Set on a hilltop, with views over the surrounding vineyards and across the rolling green hills of Umbria, this lovely stone farmhouse villa offers the best of both worlds — a peaceful, rural setting just minutes from the classic hill town of Orvieto.
Selvamica has been carefully restored to balance the integrity of traditional elements, such as chestnut-beamed ceilings and whitewashed walls, with modern comforts, including air-conditioned bedrooms and a private pool. Sunny interiors are furnished with comfortable seating, and upholstered by local artisans.
Outdoors there are three separate terraces in addition to the pool area, so there is plenty of space to dine beneath the stars or to find a quiet corner to relax privately or curl up with a book. Bordered by large pots of flowers, each terrace offers a lovely view of the countryside. Flower gardens surround the house, and you are welcome to help yourself to the fruit trees and the vegetable and herb gardens; wild fennel grows right by the front door.
The swimming pool is set on its own terrace, with a pergola for relaxing or dining and chaises with awning covers. Large white umbrellas provide shade, and a fountain flows into an antique stone basin next to the pool.
Everything is so charming and enjoyable, you may find it hard to go sightseeing. But start with your new home town, Orvieto. Its Gothic cathedral is considered the best in Italy. Twice each week, Orvieto hosts a renowned outdoor market. There are pictuesque piazzas, and lovely shops, wine bars and restaurants, including one our our favorites in all of Italy. Explore Estruscan tombs and underground caves. Views range from glances down tiny, ancient lanes to vistas over the ramparts to the valley below.
Ground floor (sleeps 3):
Spacious living room with comfortable seating, original artwork, large country fireplace
Dining room, opens onto tiled covered terrace
Superbly equipped kitchen with large stove, marble-topped island, two refrigerators, fireplace for grilling, many small appliances to appeal to even the most avid cooks
Cozy library with fireplace and collection of books on art, history, architecture; TV/DVD, sound system with large collection of classical music
1 double room with divisible queen bed
1 singe bedroom
1 bathroom with shower
Laundry room with washer & dryer
Guest bathroom with shower
Terrace with pergola for al fresco dining
Second floor (sleeps 4):
1 double bedroom (master); en-suite bathroom with beautiful windows, large tub and separate shower; opens onto private, furnished panoramic terrace
1 double bedroom with divisible queen bed; en- suite bathroom with shower over tub
The bedrooms are screened; there are ceiling fans and the three double bedrooms are air-conditioned, with individual controls for both air conditioning and heat.
*Only the main house or both the main & the guest house can be rented, at different prices. The pricing listed is only for both main & guest house, as the system does not allow to differentiate. Please contact with your questions about pricing. Thank you!*