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|
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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 outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden|
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).
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.