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What Oliver loves…
- This villa is a short walk (3-5 minutes) from several restaurants, bars and cafés!
- Gorgeous furnishings that successfully combine Oriental and Italian styles, bringing life to this 14th century church
- Rooms vary so much in style and size, there is choice to suit every taste -the garden room is very much loved by the teenagers!
A 14th century church has found a second life as this modern villa in Umbria. Pale pink stone walls rise above the green countryside outside Spello - this is your holiday oasis. Your hostess Andrea has decorated the interior with treasures from her travels (and has great taste); everywhere you’ll find eclectic furnishings, rich rugs, and colorful artwork. This sense of fun interplays beautifully with the dignified archways, made of ancient stone.
The lawned garden is a carefully kept paradise overlooking rolling countryside. Lounge beside the little swimming pool, looking out to the hills beyond (sunset here is a special treat). You'll find romance inside, too - the country kitchen seems like the backdrop of a still life.
This villa nestles against the city walls of Spello, between the gates known as Porta del Mastro and Porta Prato. The cobbled streets of Spello are enchanting, and not usually traversed by tourists. It's most famous for L’Infiorata, a festival in June where the public spaces are adorned with floral street art. The surrounding land is dotted with wineries, providing a true taste of Italian village life.
What you should know…
- Larger parties travelling together may also book the equally gorgeous Villa Giardiniera (sleeps 6). La Casetta (sleeps 2-3) and La Camerata (sleeps 2) are also virtually next door
- The pool is quite compact (3m x 6 meters) as the property is found in the historic centre where pool sizes are limited accordingly
- There's no parking in front of the house (but it's only a three minute walk away) and a resident's parking permit is included
This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!
To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >
This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:
- Supports the local community (locally owned)
- Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
- Protects and conserves local Heritage
- Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
- Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
– Fully equipped kitchen including fridge, freezer, oven, stove, coffee machine and toaster with dining table
– Living room with dining table for 10
– Master bedroom with king-size bed, walk-in closet and marble bathroom with tub
– Small shower room
– Open studio/lounge with sleeping couch
– Split-level bedroom with king-size bed (futon mattress)
– Bathroom with rain shower
Garden Room (accessible only via the garden)
– Double bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Private swimming pool (3m ×5m/10×16 ft)
- Portico with dining table for six
- Garden with lovely lawn and comfortable loungers
- Satellite TV
- Sound system
- Washing machine
The region of Umbria is known as the ‘green heart of Italy'. It is one of the finest holiday destinations, not only in Italy but also in the whole of Europe. Umbria is a land of spectacular, pristine, and largely rural landscapes, rolling wooded hills, mountains, valleys, and sublime art and architecture.
Only a 20 minute drive from Perugia and just 8km from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, is the enchanting hillside town of Spello. Quiet and elegant with excellent restaurants famed for typical robust Umbrian cuisine and fine wines, Spello is the ideal base from which to discover and explore this extraordinary part of Italy.
Within easy reach are the famous hill towns of Orvieto, with its legendary cathedral, Todi, Città di Castello, Gubbio, Perugia, Spoleto and the highly praised wine producing region of Montefalco. For those who are adventurous, outdoor activities abundant in the area. There are many historical buildings in Spello.
Perugia International Airport
Florence International Airport
Umbria has best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as delicious as you like.
This region is scattered with pretty, picturesque villages, while the area has a rich cultural heritage. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.
Both Rome and Florence are accessible within a day trip, while the closest towns of interest would be Orvieto, the old town which is a fascinating series of winding streets, piazzas and a colourful weekly market.
History lovers will be spoilt - from the first century Roman amphitheatres to the twelfth-century duomos, to the fourteenth-century hilltop fortresses, the glut of remnants from the medieval and Bronze Age that punctuate the region is impressive.
Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extra services included at this property:
- Parking permit
Extra services available on request (payable locally):
– Welcome package
- Cooking classes
- Wine tasting
- Truffle Hunt
- Additional cleaning
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover days on request.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||2022: extra €200 per week, 2023: extra €220 per week (payable locally in cash). However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations on request only.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Cot and highchair are available on request for an extra fee of €75 per week.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 7th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||£3,641|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||£3,641|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023||£3,973|
|May 13th 2023 - Sep 24th 2023||£4,526|
|Sep 24th 2023 - Apr 9th 2024||£3,973|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 7th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||€3,892|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||€3,892|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023||€4,247|
|May 13th 2023 - Sep 24th 2023||€4,838|
|Sep 24th 2023 - Apr 9th 2024||€4,247|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 7th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||$3,812|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||$3,812|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023||$4,159|
|May 13th 2023 - Sep 24th 2023||$4,738|
|Sep 24th 2023 - Apr 9th 2024||$4,159|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
Imagine a Fairy Tale Village, you have Spello. It was one of the most magical vacations I have had. From the minute you walk through the gates of Villa Buona you are enchanted. The gardens, the views, and the villa are more than you expect. We were 3 sisters who had their own beautiful space, and plenty of it; however, we spent more time just relaxing on the terrace, than anywhere else. The views of the countryside from every room are spectacular, and after 7 days of eating and drinking, we had not gained a pound, due to the 5 miles we walked through the countryside each day! Spello is not for the faint of heart or infirm. It is a hilltop, you go up and down on brick roads. If you do make the investment, you will not be disappointed!!
Andrea understands completely what makes tenants happy!
Italian bliss in a beautiful unique villa. We loved the perfect combination of stunning Umbrian views, bespoke interiors and a short walk into Spello for delicious food, wine and a sense of the real Italy.
The host could not have been more professional and helpful. She knows the town intimately and is known and respected in the town and can solve any problems which may arise. My wife had a medical issue arise during our stay - and the speed and efficiency with which Andrea swung into action to get it resolved was exceptional. The villa itself matches its description and photos. It's a beautiful place. Just watch your head in the upstairs bedroom if you are over say 5ft5inches tall. The town of Spello was delightful. It's safe, friendly and walkable ( if one is moderately fit) - and the views across the Umbrian countryside are wonderful. There is a good choice of local restaurants. Eating out was a pleasure with fine locally sourced ingredients and lovely staff ( la Cantina being the only exception in terms of uniformly great service). My final tip - hire a bicycle. The country roads around Spello are a delight to traverse and local drivers seem to to be aware of and respect the cyclist.
We had everything needed for a perfect stay in Spello
This is a wonderful option if you're looking to rent a house in Spello. The house itself is beautiful and the location is really great. It feels secluded and is quiet but is also very close walking distance to the restaurants and shops of Spello - very convenient! It is extremely clean and tidy and when you rent the house it includes daily professional cleaning (bedrooms made up and bathrooms cleaned), as if you were in a hotel. Andrea, the owner, is great and attentive and really wanted to do everything she could to make sure we had a perfect stay. We were a group of 6 and had more than enough space. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Peace and Tranquility
We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at Villa Buona! It was truly magnificent. The house is simply gorgeous, the attention to detail is quite something. It's obvious that every part of the home has been carefully thought of to ensure that guests have the most comfortable and pleasant stay. Andre's kindness and hospitality was remarkable. I look forward to visiting Spello again, only for the pleasure of staying at such a great house. Spello, of course is beautiful. The shops are quaint and the town so pretty, with friendly locals and delicious food. I look forward to going back, and in the meantime will miss the peace and tranquility of what it had to offer.
Great family get away. Beautiful villa,scenic views, very private setting right in the heart of Spello.
Andrea was a fantastic host and very accommodating with all our needs.
The private chef was outstanding. My only complaint is that we didn't book for a longer stay.
Umbria at it's best!
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Buona. It is a superb villa in a wonderful town in a great part of Italy. The views from the lovely garden and terrace are simply stunning. Spello itself is a delight and it is well worth spending time just wandering about there taking in the sights. As an added bonus, pretty much every one of the restaurants in the town offers extremely high quality food and wine at very reasonable prices! Andrea has done a fantastic job furnishing the villa, and is also a most helpful, informative and charming hostess. We would definitely consider returning, and have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others who wish to visit Umbria.
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