Villa Collevecchio is a cosy and charming, recently restored 19th century farmhouse surrounded by 7 acres of land with ancient woods and olive-trees.
The farmhouse is located in central Italy in north-east Lazio, on the border with Umbria, in the beautiful unspoilt region of la Sabina. The nearest railway station is at Gavignano (5 km away) and it is less than an hour from the centre of Rome (60 km). Rieti is 20 km away. Collevecchio is the nearest village and it is 2 km away, only 5 minutes in the car or a 10-15 walk. It has a good supermarket, some shops and a nice piazza for evening drinks and an ice-cream.
The house is surrounded by a huge private garden equipped with barbecue and garden furniture. In an elevated position (200m), it has panoramic views over the hills and is both peaceful and secluded. To front of the house is a covered veranda with table and chairs, a pleasant, shady spot for dining. The swimming pool has a natural salt purification system (without chlorine) so the water is natural and gentle on the skin. It is 4 x 9 metres and has a shallow (1.3m) and deep end (1.8m). There is further terracing around the pool. The house is comfortable and furnished with traditional furniture, giving the property a typical Italian feel. There is a vegetable garden available for guests to use and all the windows have mosquito nets.
The owner who manages the farm, lives in his own separate apartment in the house, but he is very discrete. If wanted, breakfast or other meals can be provided for you. Excursions and trekking in various natural and archeological sites in Sabina, Umbria and Tuscia can be organised. Horse riding, kayaking, shiatsu, massage and cookery classes can also be arranged. You can also buy high-quality olive oil and honey directly from the owner.
The property has free WiFi. All the bedrooms have air/con and there are fans in the living room. There is an allowance of 6 kw of air/con per day (roughly 3 hours) and any extra usage will be charged.
There are good restaurants, supermarkets, shops and markets selling local produce in neighbouring villages of Tarano, Roccantica, Poggio Catino and Casperia. The town of Gavignano is only 5 km away and has a direct train to Rome and the airport.
The villa has a master bedroom with fireplace and double bed (160 x 190 cm), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds (or large double) each bed is 80 x 190 cm, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds (or large double-each bed), each bed is 90 x 190 cm. There is the possibility of adding an extra fold-up bed to one of the twin bedrooms. The 4th "bedroom" has a double sofa bed (145 x 190 cms) and it leads to the master bedroom. There are also 2 bathrooms on the 1st floor with shower and bidet. The villa can sleep up to 9 people.
The spacious living-room has an open fireplace, dining area and television. There is a large, separate well-equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, oven and hob.
A well-behaved dog is welcome.
The house is well-placed for exploring this little-known region and Florence, Naples, Perugia, Orvieto and Siena are easily accessible.
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