House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Set in the mountains of Umbria, surrounded by quaint little hill top towns, amongst silvery olive groves, vineyards and fields of sunflowers lies CASA CARA. Approximately 30 minutes to the north is the lively but relaxed city of Perugia and the spiritual town of Assisi home of St Francis, 30 minutes to the south is Orvieto famous for its fine wines and magnificent cathedral, or perhaps a day trip to Rome or Florence and combine relaxation with a cultural holiday.
CASA CARA sleeps 5 in a double, a double/ twin, & a single bedroom, with 3 bathrooms . The property has all modern amenities yet with the charm of an Italian home. CASA CARA is surrounded by large open gardens, overlooking the swimming pool, and is set in farmland close to Rotecastello, San Venanzo and the market town of Marsciano.
There is plenty of space for outdoor dining whilst you and your guests watch the sun go down on the terrace.
If you are an early riser have breakfast at the front of the property and watch the sun rise.
Alternatively just laze on your bedroom balcony and watch the mists lift over the hills.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia. 35 km, Nearest railway: Marsciano 4 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground Floor;: Spacious living room with dining area, open fire, LCD TV, DVD player, CD player, large library of books, DVDs & CDs, and free WiFi access.
Living room has double patio doors allowing stunning views from inside and leading to the large private terrace area with purpose built BBQ. The kitchen is new with fitted appliances and views to the front gardens.
Ground floor; single bedroom with large shower room and downstairs toilet.
First Floor: Two large fully furnished bedrooms, one double, and one twin/double both en-suite with large double wardrobes for each room.
Private balcony on back bedroom overlooking the pool with magicial views.
All windows fitted with Mosquito Screens.
Linen, towels and pool towels supplied.
|Further details outdoors|
Dining on the large private terrace overlooking the swimming pool, furnished with a locally crafted marble table and chairs.
On the side terrace is a purpose built BBQ with additional seating area.
A choice of reclining seats or sunbeds.
Private underground parking and additional parking by the perimeter wall.
Electrically operated entrance gate with remote control.
Large gardens to front, side and rear of the property.
SWIMMING POOL: Opens End of May to mid September.
The Umbria region
Within a short drive of CASA CARA is Perugia, famous for its university for foreign students founded by Mussolini, and its international jazz festival in July. Immerse yourself in the culture of Perugia with its splendid architecture, art galleries and musuems. Further on for the spiritually minded Assisi has been welcoming its pilgrims since the middle ages. This is the home of St Francis christianity's best known saint.
Terni to the south is home to the most publicised attraction the famous waterfalls. Several painters have captured them and Byron & Dickens all waxed lyricial about the Cascata Marmore. Further along is the church of San Stefano home of Le Mummie di Ferentillo.
For outdoor activities Lake Trasemino Italy's largest non-Alpine lake provides the perfect habitat for a wide variety of birds San Feliciano on the east coast of the lake has an authentic fishing community, the harbour is dotted with fishing boats where fishermen sit and mend their nets. For canoeing, climbing, paragliding, hang gliding, treking,horse riding, mountain biking, canyoning and rafting visit www.asgaia.it . For golf visit www.golfclubperugia.it
Visit Deruta 15 minutes from CASA CARA famous for its ceramics. Ripibianca famous for its cashmere and pottery.
Spoleto in June and July is the popular venue for the arts festival of music, theatre and dance.
Lago di Piediluco has a medieval village to the side of the lake, follow the road around to the beach and hire a pedalo or take the two hour boat trip on the 'ecoboat' this will tour the lake without disturbing the wild life.
There is a market almost ever day in one of the many towns in Umbria. Tuesdays & Saturdays Perugia (Via Ercolano) (Mondays Marsciano), (Tuesday Gubbio), (Wednesday Spello ), (Thursday Citta de Castello), (Friday Spoleto)
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21 Jul 2013
Casa Cara is equipped with absolutely everything you could want and has a very homely feel. The views are incredible and the pool kept our 3 boys busy and very happy. Perfectly located to visit the many historic towns in Umbria yet only a 5 minute drive to all the amenities in Marsciano. Very friendly and helpful owners who really have provided everything you could need. I can highly recommend this delightful villa.
8 Jul 2012
Just returned after a 7 day break in Casa Cara. Had a fantastic time. Beautiful home with everything you could possibly want provided. Location is great for touring around with lots to see within an… More
11 Oct 2011
"We had a truly fantastic holiday at this house up on the hills."
The house Casa Cara was really well kitted out with everything you could possibly need on a holiday from information leaflets to all mod-cons and impecably clean. Views stunning, weather great and truly magical towns to explore.. So so many lovely resturants in and around the area to visit, yet a gem of a house to relax and unwind at the end of a day. Great pool and sunbeds to unwind with lavender bushes wafting our cares and stresses away... So many beautiful towns and villages in and around the area to see and experience the friendleness of the local people... The owners of the house Julie and Fergus O Neill were so helpfull and did provide everything to make our holiday a truly great one, as we were very sad to leave, coming back is a must.. Such a well kept property!!
6 Sep 2011
"This is a "class"place to get away from it all!"
I have stayed at casa cara for the last 5 yrs in succession.My only regret every year is having to leave it!The peace and tranquility of the place are palpable at once and yet one has easy access to b… More
20 Aug 2011
"Superb Italian retreat"
We spent a week in this charming villa, set in idyllic and tranquil countryside. The journey from Perugia airport was very easy-we received clear instructions from the owners prior to arriving. The … More
1 Jun 2011
"A real home from home with stunning views"
Actually the second time we have visited Casa Cara, having visited Casa Cara in the Summer of 2009 - the ONLY time my husband and I have ever booked to go to the same place two years running!The owner… More
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