer cooking lessons and can organize local wine, cheese and oil tastings in the area.
Come live the slow life with us..
Breakfast is served between 8: 30 and 10: 30.
Included in the cost of each room, a rich buffet breakfast is prepared for all our guest including fresh bread, butter, homemade jams & marmalade, various cakes, fruit tarts, yogurt, fresh fruit, local honey, cereal, fresh ricotta (when available), & scrambled eggs (when available and upon request) along with various blends of tea, Italian espresso and cappuccino and herbal teas.
We serve dinner (4 course fixed menu) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (reservations are necessary). Lunch is not served. Any food allergies/intolerances must be communicated to us beforehand.