This wonderful Umbrian villa reveals its great beauty the closer you draw near. For what seems at first like a simple stone house set nicely near an olive grove, turns out to be a large open-plan house on three levels with an inner courtyard, furnished patios and views that cause you to breathe more deeply. Set to overlook the Apennine Mountains on one side and villages atop the Umbrian hills on the other, this house makes it easy to live outdoors as much as you like, yet offers great comfort the moment you step inside.
Though there is a formal front entry into a hall between two large living rooms, the more natural entrance is into the kitchen through a wonderful covered patio, furnished both for outdoor dining and dreaming on the sofa in front of the large outdoor fireplace. The open-plan of this house is immediately evident when you step inside; it is not a house of doors and tight places, but one where sunlight and people move freely. The well-equipped eat-in kitchen is spacious and cook-friendly. Just beyond is a large living room with comfortable sofas and an open fireplace. Stairways from this room lead you either up to a shower room and a double bedroom with panoramic views or down to a twin bedroom and nearby shower room with washing machine. French doors between the living room and kitchen lead to another furnished terrace under a pergola and facing out towards the pool.
A second living area in the center of the house has an open fireplace, comfortable furniture,TV and computer, with views and access to an inner courtyard with shaded surrounding walkways. Beyond the living room there are two twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and, as throughout the house, a lovely mix of the antique furniture and modern fittings. Beautiful beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors blend well with the natural materials and soft colours used and make this house a relaxing place to come home to after a day exploring the hilltop beauties of Umbria.
A large pool is the right length for laps and has a sweet baby pool for those who prefer to splash and paddle. A spacious terracotta patio with sun-beds and sofas sides the pool and makes it a tempting place to linger and store up your share of the Umbrian sun.TripAdvisor property ID 3966321...Read more
Left on 11/18/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Karen JosephReviewed Nov 18, 2009Stayed May 2009
Campo Rinaldo is a fabulous place to stay. Mario and Sabrina were most
gracious hosts and very helpful. The home is perfect especially if you enjoy
being in a beautiful setting. The only drawback, perhaps, is that you are quite
a distance from everything! You must be willing to drive to Orvieto to take the
train if you are planning day trips to Rome or Florence as we did.
We were four women who all desired our own rooms and bathrooms and that
made this perfect. We ordered one of the food packages for our first day and
that was the perfect decision. We had enough food to last for days!
If you don't mind being away from the cities and destinations, this is a perfect
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