Villa Coemese is a luxury country house in Lazio, in the centre of Italy. Set in the tranquil Sabine Hills, this exclusive villa is just an hour from Rome yet feels a world away. The five-bedroom property is fully-serviced with a cook, has a private pool and shared use of a tennis court.
Fly into Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport or Ciampino Airport and Villa Coemese is about an hour’s drive into the verdant countryside. This region produces some of the finest olive oil in Italy, and the villa itself is surrounded by an estate of 1,500 olive trees. It’s 15km from the local shops and restaurants of Osteria Nuova and a short drive from Monte Navegna and Monte Cervia Regional Natural Reserve. This protected area hosts a variety of landscapes and wildlife, and broad panoramic views over the rolling countryside.
Villa Coemese comprises three buildings; the main house, a studio 20m away and a pool house 60m away. The main house is the social hub of the property with two sitting rooms, a circular dining room and a large covered dining terrace with splendid views over the estate and the countryside beyond. On the first floor there’s a master bedroom and two twin/double bedrooms. All have en suites, portable air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The studio and pool house both have a twin bedroom and shower room, and the pool house also has its own kitchenette. This unique property is decorated with eclectic paintings, prints and objets d’art, and features a stunning sundial mural in the central staircase. The mature garden features a family-friendly lawn, woodland and an abundance of fragrant and colourful shrubs. There’s a shaded table tennis table and 13m swimming pool in the private garden, and guests have shared use of the tennis court with the sister villa.
The villa rental includes a housekeeping service each morning and breakfast preparation. The private cook will prepare an Italian feast each evening. Guests can buy the food themselves or staff can do so at a charge of €30 for each trip. The rental also includes a welcome pack and linen change once a week.
This much-loved family holiday home is a wonderful rural retreat for up to 10 guests. It offers flexible, relaxed accommodation in the heart of the Italian countryside, yet is close enough to Rome for a day trip to the capital of culture.