Villa Melia is a large villa created from the renovation of a 1950’s smallholding with a shed for dairy cows and with the homes of the cowmen next to it. It is located in the middle of a large, active biodynamic farm, near the vegetable garden and a small orchard with varieties of old fruit. About three miles from the estate entrance, passing through one of the few examples of still-intact Roman countryside, with grazing animals and cultivated fields, you come to a large red house red and finally, far from the road and the sounds of traffic, you are immersed in an oasis of peace. Villa Melia is surrounded by a large park where the peace and quiet is occasionally interrupted by the squawking of chickens in the nearby run, by the distant bellowing of the cattle grazing and by the chirping of crickets and cicadas in the summer. During the renovation, technology respecting the environment was used. The house revolves around a large living room. There are two other smaller, private sitting rooms and a large well-equipped kitchen with two fridges, eight burners and two ovens. The house has been painted in bright colours and furnished with antique family furniture mixed with a few pieces of design furniture. The villa is attached to the caretakers’ house but is separated from it by a large, thick hedge. The park is surrounded by a wall and a hill and is not visible from the outside, thus guaranteeing the privacy of guests staying in the house. Those who so wish can ask for the seasonal vegetables from the garden, fresh eggs from the hens and also the excellent biodynamic Solaria extra virgin olive oil. It is also possible to reserve packages of beef reared on the farm. Villa Melia is situated in a privileged position, considering it’s vicinity to Rome, and the numerous locations around the property which are all worth visiting. The surrounding area around the property is enriched with splendid small towns, with mansions, lakes, historical towns, and beautiful wildlife. From here guests can visit splendid locations such as Ostia Antica, Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este a Tivoli, Villa Lante a Bagnaia, Civita di Bagnoregio, the gardens of Bomarzo, Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola, la Sabina and l’Argentario, whereas further south, la Cattedrale di Anagni, il Monastero di San Benedetto and Subiaco, Alatri, Sermoneta, the splendid gardens of Ninfa, Sabaudia, Sperlonga and the famous Monte Circeo. Only a few minutes by car one can reach Fregene, Roma seaside, well known due to its seaside restaurants and the ease of access to Rome Airport Fiumicino which distances only thirty minutes away.
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The villa is divided into two main buildings, in the case in which there are 8 people in the group the main villa will be rented and made up of as follows: this building is on one floor and has a very spacious living room with central fireplace, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. On the far side of the living room there are one double and one twin bedroom and two bathrooms with showers, on one side there are also two single bedrooms, one bathrooms with shower. Near the kitchen there is also a laundry room. On the right of the main entrance there is a small spiral staircase which leads to a intermediate floor where there is an additional double bedroom and bathroom with shower. The second building is divided on to two floors. On the ground floor there is a living room and a double bedroom, bathroom with bath tub. Via a beautiful internal staircase to the first floor, there is a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a corner study with intermediate floor. On the intermediate floor there is a single bed with an additional pull out double bed. (Please note that the fireplaces are ornamental). Air conditioning only in the bedrooms.
This property has a notable patio and covered gazebo which is ideal for “al fresco” dining and is surrounded by a large park of about 4 hectares. The part of the garden which surrounds the property is sub-divided into rooms by Bay hedges which are the perfect setting for events and festivities, on the outside of one in particular there is the swimming pool. At the back of the property, hidden by a tall hedge, there is also a grass 5 a side football camp. Guests can go for undisturbed walks in the one of the most natural areas of the villa, towards the wildness of the hillside and valley, where there are lawns, olive trees and woods.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
Open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October, the pool at Villa Melia is surrounded by the green of the garden, the same colour of the mosaic tiles that are inside the pool. The rectangular pool measures 14 x 7 and has a variable depth from 1,50 m to 2.50 m. The border of the pool is in “Peperino” stone and the surrounding area is beautifully kept lawn, where there are sun loungers, tables and a gazebo. The pool is also equipped with an external shower.
Pets: Yes Yes (excluding dogs considered as dangerous).