Suite Montone is one of only 6 spacious rental units our Countryhouse offers - all elegantly furnished, with fully equipped kitchen, one or two large master bedrooms and equally large living room - 70 m2 to live, relax and enjoy. You will find all the traditional features such as stone archways, oak beams, open fireplaces, beautiful handmade terracotta floors, and original stone walls which guarantee cool, pleasant temperatures even at the peak of summer heat. At the same time L'ARIETE offers all the amenities of modern times such as central heating or wireless internet on the whole property. The large pool allows to swim not just bath, and offers spectacular views of the Umbrian countryside and the hamlet Montone. Numerous gazebos, alcoves and tree-covered hide-aways offer privacy, shade and a perfect place to relax and enjoy a Campari Soda and a good book. La vita e bella - Life is beautiful!
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
L'ARIETE stands for peace, space and relaxation. The property in the heart of Renaissance Italy consists of 2 residential buildings and offers 6 independent spacious suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms (45-80 m² each) and fully equipped kitchens plus a private restaurant. L´Ariete is set amongst 20 acres of private land including a vineyard, with uninterrupted views towards Montone, elected one of Italy´s most beautiful medieval hamlets.
Elegant rooms invite you to enjoy a bottle of fine 'Grechetto' and read the book you planned to read for so long. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the 100 m² pool, browse through the library, or just find yourself a quiet place among the trees, smell the scent of lavender, watch our sheep peacefully resting in the shade of the orchard, listen to the birds and have a nap in one of the hammocks or deck chairs. A vegetable garden is available for our guests, a small grocery shop offers selected regional and home-made products, the restaurant is exclusively open to our guests for a typical Umbrian dinner. Belle vacanze!
Umbria - the land of local fairs - recommended Sagre in Umbria:
May | Festa delle Cantine aperte, all of Umbria: 44 wineries in Umbria (from Lago Trasimeno to Perugia, Torgiano, Assisi and Montefalco) open their cellars and offer tastings.
May 15 | Gubbio: Festa dei Ceri - spectacular medieval fiesta/party/race
June | Mercato delle Gaite, Bevagna: For more than a week the pittoresque village turns into a medieval city and market-place - accompanied by local dishes
June | Infiorata di San Luigi Gonzaga, Citta della Pieve: The city streets transform into flower-carpets!
July | Montone Film festival: Curated by famous actor and director Terry Gilliam, right on the main piazza
July | Palio delle Barche in Passignano sul Trasimeno: Historical boat-race & a perfect day on the Lago.
August | Donazione della Santa Spina: historical spectacle in the streets of Montone, accompanied by delicious local food.
October |Sagra del Bosco in Montone: it´s all about truffles & local food in the open cellars of the beautiful village
November | Sagre del Olio: numerous fairs to celebrate the new olive oil - perfect to taste and buy the best of the best!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 6, 2018
About Andreas Sax
Two Austrians - plus a Hungarian shepherd dog - with a love for Italy - Martina, an artist and arts historian who studied and worked in Perugia at the Academy of Arts; Andreas - ecologist and ambitious organic farmer. We aim to provide our guests with a perfect environment for a relaxed and truly unforgettable vacation.
Andreas Sax purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Andreas Sax chose Montone
Our countryhouse offers exactly what we were looking for - in the middle of nature, undisturbed, but not secluded, and close enough to vibrant cities and all the amenities of modern life which you sometimes need - even if you love to live in the countryside.
What makes this Apartment unique
We value the old and love the modern, we believe in purity and simplicity, but make no concessions to quality - and that´s how we run our restaurant, furnish our apartments, create our gardens and design our pieces of inspirations - works of art you will find all over the property.
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Eine perfekte Woche in Umbrien
Wir haben eine wunderbare Woche Urlaub in Umbrien genossen. Unser Dank gebührt den Gastgebern des kleinen Landguts. Das dynamische Duo hat hier ein kleines Paradies geschaffen, wo man seine Seele baumeln lassen, die Natur geniessen und Energie tanken kann. Die Ferienwohnungen sind blitzblank, stilvoll eingerichtet, und lassen keine Wünsche offen, der Garten ist liebevoll gepflegt, und nicht zuletzt kann man im Restaurant ausgezeichnet essen. Apropos offene Wünsche - hier finden sie bei den Gastgebern immer ein offenes Ohr, rasche Hilfe und ausgezeichnete Tipps gehören zum Service. So haben wir Umbrien mit all seinen spannenden Facetten kennengelernt. Danke für einen perfekten Aufenthalt, wir empfehlen dieses Landgut uneingeschränkt !
L'Ariete is a wonderful place. Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful holiday here. Andreas and Martina are wonderful hosts. Our apartment was fantastically simple and chic - everything we needed and nothing we didn't - importantly it was lovely and cool as it is an old building. We took a device so the kids could watch a movie in the evening (there is no TV - there is free, good speed WiFi though), but this was all the nicer - no modern distractions, just lots of games and card playing.
The pool is a really good size and temperature. What made it was the space around the pool - enough for football or hide and seek, and the fact you weren't sharing with loads of other people. No towels on sunbeds at dawn. Just enough other families to find a friend for a chat or the kids for a play...
Martina's cooking is fantastic. We ate in the restaurant (or rather outside with the beautiful views of the valley as a back drop) a few times. Sheep were nibbling the grass below us and the scent of the rosemary and lavender intermingled with the Umbrian cooking, which was accompanied by several elderflower & prosecco cocktails! - How good can life get!
We'll be back!
Caroline and family.
Dear Caroline, we couldn´t describe better what we want to achieve and offer - and how satisfying to see that we succeed, and our guests get the vacation they deserve! We would be more than happy to welcome you again in the future. All the best form Umbria - Andreas & Martina
Lovely Getaway with Onsite Restaurant
We came to know L’Ariete through the many positive reviews found on various travel websites, but it was our weeklong stay that confirmed such reviews.
Before we detail our own experience, we want to call out that we’re nearly 4 months over due in writing this review. The point being that we intended to gush about this lovely Umbrian getaway and its awesome hosts upon return to the U.S., but life’s responsibilities took over and we’re only now putting our experience into words.
It’s difficult to add anything new and meaningful without being repetitious. Yes, the grounds are pretty, the rooms are clean, tastefully appointed, and all appliances and more were in fine working order. A walk, well, more like a hike, to the town of Montone can be accomplished in 25 minutes. The reward? An exquisite lunch outdoors (Erba Luna), yet another fine scoop of gelato or shot of espresso, or the simple medieval charm of the town itself. Take your pick.
Then there’s Laci, the owner’s big fluffy dog, who adds to L’Ariete’s rustic charm. He’s quite friendly, but not overly so, just like his human companions. If you like dogs, he’s certainly easy to like.
As for dinner, we were perhaps among the more dedicated customers of Martina’s candlelight dinners. Our lunches were typically had in Umbrian towns during our day trips across the region, but all but one dinner (due to an overnight trip) was enjoyed at L’Ariete’s outdoor tables. Not only was the quality on par with better restaurants, but we had the added comfort of not having to drive home after enjoying wine with our meal. The dinners followed the traditional format: antipasti, primi, secondi e dolci. We found the quantity more than sufficient and often split some of the courses between the two of us. Our typical dinner: due antipasti, un primo, due secondi, un dolce - perfectly enough for people of our modest size.
We certainly liked our hosts, Andreas and Martina, and hope they will continue to successfully run L’Ariete for the enjoyment of many more. Cheers, y’all, and Happy New Year!
Gene and Venecia
Dear Venecia and Gene,
so good to hear from you, and thanks so much for sharing your experience here at L´Ariete. We feel very priviliged to get the chance to host people like you - it makes things so easy when your guests share your interest for the hidden treasures of Umbria, the local food, quality of life - so yes, we promise to run our little Italy to the enjoyment of us and our future guests ;-) - Buon anno also to you and a year filled with satisfaction and happiness! Martina & Andreas
Homey and gracious!
Great accomodation, beautiful location in a truly wonderful part of Italy! The house is perfectly located, you can reach many hot spots like Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, but also the lovely little village Montone nearby. The home is very very clean and welcoming. Martina and Andreas are superb hosts, extremely kind and helpful. They gave us great tips and even booked e very interesting truffle hunting tour for us. Thank you Martina for the beautiful meals! Best meals we had in our stay in Italy! We can't emphasise enough how great our stay was! We highly recommend this place for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the heart of beautiful Italy! Babsi and Marc
Traumhafte Tage in Umbrien
LAriete ist sehr empfehlenswert! Ich bin bereits da zweite mal mit meinen Freunden in dieses wunderschöne Landgut gefahren. Die Apartements sind traumhaft, von Licht durchflutete und sehr sehr schön eingerichtet. Wir hatten uns zwei Appartements gemietet, eines war schöner als das andere, mit Küchen ausgestattet die wir nie verwendeten da wir lieber die superfeine Küche von Martina genossen hatten. Täglich stand ein anderes umbrisches Menü auf der Karte, mit frischesten Zutaten aus dem Garten des Landguts bereitet. Da wir alle zusammen Wanderratten sind, waren wir tagsüber ständig in den Hüglen der Umgebung unterwegs und konnten uns an der Schönheit der Landschaft einfach nicht sattsehen. Wir unternahmen auch Ausflüge in die umgebenden Städchen und Dörfer, die eine wie in einem Film aus vergangenen Zeiten fühlen lassen. Wir können diese Unterkunft allen wärmstens empfehlen. Großartige Gastfreundschaft, wunderschöner Außenbereich und unschlagbares Essen. Vielen Dank nochmals auf diesem Wege an Andreas und Martina! Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!
Es war uns eine Freude, Euch nun schon das 2. Mal begrüssen zu dürfen! Ich weiß, Ihr wollt heuer den Süden Italiens erkunden - schaut doch zumindest auf einen Espresso oder eine kleine Mahlzeit vorbei, wir würden uns freuen! Herzliche Grüße von Martina & Andreas
PS: Aus der kleinen Schafherde ist dank 5 Lämmern nun ein stattliches Rudel geworden
Insiders tipp - Hospitality at its best!
Lariete is a beautiful countryhouse in a tranquil corner of Italy, yet within easy reach of some of the Renaissance places we wanted to visit such as Urbino in The Marche, Arezzo in Tuscany or the lesser known Umbrian cities Perugia, Gubio or Orvieto. The property has an extra-ordinary position - overlooking the valley, with the medieval village Montone looking down on you. Comunication prior to our arrival with the Austrian owners was very professional, both speak fluent English and a couple of other languages as well, and they remained just as helpful and welcoming all week long - a rare level of hospitality we had never experienced before when travelling. We had an apartment booked with own kitchen - very well equipped, and we prepared some lovely meals; however, we also had dinner twice in the restaurant, where Martina, the Austrian manager with Italian roots, prepares fixed 3 course meals each evening. She uses mainly organic products from regional farmers, she has a huge garden with fresh herbs and vegetables, and the food was extra-ordinary good - no gourmet kitchen, but fresh, local dishes such as the wild asparagus which arrived handpicked by the owners on our plates - delicious! So, we really enjoyed our stay at Lariete, and will definitely come back in summer to relax for a couple of days at the pool, which is huge and has a wonderful position with views of the village above. At the moment the place is still an insiders tipp, 2012 was just their second season, so we recommend to go there soon before they become really popular. All the best to you, Martina and Andreas, and see you soon again!
L'ARIETE is set amidst the Umbrian hills, in between the quiet and picturesque medieval hamlet of Montone and the vibrant Umbrian capital Perugia, just across the border to Tuscany and the Marche. Montone, voted one of Italy´s most beautiful medieval villages, is just a 5 min drive up the hill and offers good infrastructure for daily needs - grocery, bakery & pharmacy, post office & bank, a couple of restaurants & bars. Perugia, full of history, art, food markets, shops and typical Restaurants, can be reached via a toll-free highway in just 25 min. Lago Trasimeno is 45 min away from L'ARIETE and offers the chance for a refreshing swim and a relaxing boat-trip. Day excursions will get you to most of Central Italy´s famous places: The world heritage site of Assisi and Arezzo (45 min), the impressive architecture of Orvieto and Spoleto (1 h), the breathtaking beauty of Florence (1.5 h); for the nature lovers trips to discover the mountain scenery of the Appenin (45 min). Other Activities: Truffle hunt Golf: The 18 hole Championship Golf Course of Antognolla, designed by the famous course architect Robert Trent Jones jr. is just a 20min drive away. The course is dominated by the medieval castle of Antognolla and is an unrivaled experience for both the professional and amateur golfer alike. Beautiful area, far reaching views, natural flora and the spectacular medieval and typical Umbrian architecture both inside and around the golf course. Besides the course at the Antognolla Club you will also find a well equipped Pro shop, a practice driving range and putting green, as well as the charming Club House & Bar
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Kids in cots are our guests free of charge. Pets are welcome with no extra charge on prior notification. Breakfast: 15€ per person, additional person in extra bed: € 25/night, minimum stay 2 nights. Suites sleeping up to 6 persons are available. For groups it is also possible to rent the whole house (capacity up to 20 persons). The restaurant is open exclusively for clients.