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Norma Williams

Member since: 2003
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5 Villa apts (4 huge)/spectacular views/large pool/dish-washer/Wifi/Spoleto:7mls - Villa Marianna-APT C

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Spoleto - Villa Marianna - Rome 1 hour

1, 2 + 3 bedrms/1 + 2 sittg-dng rms/1+ 2 bthrms/terraces/Close to Assisi, Perugi

SEE MY PERSONAL WEBSITE FOR MANY, MANY MORE PHOTOS OF ALL THESE PROPERTIES : www.umbriaholidayrentals.com

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO RESTAURANT AT VILLA MARIANNA - ALL 5 APARTMENTS ARE TOTALLY SELF-CATERING WITH FULLY FITTED KITCHENS. MANY RESTAURANTS IN THE NEARBY HILLS.

Villa Marianna, with a large pool, a fabulous 16C manor house with WiFi in every apt, its rooms large, light and airy.

In an intensely romantic setting, the 5 self-catering apartments are well-spaced from each other : A + C occupy the entire 1st floor, B + D occupy the entire ground floor, each apartment separated by spacious hall-ways, and E in a position on its own, annexed at the end of the house.

Hewn from the rocks, this majestic house looks over the pool and the magnificent, panoramic landscape, embracing monasteries, olive groves, woods, vineyards, fields of poppies, cherry orchards and hill-top villages, furling and unfolding through valleys and across a grand plain towards Assisi.

If you are seeking an intimate experience with Nature, fun and frolics by the pool, within easy reach of “the bright lights” of Spoleto, then, Villa Marianna is for you.

The pool is NOT open to the public and, therefore, is NOT available for those members of the public who use the restaurant. The pool is for the exclusive use of our holiday rental guests only. And, please note to date the pool is often quiet and sometimes empty, the majority of our guests preferring to explore historic sites than to lounge by a pool !

Villa Marianna, if booked as a whole, can sleep 25 persons, easily. Enquire about a generously discounted rate if you wish to book all 5 apartments.

GENERAL INFORMATION :

A Welcome Pack includes wine, pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, tea, coffee, milk……plus toiletries to start you off.

Our small partnership group, ourselves included, own all the properties that we advertise, about 60 in all, from villas with pools to smart town houses to central city apartments.

Subsequently, we can organise olive oil tasting, wine tasting, chef at home, eating in chef's house, truffle hunting, picnics with a donkey, cheese making, caving, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, horse riding.....anything you like.......all at better rates than you get going through the conventional channels. This is because all the aforementioned activities, except for horse-riding, are offered by our partners to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime !

For instance, the olive oil of one of our partners (Ciarletti) was blessed by the Pope 2 years ago, after it had won the top prize in Italy. He, amongst other of our partners, offers olive oil tasting, accompanied by a lunch, at his farmhouse.

All our activities are totally authentic, put on by Italians, whose familes go back for centuries and who have been in the truffle, olive oil and wine trade for all of that time.

And, because all the activities we offer are "inhouse" we can undercut all the "professional" businesses, for whom it is their livelihood. Such activities are not our livelihood. Neither are they the livelihood of our partners. We and our partners offer these activities with the aim of enriching your holiday.

AMAZING OFFER !

4 AUTHENTIC ACTIVITIES @ 125 EUROS EACH, TO INCLUDE GROUPS OF UP TO 4 PERSONS STAYING IN THE SAME APARTMENT OR VILLA.

IF YOU BOOK ALL 4 ACTIVITIES, YOUR TOTAL TO PAY IS DISCOUNTED TO 400 EUROS.

The activities are :

1.A visit to Ciarletti oil mill, including lunch and unlimited wine. This famous Italian olive oil was blessed by the current Pope, in recognition of its status as Italy’s No I olive oil.

2.A cookery lesson by a local “celebrity” chef at his restaurant, including lunch and unlimited wine.

3.A meal cooked for you in your home by a local “celebrity” chef, including all the ingredients and unlimited wine.

4.A truffle hunt with a local “celebrity” chef, including a truffle lunch and unlimited wine

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTAKE IN ANY OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES, THE COST IS 125 EUROS, TO INCLUDE UP TO 4 PERSONS IN A GROUP. THE COST IS NOT REDUCED IF THERE ARE FEWER THAN 4 PERSONS IN A GROUP. SO, FOR INSTANCE, IF THERE ARE 10 OF YOU WISHING TO PARTAKE IN ONE, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, THIS WOULD COUNT AS 3 GROUPS.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Villa Marianna-APT C, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

APT C, on the 1st floor, has staggeringly beautiful, panoramic views from all of its large windows that overlook the pool, the vineyards, the olive groves and give way to a vast landscape with valleys, mountains and woods that undulate, cascade and writhe towards Assisi, embracing every famous hill-top city you can think of....... Spoleto, Spello, Trevi, Orvieto, Perugia and Montefalco, in its sweep.

A very large apartment, it has 1 sitting/dining room - seats 6, with a fully fitted kitchen, 3 triple bedrooms + 2 bathrooms.

Simply, but, elegantly, furnished, this apartment is perfect for families and lovers alike.

Booked together with APT A, the whole of the top floor is, in effect, privatised, and the 2 apartments can be seamlessly joined to become 1 extremely large apartment that can sleep up to 12 persons comfortably.

APT C has a private patio area at the back of the house with a view of the woods.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Norma Williams (Property Manager)
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About Norma Williams

We were retired ! We 'fell' into our holiday rental business by accident. It started as a hobby after someone pleaded with us to rent them our house in San Mamiliano, while we were away.

We now have 2 major partners and between us, we offer up to 50 very diverse and beautiful villas, apartments and pool properties, both in central Spoleto and close by. Please see them all on my personal website, the address of which you will find at the bottom of the HomeAway page of this property.

However, we still do not regard ourselves as 'proper business people' because we care far more about contributing to making our guests' holidays fantastic than we do about making money.

We hope you stay with us !

Norma Williams purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Norma Williams chose Umbria

Our small partnership group, ourselves included, own all the properties that we advertise, about 60 in all, from villas with pools to smart town houses to central city apartments.

Subsequently, we can organise olive oil tasting, wine tasting, chef at home, eating in chef's house, truffle hunting, picnics with a donkey, cheese making, caving, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, horse riding.....anything you like.......all at better rates than you get going through the conventional channels. This is because all the aforementioned activities, except for horse-riding, are offered by our partners to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime !

For instance, the olive oil of one of our partners (Ciarletti) was blessed by the Pope 2 years ago, after it had won the top prize in Italy. He, amongst other of our partners, offers olive oil tasting, accompanied by a lunch, at his farmhouse.

All our activities are totally authentic, put on by Italians, whose familes go back for centuries and who have been in the truffle, olive oil and wine trade for all of that time.

And, because all the activities we offer are "inhouse" we can undercut all the "professional" businesses, for whom it is their livelihood. Such activities are not our livelihood. Neither are they the livelihood of our partners. We and our partners offer these activities with the aim of enriching your holiday.

And see our AMAZING OFFER !

Reviews

Villa Marianna-APT C
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
4

An unforgettable holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday - two grandparents, two active thirty-somethings and a toddler. Laurie and Norma are excellent hosts! Villa Marianna was perfect for two-year-old - the pool was a great hit, clean, fun and refreshing. She saw sheep-shearing, got a couple of eggs screaming fresh from the hen and really enjoyed the farm in general. The apartments in Marianna are so spacious, which meant, quite apart from the comfort for adults, that within limits the lively young lady could run around inside. We took both apartments on the upper floor. Without being in any way jingoistic, it’s worth pointing out that the apartments are furnished and equipped in the style expected by English visitors (Italians sometimes have different conventions to English people about what “self-catering” should include).

Umbria never disappoints. The amazing lunch prepared by the local cook which took all afternoon, and the genuine Umbrian home cuisine at the home of Daniella (her husband was only a little apologetic as he explained the wild boar was shot by him – “he takes my truffles, so I take him”). Evenings on the terrace were unforgettable. Each night the sun went down over the forested mountains in a blaze of technicolour glory. The villa is set in beautiful wooded surroundings, within reach of many attractions. Spoleto itself, and the landscape, the mountains and forests, the waterfalls, the ancient little towns and villages on the hilltops each with ancient walls and a medieval church, all perfect.

We flew to Perugia airport, and the drive from there is not difficult.

A truly sensational holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren im Sommer 2009 für 2 Wochen als größere Gruppe von 17 Leuten in der Villa Marianna und belegten insgesamt 3 Appartments. Es war für uns alle eine wunderschöne, erholsame Zeit. Die Anfahrt zur Villa, ca. 20 Minuten mit dem Auto hoch durch die Berge war sehr gut zu fahren und schon hier wurde man verwöhnt mit einer sehr schönen Landschaft. Einmal in der Villa Marianna angekommen wollten wir alle gar nicht mehr weg. Wir liebten den grandiosen Ausblick ins weite Land, frühstückten morgens draussen mal an diesem, mal an jenem Plätzchen und plantschten dann in dem wirklich sehr großen und sauberen Pool. Die Appartments waren alle gut ausgestattet, wenn wir etwas zusätzliches brauchten waren Norma oder Laurie, die beide sehr sehr nett sind, immer sofort zur Stelle. Wir hoffen, dass wir einmal wieder Urlaub in der Villa Marianna machen können....vielleicht mieten wir ja dann das ganze Haus......

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our reviewer said that next time, her party would like to occupy the whole house. Villa Marianna contains 5 self-catering apartments. The largest is APT A with a stunning terrace and the smallest is APT E with a fantastic patio area. Our reviewer stayed in APTs B, C + D. Villa Marianna also has its own "cucina contadino" and a private chef, who prepares lunches and dinners (with unlimited top quality house wine!), by order, in the sensationally beautiful grounds for all our guests and at incredibly reasonable rates. And, we now have our own animals in the adjacent field eg pygmy ponies and hens for the children to play with. I translated this review, using Babelfish : During the summer of 2009, a group of 17 of us spent 2 weeks in 3 of the apartments in Villa Marianna-Manor House. Everything was beautiful : the drive through the mountains to Villa Marianna was easy and the landscape all around, from beginning to end, was beautiful. Once we arrived at Villa Marianna, we never wanted to leave. We loved the magnificent views that disappeared into the distance. We enjoyed breakfasts each day al fresco. We loved the very large and clean pool. All the apartments were well equipped. However, if we asked for anything in addition, it was supplied instantly by Norma or Laurie, who are both very, very nice. We hope to return to Villa Marianna one day. And, then, we are hoping to rent the whole house.
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rome, Perugia or Ancona
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Vincenzos
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Spoleto
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Orte
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Due Querce
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Bolsena or San Benedetto del Tronto
Car: necessary

A romantic, mountain retreat, where there is so much space that guests can do what they like, without feeling inhibited. Quiet nooks and crannies for lovers, wide open sandy areas for children, spacious patio areas for dining alfresco, endless pilgrim trails for walkers and cyclists, heavenly views, bird-song, a huge pool for family gatherings, local restaurants and, proximity to the Umbrian 'hot-spots' ....Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello, Casteluccio, Norcia, Trevi, Montefalco, all within a 30 min - 1 hour drive; and, Rome, a mere 1.15 mins by train or car from Spoleto, just 7 miles away, via the quiet Giro D'Italia route, a spectacularly beautiful country road. And, while exploring Umbria is a must for most, if you tear yourselves away from this mind-blowingly beautiful and historic villa in the hills above Bazzano, the buzzy, fairy-tale city of Spoleto will satiate a yearning for the bright lights with shops, bars, restaurants and churches, amidst its arched, cobbled streets.

Other Activities: Wine-tasting, truffle trails, antiquing, olive oil tasting, museums, churches

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Spoleto, Spoleto area

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
HIGH/MID SEASON
22 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£639
for 7 nights
£639
£2,130
 
 
MID SEASON
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£554
for 7 nights
£554
£1,917
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£724
for 7 nights
£724
£2,556
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas/New Year bookings between Dec 23 and Jan 3 : bookings NOT taken for less than 2000 euros for EITHER the upper floor:APTs A + C OR the lower floor:APTs B, C + D.

The rate for the WHOLE villa in this period, to include up to 32 persons, is 3600 euros.

Alll utilities, linens, towels, cooking utensils, wood for the 4 fireplaces, taxes +.final clean are included in the rate.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Villa Marianna-APT Cin Spoleto, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 of the bathrooms contains a tub, a washing machine and a hair-dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Please note that the weekly rate includes up to 6 persons. However, if 3 persons sleep in each of the triple bedrooms, this apartment can easily sleep up to 8 persons @ 50 Euro for each extra person/week.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
APT A + APT C occupy upper floor so, when booked together, create a private area because the spacious hall that divides these 2 apts becomes part of a super-large apt in a naturally 'privatised' area. Together, with 1 bed-sitting rm, 2 dbl bdrms + 4 triple bedrms, they can sleep up to 16 persons. APT B + APT D occupy entire ground floor. Together, they sleep up to 14 persons. APT E in annex at front end of house and sleeps up to 3 persons. For the elderly or infirm, you can drive a car directly to the pool via a separate lane. Inside the house, if you book APT B, D or E, everything is on 1 level. Large sandy area next to pool has a small collection of children's swings, climbing frames + slides. All our guests can use the large pool . However, usually, the pool is quiet and, at times empty !

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