|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our modern villa is set among the olive groves beneath the medieval village of Montasola in the beautiful and unspoilt Sabina region of Lazio.
The villa has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large bright open planned living area. It has a private secluded garden and access to more than an acre of olive grove where the swimming pool is located and where you will find of quiet spaces to relax, in sun or shade.
At the front of the villa you have a large sunny terrace with stunning views of the surrounding countryside & hills and often breathtaking sunsets in the evenings.
The villa provides a perfect rural retreat with ample opportunities for enjoying the countryside, hill top villages and local restaurants. It is also within easy reach of Rome and many other towns of Lazio and Umbria such as Tivoli, Orvieto & Spoleto.
Walking in Sabina: Sabina is a paradise for walkers of every level.
If you like easy walking, you can explore the quiet country roads and paths in the valley. You can enjoy the splendid views and glimpses of country life as well as the chance to stop off at one of the local villages for a short rest and refreshment at a local bar.
If you prefer something more demanding, you can take to the local hills for longer walks along stony paths with climbs of 500/600 metres where proper equipment and walking experience are a must.
We have spent much time exploring the local countryside and organising monthly walks for our local friends and would be only to happy to provide you with information to help you get the most from your walking.
Carla was born in Ravenna, Italy, but moved to England when she was 20 and remained there until coming to Sabina in 2005. Apart from marrying Michael and raising our family of three sons, Carla also taught Italian for many years. On top of this she also managed to find time to develop her artistic talents in sculpting and oil painting. Painting is now her passion although she also enjoys gardening, yoga, running and walking.
Michael was born in London and spent the last half of his career as a lecturer and academic manager in the Business School of a Further and Higher Education College. He now finds time to enjoy his interests in photography and walking as well as maintaining his skills on the computer. He has been exploring the local hills and countryside and organises monthly 'Sunday' walks for local friends. Several of his photographs of the local area are visible on Google Earth.
To ensure our pool is kept in the best possible condition for our guests, Michael studied with the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers in the UK and, this year, passed the examinations to become a Technician member if the Institute
… it was a great pleasure to meet you and Carla in your house,
we'll never forget how kind you were and how beautiful Sabina is.
We want you to make sure it won't be the last time we meet, because we're
already making plans to go back to Sabina with our family, who
certainly will love it as much as we did. Now we have to work a little hard
to make this dream come true, …
Lizandra & Sidnei
Mike & Carla were wonderful hosts. They included us in activities with local friends, including a country walk, an afternoon lunch and a trip into Rome. They were very helpful with maps & directions. They were especially kind in joining us for a trip to meet our Italian relatives.
They did a wonderful job helping with many hours of translation, & phone conversations with our extended family. The accomodations were excellent and met all of our needs. The location was perfect for our trips to Rome by train and Rieti to see family. The views were memorable. We were also fortunate to experience some adopted Italian pets. We highly recommend a visit with Mike and Carla.
The villa was lovely and very well equipped. The setting was beautiful and really peaceful; a real getaway. The owners were always very willing to help. The swimming pool was great. A great place to stay and relax.
This is a nice house situated in good grounds with plenty of olive trees. The views from the back patio are impressive and the pool is beautiful. There are a couple of interesting hill towns around, and it's about a 1.5 hour combined car and train journey to Rome. The owners, who are very nice and are on hand if you need anything, live downstairs (in the summer at least) in the same villa. It has a seperate entrance. Don't buy olive oil - Michael supplies a bottle of his wonderful, peppery oil that beats anything you can buy in the supermarket. I would highly recommend this place for people travelling with kids, and for those who like a bit of interesting company from time to time. The property was very clean and well maintained and had everything we needed.
This was one of the best holidays we have had. We had three generations with us, Granddad, parents and late teenage/early 20’s sons. The location of the villa was perfect for our needs – very private, set amongst quiet hill top villages but just an easy and cheap train ride from Rome, and with an easy car journey from the airport and to other tourist destinations. The villa itself was ideally laid out – light and airy, open plan, with bedrooms off the living area – set well for families. Views from the pool and the balcony are exceptional. The hosts were perfect in every way, unobtrusive yet available for help when needed. They thoughtfully provided home made bread and supplies for breakfast following a late flight. Carla’s lemon-drizzle cake was delicious and really appreciated on my son’s birthday, and Michael’s jam, pickles and olive oil were first class too. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this villa for a perfect family holiday set in rural Italy, but with all the trappings of home (and more!).
Dear Carla & Michael
Here comes a little greeting from Denmark Jensen family. We travel a lot and has for the last 12 years been in Italy every year either Florence, Milan or Rome, but this holiday in your wonderfull house has been the best experience. Many thanks for your hospitality and we would highly recommend your house to our friends and family.
We wish you a wonderful summer and hope to see you soon again !
Kind regards Louise, Inger, Jakob & Henrik
Spent just over three weeks in May 2009 in this spacious and well equipped villa which is located in beautiful countryside in the Sabine hills. Caral and Michael are charming hosts who can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. If you like peace and quiet in one of the loveliest areas of Italy this is for you!
Sabina, an area of green countryside and medieval hill top villages set against the backdrop of the lower Appenine mountains. It is a quiet rural region with a strong sense of local community and many local events in the summer with each village holding its ‘Feste’ with pageants, music, dancing, local art and the inevitable ‘al fresco gastronomia’.
The many restaurants will provide you with an opportunity to savour the local cuisine. In the villages you will also find many bars where you can sit outside with your espresso coffee and cake.
There are plenty of opportunities for sporting activities either in the local countryside or at local sports centres. The activities available include tennis, walking and trekking, cycling and horse riding.
Rome is easy to reach by car or train. An hour’s drive will take you to Orvieto, Todi or Spoleto while Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Assisi and Perugia are a bit further away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We let the property on a weekly basis - from Saturday to Saturday
A deposit of 120 euros per week stay is required to confirm booking, the remainder is to be paid at least one month before the arrival date.