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Stunning Villa, Chic Private Pool, Sleeps 10/12 - JUNE LAST MINUTE €1500 / Week

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Beds, 4 Baths with large Private Pool - Lake Views close to Lake Bolsena

*Summer Special Offer - Last Minute Discount for the following dates : June 09 - 30, 2018 Only €1.500,00 per week * for up to 12 Guests

( Final Cleaning and professional laundry Charges apply see booking notes )

Villa The Old School House – Luxury Villa Rental.

A warm Italian welcome to “ The Old School House

Immersed in the stunning rugged landscape of central Italy, this imaginatively restored, traditional stone built, luxury Country House with beautiful private pool is set in a dominant hilltop location and affords extremely pretty open countryside views descending downhill to Lake Bolsena on its western shore.

This superb Villa, which was originally an old school house dates back to the turn of the century and is a really fine example of 20th century architecture with a stunning external stone staircase. It has been imaginatively and meticulously restored by the British owners over the last eight years into an amazing home with a really special atmosphere. The house achieves that rare combination of a seamless blend of high end modernity yet still retains an intrinsic Italian character with exposed beams and traditional pepperino stone floors throughout.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, it is set in a unique border location right in the green heart of Italy, where Umbria meets Lazio, overlooking the Lake Bolsena Basin with its crystal clear waters, clean unspoilt beaches and quaint lakeside villages. This surprisingly lovely region has been untouched by mass tourism and yet, is only 17 miles south of Orvieto, characterised by its evocative and miraculous Cathedral.

The Villa is excellently positioned, only 26 km from the main A1 Autostrada

( Motorway ) exit of Orvieto, from where guests can easily travel south to Rome

( 1.5 hours ) or north up to the beautiful City of Florence ( 2.5 hours ), with its world famous art galleries, architecture, history and museums. All services and amenities are nearby, just 10 minutes’ drive from the Villa you can reach the famous medieval lakeside town of Bolsena, which is buzzing with shops, bars, restaurants and a stylish Marina, with all manner of boats bobbing in the sunshine. The town of Bolsena is particularly important as it is the site of the Eucharist Miracle in the 13th century and holds wonderful festivals, antiques and flea-markets and live art, musical and cultural events throughout the seasons.

Accessed via a short, good quality, white gravel, hedgerow lined, private drive the Villa offers complete privacy. It is set in uncluttered, well maintained gardens, which are laid mainly to lawn with a flower bed of fragrant roses, an alluring natural wild flower meadow and a verdant Olive Grove planted by the owners and supplied with fresh water from the ancient underground pozzo. The large pool * ( 9.1 m x 4.0 m x 1.5 m ) with views of the Lake in the distance, is discreetly set into the landscape within the spacious garden and is complimented by a chic sun bathing deck and a selection of high end pool side sun beds. The woodland back drop is full of bird and other wildlife and there is a wonderful walk through the forest from the property.


First Floor:

The main living accommodation is laid out over the First Floor and comprises a huge lounge with double doors out onto the stunning terrace, which being elevated has fabulous views. The large, open interior living space, offers beautifully sunlit, luminous rooms, including a stylish kitchen - dining room with warm honey coloured wood dining furniture to entertain 8 - 10 people. Spliced into this is a modern, well equipped, top of the range kitchen, fitted with all mod – cons and a breakfast bar seating area for more relaxed dining. The interior of the Villa has been simply decorated in light colours which complement the tasteful combination of high quality furnishings and hand- picked artworks and fabulous sleek modern bathrooms.

Additionally, there are 3 bedrooms on this floor – 2 doubles ( King Beds ) and 1 double ( 2 x single beds ).

Second Floor:

On this floor there are two double bedrooms with plush contemporary bathrooms. One is a spacious and tastefully furnished Master Bedroom with King Bed and oodles of storage space and another utterly romantic bedroom with restored exposed Chestnut wood beams * Low ceiling in part.

There is a mezzanine area set above the lounge which houses the stylish home office and with two comfortable easy chairs creates a relaxing modern space. Within the lounge, there is TV offering a variety of stations ( No satellite ) and WiFi internet access for your enjoyment.

Ground Floor:

There is a utility area with washing machine and utility sink on the lower ground floor.

The beautifully furnished outdoor dining terrace and shaded seating areas ensure guests can enjoy the wonderful landscape throughout the seasons. The hillside location means that even in the heat of midsummer you are kept cool by pleasant breezes. For those seeking to recharge mind and body this is the perfect place to start and end your day. Breakfast on the sun lit terrace, enjoying the delicious local pastries, take a stroll by the lake and have lunch at one of the waterside restaurants serving freshly caught grilled lake fish, relax with a book, take a dip in the pool then, come the evening, enjoy an aperitivo on the panoramic terrace and watch the sun go down over the lake …. Perfect!

The weekly rental runs from Saturday to Saturday during the peak season ( June / July & August 2018 ). In the off peak season we can accommodate other arrival dates so please ask. There is additionally a final cleaning and professional laundry charge of €150,00 ( for a 1 week stay ) or €200,00 ( for a 2 week stay ). All weekly rentals include a simple Welcome Pack of fresh fruit and Prosecco and a mid - multi week clean.

A car is necessary for this rural location as public transport options are limited.

*A baby cot is available upon advance request.

More Details

Property Manager
Mandy Bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch, Dutch colleague to assist Dutch language guests
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Lorenzo Nuovo in Province of Viterbo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , twin hand basins
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hand basin
  • 4 Bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms with King Size / Double Bed in each. 1 Bedroom with twin single beds sleeps 10 guest maximum
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Villa, Chic Private Pool, Sleeps 10/12 - JUNE LAST MINUTE €1500 / Week
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Extremely ample and nicely designed spaces

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the Schoolhouse. The house is extremely spacious, has all the facilities you might need in order to cater for & entertain yourselves, and we were met by and received a very thorough induction from Mandy & Bruce, so we knew where everything was and how everything worked. They were extremely helpful, and we also thoroughly enjoyed a boat trip on Lake Bolsena with them diving off the back of the boat for a swim.

There is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area, and we particularly enjoyed the medieval centre of Bolsena and nearby Orvieto, Pitigliano & Bagnoregio.

The terrace is a lovely spot for dinner, and we enjoyed some fabulous star-gazing from it too.

The swimming pool is only large enough for a quick cooling dip, but if you don’t mind that, then I can highly recommend the house as a good base for exploring the beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nous venons de passer 15 jours à 8 dans cette maison. Elle est agréable spacieuse et bien équipée. Chacun avait de l'espace sans ce gêner. Nous avons eu un très bon accueil de Mandy et Bruce. Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances et Mandy et Bruce ont toujours été au petits soins avec nous. Région très agréable à visiter et à seulement une heure de ROME.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Emmanuelle, Merci pour vos gentils mots, c'était un plaisir de vous accueillir en tant que clients de cette merveilleuse villa. Translation of the Guest's review: NICE HOUSE WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW ON THE LAKE We ( 8 guests ) just spent 15 days in this house. It is nice spacious and well equipped. Everyone had space without this inconvenience. We had a very good welcome from Mandy and Bruce. We had a great time and Mandy and Bruce were always very helpful with us. Very pleasant area to visit and only one hour from Rome.
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Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Rome Fuimicino / Ciampino International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
San Lorenzo
Nearest Ferry
159 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Orvieto Mainline train station, 25 mins
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
San Lorenzo Nuovo
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lake Bolsena
Car: necessary

Wine tours and tastings, Cooking lessons, Language schools, local historic tours, Etruscan tombs, Etruscan roadways, Famous frescoes, truffle hunting ( in season ), wild boar hunting ( in season ), local market every Thursday & Saturday in Orvieto centre. Please ask Mandy for more details of half and full day tours, walks and excursions or visit


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Note: The rates quoted are for up to 10 guests. There is also a final cleaning charge of €150 ( 1 week stay ) €200 ( 2 week stay ) payable in cash at Check In. Until confirmed, prices are liable to change without notice. It is the responsibility of all guests to have adequate personal travel insurance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.