La Meridiana | Self-catering house in Lazio | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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La Meridiana - Self-catering house in Lazio

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Via Coemese, 02030 Torricella in Sabina - Località Oliveto, Rieti
Lazio, Italy

Mark Lennox-Boyd

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+44 (0)7850 651212(mobile)

A real treat to stay in such beautifully designed and furnished surroundings – the landscaped grounds delight, as does the infinity pool

This luminous, sophisticated 21st-century country house was built with the study of sundials in mind; a sun compass at its core. Elegance, comfort and appreciation of the surrounding landscape were also key. Nothing jars inside where vibrant colours - sky blue, olive green, broom yellow – mimic nature, or outside where Arabella has worked her designer magic. English-style but including native aromatics like lavender and rosemary, mingling with roses climbing from huge terracotta pots; the garden is a delight. So is the infinity pool with glorious views, the pool-house with shady portico and kitchen. The smart house kitchen is seriously equipped; perhaps breakfast here and dine in the circular dining room? Relax in the library or on plump red sofas by the fireplace in the carpeted living room, before turning in to lovely big bedrooms with super linen and antique furniture against pastel walls. Coordinated bathrooms are luxurious too with built-in oversized showers. You may be loath to head back, through olive groves and along the ancient Salaria to Rome, an hour away. Flexible owners run B&B here from September- April.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Mark Lennox-Boyd:

Local points of interest from
Mark Lennox-Boyd:

  • The beautiful Romanesque church of S.Vittoria, an early Christian martyr. 6kms.
  • Roccasinibalda, a beautiful Renaissance castle by Baldassarre Peruzzi has a restaurant in the pretty village piazza. 8kms
  • Poggio San Lorenzo, a charming village on the old Salaria road. 10kms.
  • Abbazia di Farfa - the famous working monastery. 20kms. Lunch in the village.
  • Rieti, provincial capital. 22kms. Several churches and four famous Franciscan monasteries nearby
Points of interest

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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £3000 per week

Booking info:

Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.


Breakfast available by prior arrangement. Chef available at extra cost. Restaurants 5km.


23 December to 3 January.


Via Coemese, 02030 Torricella in Sabina - Località Oliveto, Rieti

Self-catering La Meridiana (self-catering)
House ~ Main House: 3 twin/doubles (all en suite); Guesthouse: 1 twin (en suite); Pool House: 1 twin (en suite)
Price: (i) £ 3000 to £ 3000 per week

Mark Lennox-Boyd

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+44 (0)7850 651212(mobile)