About the home
Santa Caterina is a 17th century amazing stone Umbrian house once belonged to the diocese of Todi set in a large (7 hectares) and beautiful countryside made of olive tree grove, orchards, a proprietary oak wood and a relaxing garden with a characteristic swimming pool and a hot tub. Being such a big property, the maximum of privacy is guaranteed.
The surroundings are very interesting for the natural beauty of the region and for wine and food. The farmhouse is located in the area of the famous wine Sagrantino di Montefalco, made from a native grape variety among the most precious Italian wines. Moreover, Santa Caterina is a perfect base for exploring lovely medieval towns such as Bevagna and Montefalco, in addition to the more traditional touristic destinations such as Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto, etc. It is also suitable for day-trips to adjacent regions of Tuscany and Latium.
The farmhouse sleeps 11 comfortably with 5 en-suite bedrooms.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Cots (4), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Santa Caterina interiors are particularly suitable for groups (families or friends) thanks to a 60 square meter living area with comfortable sofas, TV set, DVD player, music area and a large table. There is an eat in wide kitchen and broad and chill eat on terrace.
All the rooms have a private bathrooms. Furniture is simple and essential, according to country lifestyle.
The farmhouse is situated on a quiet road, at 10 minutes driving from a shopping area (bar, restaurant, supermarket, pharmacy) and 5 minutes walking from the tiny medieval village of Gaglietole.
Further details outdoors:
It’s possible to walk nearby the house, through our private wood, orchard, olive grove. It’s also possible to walk along a creek that flows close (50m) to the property.
There is a a solarium between swimming pool and Jacuzzi with 6 sunbeds.
There are 2 terraces, private outdoor pool (unheated), private heated Jacuzzi (8 seats), private garden, children playground, private wood, private parking.
There is also a perfect functioning wood stove to make your own pizza and bread.
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests should arrive between 3pm and 5pm. We are pleased to welcome our guests on arrival . We advise guests NOT to book flights that arrive in the evening as this often causes problems with car hire and guests getting lost in the dark.
We are pleased to offer you a welcome pack.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Check-out by 10am.
There are 4 cots for children under 4.
Smoking is not permitted indoor.
Refundable breakages deposit of €250 required on arrival, to be refunded at your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
Bookings are secured by bank transfer deposit (please contact the owner for the International Banking Account Number and the Bank Identifier Codes). 25% of rental fee due 2-3 days after your booking to secure it.
Swimming pool is open from May to October. Heated Jacuzi always available.
The Umbria region
True heart of Italy both geographically and spiritually, for millennia the Umbrian region has had a crucial strategic role for its location halfway between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic sea coasts and the proximity to Rome. Travelling Umbria, the “green region” of Italy, is a journey full of surprises. If you are you fascinated by landscapes and campaniles, fertile fields and picturesque woodlands, towns and villages with ancient palaces, churches and towers, Umbria is the right place to go. The extraordinary balance between nature and human activity has created impressive landscapes amongst the most beautiful in Italy.
Umbria is always enjoyable all over the year, depending what you are looking for. The list of places to visit is endless. In Easter period, a multitude of spiritual places do offer traditional religious events. In May and June, you can choose either to laze about the garden and the pool in the evening looking both at the spectacular show of hundreds of firefly and the gorgeous starry sky, or to enjoy local village genuine food festivals. In the higher summer months there are plenty of events to enjoy such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto (very popular arts festival of music, theatre and dance), or Umbria Jazz, attracting big celebrities from all around the world (book your tickets in advance!). September and October are perfect months to visit the most beautiful medieval towns in the world with not too hot weather and too many tourists around but, nonetheless plenty of cultural and musical events to be enjoyed. And when it is time to sit at the table, every period of the year is the right one: you will find a solid culinary tradition, simple yet tasty, based on what the land has to offer. The gourmets will also be able to feast on the black truffle of the Norcia region, exported from Umbria all over the world.
The Perugia / Collazzone area
Collazzone is a pleasant Umbrian town, at the top of a hill (469m above sea level), halfway between Perugia and Todi, overlooking the central part of the Tiber Valley.
Here lived two important figures of Christianity: Blessed Simon and Jacopone da Todi.
Umbria is among the smallest Italian regions, allowing you to reach every place of interest in less than one hour driving. Nonetheless, in the immediate surroundings of Santa Caterina (from 10 to 30km) you will find small medieval towns and villages, artistic gems which have maintained their original aspect. Just to mention a few: Bevagna, famous for the historical commemoration of the medieval lifestyle; Montefalco, famous for the Sagrantino wine ; Deruta, famous for its ceramics; Ripabianca famous for its cashmere and pottery; and of course the medieval Todi, considered among the best places to live in the world for quality of life.
NATURE: The very close Parco del Sole (http://www.parcodelsole.com/) is an ideal spot for nature friendly groups. The park extends a distance of 4 km along a stream for a while. A lush flora with 300 species of animals living in a habitat along with a comprehensive set of services (BBQ, pic nic areas, bar, football field).
Lake Trasimeno: Italy's largest non-Alpine lake, ideal for bird watching, has got also an authentic fishing community (San Feliciano) on the east coast, with fishing boats where fishermen sit and mend their nets.
For canoeing, climbing, paragliding, hang gliding, trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, canyoning and rafting visit www.asgaia.it
For golf visit www.golfclubperugia.it
How to get there
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Possible to fly with Ryanair from London Stansted to Perugia, just a twenty minute drive from Santa Caterina. Ryanair also flies to Rome Ciampino as does Easyjet. Other airports within driving distance are Ancona (2 hours) Forli ( 3 hours) and Florence (3 hours).
The journey from Rome is one hour forty five minutes. From the airport take the GRA around Rome following signs to Firenze. Leave the GRA at Uscita 10 still following signs for Firenze. Once on the A1 do not exit until Orte. Then take the E45 (ss3bis) following signs for Cesena and Perugia. Exit the E45 at Ripabianca. Then turn right and you will find a shopping mall called "Le Due Torri". We will wait you there!
Activities near Perugia
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Aug 2012
We spent one week in Santa Caterina this summer and we had a great time! I still remember the intake of breath when we drove into the grounds of the house. It's beautiful - typically Italian,... more
01 Aug 2011
A terrific casale for interior and well being staying... Amazing location, very friendly owners, comfortable interior design, nature all around and a relaxing jacuzzi directly close to the stars...... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||€ 1550||€ 270||€ 270||2 Nights|
|Spring||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1750||€ 300||€ 300||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 2000||€ 360||€ 360||2 Nights|
|Autumn||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 1750||€ 300||€ 300||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||€ 1800||€ 360||€ 360||2 Nights|
|Spring||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 2000||€ 400||€ 400||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 2250||€ 480||€ 480||2 Nights|
|Autumn||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 2000||€ 400||€ 400||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 11|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||€ 2000||€ 450||€ 450||2 Nights|
|Spring||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 2250||€ 500||€ 500||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 2500||€ 600||€ 600||2 Nights|
|Autumn||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 2250||€ 500||€ 500||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekly rental includes all taxes, electricity up to 330kwh, water & hot water, weekly change of linen, towels and final cleaning.
NOT INCLUDED: heating, air conditioning/electricity over 330 kwh (cost per kwh is € 0,70).
We can accept payments by bank trasfer (please contact the owner for the International Banking Account Number and the Bank Identifier Codes) or by cash. Refundable breakages deposit of €250 required on arrival, to be refunded at your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
Bookings are secured by bank transfer deposit. 25% of rental fee due 2-3 days after your booking to secure it.Enquire now
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