Segreto Gelsomino is a fantastic property, owned by a couple that fell in love with a rundown stone farmhouse and converted it into a very comfortable and sophisticated private home with every imaginable comfort. The property is set near Botto a tiny medieval hamlet about 10 mins from Orvieto on a soft hill top. The house is surrounded by a large garden with well-kept lawns enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
The stunning twenty meter infinity edge swimming pool is set in a paved terrace just behind and above the restored farmhouse and is fitted with a loggia providing shade nearly the full length of the pool. There is a fridge, a dining area, a BBQ and pizza oven, even a small pool table.
A lot of attention went into ensuring that Segreto Gelsomino is a very comfortable home for use throughout the year. The entire house has underfloor cooling/heating. Every bedroom has full air-conditioning. There is an open space ground floor with a very well equipped modern kitchen, a living room with an open fireplace and a dining room. The bedrooms are large, with fantastic bathrooms. The master bedroom suite has an Emperor size (7ft square) four poster, the bathroom has a double spa bath and enormous walk in shower. Orvieto is just a short drive away and offers a large number of sophisticated restaurants and shops.
Historic towns such as Bolsena, Montefiascone, Todi, Montepulciano and Spoleto, are within easy reach. Within two hours drive are the ancient cities of Assisi, Siena, Florence and Rome.
There a good train service to Rome and Florence from Orvieto, with free parking at the rear of the station.
Max Occupancy: 10
Villas near Orvieto, Umbria
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Fully Air-conditioned villa
- Washing Machine
The closest village is Canale, 5.2 km / 3 miles, which has a single shop, bar/coffee shop and butchers. The nearby Orvieto Scalo, 7km/4 miles, is home to a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants including a small shopping Mall with a hypermarket sized supermarket. Medieval Orvieto, 10km/6 miles, boasts a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Orvieto is a beautiful hilltop city sitting on a volcanic rock as the defensive walls, the narrow cobbled streets form an amazing labyrinth to explore at whim. Todi can be reached in under an hour, Siena, Assisi and Rome about 1 hour 30 minutes’.
Lower ground floor
Independent from the rest of the villa with access through the lower terrace. Small open plan kitchen/living room with access to the outdoor space with shaded area and table tennis. Air conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Entrance through the big loggia where you have al fresco dining area for 10 people. Spacious open plan fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table and living room with TV, fireplace, two sofas and an armchair. Dining area with a table for ten people with access to the outside loggia. Air conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Air conditioned master bedroom with four poster Emperor-size bed overlooking the pool and with great view of lake Corbara, with en suite bathroom with huge jacuzzi and shower and two basins. Two air conditioned twin bedrooms [convertible to doubles] with en suite bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath and shower in the bath.
The villa sits in the centre of 15 acres of private land, which are being redeveloped to incorporate a private swimming pool and secluded areas for walking and enjoying the sunshine. Impeccably maintained garden all around the villa. Shaded loggia for al fresco dininng attached to the villa and next to it lounge area with stunning views over the rolling countryside and lake Corbara. The private infinity edge swimming pool 20 x 7 meters / 66 x 23 feet is set on a higher terrace which hosts also a 15 meters / 49 feet shaded lounge area with chairs, tables and sun loungers. Close by there is also a pizza oven and barbecue. At Lower ground floor level there is a large shaded terrace with a table tennis.
Assistance is provided by the offsite caretakers/house managers who live nearby both speak English as well as Italian. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Washing machine/spin dryer. One TV [No Sky channels]. DVD. CD player. Sonos wireless system to enjoy music throughout the villa and the pool area. Central heating. Air conditioning and mosquito nets on all windows and most doors. One fireplace. Wireless satellite broadband internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed barbecue and wood oven by the pool. Table tennis.
Horseback riding within 15 minutes. Three tennis clubs nearby: one at Ciconia near Orvieto Scalo and two up in the old town. Terrific paths and quiet roads for walking and cycling. Thermal spas at Viterbo, about 45 minutes.
Kettle. Toaster. Moka, French and Expresso coffee machines. Iron and ironing board. Two hair-driers.
The private swimming pool, 20 x 7m/66 x 23 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/5 feet with steps and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two travel cots/cribs. Table tennis.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.