Casa delle Rose is a beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse with a self-contained apartment on the ground floor in the heart of green Umbria. Set amidst olive groves and vineyards near the picturesque village of Canalicchio, Casa delle Rose offers spectactular views over the gentle Umbrian hills with sunsets and starry nights that have to be seen to be believed.
Traditional chestnut beams, handmade terracotta floors, fireplaces and white-washed walls all add to the glorious ambience and the virtually chlorine-free 5x10m pool offers cool respite from hot summer days.
Major cultural centres like Assisi, Perugia and Todi are half an hour away and Rome and Florence less than two hours. It takes a mere 10 minutes to reach the ceramics capital of Deruta. The nearest restaurant is within walking distance.The owners Michael & Sophie, who live on the top two floors of the house, speak English, Italian, German and some French and will be delighted to help you make your stay in Italy a truly memorable one.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimene 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome/Ancona/Pisa/Perugia* 200 km, Nearest railway: Marsciano 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious and generously equipped self-contained apartment is on the ground floor of the farmhouse and combines the best of traditional Umbrian style and the comforts of modern living. It consists of a large living/dining room with a large log fireplace and a modern fitted kitchen (complete with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave and a dishwasher), 2 large double bedrooms, one of which can be turned into a twin on request, each with its own bathroom with shower.There is satellite TV and an extensive library of books and DVDs. (Wireless) broadband internet access is available. The apartment has its own private covered loggia with access to the pool and garden and all the windows are fitted with fly-screens.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set within a beautiful garden with olive trees. There is also a wide variety of fruit trees - figs, apples, pears, plums etc, an orto (vegetable garden) and herb bed. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit and use the herbs, and there is never a need to buy tomatoes during the summer season!
The swimming pool is open from mid May - end September.
Holidaymakers seeking culture will delight in Casa delle Rose's unbeatable location in the centre of Umbria - "The green heart of Italy' - a region of stunning beauty dotted with medieval walled towns steeped in history.
Umbria's capital and famous university town Perugia is 30 minutes away, splendid Todi only 20 and St Francis' Assisi about 40. There are many small towns worth a day trip: Montefalco, Bevagna, Spello or the gourmet mecca of Norcia, to name but a few. Between the months of May and October, Umbria is brimming with local festivals. Highlights are Spoleto's world-renowned celebration of the arts "Festival dei Due Mondi", Perugia's mouth-watering chocolate festival in honour of the "Bacio" and Gubbio's spectacular Candle Race.The quiet country lanes around the house are perfect for walking and mountain biking to work up an appetite for lunch at a colourful local trattoria and Alvaro, a friend of the owners who manages a large country estate nearby, can arrange for horse-riding, truffle-hunting (in season), Italian cookery classes, fishing, tennis and archery. There are two excellent restaurants within walking distance of the house.