Farm Holidays Umbria Province of Terni Orvieto Antica Olivaia

Antica Olivaia

Country House
Località San Bartolomeo, 17 - Orvieto (TR) - Area: countryside
Codice identificativo: 055023AGR4S17530
This charming family-run 17th century stone farmhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside is nestled in a protected natural reserve in Orvieto (Umbria). At a crossroads between Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, this country house is the ideal point from which to discover a myriad of enchanting medieval towns or just to take a break from everyday life. The owners, Marco and Daniela, both native English speakers, believe in the "slow way of life. "
Following a faithful renovation of this ancient stone farmhouse, 6 large rooms were created each with their own bathroom/shower and lovely panoramic views. The rooms have been redecorated in a traditional rustic style and several rooms still possess the house's original wooden cross beams, cotto floor tiles and fireplaces. The house and its rooms also offer free Wi-Fi internet connection.

Breakfast is served on the veranda and includes homemade cakes, bread and jams while dinner is served on several evenings during the week with a fixed menu.

A lovely garden with a pool and sunbeds surround the farmhouse which is situated on 7 hectares of fertile land including 700 ancient olive trees, a forest, a small fruit orchard and a synergic vegetable garden. A panoramic viewpoint which offers breathtaking views of Orvieto by day and by night are complemented by a gazebo with couches in order to enjoy the views and the glowing sunsets.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

The penalty varies depending on the time of cancellation
- from time of booking to 31 days before the check-in date, no penalty is charged;
- from 30 to 8 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 50% of the total cost of the booking;
- from 7 to 1 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 75% of the total cost of the booking;
- A penalty of 100% of the entire cost of the stay is applied for failure to show or cancellation on day of arrival;

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-out
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Municipal tax of €2.20 per person per night is applicable up to 5 consecutive days maximum. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 7 days
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Rooms are cleaned every 1 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 11:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €30.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms


Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets

Other notes

Your credit card details will be requested to guarantee the reservation. When guests confirm with a c\c, they also automatically accept our Cancellation Policy and Terms&Conditions. These are the cancellation fees that will be applied:
30-08 days before arrival = 50% of total stay
07-01 day before arrival = 75% of total stay
Cancellation made on arrival date = 100% of total stay
No show\Late arrivals\Early departures =100% of total stay
*All cancellations must be communicated via email

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
  • Sale of typical products
  • Disabled Access
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Charm
Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Panoramic view
  • Spa
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 6
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 6

Size of rooms

  • Between 21 and 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Shopping area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Spa
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • spectacular view
  • swimming pool
  • charming property
  • the design of the property
  • abundant breakfast
  • cheap
  • near the station
  • very new
from 130 € 1 night / 2 guests
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9.3 / 10

9 reviews 4_5

Overall Rating
9 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
This place is a little slice of heaven. It was a perfect place to start and end the days in Umbria. Lovely rooms and bathrooms and the pool has a stunning view of Orvieto. I highly recommend.
stayed from 06/17/2019 to 06/20/2019
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 6
This is a lovely Agriturismo located near the village of Ciconia and the delightful town of Orvieto (more on that later). The property is a wee bit out of the way (about 15 minutes from Orvieto off the A1 Autostrada) but easy to find if you put your trust in the detailed driving instructions provided by Daniela and Marco, the delightful proprietors and your gracious hosts for your time in the Umbrian countryside. Once on the property you’re greeted by Daniela and Marco, as well as Myles (their gentle and friendly dog) and two cats - Quilt and Lucy. While the views of the Umbrian countryside - and of Orvieto shimmering in the distance - are worth the price of admission, it’s the warmth and genuine openness of your hosts that make this a special place. Marco revels in his kitchen, preparing delicious, four course ala familia dinners (using local, organic ingredients whenever possible) for guests on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. With great company, apparently unceasing refills of wine, and a selection of house made digestivos at the end of each dinner, these dinners are a ridiculously good value at €30 per person and are not to be missed. For her part, Daniela is a font of information about sites, activities and restaurants in the area. Whether it’s arranging for a visit to a local goat farm to learn about their production and feast on their remarkable cheeses, or letting you in on the joys of the local goose festival, or making reservations for you at restaurants in Ciconia or Orvieto, Daniela’s advice should be taken to heart whenever your schedule allows. And, we would be remiss if we didn’t put in a plug for Orvieto itself. Of all the towns and cities we visited on this trip Orvieto was our favourite. Perched high on a plateau the panoramas are amazing, while the town itself has a funky energy - both by day and night (think lots of live jazz pulsing from cantinas and tango dancing beside the Duomo while children scamper about laughing and playing) - that had us wishing we had set aside more time for this place. So, back to Antica Olivaia. There are just a few things that keep us from listing this as a five-star property. The room is not air conditioned, and while the old stone farmhouse does help moderate temperature somewhat we did find sleeping a challenge on a couple of nights when daytime temperatures reached into the low 30s Celsius and nighttime cooling (and the floor fan in the room) couldn’t keep up. The breakfast (included in the room rate) is continental in a fashion familiar to North Americans, with cereal, some sweet pastries, bread, yogurt and some fresh fruit, but no more substantive protein options (like cold cuts, cheese or hard boiled eggs). If you’re prone to more active mornings - like we are - this was a bit of a challenge. We would gladly have paid an additional €10 Euros for some cold protein options at breakfast. On that note, since you’re a reasonably long way from any amenities (a 15 minute drive to the nearest grocer) it’s hard to have your own snacks or drinks on hand for daytime lounging about (especially at the very nice outdoor pool). This challenge could be mitigated if guests had access to a small refrigerator where they could store odds and sods for their daytime access. But, in summary and to be clear, this is a wonderful place to set yourself up for a relaxing sojourn in rural Umbria. The vibe is chill, the air is clean and smells delicious, the hum of bees in the luxurious beds of lavender surrounding the pool lull you into contentment, and Daniela and Marco top it all off with a generous dollop of charm and energy. We hope to return someday for sure.
stayed from 06/26/2018 to 07/01/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Our stay was heaven! Absolutely everything was amazing. Daniela and Marco (and Miles) made us feel relaxed and at home the minute we arrived. The house and grounds are so beautiful. Dinner was perfect. We can’t say enough good things about our stay, and we can’t wait to return.
stayed from 06/16/2018 to 06/17/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Daniela and Marco run the best B&B we have ever been. The surroundings are beautiful. The room is very clean and the bed is comfortable. The property is well maintained. Daniela and Marco are also excellent hosts. They make you feel welcome and make you feel at home.
stayed from 05/06/2018 to 05/09/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Struttura bellissima, accogliente, estremamente curata e pulita. I titolari Daniela e Marco host disponibili ti fanno sentire subito come a casa. La posizione è strategica per visitare Orvieto e i bellissimi borghi vicini. Consigliatissimo.
stayed from 12/29/2018 to 01/02/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
Posto incantevole, immerso nella natura, per chi desidera tranquillità e pace, ma allo stesso tempo comodo per raggiungere luoghi da visitare. Marco e Daniela sono due persone colte ed estremamente preparate. Con loro puoi parlare di tutto. Ma con semplicità ti fanno sentire come a casa.
stayed from 08/07/2018 to 08/11/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
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stayed from 08/09/2018 to 08/12/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Posizione meravigliosa nella campagna orvietana. Ottima struttura, gestori molto carini, simpatici e accoglienti.
stayed from 07/27/2018 to 07/29/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Grazie alla disponibilità e cordialità dei gestori Daniela e Marco ti senti come a casa. Ambiente accogliente e molto silenzioso.
stayed from 03/29/2018 to 03/31/2018

Antica Olivaia

Area Campagna