|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The external stone staircase takes you directly to the first (and only) floor of the property. From the entrance there is direct access to the large living room with dining room and an additional living room, with comfortable sofa’s, satellite TV and a large fireplace. On the left there is a well equipped kitchen. In front of the main entrance there is a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and shower, whilst on the right there is the remaining of the night area, with 2 twin rooms and bathroom with shower and the laundry room.
The park surrounds the house, and is in part cultivated with lawn. The park extends to about 1500 m². There is also on site parking.
The swimming pool is rectangular and measures 5 x 10 m, its depth varies from 1,20 to 1,40 m. It is surrounded in lawn, plants and umbrellas which provide a pleasant shaded area by the pool, and external showers. The pool, totally fenced, is at guests disposal from the last saturday of April till the first Saturday of October.
• air conditioning
• HI-FI system with CD reader
• internet wireless fast connection
• stone barbecue
• satellite TV
• DVD player
• washing machine
• iron and ironing board
• hair dryers
• American coffee maker
• mountain bike
Murogrosso is a wine cellar, with a selective production of fine wines ... qualified and courteous staff of winemakers and sommeliers will welcome you to taste the secrets of the traditional "barriques".
Mario Soldati * (1906-1999) : " The nobility of wine: is not a detached or abstract subject, that can be judged by drinking a glass, or two, or three, of a bottle that derives from a place where we’ve never been.
What do our senses tell us, when sipping a wine produced in place, in a landscape that we’ve never seen, a land where we’ve never stood, and people we’ve never looked in the eye, or shaken their hands? Little, very little . ...... You should go to wine, not that the wine comes to you. "
The villa is in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, part of the property which provides high quality wines, produced in the cellar with the possibility of visits and tastings.
Murogrosso is the perfect starting point for day trips thanks to its strategic location whether in the search of wellness and cusine, such as thermal waters and truffles, or sightseeing to major cities such as Orvieto, Assisi and even Florence or Rome.
Podere Marone can also be easily reached by those who do not have a car, being just a short walk (1,500 m) from the station of Fabro – Ficulle which is on the main line Rome - Florence. All Regionals trains stop at Fabro - Ficulle;
The travelling time is about 01:35 hours from Rome Termini and 1.55 hours from Florence S.M. Novella. The Regional Trains are of average frequency, whereas the fast trains that run between Rome and Florence are about every 2 hours.
Hiring a car is essential for those who wish to visit the surrounding areas. Podere Marone is proud to announce a favorable agreement with the car rental company called Picchio & Stella located at only 400m from the Station who have a good selection of vehicles of all sizes. It is highly recommended that should you wish to book a vehicle through Podere Marone, that you send a request at the same time as the reservation and your chosen vehicle will be delivered to the station at the confirmed time of arrival.
Podere Marone and the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is progressively attracting worldwide interest for its proven value in maintaining optimum physical conditions and natural defences towards common diseases. It is based, as is known, on the prevailing consumption of vegetables, proteins, olive oil, lean meats.
The Azienda Agricola Murogrosso offers guests of Podere Marone, extra virgin olive oil and a few bottles of wine of our own production. From the end of May to early June, guests can also enjoy fruits such as cherries and plums from our trees. We also give guests the possibility of free collection of our vegetable garden products: you will find, according to the seasonal period, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, courgettes, strawberries, celery, fennel, spinach, salad.
The natural cultivation in open fields, rather than in a greenhouse and the absence of forced irrigation, to increase the volume and weight of products, and switching quickly from the garden to the kitchen give these vegetables flavour and taste significantly different from products purchased in supermarkets, as you can immediately detect from your the first experience. Interested visitors will be accompanied in the garden and educated about the choices, method of sampling and the first treatment of the different vegetables.
Those who wish to know the most appropriate cooking procedures and preparation of various dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine and the most suitable condiments will receive the friendly help of a member of staff.
Bellissimo Podere nella campagna umbra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today for a stay in June 2014 NEW
Bellissimo Podere in mezzo alla campagna per dei soggiorni di assoluto relax. La casa e' grande e ben curata e grazie alla piscina (viene pulita ogni giorno!!) sono anche le gionate piu calde di puro piacere.
I dintorni offrono agli amanti della cultura molte possibilita' di escursioni interessanti.
Noi ci ritorneremo quest'anno per la terza volta consecutiva
Traveling group: Compagno/a
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
The property has fabulous views from all angles. The pool is very private and the views of the surroundings while swimming are lovely. The house is located on a hill which made the views spectacular.
We were very welcome by Debora and Margherita who kindly brought us a delicious cake during her visit. We had the chance to meet the owner who was a charming gentleman. They were all very attentive to our needs and very responsive.
The house was very comfortable and well- equipped. It is close to Fabro Scalo which has shopping facilities, a few bars and restaurants. Definitely no need to travel far to eat out and have a drink with the locals.
I would recommend to friends. We had a really wonderful two weeks.
. The listing of the property was accurate.
. The property was spotless when we arrived.
. We were made to feel at home and well looked after by the managers of the property Margherita and Debora. Leading up to our holiday Margherita was of great help in coordinating our arrival and suggesting ideas for our stay. During the holiday she also dropped in with some local baked goods! As we opted to get the train to Fabro rather than drive we needed to get from the station to the house (apx. 2km). We were planning on getting a taxi from the station but instead Debora picked us up and even took us to the local supermarket to stock up on food! On our day of departure Debora again ferried us to the station which was much appreciated. The owner of the property also made us feel welcome when he dropped in briefly to say hello on the Friday. Overall the level of customer service was exceptional.
. Without a car we could not travel especially far locally. However due to the property's location between Rome and Florence we were able to make the short (apx 20min) walk into Fabro to the train station and take the train (apx 2 hours) either way to each of these fascinating cities. A much anticipated highlight was the wine tasting which was again arranged at our convenience. This consisted of a tour of a local winery by its manager, which was patiently translated by Debora. This was followed by tasting of the wine and snacks. We tried three different bottles, and were gifted anything we didn't drink to take away. The only local restaurant which we had time to get to was the Ristoranti Fabro La Locanda di Desideria. This was located on the hill opposite the house (apx 25 mins walk). The food was delicious and the owner was again friendly and welcoming. Much of the rest of our time was spent at the property eating, drinking, swimming and sun bathing.
. Overall the holiday was very relaxing in a large part due to the competence and help of our hosts. I would thoroughly recommend the experience to friends and family.
What a wonderful villa for our family of five, can't say how much we enjoyed our two week stay! The villa has amazing views and only a few minutes drive into a lovely town where there is access to shops and cafés. The house is spotless, very spacious and bright, everything you can think of is provided, even toys and bikes. Lazy days spent relaxing by the pool, and BBQs in the evening under the covered terrace, sipping wine and enjoying the sunset. Many beautiful hilltop towns to explore in the area.
Margherita is a fantastic host, she was so helpful with our booking and give us lots of ideas to make our stay even better.
Highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday and can't wait to return!
The house enjoys some great views and is in a very peaceful and quiet location. Not for everyone, but we loved it! All the rooms in the house are large and airy; simply furnished but of very good quality. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge is a decent size – large enough for both food and drinks (which is not often the case in other houses). There was a new washing machine as well. Very comfortable beds & good crisp linen. The pool is lovely – really good size, was cleaned every morning; good quality pool furniture & a few toys available. We also really appreciated the pool/outside towels that are provided for guests’ use.
Booking through Margherita was very easy and our questions before our visit were answered quickly. During our stay, she visited us mid-week to check that everything was all ok – and the house owner also called in as he happened to be in the area. Both were delightful, welcoming and friendly, as was Deborah who checked us in on arrival & out again when we left. The house is extremely well maintained, very clean and we got the feeling that the owner & manager had gone to great lengths to make our stay trouble-free. We were impressed with the large fruit basket & basics (bread, pasta, milk, water, jam etc.) plus a couple of bottles of wine which we found on our arrival.
There is a reasonably large Coop in town which had everything we needed - it’s within walking distance, but it was so hot that we went everywhere by car! The town has a chemist, gelateria, pizzeria and we even met the local mechanic, Roberto, who helped us out with a flat tyre. Further afield Orvieto, Sienna and Assisi are within easy driving distance, and we loved visiting Citta della Pieve which is only 20 minutes away. Margherita is very helpful in suggesting places to see & go if you run out of ideas; we also really enjoyed having a couple of days just relaxing by the pool doing nothing.
The wine from Murogrosso is delicious! We had some shipped back to us in the UK. It arrived about 5 days after our return and is every bit as lovely here as it was in Italy!
In idyllic private spot close to all amenities. 5 minutes in car from fabro. Villa is well equipped for self catering family . Good base to explore the region. Warm welcome from owner and property manager .
Nous avons passé une semaine du 20 au 27 aout 2016 dans cette magnifique propriété, loin de l'agitation des grandes villes et du littoral mais tout de même très accessible car très proche de l'échangeur d'autoroute (5min en voiture) ou de la gare (2min en voiture ou 15min à pieds). La maison, superbe, toute en pierres et couverte de vigne vierge est très ancienne mais superbement restaurée avec beaucoup de goût. Le confort est total tout en gardant un caractère très authentique. Plafonds hauts, poutres apparentes, pergolas, climatisation dans toutes les pièces, superbe piscine entretenue chaque jour, 4 VTT, un terrain dont les limites sont à perte de vue dans la colline, que demander de plus, un vrai paradis ! Tranquillité assurée, mais très proche de toutes les commodités (centre ville où on trouve de tout à 2min de voiture et 10min à pieds). Pérouse, Sienne, Orvieto, Assise et toute l'Ombrie (magnifique) et même Rome sont ainsi accessibles rapidement. La villa est immergée dans une propriété agricole et viticole de plusieurs hectares, le vin qui y est produit et que l'on peut déguster et acheter un peu plus loin est délicieux. Que dire de nos hôtes qui organisent l'arrivée et le départ ? Margherita, Debora ainsi que le propriétaire du domaine sont charmants, disponibles et accueillants. Petit resto (La Locanda dei Desideri) dans un château médiéval à 1 minute de la maison en voiture : délicieux avec truffes et cèpes en quantité pour un prix plus que raisonnable... En bref : à recommander vivement !
Fabro is located at the centre of a very interesting area of western Umbria and southern Tuscany, an area rich of historic buildings, old villages and towns, art treasuries, panoramic itineraries.
In not more than one hour of travel it’s possible to reach by car a number of famous sites: Such as the famous Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza (Tuscany) not to mention some small old villages that are worth visiting for having saved their ancient structure and characteristic rural atmosphere. Among them let’s mention Parrano (8 km), Monteleone d’Orvieto (8 km), San Casciano dei Bagni (22 km). On the road for Parrano, at 4 km from Podere Marone, there is a spring of warm sulphur water, which has been recently conveyed to a small pool, where is possible to bathe. This site, which is known as “Tane del Diavolo”, is also interesting for some underground caves that were inhabited in prehistoric times. A well-organized centre for thermal baths is located at San Casciano dei Bagni.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The price includes
gas for kitchen use
initial and final cleaning
The price does not include:
electricity (A/C on consumption)
extra cleaning when animals are present (€50,00/animal/ week)
tourism tax (where applicable).
extra cleaning (€12,00/hour/cleaner)
extra linen (€12,00 per person)
heating (on consumption)