About the home
A small complex of family run apartments situated on the hill below the etruscan village of Bettona, opposite Assisi(approx 12km).La macina di Bettona is an ideal base for, either visiting the many historical towns and villages of Umbria and Southern Tuscany,or for just relaxing by the pool set in the olive grove.
The farmhouse is divided into 3 apartments with the possibility of renting a fourth apartment within the grounds.
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IL Maurilio is a large ground floor apartment,with wheelchair access.The apartment has 2 double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room.There is a second large shower room, suitable for disabled guests.Both bedrooms have french windows opening out on to the garden area leading down to the pool,with a furnished patio for al fresco eating.This patio area is reserved for use by guests staying in Il Maurilio.
The kitchen is fully fitted with an oven/hob,fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The separate dining room/lounge which has maintained many of the original features,is very spacious,and has a double settee bed.
In the front garden there is a BBQ,whilst the pool and children's play area are situated at the bottom of the footpath below the apartment in the olive grove.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
This apartment has disabled access and a large shower room equipped for disabled guests.The front garden is flat but there is a gentle slope down to the pool area.
Laundry room with coin operated washing machine and ironing facilities for use by guests(not suitable for wheelchair access).
Equipment for small babies can be requested when booking at no extra charge.
All bedroom,bathroom and kitchen linen provided.
Electricity, gas and water consumption included in price plus end of stay cleaning.
Central heating available at extra cost.
Further details outdoors:
The farmhouse is set in spacious grounds that are shared by the 3 apartments,however each apartment has its' own entrance and own furnished patio for outdoor eating ,close to the BBQ area.There is a children's play area in the olive grove below the 7m x 15m pool.
The swimming pool is open from approx 25th May to 30th September.2010
Swimming caps must be worn in the pool.
Central heating charged on consumption.
Reduced rates at certain times of the year. Please contact owner.
The Umbria region
Umbria, better known as the green heart of Italy has so very much to offer to whoever decides to visit.Be it for a cultural holiday or just a peaceful break away from it all.This region is steeped in history offering the visitor an incredible number of beautiful and historical places to visit and enjoy. Assisi, Todi,Montefalco, Spoleto to name but a few.
The balmy summer evenings are enlivened by the numerous village festas held throughout the region.These festas are great fun for allthe family and all offer great traditional food at reasonable prices.
The Perugia / Bettona area
The etruscan village of Bettona is situated high up on the hill, enclosed within the walls,looking towards Assisi, Perugia and Spello.
Within easy driving distance there are so many things to see and do.
For example, why not eat out, very reasonably at one of the local festas,or just enjoy the music.
Try the medieval festival " Il Mercato dell Gaiete" at Bevagna held in June,Umbria Jazz or Spoleto Festival both held during July or one of the many local festas held in August and September. Try a guided bus trip around Perugia.
Plenty of sports to try in the area Golf, riding, tennis and a little further a field rafting and rock climbing
The village of Passaggio(2km) offers all the services needed to enhance your stay, e.g well stocked supermarket, petrol station, bank, bakery, take away. Assisi, the home of St Francis is just a 15minute drive away, whilst Spello, Bevagna, Perugia,Orvietro as well as many other towns, are all within easy driving distance.
How to get there
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-Cheap flights available with Ryanair 4 times a week from to Perugia Airport(Approx 20km)
-Alternatively fly to Pisa(approx 2.5 hours by car) or either of the 2 Rome airports(approx just over 2 hours by car)
Try Ryanair,Easyjet, BA or Alitalia for flights.
-Car hire available when booking flights or prebooked at destination airport
Activities near Perugia
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
21 Oct 2012
22 friends and relatives from Australia were invited to celebrate a 70th birthday in Italy and La Macina di Bettona was chosen for the venue. It was absolutely perfect. Liz made the initial booking easy by answering questions promptly and expertly. Midst many of her talents she speaks fluent English and Italian. All couples had their own beautiful apartment with ensuite bathroom, lounge and cooking facilities. The whole estate, owned by Roberto and his family is absolutely spectacular and beautifully managed, both inside the apartments and outside in the gorgeous landscaped gardens. Upon our arrival Liz had arranged for us to have dinner in the restaurant which is on the property, and where we all met Roberto and his family. A beautiful family and a wonderful host. Our Italian dinner was superbly prepared and presented by Roberto's family. The grandchildren spent many hours in the sparkling clear swimming pool. There were many highlights on our trip, especially visiting centuries old hill-top towns, Montefalco, Spello, Assisi, Bevagna, Perugia, all of which were close to the property. Roberto taught us to play Bocci which proved to be most enjoyable. A wonderful holiday and a perfect place to relax.
22 Sep 2012
We stayed one week during August and were made to feel extremely welcome by Roberto and Liz. As 2 families with 3 children we had plenty of room in the spacious Il Maurilio apartment ( the large bedroom was still spacious even with the addition of 2 full size single beds). The apartment had everything we required and was beautifully clean with plenty of towels and bedding. The living area was spacious and cool during the day but we spent most time outside, either on the terrace or by the pool. The pool area was beautifully kept with plenty of seating for all the guests. The apartment was close to the pool so it was easy for the children to return there as required. We thoroughly enjoyed the barbeque provided by Roberto, a lovely relaxed evening.
Booking was easy, thanks to Liz, who offered excellent advice on the choice of apartment to best suit our requirements. It was a thoroughly relaxing holiday in a lovely environment.
02 Sep 2012
We stayed two weeks in this wonderful place during July, and by the end of our stay we had already decided that this would not be our last visit to La Macina di Bettona... As a familiy of 4 (kids aged 3 + 6) we had plenty of room in the spacious Il Maurilio appartment and enjoyed the proximity to the great pool area with the most amazing view towards Assisi. Worth noticing is that the pool is not that suitable for the youngest as it is pretty deep. But the stairs leading down the water makes up for water play for the smallest of kids. You also find a small playground near the pool area. Everything is very clean and nicely kept, and everywhere you have the wonderful smell of lavendar and rosemary. Roberto and Liz are extremely helpful with all sorts of requests and you feel very welcome. Don't miss out on the Wednesday barbeque where you get to sample the best of the local cuisine in a nice and informal manner. The walk up to Bettona is pretty steep and not really recommendable for younger kids so you do need a car to go shopping etc. Plenty of opportunities both in the nearby village of Passagio and larger supermarkets near St Maria degli Angeli. What we found really great about Umbria is that it is not that crowded by tourists so if you are looking for calm beautiful small villages and a small piece of heaven at La Macina you should look no further (if you can only manage to get a booking as this place have many devoted fans that return year after year).
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Apr 12||26 May 12||£ 650||-||-||Flexible|
|26 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||£ 700||-||-||Flexible|
|6 Oct 12||18 Dec 12||£ 575||-||-||Flexible|
|18 Dec 12||8 Jan 13||£ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|8 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 515||-||-||1 Night|
|29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 680||-||-||3 Nights|
|12 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Night|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 710||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 640||-||-||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are per apartment per week and include all bathroom,bedroom and kitchen linen.Electricity,gas and water consumption plus final cleaning are also included.Heating payable depending on usage.
High season bookings only available from Sat to Sat.Shorter stays available in low/mid season.Please ask re nightly rates.
A 30% non refundable deposit is payable on confirmation of booking,payable by credit card or bank draft in euros. The balance is payable on arrival.
Prices may be subject to change at owner's discretion.
We offer price reductions at certain times of the year. Please contact owner.Enquire now
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