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Orvieto - A Charming Umbrian Villa

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Accommodates 11

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!*

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Orvieto in Province of Terni

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Apartment Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Apartment bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen made up of two twins
    Main House bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen made up of twins
    Main House bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Main House master bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Main house master bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King made up of two large twins
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(1 traveller review)

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Orvieto - A Charming Umbrian Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely Tuscan-type farm house, peacefully situated between two vineyards, with wonderful views and both sunrises and sunsets from its elevation. The description of the house itself is accurately described on its site and we found it in immaculate condition. One of the owners was nearby to introduce us to the property and make us feel at home throughout our stay. The owners also were extremely generous, providing a food care package on arrival that we could almost have survived on for the week, and treating us to a family-style dinner at a nearby restaurant. All in all they went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect vacation. We would love to go back and certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet base within train commuting distance of Rome and Florence, and driving distance of all of Umbria and Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Orvieto, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £355.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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