Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Set in 5 acres of land, this child-friendly villa is perfect for families or friends sharing. The villa sleeps 6. If you choose to add the little cottage at the bottom of the garden, you can sleep 8 in total. The cottage is ONLY available to those booking the main house and offers one double bedroom, a bathroom and a large sitting/dining room with a kitchen area. This optional little "extra" is perfect for friends or grandparents who want to share the family fun, but also need a quiet space of their own.
La Casa Rossa is an hour and 20 minutes drive from both Rome and Perugia, and it's just over 5 minutes drive from the ancient, and utterly delightful, town of Amelia. Amelia dates back to at least the 5th century BC, though Pliny says it existed as long ago as the 11th century BC! It's a splendid little town, full of picturesque streets, enticing shops and inexpensive eateries. "La Misticanza", also known as "da Johnny" after its owner is a great place to eat, while for pizza enthusiasts, the super-light soya flour pizza at the "Porcelli Tavern" is a must. For meat eaters, La Locanda del Conte Nitto is simply heaven - but being vegetarians ourselves, we too highly recommend their panache on the meat-free side. Their food's fabulous for us "veggies" too!
The owners of La Casa Rossa love the place. They've lavished a host of caring attentions on La Rossa that serve to guarantee you'll love staying here. The garden is a green oasis stocked with amusements for all the family - there's ping pong, table football, the swimming pool, lots of "divertimenti" for tiny tots and a very fine barbecue for the men to play with.
Inside the house, on the ground floor, you'll fine the kitchen is very well equipped: everything from a huge selection of large coffee mugs to a dishwasher, oven, microwave, 5 gas hobs and dozens of pots, pans and crocks with a washing machine in the garage. You can dine in stylish comfort indoors or step outside to the outdoor table as the fancy takes you. The villa offers two sitting rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. There's a large working fireplace in the downstairs sitting room, perfect for a roaring log fire if you are visiting in spring or autumn. It's always a bonus to have two sitting rooms, giving you space for sharing and space to retreat quietly if needed.
Upstairs, La Casa Rossa offers two charming single bedrooms, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers. There is in fact a sofa bed in the upstairs sitting room, so if your party is large, on special request, you could actually sleep an extra two guests if required.
At the bottom of the garden there's a cute little cottage, just for two. The front door opens into a large sitting/dining room with its own open fire and a nicely equipped kitchen area at one end of the room. The large double bedroom is pretty and there's a bathroom with extra large shower right next door and that's it. A simple little place for those who want to be with the family, but need their own space. The cottage is available ONLY to those who've booked the main villa, otherwise, it remains closed.
La Casa Rossa is a very fine holiday rental - well looked after, well equipped and in a stunning location!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (16)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
2 double bedrooms,
2 single bedrooms,
2 bathrooms with showers.
Sitting room with working fireplace,
kitchen with large fridge-freezer, microwave, 5 gas hobs, oven, washing machine,
huge dining room.
1 double bedroom,
1 bathroom with large shower,
Open plan sitting room with working fireplace, kitchen and dining table
Domestic help and babysitting available on request. The garden is stocked with kid's toys and the gardener drops off a basket of whatever's growing in the vegetable patch once a week.
Pool info: Private pool, 25 ft x 20 ft
The Umbria region
In summer, every village around Amelia holds its own festival - a throw-back to pre-Christian times. Read the posters in town or call in at Amelia's friendly tourist office for an up to date list. You can eat wonderful gnocchi at the festa at Guardea and tasty wild boar at Alviano's festa. All the summer festas are great experiences, you'll step out of the usual tourist scene and into real life, as lived by the locals under the starry skies of lovely Umbria. Of course, there are endless sights to see, museums to visit and ancient ruins to explore too.
You are based within an hour's drive of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto and cute Lake Bolsena, while the ruins of Otricoli and the delight of medieval Narni are only half an hour's drive. In other words, you won't be short of things to do and see nearby.