Villa Vallocchia with The Lodge – sleeps 18

Large villa + lodge in 42 hectares of private land with large pool, 3 miles from historic centre of Spoleto

  • Sleeps: 18
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Property type: Country house, House, Luxury, Villa

THE VILLA + THE LODGE (sleeps 18)

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Only 4 kms from central Spoleto…….

The Villa sleeps 14 and the Lodge sleeps 4. Booked together, they sleep 18 persons. Please note that the Lodge is NEVER booked independently of the Villa. The Lodge is large and adjoins the Villa. It costs only 300 euros/week extra.

VALLOCCHIA VILLA – WITHOUT LODGE (sleeps 14)

5 double 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
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 (1 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 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)

The Lodge at the side of the villa can be rented as an extension to the Villa Vallocchia. The Lodge is NEVER rented independently of the Villa Vallochia.  It costs a mere 300 euros/week extra :

2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 very large sitting/dining room + separate kitchen – sensational views.

It has 2 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 – 1 large double bed
Bedroom 2 – 2 twin beds

2 bathrooms – 1 on ground floor, the 2nd in the basement on same floor as the 2 bedrooms

1 separate fully fitted kitchen

1 very large sitting / dining room that can seat 12 for dinner

1 large veranda with BBQ,

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, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE !

This Villa 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. The Lodge also has a separate fully equipped kitchen. just off the very large dining area, 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.

A central location with easy access to all the Umbrian “hot spots” !

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 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!

ACTIVITIES…..

We also provide a whole variety of activities at very low cost because all our activities are “in house” and totally authentic :

olive oil tasting, wine tasting, truffle hunts, chef at home, cookery lessons….all followed by sumptuous feasts with unlimited fine local wines eg you can go to the famous Ciarletti house and taste their excellent oil. This oil was blessed by the Pope a few years ago and the Ciarletti family supply the Vatican exclusively with their award winning olive oil. Part of our small partnership group, they offer these “tastings” (wonderful lunch, in fact!) at 30 euros/per person. And, if a few of you book together, you may receive a discounted rate, depending on the circumstances at the time. We, as your hosts, make no profit from these activities. They are provided at “cost” price as add-ons to make your holiday extra special !

REVIEWS….

Review #15752775 “Vallocchia Villa + Lodge, large pool with diving board, Rome 1 hr”
Hidden gem uncovered! Perfect for a group vacation.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Originally we wanted to stay in a villa in the Tuscan countryside. Fortunately we decided to make the extra effort to go that little bit further to Umbria and looking back it was a great decision. Our party was quite large (14) but the Vallocchia Villa was perfect for us. Being musicians it was important to us that we had the whole place to ourselves. We barbequed, we swam in the pool, we jammed, we cooked, we read and most of all, we chilled. Vallochia gave us the ability to do all we wanted…or nothing at all. Some of us broke away for day trips to Spello, Montefalco, Assisi and Rome. Tip: check out Restaurant Sabatini in Spoleto. The food and service were excellent!

Upon arrival to Spoleto we were greeted at the meeting point by Laurie, who then led us to the property.

The Villa itself was fabulous. Set atop a hill in the Spoleto countryside we had a gorgeous view to the north of Spoleto and on the south/east side the ridge line of the green hills forming part of the central Appenine mountain range. The house was well equipped with almost everything a group such as ours needs to prepare meals for each other with plenty of pots, pans, crockery, utinsels, and serving bowls and dishes.

There were a few small issues but a quick call to Laurie and the owner Enrique resolved those almost immediately. We very much appreciated their customer oriented approach to ensuring our stay was stress free and enjoyable. As there was no AC we were a little anxious beforehand that we would be sweltering in the heat. We did not miss AC at all. The Villa, with its shutter system remained cool throughout the week. The temperature averaged 30°C for the 7 days we were there and when the right windows were opened or closed the breeze and thick walls of the buildings kept us cool.

We were treated with a family of wild boar passing through the property early one morning as well as seeing a badger scurry across the private road upon returning from one of our day trips to a nearby town. On the property by the pool there is a large fig tree which we were able to pick fresh figs each day, as well as blackberries just behind the barbeque. The pool was wonderful. Exactly what we had hoped for. Tip though: be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent. The horseflies and mozzies can be nasty.

All in all we had a wonderful stay in Vallochia Villa and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an out of the way relaxing stay in a charming Italian Villa.

Date of arrival
20 August 2016
HOMEAWAY/VRBO
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wonderful position with a great pool and good accommodation
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This year our family of 15 stayed at Spoleto. What a great villa with a wonderful pool. Out of the town and very quiet. The cooker and fridge in the big house were a bit of a challenge but in no way spoilt our stay. The grandchildren loved the pool and the holiday for all of us was over too quickly. A great location with lots of things to do and places to visit.

Date of arrival
30 July 2016

HOMEAWAY/VRBO

HOW TO VIEW THE PHOTOS OF VALLOCCHIA VILLA (sleeps 14) AND/OR THE LODGE (with Lodge – sleeps 18)

in the gallery of photos, the 1st set of photos is of VILLA VALLOCCIA (without Lodge). Then, when the 1st set of photos is finished, you will see a 2nd set headed “WITH OPTIONAL LODGE, TO SLEEP ANOTHER 4 PERSONS”

Accomodation and features

Accomodation type: self-catering

Holiday Theme: family, romantic, reunions, historic, tourist attractions, away from it all, budget

Bedrooms: THE VILLA/5 BEDROOMS : 2 doubles, 1 twin with large twin beds, 1 family bedroom with 2 twin beds (can be joined) + 2 bunk beds and 1 bedroom with 1 double bed + 1 single bed. Can be booked with THE LODGE/2 BEDROOMS : 2 double bedrooms

Bathrooms: THE VILLA/4 - (1 of which is ensuite). Can be booked with THE LODGE : 2 bathrooms

Living Room Facilities: THE VILLA : 1 lounge/dining room - seats up to 8 persons. Can be booked with THE LODGE : 1 sitting/dining room - seats 6

Dining Facilities: THE VILLA : dining for 18 persons in sitting/dining room - separate kitchen/diner with fully fitted kitchen - seats 4. Can be booked with THE LODGE : 1 fully fitted kitchen in separate dining room - seats 4

Kitchen Facilities: 4 ring stove, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, iron+board, oven, washing machine, coffee maker, cooking utensils, toaster, microwave

Entertainment Facilities: games room, TV, pool table, stereo system

Internet Access: wireless broadband, internet access

Swimming pool: outdoor pool, private pool on site

Outside:garden, BBQ, parking off street, patio, porch, terrace, veranda, garden chairs, beach chairs, sun loungers, extensive grounds, parkland

General Property Facilities: central heating, hair dryer, linens provided, welcome shampoo, welcome soap, welcome toilet paper, towels, daily maid service on request, local restaurant guide, welcome paper towels, chauffeur, local maps, private chef, beach towels by request

Suitability of the Property: children welcome, pets considered, long term rentals available, suitable for elderly or infirm, non smoking only, pets

Notes:

10 mins drive to central Spoleto.

Situated in 42 hectares of the most beautful, Umbrian countryside, in the commune of Spoleto.

Please note that the Lodge at the side of the villa is NEVER rented out independently of the villa.

The Lodge is ONLY ever rented AS AN EXTENSION to the large villa. It has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sitting/dining room + a terrace/porch.

Private chef, chauffeur and/or maid service, by request. Please enquire....

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN VILLA USED TO HAVE AIR-CON. HOWEVER, THE VILLA HAS PROVED TO BE COOL INSIDE, WITHOUT THE AIR-CON. AND, EVERYONE SAID THEY PREFERRED NOT TO USE IT. THEREFORE, FOR ECOLOGICAL/HEALTH REASONS, WE REMOVED IT !

Rates

VALLOCCHIA VILLA + LODGE/up to 18 persons  Weekly Rate 
April 2 - June 17, 2019 2500 euros
June 18 - Aug 26, 2019 3000 euros
Aug 27 - Oct 30, 2019 2800 euros
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2019 2100 euros
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2019 6 day rate/2300 euros
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2019/20 2800 euros
Jan 3 - April 1, 2020 2100 euros

 

VALLOCCHIA VILLA :

RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE FINAL CLEANING FEE OF 80 EUROS, TO BE PAID IN CASH WITH THE RETURNABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT OF 600 EUROS - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

VALLOCCHIA VILLA + LODGE :

RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE FINAL CLEANING FEE OF 80 EUROS, TO BE PAID IN CASH WITH THE RETURNABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT (ON YOUR DAY OF DEPARTURE) OF 600 EUROS - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

The rate includes up to 18 persons.

The villa can sleep 14 persons, as described above, plus a further 4 persons in the lodge. The lodge has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sitting/dining room + terrace/porch with BBQ.

GENERAL BOOKING NOTES :

For longer term bookings, please ask for a quote – it is very helpful, if you advise me of your budget.

Bookings NOT taken for less than the weekly rate.

Flexible Arrival/Departure Dates - subject to availability.

A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking.

To see the full cancellation conditions, please click on Cancellation conditions :

http://www.umbriaholidayrentals.com/general-information/cancellation-policy.html

A returnable damage deposit of 600 euros on arrival, returned on day of departure, in case the snooker table baize is ripped or something serious is broken eg the washing machine door ripped off its hinges (yes, these things do happen!!). We do not count the breakage of glasses or minor things as "breakage" !

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