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Luxury villa in Umbria

Sleeps

Sleeps
6

Bathrooms

Bathrooms
4

Bedrooms

Bedrooms
4

Description

Villa Buonanotte Barbanera is an absolutely stunning, unique, luxury villa in the beautiful town of Spello in the heart of Umbria. Created in part from a 14th Century church, the villa is nestled against the town walls and enjoys incredible west facing views of the valley, farms and hills. It's central location within the town means guests can walk to a number of restaurants and yet it's peaceful location and panoramic views means that it has the feel of being in the middle of the countryside.

Inside, the villa is exceptionally stylish, furnished with pieces from around the world which have been collected by the owner on her extensive travels. Her attention to detail and eclectic mix of styles has imbued the property with a character and warmth that is rarely found in a holiday home.

Guests enter the property into the living and dining area.  Simply but stylishly decorated with a large cane sofa and bright Moroccan rug, it is a welcoming and comfortable space. An expanding rosewood dining table with raw silk-covered chairs seats up to 10 people. Behind the table, an old Chinese cupboard houses candles, cards and games, whilst a rustic wall cupboard hides a television with satellite channels. A set of doors opens out on to the terrace.

Adjacent to this room is the kitchen, furnished in a contemporary, shabby chic style inspired by the owners travels in France and Sweden. This is an exceptionally well equipped kitchen. Everything is provided from aprons to tablecloths and from Alessi pans to fine cutlery and crockery. There is a mighty La Cornue range cooker and all the utensils any serious cook would need are in ample supply, both for preparation and for serving and dining.

Also on this floor is the master bedroom, an extremely spacious room overlooking the garden. Adjacent to the bedroom is the all-white, marble-lined bathroom as well as a walk-in storage and hanging space. The room boasts a king-szie bed, ancient fireplace and a grand library piece from a former family home, full of books and magazines. This is in turn flanked by a pair of antique, tapestry chairs. A traditional fratino table and director's chair provide the ideal place to write one's postcards or send that email back to family and friends.

Stairs lead from the living area to a large mezzanine space or 'studio'. This can be used either as an extra bedroom area or additional living area. On one wall is an original fresco whilst on the other there is a feature window looking down onto the room below. The space was conceived as a space to listen to music. However, it does have a full size sofa bed. And with it's own bathroom at the foot of the stairs, ir does make a potential 4th sleeping area.

Set above the master bedroom is another double bedroom, this time inspired by the spirit of India and Morrocco. Enjoying the same dazzling views as the master bedroom below it, the room is set on 2 levels. On the lower level is an Indian charpoy daybed whilst on the upper level there is a low double bed, covered with a beautiful Indian marriage quilt. An exotic wall decoration takes the place of a traditional headboard. The cool, limed oak floors and white walls contrast beautifully with the warm colours and rich textiles. An ensuite bathroom boasts a large power shower, whilst the room also has plenty of storage.

The final bedroom enjoys it's own independent entrance from the garden offering a romantic, secluded retreat. Furnished with a simply metal bed, it is decorated with beautiful reds and greens, complete with original artworks from Marrakesh. There is an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Built from pink-tinted stone work, up to a metre thick in places, the villa stays cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.

Outside, there is a covered patio area, set beneath the arches of the original church. Equipped with comfortable chairs and table, and enjoying the incredible views, it's the perfect outdoor seating and dining area. A gentle flight of steps leads guests from here to the garden and pool area. Here, lush green lawns are tended daily and provide ample space for sunbathing or entertaining. Planted with roses, olives and cypress, the garden is a quiet oasis. 

Spello itself is an enchanting hillisde town. It has a peacefulness and elegance about it that you can't fail to fall in love with, whilst the town's restaurants are famed for their superb cuisine and excellent wines. It also makes an excellent base from which to explore the wider area. Orvieto, Todi, Citta di Castello, Gubbio and Spoleto are all within easy reach along with the highly praised wine producing region of Montefalco. There are numerous activities to enjoy too including horse riding, hiking, cycling, rafting and sailing as well as cross-country skiing in the Winter, making it an ideal holiday destination all year round.

 


Amenities

Swimming Pool

Private

Property Type

Villa

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

4

Sleeps

6

Amenities

BBQ

Internet Access

Dishwasher

Central Heating

Iron and Ironing Board

Toaster and Kettle

Fridge

Garden

Terrace

Satellite TV

Stereo System

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Hair Dryer

Toaster and Kettle

Freezer

Coffee Machine

Distances

Walking Distance to Bars and Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Walking Distance to Village

Suitability

Children Welcome

Elderly Friendly Properties

Nearest Airport

Perugia

Activities

Golf

Town Centre

Skiing & Snowboarding

Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking

Horseriding

Region

Umbria

Rental rates

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
02 Jun 2018 28 Sep 2018 3,500 7+ nights
29 Sep 2018 02 Nov 2018 3,000 3+ nights

Rental rates exclude a final cleaning fee of 180 euros but include a complimentary clean midway through your stay. Gas, electricity and air conditioning is also included. An in-house cook can also be arranged for part or all of your stay. We ask for 4 weeks notice for this service. In the Winter months, central heating is also included. 

Reviews

Julia
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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!
Sep 2016
Anna Lahey
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The house is simply gorgeous, the attention to detail is quite something.

We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at Buonanotte Barbanera! It was truly magnificent... 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.
Aug 2017

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