눉Things to be aware of: the wifi is reliable but has insufficient bandwidth for game-playing or video streaming; there is a (spotless) shower but no bath; I stayed during a heatwave and found the lack of aircon a drawback, although the large portable fan was a godsend.
눇I was looking for a beautiful place to stay in peace and quiet with lovely views - and this was even better than I had hoped. The website photos are good but don't do justice to the beauty of the building, an old family farmhouse lovingly restored at jaw-dropping expense and furnished with antiques. Even the doors and shutters are the antique originals, darkened and polished like treacle toffee, with intriguing catches and handles. The ceilings are five metres high and the views, especially from the front rooms, are breathtaking. There is a very large kitchen diner, with the original fireplace and stone sink, and the addition of modern kitchen units and appliances (fridge, microwave, oven etc). The kitchen area is small but well provided with everything a self-caterer needs (knives, boards, pans etc). Alongside the enormous old table is a small TV. A separate room houses a cot and a washing machine. The owner is the perfect host, friendly and efficient, and speaks pretty good English; the apartment was spotless. A huge basket of Italian breakfast food is provided, including tea, juice and real coffee. There is ample parking and even a picnic bench shaded by plum trees. I was staying in the apartment "Podere Montello 1" and had the exclusive use of a large terrace with amazing views, furnished with table and chairs. I am starting to save up so that I can come back.