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Name: Olympia Serra di Cassano
Phone 1: +39 0763 218744

Phone 2: +39 333 3227 294

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Location: Orvieto, Terni, Italy
Property Type: Rentals Bed and Breakfast, Home or Villa
Bedroom(s): 5
Bathroom(s): 7
Sleeps: 2/4-8/9-13
Lot/Acres: 20 Acres
Sq.Footage: 5600
Handicap Accessible: No
Smoking: Yes
Pets: No
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The traveller who approaches Orvieto sees from a distance the city which rises on a plateau of volcanic tuff, surrounded by a stupendous landscape of fields and vineyards.
Because of its location, because of its Etruscan roots, because of its charming medieval character, and above all because of its celebrated Cathedral which is a gem of Gothic architecture, Orvieto is one of Italy's most unique and interesting cities.
The old country house only 1,7 Km from the sweet stone village of Torre San Severo where you can find a Bar and a grocery store, and 12 Km from Orvieto, is immersed in the land of Etruscan civilization, lies centrally between Rome, Florence, Siena and Assisi the place is ideal for sightseeing the important cities of Art in the regions of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio.

Vocabolo Sambuco is an elegant country house 200 years old made of black “basaltine” stone designated to people who are looking for a high quality of services and accommodation where you can “relive” the rhythms of nature immersed in tranquillity and surrounded by soft rolling hills of the typical Umbrian\Tuscany countryside.

The refined house is organised to ensure maximum comfort and warm welcome to its guests. The materials used are of the high quality handwork of local artisans. These are found consistently throughout the house and include floors of hand made clay, a clay tiled ceiling, wooden windows, and exposed wooden beams. The bathrooms are simple yet tasteful, tiled with antique marble and have marble sinks dating from the 18th century. Criteria of ecofriendly methods and materials where used when restructuring the house to ensure a high grade of comfort for our clients.

Depending on guests’ needs the house offers different types of bedrooms and living areas.
All with their particular aspect’s, colour and views. It comprises in a total of 3 double bedrooms, a junior suite and a suite. The double bedrooms each have private bathrooms. The junior suite consists of a bedroom, living room and a spacious bathroom. A view of the sunset can be seen from this suite and other bedrooms. The suite sleeps 2/4 people has a separate entrance marked by exterior stone stairway taking guests to the first floor. It has a bedroom with a private bathroom, a living room with a fireplace, a well-equipped kitchen, a guest bathroom, a large sofa bed that sleeps for two and a little terrace where you can relax enjoying the view. All the rooms have central heating with their own individual thermostat. They all include high quality linen, electric blankets for each bed, and towel warmers in all the bathrooms.

It features numerous common areas for relaxation as the living room (10), the dining room (20), the games room, the library, the private swimming pool, the little beauty room, two big roofed patio.

Amenities: Top
The house is divided in two floors, and organised that the sleeping area is on one side, and the recreation areas is on the other part of the house. A positive aspect to the house is that even if you are a group of 10-13 you have many areas where you can enjoy each others company playing games or chatting, but at the same time you can always find a place where you can have your private corner to write a letter or read a book.

Walking in the front door you will find a stone staircase that leads up to the bedrooms (on the first floor). On the left there is a door that invites you in the living room, with the original wood beams and clay floor, which is decorated with old style furniture, comfortable sofas that focalise your attention to the big stone fireplace. It is an ideal area to enjoy a good glass of wine with a friend, or read a book in tranquillity. Adjacent to the living room is situated the spacious kitchen, where lovely meals can be cooked up. The kitchen is very well equipped it is furnished with an old Carrara marble table, a fire place where you can cook tasty stakes and sausages. The double sink is made of unique pieces of marble.
The same marble is used to tile the kitchen with insert of hand painted antiques tiles that give at the kitchen a warm atmosphere. From the kitchen, the heart of the house, you can reach the dining rooms where you can choose between the old stable, where the big table is perfect to have happy meal together, or on the roofed patio where having dinner, you are tickled by the summer breeze and the “noise” of nature. Meals can be organised for you, under your request, by specialised cooks in Italian gastronomy.
Other rooms are of disposal where you can play cards, choose to read a book in the library that holds more than 1000 titles in different languages.

Just the house in itself offers a lot, but there is a very particular aspect to the grounds, that whilst you take a walk within the grounds you will find dotted throughout the grounds many caves and grottos. Some of which date back to Etruscan origin, so when you walk in then you are going back 3000 years. There is a particular feeling to them, and as they are underneath the earth they maintain always the same temperature, cool and fresh. This can be an ideal hide way for meditation, or reading a book during the hot summer. On the property there are several old oak trees that dominate the landscape, one of which is very special as it leans back on one side. This is a perfect tree to climb or to rest in the cool shade. Walking trough the grounds, at 5 minutes walk from the house, you can reach the highest point of the landscape. Where you can admire a breathtaking view at 360° wide that sweeps your horizon into 4 different regions that surround Umbria.

Heating, Bath Linens, Refrigerator, Washer, Games for Adults, Fireplace, Stove and Oven, Fry top, Private parking, Coffee Maker, Iron, Antenna TV, Housekeeper, Firewood, Microwave, Toaster, Ironing Board, Alarm Clock, Bed Linens, Patio, Dishwasher, Toaster Oven, CD Player, Laundry, Radio, Hot Ironing Board Phone

Activities: Top
It is fun as you have many things to do inside the house, but you can also choose to lie by swimming pool getting a great tan or you can choose some of our services. For instance you can have a private lesson of Italian under an Oak tree, or at the border of the swimming pool. Having a massage or some body treatment in the little beauty room like wax, facial cleaning, nail, or just a make up treatments for a special occasion. What about an aerobic lesson with a qualified English teacher under the roofed patio!

Also a teacher can visit you at home to teach how you can make delicious tartufo chocolates, or you could have a tourist flight with a private plain.

The strategic position of the house, in the heart of Italy, at the Border of Umbria and Tuscany permits you to visit the major art cities of Italy. Orvieto, city of great antiquity, so ancient that its early history is uncertain with the gorgeous gothic Duomo, Assisi the land of S. Francesco is only 1 Hour away, Siena in the marvellous Tuscany, without forgetting Rome and Florence which are reachable in about 1 hour and Half.

But the area is not only perfect for cultural things, if you like the beach in only 50 minutes you are in the splendid Tuscany coast like Ansedonia e Porto Ercole. If you like the lake, Bolsena Lake, is only 10 Minutes away. Art cities are great to learn from, and beaches and lake a perfect place to relax, but you can have a very happy day also doing sports: horse riding through the woods, going for a naturalistic walk or cycling, going rafting, hydrospeed, canoeing, paramotor, hang digling, paradigling. Well, do you have time to do all this? Don’t worry maybe when you’ll come back!

If you arrive in Italy by plane we can pick up you by car at the airport of central Italy, like Rome, Flornce, Pisa, Perugia, Ancona. But we can also pick you up with a private plane, bringing you to the small airport nearby our house.

During your stay in Vocabolo Sambuco, we also offer a service to rent a car, so that you can move free in this marvellous area of Italy.

Deposits: Top
A 40% deposit is required to hold reservation. Balance due 45 days before arrival. Payment can be made by personal cheque, traveler's Check, Wire transfer in $ and €

Cancellations or Refunds: Top
The deposit is refunded in case of cancellation, 100% up to 3 months before occupancy and 50% up to 45 days before.

Policies: Top
Check in is from 6-8 PM on Saturday and check out is at 10.00 AM on Saturday.
Not suitable for small children under the age of 10
Security Deposit against breakage € 350.
Final Cleaning Euro 100.
No pets allowed

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from €2000/week

Price Information: Top
Rate Duration Guests Starting Ending

$210.00 2 Nights 2 Jul-03-2000 Aug-29-2004

$3,547.00 Weekly 10 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$600.00 Weekly 2 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$2,600.00 Weekly 8 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$750.00 Weekly 4 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$2,200.00 Monthly 2 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$2,800.00 Monthly 4 Jul-03-2004 Aug-29-2004

$2,600.00 Weekly 10 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$600.00 Weekly 4 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$1,800.00 Monthly 2 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$2,200.00 Weekly 8 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$2,200.00 Monthly 4 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$180.00 2 Nights 2 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$450.00 Weekly 2 Aug-28-2004 Oct-30-2004

$1,773.00 Weekly 10 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$160.00 2 Nights 2 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$500.00 Weekly 2 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$1,800.00 Weekly 8 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$480.00 Weekly 4 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$1,800.00 Monthly 4 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$1,500.00 Monthly 4 Oct-30-2004 Dec-22-2004

$3,600.00 Weekly 10 Gen-08-2005 Apr-02-2005

$4,800.00 Weekly 10 Apr-02-2005 Jun-04-2005

$6,000.00 Weekly 10 Jun-04-2005 Sep-03-2005

Rental rate includes water, electricity
Maid service on wednesday with linen and towels change.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cooking services available on request.

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