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Living in a Medieval Tower

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 en-suite bedrooms, Modern comforts in a medieval tower with elevator

The newly restored medieval Torre di Manciano sits on the ruined city wall of the small hill-top town of Trevi, between the cities of Assisi and Spoleto.

All mod-cons of small lap pool and a hot tub, overlooking the valley all the way to Spoleto, a roof terrace with 360 degree views, a peaceful haven amidst the bustle of Trevi with a 1 minute walk to the bars and popular restaurants of this foodie haven combine to offer the most perfect holiday for all lovers of Italy and its rich culture. Two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms on the 2 upper floors of the tower allow you to drink your morning coffee on the roof terrace with far-reaching views, a third bedroom is in the guest house in the stunning garden stocked with roses and sweet jasmine, overlooking the fountain and lap pool.

A comfortable dining room with kitchen and large dining terrace allow for slow Italian lunches sheltered from the midday sun and the evening terrace overlooking the Spoleto valley allow for tasty bbqs and imbibing of many a bottle of Sagrantino wine on balmy evenings. For those who require further stimulation, drink a glass of Prosecco in the hot tub on its own terrace overlooking the twinkling lights in the valley overlooking Spoleto or hide away in the snug, our hole in the city wall with its cinema sized tv screen and DVDs to suite any taste .

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Helen Lanzer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Helen Lanzer

Helen Lanzer (house restorer) and Stephen Solomon (family doctor) have made Trevi their part-time home and only rent it to special guests for a few weeks a year when they are not in residence.

The tower is very much a home and we would like to extend a very warm welcome to you.

Helen Lanzer purchased this house in 2012

Why Helen Lanzer chose Foligno area

We found this spectacular medieval tower on the internet and fell in love with its quirkiness.

It has taken us 3 years to restore and modernise, but we feel we have created a beautifully comfortable home in an incredible edifice. Come on, how many medieval towers have you stayed in?

What makes this house unique

When we were looking for a holiday home we had five "must-haves" - a spectacular view, a pool, easy access to an international airport, proximity to a town with restaurants and an airfield for our tandem plane. Never thinking we could achieve all, we were amazed to find our tower. It ticked every box, apart from the pool, and we soon changed that!

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay in the tower was delightful, the tower is beautifully restored, well appointed and very comfortable, the gardens, pool and hot tub were great to relax in after a day's sightseeing and the views from the terrace and roof top were amazing! Helen was very helpful and provided great advice on local restaurants. The tower and the lovely town of Trevi provide a wonderful base for day trips to places like Assisi, Perugia, Spoletto and Montefalco. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing experience...

  • 5 of 5

This property offers so much.... A delightful village on your doorstep with delicious food, pretty walks and regular fairs, a wonderful secret garden with a divine lap pool, flowers, herbs, tomatoes and the best figs ever and a fun house with something on every level! A restful, fun holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your glowing review. Please come again and try staying in October when all the festivals take place in Trevi. That way you get to try all the local produce, truffles, the famous "black" celery from Trevi, olives and wine.
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Location

From the Owner

We found this spectacular medieval tower on the internet and fell in love with its quirkiness. It has taken us 3 years to restore and modernise, but we feel we have created a beautifully comfortable home in an incredible edifice. Come on, how many medieval towers have you stayed in?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 39 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Roma, Piazza Mazzini, Trevi at 20 Metres Nearest Train : Trevi at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vecchia Posta, Piazza Mazzini, Trevi at 100 Metres Car: recommended

The Piero della Francesca Trail, Perugia Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds for Theatre and Classical Music, Assisi, Sagrantino di Montefalco Wine Route, Truffle hunting in Norcia, Rome, Florence and Siena all within easy driving distance.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

When we were looking for a holiday home we had five "must-haves" - a spectacular view, a pool, easy access to an international airport, proximity to a town with restaurants and an airfield for our tandem plane. Never thinking we could achieve all, we were amazed to find our tower. It ticked every box, apart from the pool, and we soon changed that!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 220 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 in guest house - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bathroom 4 is also the laundry room on the ground floor
  • En-suite shower rooms with WC, shower, basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 in garden guest house - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Large double sofa bed
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom with double bed & en-suite shower room on 6th floor with elevator. Bedroom Two with double bed & en-suite shower room on 5th floor with elevator. Bedroom Three with double sofa bed in garden guest house with en-suite shower room.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed

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