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PODERE TORRE DELLE SORGENTI 4+2

Umbria - Terni - ORVIETO

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only). Podere Torre delle Sorgenti is fruit of attentive restoration of a historic dovecote tower from 16th century designed by architect Martin Stubenrauch, respecting the landscape and archaeological constraints of the area. Today, this wonderful house reopens its doors as a absolute originality residence where you can spend pleasant days immersed in the tranquillity of the garden, the large terrace or the swimming pool, which is for the exclusive use of guests. It is located on the eastern side of the tuff cliff that surrounds Orvieto, a fascinating art city with almost three thousand years of history, defined as "the tall, strange city" because, from a distance and especially at night, it seems to be suspended in the sky while during the day it appears to be just leaning against the clouds. The house is located in this fantastic context and you just need to raise your eyes to see the imposing walls of the city. It is the ideal home for lovers of both tradition and of modern design and comfort. Inside, the ceilings are composed of a light-coloured wooden structure with iron beams while the flooring is parquet and fine terracotta; the two floors are connected by a particular glass staircase. The heart of the house is the spacious living area, where you can entertain or cook together in the beautiful kitchen that extends directly out to the fully-equipped outdoor area, ensuring maximum comfort and usability of all the rooms. The bedrooms are air conditioned and furnished in an elegant, modern style with unusual details. In one of them there is a characteristic wooden loft that hosts two beds. The well-kept yet, at the same time, wild garden surrounds the beautiful pool, deliberately coloured in grey thus giving it a more natural and consistent aspect with the characteristic geographical context and creating a harmonious continuity with the play of colours offered by the changing shades of the beautiful sunsets. Next to the pool runs one of the springs that gave the house its name (Torre delle Sorgenti = Tower of the Springs), with the pleasant continuous swishing sound of flowing water. Enjoying an apéritif by the pool or dining outdoors on the spacious terrace will be an unforgettable experience. The big advantage of Podere Torre delle Sorgenti is its truly unique strategic and panoramic position, just a few minutes walk from the historic city centre of Orvieto skirting the splendid ramparts which bring to life the authentic country atmosphere while being very close to the well-known historic centre. The area in which the villa is located, Canicella, is famous not only for the "Venus of Canicella", an Etruscan statuette preserved in the city's civic museum, but also, as its name indicates (canne = canes or reeds), for its reeds and springs. Being just a few minutes by car from the motorway exit, you can take short trips along the innumerable cultural and naturalistic itineraries that wind through the entire territory. The short distance from the motorway exit also facilitates travel to nearby Tuscany and Lazio to visit well-known art centres, such as Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Viterbo and many more.

PODERE TORRE DELLE SORGENTI HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The two floors of Podere Torre delle Sorgenti are connected internally via a particular glass staircase but both have access from the garden as well. The main entrance on the ground floor leads to a spacious open-plan living room, bathroom with hydromassage tub, dining room and kitchen with large openable windows giving direct access out to the two terraces, both set up as outdoor dining areas. The ground floor is completed by the 16th century dovecote tower used as a study, by the laundry room and by a double bedroom (with queensize bed) and a small hallway leading to the ensuite bathroom with shower. Up 20 steps from the main entrance on the upper floor of the tower is a double bedroom (with queensize bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower. Inside this room, a wooden spiral staircase leads up to the loft with two single beds. Facing the bedroom is an exit out to the garden with a delightful equipped pergola beside it. The house is equipped with underfloor heating while the bedrooms and the living room have air conditioning.

Park:

The 1.5 hectare garden surrounding Podere Torre delle Sorgenti extends over several terraces of Etruscan origin that follow the natural slope of the land, embellished with flowering plants, colourful roses, evergreen bushes, fruit trees and a very large vegetable garden with fragrant herbs located just a few metres from the first floor entrance. In front of the large openable windows on the ground floor are two areas for outdoor dining, equipped with umbrellas, tables and chairs with adjacent built-in barbecue and a convenient sink. On the first floor is a small outdoor living area, shaded by a pergola, with sofa and coffee table and a breathtaking view towards the tuff cliff and the Fortezza Albornoz of Orvieto. The perfect place, therefore, to enjoy a good glass of local wine in pleasant company. The 3-car parking area is located between the automatic gate and the entrance to the villa. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The beautiful rectangular swimming pool occupies a terrace located at a lower level than the house, in an extremely secluded position overlooking the expanses of woodland that surround the property. About 25 m from the house, it is reached down a flight of 21 steps. The pool, obtained from a historic agricultural fountain, measuring 3.5 x 5.5 m with a constant depth of 1.20 m, has chlorine purification, a metal ladder for access to the water and is lined with grey osmotic cement so as to confer a more natural aspect on the pool, with a border of grey stone: the typical "basaltina di Bagnoregio" while the solarium area is paved in terracotta. There is both internal and external lighting and the solarium is equipped with sunbeds, deck chairs, umbrella and a solar shower. A spring runs near the pool and the sound of the flowing water provides a pleasant relaxing effect. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms and in open space with living room kitchen and dining area
  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • stereo with CD player
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • mixer
  • squeezer
  • toaster
  • hand blender
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • stone barbecue
  • mosquito screen on all windows and on a french door in the living room
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • electrical socket adapter
  • books and magazines
TO DO

Location and distances


The property is located in Orvieto, witness to a centuries-old history, a small treasure trove of art and famous throughout the world, in particular for its Cathedral, a marvel of European Gothic architecture and the Well of Saint Patrick, a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering. A “museum” city that has lived through different historical eras, some of which as a major protagonist: in particular, in Etruscan and medieval times when it was a centre of considerable historical and cultural importance throughout Italy. Podere Torre delle Sorgenti is located about two kilometres from the Orvieto exit of the A1 motorway and is a good starting point for those who love to travel and visit the beauties of Umbria, Tuscany and northern Lazio. The towns of Umbria are well served by the E 45 highway with which you can easily reach Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Todi. Furthermore, the railway station in Orvieto Scalo, on the Rome-Florence line, allows you to get to major cities such as Rome or Florence, thus avoiding the stress of traffic or the problem of parking.

Airport: Roma Fiumicino 150 km, Roma Ciampino 132 km, Firenze 176 km, Milano Malpensa 514 km, Pisa 242 km, Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi 79 km,
Train station: Orvieto Scalo 2,4 km
Highways: A1 exit Orvieto 3,5km.
Shops and services: Orvieto, 500 m
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea, Tarquinia 78 km, Adriatic Sea, Civitanova Marche 203 km
Parking: Inside the property: 3 parking uncovered spaces
Access roads: Paved to the entrance but with a single route
Attractions within 100 km: Orvieto 600m, Lago di Bolsena 27km, Viterbo 44km, Todi 42km, Città della Pieve 44km, Saturnia 77km, Chianciano terme 58km, Pienza 77km, Montepulciano 71km, Montalcino 94km, Lago Trasimeno 65km, Perugia 78km, Assisi 92km, Chiusi 50 km
Altitude: 290 slm

Reviews

9.3 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.1
General cleanliness
9.2
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Stephen Womersley
United Kingdom 9/13/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Fair.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
8/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Francesca was exceptional in her support to us. Emma Villas is fortunate indeed to have a person of this quality. Everything was delivered efficiently & with friendly charm.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The range of property choice. Our experience of customer service is something we would gladly recommend. The sensitive flexibility in deferring our holiday due to Covid was greatly appreciated.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None ..... the service was very acceptable

by Andrew Corbett
United Kingdom 9/8/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
The property was amazing and exceeded expectations.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
On booking I knew the property was relatively expensive but was also aware, having previously booked with Emma Villas that the property would be of a high quality and was not disappointed.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
The customer service received could not have been better. The service received from Francesca whilst at the property was absolutely brilliant, she could not be faulted. I let her know about issues with the pool which was cleaned the following day. There was a tropical storm on our second last night which resulted in losing all power at the property. I contacted Francesca early the following morning and a short time later she arrived at the property to try to resolve the issues and restored some
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
We have previously booked with Emma Villas and are aware that the properties are exceptional.

by David Cooper
United Kingdom 8/26/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Good
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
We have booked with Emma villas in the past

by Jeff Klymson
United States 8/13/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
The property perfectly matched, even exceeded our expectations. Thank-you!!
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Pefect match!
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Cooktop and frying pans were a slight challenge to work with - this is very minor though.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Check-in/ out was perfect. I wouldrate this a 10/10.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Personal factor, knowing that there would be a local contact, one who is available in the event that we needed someone, of we had any questions, etc.... This was perfect. Much better than using Airbnb or VBRO, etc.... Also, Emma seems to have a well curated selection of properties vs the others mentioned just has a whole lot of stuff that is not applicable.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Nothing. You guys do a perfect job! Great service!

by Janet Erkert
United States 6/15/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It surpassed our expectations. The setting is gorgeous. One of my favorite times each day was sitting on the terrace patio, overlooking the beautiful valley below Orvieto.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
This was a great value! I'd give it a 10.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
I can't think of any. One of its most charming parts is the sweet elderly gentleman who farms the adjacent lovely garden. He brought us a big bag of cherries from the trees one day. So sweet!
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Franchesca was fabulous. When she learned that we wouldn't arrive until about 8:30 pm due to late flights, she prepared a lovely meal for us. It was such a delicious welcome! Check in and check out was a breeze.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
We booked a villa in Positano in 2019 with Emma Villas. Although I found that villa on VRBO, this year I went directly to Emma Villas because it's clear that you represent good properties. This year, we booked this property for Week 1, then went back to the same property in Positano that we had rented in 2019. Great Vacation!!
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
I can't think of any. In the months ahead of our visit, I found your online support staff to be extremely helpful and responsive. With COVID restrictions in constant flux, it was nice to be able to turn to them for links to the latest info.

by Niels Horneburg
Germany 8/31/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, completly.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
It was completly sufficient
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
It was nearly perfect and absolutely polite.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The property was very nice

by Jan Rafael Moller
Denmark 8/4/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Very Good
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Very Good and very personal
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Location , pool and modern design
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None

Availability Calendar


Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
Before proceeding with a specific request ("Book " -"Option" - "Information") click on the calendar to select the dates.
If you wish to change the date click on "Reset".


WEEKLY RENTALS:
The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

SHORT STAYS and NON-WEEKLY STAYS:
For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

WEEKLY RENTALS NON SAT - SAT STAYS:
Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

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Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 1,383.00
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 1,560.00
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 1,748.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 2,210.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 2,393.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 2,210.00
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 1,748.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 1,383.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 1,748.00
From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 1,522.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 1,716.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 1,923.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 2,431.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 2,633.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 2,431.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 1,923.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 1,522.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 1,923.00

The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • electricity (€70,00 per week), tourism tax (where applicable)

On Request:

  • extra cleaning (€ 22,00/hour per cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00 per person), heating (on consumption up to date market prices), extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00/week/animal), firewood (€ 20,00/100 Kg), THE ABOVE MENTIONED SERVICES CAN BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY AT EMMA VILLAS AND HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE AS THEY ARE MANAGED BY THIRD PERSONS OR EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND NOT WITH THE OWNER OR EMMA VILLAS
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
  • Covid-19 Extra Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


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