About the property
- Farmhouse1453 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 apartments to sleep from 2 to 9 in Sant'Apollinare, Perugia, Umbria
“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 which can sleep up to 9 people, both are large units with private terraces. There is also a 20m x 5m pool shared between our guest and friends.
Andrew Fielder & Hugues Beranger
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
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
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Week-Long Stay
We rented the larger apartment for a week in September 2017, and had a wonderful time. Andrew and Hugues are excellent hosts and gave us great guidance on local wineries, a boat to rent and other things that made our week a really memorable experience. The unit is beautiful, with high ceilings and open rooms, and all the amenities you'd want. The open patio is much larger than it looks in pictures, and despite the note about the Internet speed, it was as strong as most places. We were touched, too, to be invited to dinner on our first night, meeting other guests and friends. One thing to note, though: there are fans but no air conditioning; we were glad to have reserved in the cool of late summer after the heat wave was over. We'd really recommend this unit, and Andrew and Hugues as hosts.
Fabulous place - gorgeous home and location and charming hosts
We had an amazing stay with our very generous, helpful and kind hosts Hugues and Andrew. The house was lovely and beautiful with lots of time taken to make sure all the little extras ie kitchen basics were available. The scenery and area is stunning and we were given such a very warm welcome. The pool was the highlight for us - but then again, it was 41 / 42 degrees due to Italian heatwave. We had a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend Casale Monticchio. Thank you very much.
Lovely property and fabulous hosts
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.
Hidden Treasure in Umbria
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.
Spectacular Umbrian Oasis
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.
Peace and Beauty
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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