Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
A modern apartment in the medieval village of Castello delle Forme, set in the middle of picturesque and traditional Umbrian agricultural landscape. The 2-bedroom apartment (1 double and 1 single) has stunning views of the surrounding countryside, sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves, and the town of Deruta and the city of Perugia. The apartment is furnished in a contemporary style with all mod cons, offers a balcony and bbq for alfresco dining and a shared pool (please check availability of the unheated pool if booking out of the summer season as it is closed from early September to late May/early June). There is plentiful parking in front of the apartments and also a designated garage. It is the perfect spot to take a relaxing holiday and is an ideal base to explore all that Umbria and Tuscany has to offer. Within easy distance are the stunning cities/towns of Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio and Todi. All of which are no more that an hours drive , Perugia itself is a 20-minute drive. Florence and Rome are also close enough for a day trip and Lake Trasimeno is also a popular nearby tourist spot.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno - an easy drive away|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 10 km, Nearest railway: Perugia 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
This is a spacious and contemporary apartment, ideal for a couple or a couple with one child. It has central heating and air conditioning. The lounge has a sofa and arm chair. The kitchen is fully equipped and can seat 4. Tv and DVD in loungem washing machine in the bathroom. Towels, pool towels and bedding are provided free of charge.
We own another 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor so we can accommodate larger groups or may be available if this apartment is booked. We have a highchair and travelcot available so please let us know if you require the use of them so we can ensure they are left in the correct apartment. Please bring your own bedding for the travel cot as this isn't provided.
|Further details outdoors||
The balcony offers alfresco dining and stunning views, there is a bbq provided. The shared pool tends to be very quiet as most of our neighbours are Italian residents. There are sun beds stored in the apartments garage. There is parking in front of the apartments and a garage space for secure parking.
The view overlooks Italian countryside, but the centre of the village is only a short walk away and has a small cafe. Only 1.5K away is San Valentino which has a cafe/bar, pizzeria, restaurant, children's park, petrol station, pharmacy and supermarket.
Changeover day is Sunday. This is flexible, please contact owner for details.
Apartment is available from 4pm on arrival day (wherever possible changeover will happen before arrival day in which case apartment will be available earlier, owner will advise).
Apartment must be vacated by 10am on departure day.
Pool is seaonal only, closed September to end of May/June.
The Umbria region
Umbria is the heart of Italy, the only region that neither borders the sea or another country. It is Italy's most rural region with beautiful rolling hills, sunflower fields, olive groves and vineyards. The countryside is dotted with atmospheric medieval villages, towns and cities.
Umbria hosts more festivals than any other region of Italy including Perugia's Jazz and Chocolate festivals. There is also plentiful outdoor activities such as walking, hiking and cycling.
Unbria has a typically Mediterranean climate. Winter lows of about 5-10 degrees and summertime highs in the 30's.
Castello Delle Forme is an ideal base to explore the delights of Umbria and Tuscany. Local restaurants offer fine dining or a local family run experience. There are nearbyl vineyards, which offer tours and tastings.
Perugia is a beautiful medieval city with a stunning central piazza and architecture; it also offers a wide array of museums, churches and galleries. It is also a modern university town with an international and cosmopolitan feel. Perugia offers many festivals. Some of the most famous are the Jazz festival which takes place in July and the October Chocolate festival. There is a great range of Italian and international brands for the fashion lover.
Perugia offers a huge number of bars and restaurants ranging from top end restaurants offering haute cuisine to good value family run pizzerias. All offer delicious fresh and locally sourced ingredients. There are also many bars and gelaterias.
Deruta is a charming typically Italian town, which specialises in ceramics and has an excellent traditional restaurant which serves a typically Umbrian set menu.
Assisi is a beautiful world heritage site, which has hardly changed since the time of it's most famous resident, St Francis. The town offers a multitude of historical and spiritual places of interest.
Umbria is landlocked so the nearest beaches are on either coast about a 2-hour journey away. Lake Trasimeno is Italy's largest natural, non-Alpine lake. It is an idyllic place with beaches and many walking trials. There are several towns on the lakes shores which make a pleasant lunchtime stop or afternoon stroll.
Todi is one of the originators of the slow city and food movement. The town square is one of the most famous in Italy. This beautiful place is well worth a visit.
Florence and Rome are both situated about 2-hours away, making a perfect day trip.