7 camere da letto / 6 bagni / 2 ampio soggiorno / sala da pranzo / cucina 2/2 veranda terrazzo
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Overall, a nice property but lacking in details
Overall, the property was as described and would be considered a 3.5 out of 5 (but those opinion varied in my group from 1 to 4). The location, however, was more remote than the description - I didn't consider this a problem, but the property is down a gravel road that is over a mile long. The larger issue is that the property manager does not have some details figured out very well (e.g., garbage removal is not done and animals got into the garbage one night) and this stressed out some of my guests. Also, the maintenance on the place is not bad, but needs some work (e.g., leaking shower, windows were very dirty, etc.). Overall, it is a good place for a large group - -but do not expect it to be without "quirks". I did not find this surprising as I have traveled quite a bit in Europe, but others were disappointed in the condition and the lack of attention to details. Kitchen was well stocked and most little amenities were there. Wifi was good. Pool was good as well.
Contrary to our reviewer’s comment that “ The location was more remote than the description”, I describe the villa as being 3 kms from central Spoleto. “Remote” is hardly a word that could be used in this context. Further, the villa is in 43 hectares of lush private countryside. So, yes, its driveway is about 1 km long. This is usually the case with large villas on expansive estates.
The owner, Enrico, is a rather laid back dood and completely loveable. And, yes, he can be a bit absent minded. However, had our reviewer advised us that he had forgotten to collect the rubbish, he would have done so immediately.
As for the “very dirty windows”, the windows, particularly in the Lodge, are huge to embrace the spectacular countryside, and, if there is a brief thunder storm, which can happen in very hot weather, the winds whip up the foliage all around, leaving a film of debris on the windows at times. And, this can be easily seen on the very large windows. Not to be mistaken for dirt !
The villa is not a new conversion and neither is it luxury. It is a huge, rambling family abode, perfect for large family and/or friend reunions. It sleeps up to 18 persons comfortably with its 7 double/triple bedrooms and 6 shower/bathrooms. And, for the weekly rate of between 2100 euros and 3000 euros/week, to include all utilities, linens, taxes and a generous Welcome Pack, I consider this quite a bargain, give or take a leaky shower !!
Our reviewer clearly expected something more in the luxury bracket. And, I could have offered her as such, were it not for her budget. Luxury properties of this size, firstly, are not to be found in such an excellent location, within spitting distance from central Spoleto and, secondly, are far more expensive.
Finally, our reviewer was a group leader and the other guests were her students. So, it may have been the case that the cost between them was not pro-rata, which could explain in part why some of the guests became “stressed out” when they found the garbage scattered and others “were disappointed”. As the group leader, the onus was on her to report “the quirks” referred to and all would have been resolved immediately.
In the light of all the above “issues”, I am so relieved that our reviewer appreciated that “the kitchen was well stocked and most little amenities were there. Wifi was good. Pool was good as well””. Indeed, the pool is more than “good” – it is spectacular, beautifully lit at nights and, with a great pool side sound
Hidden gem uncovered! Perfect for a group vacation.
Originally we wanted to stay in a villa in the Tuscan countryside. Fortunately we decided to make the extra effort to go that little bit further to Umbria and looking back it was a great decision. Our party was quite large (14) but the Vallocchia Villa was perfect for us. Being musicians it was important to us that we had the whole place to ourselves. We barbequed, we swam in the pool, we jammed, we cooked, we read and most of all, we chilled. Vallochia gave us the ability to do all we wanted...or nothing at all. Some of us broke away for day trips to Spello, Montefalco, Assisi and Rome. Tip: check out Restaurant Sabatini in Spoleto. The food and service were excellent!
Upon arrival to Spoleto we were greeted at the meeting point by Laurie, who then led us to the property.
The Villa itself was fabulous. Set atop a hill in the Spoleto countryside we had a gorgeous view to the north of Spoleto and on the south/east side the ridge line of the green hills forming part of the central Appenine mountain range. The house was well equipped with almost everything a group such as ours needs to prepare meals for each other with plenty of pots, pans, crockery, utinsels, and serving bowls and dishes.
There were a few small issues but a quick call to Laurie and the owner Enrique resolved those almost immediately. We very much appreciated their customer oriented approach to ensuring our stay was stress free and enjoyable. As there was no AC we were a little anxious beforehand that we would be sweltering in the heat. We did not miss AC at all. The Villa, with its shutter system remained cool throughout the week. The temperature averaged 30°C for the 7 days we were there and when the right windows were opened or closed the breeze and thick walls of the buildings kept us cool.
We were treated with a family of wild boar passing through the property early one morning as well as seeing a badger scurry across the private road upon returning from one of our day trips to a nearby town. On the property by the pool there is a large fig tree which we were able to pick fresh figs each day, as well as blackberries just behind the barbeque. The pool was wonderful. Exactly what we had hoped for. Tip though: be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent. The horseflies and mozzies can be nasty.
All in all we had a wonderful stay in Vallochia Villa and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an out of the way relaxing stay in a charming Italian Villa.
wonderful position with a great pool and good accommodation
This year our family of 15 stayed at Spoleto. What a great villa with a wonderful pool. Out of the town and very quiet. The cooker and fridge in the big house were a bit of a challenge but in no way spoilt our stay. The grandchildren loved the pool and the holiday for all of us was over too quickly. A great location with lots of things to do and places to visit.
generous home with large pool in splendid nature
2 weeks are not enough to enjoy house, pool and nature, in particular if you are also exploring the wonders of Italian art and architecture nearby or further away. At the foot of beautiful hills and with a wonderful view over the valley , lonely, but only 10 minutes by car away from beautiful Spoleto, Vallochia Villa is the ideal place for vacation. The huge living room is equipped with all you need, generous and comfortable, even a billiard table, large kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, outdoor facilities with a large swimming pool and an endless natural garden. If you need anything, call Norma, Laurie or Enrico. They will show up within minutes, if necessary, all very friendly and helpful. 2 weeks are not enough, therefore we shall come back with pleasure!
Il nostro piccolo gruppo di partnership, noi inclusi, possiede tutte le proprietà che ci pubblicizzano, circa 60 in tutto, dalle ville con piscina a una crescita intelligente palazzi per appartamenti centrali della città.
Successivamente, si possono organizzare degustazioni di olio d'oliva, degustazione di vini, chef a domicilio, mangiare in casa dello chef, caccia al tartufo, pic-nic con un asino, la caseificazione, la speleologia, canyoning, rafting, canoa, equitazione ..... qualcosa che ti piace ....... tutto a prezzi migliori di quanto si cominciano a giocare attraverso i canali tradizionali. Questo perché tutte le attività di cui sopra, ad eccezione di equitazione, sono offerti dai nostri partner per essere sicuri di avere la vacanza di una vita!
Ad esempio, l'olio d'oliva di uno dei nostri partner (Ciarletti) è stato benedetto dal Papa 2 anni fa, dopo che aveva vinto il primo premio in Italia. Egli, tra l'altro dei nostri partner, offre degustazione di olio d'oliva, accompagnato da un pranzo, alla sua fattoria.
Tutte le nostre attività sono del tutto autentici, messo su dagli italiani, il cui familes tornare indietro nei secoli e che sono stati nel commercio del tartufo, l'olio d'oliva e vino per tutto quel tempo.
E, poiché tutte le attività che offriamo sono "inhouse" possiamo inferiori tutte le attività "professionali", per i quali è il loro sostentamento. Tali attività non sono i nostri mezzi di sussistenza. Né sono loro il sostentamento dei nostri partner. Noi ei nostri partner di offrire queste attività con l'obiettivo di arricchire la vostra vacanza.