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The villa and pool was fantastic and perfectly suited to our needs for two weeks. The villa itself is well appointed and had everything required for our self catering holiday. The bedrooms and two bathrooms were perfectly adequate - beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. The kitchen and living room was fine for preparing meals when we weren't using the BBQ. However, we didn't use the inside space much and this is where the villa comes into its own. There is a spacious covered veranda where we sat out, shaded from the daytime sun, and in the evenings ate and drunk in the balmy nighttime temperatures.
The veranda overlooks a spacious garden containing a wonderful pool which is large enough to swim lengths in or just lounge on kilos (not provided). The views from the villa and pool are spectacular looking through a line of cypress trees to the Umbrian hills in the distance.
The villa and pool is set within larger grounds that are private and not overlooked in any way. We whiled away much of the time on the loungers and in the pool enjoying the Umbrian weather. There are places to take time out of the sun by the pool or on the veranda.
Alessia was there to meet us when we arrived and was on hand for any questions via Whatsapp during our stay. The pool was cleaned twice while we stayed and it was a nice touch for sheets and towels to be changed each week.
The villa itself is fairly remote but reasonably close to local villages where there are restaurants and small supermarkets. The nearest populous village is Melezolle, about 7 minutes drive, which has a great pizza restaurant, a small supermarket and butchers. Slightly further afield, about 15-20 minutes by car, is Avigliano Umbro which has several great restaurants at reasonable prices. There is a larger supermarket, banks and other local shops.
The area itself is stunningly beautiful and there are a number of towns/cities/views within 30-60 minutes drive that are well worth exploring: Orvieto, Todi, Spoletto, Narni, Perugia, Assisi, Marmore Waterfall, etc.
We had a great stay and can thoroughly recommend this villa. The only criticism we had was the additional €100 cleaning charge which could have been included in the overall price. Likewise the €400 deposit is problematic if Euros are not your national currency and the money is only returned at the end of the holiday meaning that they have to be changed back. However, these are minor niggles and didn't detract from a perfect holiday.
We absolutely loved our trip to the property. There had been unprecedented rain in Umbria leading up to our trip and a lot of the swimming pools were out of action in Umbria. Tony and Gwen were really concerned that our holiday was not spoilt and did everything they could to ensure we had a perfect holiday. I would highly recommend this very very stylish property, beautifully designed, stunning terrace and fabulous location.Todi is a wonderful little town and lots to do in the surrounding area.