Stone countryhouse in olive grove
Stone countryhouse in olive grove


Entire home/flat

8 guests

5 bedrooms

8 beds

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About this listing

The house is spacious and peaceful allowing privacy among the guests. It suits also family gatherings and study groups. Cooking lessons, wine tasting, encounters with olive oil producers and vintage fruit trees grower, can be organized.

The space

Stone house among olive trees in the rolling hills of Orvieto. Full countryside. Independent, three-storey house, old and modern furniture. Suitable for families and groups, since it is informal and spacious. Ground floor (all rooms there have French windows): large kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, pantry with back entrance, bathroom with shower, large living room with fireplace and dining area, bedroom with two beds. Groundfloor suitable for wheelchair. First floor: bedroom with double bed, contiguous bedroom for two , and two living rooms, bathroom with shower. Second floor: two bedrooms (double/twin), bathroom with tub. Exterior: big table under a rose pergola, hammock, ping pong table, swing, parking area. Garden sloping towards the olive grove. Outdoor pizza oven.
The kitchen is fully equipped (pots, pans, toaster, kettle ...). We provide sheets and towels. There is now no limit Internet and a telephone for free calls in Italy.
We also leave table games for kids and adults.
The house is 20' by car from the highway, the same distance from Orvieto and 10' from the village with many shops and services (supermarkets, pharmacy, post office, hospital, doctors, herbalist, restaurants, cafés ..) and a public swimming pool ( outdoor and large indoor)
A shepherd closeby makes a highly appreciated cheese from his sheep milk and is willing to show you how he makes it. You can buy organic olive oil , free range eggs and chickens directly from the producers and you can ask the lady from the nearby village to prepare her completely handmade lasagne and other specialities for you. She would be willing to give cooking lessons at our house (URL HIDDEN) Italian.
In the sorroundings you can find winetasting places.
The house is the ideal place to rest and enjoy the Italian life style or study and work in a group given the ample space. It is 'also an excellent starting point for excursions to ROME (h 1,30 by car), FLORENCE ( h 2) , AREZZO (h1,30), all reachable by train from Orvieto's station, and to the historic sites of Umbria, Tuscany, Lazio (Todi, Assisi, Pienza, Montepulciano, Viterbo ...) around an hour away. In less than one hour you also find the lake of Bolsena, where you can bathe, do water sports and find inexpensive restaurants on the waterfront.
The house is decorated with family paintings - Italian, English and French - as well as objects brought back from our trips.

Guest access

The access to the bedrooms depends on the number of guests

Interaction with guests

I enjoy sharing all the information we have collected in the 23 years we've used the house and I'm usually there to welcome our guests and hand them over the house

Other things to note

Dogs are welcome


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 14 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 46
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Use the house as if you were in your own home


Cancellations

This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews


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Christopher User Profile
July 2016
Laura's country house makes you feel like you have gone to sleep and woken up in heaven! It is divine. Umbria is the most beautiful place in Italy and Laura's house is classic Umbria. Extraordinary views, rolling verdant hills, two fig trees to provide dessert and an olive orchard for your culinary needs! The country house is enormous,well equipped and cool due to its setting in the hills and its ancient design. The property is beautifully furnished and provides for all one's needs. Local farms and neighbours are nearby to help out with supplies like eggs, milk,local cheeses etc. I cannot recommend Laura's home enough. We had a wonderful, tranquil and blissful vacation. Although I would prefer to keep this a secret because I do not want anyone else to know about this Umbrian jewel! We wanted for nothing and Laura was always on hand to give us advice about anything Italy, Umbria or stay related. THANK YOU LAURA AND CHANTEL, All the best Chris and family

Chris User Profile
June 2016
This was our third time renting this beautiful house, and the experience was wonderful as always. The house has everything you need and more for a relaxing stay in Orvieto, and the hosts are sweet and extremely thoughtful. We really enjoyed using the pizza oven (note that it uses a lot of firewood so you will need to plan ahead), eating cherries straight from the tree, and touring around Orvieto. We highly recommend this place and will return again.

John User Profile
September 2015
Very warm welcome from Laura's sister. Incredibly beautiful country villa, grand and magnificent,with beautiful situation and views. A 20 minute drive on steep and difficult roads to reach the villa from Orvieto, the nearest town with shops.

Susie User Profile
July 2015
Our time at Laura's house in Orvieto was everything we had hoped for and more. She welcomed us with cool sparkling wine and watermelon - both greatly appreciated during the record breaking heat this summer and then continued throughout our stay to give us great suggestions and help. We visited the local sheep farmer and got a very interesting presentation about how he makes cheese and olive oil. She also arranged for a cooking demonstration from a local woman who made fresh pasta and chicken cacciatore for our dinner. That was a highlight. On top of all that, the house itself is so comfortable and charming. Not one but two shady terraces to sit under, a kitchen with everything we needed, comfortable beds, lots a books and maps of the area. Then there is the view out through the garden and olive groves... I could go on and on. As long as you don't mind a little driving, if you are looking for a quiet home base in Umbria, this is the place. Grazie mille, Laura!

Kate User Profile
July 2015
Laura was very responsive to every question we had (we had a lot!). She even called during our stay to check in, and helped us order some home-made lasagne that was delivered to the house one night by a local cook. The house is rustic, gorgeous and as authentic as you can get if you're looking for a traditional Italian family home. There was plenty of room for all 8 of us, and a kitchen filled with everything we needed to cook gorgeous meals (with some extra herbs from the garden, figs from the trees, etc. We even bough fresh eggs from the farm next door). The drive up to the house was a little complicated (took us some time to find it on the first day), but if you don't mind the adventure (and have the right tires!) it's a picturesque ride through vineyards and olive farms. On our second week the weather became very very hot and we missed a swimming pool or lake (the closest is about 1 hr drive) so we ended up buying a blow up pool from the grocery store (20 min drive down the hill). There were crickets chirping all day long, and in the mornings the smells from the garden were intoxicating! The surrounding area is beautiful, and feels somewhat isolated from modernity. Not many people speak English well, so if you're planning to visit this area you must be adventurous and able to leave behind any expectations of Starbucks, McDonalds, etc. (which we LOVED!). The town of Orvieto (about 45 drive from house) felts more touristic, and there you can buy any gifts (wine, truffles, leather and ceramic goods, etc.) that would be expected. But don't spend too much time shopping or else you'll miss out on time visiting the incredible Duomo (Laura told us it has art that inspired Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican!). It's beauty is indescribable.

Chris User Profile
June 2015
This was our second time staying at this gorgeous stone house, and it was, once again, perfect! Laura and her sister Chantal are wonderful, considerate, and helpful hosts. The location is quiet, with amazing views, and the house had everything we needed and more. It's clean and spacious, and the outdoor spaces are so enjoyable as well. There are plenty of books to keep you occupied, and the kitchen is very well-equipped. I hope we can return again!
Laura User Profile
Response from Laura:
It was our joy to have your family staying with us
June 2015

Robert User Profile
May 2015
Laura and Chantal met us upon our arrival. They ould not have bben more welcoming or helpful. We instantly felt at home. They explained everything about the house and were most helpful concerning any questions we had.

Rome, ItalyJoined in February 2013
Laura User Profile

Ho molto amato la casa che vi propongo, comprata per riunire tutta la famiglia nelle vacanze. La famiglia è italo/inglese/francese. Ora che i ragazzi sono cresciuti sono tornata a occuparmi di viaggi e di India. I miei studi sono storico/religiosi

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