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Casale Monticchio, a 17th century farmhouse in the Umbrian hills - Apartment 1 -

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Apartment 1 -

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.


About the property

Casale Monticchio

“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.


Owner
Andrew Fielder & Hugues Beranger
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Andrew Fielder & Hugues Beranger

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

Andrew Fielder & Hugues Beranger purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Available Rentals

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Notes

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.

Extra costs:
- If required, participation toward the gas for the under floor heating (20€ per day)
- Extra beds (€80 per week)

Saturday changeover:
- Arrival after 5.00pm
- Departure before 10.00am


Amenities

Marsciano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Apartment 1 -
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Lovely property and fabulous hosts

  • 5 of 5

Very private, quiet property creates a very relaxing holiday. We stayed in the larger apartment for 2 weeks. It actually could sleep 6 because there are 2 small (not-so-private) rooms with singles in them. The patio is very private & delightful with two chaise lounges, a large umbrella & a table/chairs for 6. It is bordered by lavender, rosemary, rose bushes & a fig tree as well as other foliage. I loved sitting there.

The lounge/living room has a large sofa & two chairs as well as a fireplace, which we did not use. In the same space is a dining area with a table/chairs for 6. That leads into a fabulously equipped kitchen with everything you can think of. It was only missing a microwave.

Up a few stairs is a huge bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The bath is new, of course, & lovely with a shower. There are two mirrored cabinets to store toiletries, which is very convenient & a lighted mirror above the sink.

The bedroom has a large wardrobe with plenty of drawer space as well. There are night stands on either side of the bed. This bed is quite firm. There are 4 pillows with a choice of foam and feathers, I think. There is a sofa and a desk with a chair. An interesting staircase leads to a small bedroom, all within the larger bedroom space.

Back to the living area - there is a staircase leading to the front door with a large bath off it. This bath has a bidet, tub with shower, etc. Lovely with lots of windows. From the landing of the front door & bath are 3 steps to another small landing with many books available to read. Two more steps, I believe, lead to the loft bedroom, which has a larger bed that is more comfortable, in my opinion, than the downstairs bedroom. Howevever, this is a loft with limited privacy as it opens to the living area. It is designed well with a wall or artwork blocking the view to the bed. There is a small room off this bedroom that is used as a closet but also has a lounge or single bed in it. I noted that there is a crib stored there, perfect for a small child.

Andrew, Scottish owner, is an architect & designer. He didn't miss anything in the functionality of the place. I noted all kinds of thoughtful things incorporated into construction. Hugues, French owner, is a wonderful chef. If you are lucky, you will find out.

The pool & grounds are spectacular. Use the directions from the Spina roundabout to get to the property. Google Maps will send you wrong. Grocery in Spina is great. Use MiniMetro in Perugia.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne
5

Hidden Treasure in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland
5

Spectacular Umbrian Oasis

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Konstanz, Germany
5

Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Ein kleines Paradies

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Mercatello
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Marsciano
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Spina
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimene
Car: necessary

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.

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