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Villa with Private Pool and Outstanding Views

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Orvieto, Umbria, Italy - Secluded Country Estate

This "casale" has stunning views over Orvieto and Rocca Ripesena. It is set in the midst of a 50 acres estate surrounded by olive trees and woods. Very secluded. Wonderful swimming pool 12 x 6 meters. Lovely gardens. Also has a vegetable garden and lots of fruit trees. The roses and whisteria give wonderful relaxing smells . The house is a typical local "casale" very comfortable with fire places and a fabulous pergola to dine "al fresco"

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Bardo

Hello ! I am a fashion photographer, I've lived in London , loving it ,for 19 years. Am now in Orvieto and occasionally travelling to Milano, Paris and London for Italian Vogue. My girlfriend, her son (aged 16), my son (aged 13) and myself live on the estate in a totally seperate house. I tend to always think positive (there are never problems, only solutions !). Looking forwards to meet you! P.S. This is a very "fashion pic of me!"

Bardo purchased this villa in 1980

Why Bardo chose Orvieto

Because it has the most beautiful position and view. It also is totally secluded and away from reality !!! I fell

in love with it as soon as I saw it ( one needed an enormous amount of imagination as it was practically non existent.

What makes this villa unique

Total peace, although only 4 miles from Orvieto.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book summer 2010 ."The booking through internet was made in february , we selected pool , dog , italy ..We never could have guessed that we would end up in paradise ! The view on Orvieto ,the nice atmosphere bardo's olive oil and dinners on the terrace made this holiday perfect !(Rilistus Oosterhuis )

La Carota has such charm ,reminiscent from a place from a bygone world .The gardens, the trees, the setting ...amongst the wild life ,owls, bat, porcupione, deer , wild boar .. and the occasional french girl !( Andrew Oldland)

Dear Bardo I cannot think of a more heavenly place for a holiday or a more green and pleasant one We have adored our stay here ...(Andrew Martin-Smith )

La Carota equals paradise We have had the most wonderful fanmily holiday possible Thank You for letting us share this umbrian heaven (David Shannon )
Apr 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Orvieto in Province of Terni

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 5 bathrooms, 4 en suite.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 double Bedrooms 1 twin room 2 sofas can eventually be used as beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Wonderful gardens, patio with tables and chairs, 12x6 meters pool with extraordinary views, olive groves .. Utility Room: Storage room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen are included as well as heating gardner etc. Cleaning once a week (with change of linen) If wanted additional cleaning available at 14 Euro P/H .


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Villa with Private Pool and Outstanding Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

A majestic view and a magical atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Property is as lovely as advertised, Bardo is a gracious host and was extremely helpful. The house is a 2.7 kilometer ride from the village and in the dark can be challenging. The vistas, birds, flowering shrubs, roses and the kitchen garden we’re fabulous. Everyone loved the pool, outdoor dining and the view that never stops !!! Thank you Vardo for a lovely stay and great memories.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darling Fran , we miss you and all your family ! It was a great great pleasure to have you visit us at "la Carota" ! I loved our little conversations .... I hope to see you soon again ! Bardo
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 weeks at this villa, using it as a home base for our travels around Italy. The villa had plenty of space for 2 families and Bardo was very responsive when we asked for anything. I recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get better

  • 5 of 5

We just spent ten days with the Duke and couldtn speak more highly of the place. La Carotta has got to have the best View of Orvieto. it is perched at the top of of a rivine overlooking the staggeringly beautiful Giovanni Pisanno Duomo. As the sun goes down the sunlight lights up the jutting sandstone rock face on which Orvieto is mounted. It really is the most beautiful thing to see.

If you wake up early Orvieto hovers ethereally over the mist, it really is magical.

The house is done with style, Bardo the owner is a photographer for Vogue so the place has been done with taste. Its practical and great for kids.

If your lucky Bardo will come down and cook you dinner. He is a hell of a character, and never fails to entertain.

We have had a very happy time, thank you La Carotta!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at La Carota a number of times and I can never wait to return to this magical hill-top house with its unforgettable views of Orvieto. My children have always said that staying at La Carota with its

enchanting gardens and beautiful pool was the best family holiday ever.

But La Carota is perfect for adults who just want to relax and explore

the area. Bardo Fabiani, the effervescent owner, is always at hand to help, advise and even to cook. Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kids heaven

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful large family holiday at La Carota. Outstanding location, stunning views of Orvieto, quite close to the town and the autostrada for sightseeing.

Extensive well kept grounds and marvellous pool make it ideal for children. Not a modernised house, but spacious and flexible accommodation and exceptionally well equipped kitchen make it excellent for catering for a large group.

Charming owner Bardo always on hand to help, advise, and , in our case, cook superbly!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A1 (Milano Napoli )
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Porto Ercole
Car: necessary


Beach at 85 km, lake at 15 km.


Rome Fiumicino airport at 160km

Rome Ciampino 120km

Perugia airport 90km


Orvieto 6km, Roma 100km, Firenze 150km, Siena 150km, Assisi 80km, Arezzo 85km.

Further Details:

closest local shop 4km , restaurants 6km , bank 6km , supermarket 4 km ,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Orvieto, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
6 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
28 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% on booking, 70% within a month of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (usually).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
For long stays prices will be discussed privately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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