|Minimum verblijf||7 nachten|
Casa del Cinguettio is een stenen boerderij onder een middeleeuws kasteel gelegen, met een prachtig uitzicht over de vallei van Spoleto. Te midden van olijfgaarden, het is niet ver, maar voelt zich volledig prive. Onlangs gerestaureerd, het is van de traditionele Umbrische constructie met kastanje balken, terracotta dakpannen, rolluiken, en travertin & terracotta vloertegels. Het zwembad is groot en mooi en is ingebouwd in de heuvel terrassen onder het huis, tussen de olijfbomen, met ruimte voor zonnebaden en buiten te eten. Het zwembad is niet over het hoofd gezien. De comfortabele woonkamer heeft een open haard, die samen met centrale verwarming maakt het huis zeer gezellig in de winter. Er is een grote keuken met eettafel en stoelen die leidt naar een ruim terras met tafel, stoelen en BBQ. Er is een koel-vriescombinatie, gaskookplaat en elektrische oven, een vaatwasser en een wasmachine. De eigen badkamers hebben een state-of-the-art douches. Beddengoed en handdoeken zijn aanwezig. Over het terrein zijn vele rustige plekjes om te zitten en te lezen of te ontspannen.
We spent a very relaxing two weeks at this lovely villa with our two adult "children" who are in their early twenties, during the summer of 2012. The villa has been sympathetically and tastefully restored. This has resulted in a spacious yet cosy home with every modern convenience, whilst still retaining it's rural Umbrian origins.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are stylish and luxurious, with super comfy beds, crisp white linen and excellent power showers. The kitchen is large and well equipped, the living area is cool, homely and comfortable.
Outside there are several different areas in which to sit or lie and relax, be it in sun or shade, whilst taking in the wonderful views or watching the swallows swooping and diving to the pool to drink! The pool is large and very clean, although the sunbathing area around the pool is limited. The area feels very private and peaceful.
It is worth taking the short stroll to the walled hamlet above the villa for the spectacular views and sunsets. There are only residential houses up there, no shops or bars etc. The nearest small shop is about a 7 min drive, but is well stocked. The nearest supermarkets and mall about 15 - 20 min drive. This was fine for us except our offspring were unable to go out independently as they weren't insured to drive and they felt a little trapped.
The villa is very well situated for visits to several ancient towns and cities, such as Spoleto and Assisi. Our favourite day trip was to the mountain town of Castellucio, famous for it's lentils and vast plains covered with wild flowers - breathtaking.
If it is peace, tranquillity and a little luxury you are after on a holiday then I highly recommend this villa.
We have just come back from a week in this beautiful villa and after spending a few days in Rome beforehand, it was the perfect place to relax. I can honestly say that it was the best, most relaxing holiday ever! It was also our first time to Italy and we enjoyed every minute.
The villa was even better than described and we would love to go there again.
A lot of time and effort has been made to restore this villa to a very high standard, the villa and whole area, especially the nearby medieval castle has a great sense of history.
We really enjoyed the wine and the food and there is lots to see and do locally, the locals are also very friendly. Our kids (and us) loved the pool and the views of the olive groves and surrounding hills were absolutely amazing. I can't recommend this villa in Umbria too highly.
We had a wonderful holiday here last August and would love to return. Although the house is quite close to good local village amenities and only a short distance from Spoleto (characterful historic town with excellent facilities, supermarkets and restuarants) it feels utterly private. It is perched on the a hillside topped by an scenic walled medieval castle. It is not overlooked and the view across the valley and to the hills beyond makes you feel is if you own the landscape. There is a large pool (cleaned regularly) on the lower edge of the property next to the hillside - when you are swimming in it you feel as if you are suspended in space. Our first night we swam in the dark looking at the twinkling lights down in the valley below.
The house is very comfortable inside with good kitchen space and a cosy living area. It is large enough for eight people and the sleeping arrangments make it possible for two families or three couples to have their own space. Each bedroom has its own very luxurious en-suite with huge showerheads and stoine and natural tile flooring. We very much appreciated the high finish to the interior design- real stylistic flair has gone into the house's decor. There are a number of different spaces outside for subnbathing and eating, and a barbecue (most nights we had a barbecue and ate as the sun set over the valley). But there are also many good local restaurants. My children found the whole place idyllic. Although we had planned to do a lot of sight-seeing (there is a lot to see locally) we found ourselves so seduced by the house and its setting that we spent most of our time there. This is a great place for a really relaxing holiday.
This is just a brilliant rustic house that couldn't be more Umbrian. There was a gorgeous castle behind and donkeys grazing in the olive groves opposite. The interior seems to have had a brand new fit-out so it was spotless and the taste of furnishings was really stylish. Also each of the double bedrooms had its own bathroom (each different but with natural stone, simple but somehow luxurious too) and this meant that we all had complete privacy. It made it really easy to share with friends.
We couldn't have had a better holiday, sitting on the terrace or floating in the pool seeing Spoleto in the distance but far enough away to feel completely at peace. The local restaurants served the best of regional cooking and everyone around was wonderfully friendly.
We have been raving about this house to all our friends. I couldn't think of a thing missing. You need a car to get there - but this means you are not near a main road or anything noisy.
We're going to book for a week or two every year!
Umbrië is rijk aan geschiedenis, archeologische vindplaatsen en de natuur. Assisi en de basiliek van Sint Franciscus zijn slechts 30 minuten rijden. De oude stad van Spoleto biedt het Romeinse theater, Druso's Arch & de Torre del Olio, waaruit de mensen uitgestort kokende olie over Hannibal, toen hij dreigde de stad. Er zijn prachtige voorbeelden van Romaanse architectuur in Spoleto en Assisi & prachtige Renaissance gebouwen kan worden gezien in Perugia, Gubbio en Todi. Nr Perugia, is het mogelijk om een bezoek aan de Ipogeo del Volumni, een Etruskisch graf. Voor een spectaculair landschap, een bezoek aan de Piano Grande bij Castelucchio voorbij Norcia is een must. De spectaculaire watervallen van Marmore in de Val de Nera zijn de hoogste in Italië. De bronnen van Clitunno, de oude Romeinse lente, is net ten noorden van Spoleto. Berg Subasio torens boven Assisi met een Nationale Pk te verkennen. Via da Roma, een pelgrim pad van Canterbury naar Rome, in de buurt loopt en men kan er wandelen door olijfgaarden en heuvels paden. Andere pittoreske wandelingen in overvloed.
Andere activiteiten: White water rafting, paardrijden, skiën, bowling
|Periode||Minimum prijs||Extra nachten||Weekend overnachting||Wekelijks||Maandelijks||Evenement|
3 sep 2016 - 29 okt 2016
7 nacht minimum verblijf
voor 7 nachten
|Tarieven||Geen bijkomende kosten|
Rental fee includes provision of bedlinen and towels also cleaning and energy . There are no additional charges.
Payment may be made either by cheque or bank transfer in Pounds Sterling.
A confirmation deposit of one third of the rental fee is to be paid when booking, with the balance plus the damage deposit of £300 due 6 weeks before the start of the rental.
If you are booking less than 6 weeks before your holiday commences then FULL Payment plus the damage deposit will be due when booking.