Villa Favola offers an exceptional holiday experience; a quirky, fairy-tale villa with air conditioning, magnificent indoor/outdoor heated pool and Spa facilities, surrounded by 24 acres of private woodland, olive groves and lush gardens overlooking the splendid forested hills of Umbria.
This property is stunning beyond words; every room has its own distinctive character, beautifully hand-crafted from wood, cheerfully reminiscent of the abundant wildlife surrounding it. The piece de resistance of this vacation villa is the indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, just off the living area. Let yourself be lulled by the sound of the waterfall as you float in the pool or soak in the hydro-massage Jacuzzi using the chromotherapeutic lights to set the mood. The outdoors is no less inspiring, in fact the fairy-tale magic continues as you wander in search of hidden spots to relax in the sun or under the shade of century-old trees overlooking the peaceful Tiber valley. A picturesque wooden bridge connects one of the bedrooms with the garden and the dining terrace, in itself a fairy-tale grotto perfect for meals al fresco, especially with a bottle of good Italian wine!
All around the villa you have endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits and excursions. The WWF Oasis of Alviano is just a few minutes’ drive away and so is Montecchio with its Etruscan necropolis and olive oil museum. Further afield are many ancient towns boasting an incredibly rich heritage such as Amelia, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Todi or Viterbo. Bomarzo’s startling gardens and Marmore waterfalls – the highest man-made waterfalls in Italy - also deserve a visit and so does the volcanic Lake Bolsena, for a relaxing day on a lake beach.
Large open plan living/ dining room, open fireplace, (TV), French doors to garden.
Kitchen/ breakfast room.
Small living room, open fireplace, French door to garden.
Double bedroom (1.60m), open fireplace, ensuite shower room, WC. Open tread stairs to mezzanine level with single bed.
Single bedroom (0.80m), ensuite shower room, WC. French door to garden, open tread stairs to mezzanine level with single bed.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC. French door to garden, open tread stairs to mezzanine level with single bed.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC. This bedroom can be accessed via a French door from the ground floor or from the first floor. Open tread stairs to mezzanine level with single bed.
Double bedroom (1.60m), open fireplace, ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi hot tub and views, WC, French door to a wooden bridge and garden.
Spa area: This area is located on the ground floor of the villa with 2 walls opening onto the garden via bi-fold doors, effectively turning this indoor space into a semi-covered grotto with heated salt-water pool (60m2 round shaped, depth: 1.45m, waterfalls and night lights for chromotherapy). Hammam/ tropical shower.
Mini Jacuzzi pool (depth: 1m; temperature around 30°C but can be heated on request up to 34°C). Changing room and shower room.
Games room, open fireplace, French door to garden.
10 hectares (24 acres) of enclosed private grounds encompassing woodland, fields, mature gardens and ample lawn areas. Wildlife includes deer, fallow deer, donkeys (which children are welcome to feed) under parents' close supervision. Ample parking for 5 cars and more. Stunning views over the valley and river Tiber. Covered pergola with outdoor dining facilities, BBQ. Outdoor terraces. Splendid views over the Tiber valley.
Nearest shops/ restaurants Guardea 1.2km. Oasi di Alviano WWF Natural Reserve 7km. Montecchio 8.5km. Amelia 20km. Orvieto 25km. Bomarzo Monsters' Park & Civita di Bagnoregio 30km. Orte natural spa & Todi 35km. Lake Bolsena 40km. Terni & Marmore waterfalls 45km. Viterbo 48km. Nearest beach Tarquinia 100km. Perugia airport 75km. Rome Fiumicino airport 136km.
5 ensuite bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 8 WCs
PRIVATE INDOOR/OUTDOOR HEATED SALT-WATER POOL & PRIVATE SPA
STUNNING VIEWS OVER THE TIBER VALLEY
10 HECTARES (26 ACRES) OF PRIVATE GROUNDS
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis