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Le Crete

Near Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio, Umbria & Lazio, Italy

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In extensive gardens of lawns and trees, and with pastoral views from the exceptionally large pool, this luxury villa in Umbria is a spacious, contemporary and very comfortable rural idyll and also benefits from a shared tennis court.

In brief

  • Large private pool
  • Contemporary design
  • Excellent staff

About the villa

Set on a gently sloping hill, this fine family villa is comprised of an imposing house and an adjacent annexe, both, with their stone walls and shuttered windows, looking typically Umbrian-rural. So the very smart interiors come as a surprise. Blending classic elegance with contemporary styling, the superbly spacious sitting room has pale wood floors, big white sofas and earth-toned fabrics beneath its raftered and brick-vaulted ceilings. The air-conditioned kitchen/diner, all brushed steel and glass, is a spectacular example of Italian design, made even more enjoyable with (pre-bookable) cook service. The bedrooms individually styled and with excellent en suite facilities, are ideally configured for two families, with two in the main house and three in the annexe. Outside, a vine-shaded dining terrace overlooks the gardens, and an eighteen metre, jet-current swimming pool is sunk into levelled lawns. And about a ten minute walk away, a floodlit tennis court is shared by guests of Le Crete and sister-villa La Casetta. A short drive from Orvieto, the villa is 2km from shops in Porano.


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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen with dining area, opening to terrace
  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting room opening onto terrace
  • Cloakroom

First Floor

  • Twin bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and shower room en suite
  • Master double (super king size) bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, bathroom en suite and separate walk-in shower

Annexe - Ground Floor

  • Twin bedroom Bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Utility room

Annexe - First Floor

  • Double bedroom (king size) with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom (super king size) with bathroom en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Pedestal Fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Moka coffee machine
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Slicer
  • Juicer

Private Pool

  • 18m x 4m
  • 1.1m x 2.4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Electric cover
  • Exercise jet
  • Changing room and WC
  • The pool is open from mid May to mid September
  • Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge
  • Please note that the diving board has been removed

Shared Tennis Court

  • Tennis court shared with La Casetta, 5 minutes away by car or a 10 minute walk. Please bring racquets and balls

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service
Main house with Annexe to left
Main house with Annexe to left

Important Information


An English speaking CV representative in Italy will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00 . Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.




  • Tennis 5km Orvieto


  • Shops and Restaurants 2km Porano
  • Large shops 5km Orvieto

Places of Interest

  • Viterbo 40km
  • Todi 45km
  • Spoleto 80km
  • Perugia 90km
  • Assisi 95km
  • Arezzo/Gubbio 110 km
  • Siena 140 km


  • Perugia 81km
  • Rome 125km
  • Florence 168km
  • Pisa 268km
  • Bologna 273km

Train Station

  • Orvieto Scalo 5km
About the area

Near Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio

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In the south, an Umbria holiday comes dotted with honey-coloured stone farmsteads and sprinkled with olive groves—this region is not called ‘Italy’s green heart’ for nothing. The towns are a must-see for cathedral connoisseurs: there’s nothing restrained about the façade at Orvieto, yet one simple rose window is all that breaks up the classy simplicity at Todi. All of southern Umbria’s villas are within day-trip distance of Rome, too: the station at Orvieto has a fast link with the capital.

Find out more about Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.