Vacation Rental Description
Villa Ariete is a beautifully restored farmhouse located in the heart of Umbria. The villa has its own designer pool sat atop a hill with amazing views in all directions. The villa is extremely flexible as it is broken up into three separate apartments, but interconnecting doors can be opened to create one very large property; great if you have two or three family groups holidaying together.
Guests can easily visit the beautiful hill towns of Umbria or just relax and unwind by the pool or in the extensive gardens, including lawn, olive groves and a small vineyard. The small village of Migliano has a small cafe and an restaurant in the castle. The restaurant attracts visitors from all around the region where its specialties include homemade pasta and wild boar.
Further details indoors:
The villa is divided into three apartments which have doors which can be opened up between them when required. There is space both indoors and outdoors for large groups to dine together.
Tramonto (2 double en suites)
New fully equipped kitchen with dining table, outside shaded terrace with table for alfresco dining, large bright lounge with wood fireplace and piano. The two bedrooms, each with en suite bath and shower, are spacious and comfortable.
Mezzodi (2 doubles and 1 twin)
Fully equipped kitchen with marble worktop, large dining area and shaded terrace with a beautiful view of the castle. Lounge with wood fireplace and TV/DVD. Family bathroom with bath and shower.
Alba (2 double 1 twin and 1 single)
The two main living areas lead onto paved terraces where sun or shade, herbs and vine-covered pergolas provide an ideal setting for outdoor meals, sunbathing, or barbecues and warm evenings with wine and music and good friends. Upstairs are the two double and the twin room with family bathroom. Downstairs is an en suite single room.
Further details outdoors:
The front and sides of the property have a beautiful lawn for lazing in the sun or playing games. A path leads up a hill behind the house to the beautiful pool which is perfect for cooling down on a warm summer day.
There is also a bocce court in the new orchard for a friendly afternoon game. Within the grounds are olive groves a vineyard and orchard for you to explore and the grounds are surrounded by woodland with a river running along the valley, which is reachable in 30 minutes on foot.
- Cable Satellite
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
- Private Pool
Each of the three apartments has their own kitchen, dining area lounge and terrace. One terrace is large enough to seat 20 (or more) and there is an indoor dining area suitable for 18 people.
There is a laundry available for guest use.
Satellite TV is available in one lounge and there are two docking stations for ipods/mp3 players as well as a dvd and video players.
Cleaning is carried out on Saturdays but additional maid service can be arranged of required.
The pool is opened at the end of May and closed at the end of September it can be opened and closed slightly later if required.
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
Lying centrally in Umbria there are a huge range of activities nearby that can be arranged including all of the above as well as wild boar hunting and truffling when in season. If you are particularly interested in any activities we can organise these for you.
The house lies within a woodland area, great for a short countryside stroll and for the more adventurous you can walk down into the valley to the riverside.
Ariete overlooks Migliano, a small hilltop town with a fortified castle and recently discovered Roman ruins which are part of an ongoing archeological dig.
Within the Castle there an excellent restaurant serving fresh pasta, wild boar and truffle dishes. There is also a small cafe in the village.
Marsciano is the nearest town with a pretty historic centre and all the necessary facilities including supermarkets, banks and other local shops. It also has a number of good restaurants and a market on Monday mornings.