Found this place on a villa rentals site, no reviews on TA but the photos looked good so we decided to book. It was a group of 6 of us, 2 couples and 2 singles, so we had plenty of space. The villa is actually 2 apartments, with separate doors and kitchens and a bathroom each. The gardens are lovely, with hammock, pool, recliner chairs, patio and the friendliest cat I've met! The owner's house is on the same plot, and they were friendly and helpful, but didn't intrude.
The nearest village is a short walk up the hill, with some shops, a couple of bars and a good restaurant. The villa has Wifi, and a small TV. The kitchens are well kitted out, too.
Just a couple of things to be aware of - the owners don't take credit cards so you'll need to arrange payment via transfers - not a major problem, but there's usually a bank fee for doing this. The other thing is that the lower apartment has one bedroom leading off the first, so that might be awkward for e.g. 2 couples in that apartment. Fine for a family though.
Definitely recommend this place if you want peace and quiet, and great views of a classic Umbrian landscape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Verdealloggio is a typical early nineteenth century farmhouse overlooking the stunning Tevere valley. Recently restored, the farmhouse has been converted into two independent apartments that retain the original architectural style and taste in furnishing.Each apartment is 60msq double bedroom apartment and sleeps 4. Set in six hectares of grounds with views over surrounding hills, Verdealloggio is, above all, a place to relax and unwind.Yet, it's only 8 minutes walk to the small town Giove with its Castle and charming Medieval village.The private and panoramic swimming pool is only meters from the property. Children can enjoy the pool and play in the large private garden surrounding the farmhouse. ... more less