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2 bedroom apartment in Umbrian castle in countryside between Perugia and Todi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Self catering rental with private roof terrace, large pool and stunning views

The wonderfully romantic castle of Monte Lagello, built in 1027, is located on a hill in the heart of Umbria with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside towards Assisi. Beautifully restored in the 1990s, the castle has been converted into 23 privately owned apartments. With chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout, our apartment has 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, very well equipped kitchen, large and airy living and dining room with private roof terrace, the ideal place for al fresco meals on warm Italian evenings! The large, secluded swimming pool commands magnificent views and is set in spacious grounds including 10 hectares of olive groves. This is the perfect location for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing self-catering holiday in the beautiful Umbrian countryside within easy reach of excellent restaurants and the many historic hilltowns where there are numerous local fiestas throughout the summer. Free WiFi throughout our apartment and by the pool.

Sightseeing and activities: Monte Lagello is within easy reach of the historic towns of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto to name just a few. Surrounded by an abundance of art, architecture and culture including numerous food and music festivals such as the Chocolate festival and renowned Umbrian Jazz festival, both in Perugia, and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto. Throughout the summer months there are countless local historic festas and sagre celebrating food, wine and music in local medieval villages, where you will receive a warm welcome, as well as many free open air concerts. Siena, Florence and other Tuscan gems are close enough for day trips and there is a good rail service from Perugia which means Rome can be visited in a day. Boating and water sports at Lake Trasimeno are half an hour's drive and closer to home there are lovely walks in the Umbrian hills with fantastic views. We provide information on the area in the apartment.

Food and Drink: Excellent restaurants abound in the local villages and countryside, many of which are ‘agiturismi’, serving locally grown produce and some offer their own wine. There is an even greater selection in the nearby towns with a number offering top class fayre in unforgettable settings. Both red and white wines are produced locally, varying from a very drinkable table wine to superior vintages. Our local vineyard offers free tours (including around the vines) and tastings and there are many other local 'cantine' where you can buy wine direct from the growers. 'Vino sfuso' or 'loose wine' is dispensed from 'petrol pumps'! Nearby Torgiano is almost virtually dedicated to wine production and has a both wine and olive oil museums. Umbrian olive oil is among the best in the world and Monte Lagello produces its own organic oil which is available to buy.

There are guide books with restaurant recommendations in the apartment as well as our own list.

If you prefer to dine at home the kitchen is very well equipped (I love cooking) and there are excellent local markets as well as a choice of supermarkets. The roof terrace lends itself to 'al fresco' dining as the sun sets over the Umbian hills, and there is now an 'Umbrian BBQ' in the grounds for private or communal use - Ilario will provide the wood and give instruction!

As this apartment is our second home it is extremely comforjtable and well equipped.

Local Amenities: Laundry facilities are available on site and there is a telephone/fax for emergencies. The local town of Marsciano provides all amenities with a weekly market, a supermarket and a wide range of shops and restaurants. As well as its historic centre, the city of Perugia offers excellent shopping facilities.

More Details

Owner
Tony and Julia Whetton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Tony and Julia Whetton

Tony and Julia met whilst serving in the Royal Navy over 30 years ago and now live on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. We spend 6-8 weeks at Monte Lagello in the early Summer as well as Spring and Autumn visits.

Tony and Julia Whetton purchased this castle in 2003

Why Tony and Julia Whetton chose Collazzone

After visiting many parts of Italy we fell in love with Umbria and when staying near Todi found Monte Lagello and knew straight away it was the right place for us as our second home. There is so much history to the castle and it has been beautifully restored. The swimming pool surrounded by olive trees with endless views over the Tiber valley towards Assisi and the Sibellini Mountains is wonderful. We love the peace and tranquility of the place and it is a privilege to be able to stay in such a beautiful historic building. We also enjoy the proximity to so many of the treasures of Umbria such as Perugia, Todi, Assisi, Orvieto and numerous unspoilt hill towns as well as Lake Trasimeno. We also enjoy venturing further afield into Tuscany and Le Marche and occasionally as far as Rome or either coast

What makes this castle unique

Having viewed several apartments in the castle we realised No12 had everything we wanted; our visitors agree that the private roof terrace with views over the castle roofs and surrounding hills is unique and is the perfect place to eat or relax any time of day and at night you are under the canopy of stars. The big patio doors mean that the living area is very light and we have equipped the apartment for easy everyday living with a well equipped kitchen - I am a keen cook so enjoy preparing meals there. Although is WiFi available in the Club House and by the pool we are one of the few apartments with wifi available throughout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A blissful time spent in this amazing castle, the perfect stress reliever! Many many thanks for sharing this gem.
Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Mercatello
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Marsciano
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Migliano
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Set in the rolling Umbrian hills, Monte Lagello is perfectly located for exploring the lovely art and architecture of the ancient hilltowns. Perugia, capital of Umbria is just 30 minutes away, Assisi, Orvieto and Todi less than 1 hour. Further afield famous towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Gubbio, Spello and Rome can each be visited in a day. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, picnicking and mountain-biking and there is horse riding and golf available locally. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports at nearby Lake Trasimeno. For shopping Marsciano is only 20 mins away, where there are all amenities and a railway station. Locally the pretty village of Spina has a supermarket, butchers, bank, pharmacy and cantina for Umbrian wine. There are many excellent local restaurants and everywhere there are cafes with outdoor terraces to sit and watch the world go by. Access is easy with Rome airports 2 hours away and Ryanair now fly to Perugia.

Other Activities: water sports at Lake Trasimeno, golf at Perugia.

Amenities

Collazzone Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Modern bathroom with folding shower screen over bath, plenty of cupboard space and shelving
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also has a sleeping gallery
  • 1 spacious master bedroom with large double bed, bedside tables and lamps, shelving, dressing table, chest of drawers and wardrobe; window with view of countryside and pool; 1 small twin bedroom with additional sleeping gallery which children love; hanging space and storage drawers under beds, large wardrobe just outside in hallway provides additional storage; pretty view of castle courtyard. Although the second bed in this room is a 'sofa-bed' it is a full size single and has a second mattress for maximum comfort; this folds into a chair if only 1 person occupies room. Although the bedrooms stay cool in summer due to the thick walls we provide fans and there are 'roller' window screens if to keep out any night insects. Comfortable single sofa bed in lounge area Child's cot and high chair available on request (charge for cot applies) Hair dryer; Iron and Ironing board. Note: apartment is very comfortable for 4 people, up to 5 only if there are 2 or more young children
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautiful newly refurbished 16 x 8m swimming pool shared with other apartments. The lovely pool terrace makes the most of the views and is well equipped with chairs, tables, sun loungers and umbrellas. Amongst the olives there is a children's play area and a 'bocce' (boules) pitch. Communal washing and drying machines available as well as washing lines and a clothes airer. Our kitchen is very well equipped with a fridge/freezer, 4-ring ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, food mixer and bread-maker. The roof terrace is completely private and secluded with an awning to provide shade in the heat of the day and is excellent for al fresco dining. High chair/cot available on request (charges apply). Communal phone/fax available (charges apply) Mountain bikes available for hire on site. Linen changed weekly. Extra cleaning is available on request, payable locally Free wireless internet or plug in broadband connection (own laptop needed) in apartment and at pool.

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2 bedroom apartment in Umbrian castle in countryside between Perugia and Todi
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5

Lovely apartment in stunning 1000 year old castle

  • 5 of 5

Monte Lagello is a stunning converted castle in a beautiful location. The views of the Umbrian countryside are outstanding. The swimming pool is a real bonus with its lovely terrace for sunbathing. It is a place for peace and quiet.

It is off the beaten track so a car is a must. The shops are about six miles away. The owners provided excellent directions from Rome. The staff at the property were friendly and helpful. There are myriad, fascinating places to visit within a 40-60 minute drive of the property.

The apartment is well appointed with everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. As described the apartment is suitable for two adults plus children, rather than two adult couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that this couple appreciate the delights of Monte Lagello and our apartment where we provide all that is needed for a comfortable stay. It really is a magical place. The apartment is extremely well equipped and guests find the unique roof terrace aquifer haven for al fresco meals and being able to use WiFi in the apartment a real bonus. Although the second (twin) bedroom is small it has a high ceiling and we have maximised the space so there is plenty of storage for clothes and other possessions; adult couples have stayed there very comfortably, and frequently return. We look forward to welcoming this couple back.
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5

Lovely apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable apartment in a beautiful castle with amazing views. We spent a blissful week here enjoying the beautiful but tranquil countryside. Our two young children enjoyed the pool so much, it was hard to leave the castle but, if you can tear yourself away from the pool and the amazing views, there is a lot to do in the surrounding area. Julia and Tony's apartment was like a home away from home and we felt very comfortable and at ease. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that his young family enjoyed our second home so much; we have spoken with them and they wished they'd stayed longer. We try and ensure that you are comfortable and there is everything you need for day to day living. We look forward to welcoming them back. We do offer a discount for returners.
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A castle in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We received a very warm welcome from Julia and Julia. The apartment is located in a renovated castle and has all the facilities you could need. A pot, pan or coffee pot for every occasion The views are amazing from the terrace. God wifi in the flat too.

The shared pool is peaceful and quiet with panaoramic views over the rolling Umbrian countryside. There is even a boules court among the olive grove that surrounds the pool and the castle. A good location for walking or cycling in the hills.

The flat worked really well for 2 adults and a child of 10.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony and I were pleased to meet this charming family when they arrived at Monte Lagello; we always like to ensure our guests receive a warm welcome and are shown round, usually by Maria or Ilario, the onsite caretaker. Monte Lagello is our second home and very special to us, so it is well supplied for day to day living; we are very glad we decided to extend the WiFi so that it works throughout our apartment and not just in public areas. The master bedroom is very spacious and although the second bedroom is small it has a high ceiling so feels airy and with plenty of storage and hanging space available it also comfortably accommodates 2 adults. We are so glad they enjoyed their stay, are grateful for them for taking the time to write this review and look forward to welcoming them again soon. Julia and Tony
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Charming apartment bursting with character

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with delightful roof terrace. The pool was peaceful with stunning views over the olive groves and surrounding countryside. A good base from which to explore the area with its many hilltop villages and fabulous eateries.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted these guests enjoyed our apartment , the castle and its location so much and appreciated They took the time to write a review. They have stayed several times and we look forward to welcoming them back.
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad we settled on Tony and Julia's apartment in Monte Lagello, the place is fantastic, homely and welcoming. We settled in straightaway. There's many a fine view in Umbria but once we'd climbed the 'white road' in our little hire car to the castle at the top of the hill and stood looking across the valleys to the Apennines all you can really say is 'amazing'. Any stress you thought you brought with you will leave you right there. Two big plus points, it's sooo quiet. We could hear the lizard walking around in the flower pots at breakfast. And two it's far enough away from anywhere that at night the sky is clear and dark and the view of the stars is fantastic. We were lucky enough to be there around the time of the Perseid meteor shower and saw several streak across the sky. In practical terms we were there with two teenagers and had plenty of space for them to sleep and flop around. The apartment had everything we needed, maybe grab some pool toys if you have little ones. The pool is wonderful but if you can drag yourself away there are great things to do, see and eat in the area, but really coming back to the castle is the biggest kick of all.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank this family for choosing our apartment and taking the time to write this review; it is hard to express the magic of the place in words but they have done so. They seemed to love it there as much as we do and we look forward to welcoming them back.
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Absolutely stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful in a gorgeous location. The apartment has everything you could want or need for a great holiday. Lovely pool not crowded at all. Enjoyed visiting local towns tasting food and wine. Would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our guests enjoyed their stay and appreciated how special our apartment is and it's fabulous location. We thank them for their review and look forward to welcoming them again.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $198.26

We have kept the rental the same as last year for occupancy by 2 people in the master bedroom. Extra guests can be accommodated for £50 per week to cover additional costs. We offer a reduced price for repeat customers and bookings over 2 weeks. On arrival you will be shown around and given local information and you will have a contact on site for the duration of your holiday. We try and ensure that there is sufficient dry and tinned food available for your first meal. There is a comprehensive Guest Information Book. There is free WiFi in the apartment and by the pool as well as the Club House. Weekly linen changes and final basic cleaning is included. Pool towels are included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.