UMBRIA – Orvieto
Vocabolo Sambuco is only 15 min drive from Orvieto, one of the most beautiful town in Umbria, one hour drive from Rome, and few minutes from some very nice medieval small villages, which still distinguish the look and the atmosphere of country central Italy.
This holiday country house sleeps up to 10 and consists of 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, one common bathroom on the ground floor, a dining room, two living rooms with fireplace where guests can enjoy romantic and friendly evenings, a fully equipped fitted kitchen and a wide sheltered back porch with a large dining table.
This charming and cozy house is tastefully furnished and has been refurbished using period materials such as handmade terracotta tiles for the flooring, and wooden beams and old tiles for the ceilings.
Built in 19th century as a self-sufficient farmhouse completed with cattle shed, pigsty and barn, Vocabolo Sambuco has been restored in 1998 and refreshed in 2010.
The house, about 520 m2, is made off a typical local black lava stone as many farmhouses of the region in that period; in 2010 has been furnished with antique furniture and old carpets to preserve the spirit and the atmosphere of the old times, keeping anyhow an elegant country look, and without giving up any modern comfort.
The property includes 7 hectares of land, of which 1,5 Ha are dedicated to garden, pool, vegetable garden, orchard, house and annexes, the remaining 5,5 hectares are cultivated with alfalfa.
At the ground floor there is a large dining room overlooking the green in front of the house and the porch on the rear side; close to it there is a large kitchen perfectly equipped. In the middle of the ground floor is located a living room, with bookshelf and a superb fireplace. Moving out from the living room one reaches a large bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom.
The upper floor is reachable from two internal stairs as well as from an external stone stair which leads directly to the suite. It is a very large room with a fireplace and features a double bed, armchairs and table; has also a studio with desk, and an ensuite bathroom. The suite leads into a large living room with three sofas facing another fireplace, television, stereo and bookshelf. In the upper floor there are other three bedrooms all with double beds and ensuite bathroom.
In the basement there is a comfortable laundry and space, currently dedicated to store bicycles.
The porch is equipped with a large table and chairs for alfresco dinners, and an ancient wood-burning oven, ideal for cooking pizza, bread, meat and whatever the fantasy suggests.
Close to the house there is a superb swimming pool 14 x 7 meters, looking at sunset, and equipped with deckchairs and, under a canopy, table and chairs for lunch, fridge and stereo.
Jan 5 – Apr 27
Sep 28 – Dec
max 10 people
Dec 22 – Jan 5
Apr 27 – Jun 22
Aug 31 – Sep 28
Dec 21 – Jan 6
max 10 people
Jun 22 – Aug 31
max 10 people