Villa dei Priori, Baschi, Todi

Sleeps 10

A lovely 17th C stone farmhouse on a round hilltop

Property summary

Sleeps 10

3 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms.

Location: Luxury Villas for rent near Orvieto and Todi

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Basic supplies at Morre and Collelungo, less than 2 kms.
  • Sailing and fishing at Lake Corbara few minutes' drive.
  • Full service Spa 1.5 km
  • Todi 15 km, Orvieto 35km, Perugia 50 km
  • Florence and Rome airports 90 mins
  • Villa dei Priori is a very pretty 17th C. stone farmhouse, built in honey coloured local stone. It sits undisturbed on a round hilltop in the unspoilt countryside between Todi and Orvieto and enjoys stunning views. The house has been restored, enlarged and modernised, while retaining its original farmhouse feel. The house sits at the end of a private unmade drive, and is surrounded by lawns leading into rolling hills embroidered with olive groves, vineyards and cypresses.

    Accommodation

    A paved, covered loggia runs the length of the house and is furnished for unforgettable meals outside. There is a wood oven for preparing pizza and barbeques. There are three doors from the patio into the house: one into a twin bedroom, one into a living room with fireplace, and the main door into the entrance hall.

    The large, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with a big kitchen table has a dishwasher and washing machine. A second living room with a fireplace has a large dining table. Beyond the living room are two double bedrooms, each with a shower room ensuite. One of these bedrooms and the kitchen have doors to the outside as well. There is a large bathroom off the entrance hall, and a storeroom. Upstairs, reached both by internal and external stairs, is another big sitting- room, with a fireplace. There are one twin and one double bedroom and two bathrooms on this floor, one of which is ensuite. The rooms are large, and the house is comfortably and attractively furnished in Umbrian style, in keeping with its old terracotta floors and beamed ceilings.

    On the other side of the house the beautiful swimming pool and its covered loggia are reminiscent of the Roman spa pool at Bagno Vignoni.

    Local area

    This lovely house belongs to the owner of Castell'Orlando, and is on the same huge estate. You can easily reach the castle on foot. The estate is fenced, so you can safely bring pets, and explore the surrounding woods and meadows on wonderful walks.

    Todi and Orvieto 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. A wonderful place to stay and indulge yourself in a surfeit of views, art, food, wine and, above all, peace, Villa dei Priori's farmhouse is a perfect foundation for a memorable and very special holiday.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Babysitting
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Catering
    Welcome buffet and catered meals - Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian style coffee maker
    Computer, Printer or Scanner
    Computer available
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Event organizing
    Concerts, medieval banquets organized on request
    Fans
    Portable fan in each bedroom
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    With wood available
    Hair dryer
    In each bathroom
    Heating
    Central heating (Extra)
    Internet access
    WiFi internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Massage and beauty treatments
    Massage, beauty treatments and personal trainer - Available on request
    Microwave
    Mobile phone coverage
    Better outdoors
    Music
    CD player, radio
    Oven
    Pets welcome
    Small pets permitted on request
    Pizza oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Restaurant in Acqualoreta, 4 kms.
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    One bathroom is outfitted for a person in a wheelchair. Ground floor entrance allows direct access also to swimming pool. The room meets EU norms
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 12 x 5 m.. Shallow end depth: 90 cms. Open mid-May to end of September or later, depending on weather conditions.
    Telephone
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Available on request
    Washing machine

    Map

    Reviews

    S.M.
    Date of stay: 26 August 2017

    We found a bottle of oil, wine and fresh flowers in every room ... nice details that make the start of any even more pleasant holiday. Our arrival and 'was warmly welcomed by Mario, the owner and' fascinating entrepreneur of Roman origin, courteous, kind, funny and personable and professional, in short, of those who did not are almost no more.

    F.V.
    Date of stay: 12 August 2017

    Had an amazing vacation with my family at Villa dei Priori for 2 weeks. Very comfortable, charming house on the top of a hill which offers great views and a constant refreshing breeze. It has a really nice large swimming pool with plenty of sun all day long. Mario could not have been a better host. Always making sure we had everything we needed and also gave us great recommendations for restaurants, places to visit and things to do around the area. Few highlight are visiting the town of Todi, Civilleta del Lago and Montecchio. It does not matter which direction you go you'll find beautiful scenery and great people. For the kids we had horseback riding, farms and adventure parks. A unique experience was having Mario's crew cooking an authentic Italian meal for us... simply amazing. For food lovers, there is a small shop called Pasta Fresca in Aviglano. This was also recommended by Mario. The shop opens from 8.30 to 12.30 and it is all pasta made that same day. Also several vineyards in the area with great wine. Our favorite was Montefalco but there ae plenty and we just did not have the time to visit them all. The house and the swimming pool is constantly maintained, cleaned and the staff is very friendly. This is a vacation to never forget. Big thanks to Mario, Rita and Gopi.

    T.O.
    Date of stay: 05 August 2017

    This is a stunning villa in a stunning location. Perched on top of a hill and surrounded by endless rolling countryside, the house provides all you require for a relaxing, tranquil break from urban life. The large pool, filled with spring water, was a haven of cool escape for our party of 8 during the Lucifer heatwave that coincided with our two week August 2017 visit and the long tiled table under a rich green canopy on the front terrace was perfect for eating out and gazing into the distance. Owner Mario Santoro is the perfect guide to the area - full of local knowledge and ideas, he provides instant answers to all questions and treats his visitors as if they were friends. This place is a real gem.

    J.K. and family
    Date of stay: 01 July 2017

    We stayed 3 weeks with our son, daughter-in-law, and 1 year old grandson and had visits from another grandparent and son and daughter-in-law. It was great to have so much space, incomparable views, and the Umbrian breezes. We took advantage of wonderful catered meals at the Villa – fresh pasta with truffles, pizza party using the wood-burning stove. After visiting nearby towns – Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Dureta, Amelia—we looked forward to returning for a dip in the pool to cool off. Our grandson loved feeding the outdoor cat and the goats down the road. It was a memorable family trip, which we will long remember.

    C.J.
    Date of stay: 07 May 2016

    My husband and I have spent the last 3 months living in this delightful house. The location is idyllic surrounded by beautiful countryside and was a perfect base to explore Umbria. We had dozens of visitors during our stay and everyone loved the rustic charm of the house and friendly locals. Mario is so kind and helpful and made our stay one that we hope to repeat next year.

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