Villa Louise is an hour and a half away from Fiumicino Airport...which is not too bad considering that we were travelling with our 16 month old twins. Once we got off the main highway driving towards Spoleto and Villa Louise, the drive was so scenic with green trees everywhere. Living in the Middle East one really appreciates the abundance of natural greenery and clean fresh air. We turned onto Casenove drive, and were pleasantly surprised to see 5 beautiful horses grazing in a small pasture...the girls loved it!
We drove about a kilometer down the road and lo and behold...the little gem Villa Louise!
A beautiful villa with a garden just bursting with an array of colors. We were met by Katia who warmly welcomed us and showed us the facilities. We were given a welcome basket of fresh eggs from the hens on the property, a bottle of locally pressed olive oil, a bottle of white wine, Prosciutto, fresh bread and bags of cookies!
The cozy kitchen has all your appliances you can think of....as well plastic ware for children...which came in so handy! Management and staff had thought of everything when they knew we were arriving with 2 toddlers. Two feeding chairs were placed in the dining room, two baby cots set up with with the softest bedding, as well as stuffed toys for them to play with. This has never happened at any of the other hotels/ agriturismo places that we have stayed in previously. Fantastic attention to detail all round.
The interior is so tastefully decorated, you feel as though you have stepped onto the set of Home and Garden Magazine.
There’s a fireplace in the living room, as well as a piano. Hubby and girls had a blast playing. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are so comfortable. Listen out for the nightingales....what a special moment it was for me to hear them as I had never heard nightingales sing before :-)
We spent a lot of time in the garden, just enjoying being outdoors. The gardens are so beautiful and you can tell that Nicola is a really passionate gardener. We didn’t get to use the pool as it was a little cold for the children, but next time for sure we will book in the summer time.
I used fresh herbs from the gardens to cook and every morning we received fresh eggs . The resident cats are super friendly and my girls loved playing with them.
The villa has all the amenities you can think of such as washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board, hair dryer etc.
It is also close to other villages like Spello, Spoleto, Assisi, Trevi.
Elisa, the manager, was super nice and was always available to assist. The entire staff at Villa Louise were just amazing
I would go back in a heart beat! Thanks Louise, this was just what my family and I needed!
The Villa is truly amazing. Spacious, very clean, very well furnished and with high level facilities. The garden is fantastic, also very well kept. There is also a small children playground!! The outdoor veranda allows eating outside (also with other guests) with a peaceful and stunning view. The location is also beautiful, surrounded by olive trees and allows absolute privacy. It is about 15min by car from Spoleto and close to other smaller villages. Unfortunately the swimming pool was not available, however April is normally not the right season for that.
The manager Elisa has been extremely kind, professional and helpful. She can recommend all the best place to visit, including restaurants, wine cellars and other activities.
In few words ....highly recommended!!
I was very lucky to visit this gorgeous villa and the most beautiful place. It is so peaceful and stunning view. So many historical places to visit, so much testful food to try.
The owner, Louise, she is looking after her guests and she is a great companion. The best place to come on its own or with a family. Very clean, comfy with a stunning scenery around. I will advise every one to visit this magical place. xx
After spending 4 hectic days in Rome with my friend, we have taken a train (an hour and 20 min) and travelled to Ubria, Spoleto to an amazing Villa Louise. Quite and calm atmosphere and an amazing hospitality, we felt like home immediately! The location is stunning with breathtaking view, absolutely idyllic! We stayed there for 5 nights and loved every second of it! The manager went over and above to accommodate and assist on our stay there. Beautiful villa with great amenities,immaculately cleaned, fabulously furnished , very comfortable beds and you feel like you sleep on the cloud. I couldn't get enough of the fresh air and spectacular surroundings. Would definitely recommend to explore Umbria and small medieval cities that I felt in love with. Lots of history, culture and art to enjoy.
The Villa Louise exceeded our expectations in every way and we highly appreciates everything! I know we will go back
Villa Louise is a wonderful place to stay in so many ways. Firstly, it is really hidden away down about a kilometre of gravel track; entirely peaceful and private. The villa itself is well-finished with pretty much everything you could need, even down to four sets of cutlery, an ice-cream maker and sky on-demand movies. The beds are good quality and the showers work well. The pool is wonderful, not too cold (as so many are) and not too deep, allowing the kids to play safely. The gardens are extensive and multi-level - much bigger than the photos show. We were given three or four fresh eggs every day from the chickens and guinea fowl (which don't crow at dawn, by the way) and tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and even a butternut squash from the garden vegetable patch - we didn't buy eggs or veg for the entire stay.
However, the biggest asset of Villa Louise isn't the physical property itself, lovely though it is, but the exceptional manager Elisa. She came to meet us at a restaurant she had recommended on our first day and then drove with us to show us the villa. She helped out with every question, even getting a neighbour to escort us how when we were lost nearby one night with a flat tyre. She left us a lovely welcome package, brought pastries and croissants twice in the early morning, left on the outside table for us to find upon awakening, gave us a lovely private tour of Spoleto and even brought a bottle of craft beer made by her boyfriend as a parting gift. At the same time, she was professional throughout, responding quickly to a blocked shower or a profusion of flies we had created by leaving the doors open. She has picked four restaurants to recommend to guests, some with discounts for us, and we ate in three, all of which were excellent. And all with charm and a happy smile! It made the difference between a good stay and a great one.
Any downsides? The sitting room and especially kitchen are a bit dark at night and a few more kids games would be welcome. Not big issues though.
We’d thoroughly recommend Villa Louise for a restful holiday in Umbria.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Louise during our week in Italy. The Villa is great with all the expected amenities (several big bedrooms + bathrooms, great kitchen, pool etc) and with an absolutely AMAZING garden!
The owner Louise was extremely helpful prior to, and during, our stay. Many thanks also to Elisa (on-site manager) who helped us arrange local sightseeing (and answering all other questions we had ^^). Special thanks also to Luca (gardener) who brought us fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden during the entire week!
All in all, we had an amazing stay at Villa Louise and in the Umbria region that we won’t soon forget!
We would warmly recommend Villa Louise to anyone planning to go to Italy - I know we will be coming back! :)
Axel and family
Our stay was beautiful . Villa Louise is a fantastic place where you can enjoy your holiday near the city, in the middle of the countryside. The Villa was clean and when we arrived, we found a full basket with typical Umbria food and wine. Inside the Villa has a antique furniture and in the living room there is also a piano. The best place for us was the Veranda outside where we enjoined breakfasts and dinners watching the hills around .
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