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Louise Gross

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, italian

Luxury 12th Century Monastery,Peaceful Location,Heated Pool,Walk to Restaurant

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Apecchio Villa Rental Photos and Description

12th Century Monastery in Citta di Castello, Apecchio, Umbria, Italy - Luxury 12th Century Monastery, Heated Pool, Wi-Fi: Within Walking Distance of Bar and Restaurant

Sant'Ansovino is a 12th century Benedictine monastery nestling in the breathtaking and tranquil hills of central Italy at the crossroads of Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. It has been lovingly restored into an elegant and comfortable holiday home using all original materials. Modern conveniences such as en-suite marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi broadband internet links, a large American-sized fridge, professional range cooker, and a heated swimming pool make it the ideal destination for family holidays, anniversary celebrations or indeed a wedding. There is an excellent restaurant within walking distance, together with a wine bar and a bar/shop (open 7 days a week). San Ansovino lies about 4KM East of the beautiful medieval village of Apecchio which offers a wide range of services including a bank (with ATM), several supermarkets, bars, numerous excellent restaurants, a post office, chemist etc. The world famous UNESCO City of Urbino is just 40 minutes away, as are other beautiful hill towns.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Louise Gross (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

5/5 A magical place for gathering, hiking, relaxing

Helen/New York City-Date of Stay: May 2008

This is the real thing - beautiful, elegant, restored with great care and good taste. The whole house, including the pool, gives dramatic views in every direction; the facilities are luxurious, and there are plenty of places for a large group to both come together as a whole, and split up into quieter areas. The location is excellent, giving access to the incredibly cute and well-appointed town of Apecchio; but also to some of the most satisfying day-hiking in Europe - fabulous meadows full of flowers clinging to the side of dramatic slopes with views that go on for a hundred miles across the wild Umbrian landscape. There are also good restaurants within a short drive; and easy run to the hypermarket, which has everything a gourmand could want. A stunning home-from-home. The owners are friendly, and the local helpers are very capable, accommodating, and speak English.
Jan 2009
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Hiking, mountain bike Rental, horse riding, cooking classes, wine tasting, truffle/mushroom hunting, babysitting, cooking services, Italian lessons. Others by special arrangements.


San Ansovino is approximately 40km from the coast. There are excellent beaches and boardwalks at Cattolica and Rimini about 1 hour away.


BEST AIRPORTS: From the UK take RyanAir or EasyJet to Ancona, Forli, Rimini, Bologna or Perugia. Rome International Airport is 2 1/4 Hours away. From the Adriatic coast: Take the A14 motorway towards Fano, leave the motorway there and take the Super Strada in the direction of Rome. At the 2nd Acqualagna exit follow the signs for Città di Castello / Apecchio.


Great Morning or Afternoon Excursions: Urbino, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, San Leo, San Marino. Most of Tuscany & Umbria. Full Day Trips: Rome, Florence, Sienna.


Rates & Availability

Apecchio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season 1
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,124

Booking Notes:
San Ansovino does not allow any smoking indoors (outdoors is OK). 25% booking deposit and rental agreement required with remaining balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment accepted in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover from June-August. Days are flexible at other times.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Central heating, pool heating and telephone charged at cost based on usage. Discounts available for parties of 6 or Less. Last minute discounts available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Apecchio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Luxury Travertine Marble en-suite bathrooms. Master bath-wc, roll top bath, shower enclosure. Campenile-wc, shower enclosure, bidet. Children's Bath-bath with shower, bidet. Sachristy-double shower. Dispensa/Studio-wc, shower enclosure.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/14 (5/6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Suite-1 King bed, en-suite. Campenile Room-1 Double bed, dedicated shower room. Children's Bedroom-2 Single beds, en-suite bathroom. Sachristy-2 Single beds, en-suite, double shower. Morrison Suite (Master)-1 King + 1 Cot +Single bed Annex
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: By special arrangement: a trip to San Ansovino is an opportunity to relax, a chance to visit Assisi and Urbino, and simply to enjoy the peace and serenity of Italian country life. Perhaps you'd like to learn a little Italian, cook a special dish, or visit the Opera. You might prefer to have a guide take you siteseeing, or even truffle hunting, we can often arrange this. Simply contact us for more information. Children at Sant'Ansovino: The owners of Sant'Ansovino have two young children of their own (6 and 9), and bought the monastery as a unique place for them to enjoy their holidays. The grounds offer idyllic exploring opportunities, and places to build dens, play football, and generally have the freedom to be children. To keep them safe the pool has been fenced off, movable guards are available for all fireplaces, and there are two travel stair-gates for guests to place where they will. Outside: Outside there are stone walled terraces lined with lavender, paved in travertine marble slaps with magnificent views of Monte Nerone and the surrounding hills. There is a covered loggia with seating for 15, BBQ, wood fired oven and sink. There is also a private 6X10 m heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of our guests. Other features include: child's swing, sand pit, balcony, parking, garden, terrace, 16 garden chairs. There is also a large trampoline and wide selection of children's toys. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, iron/board, wine rack, small balcony Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (Pool & Bath), linen, a selection of toiletries and weekly cleaning are included. Other: Marble paved terrace and pool area, covered pergola with dining for 15, barbecue, wood-fired oven, private heated pool with seating for 15.

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