VILLA VALLOCCHIA/SLEEPS 14 - 3 mls/Spoleto centre
VILLA VALLOCCHIA/SLEEPS 14 - 3 mls/Spoleto centre
Villa Vallocchia sleeps up to 14 persons.
Extra tariff of 300 euros/week to book Lodge to sleep up to extra 4 persons.
Large, beautiful villa with WiFi, large exclusive pool with sound system, with paddock at side of pool and free horse riding (book in advance), set in 42 hectares of private countryside. Totally beautiful.
2 bedroom Lodge at side CAN be rented as an extension for further 4 persons - extra 300 euros/week. This lodge is ONLY ever rented as an extension to the villa. PLEASE ASK TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE LODGE.
THE VILLA (sleeps 14)
5 double/triple bedrooms (3 of which are ensuite), 4 bathrooms, 1 enormous sitting/dining room with snooker room + separate kitchen, inc dish-washer, large lap pool with pergola + sound system - sensational views.
It has 5 bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 – 1 large double bed, ensuite
Bedroom 2 – 2 large twin beds that cannot be joined, ensuite
Bedroom 3 – 1 large double bed with 1 single bed
Bedroom 4 – 1 large double bed with 1 single bed
Bedroom 5 – 2 bunk beds + 1 double bed + 1 single bed.
Or, camp beds can be placed in the enormous sitting room area.
4 bathrooms (2 ensuite),
1 separate fully fitted kitchen with dish washer and washing machine,
1 enormous sitting / dining room that can seat 25 for dinner,
1 snooker room at the end of the dining room,
1 large veranda with BBQ,
1 large pool with gazebo + sound system/open May 1 to mid Oct.
Just 10 mins drive from the mediaeval centre of Spoleto, this fabulous villa, set in its own private 44 hectares of gorgeous countryside, is stunning !
Carlo Minotti, who created the original Spoleto Festival, spent his summers here !
The famous Carlo Minotti, he of 'the Festival of Two Worlds' fame, spent his holidays here, along with a host of other celebrities throughout the years, all hosted by the owners of this beautiful property.
Now, the owners have moved away and this grand house is available as a luxury holiday rental. This means that you, too, can follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhole, Brigit Bardot, Peter Sellers, Pavarotti and the many other friends that Minotti had visit, while he was here.
THE LODGE (sleeps 4) - optional extra @ 300 euros/week
The Lodge,which is large, at the side of the villa, can be rented as an extension. It is NEVER rented independently of the villa. It has 2 double bedrooms, 1 large sitting room, 1 fully fitted kitchen/diner, 2 bathroms + 1 verandah.
Friend reunions and family gatherings.....
This large, spacious, comfortable house is perfect for reunions of family and/or old friends.
A property with vast amounts of space, where everyone can be private when they want, but, with an enormous sitting/dining room, where everyone can congregate together. Indeed, it can seat up to 20 persons easily !
This grand house has a separate kitchen/breakfast room with a dish washer, just off the enormous dining area and next to the outside patio, overlooking the pool.
Besides the large lap pool, there is a pergola with seating for 4 - 6 persons and......a fantastic sound system. And, for those of you who like discos, you can have the sound system turned up to full volume since all the land, as far as the eye can see and further, belongs to you, during your stay at Vallocchia Villa.
In a central location with easy access to all the Umbrian "hot spots" ! And, while you are here, the land, the villa (and the Lodge, if you wish) belong to you, exclusively.
Set in 44 hectares of PRIVATE drop-dead, gorgeous countryside, all private, ALL YOURS, Wifi throughout the villa and SKY TV, I can assure you there is nothing that can even begin to compete with this luxury villa in the area. And, with the fairy tale, mediaeval, walled city of Spoleto, a city that predates Rome, just 10 - 20 mins drive away, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Montefalco and Gubbio, all within easy reach, and, Rome, a mere 1 hr 15 mins drive (or, by train, from Spoleto station), this heavenly abode is an out and out winner!
The rate includes utilities, linens, towels, taxes + welcome toiletries.TripAdvisor property ID 4300017...Read more
VILLA VALLOCCHIA/SLEEPS 14 - 3 mls/Spoleto centre Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Additional Location Information
In 44 hectares of private land, in a totally private mountainous retreat, there is so much space that guests can do what they like, without feeling inhibited. Quiet nooks and crannies for lovers, spacious patio areas for dining alfresco, endless trails for walkers and cyclists, heavenly views, bird-song, a huge pool for family gatherings, local restaurants with proximity to the Umbrian 'hot-spots' ....Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello, Casteluccio, Norcia, Trevi, Montefalco, and, Rome, a mere 1.15 mins, by train, or, Spoleto, just 20 mins, by car, via the quiet Giro D'Italia route, a spectacularly beautiful country road. And, while exploring Umbria is a must for most, if you tear yourselves away from this mind-blowingly beautiful villa in the hills above Spoleto, the buzzy, fairy-tale city of Spoleto will satiate a yearning for the bright lights with shops, bars, restaurants and churches, amidst its arched, cobbled streets.
There are many restaurants dotted all over the hills and mountains, all at great local rates, all with exceptionally good foods and wines and all with sensational views.
Spoleto is 3 miles down a 1 mile private lane and, then, a quiet country lane, sometimes used for the famous bicycle race, the Giro D'Italia. Akin to a giant, fairy-tale castle. Sprinkled with bars, restaurants and shops, peppered with piazzas, Spoleto sits magestically amidst a maze of tunnelled, cobbled lanes and alley-ways, all leading skywards to the famous Rocca, the aquaduct and, some of the best views in the world. A surreal setting, a stage-set in the making, fringed by mountains, olive groves, vineyards, mediaeval monasteries, towns, cities and tiny hill-top villages - all beckoning a visit, Spoleto is truly a temptress. Succumb to her beauty and you must use all your will-power to leave. Quite simply, Spoleto is the most captivating city in Italy, never mind Umbria, Venice and Florence, being on a par.
Venice has the water. Florence has the Uffici. Spoleto has the mountains. All three have a history to be reckoned with. All three bedazzle us with their rich cultures, their European, aristocratic connections and their sheer beauty. But, Spoleto has the upper hand for the world traveller. It resists tourism with its associated inflated rates and tacky goods on sale ! You are invited to visit Spoleto, but, not as a tourist. You will be welcomed like a long lost member of the family ! Treated like a king. And, you will pay the same rates as all the locals, especially when you pay attention to all our recommended restaurants, bars and gelaterias.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Spoleto, 2.98 miles Nearest airport: Perugia, Ancona, Rome, 40.02 miles Car is essential
Left on 07/17/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Jukka and Terhi RintalaReviewed Jul 17, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Everything was perfect. We have travelled all over the Europe, rented houses etc., met very nice people and so on. This time our experience was, well, perfect. We were treated more as friends and guests than paying customers. Grazie mille! Saluti!
Left on 06/11/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Robert BognerReviewed Jun 11, 2011Stayed May 2011
We rented Il Castello for 6 weeks in april and May and hosted various friends for one to two weeks each, a total of ten couples in all. All were impressed and delighted with the location, style and facilities as well as the wonderful countryside. Although there was little Italian language among us we found small difficulty in living and interacting.
*Service received: excellent, conscientious friendly and beyond the call of duty, via Laurie the owner and Gail a local friend of the owners. Laurie acted promptly whenever we had a need for attention to the facilities, and was excellent in responding if any concern emerged.
*Accommodation: Absolutely delightful location and outlook, interesting and beautiful and with a wonderful environment to explore. The castello was generally in excellent in condition and equipment, although a few household items were lacking. Laurie promptly provided these or reimbursed us for purchasing (eg wine glasses). We did a few odd jobs eg replacing power outlets and Laurie appreciated this and reimbursed very promptly. Most of the castello was well airconditioned, although the basement bedrooms were too cool in april. It would not be suitable for a person with difficulty in climbing stairs.
*There were too many sources of delight to tell the "best”. The local restaurateur, Primo Piermarini, provided delightful focus for several expeditions to find truffles, and for an outstanding day's picnic in his childhood land in the apennines as well as several delightful meals. All were amazingly good value, and very economical by australian standards. There are so many different and interesting towns to enjoy that few of our party even bothered to extend to Rome or Florence! The gentle friendliness of unhurried people in Umbria opened some of our purpose-driven eyes to another way of living.
*Worst aspects:lack of correspondence between maps, gps's and roads. Several of us would think twice before adopting Garmin gps's for this area!
Left on 11/12/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 12, 2010Stayed Oct 2010
Wir verbrachten eine Woche in San Mamiliano, einem sehr schönen, kleinen Dörfchen in den umbrischen Bergen. Die Ferienwohnung hat uns begeistert. Sie ist sehr großzüge ausgelegt. Im Untergeschoss befinden sich zwei Schlafzimmer, die wir jedoch nur mal kurz angesehen, aber nicht genutzt haben. In der mittleren Etage befinden sich Küche, Wohnzimmer, Kaminzimmer, Bad (Toilette/Dusche/Waschbecken). Oben nochmal 2 Schlafzimmer und ein Bad (Toilette, Badewanne, Waschbecken, Waschmaschine) und eine Dachterterasse. Von ihr (und aus den Wohnzimmerfenstern) hat man wirklich einen tollen Ausblick ins Tal. Es war alles da, was man braucht, die Küche komplett ausgestattet. Das einzige, was fehlt, ist ein Geschirrspüler, den man vielleicht vermisst, wenn man in Großfamilie kommt.Wir haben uns sofort heimisch gefühlt. Die Dorfbewohner waren alle sehr freundlich, nur leider können wir nicht italienisch, so dass die Kommunikation sich auf Grußfloskeln beschränkte. Für die Abwicklung sollte man Englischkenntnisse besitzen, da der Vermieter alles in Englisch abwickelt (bzw. sicher auch in italienisch). Wir haben uns jedenfalles gleich heimisch gefühlt und hatten für Fragen eine englischsprachige Dorfbewohnerin zur Verfügung. Wir können die Wohnung vorbehaltlos empfehlen und würden gerne wiederkommen.
Left on 10/10/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 10, 2010Stayed May 2010
We are just about recovered from the 32 hour trip, 8 hour time change and summer to winter. San Mamiliano seems almost like a distant dream, but we will remember it always.
We loved living in Il Castello, and exploring the area, finding new little villages everywhere (we even managed to drive to Spoleto via ancaiano on one occasion - an interesting road! We made it to Orvieto 3 times, Assisi 4 times, Piano Grande twice, Todi, Spello. Perugia, Gubbio, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montefalco, Bevagna (3 times, including overnight during their festival).
Your restaurant recommendations were great. We really loved Locanda Rovicciano and dined there twice, Apollinaire (3 times) La Barcaccia twice, Osteria Della Matto 3 times; and we became regular wi-fi visitors at Caffe degli angeli.
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