|Space||1,453 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The first apartment that we are presenting here is 135 square meter with a private terrace and can sleep 4/5 people. It is comfortably furnished and has a selection of books, games and a CD player with MP3 socket. There are two main bedrooms, the first one with an en-suite shower room and a second bedroom on the mezzanine
level beside the second bathroom. There is a dressing room that can be used as a third bedroom if necessary.
“It is difficult to explain what makes Monticchio different from the many other apartments that are available to rent in Umbria. What we are trying to create is a place where you feel relaxed and at home”.
This 17th century farm is being carefully restored, including the landscaping of its spacious grounds, in order to provide a unique holiday destination. There are two apartments to rent in one of the buildings; both are large units with private terraces. There is also a 20m x 5m pool shared between our guest and friends.
I originally trained as a furniture designer/maker and then studied art/architecture. Hugues is the linguist whose interests include cooking and history.
We should state that Monticchio is our permanent home and feel extremely lucky to live in such a wounderful place and enjoy sharing it with our guests.
Having bought the property and become involved in the local community we realise the responsibility we have taken on in restoring Monticchio. It will take many years to complete all the works but the friends we have made on this journey so far, prove that it is a worthwhile road to follow.
Also at Monticchio is: 3 cats Jasper, Sybille and Dora, plus Timo and Picco the two donkeys.
Andrew Fielder & Hugues Beranger purchased this farmhouse in 2002
Included in the price:
- use of the apartment from Saturday to Saturday
- All bed linen and towels (except pool towels)
- Gas, water, electricity and logs.
- If required, participation toward the gas for the under floor heating (20€ per day)
- Extra beds (€80 per week)
- Arrival after 5.00pm
- Departure before 10.00am
We have stayed at Monticchio several times, at various times of the year, staying in both Apartments 1 and 2. We intend to return as often as we can and we see it as a home-away-from-home. It is hard to know where to begin to describe this wonderful treasure but the most outstanding feature is the warm hospitality of the hosts, Andrew and Hugues. They have been most helpful from the start of the booking process, to the welcome on arrival, throughout the stay through to our reluctant departure.
The apartments at this historic property have been renovated with exceptional care, style and sensitivity. Apartment 1 is very spacious and ideal for a family or group of friends with two double bedrooms and a small single room and two bathrooms. It has a wonderful rustic charm and a peaceful private leafy terrace. The shared swimming pool is superior to many hotel pools that I have seen. It has a tranquil outlook over the secluded valley and easy access makes it ideal for young children or infirm adults. The pool terrace is a welcome place to relax or dine al fresco, whether you are using the pool or not.
We spent a month at Hugues and Andrew's property. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. We loved their welcome dinner our first night where we met two of their friends who were delightful. Dinner was delicious. We had the larger of the two units. Very spacious with lots of interesting art and incredible doors which flood the space with light. Comfortable beds.
They have 3 cats who became our friends as well and stopped by twice a day for food and a couple would spend the day with us. Their 2 donkeys by the pool were charming too. We got carrots for them.
It was a little cool but we often took wine down by the pool in the late afternoon.
Hugues was a great help on a couple of occasions. They are great guys and we loved getting acquainted with them.
The pot-holed road leading up isn't fun but, once you get there, it seems worth it. A lovely experience.
Our family of two adults and three children, ages 12, 10 and 7 spent the first week of November at this impeccably restored apartment, which really feels like a private house. Such attention to detail is shown throughout the entire property, both inside and out, absolutely beautiful. We were happy to find the pool still open even in November. Though the water was chilly at this time of year, the view and the gorgeous setting were perfect for lounging, reading and enjoying lunch outside in the sunshine. We ventured off to Assisi, Perugia and Spello for day trips, all easily reachable by car. Lovely wine tasting opportunities within minutes of the property. Hugues and Andrew are so genuinely kind and helpful. We really felt like we were staying with friends and so hope to return.
Lovely quiet rural location with easy access to local village/towns. A wonderful base to make day trips and return to an amazing home away from home. Well appointed kitchen. All amenities including laundry. Spacious baths, living room, patio area and lovely pool area. Immaculate. Beautifully decorated. Owners absolutely the best, very helpful, engaging and dedicated to providing the best possible experience.
Die Ferienwohnung liegt sehr idyllisch im Tal des Flusses Nestore und ist dadurch etwas schwieriger zu finden. Unser Navi kannte die Adresse nicht und so mussten wir beim ersten Mal etwas suchen. Dafür wurden wir bei unserer Ankunft gleich herzlich von den beiden Gastgebern Hugues und Andrew empfangen. Wir fanden die Wohnung sauber und gepflegt vor, sie ist bestens ausgestattet, es fehlte an nichts, selbst einen großen Korb mit Feuerholz für den Kamin gab es. Hugues und Andrew haben die Wohnung sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sie ist mindestens genauso schön wie auf den Bildern. Das Anwesen selbst und die direkte Umgebung bieten viele Möglichkeiten zum Abschalten, Wandern, Radfahren, Reiten, Schwimmen (der große Pool hat eine sagenhafte Aussicht, leider war es Anfang April noch etwas zu kalt zum Schwimmen). Dank der immer freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Gastgeber hat es nie an etwas gefehlt und wir haben die Zeit im Casale Monticchio sehr genossen. Auch unsere kleine Tochter fühlte sich auf dem Anwesen pudelwohl, besonders die beiden Esel und die drei Katzen hatten es ihr angetan.
Da wir das erste Mal in Umbrien waren, wollten wir aber auch unbedingt wenigstens einige der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten ansehen, die in weniger als einer Autostunde Entfernung zu finden sind: Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto um nur die wichtigsten zu nennen. Und so war unser Aufenthalt viel zu schnell zu Ende. Wir werden noch lange an die wunderschöne Zeit in Monticchio zurückdenken.
This old farmhause has two completely renovated appartments that are tastefully equipped with all you need. The area is very quiet and allows recreation in a harmonic landscape. The business belongs to Hugues and Andrew, who give a very warm and friendly welcome to their guests. It ist like having holiday with friends. You can reach a lot of interesting places in the surrounding area. But you can also do a short walk rund the house. It is great to sit on the terrass with a wonderful view to the valley. Surely one of the best places we ever had.
Casale Monticchio is located in the middle of a valley surrounded by woods, fields and hills. We are on a Nature walk that follows the river Nestore and the woods around us. Sant’Apollinare, the hamlet got a 13 century Castle and a Monastery. Spina the nearby village is 3 km away where you will find a mini supermarket, a butcher, a bar, a bank and a pharmacist.
The farmhouse is a perfect gateway for Umbria and southern Tuscany as we are less than an hour away from some of Italy’s major sites such as Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Trasimeno Lake, Todi and Gubbio.