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Il vecchio ippocastano 4/6pers

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Contry house and terraced gardens

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The two apartments for 4-6 persons are located on the first floor of the country house 'Il Vecchio Ippocastano' (total of 5 holiday self catering apartments, the other 3 are for max 2/3 persons and are promoted in another webpage).

The whole 16th century building has been renovated many times, last in 2010 and the project was designed by the holistic architect Brunella Franceschini who is also the property's owner, in the past it used to be her ancestor's summer holiday villa and they used to come from Spoleto by carriages to enjoy the mountain fresh air (we are at about 900 mts of altitude)...

With much attention and love the apartments have been created with particular attention on comfort and harmony using natural materials like local limestone and chestnut wood. The furniture is entirely made with natural wood and it's also integrated with ancient family furnishings. The atmosphere is warm and cozy.

The apartments include a large bedroom with a chestnut wooden loft and two beds, a big bathroom (shower) with window, a living room with stone fireplace and another loft with two further beds, a fully equipped cooking corner.

Few steps away you could enjoy genuine biological food at the Restaurant il Vecchio Ippocastano. A two min walking distance there is the local bazar with fresh daily food products.

You need a car while staying at the property to discover the nearby historic towns of Cascia, Norcia and Spoleto or to get to the National Park of Sibillini Mountains.

The property boasts a brand new 5X10 mt pool with salt water. There is a  big pergola area  just outside the big breakfast room where you can eat "al fresco" and use the property's barbecue . There is wi-fi internet included in the rate in garden and reception area. Small pets are allowed, check with us!

If you like sports you could enjoy trekking, nordic walking, rafting on Nera River, mountain bike, horse riding all within a short driving distance from the countryhouse.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Benedetto del Tronto 100 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto train station 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Umbria region

Umbria, the green heart of Italy! It is a small Region in the central Italy, rich in history and culture but above all...nature!

Green rolling hills, sunflowers fields, olive trees, medieval towns, cultural events, delicious genuine food and wine..all of these and much more is a vacation in Umbria, Italy.

Strategically located between Rome and Florence, Umbria can be chosen as an ideal base to spend a holiday discovering the central part of Italy. Choosing to stay in Valnerina, in the South East part of Umbria means living a relaxing vacation in the unspoiled nature, discovering old enchanting towns, mystic sites, or dedicating time for outdoor sport activities such as rafting on the Nera River, Trekking on Sibillini Mountain National Park, cycling, horse riding or simply dedicating time for yourself in a tranquil and quiet corner of the world.

It is an area famous for the "black diamond" (the truffles).

Cascia, Umbria

The village of Avendita lies on a beautiful plateau, 875 Meters a.s.l. The small village (only 100 inhabitants) is especially convenient for people who want to enjoy a relaxing and healthy holiday, breathing the fresh and clear air of the mountains. The village has very old origins, most likely dating back to Roman times, as many archaeological finds testify.

In the small town centre, on a cosy square, you'll find the church St. Procolo, the old parish church. Inside the church you can see a precious 16th century organ, a rare example of this Renaissance masterpieces in Umbria.

Two noble houses stand on the square, their old stones characterize this historical, charming place.

Within close distance you'll find some of the most important historical and artistic Umbrian towns, such as Norcia, Cascia, Spoleto.

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4 Jul 2014


"l'eleganza della semplicita'"

Abbiamo soggiornato con un piccolo gruppo di amici nel week-end scorso e siamo stati accolti dall'eleganza degli ambienti e della proprietaria, che li ha ristrutturati con cura e buon gusto .. Un… More

24 Sep 2013


"Ruim, rustig en vriendelijk"

We hadden het hofdappartement aan het plein, bestaande uit een kleine keuken, zitkamer, slaapkamer en badkamer. Alles in stijl en met veel comfort. Een nadeel was dat je via de straat naar de tuin en … More

19 Sep 2013


"Great place in Umbrie to find peace"

We loved our stay at Brunella's apartment!! We were in the Lepre apartment; it's a very spacious place for two people and has everything you need. Great bathroom, bedroom with a really comfo… More

10 Sep 2013



Wunderschön renoviertes Herrenhaus, freundliche und hilfsbereite Betreiber und Mitarbeiter, tolles Frühstück... perfekt für ein paar Tage ausspannen!… More

9 Sep 2013


"Wonderfull appartement in the countryside"

The appartment is very nice and beautifully decorated and has a wonderful view of the surrounding fields and mountains. The pool and garden are wonderful. Two times per week the owner Brunella prepar… More

7 Sep 2013


"Elegante e Raffinata"

Piccola e deliziosa con un grande sorriso, lei ti accoglie nella sua bellissima dimora ristrutturata e curata nei minimi dettagli. Brunella e' un architetto che ha fatto della casa dei nonni , il… More

6 Sep 2013


"Da ripetere"

Struttura molto bella, con splendido giardino ben curato. Appartamento accogliente e ben ammobiliato. Prima colazione varia e servita con gran cura.La proprietaria, signora Brunella, è persona piacev… More

5 Sep 2013


"tre giorni di pace e serenità!"

Struttura, molto bella, nel verde, ben curata e ben tenuta. Abbiamo passato 3 giorni in un appartamento molto grande e bello, addirittura con camino! La proprietaria, Sig.ra Brunella, gentilissima, c… More

31 Jul 2013



Non so come altro definire questo incantevole posto che ci ha ospitati (purtroppo) un weekend, se non con *perfetto*. A partire dalla sistemazione, un appartamento spazioso arredato con un gusto eccel… More

27 Jul 2013


"Gorgeous housing in the mountains"

The apartment was simply gorgeous and the service wonderful. If you are going for mountain fresh air, hiking and visiting a few towns around, this is an ideal location. However, if you want to visit Umbria, this is not an ideal location as it is 1 hour from Spoleto, and there are only a few small towns around to visit such as Cascia and Norcia. I found the road going up the mountain pretty scary at first - you get use to it.

In terms of food shopping, there is a small store in town, however, I would recommend going to Carrefour in Cascia which is pretty close. This type of information should have been provided at the residence but was not.

I would also recommend bringing a GPS and a map when driving in Italy, it will save you a lot of time.

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