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Michael and Sophie Avory

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Apartment Rental near Todi with Swimming Pool

1 Review
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Canalicchio Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment near Canalicchio, Todi, Umbria - Casa delle Rose is a Restored 17th Century Farmhouse with a Self Contained Apartment

Casa delle Rose is a beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse with a self-contained apartment on the ground floor in the heart of green Umbria. Set amidst olive groves and vineyards near the picturesque village of Canalicchio, Casa delle Rose offers spectacular views over the gentle Umbrian hills. Traditional chestnut beams, handmade terracotta floors, fireplaces and white-washed walls all add to the glorious ambience and the virtually chlorine-free 5m x 10m pool offers cool respite from hot summer days. Major cultural centres like Assisi, Perugia and Todi are half an hour away and Rome and Florence less than two hours. It takes a mere 10 minutes to reach the ceramics capital of Deruta. The nearest restaurant is within walking distance. The owners Michael and Sophie, who live on the top two floors of the house, speak English, Italian, German and some French and will be delighted to help you make your stay in Italy a truly memorable one.

Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Michael and Sophie Avory (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Michael and Sophie Avory

Before we moved to Umbria, about ten years ago, we were both working teachers in the U.K. Besides running our apartment, I am a photographer and Sophie teaches Italian to ex-pats and English to Italians. We have both tried to immerse ourselves as much as possible in the Italian way of life by learning the language and being a real part of our small community in Canalicchio. Between us we speak English, Italian, German and some French and we will be delighted to help you make your stay in beautiful Umbria a truly memorable one.

Michael and Sophie Avory purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Michael and Sophie Avory chose Perugia area

Over ten years ago we came to Umbria on holiday, fell in love with it and decided that we must live here one day. We have made our dream a reality and would love to share it with you. We love Canalicchio because it is such a quiet and peaceful place located on a hilltop with stunning views all round - a real farming community with olive groves and vineyards. The area is very peaceful because the road ends at the village and therefore there is no through traffic. The area is also ideally placed in the centre of Umbria with a fast road link (E45) to Assisi, Perugia, Rome,and Florence etc. being only a ten minute drive from us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a beautiful place in an incredibly beautiful setting. A two-week holiday isn't nearly enough time to see all the beauty of Umbria. Michael & Sophie have been wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble. They made everything so enjoyable and easy for us. We really can't wait to come back. Bellissimo!"

Jane and Jonathan Richardson + family, East Sussex



"La Casa Delle Rose - Definitely a 'Gold Medal' if not "Best in Show'! After many years of villa holidays we have to say that you have made the best - the location, the quality of the house and all its stylish fittings, the pretty garden, the wonderful pool - and of course the warm and friendly welcome of the hosts. Thank you Michael & Sophie for giving us the opportunity of such a happy and relaxing week. Cordiali Saluti!"

David & Celia Weston, Kent + Janet & Lorenzo Masini, Lucca, Italy
Oct 2006
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Reviews

1 traveler review

Apartment Rental near Todi with Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Chichester
5

Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

This is an unbeatable location for a rural holiday in Umbria. The delightful apartment more than lived up to expectations being spacious, characterful, well equipped and clean (and the plumbing was excellent!). The location is very convenient for visiting many beautiful towns as it's close to the E45. The drive up to the village is a bonus, providing stunning views of the surrounding area every day. Sophie and Michael were charming hosts offering guidance and advice on local restaurants and places of interest and providing us with tasty produce from their vegetable plot! I would thoroughly recommend this property for families or couples alike.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We also very much enjoyed your stay with us and hope to meet again in the not too distant future. Hope the search for a new DSLR goes well!
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Coast/Beach:

Lago Trasimeno - Italy's largest lake - where you can swim/sail/water-ski is 40 minutes by car. The Adriatic coast to the East and the Tyrrhenian to the West are within 2 hours drive.

Travel:

The nearest major airports are Rome (just under 2 hours to Fiumicino & Ciampino), Ancona and Pisa. Perugia Airport (30 minutes drive away) has Ryanair flights from Stansted but no Saturday flights except in August. Use of car is essential.

Distances:

Umbria's capital and famous university town Perugia is 30 minutes away, splendid Todi only 20 and St Francis' Assisi about 40. There are many small towns worth a day trip: Montefalco, Bevagna, Spello, Spoleto or the gourmet mecca of Norcia, to name but a few. Florence & Rome are both within two hours drive. Between the months of May and October, Umbria is brimming with local festivals.

Further Details:

The nearest shops, a supermarket and an excellent frozen seafood store, a bank, the post office, a pharmacy and a number of bars and cafés amongst others are a 10 minute drive away. Marsciano with a very wide range of supermarkets and services is 15 minutes in the car and also has a weekly market. The quiet country lanes around the house are perfect for walking and mountain biking to work up an appetite for lunch at a colourful local trattoria. Horse-riding, cross country excursions, truffle-hunting (in season), Italian cookery classes, fishing, tennis and archery can be arranged locally. There are two well equipped Wellness Centres in walking distance. Both offer a sauna, a turkish bath, a jacuzzi and a wide range of massages and other beauty and wellness treatments. There are two very good eateries within walking distance of the house.

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Rates & Availability

Canalicchio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 
 
Rate 3
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,124
 
 
Rate 4
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$787
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $225

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 20% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before your visit to the apartment, or immediately if booking is made within 8 weeks of departure date. A refundable security deposit of 200 euros required.

Changeover Day:
Bookings Saturday - Saturday. Check out time: Before 10am.
Check in time: After 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
Returnable security deposit: 200 euros.
Electricity/water charges and final clean included.
Central heating charged locally by usage.
Extra bed (150 euros per week).
Not available for rental December, January and February

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Amenities

Canalicchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with shower, wc and bidet. Separate bathroom to Bedroom 2 with shower, wc and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with two twin/one double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All windows are fitted with fly-screens (Wireless) Broadband internet access. Outside: The apartment has its own private covered loggia with access to the 10m x 5m private pool and garden. The loggia has a table and chairs and the pool area has sun-beds/umbrellas, a hammock and a shaded swingseat. The house is set within a beautiful garden with olive trees. There is also a wide variety of fruit trees - figs, apples, pears, plums etc, grapes, an organic orto (vegetable garden) and herb bed. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit and use the herbs and may often find a bowl of seasonal, freshly-picked vegetables on their porch. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron/ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (including pool towels) and linen are included and changed weekly. The final clean is also included in the rental price.

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