Ground floor: 2 twin bedrooms, convertible to queen doubles if necessary. Each with ensuite shower room.
First floor: Queen double bedroom with private bathroom
Lower level: Queen double bedroom with private shower room.
Location: Luxury Villas for rent near Orvieto and Todi
This property rents Saturday to Saturday from beginning of June to the end of September. Other arrival days can be arranged outside of this period.
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 the living and dining 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 dining room with an open fireplace. Stairways from this room lead you either up to a bathroom and a double bedroom with panoramic views or down to a double bedroom and nearby shower room with washing machine. This lower bedroom, which has light from narrow windows but no view, is ideal for children. French doors between the dining room and kitchen lead to another furnished terrace under a pergola and facingout towards the pool.
The living area in the center of the house has an open fireplace, comfortable furniture and TV, with views and access to an inner courtyard with shaded surrounding walkways. Beyond the living room there are two twin or double bedrooms, each with an ensuite shower room 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.
Interesting outings may be to Todi and Orvieto, which were on the important trade and pilgrim routes towards Rome. As a consequence, this area excels in important sculpture, architecture and paintings, including of course Orvieto's wonderful cathedral, whose facade, like a triptych with the dazzling Technicolor hues of its mosaics and richly beautiful sculptural detail, has earned it the nickname of the "Golden Lily of Cathedrals". This area is famous for its food and wine, and one of Italy's most famous, (and most expensive) restaurants, Vissani, is very near by, at Baschi on Lake Corbara. There are masses of excellent restaurants everywhere and numerous wine cellars where you can try Orvieto's excellent wines and eat in the outdoor estate restaurant. Even better, you can arrange for an excellent cook to come to the house.
This house has the most spectacular view! It is a very comfortable and well-equipped home with a fantastic pool. It is perfect for quiet family vacations. Within driving distance of many gorgeous Umbrian cities/villages but remains very local and serene with breathtaking starry nights and the calming sounds of the Italian countryside.
Beautifully equipped luxury home with a fantastic view, extremely quiet, and great pool. Wonderful for a summer vacation with kids.
We have had the great good fortune to have been able to use this house for a week during June of each year over the last six years and it has been a delight. Not only is the location fantastic but it also has all the amenities you need for a very relaxing stay, including a beautifully situated pool. I recommend it highly for anyone who wants to taste the delights of Italy in the heart of this very refined part of Italy, Umbria!
I would just like to say that we had a wonderful time at San Fortunato. The property was great, modern and very well equipped. Location-wise it was remote but that wasn't a problem as we didn't feel we really needed to leave house as we all loved it. The area the villa was located in was stunning and very peaceful. The pool area was great and suitable for us and our children. I would like you to please send a personal thank you to Sabrina, she was fantastic. The additional services of shopping in advance and the evening we had when she and her friend came and cooked an evening meal for us were great. She was very helpful with all our enquiries. I would definitely recommend Invitation to Tuscany to friends and family and will be happy to have my recommendation published.
San Fortunato 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 location.