|Space||1,184 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The house is located within a small Borgo (hamlet) close to the majestic hilltop town of Todi in the heart of Umbria. It has been finished to the highest of standards with original materials, handmade and painted Italian furniture and all new appliances including wi-fi internet access. It has its own private gardens (0.25 acres) and the use of a beautiful, large swimming pool (approx 15 x 8m / 46 x 25 ft)and AstroTurf tennis court set within 11 acres of grounds. Set in the most peaceful of locations with sweeping, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, the house is just 50 minutes drive from Perugia airport.
The House: The house forms part of a small Borgo which has recently been restored in its entirety to a very high standard using original materials. With commanding views over the surrounding countryside, it has private gardens (approx 1/4 acre) and the use of a beautifully positioned swimming pool and Astro Turf tennis court set within 11 acres of shared grounds. The house is all on 1 level and has been lovingly finished using cotto tiled floors, waxed beams, traditional paint techniques and handmade furniture from Florence and Citta Di Castello. The 3 bedrooms have traditional cast iron beds, good quality mattresses and white linen. There are 2 bathrooms with showers, glass screens and heated towel rails. The living space has a stone fireplace and kitchen with dishwasher. There is also Wi-Fi Internet, a washing machine, flat screen satellite TV with DVD/CD player and iPod docking station/speakers.
Outside: A pathway leads directly from the car parking area through the front garden to the house. All rooms are on the ground floor with no change in levels.Garden furniture, consisting of a white painted iron dining table with 6 chairs beneath the Pergola, 4 sun loungers and a Weber barbecue, is provided within the private, irrigated gardens stocked with olive, fruit trees and lavender. A private pathway leads towards the large, shared swimming pool which, together with the Astro Turf tennis court, have recently been completed. The grounds are tended and maintained by a Caretaker who is on hand for any assistance that may be required. At the heart of the Borgo lies the original, grand villa and cobbled square. There is also a formal garden area planted with cherry, apple, plum and pear trees plus tomato, basil, courgette and aubergine plants for guests to enjoy. Whilst children are welcome, please note that the swimming pool is not alarmed or fenced. Sorry but no pets are allowed.
Perugia airport (Ryanair) approx 45 mins drive.
Ancona airport (Ryanair) approx 2 hours drive.
Florence airport (Meridiana) approx 2.25 hours drive.
Rome airports (BA, Ryanair, Alitalia, Easyjet etc) approx 2.25 hours drive.
We had a wonderful 10 days at the Villa relaxing and enjoying the local countryside. The house is tastefully decorated and worked for all 3 generations with a pool enjoyed by all, lovely gardens, and everything on just one floor so that my mother,with her crutches, could cope. It is pretty remote so a car is essential and there is no popping out for forgotten groceries. But as my husband marvelled "there are no man made noises". It was very peaceful and therefore hugely relaxing for a family all in need of a break. However, it was well located for trips to Todi, Orvieto, Assisi and other towns.
The estate is extremely well supported by an on site care taker who met us , even though we were late and made sure that we were happy throughout our stay.
The kitchen is well equipped so we tended to cook for ourselves in the evening to spare our driver as it was more fun to use local produce and also forage in the garden! But there are some excellent restaurants in the area within a !0 min drive. All in all a great place to stay for either a very relaxing quiet holiday or to use as a base to explore Umbria.
We had an absolutely fabulous holiday at Borgo d'Asproli. We all fell in love with the cottage, the grounds and the surrounding countryside.The cottage and gardens were outstanding as was the the whole interior and equipment. We also liked the travel and area information that was available in the cottage and was very helpful. It is difficult to think of anything that needs improvement as it was furnished to a high standard. We found it a great centre and easily travelled up to Perugia in the north and south to Rome and Tivoli to the fountains at Villa Deste and all points in between.
We have defenitely fallen in love with Umbria and the area around Todi in particular and could highly recommend it.
All in all a wonderful holiday and a lovely experience!
We have just returned from Italy where we spent one week in Asproli. We went to Umbria looking to wind down and relax and spending some quality time with family and friends- the villa was the perfect escape. The house was totally set up to make you feel at home (books, dvds, tennis rackets, bbq..). As we love cooking and entertaining, the vegetable garden and grocery stores in Todi, made our meal preparations enjoyable and easy.
A couple of things we would recommend: rent a car because everything is a short drive away, and for those who need to keep in contact with friends or business via internet, we found this very difficult to find. You can buy a chip (Vodafone in Perugia) and use it up in the hill, next to the church- great sunsets with great reception!
We enjoyed visiting many of the small nearby towns, but specially Spello, which has a lively arts and food culture.
For those interesting in scenic drives, at the top of the fernicular in Todi, you will find a map for the Circuiti del Paesaggio- with both driving and walking circuits.
The villa is beautifully decorated and you instantly feel at home. Would definitely return for another holiday.
My husband, 2 teenagers, 13 years and I stayed at Asproli in June this year. Everything about it was so perfect. The house is sp beautiful inside and out and is perfectly equipped for family holidays. Our kids are nearly 14 and I thought it might have been a little quiet for them, but not at all. In fact it proved impossible to drag them away from Asproli with the exception of just 2 days out. However we ate out in Todi every night and days just blended in to one idyllic blur!
The area is magical and the little "estate" of houses is picture book pretty. Masses of roses, jasmine, lavender, fruit trees etc. all surrounded by gentle rolling hillside countryside and fabulous woods.
We have been to many parts of France, Spain and Italy and this was the most beautiful area and property we have ever been to . I know it's such a cliche but the photos really do NOT do it justice.
Todi is really gorgeous, much nicer and more real than places like San Giminiagno in Tuscany. Nice shops, great restaurants and little bars, coffee shops and gelateria that we really loved. we also went to Assissi which we also really enjoyed and would love to go back there.
It is the first place that we have stayed that we ALL intend to return to.
There was so much that we intended to do and just never got around to. The pool is fabulous and so too the savannah tennis court. Also the walking in the area is excellent, even in the heat! We saw hawks and buzzards, heard a cuckoo, saw every colour of butterfly, fabulous jewel coloured dragonflies that looked like they had flown off the set of Avatar and fireflies at night. Asproli just conspired everyday to hold onto us.
If you are looking at this and wondering if you should book, then don't hesitate.
This was our first visit to Umbria and we couldn't have hoped for a better location and accommodation. The house is spotless and beautifully decorated with the pool literally at the end of the garden. For foodies, being able to pick herbs and vegetables from the garden is a huge bonus. The directions and information provided were excellent and very helpful. The location was perfect - only 15 minutes from Todi which has a wide choice of nice restaurants and also supermarkets, pharmacies and many other shops. It is also a good base for seeing more of Italy for example Orvieto, Lake Bolsena are only an hour away and Rome is very accessible by train.
4 of my female friends and I visited for a week in early June 2009. First impressions were WOW. The house was beautifully decorated, well fitted out and immaculately clean. It was much bigger than one would imagine from the photos, lovely high ceilings which give the impression of space. The view of the surrounding countryside, orchard etc from the garden was stunning. Could have spent the week just sitting looking out at it in the lovely comfortable sun loungers provided. We had the pool to ourselves all week and there was a little more activity at the weekends when the other houses in the hamlet were occupied. We visited Todi each evening and ate in many excellent restaurants which had been recommended by the owner. We flew from Dublin to Rome (Ciampino) and drove to Todi (approx 2 hrs) it was a straight run and easily found (with the directions provided). The caretaker (Kumar) on site was always available if needed, but to tell the truth everything was already in order. It was a lovely touch when Kumar presented us with 2 bags of fresh fruit from the orchard (Cherries and Plums) and we were able to help ourselves to fresh vegetables from the garden. We had a wonderful week, couldn't praise the property, area, facilities and conditions highly enough. Only one thing you definitely need a car.
The house is a 15 minute drive from Todi. It has been said that this majestic hill top, Umbrian walled town is one of the best places in the world to live (University of Kentucky research). The views are breathtaking and an extensive range of restaurants, shops, historical and cultural attractions are on hand. The Borgo is located just off the road to Orvieto and approx 1 hour from Assisi, two beautiful Umbrian towns which are well worth a visit. There are lots of places to visit and things to do within an easy drive, including vineyard tours & wine tasting, horse riding and cookery courses, and many great restaurants.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Easter and Christmas/New Year weeks are all charged at Mid rates.
Prices per week, include linen, towels, swimming pool towels, use of tennis court, electricity, central heating and resident Caretaker.
Final clean/laundry will be charged at cost, currently £75 per rental period (additional cleaning / laundry can be arranged locally if required for an additional charge).