Reviews & Comments

"The property is newly restored, and to a very high standard.  The construction and fit-out has lots of local, character-filled features (like HUGE exposed roof beams) combined with some very well constructed and installed modern technology (Smeg kitchen appliances, double glazed windows with integral shutters and fly screens).  Although it wasn't blazing hot during our visit, I guess the very thick stone walls (3 feet in places) will keep things cool in summer.  The place is very well equipped, and we didn't once wish for some kitchen gadget from home. 

Bedrooms (4, all en-suite) are simply vast, with decent, new furniture, and the bathrooms are all fitted to a very high standard.

We only ate out a few times (too easy to just drop anchor in this place) in Orvieto and Todi where there are big choices and good food, and we took the train to Rome in order to tick off the Colosseum and Vatican.  We also walked about a bit each day. There are beautiful woodland tracks all over the place, and the few locals we did meet (including a black labrador called Basil) were all very friendly.

The location is everything it says in the description; far enough away from roads and other houses to give genuine peace and quiet, but close enough to make shopping a short drive, and Orvieto is only about 15 minutes away.  There are great views in many directions.

I would not recommend this property to anyone wanting urban nightlife on their doorstep, nor to those who can't sleep unless lulled by thundering traffic.  Otherwise, I don't see how you can possibly go wrong.” 

CH, Norfolk 





"This farmhouse has been restored to an extraordinarily high standard.  What's the best feature?  Well, the bedrooms are spacious, each with its own well provided bathroom (don't get up in the night without switching on the light or paying out a ball of string - you'll never find the bed again); the enormous kitchen dining area has both a breakfast bar and a long table hewn from ancient trees which will seat everyone as well as a fireplace and two sofas to take time out during heavy meals; the lounge area with its tv and dvd player (completely unused by us - there was too much else to do) has more leather sofas than you can use at one sitting; there's a games room and a huge entry hall.  Then there's outside - grass, trees, an enormous pool with loungers and umbrellas, and an al fresco dining area with a barbecue, a fence round the entire garden to keep in wandering youngsters, and keep out stray goats, and just up the hill, some Etruscan tombs.  No other buildings are visible from Laguscello. We failed to find a nightclub anywhere near it.  The turn off the main road is a bit tricky to find, and occasionally you get an odd group of English people walking past on their guided plod from Lake Bolseno to heaven knows where.  If you must go out in the evening to a restaurant (recommended), or in the day to replenish the wine rack, you'll need a car.  Things to do in the area - read a guide book.

Wonderful for families - if you have a row or the kids are getting you down, there's space to reflect and come to terms with the inevitable.  But please make sure your children don't wreck the place.  We'll be coming back."

DF, Henley on Thames

 


 

“A lovely house in a lovely area. Fantastic holiday and hope we will be back. I am already in training with the table football!”

JT, East Sussex

 

 


 

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